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Better detection of concussions using vital signs

As a father of a young ice hockey player, I’m all too familiar with every parent’s concern about concussions. As a neuroscientist, I chose not to accept that it was okay to rely on subjective and error-prone tests to understand how best to care for our brains after concussion. We dared ourselves to think bigger, and to devise a solution that was larger than concussions – to ask the question: “Why don’t we have objective vital signs for brain function?”We have vital signs for our body like heart ...
Tags: Featured, Health & Medicine, Science & Medicine, A Journal of Neurology, Biomedicine, Brain, Brain Injury, Concussion, Health, Medical Mondays, Neurology, Neuroscience, Ryan CN D’Arcy


Social indicators - U.S. has low life expectancy compared to other first world countries and continues to drop

Most Americans think that the United States is exceptional. On most social indicators however it has relatively low rankings for first world countries. One such social indicator is life expectancy and the United States comes no where close to the top ten countries.There are many reasons for the U.S. low rankings in life expectancy as compared to these other countries. The several that come first to mind are our terrible health care system, our gun policy, our drug problems, infant child mortalit...
Tags: David G. Markham


Apple, Amazon, and Uber are moving in on health care. Will it help?

Companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google have been busy investing in health care companies, developing new apps, and hiring health professionals for new business ventures. Their current focus appears to be on tech-savvy millennials, but the bulk of health care expenditures goes to the elderly. Big tech should look to integrating its most promising health care devise, the smartphone, more thoroughly into health care. None Health care spending in the United States reached $3.5 trillion in 2017, ro...
Tags: Health, Technology, Business, Data, Medicine, Social change, United states, Google, Uber, Health care


Recent research shows that ease of breastfeeding after C-section differs culturally

The increase in cesarean sections is on the verge of a global epidemic. Though the World Health Organization recommends an optimal C-section rate of 10-15 percent, the United States' C-section rate is more than 30 percent.


Trump breaks with US policy to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory – latest news

Israel captured Golan Heights in 1967 after six-day warBridget McCain condemns Trump, 72, for being a ‘child’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 8.18pm GMT Former President Barack Obama will meet with freshman House Democrats next week.Politico reports that Obama will appear at a reception hosted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday night for the over sixty newly elected House Democrats. 8.10pm GMT Former FBI director James Comey about what he would like to see in the Mu...
Tags: Health, Obama, Congress, Politico, Israel, US, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Syria, Fbi, United States, US politics, House, Abortion, Nancy Pelosi


Foreign-born people living in the U.S. have higher life satisfaction than native-born counterparts

Most people who immigrated to the United States for a chance to live the "American Dream" are more satisfied with their lives in the "land of the free" than those who were born here, according to new research from Florida State University.
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FDA approves brexanolone, first drug developed to treat postpartum depression

Approximately 1 in 9 women in the United States experiences symptoms of postpartum depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tags: Health, United States, Fda


What to Look for in a Qualified Mental Health Therapist

Mental health is an important, though often overlooked aspect of holistic health care. One recent study found that around 59 million people in the United States received mental health treatment during the past two years. What is even more encouraging is that 80 percent of those people found that treatment helpful and beneficial to their mental health. Unfortunately, there is still a certain amount of stigma related to seeking mental health. Finding a qualified, reputable therapist is an importan...
Tags: Health, Sales, United States, Therapist, BetterHelp


Celebrating Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first African American female physician in the United States

Last month on February 3, 2019, we celebrated National Women Physician’s Day (NWPD). Created in 2016 by the Physician Mom Group (PMG) in collaboration with Physicians Working Together (PWT) and Medelita, NWPD honors the first female physician in the U.S., Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell and highlights gender inequality in medicine. The day is a social media […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, United States, Medical School, Physician, Elizabeth Blackwell, PA NP, Rebecca Lee Crumpler, Public Health & Policy, CRNA, Physician Mom Group PMG


Preventing falls through free community-based screenings for older adults

Accidental falls are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among older adults in the United States. While a number of measures can be taken to prevent dangerous and costly spills, a report from the University of Vermont shows that free community-based screenings are effective in influencing older adults to take preventative measures against falls.
Tags: Health, United States, University Of Vermont


