Don ’ t Overlook Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin with many roles in the body related to bone health, immune support, and inflammation reduction. Some studies show it may have a role in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and with sexual function. Vitamin D is now routinely tested with blood workups, and about 50% of the population has been shown to have vitamin D insufficiency with levels less than 30ng/dl. There are many possible signs and symptoms that can be associated with low vitamin D levels, including getting sick often, feeling tired, having lower back pain or bone pain, having muscle pain, experiencing hair loss, or feelin...
Source: Cord Blood News - March 31, 2020 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Maze Cord Blood Tags: Health Source Type: blogs

Thinning hair in women: Why it happens and what helps
Many people think of hair loss as a male problem, but it also affects at least a third of women. But unlike men, women typically experience thinning hair without going bald, and there can be a number of different underlying causes for the problem. “Some are associated with inflammation in the body. Some are female-pattern hair loss,” says Dr. Deborah Scott, assistant professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School and co-director of the Hair Loss Clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. But the good news is that in many cases this hair loss can be stabilized with treatment, and it may be reversible. Whe...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kelly Bilodeau Tags: Health Skin and Hair Care Women's Health Source Type: blogs

The Fantastic Autoimmune Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hairy, scary, funny looking or pretty cool. The beasts in the Harry Potter universe are quite the diverse bunch with unique abilities and qualities. Just like new digital health tech targeted to fight autoimmune diseases or for the main part: their symptoms. Source: Warner Bros. Framestore The common ground for completely different illnesses like type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis is an immune system disfunction. Immune cells and mechanisms target the body’s own cells and structures, deconstructing it bit by bit and inducing inflammation. An estim...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: szandra Tags: Biotechnology Future of Medicine chatbot diabetes digital health sleep optimization chronic pain chronic illness skin coronavirus autoimmune disease Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, January 13th 2020
In this study, we investigated the link between AF and senescence markers through the assessment of protein expression in the tissue lysates of human appendages from patients in AF, including paroxysmal (PAF) or permanent AF (PmAF), and in sinus rhythm (SR). The major findings of the study indicated that the progression of AF is strongly related to the human atrial senescence burden as determined by p53 and p16 expression. The stepwise increase of senescence (p53, p16), prothrombotic (TF), and proremodeling (MMP-9) markers observed in the right atrial appendages of patients in SR, PAF, and PmAF points toward multiple inter...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 12, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

The State of Tissue Engineering for Hair Restoration
Research into the application of regenerative medicine techniques to regrowth of hair has been ongoing for some time. In principle, the hair follicle is a structure that could be engineered and implanted, or existing follicles induced to restored activity in some way. In practice this is challenging, and most forms of progressive hair loss are far from fully understood at the level of cellular biochemistry in the hair follicle: there is no great guarantee that generating or providing new follicles would have the desired effect, given the surrounding environment and its signaling. Up to date, treatments for hair lo...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 6, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, November 4th 2019
In this study, we hypothesized that moderately and chronically reducing ACh could attenuate the deleterious effects of aging on NMJs and skeletal muscles. To test this hypothesis, we analyzed NMJs and muscle fibers from heterozygous transgenic mice with reduced expression of the vesicular ACh transporter (VAChT), VKDHet mice, which present with approximately 30% less synaptic ACh compared to control mice. Because ACh is constitutively decreased in VKDHet, we first analyzed developing NMJs and muscle fibers. We found no obvious morphological or molecular differences between NMJs and muscle fibers of VKDHet and contro...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 3, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Low Dose Quercetin as a Geroprotector in Mice
Quercetin is used in combination with dasatinib as a senolytic treatment capable of selectively destroying senescent cells, but quercetin used by itself is not meaningfully senolytic. Researchers here show that long term low dosage with quercetin modestly slows aspects of aging in mice, however, without extending life span. They evaluate a number of potential mechanisms, including possible reductions of the inflammatory signaling secreted by senescent cells. All in all an interesting paper, particularly for the investigation of effects on retrotransposons. I expect that most interventions shown to slow aging will turn out ...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 30, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

