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Estrogen can affect surrounding brain cells to promote triple-negative breast cancer metastasis

Triple-negative breast cancers are more likely than other breast cancer types to metastasize and are especially likely to go the brain in younger women. Researchers have tested various hypotheses to explain this danger.
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Protecting against ‘invisible threat’ that affects cancer care workers

Chemotherapy drugs are lifesaving to cancer patients, but these toxic drugs are hazardous to the health care workers who come into contact with them. Despite the risks, many health care workers do not use recommended personal protective equipment such as gloves or gowns when handling chemotherapy.
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Motion-powered, fireproof sensor for tracking firefighters in burning buildings

McMaster researchers, working with partners at other universities, have created a motion-powered, fireproof sensor that can track the movements of firefighters, steelworkers, miners and others who work in high-risk environments where they cannot always be seen.
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Association found between rise of European populism and vaccine hesitancy

There is a significant association between the rise of populism across Europe and the level of mistrust around vaccines, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London.
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Failty evaluation can help determine patient's physical fitness for nonurgent operation

Frailty, a decline in function and resistance to short-term stress that typically occurs in old age, is linked to more complications after an operation among adults of all ages, according to researchers of a large new study published as an "article in press" on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website in advance of print.
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Newly developed bioluminescence sensors pave way for drug discovery

Canadian researchers, working in partnership with Brazilian colleagues, have developed 13 bioluminescence sensors for use in testing the effectiveness of new medical drugs in the laboratory.
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Protein signaling in embryos is far more complex than previously thought

How cells in developing embryos communicate depends a great deal on context, according to scientists at Rice University.
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New insights into peripartum cardiomyopathy 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. 403-408(6); DOI: ttps://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2017.0066 Dmitry Yaranov, MD and Jeffrey D. Alexis, MD from the College of Medicine, University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA and the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA consider peripartum cardiomyopathy.
Tags: Health, Gladys P Velarde, Dmitry Yaranov, Jeffrey D Alexis, University of Rochester Rochester NY USA


Flaws and limitations in cardiovascular risk prediction and stratification 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. 329-348(20); DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2017.0068 Sonia Henry, MD, Rachel Bond, MD, Stacey Rosen, MD, Cindy Grines, MD and Jennifer Mieres, MD from the Hofstra School of Medicine, Manhasset, NY, USA, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA and The Katz Institute for Women's Health, Lake Success, NY, USA consider ...
Tags: Health, Gladys P Velarde, Sonia Henry MD Rachel Bond MD Stacey Rosen, Cindy Grines, Jennifer Mieres


Evaluation and management of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction 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. 409-420(12); DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2017.0062 Juan R. Vilaro, MD, Mustafa Ahmed, MD and Juan M. Aranda Jr. MD from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA consider heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.
Tags: Health, Mustafa Ahmed, Juan R Vilaro, Gladys P Velarde, Juan M Aranda Jr


Patient attacked 3 Western State Hospital nurses in 6 months, lawsuit says

The lawsuit says the patient had a history of “sexually assaulting and targeting female staff” and that the hospital knew and didn’t address it appropriately
Tags: Health, News, Local News, Northwest, Western State Hospital


A professor is accused of stealing a student's invention to make millions

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has filed a lawsuit against a former professor, alleging that he stole and sold his graduate student's research for $1.5 million.
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UK Health Service Chief Says 'Fake News' on Social Media Contributes to Increase in Measles Cases

NHS England chief Simon Stevens is among the many officials publicly addressing the wave of social media campaigns spreading dangerous misinformation about vaccinations amid ongoing preventable outbreaks.Read more...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, NHS, Simon Stevens, Vaccinations, Vaccines, Measles, Antivaxxers, Anti Vaccination, Social Media Contributes


Non-medical transportation for postpartum moms is a necessity

This past June, California’s Department of Healthcare Services went live with the implementation of its non-medical transportation (NMT) benefit. NMT is described by the National Health Law Program as “transportation provided to access medically necessary services, which is provided by ordinary forms of transportation (public transportation, taxi, or any other forms of public or private […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more....
Tags: Health, California, Policy, OB/GYN, PA NP, National Health Law Program, CRNA, Department of Healthcare Services


Measles outbreak in Pacific Northwest about half of U.S. cases

The number of cases in Vancouver, Washington, is 68 — more than 40 percent of the number reported nationwide since Jan. 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.
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How to Begin Journaling for Stress Relief

The therapeutic benefits of journaling have been scientifically proven. Journaling can be an effective tool for stress management, the processing of difficult emotions, and creating personal growth. It has also been linked to important health benefits like decreasing the symptoms of asthma, arthritis, and other health conditions, increasing cognitive functioning, increasing the immune system, and counteracting the negative effects of stress. If you were curious about it, but aren’t quite sur...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Self-help, Anxiety, Creativity, Journaling, Anderson, Anxiety And Panic, National Council of Teachers


The A.I. Diet

Forget government-issued food pyramids. Let an algorithm tell you how to eat.
Tags: Food, News, Artificial Intelligence, Diabetes, Cheesecake, Diet And Nutrition, Wearable Computing


Do physicians have a right to be forgotten?

