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LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 211 – the spooky halloween edition. Question 1 Can you be scared to death? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet1389326136'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink1389326136')) Yes, there are multiple media reports of young people dying from “Sudden sniffing death” The proposed mechanism is a catecholamine surge when teenagers are caught e.g. by parents shouting “what are you doing”. The already sensitised myocardium from the inhalants then has a second hit of catecholamines resulting in an arrhythmia and potential death. [Reference] Question 2 According to a BMJ paper what disease do you have if you are experiencing the following: “a shambling gait, tendency to moan, loss of dexterity and prior personality traits, and the eventual rotting of flesh”?   + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet1563163320'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink1563163320')) Zombieism The detailed paper talks about the epidemiology, treatment and prevention including a historical perspective to the 15...
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Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: featured health and fitness meditation psychology self improvement gardening mental health pickthebrain Source Type: blogs
AbstractVentricular arrhythmias are an important cause of morbidity and mortality and come in a variety of forms, from single premature ventricular complexes to sustained ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation. Rapid developments have taken place over the past decade in our understanding of these arrhythmias and in our ability to diagnose and treat them. The field of catheter ablation has progressed with the development of new methods and tools, and with the publication of large clinical trials. Therefore, global cardiac electrophysiology professional societies undertook to outline recommendations and best practices for ...
Source: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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The objective to non-ACT strategies circles back to mindfulness. If you are more focused and engaged in positive uplifting activities, then you are less focused on what your bully is trying do to you.  The less reactive you are to the hurtful statements generated by your bully, the less intense critical thoughts and judgmental statements will appear over time. Pacifying your inner bully will provide you with a sense of empowerment and control. It offers a platform to choose whether to entertain your bully and its shenanigans, or to just notice it, laugh, and keep moving on with your day. In the end, the whole objectiv...
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BEST supplements for sleep: While sleep loss may seem like an intractable issue, making even small adjustments to your lifestyle can help to improve the sleep-cycle. Revising your dietary regime is a commonly overlooked but effective way to aid sleep loss, and growing evidence backs taking a number of plant-based supplements.
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HOW TO sleep: Sleep loss can be be attributed to many causes but one simple and rectifiable cause many people discount is diet. Eating certain foods before bedtime can wreak havoc on the sleep-cycle. Here are the first worst culprits.
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Authors: Salamanca F, Leone F, Bianchi A, Bellotto RGS, Costantini F, Salvatori P PMID: 31950932 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research
ConclusionsAn advanced 3-D printing model provides affirmative information related to treatment strategy and is also a prospective tool for better doctor –patient communication regarding the disease.
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