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New path for treating Latino immigrants with mental health and substance misuse symptoms

A team of researchers at the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) - in collaboration with two teams in Spain and collaborators in the U.S. and Puerto Rico - has tested a novel preventive intervention designed to provide tailored treatment for Latino immigrants with both mental health and substance misuse symptoms.
Tags: Health, Spain, Puerto Rico, Massachusetts General Hospital MGH, Disparities Research Unit

Jazz Musician Plays Acoustic Guitar While Undergoing Brain Surgery, Helping Doctors Monitor Their Progress

Unlike many colorful expressions in English whose origins are lost to us, the comparison of majorly consequential tasks to brain surgery makes perfect sense. One false move or miscalculation can result in instant death. The chances of irreversible, life-altering damage are high, should a scalpel slip or a surgeon mistake healthy brain tissue for diseased. This can happen more readily than we might like to think. “It can be very difficult to tell the difference between the tumor and norma...
Tags: Health, Google, Science, College, Neuroscience, Spain, South Africa, The New York Times, Facebook Twitter, Schubert, Josh Jones, Oliver Sacks, Carlos Aguilera, Manzini, Robert Alvarez, Durham NC Follow

Study shows for the first time how a specific cell gene affects transformation of others

An international team of seven institutions from Spain and the US including the University of Valencia has discovered for the first time that the biological activity of the c-MYC gene is necessary so that cell reprogramming occurs, that is, the process by which a specialised cell -for example, a neuron- is transformed into a different cell type.
Tags: Health, US, Spain, Myc, University of Valencia

Spain plans to ban alternative medicine in health centres

Government aims to avoid ‘harmful effects’ caused by acupuncture and homeopathy The Spanish government has announced plans to eradicate alternative medicine such as acupuncture or homeopathy from health centres.The proposal, unveiled by the science and health ministers, aims to avoid the “potential harmful effects” of the practices when they are used as an alternative or a complement to treatment that is itself based on “proof and scientific rigour”, the government said in a statement. Continue ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Spain, Life and style, Society, World news, Alternative Medicine, Health & wellbeing, Homeopathy, Acupuncture

Access to Contraceptives Around the World: What You Need to Know

In the UK, contraception for women is easily accessible and readily available, thanks to the NHS. 45 other countries have proudly offered contraception to patients free of charge for years, whilst some governments have dragged their feet on making such treatments available. How do seven varying countries around the world compare in terms of accessibility? Here’s what you need to know about people’s access to contraceptives. United States Despite being the first nation in the world to introduce...
Tags: Health, UK, India, Spain, United States, NHS, Ethiopia, Lifehacks, Japan Japan, Canada Canada, Brazil Brazil

Fruit, veg and family life – why Spaniards are living longer

Spain is on course to become home to the world’s longest-lived people, with researchers crediting diet and lifestyle The Mercado de Maravillas lives up to its name. Should you ever find yourself in Madrid and desperate to buy half a kilo of pigs’ ears, a pair of fluffy slippers, a whole beef heart, a poncho, a jar of Peruvian chilli sauce and a bottle of good, strong bleach all under one roof, the stallholders of the Market of Wonders will be happy to oblige.Its most life-enhancing marvels, howe...
Tags: Health, Europe, Spain, Ageing, Madrid, Spanish Food And Drink, Mercado de Maravillas

Report predicts life expectancy in 2040, Spain comes out on top

A new report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) states that people born and living in Spain, Japan, and China are likely to live longer than those born and living in the United States.
Tags: Health, China, Spain, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation IHME, Spain Japan

Spain to lead Japan in global life expectancy, US continues to to slide

Spain will overtake Japan's long-held position at the top of the world's life expectancy table by 2040, while the United States is set to take a big fall in rankings, new research finds.
Tags: Health, Japan, US, Spain, United States

Alan partners with Kry’s Livi for telemedicine appointments

French startup Alan is expanding beyond health insurance by offering telemedicine appointments directly from Alan . The company is partnering with Livi, Kry’s French subsidiary. While a handful of European countries already let you talk to a doctor using video calls, France’s national health system just started allowing remote appointments. If you need to renew your prescription or your doctor already knows you quite well, chances are you don’t need to see your doctor in person every single ti...
Tags: Travel, Health, Startups, Europe, France, Spain, Alan, Sweden Norway, Livi, Kry, Livi Kry, Alan Update

Spanish town uses art to tackle ongoing mental health stigmas

The picturesque town of Sant Boi in Spain, 20 kilometers from Barcelona, is surrounded by the beautiful mountains of the Parque forestal del Montbaig nature reserve.
Tags: Health, Spain, Barcelona, Sant Boi

Kry expands its telehealth service to France — under new brand, Livi

Swedish telehealth startup Kry, which bagged a $66M Series B in June for market expansion, is executing on that plan — announcing today it will launch into the French market on September 15. This will be the fourth market for the 2014 founded European startup, after its home market of Sweden, along with Norway and Spain. When we spoke to Kry in June it also said it was eyeing a UK launch, and it says now the country is “coming up next” on its launch map. Kry’s boast for its service is it lets pa...
Tags: Health, Apps, Europe, UK, Sweden, France, Tech, Spain, NHS, United Kingdom, Healthcare, National Health Service, Norway, Digital Healthcare, Livi, Telehealth