When we all lived in villages, knowing individual merchants allowed you to identify and avoid the cheats. As we urbanized, brand names became the reputational marker. But when you are dealing on the internet, where no one “knows you’re a dog,” what guarantee do you have? A case involving a Dutch physician who argued that […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Surgery, Practice Management, PA NP, CRNA


February Recap

February. The doldrums of the year. Some of my favorite people have birthdays in February, and there is always an awesome Superb Owl party, but beyond that, this month is so grey and dreary. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get recapped. Let’s start with my non-sports-related goals. I set a goal to cook one new recipe a month. I give myself half a point on this one. I didn’t cook any new recipes, but I tried out Hungry Root, which is a meal prep delivery deal, except it’s pret...
Tags: Health, Fitness, Uncategorized, Kim


5 steps clinicians can take to get back to their patients

This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. According to the 2018 Medscape National Physician Burnout Report, 42 percent of physicians are burned out. Of the doctors in that group, 56 percent place the blame squarely on the plethora of tasks they find themselves performing instead of being involved in actual patient care. Practicing medicine isn’t cutting […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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When Your Teen is Struggling with Anxiety

Since she was 10 years old, Sophie Riegel felt like something was off. “My friends all seemed so carefree. And I had the weight of the world holding me down.” Riegel writes these words in her beautiful, invaluable new book, Don’t Tell Me to Relax: One Teens’ Journey to Survive Anxiety (And How You Can Too). Shortly after, in middle school, Riegel was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), trichotillomania, generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. As a parent, you a...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Parenting, Disorders, Self-help, Anxiety, OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Adolescence, Mental Health And Wellness, Anxiety And Panic, Panic Disorder, Children And Teens, Natasha Daniels, Daniel, Duke University


The Generation With More Mental Health Problems Than Ever (M)

This generation is under increasing psychological pressure. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Mental Health, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


This Weight Loss Technique Is 100% More Effective

People in the study lost weight without following any particular diet or doing more exercise. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing Wha...
Tags: Psychology, Weight Loss, Jeremy Dean


Gintama - Finding a Time Machine to Move Forward

Back in February 2018, fans of Gintama were expecting a resolution of what was/is one of the funniest manga titles ever and one that outlasted both Naruto and BLEACH. The Silver Soul arc was set to... More after the jump!
Tags: Psychology, Religion, Mental Health, Closure, Manga, Time Machine, Naruto, Moving Forward, Gintama, Psychology Of The Past, Ambiguous Loss


Is it climate change or global warming? How a secret memo shaped the answer

When President Donald Trump uses the term "global warming," or "Global Waming" as he Tweeted in January, he typically uses it to make fun of it. But which term is it, "global warming" or "climate change"? Why there are different terms to describe one phenomenon is an interesting tale marked by political intrigue, secret memos and even a few dirty tricks and the answer to "which is it," may surprise you.
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Newly discovered Alzheimer's genes further hope for future treatments

An analysis of the genetic makeup of more than 94,000 people in the United States and Europe with clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's led to the discovery of four new genetic variants that increase risk for the neurodegenerative disease.
Tags: Health, Europe, United States


Children: An oppressed group.

From "Children's Freedom: A Human Rights Perspective" by Peter Gray, 02/28/19 "In fact, children today are far more deprived of liberty than they were when I was a child more than 60 years ago, or when my  parents  were children 90 years ago.  And children are suffering because of that deprivation.  As I’ve documented elsewhere, children today are suffering at record levels from  anxiety ,  depression , and even  suicide  (Gray, 2011; 2013).   The estimated rates of Major Depressive ...
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Psychology Around the Net: March 2, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers the latest on green spaces and mental health in children, our complex relationships with money, why we’re drawn to conspiracy theories, and more. Enjoy! Does Exposure to Green Spaces in Childhood Lead to Better Mental Health? While growing up in urban areas provides a lot of advantages for kids such as easier access to healthcare, education, and amenities, it also could provide some disadvantages — especially in the form of mental health perks, or ...
Tags: Psychology, Childhood, Kids, Money, Study, Urban, Research, Finances, Alcohol Abuse, Conspiracy Theories, Green Spaces, Brain And Behavior, Children And Teens, Money And Financial, Psychology Around The Net, Health-related


MKSAP: 81-year-old woman with headaches, redness of the face, and itching

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. An 81-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-year history of headaches, redness of the face, and itching. She indicates being otherwise capable of performing her daily activities on her farm. She reports no shortness of breath, chest pain, or difficulty sleeping. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, American College of Physicians, Conditions, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA



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