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Exposure to particulate matter can cause birth defects and fatalities during pregnancy

In a comprehensive study, researchers from Texas A&M University have determined that harmful particulate matter in the atmosphere can produce birth defects and even fatalities during pregnancy using the animal model.
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Mount Sinai receives highest quality rating for adult cardiac valve surgery

The New York State Department of Health awarded The Mount Sinai Hospital its highest quality rating for adult cardiac valve surgery in 2019.
Tags: Health, Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York State Department of Health


New chip-sized microscope focuses on super-resolution viewing

An EU-funded project is developing a super-resolution microscope small enough to fit on to a computer chip that can be used to see changes in living cells in real time.
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Fainting during pregnancy may indicate issues for both the baby and mother's health

Women have long been told fainting is a common but harmless symptom of pregnancy, but new research shows it may indicate issues for both the baby and mother's health, especially when it occurs during the first trimester.
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Study tests telephone-based care program for at-risk homebound seniors

Something as simple as a phone call could be a way to alert health care providers and caregivers that an elderly person suffering from dementia may be spiraling down to dangerous self-neglect, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
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PCRF awards £1.2M grants for new research projects tackling pancreatic cancer

Seven innovative research projects tackling pancreatic cancer have been awarded grants totalling £1.2M by the UK medical research charity, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.
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Study finds new evidence that it is unnecessary to fast before complete cholesterol test

A new study adds to the growing body of evidence that it is unnecessary for most patients to fast before having bloodwork done to measure lipid levels to determine risk of future cardiovascular events.
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Synthetic CBD alternative effectively treats seizures in rats

A synthetic, non-intoxicating analogue of cannabidiol is effective in treating seizures in rats, according to research by chemists at the University of California, Davis.
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Epigenetic research provides new approaches to cancer combination therapies

Epigenetic processes enable cells to respond to changes in their environment by regulating the activity of their genes.
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Stem cell study reveals the harmful effects of flavored e-cigarette liquids

Your favorite vape flavor may be more harmful than the nicotine itself. Using stem cells to investigate the impact of e-liquids on cardiovascular disease, a new study has revealed the harmful effects of flavored e-cigarette liquids and e-cigarette use.
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UCSF Medical Center backs off plan to deepen ties with Dignity Health

UCSF Medical Center officials said Tuesday they no longer would pursue a formal affiliation with Dignity Health, a large Catholic health care system that restricts care on the basis of religious doctrine.
Tags: Health, Catholic, Dignity Health, UCSF Medical Center


Scientists develop 3D-printed artificial corneas similar to human ones

When a person has a severely damaged cornea, a corneal transplant is required. However, there are 2,000 patients waiting for the cornea donation in the country as of 2018 and they wait for 6 or more years on average for the donation.
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Illinois to expand abortion rights as other states restrict

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House voted to bolster the right to abortion on Tuesday as Democratic-led states respond to restrictions placed by some Republican-led states that conservatives hope will lead the U.S. Supreme Court to review the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed the right to abortion. The Illinois House voted […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, Roe V Wade, Illinois, U S Supreme Court, Illinois House, Springfield Ill


Disproving the false claims of febrile seizures after vaccines

A seizure in response to a fever, called a febrile seizure, is an extremely common event in childhood. They affect 2 to 5 percent of children between 6 months and five years of age and have a peak incidence between 12 and 18 months of age. They generally occur after a rapid rise in temperature; […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Pediatrics, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


Historic trial puts opioid epidemic front and center

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter on Tuesday will kickoff a historic trial that will be the first major test in the nation as to whether a state can make a pharmaceutical company pay for the epidemic. The trial also is expected to lay a road map for other states in holding drugmakers accountable.
Tags: Health, Oklahoma, Mike Hunter


Miss the Good Old Days? Here Are 10 Ways to Simplify Your Technology-Driven Life

There's no doubt that technology has afforded us easier access to information and opportunities. But if you're like me, you might have a complicated relationship with it that falls somewhere in between uneasiness and complete reliance. It's only natural to be anxious about how the rapid fire of notifications impacts your mental and physical health in the long run. After all, blue light from screens has been connected with eye strain and poorer sleep quality. Computers and phones can also make it...
Tags: Religion, Mental Health, Nostalgia, Digital Life, Technology & Gadgets, Simplify Your Technology Driven Life


Cyclist Physiotherapy: What Are the Benefits & Should You Go

In this article, find out more about the benefits of cyclist physiotherapy and how it can help your cycling performance. The post Cyclist Physiotherapy: What Are the Benefits & Should You Go appeared first on Physiotherapy & Functional Wellness.
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TSA allows passengers to bring drug derived from marijuana

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration has changed its cannabis policy to allow passengers to bring on board some forms of CBD oil and an FDA-approved drug derived from marijuana. All forms of marijuana were previously prohibited in carry-on bags and checked luggage. On Sunday, TSA updated its “What Can I bring?” guidance under […]
Tags: Health, News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Fda, Tsa, Transportation Security Administration


Which Came First, The Lawyer Or The Depression?

