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Dynamic duos: Why science loves twins

One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics.
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Branched-chain amino acids in tumors can be targeted to prevent and treat cancer

Researchers at A*STAR's Singapore Bioimaging Consortium have discovered that branched-chain amino acids in tumors can be targeted to prevent and treat cancer. Together with collaborators from the United States and National Cancer Centre Singapore, they found that some cancers potently suppress the catabolism (breakdown) of BCAAs.
Tags: Health, Singapore, United States, Singapore Bioimaging Consortium


New Research Raises Concerns About the Dangers of Marijuana Use

Whatever your personal position on the subject of marijuana legalization, whether for medical or recreational use, a growing body of research reveals concerns over the potential harms caused by cannabis. The concerns are more than academic. With increasing public support (varying by demographic cohorts) for legalized marijuana, and 10 states legalizing recreational marijuana and 33 states where medical marijuana use is legal , the cannabis movement is just gaining steam. A new Pew R...
Tags: Psychology, California, Marijuana, Research, Cannabis, Substance Abuse, United States, Michigan, Pew Research Center, Mental Health And Wellness, Drug Use, Memory And Perception, Baby Boomers, Liu, Lancaster, Johns Hopkins University


4 At-Risk Behaviors in Teens & What Parents Can Do

Teens are known to have a penchant for impulsivity and instant gratification. Even scientists have studied these habits and come to the conclusion that  teen brains are simply wired for risk . But just what kind of at-risk or high-risk behaviors should parents be on the lookout for? To start with, at-risk behaviors are defined as anything that puts adolescents on the path to future negative consequences such as injury, poor health, incarceration and even death. Since most teens rarel...
Tags: Psychology, Cdc, United States, NIDA, National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA, MTF, Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Eating Disorders Teenagers


Empirical SCOTUS: If Ginsburg leaves, it could be the liberals’ biggest loss yet – A look back at previous justices replaced with more conservative successors

The saga over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health seems to ebb and flow from the headlines almost daily. Part of the mystery relates to the amount of information shared with the public. We know that, while treating Ginsburg for rib fractures, doctors found malignant lesions in her lungs that were promptly removed, and that subsequent tests have shown no evidence of any other cancer. Ginsburg has since missed oral arguments and is reportedly recovering at home while keeping current with the cour...
Tags: Health, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Planned Parenthood, Washington Post, Kentucky, White House, Politico, Barack Obama, Indiana, Austin, United States, Kansas, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Modifying healthcare delivery practices may improve discussions between youth and healthcare providers

Fewer than half of young people in the United States are having discussions of sensitive topics with their regular healthcare providers, according to a new study published in Pediatrics.
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Will CBD Change Modern Pain Management?

Today, CBD is used to treat a myriad of conditions and its effects are reflected in both controlled scientific studies and personal accounts. While not a cure for any specific condition, it promotes healing from within through neurological interactions rather than synthetic pharmaceutical painkillers. With the information we now have about this treatment, many are asking whether CBD is the future of pain management. What’s The Problem With The Current Pain Management? In 2005, the FDA release...
Tags: Health, Ms, United States, Fda, Lifehacks, IBS, Crohn, AEA, THC Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid


Study sheds light on the deadly venom of Mojave rattlesnakes

The Mojave rattlesnake, living in the deserts of the southwestern United States and central Mexico, is characterized by its lethal venom that can either shut down your body or tenderize your insides. Clemson University researchers say which one depends on where you're located.
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​Americans now more likely to die from opioids than car crashes

Each American has about a 1 in 7,569 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, according to a National Safety Council report. The probability of dying in a motor vehicle accident is 1 in 8,096.The death rate for opioids is now six times higher than it was in 1999, with about 130 Americans dying every day from the drugs.Narcan is a life-saving drug that can stop opioid overdoses in their tracks, however factors like stigma and cost are preventing this antidote from becoming more accessible. None F...
Tags: Health, Drugs, Policy, Mental Health, Public Health, United States, Innovation, Addiction, Associated Press, Npr, Council, Wood, Narcotics, Adams, Harvard Law School, Stephen Wood


Identifying genetic factors that lead to squamous cell carcinoma

Skin cancer is on the rise in the United States. Squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of cancer in the U.S., has the highest mortality rate of all non-melanoma skin cancers. In roughly two to five percent of patients, the disease will metastasize and spread throughout the body, making it difficult to treat.
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Racial disparities in asthma can be explained by socioeconomic and environmental factors

