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The seven types of rest: I spent a week trying them all. Could they help end my exhaustion?

When we feel extreme fatigue most of us focus on sleep problems. But proper relaxation takes many forms. I spent a week exploring what really works“Are you the most tired you can ever remember being?” asks a friend. Well, yes. I have it easy – my caring responsibilities are limited and my work is physically undemanding and very low stakes – but I am wrecked. The brain fog, tearful confusion and deep lethargy I feel seems near universal. A viral tweet from February asked: “Just to confirm … every...
Tags: Health, Google, Science, Sleep, Medicine, Life and style, Health & wellbeing

Lindsey Buckingham Gives Retroactive Credit To Blinker The Star And Medicine Songwriters

Lindsey Buckingham has given retroactive songwriting credit to Blinker The Star’s Jordon Zadorozny and Medicine’s Brad Laner after accidentally plagiarizing one of their songs. Upon hearing “Swan Song,” a standout on Buckingham’s new self-titled solo album, Zadorozny noticed that it sounded remarkably similar to “Mind’s Eye,” a song that he co-wrote with Laner over 20 years ago. “It was a strange feeling of déjà vu, but a déjà vu where your hero is singing your song,” Zadorozny tells Spin.
Tags: Music, News, Medicine, Lindsey Buckingham, Blinker the Star, Jordon Zadorozny, Brad Laner, Star And Medicine Songwriters, Zadorozny, Laner

Linda Evangelista says CoolSculpting left her disfigured. Five women say it happened to them too

A doctor holds the instrument used in CoolSculpting.Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images CoolSculpting has been sold as a quick and easy route to a slimmer silhouette. Supermodel Linda Evangelista filed a lawsuit in September saying CoolSculpting left her disfigured due to an adverse reaction known as PAH. Sometimes called the "stick of butter effect," PAH may be more common than people think. Insider talked to women who experienced it.  For the last decade, CoolSculpting has been m...
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Needle Free Injections: The J-Tip

This totally new and unique way of injecting medicine is genius. The device uses its own Co2 to rapidly force the medicine into the skin within a fraction of a second. The J-Tip is used by some diabetics, to inject insulin. Yes this device is so easy to use... it could be used at home. In my case, the nurse used it to numb the area where the arterial IV was to be placed for surgery. It looks exactly like the like the picture to the left, although what you cannot hear is the loud pop of the ...
Tags: Home, Medicine, Free, Surgery, Doctors, Injection, Needle, Hunter Dalton

What happened when a man drank 6 glowsticks

A 26-year-old man went to the emergency room complaining of nausea and insomnia. He had consumed the liquid inside six glowsticks. He said he did so in order to spite the label that warned users not to drink the liquid. Fortunately, glow stick liquid is not acutely toxic, so they man survived. — Read the rest
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Covid death toll overtakes that of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

The data are imprecise, but October likely saw the death toll from Covid-19 surpass that of HIV/AIDS in the United States. According to Johns Hopkins University, 746,000 people in America have died in the U.S. with Covid-19. The Kaiser Foundation reports that "More than 700,000 people in the U.S., — Read the rest
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Q&A Sessions: Dr Zolelwa Sifumba on learning to rest and healing herself

Dr Zolelwa Sifumba went from being a frontline healthcare worker to stepping back from clinical work. She speaks to Elna Schütz about her shift into more open spaces The post Q&A Sessions: Dr Zolelwa Sifumba on learning to rest and healing herself appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Medicine, Rest, Meditation, Mental Health, Dancing, Healing, Anxiety, Nature, South Africa, Artists, Doctors, National, Introverts, Advocacy, Nomad

How biodiversity loss is jeopardising the drugs of the future

From willow bark to mosquitoes, nature has been a source of vital medications for centuries. But species die-off caused by human activity is putting this at risk What will biodiversity loss mean for drug discovery?Traditionally used as a painkiller for headaches, snowdrops are now known to slow the onset of dementia. In the 1950s, a natural alkaloid called galantamine was extracted from the bulbs. Today, a synthesised version of this is used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and scientists are invest...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Environment, Wildlife, Conservation, Plants, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease, Biodiversity, Antibiotics, Malaria, Insects

Some US patients waiting for organ transplants must get Covid vaccine or be removed from list

Transplant patients take immune-suppressing drugs and non-vaccinated recipients are more likely to die of infectionHealth systems in Colorado and Washington are removing unvaccinated patients from organ transplant lists, given research that unprotected recipients are much more likely to die from Covid-19.UCHealth in Colorado told a patient on the kidney transplant waiting list that she needed to get vaccinated in the next 30 days or she would be removed from the list. Leilani Lutali told 9News t...
Tags: Medicine, Colorado, Washington, US, US news, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, COVID, Leilani Lutali

COVID-19 pill could be a "game changer"

