A disturbing study about children and guns
Children are relatively healthy overall. Although 25% of the American population is under the age of 19, only 2% of annual deaths occur in this age group. There was a time when the contributions of diseases to pediatric death rates were much higher.  Declines in deaths from infectious disease or cancer, the result of early diagnosis, […]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 - February 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/christopher-johnson" rel="tag" > Christopher Johnson, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Policy Pediatrics Public Health & Source Type: blogs

Mitochondrial Antioxidants as a Contributing Cause of Naked Mole-Rat Longevity
Naked mole-rats exhibit exceptional longevity in comparison to other rodent species. They can live nine times longer than similarly sized mice, for example. There are no doubt a sizable number of distinct mechanisms that contribute to this difference in species life span, and the existence of mammals with widely divergent life spans acts as a natural laboratory for researchers interested in better understanding aging. If one species lives a much longer life than another, then using their differences in order to identify the more important aspects of cellular metabolism in the matter of aging may well be a faster approach t...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 22, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Sweeteners: Time to rethink your choices?
When it comes to low-calorie sweeteners, you have a lot of choices. There’s the blue one, the pink one, the yellow one, or the green one. Whichever one you choose, know that scientists have probably studied it extensively. What they’ve found may surprise you. Artificial and other non-caloric sweeteners: The major players The marketers for artificial sweeteners have color-coded their products, but they differ in some important ways beyond their packaging. In the US, the most popular FDA-approved non-sugar sweeteners (NSSs) and their most common packaging color are: aspartame (blue): examples include Nutrasweet ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Diet and Weight Loss Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

Nanoparticles Highlight Organ Transplant Rejection Through Fluorescent Urine
Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a sophisticated nanoparticle that can alert clinicians to the early stages of transplanted organ immune rejection through a simple urine test. The nanoparticles can accumulate in transplanted organs and detect immune rejection, whereupon they release molecules that turn the urine of the organ recipient fluorescent. Using a simple urine test, clinicians can then assess if organ rejection is happening, potentially replacing the need for invasive biopsies. Organ transplantation provides organ recipients with a new lease of life, but it is not without risks and complications. One of t...
Source: Medgadget - February 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Nanomedicine Surgery Source Type: blogs

Should I be eating more fiber?
You probably know the basics about fiber: it’s the part of plant foods that your body cannot digest, and there are two types — soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Both types of fiber are good for us. Soluble fiber dissolves in water, forming a gel. It is the form of fiber that helps lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of heart disease, and regulate blood sugar levels. Soluble fiber is found in black beans, lima beans, Brussels sprouts, avocado, sweet potato, broccoli, turnips, and pears. Insoluble fiber passes through the digestive system relatively intact, adding bulk to stools. It is the form of fiber th...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN Tags: Diet and Weight Loss Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

Does Digital Health Technology Know Women?
The majority of period tracker apps fail women, fitness trackers, and wearables fail pregnant women terribly. They were most probably designed and developed by men, and most likely not consulted by future users. We looked around at the women’s health and “femtech” market and found that digital health technology has yet to live up to female expectations. So far, the area is under-researched, underfunded and not understood. Technology – Still a man’s world In spite of the slogan of diversity pinned on the flag of many tech companies, the field is highly dominated by men. It is easy to ima...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Business Future of Medicine Medical Professionals Patients digital digital health technology diversity female femtech gender gender disparity Innovation social issues society woman women women's health Source Type: blogs

Are Grains to Blame for That Rash Too?
Grains can play havoc with your skin. The prolamin proteins, such as gliadin,  trigger autoimmune skin reactions and turn antibodies against the skin enzymes, their lectins fan the fires of inflammation, their proteins provoke allergies, and their amylopectins send blood sugar and insulin sky-high and provoke the skin-disrupting hormone insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF). The whole grain package adds up to an impressive collection of skin conditions that can take a variety of forms, from simple red, itchy rashes to scaly, oily raised patches to large vesicles to gangrene. B...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs

Could that rash be from wheat?
Grains can play havoc with your skin. The prolamin proteins, such as gliadin,  trigger autoimmune skin reactions and turn antibodies against the skin enzymes, their lectins fan the fires of inflammation, their proteins provoke allergies, and their amylopectins send blood sugar and insulin sky-high and provoke the skin-disrupting hormone insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF). The whole grain package adds up to an impressive collection of skin conditions that can take a variety of forms, from simple red, itchy rashes to scaly, oily raised patches to large vesicles to gangrene. B...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs

Instagram Influencers Promote Prescription Drugs; FDA's Continuing Monitoring
The FDS has warned pharmaceutical companies in the past about their use of paid surrogates on social media sites like Instagram to promote their products (see:Pharmaceutical Companies Continue to Experiment with Social Media;FDA Issues Warning Letter to Drug Company about Use of Instagram;GlaxoSmithKline Mines Social Media for Information about Adverse Drug Events). This issue has recently returned to the news (see:The latest Instagram influencer frontier? Medical promotions. Big pharma is partnering with influencers to sell new drugs and medical devices). Below is an excerpt from the article. It's long and provides ma...
Source: Lab Soft News - February 20, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Source Type: blogs

Muffin Top
Having a “muffin top or “love handles,” i.e., fat encircling the waistline, is not just a cosmetic issue but is a telltale sign that you have visceral fat surrounding your organs such as the liver, intestines, and pancreas. Visceral fat is highly inflammatory and has numerous health consequences from hormonal distortions to diabetes to increased potential for heart disease, dementia, and cancer. Getting rid of your muffin top and thereby visceral fat is easy, something we do every day in the Wheat Belly and Undoctored programs. The post Muffin Top appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Inflammation undoctored visceral wheat belly Source Type: blogs

A Conversation with Marietje Schaake (Part I)
Marietje Schaake is a leading and influential voice in Europe on digital platforms and the digital economy. She is the founder of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Digital Agenda for Europe and has been a member of the European Parliament since 2009 representing the Dutch party D66 that is part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) political group. Schaake is spokesperson for the center/right group in the European Parliament on transatlantic trade and digital trade, and she is Vice-President of the European Parliament ’s US Delegation. She has for some time advocated more regulation and ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - February 19, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Flemming Rose Source Type: blogs

John W. Campbell, Editor of Astounding Science Fiction, Described Actuarial Escape Velocity in 1949
Some of the voices of the past can appear entirely contemporary, because they saw further and with greater clarity than most of their peers. John W. Campbell, editor of Astounding Science-Fiction Magazine, died of heart disease at age 61 in 1971. In 1949 he wrote an editorial on the future of medicine, aging, and longevity that wouldn't seem out of place today. He anticipated what we presently call actuarial escape velocity, or longevity escape velocity, the idea that gains in life span through progress in medical technology allow greater time to benefit from further gains - and eventually, we are repaired more rapidly tha...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Healthy Life Extension Community Source Type: blogs

Insurers Are Not Paying Enough For HPV Vaccines – And Our Kids Are Paying The Price
The HPV vaccine saves lives. It does so by reducing a person’s chance of being infected by the human papilloma virus, a virus that causes a whole range of cancers including, most importantly, cervical cancer. Vaccinate your teenage daughter against … Continue reading → The post Insurers Are Not Paying Enough For HPV Vaccines – And Our Kids Are Paying The Price appeared first on PeterUbel.com. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 19, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: PeterUbel.com Tags: Health Care Health & Well-being health policy Peter Ubel syndicated Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

A Small Molecule NNMT Inhibitor Puts Aged Stem Cells Back to Work to Improve Muscle Regeneration in Old Mice
In old tissues, stem cell activity is much reduced relative to youthful activity. This is thought to be the most important contribution to loss of muscle mass and strength with age, leading to the condition known as sarcopenia. It also diminished the ability to regenerate after muscle injury. Numerous studies in the regenerative medicine community have demonstrated that while this loss of stem cell function may be a defense against cancer, reducing the activity of cells that may bear potentially dangerous molecular damage, there appears to be a fair amount of room to push the balance towards greater activity without large ...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

A Study of Cell Size in the Context of Cellular Senescence
Senescent cells are a major problem in our bodies, in that their growing presence over the years is an important cause of degenerative aging. Unfortunately, the research community can't just prevent cells from ever becoming senescent, even were the capacity to do that in hand today, because transient senescence serves many useful, even necessary purposes in our biochemistry. It is only the lingering senescent cells that are the problem. Periodically removing these unwanted, harmful cells is a very viable way forward, however, and a new biotechnology industry is springing up to do just that. One very interesting poin...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

China Is Building The Ultimate Technological Health Paradise. Or Is It?
How could a country keep around 1.4 billion people healthy when the system struggles with corruption, lack of resources and an aging population? China, the emerging giant with a strong central leadership fostering technology and innovation, places its bets on artificial intelligence, telemedicine, cloud-based hospitals, and WeChat. While that could sound like an ultimate technological paradise, the question is, what are they going to do with the vast amount of data or to what interests are they going to leverage their state of the art A.I. systems? Generally, how will we speak about digital health in China: a healthcare dy...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Bioethics Future of Medicine Medical Professionals Patients Policy Makers AI chatbot china digital digital health Healthcare Innovation smartphone technology telehealth telemedicine Source Type: blogs