In the United States, there are persistent racial disparities in asthma prevalence, morbidity and mortality. These disparities can largely be explained by looking at socioeconomic and environmental factors, such as access to healthcare, a nationwide analysis shows.
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With up to 7.3 million people hit by flu so far this season, scientists search for better vaccine

Between 6.2 million and 7.3 million people in the United States have developed the flu this season, according to data released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Using the Facebook Advertisement Platform to Recruit Chinese, Korean, and Latinx Cancer Survivors for Psychosocial Research: Web-Based Survey Study

Background: Ethnic minority cancer survivors remain an understudied and underrepresented population in cancer research, in part, due to the challenge of low participant recruitment rates. Therefore, identifying effective recruitment strategies is imperative for reducing cancer health disparities among this population. With the widespread use of social media, health researchers have turned to Facebook as a potential source of recruitment. Objective: We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and effect...
Tags: Health, Facebook, US, Walmart, United States, Facebook Participants, Facebook Advertisement Platform


UTSA researchers reveal important insight into cocaine addiction

Researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio have revealed significant insight into cocaine addiction, a phenomenon which has grown significantly in the United States since 2015.
Tags: Health, United States, San Antonio, UTSA, The University of Texas


Electronics giant Philips invests in monitoring and information platform for expecting mothers

The international electronics and medical device giant Philips is pushing further into pregnancy and childcare services by leading a $6 million early stage investment in the pregnancy-focused app-developer and device manufacturer,  Babyscripts.  The Washington, DC-based company works with hospitals and healthcare providers to distribute a medical device and mobile app for monitoring blood pressure and providing neonatal care information for expecting mothers. According to Babyscripts co-founder...
Tags: Health, TC, Medicine, Electronics, Pregnancy, Tech, Fertility, United States, Washington Dc, Women's Health, Philips, Birth Control, Segura, Partner, Monitoring, Babyscripts


Freud versus Jung: a bitter feud over the meaning of sex

On 27 February 1907, at Berggasse 19 in Vienna, Sigmund Freud fell in love. The object of his affection was Carl Gustav Jung: 19 years younger than Freud, the young psychiatrist was already the clinical director of the prestigious Burghölzli Hospital and a professor at the University of Zurich. Jung had gained international recognition for his invention of the word-association test, and his practice was renowned for its gentle incisiveness. But when Jung read Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams...
Tags: Psychology, Sex, US, Mental Health, Brain, Vienna, Munich, United States, Judaism, Innovation, Consciousness, Mind, Sigmund Freud, Freud, Psychoanalysis, Clark University


Flu shot may be more effective than nasal vaccine

When it comes to vaccinating yourself -- or your kids -- against the flu, there are two options in the United States: a traditional shot or a nasal spray.
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It’s time to study firearm morbidity and mortality as we do any other public health issue

Among modern industrialized nations, only the United States endures the current public health epidemic of firearm-assisted injury and death. In 2017, nearly 40,000 people were shot to death in the U.S., while proponents of the Second Amendment continue to protect it at all costs — fighting even common sense measures such as limiting access to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Jerry Falwell is Wrong About the Poor

There are several head scratching quotes from Jerry Falwell, Jr. in his New Year’s Day interview with Joe Heims in the Washington Post. One such quote which caught my eye is this: Why have Americans been able to do more to help people in need around the world than any other country in history? It’s because of free enterprise, freedom, ingenuity, entrepreneurism and wealth. A poor person never gave anyone a job. A poor person never gave anybody charity, not of any real volume. It’s just common se...
Tags: Health, Washington, Britain, United States, Jesus, Christian, Infertility, Indiana University, Liberty University, Jerry Falwell, Jerry Falwell Jr, Falwell, Falwell Jr, Sun Myung Moon, Joe Heims, Indiana U methodology However


Rockefeller scientists uncover genetic mutation responsible for tuberculosis vulnerability

If you live in the United States, you are unlikely to come into contact with the microbe that causes tuberculosis. Your odds of encountering the microbe are so low, in fact, that risk factors for the disease can easily go unnoticed: If you happened to carry a gene that predisposed you to tuberculosis, you likely wouldn't know.
Tags: Health, United States, Rockefeller


Child deaths from opioids rising, say Yale researchers

In the mist of all the news on the opioid epidemic, details of how children are affected can be buried.A new report from Yale shows us the scope of the problem, and little we are doing about it. While the study is grim, it does show us that progress is possible and offers a few solutions.The United States is in the middle of one of the worst drug crises on record. In 2017 alone, 72,000 adults died from opioid overdoses. Let that number sink in, its higher than the death toll of the Vietnam war, ...
Tags: Health, Suicide, United States, Yale, Innovation, Addiction, Wilmington Delaware


