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Light-based technology could boost memory retention among astronauts

Hanli Liu, a professor of bioengineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, is working to improve memory and cognitive function in astronauts during space missions by directing light onto their brains.
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Experimental antiviral drug completely protects monkeys from Nipah virus

The experimental antiviral drug remdesivir completely protected four African green monkeys from a lethal dose of Nipah virus, according to a new study in Science Translational Medicine from National Institutes of Health scientists and colleagues.
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It won’t always be like this. It’s going to get better.

It’s nearly 2am here and I can’t sleep even though I’ve got to get up and cycle my son to school tomorrow, before going to work.  So I thought I’d come here and write something for the first time since October because my head is chainsawing again. The last time I wrote here was when […]
Tags: Health, Mental Health, Infertility


Early Thoughts on Kimetsu no Yaiba

I finally got a chance to read Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba this week. It’s not a title that changes the shonen genre, but Kimetsu no Yaiba is a title that reminds me of events involving mental... More after the jump!
Tags: Psychology, Religion, Mental Health, Anime, Mental Illness, Manga, Serious Mental Illness, Kimetsu no Yaiba, Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado


Study identifies patterns of chronic lymphocytic leukemia growth

In patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the rate of disease growth is apt to follow one of three trajectories: relentlessly upward, steadily level, or something in between, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the University of Washington report in a new study.
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$9.5 million grant funds brain imaging study aimed at detecting autism in early infancy

A multicenter research team led jointly by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year, $9.5 million grant to further evaluate whether brain imaging can help detect very high risk of autism spectrum disorder in early infancy.
Tags: Health, St Louis, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina, Washington University School of Medicine


Advanced testing does not help predict major cardiac events, research shows

Most patients seen in a hospital emergency department for chest pain did not experience major cardiac events within six months following discharge, new research from UC Davis Health and Oregon Health Sciences University cardiologists shows.
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Doctoral thesis focuses on the role of oxidative stress in Wolfram syndrome and hypothermia

In the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tartu, the first animal testings were conducted using antioxidant peptides designed and synthesized by scientists in Tartu, which may reduce oxidative stress.
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Researchers develop a standardized method for predicting transplant rejection

Researchers from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research have developed a standardized method of measuring the immune response in islet transplant recipients, helping predict patient outcomes.
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Study: Less than 60% of teenagers diagnosed with STIs in emergency departments fill prescriptions

Fewer than 60% of young women diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections in the emergency department fill prescriptions for antimicrobial therapy to treat these conditions, according to a research letter published online May 28, 2019, by JAMA Pediatrics.
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UC Santa Cruz researchers determine structure of a 'master switch' for cell division

Unregulated cell division is a hallmark of cancer, and one of the key proteins involved in controlling cell division is called FoxM1.
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Scientists unmask stem cell identity using gene-sequencing technology

Scientists from The University of Queensland's Diamantina Institute have revealed the difference between a stem cell and other blood vessel cells using gene-sequencing technology.
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A student finds his passion for medicine

3:30 a.m. – Wake up. 4:00 a.m. – Leave apartment. 4:15 a.m. – Arrive at hospital. 4:20 a.m. – Print out the patient list. 4:20 – 5:25 a.m. – Split the list of 50 patients with your partner, go to a computer and write down for every patient their 24-hr vital signs, any reported fevers […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Louisiana is latest to pass six-week abortion ban

In a 79-23 vote, Louisiana house passed bill that would prohibit the procedure before some women even know they are pregnantLouisiana lawmakers on Wednesday passed a strict new abortion ban that would prohibit the procedure before some women even know they are pregnant, joining a half-dozen conservative states with similar measures.In a 79-23 vote, the Louisiana house gave final passage to a bill barring abortion beyond the sixth week of pregnancy. The law is described inaccurately by its suppor...
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Heavily processed food like ready meals and ice-cream linked to early death

Two major studies add to body of evidence against foods made with industrial ingredientsPeople who eat large amounts of heavily processed foods, from breakfast cereals and ready meals to muffins and ice-cream, have a greater risk of heart attack, stroke and early death, according to two major studies.The findings, from separate teams in France and Spain, add to a growing body of evidence that foods made in factories with industrial ingredients may have a hand in an array of medical disorders suc...
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Open Insulin: biohackers trying to create a "microbrewery" for insulin as an answer to price-gouging

The Open Insulin project ("a team of Bay Area biohackers working on newer, simpler, less expensive ways to make insulin") is trying to create an open source hardware system for making insulin in small batches, through a process that uses engineered yeast to "produce a modified proinsulin protein, and an enzyme to convert the modified proinsulin into insulin glargine" so that insulin co-ops can produce and test their own insulin for a cost "from ten thousand to a few tens of thousands of dollar...
Tags: Health, Post, News, US, Mit, Diabetes, Pharma, Oshw, Biohacking, Bay Area, Thomas, Gallegos, Open Science, Radicalized, Open Insulin, Peccoud