HairBoom Air Helmet FDA Cleared to Treat Hair Loss
WONTECH, a Korean company, won FDA clearance for its HairBoom Air hair loss treatment helmet. The device delivers low-power laser therapy to the scalp, bathing it in light. This kind of treatment has been shown to help increase blood flow around hair follicles, increasing oxygenation in nearby tissues, resulting in more hair growth and improved hair quality. The HairBoom Air, similar to the already available iGrow device, looks like a bicycle helmet and was designed to be as light as possible (600 grams, 1.3 lbs). WONTECH hopes that this will lead to patients using the system for the entirety of the prescribed r...
Source: Medgadget - October 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: OTC Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, October 14th 2019
In conclusion, a polypharmacology approach of combining established, prolongevity drug inhibitors of specific nodes may be the most effective way to target the nutrient-sensing network to improve late-life health. Deletion of p38α in Neurons Slows Neural Stem Cell Decline and Loss of Cognitive Function in Mice https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/10/deletion-of-p38%ce%b1-in-neurons-slows-neural-stem-cell-decline-and-loss-of-cognitive-function-in-mice/ Researchers here provide evidence for p38α to be involved in the regulation of diminished neural stem cell activity with age. It is thought...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 13, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

The SENS Research Foundation on the Beneficial Nature of Senolytic Therapies
The SENS Research Foundation should need no introduction to this audience, but, just in case, this is one of the few non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing the state of the art in rejuvenation research and development. The focus of the SENS Research Foundation staff is on unblocking lines of research that are presently moving too slowly, rather than on reinforcing success. The co-founder, Aubrey de Grey, assembled the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) going on twenty years ago. It was, and is, a synthesis of what is known in the research community regarding the root causes of aging. In the SEN...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 9, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Hair is undoubtedly the politician ’s crowning glory
It all started with John F. Kennedy ’s campaign for the presidency.  After eight years with President Eisenhower’s baldness and Vice President Nixon’s receding hairline, the American public was ready for a change.  Kennedy had great hair, which he flaunted by appearing bareheaded at his inauguration.  A new political maxim wa s established that day; to win […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/joe-d-haines" rel="tag" > Joe D. Haines, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Dermatology Source Type: blogs

Adult acne: Understanding underlying causes and banishing breakouts
“I’m not a teenager anymore, why do I still have acne?!” This is a question we hear from patients on a daily basis. The truth is, it is quite common to see acne persist into adulthood. Although acne is commonly thought of as a problem of adolescence, it can occur in people of all ages. Adult acne has many similarities to adolescent acne with regard to both causes and treatments. But there are some unique qualities to adult acne as well. What causes adult acne? Adult acne, or post-adolescent acne, is acne that occurs after age 25. For the most part, the same factors that cause acne in adolescents are at pl...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - September 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristina Liu, MD, MHS Tags: Health Skin and Hair Care Source Type: blogs

Discreet Wearable for Hair Regrowth Using Body-Generated Electricity
While there are some devices and medications out there to help slow hair loss and regrow hair, they’re bulky, uncomfortable, or have substantial side effects. Low-frequency electric stimulation, delivered in pulses and over extended time periods, has a great deal of potential as an effective way to promote hair growth. The problem is that it currently requires batteries, electronics, electrodes, and accompanying components to work, making it impractical to implement in a hat. Now, engineers at University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a device that is small enough to be placed under a baseball cap, an...
Source: Medgadget - September 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: Nanomedicine News OTC Source Type: blogs

Different Methods To Alleviate Joint Pain
Our body is flexible due the joints. These joints connect two bones, provide support and help in the body parts movement. Joint pain is a feeling of discomfort, aches and soreness in any of our body ’s joint. There have been lots of cases of people having aches in their joints. These joint pains are due to injuries affecting the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the joint. Pain in the joints is also due to infection and inflammation and in an extremely rare case because of cancer. It becomes extremely painful when you try to move your body parts suffering this pain.There are different conditions which are res...
Source: radRounds - September 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Benny Smith Source Type: blogs

