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Collegiate football players have low rates of serious cervical spine injuries

Collegiate football players have low rates of serious or disabling injuries of the upper (cervical) spine, concludes an analysis of a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) database, reported in the journal Spine.
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A new approach to predict complications after surgery for patients with larynx cancer

A technique that illuminates blood flow during surgery predicted which head and neck cancer patients were likely to have issues with wound healing. It could enable surgeons to make adjustments during surgery or recovery to improve outcomes.
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Seven key heart health measures may help predict future risk of CVD

Seven key measures of heart health may help predict future risk of cardiovascular disease, according to researchers. They added that improving these measures may also help decrease the risk of CVD in the future.
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Loyola Medicine pathologist leads initiative to help prevent burnout in young doctors

Studies suggest that more than 50 percent of U.S. physicians experience symptoms of burnout. Burnout increases the rate of medical errors, malpractice risk and turnover, and adversely affects patient satisfaction and physician quality of life.
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NCCN and AstraZeneca collaborate to improve care processes for lung cancer patients

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network Oncology Research Program and AstraZeneca, a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company, are collaborating to seek proposals for improving care processes for patients with unresectable stage III and stage IV non-small cell lung cancer.
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Three years into legal cannabis and California still doesn’t have a reliable test for driving while high

Nearly three years after California voters approved a cannabis legalization bill that promised, among other things, to clarify the issue of driving while high, researchers and law enforcement have few concrete answers about a potentially deadly problem. It’s unclear, for example, if marijuana-related arrests or car crashes have increased statewide. It’s up to each county to track that data, and many still don’t distinguish between cannabis and other drugs in their arrest and accident reports. Th...
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Judge blocks closure of Missouri's last abortion clinic – as it happened

President Dr Leana Wen says: ‘This is a terrifying time’Missouri clinic faced shutdown at midnightSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.03am BST It’s been another tragic day in America, with at least 11 people shot and killed by a gunman in a mass shooting in Virginia Beach. The suspect is also dead, and at least six people are injured. Here’s a roundup of the other major stories of the day: 12.46am BST Nevada governor Steve Sisolak signed the Trust Nevada Women Act tod...
Tags: Health, World news, US news, US politics, Missouri, Abortion, Donald Trump, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, William Barr, Trump-Russia investigation


Woman faces eligibility nightmare as she fights to access NDIS for daughter

Disability advocates describe the case of the NZ woman who fled her abusive Australian partner as a potential ‘travesty’A New Zealand woman who fled her abusive Australian partner has been left facing a bureaucratic nightmare as she fights for her daughter to access the NDIS.Sarah, whose real name cannot be used for legal and safety reasons, said her two-year-old was born with congenital heart disease and a bone defect that means her leg will be amputated next month. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Disability, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Welfare in Australia, National disability insurance scheme


Emil Gayed: police launch strike force to investigate disgraced gynaecologist

Exclusive: Action follows independent inquiry into Gayed, who needlessly removed women’s organs Detectives from the New South Wales police child abuse and sex crimes squad have launched a strike force to investigate the disgraced gynaecologist Emil Shawky Gayed and his scores of alleged victims.A Guardian Australia investigation revealed Gayed needlessly removed women’s reproductive organs and performed unnecessary surgeries on his patients. Other women were allegedly left with life-threatening...
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Pay people for their kidneys? It’s time.

These are trying times for health care optimists. Despite all the hype surrounding breakthroughs in clinical practice and technology, American medicine is stuck in in neutral. Though the engine is revving loudly, little progress is being made. This unfortunate truth came into clearer light last week when I was preparing lesson plans for the health care […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Nephrology, Public Health & Policy


Why Do I Talk to Myself?

From the U.S.: I did this all the time as a kid, talk to myself like someone was there. Not like talking with myself to solve problems but just like normal friends having a conversation. It will be a completely animated conversation about anything good and disturbing. And I’l look right where I think whoever I’m talking to (someone made up or sometimes famous or whoever) is standing there. I know it’s not real or reality but the fantasy of pretending is nice. I function at work and home fine but...
Tags: Psychology, General, Anxiety, Imagination, Talk To Myself


The story of how a homeless teen became a physician

An excerpt from Hindsight: Coming of age on the streets of Hollywood. During my medical school clerkships, an attending recognized a truth within me that I’d hidden for many years. Just a few hours into my pediatrics rotation, the attending asked me, “You had a rough childhood, didn’t you?” I was astonished. How had he […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Missouri abortion clinic to stay open – for now – after judge's order

Michael Stelzer stops Missouri from allowing license to lapseThreat to clinic came amid growing push against women’s rightsA judge has issued an order allowing Missouri’s only abortion clinic to continue to provide the service, just hours before the St Louis Planned Parenthood clinic’s license to perform abortions was set to expire.Planned Parenthood supporters gathered outside the clinic breathed a sigh of relief after the ruling from circuit judge Michael Stelzer. He issued a temporary restrai...
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Judge blocks closure of Missouri's last abortion clinic – live