Why flu makes you feel so bad

Every year, from 5 to 20 percent of the people in the United States will become infected with influenza virus. An average of 200,000 of these people will require hospitalization and up to 50,000 will die. Older folks over the age of 65 are especially susceptible to influenza infection, since the immune system becomes weaker with age. In addition, older folks are also more susceptible to long-term disability following influenza infection, especially if they are hospitalized.
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Study finds wide variation in neuraxial analgesia use in pregnant women across the United States

Pain relief for pregnant women in labor is commonly given in the form of epidural, spinal or combined spinal-epidural blockade, which is collectively referred to as neuraxial analgesia.
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Mental Health & Guns: Interview with Michael Sodini of Walk the Talk America

Mental Health & Guns: Interview with Michael Sodini of Walk the Talk America U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- When I was asked to set up an interview with Michael Sodini of “Walk the Talk America” I didn't know much about the organization. Walk the Talk America's (WTTA) mission: “is to fund research and development for outreach and promotion of mental health to reduce the misconceptions and prejudices that exist when it comes to mental illness and firearms. We believe we can be a catalyst for ch...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, New York City, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Mental Health, United States, New Jersey, Michael Jordan, Elton John, New Orleans, Ohio, John, Nevada, Denver


Born on drugs: Predictions about crack babies didn’t come true, offering hope for opioid era

To the courts, she was just a case number. It was impersonal because, at the time, she was one in a long line of “crack babies,” which is what newborns like her were called in 1996. Today, she has a name; Nancy Elizabeth Palmer. And even though she came into the world with little chance of surviving her birth mother’s addiction to crack (along with methamphetamine and opioids and anything she could get her hands on), Palmer is more than OK. These days, the condition is known as “neonatal abstine...
Tags: Health, News, California, Sport, Soccer, United States, Tennessee, Palmer, Courts, Orange County, Public Safety, Nancy, Matthew, Amelia, Melissa, Andrew


How religious exemptions will affect Medicaid managed care

In the United States, 25 million adult women are insured by their state Medicaid program. Medicaid covers 60 percent of all births in the United States as per federal law, and states must cover all pregnancy-related services for pregnant women with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty line. There are two Medicaid […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, United States, Medicaid, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


The Nightmare of a False Accusation

You’re at a restaurant and your partner accuses you of being attracted to a man or woman sitting nearby. There has been distance in your relationship and your partner accuses you of having an affair. You’re late for a date and you’re accused of being irresponsible. Hearing such things, you’re left reeling and feel powerless to respond.   Some accusations are more consequential than others. Being falsely accused of a crime is an Orwellian nightmare of unimaginable proportions. The rate of wrongf...
Tags: Psychology, General, Marriage, Relationships, Communication, Self-help, Self-esteem, Trauma, Infidelity, United States, New York New York, Don, Chicago Tribune, Grisham, Catlett, False Accusations


A physician was barred from attending any future IT meetings

In the mid-1990s, I was working as the medical director for a national computer processing company that had the medical policy and utilization review contract for many Medicaid programs in the United States. Within the first few weeks of being hired, I was invited to attend an IT meeting where the computer project supervisor was […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, United States, Primary Care, Health IT, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Exceptional longevity: why some people live to be more than 100-year old

Interventions that promote longevity, remembered by mnemonic: DEEP purple - “eat colorful plant foods: Dietary modification, Exercise, active Engagement, Purposeful living (click here to enlarge the image).Based on a Mayo Clinic Proceedings article (https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(18)30792-4/):Exceptional Human Longevity: the oldest old have an extreme phenotype of delayed onset of age-related diseases and/or resistance to lethal illnesses occurring earlier in life.Cent...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Japan, Lifestyle, United States, Mayo Clinic, Longevity, Ves Dimov, Germany Italy Greece Finland, Sweden Long


Senior Living: Successful aging requires determined action

By David W. Hart, Ph.D.  Contributing writer How to age successfully? It’s the million dollar question. Baby Boomers around the country are searching for age-defying remedies that prolong life and add to overall health and well-being. Successful aging is not exactly a new idea. The hope that later life could be a period of vitality was first expressed more than 2,000 years ago in Cicero’s treatise, De Senectute. The idea of successful aging reemerged in the 20th century and has been discussed an...
Tags: Health, Advice, Sport, Soccer, United States, Local News, Seniors, Kahn, Martin Seligman, Morris, Torrance, Cicero, David Hart, Rowe, Lindstrom, Senior Living



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