DigniCap Delta Hair Loss Prevention System for Chemo Now in U.S.
Dignitana, a company out of Lund, Sweden, won FDA clearance and is now distributing its DigniCap Delta scalp cooling system in the U.S. The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) will be the first recipient in America of the fourth generation system that’s designed to prevent hair loss in patients undergoing chemotherapy to fight solid tumors. The system pumps a cool liquid, carefully controlled thanks to a number of sensors, through a cap worn by patients undergoing chemo. Cooling the head constricts the blood vessels in the scalp, reducing the amount of chemo that can pass through. At the same time, the ...
Source: Medgadget - August 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: Medicine Oncology Source Type: blogs

Is there a role for surgery in treating Hashimoto ’s thyroiditis?
This study raises the possibility of a role for surgery for patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis who continue to feel poorly despite optimal treatment with thyroid hormone. However, the study, while well done, is a relatively small one. We need longer-term follow up and confirmation with additional studies done on diverse populations. It’s also important to consider that thyroid surgery in patients with advanced Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is difficult. Rates of complications, including injury to the laryngeal nerve (which controls voice) and the parathyroid glands (which maintain normal blood calcium levels...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Garber, MD, FACP, FACE Tags: Health Thyroid Disorders Source Type: blogs

Need to check your thyroid? Maybe not
As medical science advances, we have more tests and biomarkers available to help identify illnesses. Yet overdiagnosis and overtreatment that may occur following abnormal results can cause dangerous adverse effects and costly consequences. Hypothyroidism — a lower than normal range of thyroid hormones — may be the poster child for this problem because it is such a common condition. What is hypothyroidism? At the front of your neck lies the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland that makes the hormone T4. When released into the bloodstream, T4 converts to T3, the most active form of thyroid hormone. Having sufficient...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcelo Campos, MD Tags: Autoimmune diseases Fatigue Tests and procedures Thyroid Disorders Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Persistent Myths of Mental Illness
 Myths spring up about everything that is misunderstood – and mental illness is one of the most misunderstood things out there. People are equal parts fascinated by and terrified of it, seemingly at the same time. In this episode, our hosts take a look at some myths about living with schizophrenia and even tackle the most common one – are schizophrenics violent? Listen now! SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “People with schizophrenia are more likely to be victims of violence than to cause violence.” – Michelle Highlights from ‘Myths of Mental Illness’ Episode [2:00] What are some myt...
Source: World of Psychology - July 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Schizophrenia Stigma Violence and Aggression Source Type: blogs

From Chernobyl To Mars: The Future Of Radiation Protection
In the minutes after block 4 of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl exploded, no one knew that they are experiencing a disaster that never happened anywhere before on planet Earth. The public health, environmental, and even the socio-political consequences were disastrous and we can still experience the negative impacts. That’s why we posed the question of what public health authorities, as well as individuals, can do to mitigate the consequences of radiation exposure, and what digital technologies are available for radiation detection. In this respect, after our investigations, it even turned out that it would be b...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Space Medicine astronautics chernobyl disaster fiction Health Healthcare Innovation mars nuclear power plant public health radiation radiation exposure radiation protection technology Source Type: blogs

3D-Printing Utilized to Grow New Human Hair
Researchers from the Columbia University Irving Medical Center have developed a tissue engineering and 3D printing method to grow new hair follicles and stop hair loss. Their work, recently published in Nature Communications, demonstrates that they were able to grow human hair follicles in a dish and on mice for the first time. These hair follicles could be used to address hair thinning and pattern baldness that affects millions of Americans. This innovation arises, in part, due to recent advances in 3D printing that enabled the researchers to create a unique patterning device. The printed device has long extensions th...
Source: Medgadget - June 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Siavash Parkhideh Tags: Dermatology Materials Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs

5 Surprising Things Stress Can Do to Your Body
You're reading 5 Surprising Things Stress Can Do to Your Body, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. You just got off a terrible meeting, your boss gave you an impossible deadline for the next project, your team is pushing you to make extra hours, and you still need to pick up the kids at school. Your body is in a “fight or flight response.” Your stress levels are high, you feel your breath get quicker and even feel your heart beating faster than usual. Although this is all a natural response from y...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: annabelle Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement stress Source Type: blogs

“ I ’ m losing my hair on the Wheat Belly lifestyle! ”
It’s a complaint I hear occasionally from people starting the Wheat Belly lifestyle: “I’m losing my hair. Big clumps of hair fall out when I brush!” Why does this happen? And is it permanent? Will people become bald after a few months? Take a look at the many before/afters people have posted on the Wheat Belly Facebook page and the photos I’ve posted over the years on the Wheat Belly Blog. Even within the first few days, we commonly witness a curious and dramatic reduction in facial swelling, reduction in around-the-eye puffiness, reversal of skin redness. Many people look quite different. In ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle facial change grain-free hair loss Inflammation skin Source Type: blogs

Inside Schizophrenia: What is Schizophrenia?
    What is schizophrenia? From pop culture’s view to Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, view of herself to a leading mental health doctor and professor’s view. What are the actual symptoms? What is the difference between a hallucination and delusion? What is it like to experience one? How do you manage it? How is social media changing the way it is viewed? In this first episode of Inside Schizophrenia, Rachel and co-host Gabe Howard with special guest Dr. Ali Mattu explore this often misrepresented mental illness. Highlights From ‘Schizophrenia’ Episode [00:40] Would you th...
Source: World of Psychology - May 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Inside Schizophrenia Peer Support Self-Help Source Type: blogs

My life with telogen effluvium*
Every morning when I get up, after I brush my teeth, I brush my hair. For months from last summer through this winter, every morning I would find more hair in my brush. Because I was losing hair. Which filled me with grief and embarrassment and, for some reason, shame. I have a very nearly bald spot on the crown of my head, not visible to anyone who does not tower over me. But I know it is there and I cringe inwardly about it every day when I see or remember it..I have always loved my hair. Never wished it were some other color. My hair and my eyes let me feel almost pretty, to make up somehow for being fat. My beautiful a...
Source: Jung At Heart - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: blogs

Effective Treatment for Hair Loss: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
What is platelet rich plasma therapy?It is a process of using the healing power of your body's own blood platelets to halt hair loss and enable new hair growth. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a substance derived from your own blood that aids in hair restoration by promoting the growth of hair and skin cells at injection sites.Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for both men and women who are experiencing recent hair loss.See below for a peek at the 3-step, in-office procedure that is quick with no downtime — about 30 minutes for each treatment with three treatments recommended.For ...
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - January 28, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: hair loss hair restoration hair treatment platelet rich plasma PRP Hair prp therapy Source Type: blogs

4 Key Ingredients to Avoid in Cosmetics
You're reading 4 Key Ingredients to Avoid in Cosmetics, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. As you walk down a store’s beauty aisle, it’s easy to choose the most popular brands and products that line the shelves. After all, they are on sale and the labels claim to be organic or all natural. Despite these perks, what consumers fail to realize is that these labels can deceive consumers into believing their items are safe and toxin-free. The truth is the beauty market across the United States has lack...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Rosati Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement beauty pickthebrain toxic Source Type: blogs