Social environment plays substantial role in progression of noncontagious diseases

What if social behavior affected the progression of even noncontagious diseases? This is precisely what has been demonstrated by French CNRS teams, with support from the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development, Paris-Sud University, the University of Montpellier, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, and colleagues from Spain and Australia.
Tags: Health, Spain, CNRS

Medical travel insurance: you risk losing over £5,000 without it

World First Travel Insurance Blog - For The Most Comprehensive Travel Insurance Around Ever wondered why reliable medical travel insurance is so important? New research has revealed that uninsured Brits spend an average of £5,620 on foreign medical bills if they need treatment while abroad. Don’t take the risk.  “It will never happen to me” Nobody likes to think of something unexpected happening to them - especially during a holiday. Yet new research from MoneySupermarket has revealed just h...
Tags: Travel, Health, South Korea, Japan, Usa, UK, Greece, Australia, Mexico, France, China, Russia, Spain, Cyprus, Turkey, Thailand

What makes music and creativity? A talk with Susan Rogers

What makes creativity work in music? What happens in the brain? Susan Rogers has uniquely contemplated those questions both alongside artists like Prince and in research into the mind. I got the chance to interview Dr. Rogers at SONAR+D last month, and I found my own mind wandering to how her mind works, as she characterized different kinds of intelligence. She exudes an easy sense of empathy, and in both her talks at Ableton Loop and SONAR, she’s quick to remove her own ego and move her role ...
Tags: Psychology, Music, Interviews, Neuroscience, Research, Spain, Barcelona, Brain, Creativity, Festivals, Artists, Stories, Neurology, Mind, Prince, Sonar

Andrzej Krauze on a new era for women's rights – cartoon

The Irish referendum, the #MeToo movement and the protests in Poland and Spain herald a period of change Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Gender, Women, Spain, Life and style, Society, World news, Ireland, Feminism, Poland, Abortion, Sexual Harassment, Andrzej Krauze

Kry bags $66M to launch its video-call-a-doctor service in more European markets

Swedish telehealth startup Kry has closed a $66 million Series B funding round led by Index Ventures, with participation from existing investors Accel, Creandum, and Project A. It raised a just over a year ago, bringing its total raised since being founded back in 2014 to around $92M. The new funding will be put towards market expansion, with the UK and French markets its initial targets. It also says it wants to deepen its penetration in existing markets: Sweden, Norway and Spain, and to expa...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Apps, Europe, UK, Technology, Sweden, US, Spokesperson, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, Healthcare, National Health Service, Norway

I owe Anthony Bourdain so much

I’ve always felt the urge to leave. Any place. No matter how beautiful. I want to go. When I was 18 and finished with high school, I attended my graduation ceremony, for the sake of my family, but I skipped my prom – Canada’s east coast was calling. I’d never been there before. I didn’t know what I’d find. But I was going. I made a life for myself out there, with university, work and music. I traveled up and down the coast. Cape Breton feels like a second home to me. I love the people of Maine. ...
Tags: Travel, Post, Japan, News, Mexico, Suicide, China, Boston, New York City, Spain, Mental Health, Depression, Netflix, Canada, Santiago, Galicia

'People just have less time now': is the Mediterranean diet dying out?

Parents and experts in southern Europe digest the WHO’s warning this week on fast food Possible suspects in the demise of the Mediterranean diet are not hard to find in the food court of Plenilunio, a giant mall not far from Madrid airport that offers visitors 138 shops, a multiscreen cinema and dozens of restaurants.If visitors are not in the mood for a McDonald’s, Burger King or Subway, there’s a KFC, a kebab restaurant, a noodle place, a sandwich bar, a tex-mex joint, a US-style diner or two ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Greece, US, Spain, World news, Cyprus, Food & Drink, Italy, Who, World Health Organization, Madrid, Kfc, Mediterranean, McDonald 's Burger King, Plenilunio

Study delves into reasons for increased preference of the elderly to live alone

For decades, the elderly in Spain have shown a preference for living at home, either alone or with their partners, instead of sharing a home with relatives of other generations.
Tags: Health, Spain

How 3D printing is revolutionizing healthcare as we know it

In 1983, Chuck Hall, the father of 3D printing, created something that was equal parts simple and earth-shattering. He manufactured the world’s first-ever 3D printer and used it to print a tiny eye wash cup. It was just a cup. It was small and black and utterly ordinary looking. But that cup paved the way for a quiet revolution, one that today is changing the healthcare industry in dramatic ways. As healthcare costs in America continue to skyrocket, with no political solution in sight, this tech...
Tags: Health, TC, Column, Australia, America, Tech, Spain, 3d Printing, Healthcare, Amanda, Mary Shelley, Chuck Hall, Ekso Bionics, Medical Journal, Amanda Boxtel, Scott Summit Charles Engelbert Photography Unlike