Top University of Alabama donor tells students to boycott

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A top donor to the University of Alabama says students should boycott enrolling at the school in response to the state’s newly approved abortion ban. Hugh Culverhouse Jr. has donated more than $30 million to the university. He said Wednesday that he doesn’t want students who go to the school to […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, University Of Alabama, Montgomery Ala, Top University of Alabama, Hugh Culverhouse Jr


Louisiana lawmakers send new abortion ban to governor’s desk

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers on Wednesday passed a strict new abortion ban that would prohibit the procedure before some women even know they are pregnant, joining a half-dozen conservative states with similar measures. In a 79-23 vote, the Louisiana House gave final passage to a bill barring abortion once there’s a detectable […]
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Stop Filling Out Questionnaires for 'Personalized' Products

There are few things more satisfying than telling a story about yourself, and hearing it told back to you with validation and approval. That’s why horoscopes and Hogwarts house quizzes are so popular. And it’s often all that’s going on when you buy into a company’s pitch for “personalized” health or beauty products. Read more...
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9th case of measles confirmed in Puget Sound region; man was likely exposed at Eastside restaurant

A sixth case of measles has been diagnosed in King County, bringing the total number in the Puget Sound region this year to nine and marking the first time this month that a person acquired the highly contagious illness from a public location. A man in his 40s was likely exposed at Hops n Drops […]
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San Diego hospital reveals world’s tiniest surviving baby

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego hospital has announced the birth of an 8.6-ounce girl believed to be the world’s tiniest surviving baby and says she has been discharged as a healthy infant. Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns said Wednesday that the baby named Saybie was born at 23 weeks and […]
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San Diego hospital reveals birth of 8.6-ounce girl believed to be world’s tiniest surviving baby, now a healthy infant

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego hospital reveals birth of 8.6-ounce girl believed to be world’s tiniest surviving baby, now a healthy infant.
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Indiana fetal remains law could boost costs for abortions

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Planned Parenthood officials expect greater expenses for abortions in Indiana following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a state law requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains after an abortion. Abortion opponents cheer the court’s decision as “recognizing the dignity of unborn children” even as the justices sidestepped other provisions of the […]
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That Loneliness You Feel As A Lawyer? That’s Real, And It’s Crushing

You aren't the only one feeling this way.
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Low vitamin D associated with potentially harmful vaginal bacteria in pregnant black women

Vitamin D, sometimes known as the sunshine vitamin, has long been known to be important for a healthy pregnancy. Pregnant mothers take vitamin D supplements to ensure their own health and that of their unborn child.
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How this physician fought imposter syndrome

It took me a long time to put a name to what I was feeling. Only recently had I started to read about imposter syndrome. I’ve had this feeling multiple times throughout my life, and it always had the potential to pull me backward instead of allowing me to propel forward towards my goals. I […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Making the impossible look effortless... for hundreds of years

Ian Gillan, singer/songwriter of the hard rock legendary band Deep Purple, on the musicianship of his colleagues at 1:30 min in the video below: "performing live, they are making the impossible look effortless." That's a good goal for any profession. And you just hope you can continue doing for "hundreds of years."Source:https://www.thehighwaystar.com/news/2019/05/28/well-be-back-in-300-years/ Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect ...
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These 10 Acne Products From Amazon Are Little Miracles - Just Read the Terrific Reviews

Through my teen years, I was lucky enough to rarely deal with acne. Suddenly, as I entered my mid 20s, pesky zits started showing up on my cheeks and chin. I tried all sorts of products, including expensive creams, toners, and scrubs. That's when I became a skincare junkie. I'm always on the lookout for new releases that will improve my complexion. Thankfully, Amazon is an excellent source for discovering formulas that truly work. There are thousands of customer reviews that can back these produ...
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Two pounds in two weeks without even trying

People on an ultra processed diet ate an average of 500 calories more than they did on an unprocessed diet each day, that led to about 2 pounds of weight gain in 2 weeks. On an unprocessed diet people lost about 2 pounds in two weeks. [Author: Dr. Ayala]
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46 YEAR OLD NATURAL PREGNANCY AFTER SPENDING LIFE SAVINGS ON IVF

I can certainly relate to the woman in this story, she struggled with infertility for years and she and her husband spent their life savings on IVF.  After they finally let go, she gets pregnant naturally out of nowhere.  This woman has now become a fertility counselor because she is convinced that there is a mental stress component to infertility.  She and her husband spent every waking moment trying to conceive and this most certainly affected their stress level. From the article: We ...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Liz, Sandy Robertson



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