Landmark Study Fails to Find Any Evidence that Vaping is a Gateway to Smoking among Youth
A landmarkstudy, published on January 25 in theJournal of the National Cancer Institute, found no evidence that vaping is a gateway to smoking among youth. The data come from the largest, longitudinal study of youth smoking initiation -- the PATH (Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health) study -- and include two waves of observations on nearly 12,000 U.S. youth.The surveys asked numerous questions about both vaping and smoking behavior, including the frequency of these behaviors. It also assessed numerous risk factors for smoking that can be controlled for in multivariate analyses of smoking initiation rate differences...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - February 18, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Host Has a Panic Attack Live While Recording
 Panic attacks have a way of popping up at the most inconvenient times – like when you are recording a podcast. In this episode, Gabe has a panic attack in front of the microphone and decides that the silver lining is showing listeners that even someone in recovery has symptoms. Listen in to this episode to learn about panic attacks and see if Gabe makes it out okay. (Spoiler alert: He’s fine.) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “We call ourselves recovered, but these symptoms don’t entirely go away.” – Michelle Hammer   Highlights From ‘Panic Attack Live’ Episode [2:30...
Source: World of Psychology - February 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Anxiety and Panic Source Type: blogs

Should we start screening for colon cancer at age 45?
Here ’s what most medical experts agree on: People 50 and older should be screened for colon cancer. Here’s what is more controversial: Whether that screening should start, routinely, at age 45. Recently, the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommended that colon cancer screenings start at age 45. The ir recommendation was based in large part on an uptick […]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 - February 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/peter-ubel" rel="tag" > Peter Ubel, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Gastroenterology Oncology/Hematology Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly works . . . unless you make 1 of these 7 common mistakes!
Follow our discussions here and on the Wheat Belly Facebook page, and you will see that newbies make the same mistakes, over and over again. While all of these issues are discussed in the original Wheat Belly book, and even more extensively in Wheat Belly Total Health and Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox books, somehow they missed some crucial pieces of the message. So, to help you avoid such common mistakes that booby trap both health and your ability to lose weight, here is the list. Don’t make these common mistakes: Eat gluten-free foods–Gluten-free foods made with cornstarch, tapioca starch, potato...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune gluten-free grain-free Inflammation Weight Loss wheat belly Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, February 18th 2019
This study showed that potential vicious cycles underlying ARDs are quite diverse and unique, triggered by diverse and unique factors that do not usually progress with age, thus casting doubts on the possibility of discovering the single molecular cause of aging and developing the single anti-aging pill. Rather, each disease appears to require an individual approach. However, it still cannot be excluded that some or all of these cycles are triggered by fundamental processes of aging, such as chronic inflammation or accumulation of senescent cells. Nevertheless, experimental data showing clear cause and effect relationships...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 17, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Nitrates, nitrites, and nitrosamines
There seems to be a lot of confusion about the issues of nitrates, nitrites, and nitrosamines, so much that some people—including book authors and doctors—are declaring that they are entirely benign and not an issue for health. Let’s try and clear up the confusion. Much of the confusion stems from the fact that nitrates and nitrites occur in many foods, including vegetables and fruit. Upon ingestion, nitrates and nitrites are converted to nitric oxide, the master vasodilator (artery relaxing agent) that thereby contributes to healthy arteries and blood pressure. So there is nothing intrinsically wrong wit...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Graphene Biosensors to Detect Lung Cancer
Exhaled breath is rich in biomarkers that can point to the presence of disease. In particular, ethanol, acetone, and isopropanol can point to the presence of lung cancer, so having a way of measuring these chemicals in breath might provide a way to diagnose lung cancers or to screen for them. Current methods of measuring exhaled biomarkers are prone to inaccuracies due to the humidity of exhaled breath, difficulty of calibrating such systems, and the presence of multiple analytes within breath. Researchers at University of Exeter have now shown that bare multi-layer graphene, a material one carbon atom thick, can in princi...
Source: Medgadget - February 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Materials Nanomedicine Source Type: blogs

Wall Emergency, Even If Legal Under Existing Law, Violates the Separation of Powers
Our Constitution divides federal power into three branches of government: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. One of the powers given exclusively to the legislative branch (Congress) is to spend money, or to appropriate money for the executive branch to spend, in enforcing the law (which is the president ’s power and indeed duty). Specifically, Article I, Section 9 (the Appropriations Clause) says that “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law.” And of course, the purposes for which Congress can exercise this “power of the purse”...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - February 15, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ilya Shapiro Source Type: blogs

Anxiety — When You Worry About Worrying
Anticipation is a funny thing. If you are anticipating something fun it can seem like you can’t focus, you might think about it constantly, you might talk about it to anyone who will listen, all with a big smile on your face. Anticipating something stressful, however, can do all of the same things — just without the smile. In this case rather than being excited you are filled with dread over what you think is about to come. But what if you feel that sense of dread all of the time, whether there is something good or bad ahead of you? Unfortunately, there are a number of people who live day-to-day in a near state...
Source: World of Psychology - February 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kurt Smith, Psy.D., LMFT, LPCC, AFC Tags: Anxiety and Panic Rumination Worry Source Type: blogs

Oglionucleotides that Interfere in Telomerase Activity Without Killing Cells
It seems reasonable to think that sabotaging the lengthening of telomeres might prove to be the basis for a universal cancer therapy, capable of shutting down all cancers. Unfettered telomere lengthening is required by all cancers in order to permit rampant replication and growth. Without that capability, the cancer will wither. Telomere length is a part of the mechanism limiting cell replication; cells lose a little of that length with each cell division, and short telomeres force senescence or self-destruction via programmed cell death. In normal tissues only stem cells use telomerase in order to maintain lengthy telomer...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 14, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

BRCA Exchange Available on the Web; Understanding BRCA Variants
It's not known among some healthcare consumers that there are a host of BRCA variants other than the standard ones. Normal BRCA testing looks forthree specific genetic variants that are linked to hereditary cancers. Two of these variants — 185delAG and 5382insC — are in the BRCA1 gene. One variant — called 6174delT — is in the BRCA2 gene. A patient may test positive for a variant other than these common ones and it may not be clear under such circumstances what treatment to offer to the patient. The BRCA Exchange is now avai lable on the web that may be of assistance to researchers, ph...
Source: Lab Soft News - February 13, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Clinical Lab Industry News Clinical Lab Testing Healthcare Innovations Lab Industry Trends Lab Processes and Procedures Medical Consumerism Medical Research Preventive Medicine Public Health Source Type: blogs

Medicinal Mushrooms: Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor), Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) and Lion's mane (Hericium erinaceus)
There some evidence in PubMed than medicinal mushrooms may play a role in treatment of some cancers. Most of the claims of medical benefits are bot backed up by high quality studies as of 2019. References are below.---What is turkey tail?Turkey tail is a type of mushroom that grows on dead logs worldwide. It's named turkey tail because its rings of brown and tan look like the tail feathers of a turkey. Its scientific name is Trametes versicolor or Coriolus versicolor. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is known as Yun Zhi. In Japan, it is known as kawaratake (roof tile fungus). Turkey tail has been used in traditional Chi...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - February 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Medicinal Mushrooms Oncology Source Type: blogs

Centenarians Have Lipid Profiles More Resistant to Peroxidation
The role of oxidized lipids in aging is often studied in the context of comparative biology, comparing different species with divergent life spans in order to try to identify the properties of cellular metabolism that are most influential on life span. It appears that the degree to which lipids are resistant to oxidative reactions is an important factor, and this has given rise to the membrane pacemaker hypothesis. There is something in mitochondrial function and resilience of lipids in mitochondrial membranes to forms of damage that is important in life span, at least at the scale of differences between species. Do lipid ...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 13, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Everyone Has a Part to Play in Ending Vaccine Hesitancy
Felicia D. Goodrum Sterling Heidi L. Pottinger By FELICIA D. GOODRUM STERLING, PhD and HEIDI L. POTTINGER, DrPH, MPH, MA The measles outbreak in Washington state this week has brought new attention to the anti-vaccine movement.  In fact, the World Health Organization recently identified “vaccine hesitancy” as one of top threats to global health. In the US, the number of unvaccinated children has quadrupled since 2001, enabling the resurgence of infectious diseases long-since controlled.  In fact, the WHO claims a staggering 1.5 million deaths could be prevented worldwide by improved vaccination rates....
Source: The Health Care Blog - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Patients Felicia Goodrum Sterling Global Health Heidi L. Pottinger public health The OpEd Project vaccines Source Type: blogs