Drug companies Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics report that their antivral pill molnupravir may be a tremendous help protecting patients infected with COVID-19. According to clinical trial data from an interim analysis 29 days after the study began, "molnupiravir reduced the risk of hospitalization or death by approximately 50%" for people with mild to moderate COVID-19. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Medicine, Merck, Biopharma, COVID-19, Ridgeback Biotherapeutics launches with $3.7M to tackle virtual diabetes care

Founders like to create companies around what they know, and Frank Westermann and Anton Kittelberger know diabetes. They met and bonded over both having type 1 diabetes — Westermann was diagnosed over 25 years ago — and started the MySugr app for diabetes self-management in 2012 (they won a TC pitch-off back in 2011). Four years later, Westermann moved to the U.S. from Austria to introduce MySugr stateside before the company was acquired by Roche for $100 million in 2017. The pair moved on to th...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Apps, Texas, Medicine, California, Funding, Tech, Diabetes, Hypertension, Austria, Vienna, United States, Healthcare

Journey Clinical raises $3M to allow psychotherapists to prescribe psychedelics

Psychedelics companies are all the rage right now. Compass Pathways is working with the magic mushroom compound psilocybin to treat depression. It’s has raised $290 million in total. Atai Life Sciences — backed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel — brought in $258 million from its IPO. In the tech space, this has not gone unnoticed and the same business models that have been used in other platforms for health and wellness startups are coming to psychedelics. The latest is Journey Clinical, based ou...
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Designing Contact-Tracing Apps

Susan Landau wrote an essay on the privacy, efficacy, and equity of contract-tracing smartphone apps. Also see her excellent book on the topic. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: Medicine, Privacy, Uncategorized, Smartphones, Geolocation, Bruce Schneier, Susan Landau, Academic Papers, COVID-19

TikTok tics: when Tourette's syndrome went viral

Mass psychogenic illness, also known as mass hysteria, is when a group of people manifest physical symptoms from imagined threats. History is littered with outbreaks of mass hysteria. Recently, alleged cases of Tourette's syndrome appeared all over the world. Was it real or mass psychogenic illness?While the term is often avoided for fear of ridiculing something more serious, mass psychogenic illness (MPI) — also known as mass sociogenic illness (MSI) or mass hysteria — is a real occurrence th...
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Biden Lays Out Six-Step Plan for Keeping Covid-19 Under Control for Good

In a speech this afternoon, President Joe Biden laid out a course of action for containing the once-again resurgent pandemic in the U.S. Among other things, the administration will enforce vaccine mandates for the majority of federal employees and contractors, and they’ll put strong pressure on private businesses to…Read more...
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India Is Trying to Contain Latest Outbreak of Deadly Nipah Virus After 12-Year-Old Dies

Health officials in India are trying to stop the spread of yet another serious infectious disease. Over the weekend, a 12-year-old boy died from an infection caused by the Nipah virus, a highly lethal germ spread from bats or contaminated food that can also spread between people. Hundreds of people potentially exposed…Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Medicine, India, Virus, Virology, Nipah Virus, Medical Specialties, Zoonoses, Disaster Accident, Animal Virology, Health Medical Pharma, Zoonosis, Viral Diseases, Henipavirus, Paramyxoviridae

Twins conjoined at the head were separated after a rare 12-hour surgery, meaning they can see each other for the first time

Israeli twins look at one another after having undergone a rare separation surgery at Soroka Medical Centre in Beersheva, Israel. Soroka Medical Centre/Handout/REUTERS A pair of one-year-old twins who were joined at the head have been separated. The operation, which took place in Israel last Thursday, over took 12 hours. The surgery was one of 20 ever done in the world, a hospital surgeon said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A pair of one-year-old Israeli twins girls, who...
Tags: UK, Science, Medicine, Israel, US, Trends, Bbc, News UK, Surgery, Twins, Infant, MRT, Jerusalem Post, Pediatrics, Marianne Guenot, Soroka Medical Centre

A Woman's IUD Left Inside for 20 Years Was Covered by Bacteria That Caused Serious Infection

An intrauterine device (IUD) left in a woman for more than 20 years may have contributed to a nasty infection that sent her to the emergency room, doctors in Japan reported this week. The long-expired birth control device was found surrounded by bacteria that caused her months of fever and abdominal pain. Once the…Read more...
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Blood Donor Study Estimates Over 80% of American Adults Now Have Coronavirus Antibodies

New research indicates that over 80% of American adults now have antibodies to the coronavirus, earned either through infection or vaccination. The study, based on data collected from blood donors, estimates that over 80% of Americans over the age of 16 had these antibodies as of May 2021. The authors do caution,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Virus, Vaccination, Vaccine, Immunology, Antibodies, Epidemiology, Clinical Medicine, Covid 19, Medical Specialties, Zoonoses, Health Medical Pharma, Hiv Vaccine Development

North Korea Rejects 3 Million Doses of China's Covid-19 Vaccine

The government of North Korea rejected almost 3 million doses of China’s covid-19 vaccine Sinovac this week, claiming they should be sent to countries that are struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, according to U.S. state-financed broadcaster Voice of America. The authoritarian country has reported zero cases of…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, North Korea, China, Medical Research, Kim Jong Un, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Voice of America, Moderna, Health Sciences, Sinovac Biotech

