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The Only Wellness Hack That Makes Sense to Me Is Carine Roitfeld's Dedication to Vodka & Cigarettes

My roommate loves wellness trends—she drinks water and lemon every day, makes kombucha in our apartment, and tries to get me to eat vegetables. I appreciate her efforts to keep me alive, but the only wellness hack I will ever partake in belongs to 64-year-old fashion editor Carine Roitfeld, who credits her youthful…Read more...
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Toxic air will shorten children's lives by 20 months, study reveals

Global air pollution crisis is taking its greatest toll on children in south AsiaThe life expectancy of children born today will be shortened by 20 months on average by breathing the toxic air that is widespread across the globe, with the greatest toll in south Asia, according to a major study.Air pollution contributed to nearly one in every 10 deaths in 2017, making it a bigger killer than malaria and road accidents and comparable to smoking, according to the State of Global Air (SOGA) 2019 stu...
Tags: Health, Asia, China, Environment, Society, World news, Air Pollution, Asia Pacific, State of Global Air SOGA


5 Psychology Tricks that can Help You on Your Job Interview

You're reading 5 Psychology Tricks that can Help You on Your Job Interview, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Yes, while having a job interview, it feels like the interviewer is a God and that just one wrong answer will make him disintegrate you. However, they are just normal people like you. Do you know what that means? It means that they are susceptible to cognitive biases and ...
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Lawsuit: Southern California hospital secretly filmed women

LA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of women are suing a Southern California hospital, claiming they were secretly filmed during medical procedures including having surgery and giving birth. The lawsuit filed last week says female patients were recorded by motion-activated cameras set up in three operating rooms at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa as […]
Tags: Health, News, California, Ap, Nation, Southern California, La Mesa, La Mesa Calif, Sharp Grossmont Hospital


5 Pillars of Health and Wellness Every Hotel Should Consider

General wellness has a holistic nature to it. By learning about our life aspects and how they contribute to our wellbeing, we get an opportunity to enhance our approach to life. Past studies have played an integral role in helping us decide on the best course to follow where our health is concerned. This includes the total time spent checking our phones, how we wrap and store food items and the overall amount of agents consumed by human beings on a single day. When looking at how to design hote...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Facebook, Hotels, Social Media, Seo, Social Media Marketing, Hotel, Social Media Management, Social Media Community, Hotel Social Media, Morch, Global Wellness Institute, Hotels Social Media, Founders Media, Social Media Mastery for Hotels


Can you put me to sleep? Why ER physicians have to say no.

The heavy young man curled on his left side is in the ER for a pain in his backside. The sweaty blue dragon on his chest smells like fear. “It’s an abscess. I’ll have to open it. It’s gonna hurt.” “Can you put me to sleep? I hate pain.” I can. Should I? Remember Michael […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Alyssa Milano leads protest of Georgia abortion ban

ATLANTA (AP) — Actress Alyssa Milano has joined several Georgia-based TV and film industry workers in protesting a “heartbeat” abortion ban awaiting Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s signature. Milano delivered a letter signed by other prominent Hollywood actors to Kemp’s office Tuesday before speaking against the bill. Republican Rep. Dominic LaRiccia confronted Milano in a packed […]
Tags: Health, Hollywood, Television, News, Alyssa Milano, Atlanta, Georgia, Ap, Nation, Kemp, Milano, Brian Kemp, Dominic LaRiccia


FDA proposes new fluoride standard for bottled water

The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing a lower concentration level standard for fluoride in bottled water, yet some scientists and environmental groups believe that the proposed limit is still too high and poses a danger to human health.
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No, David Barton, Vaccines Don’t Contain Parts of Aborted Fetuses

David Barton (left); Eric Metaxas (right) In addition to history, David Barton often tries his hand at distorting other subjects as well. On his Wallbuilders Live program (which is taped) yesterday, Barton said the following about vaccines: This is a big fight that’s going on now with the vaccinations. There’s a whole bunch of people that do not like their kids participating in vaccinations for several reasons. One is that so many vaccinations now contain parts of aborted fetuses. So, just as a ...
Tags: Health, David, United States, Abortion, Catholic Church, Infertility, Mrc, David Barton, Pro-life, Barton, Eric Metaxas, National Catholic Bioethics Center, Anti-vax, Pontifical Academy for Life, NCBC, Walvax


On Stage on the Spectrum

About three years ago, I got an email publicizing a drama school called the Center for Applied Drama and Autism, C.A.D.A. I was instantly interested. A year before, my 10-year-old son Tommy had been diagnosed with autism. I had always wanted him to get into acting because I’d acted as a child, having been in shows such as Gypsy and Fiddler on the Roof at local dinner theaters. Tommy seemed as though he would be a natural because he had the ability to memorize scripts (he was an avid scripter; p...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Drama, Personal, Child Development, Autism, Theater, Stigma, Akron, Children And Teens, Aspergers, Akron Ohio, Tommy, Improvisation, Tommy He, Peer Support


Global Report on Food Crises: Acute hunger affects over 100 million people worldwide

More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger requiring urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance in 2018, according to a new report published today in Brussels.
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A Stroke Risk Detection: Improving Hybrid Feature Selection Method

Background: Stroke is one of the most common diseases that cause mortality. Detecting the risk of stroke for individuals is critical yet challenging because of a large number of risk factors for stroke. Objective: This study aimed to address the limitation of ineffective feature selection in existing research on stroke risk detection. We have proposed a new feature selection method called weighting- and ranking-based hybrid feature selection (WRHFS) to select important risk factors for detecting...
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To Each Stress Its Own Screen: A Cross-Sectional Survey of the Patterns of Stress and Various Screen Uses in Relation to Self-Admitted Screen Addiction