Free Live Webinar: Who Are You Dating? Learning About Our Patterns

(Please note: This free live webinar will be recorded and a copy made available to all who register.) So, who have you been hanging out with lately? Think about the last person you dated. Have you been dating the same unhealthy type each and every time only packaged a little differently? Have you thought that this time it looks promising, only to be surprised when it didn’t work out again? Have you read every article you can find online about what you should look for next when choosing a date?...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Self-help, Dating, United States, New Jersey, South America, Breakups, Loneliness, Webinar, Relationship Advice, George Washington University, Gabe Howard, Heartbreak, Love Life


40% of people with HIV transmit most new infections in the US, a new analysis says. Here's the plan to stop the spread

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday detailed its new initiative to reduce new human immunodeficiency virus infections in the United States by at least 90% over 10 years.
Tags: Health, US, United States, U S Department of Health and Human Services


Lack of health insurance may increase Aging immigrants’ risk for cardiovascular disease

Aging immigrants' risk for cardiovascular disease may be heightened by their lack of health insurance, particularly among those who recently arrived in the United States, finds a study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.
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Apple Watch app could save your life by detecting irregular heartbeat, study says

An Apple Watch may detect heart rate irregularities that subsequent medical tests confirm to be atrial fibrillation, according to preliminary findings from a new study. AFib is often undiagnosed since it might not cause noticeable symptoms, but it contributes to 130,000 deaths and 750,000 hospitalizations in the United States each year.
Tags: Apple, Health, United States


Podcast: Support Groups for Mental Illness – What are They?

 Most people understand how doctors and therapists work, but many people can’t quite wrap their minds around support groups – especially peer-led ones. In this episode, our hosts dissect different types of support groups to make them better understood and more accessible. Listen Now!   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “[Mental Illness] Support groups are like a buffet — take what you want and leave the rest.” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Mental Illness Support Groups’ Episode ...
Tags: Psychology, Friends, New York City, Depression, Bipolar, Treatment, Schizophrenia, United States, House, Columbia University, Starbucks, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Mike, COLUMBUS Ohio, Gabe


Reduce food waste with your new best friend Meal Prep Mate

In a world filled with convenient fast-food wherever you go and a focus on instant gratification, it can be a serious challenge to eat healthily and keep your food waste to a minimum. For many of us, our busy lives cause us to make daily food decisions that fill our diets with highly processed foods, which are often wrapped in single-use packaging. But there is a way you can not only eat healthily, but you can reduce food waste while saving time and money, too. The answer is meal prep. In an ef...
Tags: Health, Food, Design, Features, Recipe, United States, Healthy Eating, Food Waste, Vegan, Eat & Drink, NRDC, Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC, Meal Prep, Single-use, Meal Prep Mate, Save the Food Back


Hispanics and blacks create less air pollution than whites, but breathe more of it, study finds

A new study about the environment and public health reveals a stark inequity: White populations in the United States contribute more to air pollution than minority Hispanic and black populations. However, Hispanic and black populations are more likely to be breathing in the air pollution that's created.
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Study shows ability of non-invasive imaging technique to identify small airway damage in COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an inflammatory disease of the small airways in the lungs, affects 16 million Americans and is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.
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Preclinical data shows combination immunotherapy could suppress tumor growth in the liver

Even as overall cancer incidence and mortality decrease in the United States, the number of people diagnosed with liver cancer is on the rise.
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Study explores whether Nordic countries could head towards opioid crisis like the U.S.

