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Missouri lawmakers approve extreme eight-week abortion ban

The legislation, which is expected to be signed by the governor, echoes even tighter restrictions passed by Alabama this weekMissouri lawmakers on Friday approved legislation to ban abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy, becoming the latest state to put severe restrictions on the procedure.The legislation passed the Republican-led state house of representatives on Friday afternoon after being approved by the senate early on Thursday, and now heads to the desk of Missouri’s Republican governor,...
Tags: Health, Women, Alabama, US news, Missouri, Abortion, Mike Parson Parson


King County woman diagnosed with measles in sixth Western Washington case

All six people spent time at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and the cases point to a common exposure from an unidentified person contagious with measles on April 25, likely in the morning, health officials said Friday.
Tags: Health, News, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Western Washington, Seattle Tacoma International Airport, King County


Parents opposed to comprehensive sex education pull children out of schools, stage rallies across Southern California

Hundreds of parents opposed to California’s comprehensive sex education curriculum staged so-called “SeXXX Ed” rallies outside county education department offices across Southern California, Friday, May 17, demanding the state stop exposing their children to sexual content including conversations about homosexuality and gender fluidity. According to organizers of the statewide protest, parents in 46 out of 58 counties participated and thousands of children were kept out schools across California...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Lausd, Orange County, Riverside County, Thompson, Southern California, American Medical Association, Berry, Liu, Costa Mesa


Should we write that patients are “pleasant” in medical notes?

When writing medical notes, some clinicians include an appreciation of their patient’s personality and disposition in their opening line (the “chief complaint”), or when they’re wrapping up (in the “assessment and plan”), or in both locations. You know — it goes like this: “CC:  Ms. Smith is a very pleasant 62-year-old woman admitted with …” or: “A/P:  To summarize, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Smith, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


The Chris Voss Show Podcast BodyBrew President Kim Kapp

BodyBrew President Kim Kapp BodyBrew.com
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Your Fake Email Isn't Keeping Your Health App Data Private

Apps that store sensitive health data aren’t rare anymore. Besides the apps from my actual health providers (which have to comply with HIPAA laws), I’ve used apps that track my weight, my fitness habits, my mental health, my periods, and more. In many cases, the apps are sharing or selling your data, and it’s linked…Read more...
Tags: Health, Privacy, Data, Mental Health, Reproductive Health, Lifehacks, Data Privacy, HIPAA, Health data


This story happens every week in clinics like mine and it’s got to stop

Jeanette Brown had lost twenty pounds, and she was worried. “I’m not trying,” she told me at her regular diabetes visit as I pored over her lab results. What I saw sent a chill down my spine: A normal weight, diet controlled diabetic for many years, her glycosylated hemoglobin had jumped from 6.9 to 9.3 […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, PA NP, Radiology, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA, Jeanette Brown


Louisiana governor breaks with Democratic Party on abortion

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has repeatedly bucked national party leaders on abortion rights and is about to do it again. Edwards is ready to sign legislation that would ban the procedure in his home state as early as six weeks of pregnancy, when the bill reaches his desk. […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, Louisiana, Democratic Party, John Bel Edwards, Edwards, Baton Rouge La


Researchers unravel mechanistic origin of cell-size control

Working with bacteria, a multidisciplinary team at the University of California San Diego has provided new insight into a longstanding question in science: What are the underlying mechanisms that control the size of cells?
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Insulin-producing beta cells can change their function in diabetes, reveals study

A revolutionary new study using only materials derived from humans has revealed that insulin-producing beta cells can change their function in diabetes - and that this change may be reversible.
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New model captures flexibility of working memory

A new article in Neuron from Princeton University neuroscientists Flora Bouchacourt and Tim Buschman presents a new model of working memory.
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CHLA researcher receives $3.7 million NIH grant to study development of neural circuits

Pat Levitt, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Simms/Mann Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics, received a $3.7M grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study development of neural circuits.
Tags: Health, CHLA, Children s Hospital Los Angeles, National Institute of Mental Health, Pat Levitt, Simms Mann Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics


SAINT ANNE HAD BABY AT OLDER AGE

First, let me say I am not by any stretch of the imagination a religious scholar.  But through my reading, I have discovered that the grandmother of Jesus (Mary's mother) was considered quite elderly when she had her daughter Mary.  Most sources say that Anne and her husband Joachim were Religious fertility jewelry in the fertility shop, click here married for 20 year and had no children, although they certainly wanted them.  The legend suggests that Anne prayed that if she were g...
Tags: Health, Jesus, Infertility, Mary, Anne, Jesus Mary, Joachim, Sandy Robertson, Mary Most, Mary Even, Temple of Jerusalem


Gut microbiome diversity can be explained by dietary habits and evolution history

What determines the composition of microorganisms in the digestive tract of animals? A large study by the Vienna University of Technology and the Karl Landsteiner University Krems together with the MPI Tübingen has now gone into this puzzle.
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Missouri lawmakers approve bill to ban abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy

Legislation passed the Republican-led state House of Representatives and now heads to the desk of the governor, who is expected to sign itMissouri lawmakers on Friday approved legislation to ban abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy, becoming the latest state to put severe restrictions on the procedure.The legislation passed the Republican-led state House of Representatives on Friday afternoon after being approved by the Senate early Thursday, and now heads to the desk of Missouri’s Republican...
Tags: Health, Senate, Women, US news, Missouri, House Of Representatives, Abortion, Mike Parson Parson


You weren't born just to be 'useful,’ Irish president tells students

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins calls for students to be thought of as more than tools made to be useful. Higgins believes that philosophy and history should be a basic requirement forming a core education. The Irish Young Philosopher Awards is one such event that is celebrating this discipline among the youth.While attending the Irish Young Philosopher Awards 2019, the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, had some choice words of wisdom for the burgeoning young students. Higgins c...
Tags: Psychology, School, Education, Innovation, Classics, Philosophy


A Simple Way To Reverse Brain Aging By 10 Years (M)

Take 10 years off your cognitive age with this activity. → 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
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Prison health care provider resolves disabilities lawsuit

PHOENIX (AP) — Two companies that provide health care in jails and prisons across the United States have agreed to pay $950,000 to resolve a lawsuit that alleged it discriminated against employees with disabilities by failing to accommodate them, requiring them to be fully healed before they can return to work, and firing them. A […]
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Doctors, stay human

She was a middle-aged female who was life-flighted from an outlying facility to the tertiary care hospital in which I worked. As she quickly rolled out of the elevator, I ran toward her and saw her blood pressure was tanking with her mentation fluctuating. My hair mindlessly placed in a ponytail, my blue scrubs wrinkled, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Emergency Medicine, Physician, PA NP, Critical Care, CRNA


Pluto In Capricorn: Collective Depression

I wrote this is 2015. I thought I should update it now that Saturn has joined Pluto in the sign. Here’s the original post: “I don’t know anyone who isn’t struggling at this time…” I’ve lost count how many times … Read More... Continue reading Pluto In Capricorn: Collective Depression at ElsaElsa .
Tags: Psychology, Depression, Saturn, Pluto, Capricorn, Astrology, Collective, Discuss, Pluto-in-Capricorn


Abortion Is Still Legal in All 50 States

If the recent wave of six-week abortion bans has you utterly terrified and spitting mad, you’re not alone. But it’s important to remember that, as of yet, no laws have changed; despite increasingly severe restrictions in many states, abortion is still a constitutional right. Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, Health Care, Reproductive Health, Lifehacks, Roe V Wade


"How to set up your desk ergonomically."

Don't worry, stand-up desk haters. There's nothing in there about that. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Sign our Letter to the G7 Today to Make a Difference for Youth Mental Health

Join Us: #ChangeDirection Want to make a difference in youth mental health? Sign on now to drive global collective action for youth mental health, as we petition G7 Leaders to make mental health a priority.  Help us get the word out. Share this with your friends and encourage them to join us in solidarity to demand action now by world leaders. Show the extent of the passion around the world for youth mental health. We must shine a light on the widespread but often “invisible” social and econ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Teens, Parenting, France, Mental Health, High School, Coalition, Policy and advocacy, World Health Organization, World Bank, Adolescence, G7, Children And Teens, Lancet Commission, Youth Mental Health


New findings could be used as vaccination strategy for sexually transmitted infections

In a study published today in the Nature Communications, researchers from King's College London have shown how skin vaccination can generate protective CD8 T-cells that are recruited to the genital tissues and could be used as a vaccination strategy for sexually transmitted infections
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Why academic doctors might be less informed about finances

Apart from a minority number of academic physicians, nearly all of the physicians openly discussing finance matters online are either retired or in private practice.  The data might be skewed since most practicing physicians don’t work in academia anyway.  What might be interesting is to compare the percentage of financially literate academic physicians to that […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Woman physicians: Make informed decisions early on planning a future family

As women in medicine, we are always focused on the next goal we need to achieve to advance our career. Though undergraduate education, medical school, residency, and fellowship, we are constantly striving to get the highest score, to maintain a high GPA, to publish papers, to get excellent letters of recommendation. The challenge that women […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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New type of insulin could prevent hypoglycemia in diabetics

Researchers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have created a new type of insulin that could prevent hypoglycemic episodes among people who use the hormone to manage their diabetes.
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Study: In the prehistoric age, for thousands of years there were no social differences in food consumption

Biochemical analysis of human remains has become a key feature in our understanding of past peoples. Ancient DNA and Stable Isotope Analysis are now considered primary sources of information in the study of the geographic mobility of populations, their genetic affinities, and their diet.
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Experts Suggest Compulsory Measles Vaccination in Children Could Prevent Epidemic

Experts have suggested that compulsory measles vaccines before children start attending school may be necessary to prevent increasing disease incidence rates worldwide.
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Cedars-Sinai’s Music for Healing program provides medical benefits

On the worst day of her life, Rebecca Woolf found comfort in the most unexpected way. As her husband lay dying in his hospital bed, the sound of a harp wafted in.
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