'I thought my twins just had a cold at first'

When Stephanie Elderton's twin boys caught a cold, she never imagined that one of them would end up in intensive care.
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6 Ways Social Media Negatively Affects Mental Health

You're reading 6 Ways Social Media Negatively Affects Mental Health, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. When was the last time you were with family or friends and didn’t check your Facebook or Instagram feed? When you’re at a nice restaurant, do you pay more attention on clicking a picture of the food than eating it? When you upload photos, do you feel stressed if you don’t get a s...
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Pregnancy Over 40, Not just luck Was getting pregnant over 40 just the luck of the Irish? Well, not for me...I'm not in the least bit Irish.  But in honor of St. Patrick's Day, I thought I'd talk a little bit about luck. I sometimes hear: "Boy you were lucky to have a baby at your age". Actually I agree to a point. If you think about all the things that have to come together to get pregnant and carry a baby to term, there's a bit of luck no matter what your age. Was it a sur...
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FDA hiding some medical device failures This is interesting as FDA has a secret list of some medical device failures
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How Tom Brady and Lebron James can change your patients’ health

As medical professionals, one of the most challenging things to do is to motivate a patient to make changes in their lives. We passionately want the best for our patients, and it is sometimes so difficult for us to be able to connect with and inspire them to take the next step on a path […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Obesity, Tom Brady, Lebron James, Primary Care, Conditions, Cardiology, PA NP, CRNA

With lawsuits looming, OxyContin maker considers bankruptcy

The company that has made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin said Wednesday that it is considering legal options including bankruptcy, a move that could upend hundreds of lawsuits claiming it had a major role in causing the U.S. opioid drug crisis. “As the company has stated, it is exploring and preparing for any number […]
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Bill passes to ban abortions based on gender, disability

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Republican-led legislature has given final passage to a bill that would ban abortion for women seeking to end their pregnancies because of the gender, race or disability of the fetus. Soon after the Senate sent the bill to the state’s anti-abortion governor, Republican Matt Bevin, the American Civil Liberties Union […]
Tags: Health, News, Kentucky, Senate, Bill, Matt Bevin, American Civil Liberties Union, Frankfort, Ky AP

Kansas conservatives vote to condemn New York’s abortion law

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The conservatives who dominate the Kansas Legislature voted Wednesday to tell New York’s leaders just how much they hate the Empire State’s new law expanding abortion rights, ignoring Democrats who called the endeavor a toothless waste of time and money. The Kansas House voted 85-38 on Wednesday to approve the resolution, […]
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Why You Should Express Your Sadness

No one likes to feel sad. Sorrow can be hard to contend with and it can seem like it will never go away. Many of us try hard to push those emotions down and ignore them. But ignoring feelings doesn’t make them go away, and trying to do so can often lead to bigger problems down the road. The truth is that you can’t really push emotions out of the way and get rid of them. It simply doesn’t work that way. Trying to do so is generally a matter of distraction and avoidance. Once the distraction...
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Pledge to end your fear of death and end-of-life care

Are you or a loved one aging, perhaps with a chronic heart or lung condition that limits daily activities? Do you have an older parent in a nursing home or who needs assistance with daily living activities? If so, read on and make the pledge. As physicians, we see death every day. We see death […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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I Think I Need a Therapist’s Opinion

I’ve noticed recently that my mood and mindset can change so quickly. I know I struggle with depression already, but this is seems differently. Almost like bipolar, but short episodes. I can be having a great time with friends, but suddenly just breakdown and start crying. Or I could be absolutely fine and just something can trigger my brain and I’ll be weeping and clawing at my skin, in bouts or depression and anger. It’s really quite confusing for me. I’m not sure if this is just regular depre...
Tags: Psychology, General, Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Mood Swings

The FDA proposes further restrictions to sales of flavored e-cig products

The FDA has drafted for the regulation of e-cigarettes, particularly with regards to flavored nicotine products. The first big change is that the FDA has bumped up the application due date by one year for FDA approval of flavored products. Manufacturers of all flavored ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery system) products will now have to submit premarket applications by August 8, 2021. The second change is introducing a new compliance policy with regards to flavored ENDS products. At the time t...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Facebook, Government, Tech, Fda, Juul, Altria, National Cancer Institute, Sharpless, Gottlieb, Ecig, Juul Labs, Ned Sharpless

Researchers define pathway that helps us make antibodies

Our bodies are continuously concocting specific antibodies to thwart invaders like a virus or even pollen, and scientists have new information about how the essential production gets fired up and keeps up.
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Blunting emotional component associated with pain

