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Coronavirus: Elon Musk 'likely has moderate case'

The tech entrepreneur says he has minor cold symptoms but test results have been "wildly different".
Tags: Health, Elon Musk


Let’s make compassion go viral [PODCAST]

“We are social beings. Evolution has taught us that in order to survive, we must work together. Community trust (trusting your fellow citizen) is a very effective way to build community resilience when hardships strike. Studies have been done in the wake of natural disasters and have shown that social infrastructure and connections have equal, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, Psychiatry, Cardiology, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Convoluted minds must also be heard

Mental illness carries a stigma, but with the publication of her book, Dr Ngcobo sheds light on living with bipolar disorder in an attempt to end judgment and educate people The post Convoluted minds must also be heard appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Activism, Education, Opinion, Mental Health, Bipolar Disorder, Openaccess, Ngcobo, Reflections of a Convoluted Mind, Samke J Ngcobo


To the third-year medical students who feel like they aren’t learning anything

First of all, congratulations on making it this far in your journey towards becoming a physician. It truly is a privilege to be in the position of a third-year medical student because unlike the previous two years, we are now able to address the needs of actual patients, and in many cases, their family members […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Medical School, PA NP, CRNA


Face value: are masks still needed to combat coronavirus in NSW and Victoria?

It’s critical that health measures are seen to be based on the science and proportionate, experts sayCovid restrictions state by stateDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications With double-digit days in a row of no cases of Covid-19 community transmission in Victoria, and several days of no cases in New South Wales, the issue of masks is causing debate.In Victoria masks are still compulsory throughout the state whenever leaving the home, and being caught without ...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Victoria, Coronavirus


A caretaker’s bedtime ritual

I had planned to take care of my dad at the end of his life. In 2009, Dad retired at 75 because of Parkinson’s disease. Over the next couple of years, he lived in his own home. My younger brother Mark, who lived nearby, faced the first difficult milestones brought on by Dad’s declining health. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Neurology, Mark, Physician, Geriatrics, PA NP, CRNA


Several states announced tightened travel and gathering restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving as US coronavirus cases surge

A traveler walks past screeners testing a system of thermal imaging cameras which check body temperatures at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) amid the COVID-19 pandemic on June 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images Several states are tightening restrictions in an attempt to curtail the spread of the coronavirus as millions of Americans are expected to travel and gather for Thanksgiving.  These measures come as the number of positive coronavirus cases surge acr...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, California, Washington, Oregon, US, Trends, Features, Alaska, New Mexico, West Coast, Andrew Cuomo, Anthony Fauci, Vermont


When rearranging a drawer is restful: the magic of ‘pottering’

How small tasks can benefit our state of mindFor Anna McGovern there is a satisfying, sensory pleasure to be had in rinsing milk bottles: “The very best thing about getting your milk delivered is ‘rinsing and returning’. Don’t cheat by putting your bottles in the dishwasher. Wash them, by hand. Put a small amount of water in the bottle, slosh the water around, put your hand over the top, shake it up and down, upturn the bottle, glugging the water out, then head for your doorstep and put out the ...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, McGovern, Anna McGovern


5 questions to ask before you have back surgery

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people see their physician and one of the most common causes of missed days at work. Approximately 60% to 80% of adults experience low back pain during their lives, and for 10% of them, the pain lasts for more than three months. And although nearly 500,000 […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Orthopedics, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


Brains have different beauty centers for art and faces – study

A new study shows that different parts of the brain are engaged when we look at beautiful faces or beautiful art.Reward pathways are triggered by looking at beauty in faces.Another part of the brain is involved in judging beauty in art, indicating existence of two "beauty centers". What makes something or someone beautiful to our minds? Is there an innate perception of beauty that's maintained throughout all scenarios? Interestingly, a new study concludes that our brains have not one but two se...
Tags: Psychology, Art, Biology, Neuroscience, Brain, Innovation, Research Digest, Tsinghua University China, Richard Prum, Human body, Hu Chuan Peng


An interactive tool will let you calculate the chance that someone at your Thanksgiving dinner may have COVID-19

Family members wearing masks gather for a meal. 2K Studio/Getty Researchers created an interactive tool that calculates your chances of encountering a person with COVID-19 based on your location and how many people are at a gathering. The tool shows a county-by-county breakdown of your coronavirus risk in real-time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, Americans are contemplating how much risk they're willing to take on in order to...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Thanksgiving, New York City, US, Trends, Risk, Chicago, Washington Dc, New York Times, Anthony Fauci, Georgia Tech, Centers for Disease Control, Fulton County Georgia, Monroe County New York


Our brains have different 'beauty centers' for art and faces

A new study shows that different parts of the brain are engaged when we look at beautiful faces or beautiful art.Reward pathways are triggered by looking at beauty in faces.Another part of the brain is involved in judging beauty in art, indicating existence of two "beauty centers." What makes something or someone beautiful to our minds? Is there an innate perception of beauty that's maintained throughout all scenarios? Interestingly, a new study concludes that our brains have not one but two se...
Tags: Psychology, Art, Biology, Neuroscience, Brain, Innovation, Research Digest, Tsinghua University China, Richard Prum, Human body, Hu Chuan Peng


"And their eyes — wow, it was like someone turned the lights on."

The image is from Earl Shaffer's Appalachian Hike Diary (1948), every page of which you can see at that link, at the Smithsonian website. I'm reading about Shaffer this morning in "Walking off the War on the Appalachian Trail," a new article at Gaia GPS. The author is Abby Levene.Shaffer was the first person to through-hike the Appalachian Trail: He travelled alone, walking around 17 miles a day. Shaffer packed light. He nixed a tent when he realized his poncho could double as a shelter. He men...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Eyes, Law, Shoes, Sports, Georgia, Marine, Military, Maine, Smithsonian, Bill Bryson, Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Shaffer, Appalachian Trail


A call for more handicap accessible options for homeless patients in Rhode Island

“I’ve been left out here to die ever since my legs were cut off,” he said joylessly. He was a gruff, elderly man, sharp as a tack, bundled in tattered blankets. His below-knee amputations were tucked away in his cramped wheelchair. This man had been street homeless for many years, his primary residence being a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Rhode Island, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


‘Getting To Be Too Much:’ 2020 Piling On Stressors, Rain Dumping More On Seasonal Blues

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Tags: Health, News, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Mental Health, Cbs, Powell, LeVar Burton, California Health Care Foundation, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Health, Diane Powell, Sacramento Native, Sam Chiecchi, Chiecchi Powell


MANY WOMEN PREGNANT OVER 40 BY SURPRISE

See the Fertility Shop for more information from Sandy Robertson I have frequently thought that the message given to "older" women about how "difficult" it is to get pregnant is exaggerated.  This article underscores that women can and do get pregnant and those that don't want to should take action to prevent it.  But for those of you trying to conceive, all of this should be very encouraging!  Read more: From the article: Experts fear older women are ditching contraception in the mis...
Tags: Health, England, Wales, Infertility, Sandy Robertson, Family Planning Association FPA



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