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Study finds link between recreational marijuana legalization and increase in junk food purchase

It's an infamous pop culture portrayal. After smoking marijuana, the main characters in the movie go on an epic junk-food binge, consuming mass quantities of chips, cookies, and whatever other high-calorie, salt-or-sugar-laden snacks they can get.
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Engineer to develop drug-filled hydrogel to repair the damaged heart

After a heart attack, the cells in the heart muscle cannot get enough nutrients and oxygen to survive, so they die. A structural support network in the heart's wall can help those cells regenerate, however, two enzymes that break down the network are naturally increased after a heart attack, leaving the heart in a fight for its life.
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U.S.-funded initiative associated with reductions in maternal and newborn mortality in Indonesia

A U.S.-funded initiative to improve quality of care and referrals during pregnancy and childbirth in Indonesia resulted in significant reductions in maternal and newborn mortality at participating hospitals, according to a new study led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Life for a child with a rare disease is a grueling roller coaster ride: A mom explains

Three years ago, I wrote about my daughter Sarah being diagnosed with a connective tissue disease known as hyper-mobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, one of 13 variations of this rare condition. Sarah Rightmire works on school work while waiting for a doctor, Feb. 25, 2019. (Photo by Karen Kelso) Sarah Rightmire tries to distract herself while doing a GI motility test at CHOC, June 7, 2018. (Photo by Karen Kelso) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Sarah Righmtire falls aslee...
Tags: Health, Facebook, News, Obamacare, California, Sport, Soccer, Ariana Grande, Newcastle, Local News, Orange County, Baltimore, Ducks, Sarah, Southern California, Anaheim


Sharing administrative pain might give us more joy in medicine

I’m still trying to figure out what happened. I don’t want to be put on suicide watch by the wellness office. It definitely began during our weekly noontime mindfulness session. I came in late, furtively signed in (gotta make that metric) and slipped into a back corner seat. I went zero to REM in 10 […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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TV chef Tom Kerridge's five tips for a healthier lifestyle

The Michelin-starred chef lost nearly 12 stone after he decided he needed to turn his life around.
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Different kinds of loneliness – Having poor quality relationships is associated with greater distress than having too few

Loneliness not only feels bad, experts have characterised it as a disease that increases the risk of a range of physical and psychological disorders. Some national prevalence estimates for loneliness are alarming. Although they can be as low as 4.4 per cent (in Azerbaijan), in other countries (such as Denmark) as many as 20 per cent of adults report being either moderately or severely lonely. However, there's no established way of identifying loneliness. Most diagnostic methods treat it as a one...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, US, Society, Mental Health, Depression, Innovation, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Emotions, Dublin, Loneliness, BPS Research Digest, Trinity College, Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric Epidemiology


It’s a new era for fertility tech

Women’s health has long been devoid of technological innovation, but when it comes to fertility options, that’s starting to change. Startups in the space are securing hundreds of millions in venture capital investment, a significant increase to the dearth of funding collected in previous years. Fertility entrepreneurs are focused on a growing market: couples are choosing to reproduce later in life, an increasing number of female breadwinners are able to make their own decisions about when and ho...
Tags: Health, Startups, Y Combinator, Instagram, Berlin, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Linkedin, Tech, Paypal, Venture Capital, Women's Health, Glow, Sequoia Capital, Max Levchin


The 3 Psychological Pillars of Personal Development Systems

I have spent a decade studying personal development systems in conjunction with psychological paradigms for mind management. Some approaches I looked into were weird and mystical, like the Silva Method, Lazaris, Abraham Hicks and A Course in Miracles , others were more socially acceptable like Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy, while some were widely applied in clinical settings like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Eye Movement, Desensitization and...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Mindfulness, Spirituality, Consciousness, Perception, Personal Development, Personal Growth, Projection, Martin Seligman, Memory And Perception, Seligman, Reality testing, Sense of agency, Therapeutic Psychology, Lazaris Abraham Hicks


Digital Problem-Based Learning in Health Professions: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by the Digital Health Education Collaboration

Background: The use of digital education in problem-based learning, or digital problem-based learning (DPBL), is increasingly employed in health professions education. DPBL includes purely digitally delivered as well as blended problem-based learning, wherein digital and face-to-face learning are combined. Objective: The aim of this review is to evaluate the effectiveness of DPBL in improving health professionals’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and satisfaction. Methods: We used the gold-standard...
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Influences on the Implementation of Mobile Learning for Medical and Nursing Education: Qualitative Systematic Review by the Digital Health Education Collaboration

Background: In the past 5 decades, digital education has increasingly been used in health professional education. Mobile learning (mLearning), an emerging form of educational technology using mobile devices, has been used to supplement learning outcomes through enabling conversations, sharing information and knowledge with other learners, and aiding support from peers and instructors regardless of geographic distance. Objective: This review aimed to synthesize findings from qualitative or mixed-...
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Officials see no link between miscarriage risk and flu shots