Public VS Private Banking
Besides having to deliver at a specific hospital, with public banking you choose to relinquish ownership of your baby’s cord blood sample for public use. And unless you meet strict qualifications, your baby’s cord blood could be discarded. Though there is no cost for this generous donation, if your baby needed a stem cell transplant, it could cost up to $45,000 to retrieve them, and only if they find a match! Banking privately, however, allows you to give birth at any hospital, including comfortably at home with a midwife. Not only is it an easier process overall, you will have peace-of-mind knowing you have ri...
Source: Cord Blood News - February 12, 2019 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Maze Cord Blood Tags: babies Cord Blood Cord Tissue Education parents Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

A 100-Year-Old Martian In An Exoskeleton
The story of The Medical FuturistThe mission of a futuristThe most transformative technology: A.I.The mission of The Medical FuturistThe business modelCommunication of science to wide audiencesScience fiction and scienceData measurementData privacyAdvice to health policy-makersThe gap between the haves and have-nots Nightmare scenarios The future of the doctor-patient relationshipGenetics and gene editingMars and healthcare What do archaeologists and futurists have in common? Why was the Internet underestimated as a technology to transform society while A.I. is over-hyped? What’s the most transformative concept in...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Great Thinkers Source Type: blogs

Community Hospitals Create Affiliation Agreements with Prestigious, Brand-Name Hospitals
An interesting new concept is arising among community hospitals whereby they are affiliating with prestigious, often distant health systems like Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic. This phenomenon should be distinguished from the actual purchase of smaller hospitals or the opening of new hospitals by, say, Cleveland Clinic. The latter system is extremely large by any standard with 52,082 employees; it includes a main campus in Cleveland and 11 regional hospitals (see:Cleveland Clinic by the Numbers). A recent article discussed the aforementioned affiliation trend (see:Community Hospitals Link Arms With Prestigious ...
Source: Lab Soft News - February 12, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Healthcare Business Healthcare Delivery Healthcare Innovations Medical Consumerism Quality of Care Source Type: blogs

Clearance of Senescent Cells Reverses Cardiac Fibrosis and Hypertrophy in Mice
Cells become senescent in response to a toxic environment, or during regeneration, or when damaged in ways that may increase cancer risk, but the vast majority are created when cells reach the end of their replicative life span, the Hayflick limit. Senescence is irreversible, and a senescent cell is blocked from further replication. In all these cases, near all newly senescent cells are soon destroyed, either by their own programmed cell death mechanisms, or by the immune system. A tiny fraction lingers, however. Senescent cells are very metabolically active, secreting a potent mix of molecules that disrupts tissue structu...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 11, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Let ’ s Make American Thin Again
No, no political commentary here, just insights into health regardless of whether you are conservative or liberal or somewhere in-between. But we are indeed doing it on the Wheat Belly and Undoctored lifestyles: Making America Thin Again—MATA—and getting people to lose weight, often considerable amounts of 30, 50, 70, 130 pounds, by essentially REJECTING conventional dietary advice. What conventional pieces of dietary advice are we rejecting in order to achieve this? Here are a few: Limit fat and calories—No way. This is a path to misery. It works in the short-term, fails in the long-run and, of course, ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten-free grain-free grains undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Let ’ s Make America Thin Again
No, no political commentary here, just insights into health regardless of whether you are conservative or liberal or somewhere in-between. But we are indeed doing it on the Wheat Belly and Undoctored lifestyles: Making America Thin Again—MATA—and getting people to lose weight, often considerable amounts of 30, 50, 70, 130 pounds, by essentially REJECTING conventional dietary advice. What conventional pieces of dietary advice are we rejecting in order to achieve this? Here are a few: Limit fat and calories—No way. This is a path to misery. It works in the short-term, fails in the long-run and, of course, ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten-free grain-free grains undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, February 11th 2019
We report that the bone marrow stromal cell senescence is driven by p16INK4a expression. The p16INK4a-expressing senescent stromal cells then feedback to promote AML blast survival and proliferation via the SASP. Importantly, selective elimination of p16INK4a-positive senescent bone marrow stromal cells in vivo improved the survival of mice with leukemia. Next, we find that the leukemia-driven senescent tumor microenvironment is caused by AML induced NOX2-derived superoxide. Finally, using the p16-3MR mouse model we show that by targeting NOX2 we reduced bone marrow stromal cell senescence and consequently reduced A...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 10, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 9th February, 2019.
Here are a few I came across last week.Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.-----https://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/messages-in-patient-portal-help-predict-medication-discontinuationPatient portal helps predict medication discontinuation By Greg SlabodkinPublished February 01 2019, 7:19am ESTResearchers say electronic communication between patients and providers via an online portal can indicate their potential for stopping therapy.A t...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - February 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Curcumin Analogs and Expectations About Natural Senolytics
Senolytic compounds selectively destroy senescent cells to some degree, and thus achieve a narrow form of rejuvenation, as accumulation of senescent cells is one of the root causes of aging. Senolytics produce a reliable reversal of age-related disease and extension of life in mice. As in all such things, quality varies widely: there will be a very large number of marginal senolytics that we should all ignore by the time the first enthusiastic wave of research, exploration, and clinical development is done. Of the senolytic compounds that do have sizable enough effects to care about, and for which there is published data, ...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 8, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Digital advances in the medical aid in dying movement
I am certain that many of you might be familiar with the intelligent, vibrant young lady named Brittany Maynard. Brittany’s story was so compelling to the world that it reached the most outstanding and historic numbers through digital media. Ms. Maynard was only 29, diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and decided that she would end […]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 - February 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jennifer-lynn" rel="tag" > Jennifer Lynn < /a > < /span > Tags: Social media Facebook Palliative Care Twitter Source Type: blogs

