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Cannabis users could be more tolerant to anesthesia agents

Researchers from Colorado have found that people who regularly use cannabis are more likely to be tolerant to anesthetic agents and may require higher doses to achieve same effects as non users.
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Scientists create a functioning 3D printed heart

Researchers from Tel Aviv University have engineered the world’s first perfectly functioning, immunologically, cellular, biochemically and anatomically matched 3D printed heart.
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Understanding User Experience: Exploring Participants’ Messages With a Web-Based Behavioral Health Intervention for Adolescents With Chronic Pain

Background: Delivery of behavioral health interventions on the internet offers many benefits, including accessibility, cost-effectiveness, convenience, and anonymity. In recent years, an increased number of internet interventions have been developed, targeting a range of conditions and behaviors, including depression, pain, anxiety, sleep disturbance, and eating disorders. Human support (coaching) is a common component of internet interventions that is intended to boost engagement; however, litt...
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Integration of Rehabilitation Activities Into Everyday Life Through Telerehabilitation: Qualitative Study of Cardiac Patients and Their Partners

Background: Implementation of cardiac rehabilitation has not been optimal, with patient participation rates below 50%. Factors that contribute to cardiac patients’ lack of participation in rehabilitation programs are patient motivation, logistical difficulties in getting to the rehabilitation facilities, lack of psychosocial elements, and individualization of activities in the rehabilitation programs. Telerehabilitation has been proposed as a new way to address the challenge of engaging and moti...
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Midwives’, Obstetricians’, and Recently Delivered Mothers’ Perceptions of Remote Monitoring for Prenatal Care: Retrospective Survey

Background: The Pregnancy Remote Monitoring (PREMOM) study enrolled pregnant women at increased risk of developing hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and investigated the effect of remote monitoring in addition to their prenatal follow-up. Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the perceptions and experiences of remote monitoring among mothers, midwives, and obstetricians who participated in the PREMOM study. Methods: We developed specific questionnaires for the mothers, midw...
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Ro, a direct-to-consumer online pharmacy, reaches $500M valuation

Venture capitalists have valued direct-to-consumer telehealth business Ro at $500 million with an $85 million Series B financing, sources confirm to TechCrunch. The fresh round of funding comes seven months after Ro — widely known for its men’s health brand Roman, a cloud pharmacy for erectile dysfunction — made headlines with an $88 million Series A.  Ro didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The company’s outsized Series A, led by FirstMark Capital, was used to launch and scal...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Medicine, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, WeWork, FirstMark Capital, General Catalyst, Telemedicine, Benchmark, Slow Ventures, Initialized Capital, Manual


New opioid rules have limited effects on chronic pain patients

Doctor and patient concerns that new state opioid prescribing rules would force chronic pain patients off their medication have not materialized, health officials say. In 2017, the Legislature mandated that five health-care professional boards and commissions adopt the new rules for prescribing opioids earlier this year. The new rules primarily set limits for short-term prescribing […]
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Spring is upon us. A little celebration of the details.

Like splinters in one’s soul – other people’s beliefs, feelings, emotions and trauma…Healing is the cleansing off all of the collective scum to pure awareness without conditioning. Wash off the samsara….drop the stories… let go of the interpretations ...
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Does running cause arthritis?

In general, physical activity is important in maintaining your health. Many people falsely believe that running can cause arthritis but research show that this isn’t necessarily true. In reality, walking, running or strenuous exercise can significantly decrease risk of any knee osteoarthritis. Doctors are still trying to understand how running can improve knee arthritis, with […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Orthopedics, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


Bill to outlaw most abortions in Alabama to get hearing

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers are set to hold a public hearing Wednesday on legislation before a House committee that seeks to outlaw almost all abortions in the state, what critics call one of the most extremely anti-abortion proposals in the country. The bill would make performing an abortion a felony, punishable between 10 […]
Tags: Health, News, Alabama, Nation, House, Bill, MONTGOMERY Ala AP


Senior’s weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Does an older friend or relative have a hard time hanging up on telemarketers? Or get excited about a “You’ve won a prize” voicemail? New research suggests seniors who aren’t on guard against scams also might be at risk for eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease. Elder fraud is a huge problem, and Monday’s […]
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APOE gene impacts sleep depending on gender and severity of Alzheimer's

The gene most often associated with risk of Alzheimer's Disease impacts sleep depending on gender and the severity of Alzheimer's in a patient, suggests a study led by researchers at the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science.
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Drug lowers kidney failure risk in diabetic patients, study finds

A new landmark clinical trial shows that a drug lowers the risk of kidney failure by a third in people with Type 2 diabetes and kidney disease.
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World's first 3D heart printed using patient's own cells and biological materials

In a major medical breakthrough, Tel Aviv University researchers have "printed" the world's first 3D vascularised engineered heart using a patient's own cells and biological materials.
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Scientists investigate processes that lead to neuronal death in ALS patients

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is an incurable disease of the central nervous system. In most cases, ALS is fatal within a short period following diagnosis.
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Researchers uncover cellular resistance mechanisms to BRAF inhibitors in melanoma