Let ’ s Keep Genetic Information an Individual Affair
These times train us to seek continually for more data and more transparency, always assuming that more is better. But some types of data and transparency bring risks, because “A little learning is a dangerous thing.” In particular, sharing genetic information with family members raises daunting ethical issues, along with the need for a mature understanding of consequences, as illustrated by a court case from the UK recently reported in The Guardian. Superficially, this case seems to be a simple balancing act concerning how far a doctor is responsible to fulfill a family member’s right to know. But in con...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: Genomics Data Transparency Privacy Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, November 19th 2018
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 18, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Senolytic Therapeutics Uses Nanotube-Carried Toxins to Destroy Senescent Cells
Today, I'll point out an analysis from the SENS Research Foundation that covers the approach to selective destruction of senescent cells taken by one of the newly formed biotech startups in the space, Senolytic Therapeutics. This field is hot because it is now well proven that senescent cells are the enemy. They are one of the root causes of aging, accumulating with age to degrade tissue function via the secretion of inflammatory signal molecules. Senescent cells actively maintain an aged, inflamed state of metabolism, resulting in the development of age-related disease and increased mortality. Senescent cells do se...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 14, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, October 8th 2018
This article, unfortunately paywalled, is interesting to note as a mark of the now increasingly energetic expansion of commercial efforts in longevity science. David Sinclair has been building a private equity company to work in many areas relevant to this present generation of commercial longevity science; while I'm not sold on his primary research interests as the basis for meaningful treatments for aging, he is diversifying considerably here, including into senolytics, the clearance of senescent cells demonstrated to produce rejuvenation in animal studies. This sort of approach to business mixes aspects of investing and...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 7, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Commentary on Recent Research into Mitochondrial DNA and Aging
Today I'll point out a commentary on recent research in which a method of degrading mitochondrial function was shown to produce aspects of accelerated aging in mice. The commentary is somewhat more approachable than the paper it comments on. The challenge here is the same as in any form of research in which something vital is broken in animal biochemistry, and wherein the result looks a lot like a faster pace of aging. These forms of artificial breakage are almost never relevant to the understanding of normal aging; they create an entirely different state of metabolism and decline. It is true that normal aging is a ...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 1, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

10 Ways Chronic Stress Is Killing Your Quality Of Life
You're reading 10 Ways Chronic Stress Is Killing Your Quality Of Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Stress is something which is almost unavoidable in modern life. While the right amount of stress motivates individual performance, it is necessary if you could distinguish whether your stress is good or chronic. Chronic stress derives from repeated interaction of the body to intense and stressful situations, contributing to the release of stress hormone. The stress is troublesome when it comes to chronic,...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Victoriatan Tags: depression featured self improvement anxiety bad habits chronic stress Source Type: blogs

HOW TO Evaluate Medical Apps, Health Technologies, and Websites
How do you decide what’s real or fake news on the internet? How do you evaluate the quality of medical apps or health technologies? As part of our From Chance To Choice campaign, we would like to help medical professionals make a more informed judgment about digital health tools so they would be more confident – and perhaps more open – to talk about online diagnostic means, medical apps, sensors or wearables. Thus, they could successfully navigate their patients in the jungle of digital health – and proudly wear the Ask Me About Digital pin on their coats (yes, we already have that, too!) Ode agains...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: From Chance to Choice Health Sensors & Trackers Medical Professionals Patients Social media in Healthcare apps digital digital health digital technology fake news health apps Innovation wearables websites Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, July 30th 2018
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 29, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Breaking and Then Fixing Mouse Biochemistry is Not Reversing Aging
A recent example of research in which researchers break the mitochondrial biochemistry of mice and then reverse that breakage is doing the rounds in the press, being pitched as a reversal of aging. It is not a reversal of aging, however, and I'd say that the researchers involved still have to prove that the particular breakage that they engineered is in fact relevant in normal aging. The appearance of similar outcomes between the breakage and aging does not mean that it is relevant. Why is this the case? Aging is an accumulation of specific forms of biochemical damage that leads to widespread tissue dysfunction. Giv...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 23, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

