Experiences With Video Consultations in Specialized Palliative Home-Care: Qualitative Study of Patient and Relative Perspectives

Background: The work of specialized palliative care (SPC) teams is often challenged by substantial amounts of time spent driving to and from patients’ homes and long distances between the patients and the hospitals. Objective: Video consultations may be a solution for real-time SPC at home. The aim of this study was to explore the use of video consultations, experienced by patients and their relatives, as part of SPC at home. Methods: This explorative and qualitative study included palliative ca...
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San Francisco Wants to Ban All E-Cigarette Sales

The city of San Francisco has proposed a new ban on all e-cigarettes that haven’t been approved by the FDA from being sold in the city. The catch? No e-cigarette has been approved by the FDA.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Smoking, San Francisco, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Nicotine, Vaping, E Cigarettes, Flavored E Cigarettes, Youth Vaping

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Primary Care: Exploratory Qualitative Study of UK General Practitioners’ Views

Background: The potential for machine learning to disrupt the medical profession is the subject of ongoing debate within biomedical informatics and related fields. Objective: This study aimed to explore general practitioners’ (GPs’) opinions about the potential impact of future technology on key tasks in primary care. Methods: In June 2018, we conducted a Web-based survey of 720 UK GPs’ opinions about the likelihood of future technology to fully replace GPs in performing 6 key primary care tasks...
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The 5 Life-changing Benefits of Keeping a Meditation Journal

You're reading The 5 Life-changing Benefits of Keeping a Meditation Journal, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. I have notebooks and journals for everything: Work, habits, goals, exercise, personal projects, language learning, New Year's resolutions... I have them all sitting here on my desk, just waiting to be used. And so when I came across the practice of keeping a meditation...
Tags: Psychology, Happiness, Success, Meditation, Mindfulness, Confidence, Positivity, Athens, Lifehacks, Einstein, Self Improvement, Journaling, Self Confidence, Pickthebrain, Motivation Tips, Thich Nhat Hanh

Secrets & The 8th House

I have a packed 8th house. Yesterday, someone commented on a post I wrote in 2007.  The gal who asked the question in the post was always probing. That explains my attitude in the piece. It’s twelve years later and … Read More... Continue reading Secrets & The 8th House at ElsaElsa .
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Podcast: U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal on Medicare for All and how to pay for it

In the podcast interview, Seattle's Democratic congresswoman explains her single-payer health-care legislation and answers questions on other controversies, including the 2020 presidential race and calls to break up Amazon and other tech giants.
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Sexual Abuse?

When I was around 8 years old, my older sister would have me play “truth or dare” with her. She is 4 years older than me, and most of the time we had to share a bed. She would make me preform sexual acts on her and get upset or angry if I told her I didn’t want to. She rarely ever reciprocated, and if I brought it up or mentioned it later, she would act like it never happened. This eventually stopped around a year or two later, but she would still make me sleep in the same bed with her for years...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Sex, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Abuse, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Sibling Abuse, Boundary Violation

Scientists grow most sophisticated brain organoid to date

Researchers at Cambridge Biomedical Campus have grown the most sophisticated brain organoid to date, providing new opportunities for scientists to understand human brain development and neurological disorders.
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The Health Benefits of Staying Organized: An Interview With John Linden

Ever since I moved into my very own office — away from the dirty laundry and magazine piles of my home office in the bedroom — I’ve been studying the relationship between space and productivity/mood. As I organize my files, hang paintings, and eliminate the first threats of clutter, I am paying special attention to what promotes health and creativity and what destroys it. Interior designer John Linden knows this subject well. He is a nationally recognized designer of mirrors and other wall décor...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, General, Organization, Stanford, Self-help, John, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Interior, Marie, Kondo, Therese Borchard, John Linden

Loneliness in Seniors

It’s no surprise to most of us that loneliness has become an epidemic. In fact, those with mental health issues experience loneliness at an alarming rate. The one group most affected, however, appears to be the elderly , with millions of older adults across the Unites States feeling lonely. Major health risks such as heart disease and dementia often come along with this loneliness. In October 2018, the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging asked a national sam...
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Human microbiome metabolites enhance colon injury by enterohemorrhagic E. coli, study shows

