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Framingham cardiovascular risk prediction model from the 1990s still gives the best results

The so-called Framingham cardiovascular risk calculator was developed in 1991 on the basis of data gathered in the USA between 1968 and 1975. It is named after the town of the same name in Massachusetts, where a systematic evaluation of heart health had previously been conducted in the late 1940s.
Tags: Health, Usa, Massachusetts, Framingham


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


Gospel for Asia Settles RICO Lawsuit; Agrees to $37-Million Settlement

In court documents filed today, Gospel for Asia settled with plaintiffs Garland and Phyllis Murphy by agreeing to set aside $37-million in a Settlement Fund to provide relief for donors as well as cover court costs and attorneys’ fees. GFA also agreed to have Dr. Murphy join the board of the organization. Murphy and GFA will also work together to designate a replacement for K.P. Yohannan’s wife who will go off of the GFA board. GFA also agreed not to appoint any other relative of Yohannan to the...
Tags: Health, Asia, Usa, Infertility, Murphy, Garland, GFA, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, Yohannan, Gospel for Asia, K.P. Yohannan, Phyllis Murphy, GFA USA, Preliminary Approval Order GFA USA, Security GFA


I Think I’ve Been Dissociating for Over a Decade

I am not too sure if this is dissociation or maladaptive daydreaming so I have come to ask about my situation. I have been doing this since I was a child and I am now in my 20s- I would make up scenarios in my head with me in them and I do it all the time. It mostly distracts me from doing my schoolwork and staying present. I find that I also do this during times when I need to listen such as during lectures. When I am home in my room, I will often walk around and around my room while being in t...
Tags: Psychology, Usa, Depression, Therapy, Personality, Adhd, Dissociation, Gestalt, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID, Drama Therapy, Psychodrama


AAT and DMG MORI USA join hands for on-machine measurement software

Applied Automation Technologies, Inc. and DMG MORI USA Inc. will offer this innovative technology as a solution within the DMG MORI Qualified Products program.
Tags: Health, Usa, Dmg, Applied Automation Technologies Inc, DMG MORI USA Inc


There Are Some Intriguing Differences Between The USA And Japan In How Emotions Influence Health

By Emma Young. Cultural attitudes to what is and is not a desirable emotional state, and related behaviours, can influence health, and deserve more attention.
Tags: Psychology, Health, Japan, Usa, Mental Health, Cross-cultural, Emotion, Emma Young


Podcast: How to Change Your Psychological Identity

 We all know that addiction, severe depression, and other conditions change our personality. What few know, however, is just how deeply ingrained that change can be, and how difficult (and scary) it can be to try to become “ourselves” again. In this episode, we examine such changes through the experiences of our guest, who overcame depression and addiction, and now helps others do the same. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! ...
Tags: Psychology, Usa, General, Wales, Depression, Afghanistan, Personality, David, Hawaii, Addiction, Recovery, Vincent, Wayne Dyer, Gabe Howard, Wayne, Vince


Evolutionary models could reveal what it takes to be a giant shark

In a paper published by Evolution, research led by Swansea University's Dr Catalina Pimiento and co-authored by an international team of scientists from the UK, Europe and the USA examined the biological traits of all sharks and rays before running a series of evolutionary models to seek how gigantism evolved over time.
Tags: Health, Usa, UK Europe, Swansea University s Dr Catalina Pimiento


My Mom and I Constantly Fight

My mom and I are always fighting. She is constantly telling me how to live my life and that any choices I make are wrong. She always constantly puts down my husband and says the nastiest, most vile things about him and I. I try to talk to her about it but it always ends with her and I yelling at each other and her telling me that I am being disrespectful to her. She has told me multiple times that she wishes she had a different daughter when all I ever try to do is compromise with her and try to...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Usa, General, Fighting, Relationships, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Personality, Parenting & Children, Family Therapy, Adolescence, Conflict Resolution, Family Arguments


New substance could improve efficacy of established breast cancer treatments

Physicians from Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences in Krems (Austria) demonstrate potential for clinical application, collaborating with research groups from Germany, the USA, and China.
Tags: Health, Usa, Germany, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Krems Austria


Early treatment does not reduce risk of heart disease, shows study

When is high blood pressure dangerous? Medical associations offer widely differing answers. In the USA, for example, patients are seen as hypertensive much sooner than in Germany.
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Brain-computer interface enables people with tetraplegia to operate tablet devices

An investigational brain-computer interface can enable people with paralysis to directly operate an off-the-shelf tablet device by thinking about making cursor movements and clicks, according to a study published November 21, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Paul Nuyujukian, Jose Albites-Sanabria, and Jad Saab from the BrainGate consortium, USA, and colleagues.
Tags: Health, Usa, PLOS ONE, Paul Nuyujukian Jose Albites Sanabria, Jad Saab


New 15-minute scan could help diagnose brain damage in babies up to two years old

A 15-minute scan could help diagnose brain damage in babies up to two years earlier than current methods. In a study of over 200 babies at seven hospitals across the UK and the USA, researchers found the brain scan, called magnetic resonance spectroscopy, predicted damage with 98 percent accuracy.
Tags: Health, Usa, UK


Zinc can protect against oxidative stress when taken along with coffee, tea, and chocolate

Ageing and a low life expectancy are caused, at least partly, by oxidative stress. A team of researchers led by Prof. Dr. Ivana Ivanovi-Burmazovi from the Chair of Bioinorganic Chemistry at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), together with researchers from the USA, have discovered that zinc can activate an organic molecule, helping to protect against oxidative stress.
Tags: Health, Usa, Ivana Ivanovi Burmazovi, Bioinorganic Chemistry


Birthday Wine Lunch

It’s becoming a tradition to make a trip to Charlottesville every year for my birthday.  We take the day off and have a kid-free day to relax and enjoy lunch and a vineyard trip. We started the day at Veritas, then went to Pippin Hill later in the day for lunch.     Pippin Hill has a top-notch restaurant and I love discovering what they are serving on their seasonal menus. More
Tags: Health, Fashion, Usa, Virginia, Charlottesville, Infertility, Veritas, Winery, Vineyard, Pippin Hill


September Mileage Update

USA-Reiseblogger / Pixabay September was an amazing month mileage wise.  So much so that I even went back and double checked the numbers.  This was a pretty big month, training wise.  Not only was I pushing towards Giant Acorn, but I also needed to get my mileage up for this weekend’s Army Ten Miler. I can’t say that I felt like I was putting in a lot of miles. I was just making sure to put in the time and get in my workouts.  Clearly those small things add up. September Totals: Swim – 8.3 mi...
Tags: Health, Usa, Fitness, Army


Trans Lifeline Peer Support Helpline for Transgender

If you’re a trans adult or teen who needs help and support for issues related to your trans identity, there’s a fantastic support organization available. It’s called Trans Lifeline and it offers valuable, life-saving resources for trans and questioning individuals. In addition to a helpline — 877-565-8860 (in Canada, please call: 877-330-6366) — it also offers additional informational resources and micro grants. According to the group’s website, “Trans Lifeline was founded in 2014 as a peer-s...
Tags: Psychology, Usa, General, US, Personality, Canada, United States, Trans, Trans Lifeline, Transgendered, Trans Hotline


Trans Lifeline Peer Support Helpline for Transgendered

If you’re a trans adult or teen who needs help and support for issues related to your trans identity, there’s a fantastic support organization available. It’s called Trans Lifeline and it offers valuable, life-saving resources for trans and questioning individuals. In addition to a helpline — 877-565-8860 (in Canada, please call: 877-330-6366) — they also offer additional informational resources and microgrants. According to their website, “Trans Lifeline was founded in 2014 as a peer-support...
Tags: Psychology, Usa, General, US, Personality, Canada, United States, Trans, Trans Lifeline, Transgendered, Trans Hotline


Researchers identify a new cause of chronic stress in the brain

In an international collaboration between MedUni Vienna, Semmelweis University in Budapest, the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and Yale University in the USA, researchers have identified a new process in the brain that is responsible for the delayed stress response and the long-term effects of stress: with a delay of 10 minutes after the "danger", the area of the brain that reacts to stress and responsible for further action is activated via the cerebral fluid.
Tags: Health, Usa, Budapest, Stockholm, Yale University, Karolinska Institute, MedUni Vienna Semmelweis University


August Mileage Recap

USA-Reiseblogger / Pixabay A quick break from the vacation recaps (which are almost done!) for a mileage update. While I am absolutely looking forward to fall weather, I am sad that the summer is over.  Of course, the weather doesn’t seem to know that, as it’s supposed to be in the 90’s all week, but the school busses are out, I’m back to choir practice, and the months of “summer attire” at work (read: slightly less dressy) are over. August was an amazing month for me, with the Baltic cruise.  ...
Tags: Health, Usa, Fitness