7 Foods Scientifically Proven To Make You Happier
Conclusion: Sometimes, it could just be the little things which your mind and body are subjected to that could be making you feel bad and unusually grouchy — the amount of sunshine you’ve been getting, the level of physical activity you’ve been having or, the kind of food you are filling up with.  When you fuel up with these 7 foods, you are also enhancing your chances of celebrating a fun-filled day rather than a stressful one. Lisiana is a renowned independent researcher and is studying the impact of technology in the beauty industry. She is passionate about beauty, makeup ideas, fashion, fitne...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: lisianacarter3 Tags: diet happiness self improvement foods that make your happy good foods happier improve your mood mood foods pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

The Internet of Cosmetics And Beauty in The Bathroom of The Future
Smart mirrors might advise the clueless what to wear in the morning, skin scanners might find the most effective beauty products, toilets might eliminate urine tests, and bioprinting might help cosmetics companies discontinue animal testing. Technology will significantly re-shape our sanctuaries for hygiene, and to see how it will happen, we looked at the latest trends. Here’s an overview of what the bathroom of the future will look like. The bathroom – source of ideas and singing talents How old do you estimate the modern bathroom, everyone’s favorite space for singing? Did you know that 150 years ago m...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Healthcare Design artificial intelligence augmented reality bathroom beauty beauty care cosmetics digital digital health Innovation technology Source Type: blogs

Trump ’s Docs
BySTEVEN FINDLAY It’s now clear that two public assessments of President Trump’s health since 2015—the only ones we know about—were seriously compromised.    The import of this has been eclipsed by other (more salacious) recent events—Stormy Daniels, etc.   But what has transpired raises troubling questions and should prompt a reassessment of how candidates for president and presidents are medically evaluated, and the public’s right to that information.      I’ve written two pieces for THCB on Trump’s physical and mental health.  You can fin...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Small Hairs Make Big Cuts (and Consequences)
​The hair or thread tourniquet syndrome is a relatively rare condition that has evaded me in the emergency department for several decades, until past year when three cases showed up over six months. This condition has been around for as long as there has been hair or thread and body appendages. In fact, this condition may have first been described in the 1600s. (J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2005;18[3]:155.)The etiology of this condition seems almost unbelievable. How in the world does a hair get wrapped repeatedly and tightly around an appendage of the body? Some authors expressed the need to consider nonaccidental etiologi...
Source: M2E Too! Mellick's Multimedia EduBlog - April 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

FDA Issues Order Restricting Sales of Contraception Device
Discussion Checklist – Acceptance of Risk and Informed Decision Acknowledgement. The labeling will now restrict the sale and distribution of the device only to healthcare providers and facilities that provide the required information to the patient. The patient must also be given the chance to review and sign the acknowledgement, as well as the physician implanting the device. Bayer, the device manufacturer, is required to implement the restrictions immediately and ensure that the process going forward results in health care provider compliance with the sales restriction. The FDA will review and monitor Bayer’...
Source: Policy and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Thomas Sullivan - Policy & Medicine Writing Staff Source Type: blogs

How to talk to your doctor about medication
Pharmacology has changed the practice of medicine. Scientists are continually working on new and better drugs to manage medical conditions, from high blood pressure to autoimmune diseases to cancer. The mechanism of a drug — how it actually works on the condition it is mean to treat — is one important factor, but drug delivery, meaning how the medication arrives at the target it is meant to affect, is also key. As a patient, it’s your right to understand everything about a medication prescribed for you. That doesn’t mean you have to become a scientist or pass an exam about pharmacology. But you can ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn A. Bernstein, MD, FAHS Tags: Drugs and Supplements Health Health care Source Type: blogs

Coping with Other's Cancer
When you are diagnosed with cancer, you are faced with the World of Oncology. Inside that world lies the answers to your questions and how to keep you alive. As you go through diagnosis and treatment, you get to educate yourself on your illness and what's involved in getting through it.Oncologists have to go to medical school to learn all this crap. Us patients get the express pass and learn it much faster and more intimately. Doctor's say'may cause nausea and hair loss'. We know it means we will watch our hair fall out as we shop for a wig and try to keep something in our stomachs. We learn what the truth really is and ho...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - March 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: cancer diagnosis cancer information cancer treatment coping Source Type: blogs