It remains mysterious why humans get infected by some bacterial or viral pathogens relatively easily while animals that have very similar tissues and immune functions do not.
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Early discharge does not increase readmission risk for patients after lung surgery

When hospitals implement programs to optimize patients' recovery from surgery, healthcare costs fall and patients show improved outcomes.
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Rewarding Mental Health Careers

If you want a career where you can make a difference to people lives, where you can have a positive and lasting impact on their well being, consider one of the many options of jobs in caring for mental health patients.
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New analysis reveals precision oncology insights for colorectal cancer

Next-generation sequencing of tumor DNA from patients with colorectal cancer revealed genetic alterations that were linked to different survival and treatment outcomes in an analysis led by a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher.
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Psychological evolution may help explain differences between male and female serial killers

Male and female serial killers tend to choose their victims and commit their crimes in different ways, which may be due to thousands of years of psychological evolution, according to researchers.
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Evidence of magnetoreception in humans suggests subconscious ability to respond to Earth’s magnetic field

A study carried out by geoscientists and neurobiologists at Caltech and the University of Tokyo has shown that the human brain responds to changes in the Earth’s magnetic fields on a subconscious level. This may show that humans still possess a natural “compass” that helped nomadic ancestors to navigate the Earth.
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Worryingly long wait for NHS cancer patients

Around a fourth of NHS cancer patients have to wait a worryingly long amount of time to start treatment, according to a new NHS England report.
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New tool helps physiotherapy students to master complex fine motor skills

A new tool to help physiotherapy students master complex fine motor skills needed to assess and treat patients suffering physical conditions, such as back pain and spinal cord injuries, is being used at the University of Melbourne.
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Sugary drinks could raise risk of early deaths finds study

A new study has revealed that sugary drinks or drinks that are artificially sweetened (SSB or sugar sweetened beverages) are bad for heart health. Drinking two or more of these drinks per day can lead to a 31 percent raised risk of early death due to heart disease explain the researchers.
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Study examines impact of high altitude exposure on memory

Oxygen is essential for maintaining normal human brain function, and living at high altitudes can lead to deficits in cognition such as attention and memory.
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Tropical storms likely to become more deadly under climate change, research shows

Tropical storms are likely to become more deadly under climate change, leaving people in developing countries, where there may be a lack of resources or poor infrastructure, at increased risk, new research from Oregon State University shows.
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Researcher explains why childhood days seem to last longer than they do now

A Duke University researcher has a new explanation for why those endless days of childhood seemed to last so much longer than they do now--physics.
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Researchers discover possible new therapeutic strategy for pancreatic cancer

Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a possible new therapeutic strategy using two types of drug inhibitors at once to treat one of the world's deadliest cancers.
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Scientists identify generation of key immune response in mice on introducing solid food

Microbes colonize all body surfaces and help to balance the immune system. In newborn infants, gut microbiota is first conditioned by breast milk components.
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Combined immunosuppression may be effective, safe in treating older patients with Crohn’s disease

Combining medications that suppress the immune system has been successful in treating young patients with Crohn's disease, but some physicians have been reluctant to use this strategy in older patients because of concerns about safety.
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Review: Majority of osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines ignore patients' voices

Patients' voices are ignored all too often in osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines, say researchers, who reviewed 70 English-language guidelines around the world and found less than 40 percent included any mention of patients' beliefs, values or preferences.
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Researchers track effects of epigenetic marks carried by sperm chromosomes

As an organism grows and responds to its environment, genes in its cells are constantly turning on and off, with different patterns of gene expression in different cells. But can changes in gene expression be passed on from parents to their children and subsequent generations?

New study examines presence of microbes in tap water from residences, office buildings

Water is a source of concern for disseminating the bacteria Legionella pneumophila and Mycobacterium avium, which cause lung disease (legionellosis and pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterium disease, respectively).
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New study contradicts previous views on skeletal growth mechanism

An international group of scientists under the supervision of a staff member of Sechenov University and Karolinska Institute found out that earlier views on the mechanisms that provide and regulate skeletal growth were wrong.
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‘De-tabooing’ of abortion- Women would like more support from health care community

Almost half of all pregnancies are unplanned. In 2017, 12 733 abortions were carried out in Norway. The number of live births the same year was 56 600.
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