STD rates are skyrocketing in USA

According to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week, nearly 2.3 million sexually transmitted diseases (STD) cases were diagnosed in the country in 2017. This is by far the highest the country has ever faced, says the agency. The numbers were 200,000 in 2016 they add.
Tags: Health, Usa, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Sexually transmitted diseases surge for 4th year in a row: CDC

In 2017, nearly 2.3 million STD cases were diagnosed in the USA, the highest number ever reported, topping previously highest year of 2016 by 200,000 cases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released new numbers on STDs in America. (more…)
Tags: Health, Post, Usa, News, Cdc, Sex, America, Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Stds, Picks


Suicide Can Bring a Complicated Type of Grief

The path of grief is never a straight line. I got the call on a Wednesday evening from my husband. Earlier in the day, he had driven by a cliff where traffic had been stopped, with helicopters and fire engines on the scene. He had heard that a truck had gone over the cliff, but that’s all he knew. Later that day, he found out the truck had been driven by our friend. The place where it was driven off the cliff made it clear that it had been purposeful. The day before, I had heard news of Kate ...
Tags: Psychology, Grief, Usa, Suicide, America, United Kingdom, Kate Spade, Npr, Grief And Loss, Publishers, Anthony Bourdain, Spirituality & Health, My dad, American Psychological Association, Rose McGowan, Kaslow


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


Mid-Year Goals Check-In

USA-Reiseblogger / Pixabay So even though it’s well past mid-year, I thought I would go back and look at the goals I set for myself at the beginning of the year. I’ll be honest, I haven’t given them any thought.  Which is not how goals are supposed to work.  You’re supposed to set them and then work towards meeting them, not ignore them and hope things go okay.  However, 2018 went completely off the rails for me so it’s no surprise I wasn’t focused on my initial goals. Finish my 70.3 Well, th...
Tags: Health, Usa, Chattanooga, Labral


July Mileage Update

USA-Reiseblogger / Pixabay July.  It’s the month I’ve been aiming for since my hip injury was diagnosed.  And all the recovery time was totally worth it.  I’m still far from being back to full form, but I’m getting to race and workout without pain, and it’s been amazing. July Totals Swim – 8 miles Bike – 163 miles Run – 27 miles Lower numbers than June, which is to be expected, with a post-race recovery week in there.  Near the end of the month, I also did something that sent my back muscles in...
Tags: Health, Usa, Fitness, Army


National Prayer Breakfast Organizer Doug Burleigh Predicted Putin and Trump Would Become Friends

With the indictment of Maria Butina for conspiracy and acting as an agent of the Russian government, public attention has come upon the Fellowship Foundation. Founded by the late Doug Coe, I crossed paths with the FF beginning in 2009 when Ugandan affiliates of that organization promoted the death penalty for GLB people in the Ugandan Parliament via the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. I took a strong stand against that bill which eventually led to an invitation to the National Prayer Breakfast, hosted ...
Tags: Health, Usa, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, Donald Trump, Infertility, Trump, Burleigh, Ugandan Parliament, National Prayer Breakfast, Jeff Sharlet, Doug Burleigh, Doug Coe, Fellowship Foundation


White Oak Lavender Farm

I heard about a lavender farm in Harrisonburg and immediately put it on my list to visit.  I emailed them earlier in May and they said mid-June would be peak time, so that’s when we went. We had a fun afternoon touring the farm and learning about growing, harvesting and distilling lavender. It was beautiful there, but I have to be honest, I was expecting more fields of color and it just wasn’t like that. More
Tags: Travel, Health, Usa, Virginia, Infertility, Lavender, Harrisonburg, Lavender Farm, White Oak Lavender, White Oak Lavender Farm


Outer Banks Travel Guide

At the end of May, we took the kids on their first Outer Banks beach vacation. I came here as a child and have been here countless times so I couldn’t wait to introduce them to this special place. We had been holding out for more maturity, but decided we really wanted to go and they had been asking to go, so we decided to give it a try. More
Tags: Travel, Health, Usa, Duck, North Carolina, Infertility, What To Do, Travel Guide, Corolla, Outer Banks, OBX, Nags Head



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