Oxygen-Permeable Silicone Chip Allows the Mass-Production of Hair-Making Tissue
Researchers at Yokohama National University in Japan have developed a technique to mass-produce “hair follicle germs” – cellular aggregates that can be implanted into the skin and allowing new hair to grow. The technique brings a regenerative medical therapy for hair loss closer to clinical reality. Hair loss can be psychologically challenging for the men and women who experience it. In our aging society, this number is set to increase. At the moment, treatment options for hair loss are limited and scientists are working to find new treatments to regenerate hair follicles. One of the major challenges has ...
Source: Medgadget - February 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Genetics Materials Source Type: blogs

Will polydimethylsiloxane cure baldness?
The title of this blog post is a QTWTAIN. There’s a piece of fake news circulating on social media that suggests that polydimethylsiloxane (a food additive used as an anti-foaming agent in the production of French fries for fast-food restaurants) could somehow be used to treat baldness… …the tabloids seem to have deliberately got the wrong end of the stick. From a quick read of the research paper it looks like the researchers used polydimethylsiloxane to make a gas-permeable membrane for their culture dish for growing stem cells. They then found that the stem cells would differentiate into hair follicle...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - February 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Science Source Type: blogs

Doctors, Data, Diagnoses, and Discussions: Achieving Successful and Sustainable Personalized/Precision Medicine
The following is a guest blog post by Drew Furst, M.D., Vice President Clinical Consultants at Elsevier Clinical Solutions. Personalized/precision medicine is a growing field and that trend shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, a 2016 Grand View Research report estimated the global personalized medicine market was worth $1,007.88 billion in 2014, with projected growth to reach $2,452.50 billion by 2022. As these areas of medicine become more commonplace, understanding the interactions between biological factors with a range of personal, environmental and social impacts on health is a vital step towards achieving sustaina...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Clinical Decision Support Genomics Healthcare HealthCare IT Personalized Medicine Drew Furst Elsevier Elsevier Clinical Solutions Precision Medicine Source Type: blogs

MKSAP: 40-year-old woman with amenorrhea
Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 40-year-old woman is evaluated for amenorrhea of 4 months’ duration. She has had weight gain, facial hair, alopecia, and debilitating fatigue. Her medical history is significant for psoriasis. She seems to be gaining weight in her face, abdomen, and neck. She also bruises easily. Her only medication is clobetasol for psoriasis. On physical examination, temperature is 37.6 °C (99.7 °F), blood pressure is 148/90 mm Hg, pulse rate is 88/min, and respiration rate is 12/min. BMI is 38. She is ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/mksap" rel="tag" > mksap < /a > Tags: Conditions Endocrinology OB/GYN Source Type: blogs

What ’ s the story with zinc?
In the several decades since the need for dietary zinc was discovered, it has proven to be far more important to overall health than initially thought. And deficiency is proving to be common. You may recall that the phytates of wheat and grains block nearly all absorption of dietary zinc, along with blocking iron, calcium, and magnesium (all positively-charged cations). Just as iron deficiency anemia with hemoglobin values of 7 or 8 g/dl resistant to iron supplementation commonly develops in grain-consuming populations, so a parallel zinc deficiency also develops (although not well reflected by blood levels of zinc, which ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune gastrointestinal gluten gluten-free grain grain-free grains hormonal Inflammation phytates rash zinc Source Type: blogs

Weird and Wild: Scalp Abscesses and Kerions
​Welcome back to the weird and wild, "what do I do with that?" series! We want to take you back to the magical land of abscesses. This scalp abscess case study and Procedural Pause pearl will help you relieve significant pain and decrease the risk for skin infections and complications. This case made it to our weird and wild list for being rare and interesting.​Scalp abscesses and kerions can be tricky and complicated. At first glance, they can appear small and harmless. They are often underappreciated for this reason, but require immediate attention. There are several types of wound infections and rashes tha...
Source: The Procedural Pause - November 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs