Podcast: Is Mental Illness a Made up Disorder?
In this episode, our hosts discuss whether or not mental illness is a real disorder or if it’s just something that medical and pharmaceutical companies made up to make a profit.  SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “Instead of taking my psychiatric medications this morning, should I have just gone to yoga?” – Michelle Hammer Highlights from ‘Mental Illness Made Up’ Episode [2:00] Is mental illness real? [4:00] Yoga doesn’t cure all mental illnesses, just like it wouldn’t cure cancer. [16:00] Dealing with people who think mental illness is not real. [19:30] Eating disorders are such a stigmatized menta...
Source: World of Psychology - August 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Brain and Behavior Disorders General Source Type: blogs

Prenatal Blood Tests – What to Expect
Navigating through the many different pre-natal blood tests can be confusing. Names like Sequential Screening, NIPT, and Carrier Screening meant nothing to me before being pregnant. As my doctor explained the different blood tests, I found myself being even more confused. I just wanted to know which blood test was the best option for my baby and me. As you enter your second trimester and prepare to take multiple blood tests, it’s best to do your research beforehand. This way you’ll know what to expect and won’t be overwhelmed by the different options. Here is a breakdown of the different blood tests: Sequential Scree...
Source: Cord Blood News - December 18, 2017 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Maze Cord Blood Tags: pregnancy Source Type: blogs

Why the cell-free fetal DNA test is a game-changer
As a practicing OB/GYN, I feel lucky to be working in a field so full of promise and with space for advancement of medical technology. Although prospects of improved fetal imaging, cervical cancer prevention, and techniques of minimally invasive surgery are game-changing, new discoveries in the genetics arena of our field strike me as simply incredible. Prenatal genetic testing has only been reasonably available to mothers since about 1970, and at that time was limited to invasive testing using amniocentesis, which carried significant risks. Although “amnio” still has a place in obstetrics, the availability of ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/danielle-jones" rel="tag" > Danielle Jones, MD < /a > Tags: Conditions OB/GYN Source Type: blogs

First Kicks by Dr. Greene: Track Your Baby s Development During Pregnancy, by Week
Sign-up here for a set of week-by-week newsletters so you can follow your baby’s development from now until the beautiful moment of birth. .pika-single:before, .pika-single:after { content: " "; display: table; } .pika-single:after { clear: both; } .pika-single { *zoom: 1; } .pika-single.is-hidden { /* display: none; */ } .pika-single.is-bound { position: absolute; box-shadow: 0 5px 15px -5px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5); background: white;; } .pika-lendar { float: left; width: 240px; margin: 8px; } .pika-title { position: relative; text-align: center; ...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - May 2, 2017 Category: Child Development Authors: DrGreene Team Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

First Kicks by Dr. Greene: Track Your Baby ’ s Development During Pregnancy, by Week
Sign-up here for a set of week-by-week newsletters so you can follow your baby’s development from now until the beautiful moment of birth. Get Dr. Greene's Pregnancy Newsletter Sign up for Dr. Greene's FREE week-by-week newsletter, timed to your pregnancy to keep you up to date on every stage of your baby's development. Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription. There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again. First Name Your baby's due date? ...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - May 2, 2017 Category: Child Development Authors: DrGreene Team Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Zika virus and the fetus
An epidemic of Zika virus infection began in Brazil in April 2015, and six months later there was a surge in the number of infants born with microcephaly. Confirming that Zika virus causes microcephaly will require much more information than is currently available. So far there have been few isolations of Zika virus RNA from microcephalic fetuses or amniotic fluid. A single case report revealed the entire Zika virus genome in fetal brain tissue from a 25 year old who developed fever, muscle and eye pain, and rash during the 13th week of gestation in Natal, Brazil. The fetus was aborted at 28 weeks of gestation when...
Source: virology blog - February 24, 2016 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Information amniotic fluid fetus microcephaly viral virus viruses Zika Source Type: blogs

Recent Judicial Rulemaking Leaves Life Science Patents Hanging In The Balance
Editor’s note: This post is part of a series stemming from the Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review event held at Harvard Law School on Friday, January 30, 2015. The conference brought together leading experts to review major developments in health law over the previous year, and preview what is to come. A full agenda and links to video recordings of the panels are here. Do patents nurture or stifle innovation? In a recent series of decisions, the Supreme Court has begun to express concern that some patents suppress innovation. And it has done so in a number of cases that turn on what used to be a sleepy backwate...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - April 2, 2015 Category: Health Management Authors: Claire Laporte Tags: All Categories Health Law Policy Research Source Type: blogs

Prenatal Testing
During pregnancy a woman should be having tests done left and right to ensure that she and her baby are in good health. Below are some of the various tests that should be done throughout pregnancy, and some that should be done during specific trimesters. All of them are similar, yet each test is unique. These tests provide useful information about your baby to help prepare you for when it arrives. General Prenatal Tests There are five tests in particular that you should definitely have done in the early stages of your pregnancy. Blood tests are a given, and should be done regularly. Urine tests are useful when trying to ...
Source: Cord Blood News - December 12, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: joyce at mazelabs.com Tags: babies blood disorder brain development Cord Blood medical research parents pregnancy amniocentesis birth defects CVS prenatal tests Source Type: blogs

Pregnancy Myths
      There are numerous myths surrounding pregnancy. Here are some of the most popular and most common pregnancy myths. Myth 1: A woman can’t get pregnant if penetration only happens for a few seconds. Any time you have intercourse there is a risk of pregnancy. Of course, there’s a greater chance of getting pregnant if ejaculation occurs, but there is a risk of pregnancy even prior to ejaculation, and you should always be concerned about the potential transmission of STDs. Myth 2: Once sperm comes into contact with air, it dies. Actually, sperm can live in the open air for three to five days. Sperm onl...
Source: Cord Blood News - December 5, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: joyce at mazelabs.com Tags: babies brain development Cord Blood medical research parents pregnancy amniocentesis breast feeding cord blood banks cord blood news cord blood processing due dates healthy pregnancy parenting pregnancy myths why save cord bl Source Type: blogs

Prenatal Checkups and Tests
What You need to Know Pamela Brawer Save a Tot Prenatal care is the care you get while you are pregnant. This care can be provided by a doctor, midwife or other health care professional. The goal of prenatal care is to monitor the progress of a pregnancy and to identify potential problems before they become serious for either mom or baby. All mothers-to-be benefit from prenatal care. Women who see a health care provider regularly during pregnancy have healthier babies, are less likely to deliver prematurely, and are less likely to have other serious problems related to pregnancy. During prenatal visits, the health care p...
Source: Cord Blood News - May 6, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: joyce at mazelabs.com Tags: babies brain development Cord Blood medical research parents pregnancy stem cells Uncategorized affordable cord blood banking bananas and potassium bone marrow transplant breast feeding cord blood banking information cord blood b Source Type: blogs

Yerkes and Eugenics
"Eugenics, the art of breeding better men, imperatively demands reliable measurement of human traits of body and mind, of their inter-relations, and of their modification by environmental factors."-Yerkes (1923)The previous post on Distrust of Psychology contained several quotes from a 1904 editorial on the dim view of psychology taken by many physiologists of the era. It was written by Robert M. Yerkes, who was the editor of the Journal of Comparative Neurology and Psychology. Yerkes himself was committed to establishing psychology as a respectable field (Yerkes, 1904):For those of us who have at heart the establish...
Source: The Neurocritic - March 25, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: The Neurocritic Source Type: blogs