Background: The relationship between stress and screen addiction is often studied by exploring a single aspect of screen-related behavior in terms of maladaptive dependency or the risks associated with the content. Generally, little attention is given to the pattern of using different screens for different types of stressors, and variations arising from the subjective perception of stress and screen addiction are often neglected. Given that both addiction and stress are complex and multidimensio...
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Study highlights effectiveness of group psychological intervention in post-conflict Pakistan

A new University of Liverpool led study, published in The Lancet, highlights the effectiveness of a brief group psychological intervention for women affected by anxiety and depression in a post-conflict setting in Pakistan.
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Physicians: It’s time to let go of perfection

If there’s anything I’ve learned about readers of my site, it’s that you are some of the most accomplished and motivated people on this earth. When I hear about some of the things you’re doing, I’m blown away. Many of you run a successful practice while also being a dedicated parent and partner. People often […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Family behind OxyContin calls opioid suit false, misleading

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts authorities created a false picture of the Sackler family’s role in promoting OxyContin, the Sacklers said Tuesday in their first court response to allegations that individual family members — not just their company, Purdue Pharma — helped fuel the deadly opioid epidemic. The Sackler family says a lawsuit filed by Massachusetts […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Boston, Massachusetts, Ap, Nation, Purdue Pharma, Sackler, Sacklers


How ‘extinction neurons’ help us block out our worst memories

A new study examined how the effects of fear-related memories can be silenced in the brain. Forming new and positive "extinction memories" can help to silence fearful memories.The study found that the hippocampus plays a significant role in "extinction training." None Memories associated with traumatic events can cause unexpected problems in everyday life. A woman with a phobia of dogs might experience a rush of fear when she happens to find herself right next to a dog without a leash in the par...
Tags: Psychology, Ptsd, Medical Research, Innovation, Fear, Drew, Cognitive Science, Nature Neuroscience Extinction, Michael Drew


Scientists identify biomarkers to predict risk of atrial fibrillation

Scientists at the University of Navarra (Spain), in collaboration with clinicians from the University Hospital of Donostia, have identified two biomarkers associated with the risk of suffering atrial fibrillation, a cardiac ailment that affects more than 33.5 million people in the world.
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Gout treatment could potentially reduce complications accompanying metabolic syndrome

The drug colchicine, used to treat the arthritic condition gout, could potentially reduce complications accompanying metabolic syndrome, a combination of high blood pressure, high blood sugar and other conditions that increase the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
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New ebolavirus species found in bats may be more common than previously thought

A recently discovered species of ebolavirus may be more widespread than previously thought and could be hosted by a particular bat species, according to findings published by a University of Arkansas biologist. The ebolavirus species, named Bombali, is one of two currently not known to infect humans.
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Children born into poorer backgrounds show key differences in early brain function, finds study

Children born into poverty show key differences in early brain function - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
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Researchers developing new tests for early detection, monitoring of lupus nephritis

With $5 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health, two University of Houston biomedical researchers are moving the needle on early detection and monitoring of kidney nephritis, or inflammation, in patients who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, known simply as lupus.
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Study reveals new insights into genetic drivers of heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder

A large genomic study of nearly 275,000 people led by Penn Medicine researchers revealed new insights into genetic drivers of heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder, the uncontrollable pattern of alcohol use commonly referred to as alcoholism.
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After GOP resists, Trump defers push for health plan to replace Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned President Donald Trump to hold off action in Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act, telling him to instead take it on the road as a 2020 campaign issue. The two spoke Monday ahead of Trump’s evening tweets suggesting he had moved off his push for […]
Tags: Health, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Ap, Nation, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Trump, Nation & World Politics


Trump defers push for health plan after GOP resists idea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is deferring his push for a Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, taking it on the road as 2020 campaign issue rather than trying to pass legislation on Capitol Hill that even his own party shunned. Trump’s latest tweets punted the promise of a new […]
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UTA researcher working to understand link between cardiovascular disease and depression

One University of Texas at Arlington researcher is working to understand the relationship between cardiovascular disease and depression in a National Institutes of Health-funded project.
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California hospitals see massive surge in homeless patients

Homeless patients made about 100,000 visits to California hospitals in 2017, marking a 28% rise from two years earlier, according to the most recent state discharge data.
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'Inside Edition' host Deborah Norville to have cancer surgery after TV viewer noticed a lump on her neck

The host of a popular American television tabloid show will undergo surgery to remove thyroid cancer, spotted for the first time not by a doctor but by one of her regular viewers. "Inside Edition” anchor Deborah Norville says in the video above that she will soon have surgery to remove a cancerous nodule on her neck first noticed by a fan. “You know we live in a world of see something, say something. And I’m really glad we do," Norville says in the video, posted yesterday to the “Inside E...
Tags: Health, Post, News, Cancer, United States, Usa Today, Picks, Norville, Deborah Norville, Diane -LSB- McInerney


Research identifies genomic risk factor associated with stroke in childhood cancer survivors

Research at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has identified a genomic risk factor associated with stroke in childhood cancer survivors. The findings were announced today at a press conference as part of the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in Atlanta.
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Study suggests HLD200 could provide novel, more flexible alternative to treating ADHD

A new three-part study showed that a delayed-release, extended-release form of methylphenidate could be given to adults in the evening with or without food and would not exert any clinically meaningful effect for at least 10 hours after administration.
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