Melanoma is one of the most aggressive types of skin cancer, but recent advances in targeted therapies have improved the prognosis for many patients. Unfortunately, for some patients these positive outcomes are not long lasting, due to the development of drug resistance and tumor recurrence.
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Autism Is But One Part of a Complex Personality Structure

April is Autism Awareness Month. To review: Autism is one of the five pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) listed in the DSM 5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) which provides diagnostic guidelines for mental health professionals. Autism is characterized by difficulties in social interactions, a narrow and particular range of interests and repetitive behaviors. Although it is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, research has yet to identify the differ...
Tags: Psychology, Communication, Disability, Autism, Autism Spectrum, Asperger Syndrome, Silicon Valley, Polio, Stereotypes, Stigma, Max, Aspergers, Asperger, DSM, Elly, Anti-vaccination


New study sheds light on how extreme temperature hampers spermatogenesis in insects

The scientific community has long held an understanding about the effect of temperature on sperm production in mammals, but this new study sheds light on how spermatogenesis in insects is hampered at extreme temperatures.
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Mulvaney: Trump brought down drug prices for the first time in 50 years

President Donald Trump announced last month that the GOP will become “the party of health care,” and news reports suggest he intends to make it a top issue in his reelection campaign.
Tags: Health, Gop, Donald Trump, Trump, Mulvaney


Duration of thrombectomies proves crucial in success of the procedure

The "Stroke Belt" refers to the swath of states in the Southeast where rates of stroke death are high, and according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control, South Carolina comes in at number six for the nation's highest rates of stroke death.
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New Medicare reimbursement rules provide some relief to safety-net hospitals

New Medicare reimbursement rules provide some relief to safety-net hospitals, shifting the burden of financial penalties toward hospitals serving wealthier patient populations, according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
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UTA scientist receives $1.17 million grant for cancer research

A scientist's research at The University of Texas at Arlington could lead to more effective, targeted treatment of cancer cells--adding to the University's diverse array of projects focused on advancing health and the human condition.
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Rheumatoid arthritis patients likely to experience cardiovascular benefits from statins

Results from a large clinical trial indicate that patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to experience the same level of cardiovascular benefits from statins as other individuals, without additional risks.
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Telemedicine and access: Leave no patient behind

Telehealth, using video to have an acute medical care visit, puts some of the power of choice back into our patient’s hands. To best frame telehealth and its use cases, the National Quality Forum published a report in 2017, outlining the following four buckets which I find especially useful with evaluating programs and interventions: access […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Mobile Health, Primary Care, PA NP, CRNA, National Quality Forum


Neuronal mechanisms underlying formation and retrieval of cocaine-associated memories

The environmental context in which addicts experience the rewarding effects of cocaine can readily elicit cocaine-associated memories. These memories persist long after abstinence and trigger cocaine-craving and consumption.
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Help for picky eaters from a reformed picky eater | Spawned ep 149

This week’s Jacky Lamenzo is a health coach with a focus on picky eating, to help make mealtime less stressful. We like that while we’ve gotten some great picky eater tips in the past, Jacky has a more kid-centered approach, focusing on how kids feel, and why some of the “tricks” we try as parents […]
Tags: Health, Food, Podcast, Parenting, Shopping, Healthy Living, Jacky, Cooking for Kids, Food + Recipes, Spawned Podcast, Jacky Lamenzo


HOW CAN FENG SHUI HELP YOU GET PREGNANT?

HOW CAN FENG SHUI HELP YOU GET PREGNANT? Chakra Fertility BraceletAt Our Fertility Shop Click here Feng Shui can be used to attract baby chi for pregnancy. Feng Shui was originally developed in China and it is considered both an art and a science. If you are wondering exactly what feng shui means, the word "feng" means wind, and the word "shui" means water. It is thought that our spaces are filled with energy or "Chi". One goal is to make sure that your living area has...
Tags: Health, China, Infertility, Feng Shui, Sandy Robertson


Study: Microdosing LSD for 1 month was followed by improved mood, productivity

A recent study collected the self-reports of more than 1,000 people who microdosed LSD or psilocybin regularly for about a month.The results showed that most people experienced more positive moods, less depression and increased productivity.These results are preliminary, and microdosing remains an under-researched area. None Microdosing psychedelic drugs on a regular basis might be a safe way to improve your mood and productivity, according to a new study published in the Journal of Psychoactive...
Tags: Productivity, Mental Health, Medical Research, Innovation, Consciousness, Silicon Valley, Albert Hoffman, James Fadiman, Fadiman


Jackie Robinson Day

April 15 marks the day in 1947 when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball. The executive who signed him with the express purpose of combating racism was Branch Rickey, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers. I share a hometown with Branch Rickey — Portsmouth, Ohio — and was always reminded of his legacy because I played high school baseball in Branch Rickey Park (pictured below). To me, Branch Rickey’s role in this story is sweet irony. White supremacy was strong in my home...
Tags: Health, Cnn, Racism, Brooklyn, Civil Rights, Portsmouth, Infertility, Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Dodgers, Rickey, Brooklyn Dodgers, Portsmouth Ohio, Racial Reconciliation, Jackie Robinson Day, Branch Rickey



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