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say further research has not found a miscarriage risk for women who get annual flu shots. Two years ago, a puzzling study found women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots. So experts urged more research. This week, Centers […]
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A plastic surgeon explains the dangers of the Brazilian butt lift

The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a procedure that enhances the buttocks through fat transfer. Excess fat is harvested from other areas of the body including the abdomen, hips, lower back and thighs through liposuction. BBL is a popular procedure for those seeking to enhance their bodies. However, with the recent reports of patient deaths […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Expectations and Anger Issues Connected with Stress

Is it wrong of me to expect my wife to come through on her words given me on her own with out me asking for it and if not get angry? Example she asked me to pay rent starting 2nd month our lease (even tho before we got the place we agreed to split it 2/3 me 1/3 her) cuz as she says I make more money even though my business almost went bankrupt a few month before (now is better but still isn’t easy which costs me a lot of stress) and offered in exchange to pay for all house bills and groceries an...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Relationships, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Anger, Frustration, Family Therapist, Shared Responsibility


New mobile skin bioprinting system to treat large wounds or burns

Imagine a day when a bioprinter filled with a patient's own cells can be wheeled right to the bedside to treat large wounds or burns by printing skin, layer by layer, to begin the healing process. That day is not far off.
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To Stop Worrying So Much, Deflate Your Own Ego

I know from neurosis. Seconds before writing this post, I heard “Hey Soul Sister” come up on our office’s playlist. I saw a visitor sitting someone from outside the company sitting in the lobby, and my bad broken brain thought, Oh no, what if she’s here for an interview and thinks our company is the kind of place…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Mind Hacks, Mistakes, Negativity, Lifehacks, Negative Thinking, Bad Habits


Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ ‘Medicare-for-all’ debate: Who’s going to pay

House Democrats, led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), have formally introduced their "Medicare-for-all" legislation.
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Protein content of tumors correlates with treatment response and survival in glioma patients

Brain tumors vary widely in how they respond to treatment. However, early assessment of therapy response is essential in order to choose the best possible treatment for the patient.
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Breakthrough software tool tracks activity of neurons in real time

Tracking the firings of individual neurons is like trying to discern who is saying what in a football stadium full of screaming fans. Until recently, neuroscientists have had to tediously track each neuron by hand.
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Research provides evidence for greater reliance on terrestrial bipedalism by human ancestors

The oldest distinguishing feature between humans and our ape cousins is our ability to walk on two legs - a trait known as bipedalism. Among mammals, only humans and our ancestors perform this atypical balancing act.
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Scientists shed light on the history of Zika virus in Thailand

The circulation of the dengue virus for the past sixty years in South-East Asia is relatively well known. For Zika, the situation is much less clear.
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Here’s why pediatricians ask about trauma and violence

As a behavioral pediatrician, I see children with behavior problems. Kids with aggression, kids who have been kicked out of multiple daycares or schools and kids who are not doing well at home or school. One of the things I always look for are clues as to why. Behaviors, while stressful, are not a diagnosis. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


Research reveals how metabolites can be used to inhibit epigenetic mechanisms and treat MS

Understanding and mitigating the role of epigenetics (environmental influences that trigger changes in gene expression) in disease development is a major goal of researchers.
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'Better weather, better pay': German hospital looks to lure UK's Polish nurses

Advert offering the ‘security of an EU state’ hopes to lure nurses worried about life in the UK post-BrexitA German hospital is trying to poach Polish nurses working in the UK, advertising jobs in English-Polish newspapers encouraging them to “come back home”.Dr Tobias Pott from the University Hospital of Düsseldorf said the move was motivated first and foremost by a lack of nurses in Germany, but that they also felt it was sensible to appeal to a community of nurses in the UK who may be conside...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Germany, Eu, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Britain, Nursing, Poland, Brexit, Tobias Pott, University Hospital of Düsseldorf


Extra weekend sleep cannot repair the damage from sleep-deprived work week

Think sleeping in on the weekend can repair the damage from a week of sleepless nights? Not so, according to University of Colorado Boulder research published today in Current Biology.
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Association between OSA and cardiovascular diseases in women

In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Special Issue on Women's Cardiovascular Health, Volume 3, Number 4, 2019, Guest Editor Gladys P. Velarde) pp. 421-434(14); DOI https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2017.0064, Nimeh Najjar, MD, Peter Staiano, MD and Mariam Louis, MD from the University of Florida, Department of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, USA consider obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease in women.
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Pesticides, other environmental pollutants advance progression of ALS

While exact causes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) remain unknown, new research shows pesticides and other environmental pollutants advance the progression of the neurodegenerative disease.
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Healthy premature babies can succeed at breastfeeding, shows study

Researchers have determined that healthy premature babies can have as much success breastfeeding as full-term babies.
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Stress controllability mitigates the negative effects

In individuals, stress exposure in adolescence increases vulnerability and risk of developing psychopathologies in adulthood, such as drug addiction, mood, anxiety, addiction to gambling, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, etc.
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