Chronic pain involves more than just hurting. People suffering from pain often experience sadness, depression and lethargy. That's one reason opioids can be so addictive -- they not only dampen the pain but also make people feel euphoric.
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Gluten, lactose in drugs? Study raises questions about risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man with celiac disease felt sicker after starting a new drug, but it wasn’t a typical side effect. It turns out the pills were mixed with gluten the patient knew to avoid in food — but was surprised to find hiding in medicine. A new report says pills often contain so-called […]
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Scientists back temporary global ban on gene-edited babies

NEW YORK (AP) — An international group of scientists and ethicists on Wednesday called for a temporary global ban on making babies with edited genes. It’s the latest reaction to last November’s announcement that gene-edited twins had been born in China, which was widely criticized. Mainstream scientists generally oppose making babies with altered DNA now, […]
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Proposal for global moratorium on editing of inherited DNA is met with criticism

Researchers and ethicists, including the scientist who pioneered and patented CRISPR gene-editing technology, are calling for a global moratorium on human germline editing -- changes made to inherited DNA, the genetic material in sperm, eggs or embryos that can be passed on to the next generation.
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What Is Hyperemesis?

Amy Schumer has thrown up 980 times since she became pregnant, she told a New York Times reporter. She has hyperemesis gravidarum, and just a few years ago, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, had the condition too. Read more...
Tags: Health, Amy Schumer, Pregnancy, New York Times, Nausea, Lifehacks, Vomit, Kate Middleton Duchess of Cambridge

Gene-editing babies: Call to pause humanity-altering research

Leading scientists call for a temporary ban on research to "re-engineer the human species".
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Why do patients call me by my first name?

For the past several years, I have been befuddled by patients calling me by my first name (Sara) instead of my professional title (Dr. Jones). At first, I ignored this, but as it became more common, I started telling some of these patients that I preferred being called Dr. Jones rather than by first name. […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Jones, Sara, Physician, PA NP, CRNA

Hospital reviews 48 nurses, pharmacists over dosages, deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio hospital system where an intensive-care doctor is accused of ordering painkiller overdoses for dozens of patients says it has put more employees on leave and changed key leaders at the hospital where nearly all those deaths occurred. Mount Carmel Health System said Wednesday that 48 nurses and pharmacists under […]
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Lynn Enright Destroys Myths About the Female Body

In her new book Vagina: A Re-Education, Lynn Enright (journalist and “accidental vagina specialist”) is debunking the myths, theories and lies that many women grew up believing. From gender bias in sex education to pain, pleasure, pregnancy and beyond, Enright explores the female body and the experience of living inside one—with many personal anecdotes. Enright spoke with Kelly Pigram about the book, which is fascinating …
Tags: Health, Books, Gender, Science, Design, Education, Anatomy, Sex, Reading, Culture, Bodies, Linkaboutit, Enright, Kelly Pigram, Lynn Enright, Vagina: A Re-Education

Study sheds light on brain function associated with anhedonia

Researchers have identified changes in brain connectivity and brain activity during rest and reward anticipation in children with anhedonia, a condition where people lose interest and pleasure in activities they used to enjoy.
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Simple urine test can rapidly detect preeclampsia

Researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital have found that a simple urine test can rapidly detect one of the world's deadliest pregnancy-related conditions, which could have a major impact on global health.
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Research details how manganese exposure can contribute to onset of Parkinson's-like symptoms

A new study from Iowa State University biomedical researchers illuminates the biological processes by which exposure to some metals can contribute to the onset of Parkinson's-like symptoms.
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PNAS publishes results of pilot study for early detection of liver cancer

Today, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published the results of a pilot study for early detection of liver cancer in a cohort of HBV carriers, who are at risk for developing this disease.
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Avocado seed extract could be potential source for novel anti-inflammatory compounds

An extract from the seeds of avocados exhibited anti-inflammatory properties in a laboratory study, according to Penn State researchers, and it represents a potential source for novel anti-inflammatory compounds that could be developed as a functional food ingredient or pharmaceuticals.
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Study: Low-risk hip replacement patients can skip standard hip precautions

Low-risk patients undergoing a total hip replacement with a posterior approach can skip the standard hip precautions currently recommended for post-surgical recovery, according to a new study conducted at Hospital for Special Surgery, in New York City.
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New study aims to detect Parkinson's at much earlier stage

A large study jointly led by Queen Mary University of London and UCL aims to identify people at risk of developing Parkinson's, years before the condition is currently detected, with a view to treating and alleviating it at a much earlier stage.
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'How my life turned around with new treatment'

A pioneering hospital has abandoned the practice of restraining mental health patients, with dramatic results.
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