President Leana Wen says: ‘This is a terrifying time’Missouri clinic faced shutdown at midnightSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 8.01pm BST Several Republicans in Congress and major business groups are slamming Donald Trump’s plan for tariffs on Mexican goods, NBC News reports. The US Chamber of Commerce said it may file a lawsuit against the White House. 7.58pm BST Dr. Leana Wen, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in response to the ruli...
Tags: Health, World news, US news, US politics, Missouri, Abortion, Donald Trump, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, William Barr, Trump-Russia investigation


Childhood adversity can impact brain development and behavior

Growing up in poverty and experiencing traumatic events like a bad accident or sexual assault can impact brain development and behavior in children and young adults.
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Developments in Our Understanding of Procrastination

“Procrastination is not a time-management problem, it’s an emotion-management problem,” Tim Pychyl, an associate professor of psychology at Carleton University, explains in Solving the Procrastination Puzzle. Numerous studies now reveal that troubles with mood and emotion-regulation trigger procrastination. As Sam Kemmis-Zapier explores for Fast Company, data-driven techniques can then be used to counteract these effects—like considering a project as a series of small actions rather than …
Tags: Psychology, Science, Design, Procrastination, Culture, Studies, Time Management, Linkaboutit, Tim Pychyl, Emotion Tracking, Solving the Procrastination Puzzle


Young eczema sufferers infected with common skin bacterium are at higher risk of food allergy

In a new study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, scientists from King's College London have found that young children with severe eczema infected with Staphylococcus aureus bacterium, are at a higher risk of developing a food allergy.
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Early genome catastrophes can lead to development of lung cancer in non-smokers

Catastrophic rearrangements in the genome occurring as early as childhood and adolescence can lead to the development of lung cancer in later years in non-smokers.
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Planned Parenthood says women's healthcare in 'state of emergency' – live

President Leana Wen says: ‘This is a terrifying time’Missouri’s last abortion clinic in danger of being shut downSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.05pm BST Fox News is defending host Laura Ingraham after her comments calling white supremacist Paul Nehlen a “prominent voice” on the right who was “censored by social media.”“It is obscene to suggest that Laura Ingraham was defending Paul Nehlen’s despicable actions especially when some of the names on the graphic were pull...
Tags: Health, World news, US news, US politics, Missouri, Abortion, Donald Trump, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, William Barr, Trump-Russia investigation


Monthly Favorites: May 2019

Hello CF readers! It is already the month of May and although it’s still spring, the summer festivities have officially begun. The sun is out and I hope you all have been spending plenty of time at the pool, playing some sports, and visiting with friends and family. This month, I have been able to […]
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Medicare for all will kill jobs. But it may be necessary.

As calls for radical health reform grow louder, many on the right, in the center and in the health care industry are arguing that proposals like “Medicare for all” would cause economic ruin, decimating a sector that represents nearly 20% of our economy. While exploring a presidential run, former Starbucks chief Howard Schultz called Medicare […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Medicare, Public Health & Policy, Washington Watch


Growing Beyond Labels: We are Not Simply a Disorder

Reliably, about once a month, I come across someone who believes that a person who’s been diagnosed with X, Y, or Z mental disorder has, in effect, a life-crippling disability. Somehow they got a hold of the diagnostic manual of mental disorders or read some symptoms or an article or two online, and suddenly they feel like they know everything about a condition. If a person has a disorder like depression, they believe that they know everything they need to know about that person. When I was seei...
Tags: Psychology, General, Identity, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Policy and advocacy, Stereotypes, Stigma, Label, Destigmatization


The 6 Major Persuasion Techniques (M)

These personality types are more easily persuaded than others. → 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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Diving deep into Africa’s blossoming tech scene

Jumia may be the first startup you’ve heard of from Africa. But the e-commerce venture that recently listed on the NYSE is definitely not the first or last word in African tech. The continent has an expansive digital innovation scene, the components of which are intersecting rapidly across Africa’s 54 countries and 1.2 billion people. When measured by monetary values, Africa’s tech ecosystem is tiny by Shenzen or Silicon Valley standards. But when you look at volumes and year over year expansion...
Tags: Health, Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Accelerator, Microsoft, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Cisco, Mit, Artificial Intelligence


A Mental Sign Of Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Good sources of vitamin B12 include fish, poultry, eggs and low-fat milk. → 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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Third eye cleanse and support…

I just made an awesome third eye opening essential oil blend – I’ve been detoxing my brain and most specifically it seems, the pineal gland area (which seems to correlate with the third eye),…I’ve got a nasty microorganism imbalance in there…it put me in ICU when I almost died a year and a half ago…it’s […]
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Scientific discovery may lead to a treatment for lupus

A team of scientists has uncovered the structure of a regulatory complex that is involved in the release of cytokines and can be inhibited to treat lupus.
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Gut bacteria linked to metabolic changes and autism in new study

Researchers have made an important discovery that may explain how gut bacteria could contribute to autism-like behaviors.
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Compassion is never a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of greatness.

Recently I had the wonderful, yet solemn opportunity of attending my ninety-three-year-old paternal uncle’s funeral.  I purposely choose the word “wonderful” to describe this experience because honoring the life of such a remarkable man, surrounded by my family who will continue to love him dearly, was such a special gift.  Amid today’s increasingly complex world […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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