That Drama Queen Friend

And this can apply to males as well. But we all have the drama queen friend who spends hours/days/weeks/months agonizing over their latest ailment - a bunion, or a boil, or a blister, or whatever they have.Maybe they got new shoes that caused their feet to develop problems or they tripped and slightly skinned their knee (and ruined a pair of brand new tights). They are in agony with every step. There was so much blood. And it still hurts three days later. I am not trying to minimize real injuries or ailments but just the ones who act like they are on an episode of the " Kardashians " or " Jersey Shore " with every incident.I know people like this. I think we all do. In comparison, those of us with chronic ailments start to wonder if we are hypochondriacs because we are constantly at the doctor's office or on the phone with them because of our latest issue.I read this article over onRheumatoidArthritis.Net on theinfluence of these friends on our own thoughts about ourselves. And it made me think. I often wonder if I am getting to be such a hypochondriac because I do spend so much time at the doctors.I do know people who are basically healthy. One woman I used to work with scheduled all her doctor appointments in one week each year to get them over with and she never went to the doctor any other time. (To be honest, I am jealous.) But I know a few drama queens who make me feel like a hypochondriac. They may go to the doctor a lot but its not for anythin...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: being healthy emotions friends Source Type: blogs

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Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research
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Source: Cellular and Molecular Biology Letters - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Cell Mol Biol Lett Source Type: research
This study aimed to determine whether brevilin A has anti-melanoma effects, and whether STAT3 signaling is involved in the effects.Main methodsA mouse A375 xenograft model, as well as A375 and A2058 cell models were employed to assess the in vivo and in vitro anti-melanoma effects of brevilin A. A375 cells stably expressing STAT3C, a constitutively active STAT3 mutant, were used to determine the role of STAT3 signaling in brevilin A's anti-melanoma effects.Key findingsIntraperitoneal injection of brevilin A dose-dependently inhibited melanoma growth in mice and suppressed STAT3 phosphorylation in the tumors. In cultured ce...
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Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Inorganica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Sonja Ž. Đurić, Marija Mojicevic, Sandra Vojnovic, Hubert Wadepohl, Tina P. Andrejević, Nevena Lj. Stevanović, Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic, Miloš I. Djuran, Biljana Đ. GlišićAbstractIn a continuing search for a novel metal-containing antimicrobial agents, the present study reports the synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of two silver(I) complexes with 1,10-phenanthroline-based ligands, [Ag(1,10-phen)2]CF3COO.H2O (Ag1) and [Ag(CF3COO)(5,6-epoxy-1,10-phen)]2 (Ag2), 1,10-phen is 1,10-phenanthroline...
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