This is the legal profession's version of the chicken or the egg question.
Tags: Law, Mental Health, Depression, Health / Wellness, Quote Of The Day, Dan Lukasik


Medical judgment: Healing demands more than knowledge

I’ve delved into the issue of medical judgment more than once.  I have argued that sound judgment is more important than medical knowledge.  If one has a knowledge deficit, assuming he is aware of this, it is easily remedied.  A judgment deficiency, per contra, is more difficult to fix. For example, if a physician cannot […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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What's the Difference Between Children's and Infants' Tylenol?

If you’ve ever had to buy pain relievers for a little one, you’ve probably noticed that there are separate bottles of “Children’s” and “Infants’” products. In the case of acetaminophen (Tylenol), the contents of the bottles are the same. Read more...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Children, Lifehacks


4 Strategies for Staying Creative Amid Burnout and a Bunch of Distractions

Here’s a frustrating fact about creativity: It’s often the first thing to evaporate when we’re tired, stressed out, and overwhelmed. It also feels fleeting when our brains are pulled in too-many different directions: email, text messages, social media, sensationalist headlines, a slew of responsibilities, a whole lot of stuff. Sometimes, it’s simply too hard to focus. Sometimes, it feels like too much. Thankfully, however, we aren’t powerless. Thankfully, we can be intentional and proactive, ins...
Tags: Psychology, Books, General, Habits, Self-help, Creativity, Roger Ebert, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Kurt Vonnegut, Austin Kleon, Peter Clothier, Vonnegut, Rene Magritte, Kleon


Seasonal allergies to pollen occur more frequently in people with anxiety disorders

Seasonal allergies to different types of grass or tree pollen are more common in people with anxiety disorders, while patients with depression are more likely to suffer from perennial allergies triggered by allergens such as animal hair.
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Study uncovers new oncogenic function of receptor associated with Alzheimer's disease

Common and rare SORLA single nucleotide polymorphisms have been associated with the development of Alzheimer's disease.
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MyndYou partners with Mizuho to expand senior care services assessing cognitive degeneration

MyndYou, which has developed a technology to assess cognitive degeneration in senior citizens, has partnered with the Japanese company  Mizuho Information & Research Institute to test the company’s product for a potential nationwide rollout later in 2019.  Starting with five cities in Japan over the course of May, MyndYou’s technology will be deployed in homes around Japan to provide remote care and analyze for changes in cognitive function. The company has a downloadable app that passively tra...
Tags: Health, TC, Japan, New York, Tel Aviv, Tech, Innovation, Disease, Dementia, Female Founders Fund, Mizuho, Amplifyher Ventures, Mizuho Information Research Institute, Ruth Poliakine, MyndYou, Hitoshi Morio


Bariatric surgery can be safe, effective treatment for teenagers with obesity

Pediatricians are often reluctant to recommend bariatric surgery for teenagers, but a Rutgers-led study concludes it is a justifiable treatment for adolescents with persistent extreme obesity if they can maintain a healthy lifestyle afterward.
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Five new genetic risk loci associated with maximum habitual alcohol use identified

A genome-wide association study has identified five new genetic risk loci that can pass on risk for harmful alcohol use from parents to children, and confirmed one previously identified risk locus.
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New U.S. Diabetes Cases Are Declining as Obesity Rates Climb. Officials Don’t Know Why

New diabetes diagnoses fell to about 1.3 million in 2017
Tags: News, Obesity, Uncategorized, Diabetes, Onetime


Planned Parenthood says Missouri’s only abortion clinic could close by weekend, state threatening to not renew license

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Planned Parenthood says Missouri’s only abortion clinic could close by weekend, state threatening to not renew license.
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, Missouri, St Louis


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One-in-four people report being burned out at work. → 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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