Masks Work, Major Study Finds

An enormous randomized trial of communities in Bangladesh seems to provide the clearest evidence yet that regular mask-wearing can impede the spread of the covid-19 pandemic. The study found that villages where masks were highly promoted and became more popular experienced noticeably lower rates of covid-like symptoms…Read more...
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Why Your Doctor Doesn't Want to Give You an 'Off Label' COVID Vaccine

When Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was approved in August, it was only approved for ages 16 and up as a two-dose series. But since fully-approved vaccines and medications can be used “off label,” many of us started wondering if providers could administer the vaccine to children or give boosters to people who wouldn’t…Read more...
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Woman Arrested Trying to Enter Hawaii With 'Maderna' Covid-19 Vaccine Card

A 24-year-old woman from Illinois was arrested on Sunday while trying to enter Hawaii with a fake covid-19 vaccination record card. How did authorities know it was fake? For starters, the counterfeit card said the woman had received the “Maderna” vaccine rather than the Moderna vaccine.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Articles, Hawaii, World Health Organization, Illinois, Tropical Diseases, Medical Records, Passports, David Ige, Moderna, Vaccine Hesitancy, Maderna, Covid 19, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine

White House May Be Clashing With CDC and FDA Experts Over Covid-19 Booster Shots

There appears to be growing tension between the Biden administration and at least some people affiliated with public health agencies over recommending covid-19 booster shots for all next month. Two senior officials with the Food and Drug Administration are leaving, reportedly in part due to the White House’s decision…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Cdc, White House, Medical Research, Food And Drug Administration, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Clinical Trials, Beth Bell, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Peter Marks

How Vaccine Side Effects Compare to COVID Symptoms

The COVID-19 vaccines have become somewhat notorious for their side effects: fatigue, sore arm, maybe a fever. In a few rare cases, there are more serious complications, like inflammation of the heart. So is it riskier to get a vaccine or to take your chances with COVID itself? Read more...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Medical Research, Pfizer, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Grace Lee, Moderna, Health Sciences, BioNtech, Covid 19, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Rna Vaccines

What to Expect When You Start Hypnosis for Anxiety

If fear and anxiety have gained a hold on your life, you know they can feel like they’re consuming everything. You can medicate or meditate, read self-help books, or try to push through on your own—but it’s always best to admit when you need help, then seek it out.Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Suggestion, Relaxation, Mind, Lifehacks, Hypnosis, Self, Trance, Human Interest, Hypnotherapy, Subconscious, Self Hypnosis, Draftthe Theories Of Hypnosis, Gigi Arnaud

Southeast Asia “omnichannel” health startup Doctor Anywhere gets $88M SGD

Doctor Anywhere, a startup that takes an “omnichannel” approach to healthcare, announced today it has raised $88 million SGD (about $65.7 million USD) in Series C funding. The round was led by Asia Partners, with participation from Novo Holdings, Philips and OSK-SBI Partners. It also included returning investors EDBI, Square Peg, IHH Healthcare, Kamet Capital and Pavilion Capital.   As part of the round, Asia Partners co-founder Oliver Rippel and Novo Holdings Equity Asia senior partner Dr. Ami...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Medicine, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Medical, Tech, Philippines, Telemedicine, Bangalore, Lim, United States the United Kingdom

Judge Orders Hospital to Give Severely Ill Covid-19 Patient Ivermectin

A judge in Ohio has issued an emergency order telling a hospital to treat a coronavirus patient with ivermectin, an antiparasitic drug being promoted widely by right-wing personalities as a covid-19 treatment and prophylactic. Though it’s being studied for that purpose, ivermectin currently doesn’t have good data to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Drugs, Medical Research, Food And Drug Administration, US FDA, Ohio, Jeffrey Smith, Judy Smith, Ivermectin, Insecticides, Gregory Howard, Health Sciences, Ralph Lorigo, Stella Immanuel, Covid 19 Vaccine

How to Tell If Your Dog or Cat Has Arthritis (and What to Do About It)

Just like people, our pets can develop arthritis, which can have a significant impact on their quality of life if it’s not managed properly. Although some slowing down is inevitable as your pet ages, some of the signs that we normally associated with getting older are, in fact, due to arthritis. Also known as…Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Lifehacks, Autoimmune Diseases, Pain Management, Human Interest, Rheumatology, Osteoarthritis, Arthritis, Clinical Medicine, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Analgesic, Skeletal Disorders, Infectious Arthropathies, Arthropathy

CVS Can't Keep Up With Demand For At-Home Covid-19 Tests

If you needed a reminder that we’re still living in the middle of a global pandemic, here’s one courtesy of CVS. On Friday, the pharmacy chain told Business Insider that the company’s supply of take-home COVID tests is so in demand that it will need to start limiting the number that customers can buy at once. Read more...
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