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Friendships – The Key To Happiness

You're reading Friendships – The Key To Happiness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. I often recommend to others who seek to do what I tried, DON’T! It is too dangerous – you are taking an awful risk. It is not wise to isolate yourself for twelve months and spend hour upon hour peering inside, facing your worst pains and fears, trying to see beyond them for answers that might not...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Relationships, Friendship, Happiness, US, Sydney, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Winfried Sedoff

San Francisco floats ban on e-cigarettes pending US review

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is trying to crack down on electronic cigarettes that critics say aggressively target kids, with an official on Tuesday planning to propose what’s believed to be the first U.S. ban on their sale until the federal government regulates vaping products. City Attorney Dennis Herrera said he, Chicago and New […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, US, San Francisco, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Dennis Herrera

Investors just made a $35 million bet on a startup that wants to help people find food and housing to keep them healthy

Unite Us, a health-tech company that wants to help connect health systems to services like housing and food with the hope of keeping people healthier and out of the hospital, just raised another $35 million.  The hope is to improve on a process that already happens over the phone or through written-down referrals in a way that speeds it up and tracks the outcomes.  Health plans are looking at new ways to keep their members healthy that include paying for patients' rents and promoting better ea...
Tags: Health, New York, Kaiser Permanente, US, Trends, West Coast, Air Force, Brown, UnitedHealth Group, Mid Atlantic, Bernard J Tyson, Tyson, Nancy Brown, Oak HC FT, Unite Us, Dan Brillman

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

Testosterone treatment lowers recurrence rates in low-risk prostate cancer patients

In the largest such study so far undertaken, US researchers have shown that testosterone replacement slows the recurrence of prostate cancer in low-risk patients.
Tags: Health, US

A new study has investigated who watched the ISIS beheading videos, why, and what effect it had on them

In the summer of 2014, two videos were released that shocked the world. They showed the beheadings, by ISIS, of two American journalists – first, James Foley and then Steven Sotloff. Though the videos were widely discussed on TV, print and online news, most outlets did not show the full footage. However, it was not difficult to find links to the videos online. At the time, Sarah Redmond at the University of California, Irvine and her colleagues were already a year into a longitudinal study to as...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Isis, Media, Religion, US, Brain, Middle East, Islam, Innovation, Boston Marathon Bombing, James Foley, Steven Sotloff, Mind, BPS Research Digest, Redmond

Your romantic partner is probably less intelligent than you think, suggests new study

It's now well known that many of us over-estimate our own brainpower. In one study, more than 90 per cent of US college professors famously claimed to be better than average at teaching, for instance – which would be highly unlikely. Our egos blind us to our own flaws.But do we have an even more inflated view of our nearest and dearest? It seems we do – that's the conclusion of a new paper published in Intelligence journal, which has shown that we consistently view our romantic partners as being...
Tags: Psychology, UK, Sex, Relationships, Love, US, Intelligence, Brain, Innovation, BPS Research Digest, David Robson, Hodder Stoughton, Gignac, University of Western Australia, University of Warsaw, Cognitive Science

US opioid prescriptions drop by a half but it’s not all good news

The number of opioid prescriptions issued each month in the US dropped to less than a half. However, experts remain concerned about the number of high-risk prescriptions.
Tags: Health, US

Cancer-Related Internet Use and Its Association With Patient Decision Making and Trust in Physicians Among Patients in an Early Drug Development Clinic: A Questionnaire-Based Cross-Sectional Observational Study

Background: The role of cancer-related internet use on the patient-physician relationship has not been adequately explored among patients who are cancer-related internet users (CIUs) in early-phase clinical trial clinics. Objective: We examined the association between cancer-related internet use and the patient-physician relationship and decision making among CIUs in an early drug development clinic. Methods: Of 291 Phase I clinic patients who completed a questionnaire on internet use, 179 were ...
Tags: Health, US, National Cancer Institute NCI, NCI, Mann Whitney, Wilcoxon

Gospel for Asia’s Headquarters Funded by Canadian Donor Funds – Guest Post by Bruce Morrison