Web 2.0 Tools in the Prevention of Curable Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Scoping Review

Background: The internet is now the primary source of information that young people use to get information on issues related to sex, contraception, and sexually transmitted infections. Objective: The goal of the research was to review the scientific literature related to the use of Web 2.0 tools as opposed to other strategies in the prevention of curable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Methods: A scoping review was performed on the documentation indexed in the bibliographic databases MEDLI...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Spain, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

Why it's too soon to classify gaming addiction as a mental disorder

Concerns over the addictive properties of video games are reasonable but there is a lack of rigorous research behind the WHO’s expected classificationVideo games played on smartphones, tablets, computers and consoles have been a popular form of leisure for some time now. In Europe, recent figures indicate that games are played by more than two thirds of children and adolescents, and a substantial number of adults now play games – 38% in the UK, 64% in France, 56% in Germany and 44% in Spain.The ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Europe, Games, Science, France, Germany, Spain, Mental Health, Who, Controversies, UK 64

Gaming addiction as a mental disorder: it’s premature to pathologise players

Gaming addiction is expected to be classified as a mental disorder by the World Health Organisation (WHO) but – while concerns over the addictive properties of video games are reasonable – there is a lack of rigorous research to back it upVideo games played on smartphones, tablets, computers and consoles have been a popular form of leisure for some time now. In Europe, recent figures indicate that games are played by more than two thirds of children and adolescents, and a substantial number of a...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Europe, Games, Science, France, Germany, Spain, Mental Health, Controversies, World Health Organisation WHO, UK 64

Closing the Gap: Head Games

Afternoon workouts at Natrudstilen Stadium in Sjusjøen, Norway. (Photo: Maks Zechel) Editor’s Note: The following is part of a series proposed by Maks Zechel, a 20-year-old Canadian cross-country skier embarking on his first season training abroad. In August, he made the big move to Norway, where he’ll be training and racing with Team Asker for the entire winter. Through these updates, Maks hopes to share his personal “observations, stories and lessons learned” to help close the gap between Nor...
Tags: Health, General, Lifestyle, Training, Spain, Sport, Mental Health, Skiing, Switzerland, Norway, Mental Illness, North America, Fis, Lillehammer, Maks, Erland

Circadian clock proteins set the pace of plant growth

Scientists at the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) in Spain have identified the members of a protein family linked with the internal clocks of plants that act sequentially to restrict plant growth until just before daylight, according to a new study published in the journal Current Biology.
Tags: Health, Spain, Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics CRAG

This retired physician is truly free

An unusual thing happened to me today; I was awakened by my phone alarm. Ever since I stopped practicing medicine ten months ago, I have rarely needed to set an alarm to get up. Today when my alarm sounded, Carolyn commented that when she woke up, she thought we were in Spain. Last Spring, we were traveling through Spain on a two-week bus tour. Each day we had to have our bags packed and out in the hall before we went to breakfast. So every night I would set my phone alarm to wake us in enough t...
Tags: Health, Finance, Spain, Practice Management, Carolyn, Asante Foundation Back

Specific diets may help prevent colorectal cancer in high-risk groups

Colorectal cancer is the most prevalent malignant tumor in Spain. It is known that factors such as diet and intestinal inflammation play an important role in its occurrence, but direct links between nutrients, inflammation and colorectal cancer are poorly described.
Tags: Health, Spain

Researchers find light pollution increasing around globe

By MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The world’s nights are getting alarmingly brighter — bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included. A German-led team reported Wednesday that light pollution is threatening darkness almost everywhere. Satellite observations during five Octobers show Earth’s artificially lit outdoor area grew by 2 percent a year from 2012 to 2016. So did nighttime brightness. Light pollution is actually worse than that, according to the researchers. Their measurements ...
Tags: Health, News, Australia, Berlin, Environment, Spain, Sport, World news, Syria, Nasa, Soccer, International Space Station, Italy, Netherlands, San Diego, South America

World's most unusual commutes: share your pictures and stories

Swim, hike or kitesurf to work? We want to hear from readers around the world whose daily commute is out of the ordinary – share your stories and pictures via GuardianWitnessA strong coffee and a good book is, for many people, all that’s required to get through the journey to work. But for those who prefer to beat the rush hour by swimming, kitesurfing or paragliding to the office, the daily commute can be a little more demanding and a lot more fun.Do you avoid traffic jams and packed trains by ...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Europe, Business, New York, London, Fitness, Small Business, California, France, China, Germany, Los Angeles, Spain, Life and style, UK News

Off The Grid: What Living Without Internet For 3 Years Taught Me about Living Fully and Connecting With People

You're reading Off The Grid: What Living Without Internet For 3 Years Taught Me about Living Fully and Connecting With People, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Imagine coming home after a grueling day at work. You’re tired, hungry, and all you want to do is pop a frozen meal in the microwave and watch an episode of Narcos. Except you can’t. Six months earlier you decided t...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Communication, Spain, Philosophy, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Internet Culture, Pickthebrain, Calm, Off The Grid, Serenity, Ian, Digital Detox, How To Be Present, What Is Mindfulness

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