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Broccoli contains an ingredient that could target the "Achilles’ heel" of cancers

A new study from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has come up with a new study that reveals that broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, cabbage and collard greens contain a substance that could inactivate a vital gene that plays a role in cancers.
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Ultra-Processed foods delay satiety, increase food intake and weight gain

Eating highly processed foods could be associated with weight gain finds a new study. The study was published in the latest issue of Cell Metabolism and is titled, “Ultra-Processed Diets Cause Excess Calorie Intake and Weight Gain: An Inpatient Randomized Controlled Trial of Ad Libitum Food Intake.”
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No, the HPV vaccine isn’t optional

A lot of parents ask me, about the HPV vaccine, “Isn’t that the optional one?” Well, let me walk you through why my answer to that question is a hard “no.” Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that causes warts and several types of cancer. There are over 200 different strains of HPV, some of which […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Pediatrics, Meds


Limiting screen use for one week may improve teenagers' sleep – study

Reducing blue light exposure at night may decrease fatigue and mood swings, researchers findSleep problems suffered by teenagers can be improved after just one week by limiting evening exposure to light-emitting screens on mobile phones, tablets and computers, a study suggests.The research indicates that by reducing their exposure to blue light-emitting devices in the evening, adolescents can improve their sleep quality and reduce symptoms of fatigue, lack of concentration and mood swings after ...
Tags: Health, Technology, Sleep, Children, Society, UK News, World news, Health & wellbeing, Young People


These Johns Hopkins students are slashing breast cancer biopsy costs

Over 2 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. And while the diagnosis doesn’t have to be a death sentence for women in countries like the United States, in developing countries three times as many women die from the disease. Breast cancer survival rates range from 80% or over in North America, Sweden and Japan to around 60% in middle-income countries and below 40% in low-income countries, according to data provided the World Health Organization. And the WHO blames these low sur...
Tags: Health, TC, Medicine, Breast Cancer, California, Cancer, Tech, Mit, United States, South Africa, Long Beach, Disease, Peru, Head, Co-founder


No politician has a realistic solution for health care

If you live or work in Washington DC, your number one health care question is how do I (or my meal ticket people) win the next election. If you live or work in Caruthersville MO, chances are that your most pressing health care question is how do I (or my immediate family members) get a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Public Health & Policy, Washington Watch


LAYING STILL AFTER CONCEPTION = HIGHER PREGNANCY RATES

Lay still For Conception I recall back when I started fertility treatments, we began with inseminations. After the procedure, they had me sit still with my legs up in the air for 15 minutes. Apparently, according to this article, there is research to suggest this does help success rates. I'm sure if you're trying naturally, the same would be true. Lay still and let nature take its course! Read more: Women who lie still for fifteen minutes after insemination, rather than getting up an...
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Dealing with Shattered Illusions, Beliefs and Self-Concepts

When everything you hold dear turns out to be a sham, when what you believe is a lie and how you view yourself crumbles, life can be empty, painful, and without joy. How can you come back from such personal deficits? It isn’t easy or quick, yet there is a way of dealing with shattered illusion, beliefs and self-concepts. Why do you feel this way? Take some time to examine why you feel so disillusioned. Were you harshly criticized as a child and were subsequently reluctant to trust your...
Tags: Psychology, Self-help, Self-esteem, Grief And Loss


How A.I. will liberate doctors from keyboards and basements

Machines can help doctors by spotting abnormalities in X-rays or MRA scans that the physicians themselves may have missed. A.I. can also help physicians by analyzing data and, through the use of algorithms, produce possible diagnoses. The freed up time, as doctors make their rounds, can help physicians establish better connections with their patients, which in turn can lead to better treatment plans.
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Biology, Medicine, Innovation, Machine Learning, Health Care, Ai, Eric Topol, Machine Intelligence




Even the most seasoned patients are no match for the Medical Insurance Industrial Complex

“Does my insurance cover this?” I cannot calculate how often a patient poses this inquiry to me assuming wrongly that I have expertise in the insurance and reimbursement aspects of medicine. If I — a gastroenterologist — do not even know how much a colonoscopy costs, it is unlikely that I can speak with authority […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, Gastroenterology, Public Health & Policy


5 Symptoms Of A Mid-Life Crisis (M)

The real cause of a mid-life crisis. → 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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"Trump is a lightning rod, and has been for some time. It is fashionable and easy to hate his work. In certain quarters, it seems to be required..."

"His badness is a foregone conclusion, but so was that of George W. Bush a decade or two ago, when many people saw his work as lightweight, and Reagan was also viewed with disdain.... The hate is more vehement these days because there is so much hate all around us, so many problems to assign blame for and so much pain and desperation."I'm reading "Stop Hating Jeff Koons/Why 'Rabbit,' the perfect art for the roaring mid-80s, continues to speak to us" by Roberta Smith in the NYT and playing with t...
Tags: Psychology, Art, Law, Like, Jeff Koons, Emotional Politics, Trump derangement syndrome, DimWhit


A Calm Sign Of High IQ

People with high IQs tend to share this quality. → 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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Julianna Margulies on her shocking Ebola drama: 'I panicked in my hazmat suit!'

The star of ER and The Good Wife is back – as a doctor fighting to save humanity. She gives her bodyguard the slip to talk about our imperilled planet – and her love of Sussex A-roadsBefore I meet Julianna Margulies, I spend three days staring at her bodyguard. He’s impossible to miss: one of those men whose every attempt to blend in flounders. Margulies and I are in Lille, judges at the Series Mania television festival, although our experiences differ a little. My cloak of anonymity allows me t...
Tags: Health, Ebola, Science, Television, Drama, Africa, Society, World news, Medical Research, Culture, Infectious Diseases, Television & radio, Paris, Microbiology, US television, Epidemics


As states pass restrictive abortion laws, questions surface

ATLANTA (AP) — As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, questions have surfaced about what exactly that means for women who might seek an abortion. The short answer: nothing yet. Governors in Kentucky , Mississippi , Ohio and Georgia have recently approved bans on abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen […]
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Trump backs abortion in cases of rape or incest, contradicting Alabama law

President suggests abortion will be election issue, tweeting ‘we must stick together and Win for Life in 2020’Donald Trump, in a series of late night posts on Twitter, has outlined a less restrictive view of abortion than that just passed by Alabama’s Republican state government.Alabama now bans abortion except if there is a “serious health risk” to the mother, with no exceptions for rape and incest, but the president says he favours making an exception of cases of rape and incest. Continue read...
Tags: Health, Women, Alabama, US news, Abortion, Donald Trump, Trump



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