Bruce Morrison is a pastor in Nova Scotia, CA and a former Gospel for Asia supporter. In recent years, he has actively sought to bring to light GFA’s practices regarding fund raising and spending. In this guest post, Morrison documents and describes the path of funds from Canadian donors to India and then the Wills Point, TX where they were spent to complete the GFA headquarters. The routing of money from Canadian donors who thought they were spending money to help poor India people to the Wills...
Tags: Health, Asia, Usa, Texas, India, Court, US, West, Canada, Infertility, Sri Lanka, Hamilton, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Rbc, Morrison

The Fantastical World of Damian Jacob Markiewicz Sendler

Meet Damian Jacob Markiewicz Sendler aka Dr. Damian Jacob Sendler aka Damian Dariusz Markiewicz. According to him, he’s “an award-winning Polish-American clinician sexologist, the scholar of forensic and legal medicine, the scientist trained in digital epidemiology, and the media health expert personality.” He’s been quoted by more than a dozen online publications internationally about his unique research examining human sexual behavior. However, according to Gizmodo journalist Jennings Brown, m...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Europe, Usa, New York, General, Boston, US, America, Harvard, Poland, Gizmodo, New York State, Special Report, Warsaw, Eastern Europe

The Personality Type Linked To Poor Mental Health

This personality type affects around one in six people in the US. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, US, Mental Health, Personality, Jeremy Dean, Poor Mental Health

It's not just measles: Mumps, whooping cough and other vaccine-preventable diseases are still in the US

She walked into the emergency room with an infant in her arms. "My baby, please help my baby," she said between sobs. I followed her into the room and asked what her baby's name was and whether I could hold her.
Tags: Health, US

Review of research evidence suggests increased suicide rates in high-altitude areas

High-altitude areas-; particularly the US intermountain states-; have increased rates of suicide and depression, suggests a review of research evidence in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
Tags: Health, US, Harvard Review of Psychiatry

Researchers develop statistical approach to reveal elusive cancer-promoting genes

Australian and US researchers have developed a way to discover elusive cancer-promoting genes, and have already identified one that appears to promote aggressive breast cancers.
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SoftBank launches the Innovation Fund, committing $2B to invest in Latin America

While SoftBank continues to make big bets on startups out of its $100-billion Vision Fund, it has also launched another investment vehicle to invest in tech opportunities specifically in Latin America. Today the group announced the SoftBank Innovation Fund, which is starting out with a $2 billion commitment to invest in tech startups in Central and South America, specifically starting in the countries of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, covering areas like e-commerce, digital fi...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Asia, Mexico, China, India, Softbank, Funding, US, Tech, Bloomberg, Healthcare, Venture Capital

Ankle FAK - musings

Refurbished my aging AFAK today and with time on my hands, pondered it. Have not seen this in general use outside of very particular applications, but for many years I have worn an AFAK (ankle first aid kit) when travelling and working. It's handy, discreet, always "on", and surprisingly useful even when First Aid is not called for. It's especially useful when you are on business or casual travel and you need one or more items from it. (It's not intended to be in any way a replacement for my ...
Tags: Health, US, Weapon, Fitness and First Aid, Coleman, Leatherman, Laerdal

Higher rates of anxiety and depression found among patients with atopic dermatitis

A British Journal of Dermatology study has found substantially higher rates of anxiety and depression among US adults with atopic dermatitis, compared to those without. The study also found that anxiety and depression often go undiagnosed in these individuals.
Tags: Health, US, British Journal of Dermatology

Even with measles outbreaks across the US, at least 20 states have proposed anti-vaccination bills

Across the country, counties are reporting measles cases: at least 206 in 11 states, per the latest count. On social media, platforms such as Facebook and YouTube are facing pressure to crack down on conspiracy theories and misinformation about vaccines. And on Capitol Hill, lawmakers are discussing what they're calling "a growing public health threat."

