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Coffee helps develop healthy gut microbes and aids bowel movements

There has been anecdotal evidence that coffee drinkers swear by their morning cup for normal morning bowel movements. A new study from researchers in Texas has shown that coffee indeed helps in bowel movements and also improves the gut microbe population.
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The financial disadvantages of being a doctor in California

Geographical arbitrage is a huge component to being able to build wealth in a timely manner.  For doctors, the formula for rapid wealth accumulation calls for geographical arbitrage even more strongly as our salaries do not have wide ranges across the country.  A doctor in Texas will probably command a similar salary in Arizona (maybe […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Texas, California, Finance, Arizona, Practice Management, PA NP, CRNA


Abortion clinic asks full appeals court to rehear case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky abortion clinic is asking a federal appeals court to rehear an appeal in the case of a state law that requires doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients prior to abortions. A divided panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month that […]
Tags: Health, News, Kentucky, Nation, Louisville, 6th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, Ky AP


French court orders life support to resume for man in vegetative state

Doctors had halted nutrition and hydration to Vincent Lambert, a 42-year-old with severe brain damageA Paris appeals court has ordered the resumption of life support for a Frenchman from whom doctors had only hours earlier begun withdrawing treatment, in a wrenching case that has divided his family and country.The court ordered authorities “to take all measures” to keep alive Vincent Lambert, a 42-year-old quadriplegic with severe brain damage who has been in a vegetative state for a decade, pen...
Tags: Health, Europe, France, Society, World news, Paris, Un, Vincent Lambert


Behold, firm evidence — at last — that ultra-processed food causes weight gain

We know we should eat less junk food, such as crisps, industrially made pizzas and sugar-sweetened drinks, because of their high calorie content. These “ultra-processed" foods, as they are now called by nutritionists, are high in sugar and fat, but is that the only reason they cause weight gain? An important new trial from the U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH) shows there's a lot more at work here than calories alone.Studies have already found an association between junk foods and weight g...
Tags: Health, Food, Obesity, France, Public Health, Innovation, Nih, Richard Hoffman, U S National Institute of Health NIH


Ex-nurse accused of raping patient appeals HIV testing order

PHOENIX (AP) — A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility has appealed a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. A lawyer for Nathan Sutherland says in an appeal filed last week that […]
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Students accused of putting bodily fluids in teachers’ food

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating accusations that students at an Ohio middle school put bodily fluids into food that was then served to teachers. A Delaware County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman says that office is investigating reports of students putting urine and semen into crepes eaten by teachers at Hyatts Middle School in Powell. […]
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Tips for Curing Insomnia in Dogs

FOMO guest blogger Jennifer S offers her advice as to how to cure insomnia in dogs: If you think insomnia is solely a human issue, then you might be surprised to hear that it is not. Dogs (and even cats) can suffer from sleepless nights and insomnia is something that affects them equally as much as it does humans. Remarkably, many of the reasons that humans suffer from insomnia are the same reasons that cause dogs to be unable to sleep.  Insomnia typically manifests in dogs as they age or as a...
Tags: Health, Pets, TheStarryEye Astrologer, Pawpourri, Products and Services, Curing Insomnia In Dogs


Under Trump, EPA kills funding for kids' health research centers

“The Trump administration is ending funding for a network of research centers focused on environmental threats to kids, imperiling several long-running studies of pollutants' effects on child development,” report @CorbinHiar & @ArielWittenberg for @EENewsUpdates. The changes at EPA are seen by critics as an attack on science and a green light for polluting industries. Andrew Wheeler, who lobbied for fossil fuel companies prior to randomly being tapped by Trump as the head of the EPA, said earl...
Tags: Health, Post, News, Children, Environment, Epa, Donald Trump, Trump


Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values ‘sanctity of life’

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s governor said Monday the new abortion ban she recently signed into law reflects the high value residents place on the “sanctity of life,” adding she doesn’t expect any fallout from the controversial measure on tourism or business recruitment. Gov. Kay Ivey last week approved the most stringent abortion law in […]
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3 things about psychiatry that don’t focus on pathology

I was asked to present information about mental health to a lay audience. This is both an exciting and daunting task. I imagine it’s like asking someone to talk about fish. There are so many kinds of fish! They live in many habitats! Some of them look more like snakes than fish! There are so […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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I am kitchen witch & more about the somatic imperative

I channel medicine in my kitchen both via spontaneous meal creation as well as herbal concoctions. Kitchen witch I am. The healing process is an ever-changing evolution when done right. Adopting other people's protocols is a violence to the body. One must meet the body here and now with particular attention to the unique context and environment of your life and your dna. ...
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Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? Air Date Announced

The initial broadcast date for fitness anime Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? has been announced, along with new character and theme song information. Fans of muscle girls may be happy to know that Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? is to premiere on the 3rd of July, according to a recent announcement. The anime will debut on AT-X […]
Tags: Health, Fitness, Anime, Muscle, Dogakobo, Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru


Boost Your Memory With Exercise

Generally, I think it’s a good thing we can forget things. Would you really want to remember all your homework and assignments from grade school with the same clarity as you would present-day events? I certainly wouldn’t! That’s why you should be tracking your workouts. That way, you won’t have to waste memory space on remembering what you are currently lifting or if you broke a personal record. But when it comes to boosting your memory with exercise, the memories most of us are referring to are...
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Why women physicians should take control of their finances

When you think about the future of health care, what word comes to mind? How about the word, “female”? If it didn’t come to mind, it should because the landscape of the medical field is changing. As a result of that change, it is more essential than ever for women physicians to take control of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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5 Ways to Help Your Partner Feel More Secure in the Relationship

If your partner seems needy, there’s a major reason for it. Loving someone with an ambivalent attachment style can be difficult, which is why you’ll need some solid relationship advice for how to handle it. In any relationship, one partner may require more attention and be “needier” than the other partner is. However, this neediness may actually stem from a deep-rooted pain and your partner’s inability to express their needs properly due to your differing attachment styles. What You’re Like ...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Publishers, Yourtango, Attachment Theory, John Bowlby, Attachment styles, Ambivalent Attachment Style


California regulators not taking action against care homes

Across California, at least 20 companies providing care for the elderly, disabled and mentally ill continue to operate illegally after being cited for failing to pay their workers more than $1.4 million in back wages and penalties. “There’s no accountability,” said Hina Shah, an associate law professor at Golden Gate University who directs the Women’s […]
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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear medical malpractice case for death at Bremerton military hospital

Walter Daniel, whose wife died hours after giving birth, had challenged a doctrine that bars active-duty military members from suing the federal government for injuries.
Tags: Health, News, Nation, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound


MDMA heads to Phase 3 trials for helping PTSD

A new study in Psychopharmacology shows MDMA has a 50 percent efficacy rate for PTSD victims. A series of six controlled, double-blind studies moves research to Phase 3 trials. Combined with psychotherapy, MDMA could be a potent force in treating one of the our most challenging problems. None Over 8 percent of Americans will suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives, which is double the global average. Considering the current world population, that means rou...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Mental Health, Ptsd, Innovation, Emotions, Derek, Mdma, Michael Pollan, Cognitive Science, Allison Feduccia, Feduccia


Artificial intelligence diagnoses lung cancer

AI appears better than specialist doctors at diagnosing the disease from lung scans, say researchers.
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The Foods That Make You More Attractive (M)

The food that symbolises high status. → 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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US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge will hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The Jackson Women’s Health Organization is suing the state over the law, signed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant in March. The organization is Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic. U.S. District […]
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Sex in the elderly is not a need. It’s a privilege.

If you’re sexy, fit and nimble, if you can part your thighs and bend your knees, if you can see your private parts without a mirror, ignore this. Move on. This is not for you. This is for those with flailing sex-drive and failing abilities whose sex life is a challenge, but they’d like to make […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Conditions, Urology, Cardiology, Geriatrics


Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 5/19/2019

Sunday was a message about dealing with the pain of infertility looking at the story of Rachel in the Bible. In the message we talked about issues such as infertility, IVF, surrogacy, foster-parenting and adoption. This was the next message in the Famous Mothers in the Bible series. The message was called Rachel – The Desperate Mother, taken from Genesis 30:1-24 and Genesis 35:16-20. Here is a brief outline of the message: Dealing with the pain of infertility: I. Be careful not to blame each oth...
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PDIA1 enzyme levels could help diagnose individuals’ predisposition to cardiovascular disease

Measuring the blood plasma levels of an enzyme called PDIA1 could one day become a method of diagnosing a person's predisposition to cardiovascular disease even if they are healthy, i.e., not obese, diabetic or a smoker, and with normal cholesterol.
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Poland welcomes sextuplets; 4 girls, 2 boys doing well

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A hospital in southern Poland says sextuplets have been born through cesarean section and all are said to be doing well. Maria Wlodkowska, a spokeswoman for the University Hospital in Krakow, said the four girls and two boys were born Monday in the pregnancy’s 29th week and that each weighed about […]
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Archaeological evidence shows anatomically modern humans were roasting and eating plant starches

New discoveries made at the Klasies River Cave in South Africa's southern Cape, where charred food remains from hearths were found, provide the first archaeological evidence that anatomically modern humans were roasting and eating plant starches, such as those from tubers and rhizomes, as early as 120,000 years ago.
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The Relationship Pattern Linked To Poor Mental Health

These types of relationships are linked to higher anxiety and depression. → 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
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Mental Health, Jeremy Dean, Poor Mental Health


Sophisticated molecular machinery is used by dangerous pathogens to infect hosts

Gastric cancer, Q fever, Legionnaires' disease, whooping cough--though the infectious bacteria that cause these dangerous diseases are each different, they all utilize the same molecular machinery to infect human cells.
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Suicide rates in girls are rising, study finds, especially in those age 10 to 14

Suicide rates for young girls are rising at a pace faster than that of boys, changing the established patterns that boys are more likely to die by suicide and that girls are more likely to consider it and attempt it, according to a new study.
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