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Source of Mystery E. Coli Outbreak That Sickened Over 100 May Be Ground Beef

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it was investigating a mysterious multistate E. coli outbreak that sickened more than 70 people. The outbreak has since been linked to more than 100 cases, but the CDC said information it has collected so far appears to point to a source: ground…Read more...
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The 10 Items I Always Keep in My Gym Bag

Leave the excuses at home!
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How the influence of a grandfather affects this physician

I remember Grandpa Larry’s visits remarkably vividly. He would lumber into the house hunched over, grunting loudly and reeking of cigarettes. He was unshaven and haggard, with wild grey-black hair streaking out horizontally from the sides of his head. He would rock and turn uncomfortably until he could find a chair, then once seated would […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Increase in measles cases nationally has doctors, public health officials on alert

An uptick in measles cases in California and other parts of the country, coupled with resistance to vaccines, has physicians and public health officials concerned that a potentially fatal disease, which was declared eradicated in the United States nearly two decades ago, might create a public health crisis. As of Wednesday, April 10, 21 measles cases have been reported in California including one in Los Angeles County. On Wednesday, Long Beach health officials announced that a person recently tr...
Tags: Health, New York, News, California, Mexico, New York City, Israel, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, United States, Judaism, Long Beach, Bill De Blasio, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, New York State


Judge slaps Anaheim UHSD with financial sanctions in Kennedy High sex abuse case

An Orange County Superior Court judge issued financial sanctions against the Anaheim Union High School district Friday for failing to turn over files related to a lawsuit by former Kennedy High School girls water polo players who allege they were sexually abused by an assistant coach after school employees ignored allegations of sexual misconduct against the coach. In addition to the financial penalties, Judge Robert Moss also gave the Anaheim UHSD 20 days to turn over files related to former Ke...
Tags: News, California, Sports, California News, Sport, Earnest, LA River, Mental Health, Soccer, City Council, Local News, Orange County, Kennedy, High School Sports, Moss, Owens


Caesarean babies have lower level of 'good' gut bacteria, study shows

Research suggests surgical delivery may make babies more prone to respiratory infectionsBabies delivered by caesarean section are slower to acquire certain types of “good bacteria” in their gut and have higher levels of potentially problematic bacteria than those born vaginally, researchers say.A study of more than 100 babies showed that those born vaginally had a very different make-up of their gut microbiome (clusters of gut microbes), potentially making caesarean babies more prone to respirat...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Pregnancy, Health & wellbeing, Microbiology


Senior Living: ‘The United States of Stress’ and what to do about it

By David W. Hart, Ph.D.  Contributing writer On a recent Sunday, I was scrolling through the plethora of television and movie options available to me on Apple TV and came across a documentary on HBO titled “The United States of Stress.” The program is moderated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN fame and explores the empirical science that makes one finding abundantly clear: Americans are dying as a result of chronic stress. The documentary explores the possible causes of what has become a sobering cont...
Tags: Apple, Health, Hbo, Uncategorized, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, United States, Local News, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Everyday Health, Torrance, Sanjay Gupta, Redondo Beach, Senior Living, Top Stories Breeze


Hospital ICU patients with non-brain-related injuries may have undetected cognitive deficits

A new study led by Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute has found that most patients entering hospital intensive care units (ICU) for non-brain-related injuries or ailments also suffer from some level of related cognitive dysfunction that currently goes undetected in most cases.
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Reducing smoking among Medicaid recipients by 1% could result in $2.6 billion savings

Reducing smoking, and its associated health effects, among Medicaid recipients in each state by just 1 percent would result in $2.6 billion in total Medicaid savings the following year, according to new research by UC San Francisco.
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AI-based technique traces the shapes of active neurons faster than a human can

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed an automated process that can trace the shapes of active neurons as accurately as human researchers can, but in a fraction of the time.
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Growth hormone acts directly on the brain to conserve energy when the body loses weight

Researchers at the University of São Paulo in Brazil have discovered that growth hormone (GH), which stimulates skeletal maturation and linear bone growth, as well as helping maintain tissue and organs throughout life, also acts directly on the brain to conserve energy when the body loses weight.
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Discovery of biomarkers could lead to new, better treatment options for heart disease

Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide, but identifying those at high risk remains difficult. EU-funded research has helped identify new biomarkers that will improve diagnosis and lead to new and better treatment options.
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Electrostimulation can improve working memory of people in their 70s, study shows

In a groundbreaking study published in Nature Neuroscience, Rob Reinhart, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at Boston University and BU doctoral researcher John Nguyen, demonstrate that electrostimulation can improve the working memory of people in their 70s so that their performance on memory tasks is indistinguishable from that of 20-year-olds.
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He's a disabled Gulf War veteran with a new purpose: save birds nearly wiped out by pesticides

Robert Vallieres hikes for miles, often three times a week, climbing to reach cliffs and quarries, just to get a glimpse of his beloved birds.
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Potential new therapeutic approach identified for neuroblastoma tumors

Research led by Michael Lan, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, found that a compound named 5'-iodotubercidin (5'-IT) suppresses the growth of neuroblastoma cells and identified a potential new therapeutic approach for the disease.
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Researchers observe correlation between abnormal proteins and aggressive behavior in dementia

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have together with American colleagues studied deceased patients who were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or frontotemporal dementia.
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Research group develops extremely sensitive pancreatic cancer diagnostic method

Thus, the prospects for early pancreatic cancer detection are of enormous importance. Innovation Fund Denmark has just granted 13.1 million kroner for new and promising pancreatic cancer diagnostic technologies.
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New app can predict likelihood of developing incisional hernia after abdominal surgery

A new app can predict the likelihood that a patient will develop an incisional hernia following abdominal surgery, using big data to potentially help address a problem effects one out of every eight of these surgical patients.
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Coalition vows to 'break the curse of youth suicide' with mental health package

Coalition promises $42m on mental health initiatives for young and Indigenous AustraliansThe Coalition has pledged a further $42m on mental health initiatives for young and Indigenous Australians, on top of $461m in the budget for mental health and suicide prevention.Of the new funding, $22.5m will be spent on research grants to help find better treatments for mental health problems and $19.6m on the Indigenous advancement strategy to prevent suicide, particularly in the Kimberley. Continue read...
Tags: Australia news, Mental Health, Coalition, Australian politics, Indigenous Australians, Labor party, Western Australia, Skin Cancer, Kimberley Continue, Australian election 2019, Indigenous AustraliansThe Coalition


Does Time Really Fly When You’re Having Fun?

If you’re a parent, chances are you might recall a long road trip with your family when you’ve been on the road maybe all of ten minutes, and you hear that dreaded question from the back seat: “Are we there yet?” Time passes slowly for children, especially when they’re anticipating something (as in their vacation destination), or when they’re bored. So you suggest that your child read a book or watch a video. Or you play travel games with them. You know, to make the time go by faster. We know...
Tags: Psychology, Happiness, Neuroscience, Perception, Dopamine, Memory And Perception, Cognitive Psychology, Neurotransmitter, Memory Formation


Unreliable diagnostics for fish allergy testing

James Cook University scientists in Australia have found material commonly used for fish allergy testing is unreliable - potentially putting lives at risk.
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Baby born last year weighing less than a soda can heads home for the first time

Baby Connor was born a tiny preemie in July, weighing just 11 ounces — about the size of a human heart and lighter than a can of soda. He went home to Connecticut this week in what doctors called a triumph of medicine and the human spirit. It was extremely rare, they said, for an […]
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A medical student grew up without health insurance. Here’s why that matters.

I’m constantly awed by the fact that I get to be part of one of the best hospitals in the world, especially because as a kid, I grew up without health insurance. These were the days before the Affordable Care Act; there was no penalty for going without health coverage. As a non-citizen, I was […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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New minimally invasive technique to help men regain erectile function after prostate cancer surgery

Melbourne surgeons have modified a minimally invasive technique to help men regain erectile function lost after prostate cancer surgery.
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Jack Ma lauding overtime work culture: "996"

To survive at Alibaba, you need to work 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, billionaire Jack Ma demanded. He endorsed the industry’s notorious 996 work culture -- that is, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 6 days a week.“By following the ’996’ work schedule, you are risking yourself getting into the ICU [Intensive Care Unit]” according to a description posted on the “996.ICU” project page. Read more here:https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/jack-ma-draws-controversy-by-lauding-overtime-work-culture-1.1243536 Posted at C...
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New genetic treatment removes antibiotic resistance from bacteria

Jane and Aatos Erkko foundation has awarded University of Jyväskylä'sAcademy Research Fellow Matti Jalasvuori's research group 255 000 euro grant for investigating the conjugative transfer of anti-antibiotic resistance genetic elements.
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FDA approves new treatment for adults with metastatic bladder cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Balversa (erdafitinib), a treatment for adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic bladder cancer that has a type of susceptible genetic alteration known as FGFR3 or FGFR2, and that has progressed during or following prior platinum-containing chemotherapy.
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YOUR BODY IS STILL YOURS DURING INFERTILITY!

Fertility Treatments Over 40 Or Any Age, On e Woman's Perspective I frequently write about my experience with fertility treatments and how I felt like I was losing control.   It seems like I just turned my body over to the doctors and other health professionals rather than making this my journey to conceive.  In retrospect, it wasn't until I attracted my baby into my life that I got pregnant.  Here is an essay from Amelia Jones which is very insightful.  Read more: If we allow our bodies...
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Juul launches a pilot program that tracks how Juul devices get in the hands of minors

Juul Labs is today launching a pilot for its new Track & Trace program, which is meant to use data to identify exactly how Juul devices wind up in the hands of minors. Juul vaporizers all have a serial number down at the bottom, by the Juul logo. However, it wasn’t until recently that Juul had the capability to track those serial numbers through every step of the process, from manufacture to distribution to retail to sale. With Track & Trace, Juul is calling upon parents, teachers and law enforc...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Facebook, Instagram, Government, Tech, Fda, Houston, Juul, Scott Gottlieb, Juul Labs, Ashley Gould, James Monsees, Track Trace


Meet the yogi who specializes in all-male naked yoga classes for gay and bisexual guys

Dan Carter is the owner of Danimal Yoga, where he recently began leading all-male naked yoga classes geared towards gay and bisexual men.
Tags: Health, Lifestyle, Yoga, Dan Carter, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Goods, Prepared, Danimal Yoga, Naked Yoga



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