Nevada cites US warnings in bid to block plutonium shipments

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s latest bid to block incoming shipments of weapons-grade plutonium points to the U.S. Energy Department’s own scientific warnings about the dangers of prematurely moving the highly radioactive material out of South Carolina. State lawyers say in briefs filed this week with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, US, Nation, Nevada, South Carolina State, 9th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, RENO Nev AP, U S Energy Department

US regulators warn that some Claire’s makeup has asbestos

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators on Tuesday warned people not to use certain Claire’s makeup products because tests confirmed they contained asbestos. The Food and Drug Administration said Claire’s refused to comply with its request for a recall, and that the agency doesn’t have the power to force one. A representative for Claire’s did […]
Tags: Health, Business, New York, News, US, Ap, Nation, Food And Drug Administration, Claire

US regulators warn people not to use some Claire’s makeup

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators are warning people not to use certain Claire’s makeup products because tests confirmed they contained asbestos. The Food and Drug Administration says Claire’s refused its request for a recall, and that the agency doesn’t have the power to force one. A representative for Claire’s did not immediately have a […]
Tags: Health, Business, New York, News, US, Nation, Food And Drug Administration, Claire

I defied mother to get vaccinated for safety of me and others, US teen says

Ethan Lindenberger tells Congress anti-vaxxers such as his mother obtain information ‘anecdotally’ from web not doctors The Ohio teenager who defied his mother’s wishes and got himself vaccinated for measles has appeared before a congressional panel to assert his confidence in the efficacy and safety of the US vaccination program. Related: Revealed: AmazonSmile helps fund anti-vaccine groups Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Congress, US, Society, World news, US news, US politics, Ohio, Ethan Lindenberger

Electronic Health Behaviors Among US Adults With Chronic Disease: Cross-Sectional Survey

Background: With increased access to technology and the internet, there are many opportunities for utilizing electronic health (eHealth), internet, or technology-delivered health services and information for the prevention and management of chronic diseases. Objective: The aim of this paper was to explore (1) the differences in technology use, (2) Web-based health information seeking and use behaviors, (3) attitudes toward seeking health information on the Web, and (4) the level of eHealth liter...
Tags: Health, US

Rep Pramila Jayapal's Medicare For All Act fixes America's dire and broken health-care system; take action to support it now!

Pramila Jayapal [D-WA] has introduced the , which mandates comprehensive health-care reform so that Americans can enjoy the same basic right to high-quality health care that the people in every other developed nation have had for decades, while ending the cream-skimming and price-gouging created by America's fragmented system, which is a gift to grifters and middlemen, but which leaves patients and medical professionals mired in needless expense and bureaucracy, a system so byzantine and ineff...
Tags: Health, Post, News, US, America, ACA, Universal Health Care, Pramila Jayapal, Medicare For All, Grifter Capitalism

FDA warns Canadian company about distributing 'potentially dangerous' drugs in US

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to the Canadian company CanaRx for playing a role in "the introduction of unapproved new drugs and misbranded drugs" to the United States, according to the letter.
Tags: Health, US, United States, Fda, US Food and Drug Administration, CanaRx

Different kinds of loneliness – Having poor quality relationships is associated with greater distress than having too few

Loneliness not only feels bad, experts have characterised it as a disease that increases the risk of a range of physical and psychological disorders. Some national prevalence estimates for loneliness are alarming. Although they can be as low as 4.4 per cent (in Azerbaijan), in other countries (such as Denmark) as many as 20 per cent of adults report being either moderately or severely lonely. However, there's no established way of identifying loneliness. Most diagnostic methods treat it as a one...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, US, Society, Mental Health, Depression, Innovation, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Emotions, Dublin, Loneliness, BPS Research Digest, Trinity College, Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric Epidemiology

It’s a new era for fertility tech

Women’s health has long been devoid of technological innovation, but when it comes to fertility options, that’s starting to change. Startups in the space are securing hundreds of millions in venture capital investment, a significant increase to the dearth of funding collected in previous years. Fertility entrepreneurs are focused on a growing market: couples are choosing to reproduce later in life, an increasing number of female breadwinners are able to make their own decisions about when and ho...
Tags: Health, Startups, Y Combinator, Instagram, Berlin, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Linkedin, Tech, Paypal, Venture Capital, Women's Health, Glow, Sequoia Capital, Max Levchin

Bill Jenkins, who helped end the infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study, has died at age 73

The epidemiologist helped sound the alarm on the study, one of the darkest chapters in US medical history.
Tags: Health, US, Bill Jenkins

Study: US pedestrian deaths hit highest number since 1990

DETROIT (AP) — The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roads last year was the highest in 28 years, according to a report from a safety organization. Using data reported by states, the Governors Highway Safety Association estimates that 6,227 pedestrians were killed last year. That’s up 4 percent from 2017 and 35 percent since […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, US, Ap, Nation, Detroit, Governors Highway Safety Association

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