Addiction to prescription opioids has reached a crisis level in the United States. Now the drug is causing concern across the Atlantic. Researchers from Denmark, Norway and Sweden urge caution after discovering that prescriptions for the pain medication oxycodone have significantly increased during the last decade.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Atlantic, United States, Denmark Norway


Researchers develop new molecule that halts progression of heart failure

A group of researchers based in Brazil and the United States have developed a molecule that halts the progression of heart failure and improves the heart's capacity to pump blood.
Tags: Health, United States, Brazil


Climate change will make a walk in the woods a much rarer pleasure

If you like to take a walk in the woods in the United States or you prefer to decorate a Douglas fir at Christmas, you should know that climate change is making both of those activities a lot harder.
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Research reveals high prevalence of sepsis-related mortality in hospital settings

Sepsis is a major contributor to disability, death and health care costs in the United States and worldwide. A growing recognition of the high burden of sepsis as well as media coverage of high-profile, sepsis-induced deaths have catalyzed new efforts to prevent and manage the disease.
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20% of students with ADHD receive no school support services

From Science Daily on 03/05/19 At least one in five students with ADHD receive no school services despite experiencing significant academic and social impairment, a gap particularly evident for adolescents and youth from non-English-speaking and/or lower-income families, researchers found in the largest study of children and teens with ADHD ever conducted. The new findings are based on data on 2,495 youth with ADHD aged 4 to 17 years from across the United States, collected through the Nat...
Tags: Health, United States, Infertility, Lehigh University, David G Markham, College of Education, George DuPaul, Tourette Syndrome NS DATA


Colorectal cancer routine screenings and early detection can save lives

Having a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer is not on anyone's list of favorite activities. However, with colorectal cancer ranking as the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, undergoing the outpatient procedure as per the Centers for Disease Control's guidelines may be one of the smartest things you can do for your overall health.
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Senior Living: Families facing early Alzheimer’s disease are not alone

By David W. Hart, Ph.D. Contributing writer One of the questions that I receive most frequently goes something like this: why are there so many more people being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias today compared to two or three generations ago? The simple answer is that more of us are living longer today than ever before and age is the number one risk factor for developing dementia. In fact, about 40 percent of individuals over the age of 80 have some form of cognitive ...
Tags: Health, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Local News, Pacific Coast Highway, Hart, Santa Clarita, South Bay, Torrance, Redondo, Senior Living, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Dinesh D’Souza: Where Were the Democrats in the Human Betterment Foundation?

In his book The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left, Dinesh D’Souza attempts to draw a link between the Democratic party and the eugenics movement in the United States and Nazi Germany. In the 2017 book D’Souza wrote, “Progressives in America founded a plethora of eugenic organizations.”(p. 135) He then listed leading eugenicists including, “Eugene Gosney (sic), director of the Human Betterment Foundation.” (p. 136). (Note: Gosney’s first name was Ezra). As I pointed out in a p...
Tags: Health, Germany, Nazis, America, United States, Nazi, Hitler, Infertility, Eugenics, Democratic, Democratic Party, James Dobson, Ezra, Souza, Dinesh D Souza, George Dock


Facebook will downrank anti-vax content on News Feed and hide it on Instagram

After indicating that it was exploring its options for fighting the potentially deadly rise of anti-vaccination content on its platform last month, Facebook is making a plan of attack. Facebook’s strategy in the effort is to both minimize the spread of vaccination misinformation and to point users away from inaccurate anti-vaccination propaganda and toward “authoritative information” i.e. info corroborated by the health and scientific establishment. To achieve a reduction in the spread of ant...
Tags: Health, TC, Facebook, Instagram, California, Youtube, Tech, Bloomberg, United States, Vaccination, Misinformation, Adam Schiff, Instagram Facebook, Clark County Washington, Online Disinformation


Scientists identify genetic mechanism that may play role in some obesity cases

Obesity is a major public-health problem in the United States and around the world, with an estimated 650 million people suffering from the condition.
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Eugenics and Republicans: What Dinesh D’Souza Should Learn from History

Last week in a Twitter response to Princeton historian Kevin Kruse, Dinesh D’Souza linked to a 2017 article from Breitbart in which he claimed the following: Hitler learned a great deal from the Democrats and from American progressives.  He got some of his core policy strategies from them. Specifically, D’Souza claimed Hitler copied three policies from American Democrats – the treatment of native Americans, the segregation of African-Americans, and sterilization laws and the eugenics movement fr...
Tags: Health, Twitter, California, France, Germany, America, Gop, United States, Davis, San Diego, Norway, Hitler, Republican, Johnson, Princeton, Charlottesville



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