12 Ways to Keep Going with Depression
About once a week I hear the same question from a reader, “What keeps you going?” The short answer is lots of things. I use a variety of tools to persevere through my struggle with depression because what works on one day doesn’t the next. I have to break some hours into 15-minute intervals and simply put one foot in front of another, doing the thing that is right in front of me and nothing else. I write this post for the person who is experiencing debilitating symptoms of depression. The following are some things that help me fight for sanity and keep me going, when the gravity of my mood disorder threat...
Source: World of Psychology - February 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Depression Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Personal Self-Help Stigma Depression Support Depressive Episode Personal Growth Sleep stress reduction Source Type: blogs

Where Is Digital Health Heading In Denmark?
After reading the Danish digital health strategy, one of the most forward-looking examples of a government-supported objective to adjust the medical arena to the 21st century, we looked around what real-life projects aim to transform patients’ and doctors’ lives for the better in the Scandinavian country. Our findings are thrilling: the newly established Danish National Genome Center strives to have at least 60,000 whole-genome sequenced in the next 5 years, while the Copenhagen Healthtech Cluster wants to set up a network of data registers updated so fast that it might enable helping doctors real-time – ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Healthcare Policy big data Danish Denmark digital health digital health strategy genetics genomics health data healthcare design Innovation technology Source Type: blogs

Innovation Amidst the Crisis: Health IT and the Opioid Abuse Epidemic | Part 4 – Resource Allocation and Access
By COLIN KONSCHAK, FACHE and DAVE LEVIN, MD  Dave Levin Colin Konschak The opioid crisis in the United States is having a devastating impact on individuals, their families, and the health care industry. This multi-part series will focus on the role technology can play in addressing this crisis. Part one of the series proposed a strategic framework for evaluating and pursuing technical solutions. A Framework for Innovation In part one of our series, we declared the opioid crisis an “All Hands-On Deck” moment and made the case that health IT (HIT) has a lot to offer. Given the many different possibilities, h...
Source: The Health Care Blog - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Tech Access to care Colin Konschak Dave Levin Divurgent Health IT Sansoro Health Source Type: blogs

$100 Million Longevity Vision Fund Launches
A new fund to invest in companies working on aging recently launched, the $100 millions Longevity Vision Fund. From what has been said, and what was presented at the Longevity Leaders conference, it sounds very much as though the Longevity Vision Fund principals wish to follow in the footsteps of Juvenescence, with an initial focus on small molecule drug discovery infrastructure. Unlike Juvenescence, it will probably continue to focus on established infrastructure technologies related to age-related disease, such as diagnostics, and fairly safe work with modest benefits, such as stem cell therapies, rather than invest in a...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 7, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Radiation oncologists aren ’t just strangers in the basement
“We have a consult for radiation oncology regarding a 60-year-old gentleman with a history of lung cancer and is currently admitted. His oncologist is Dr. Heme Onc.” As a new radiation oncology resident, I was surprised to hear the consulting physician refer to the patient’s medical oncologist as “his oncologist.” What about the patient’s radiation […]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 - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/mudit-chowdhary" rel="tag" > Mudit Chowdhary, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Oncology/Hematology Radiology Source Type: blogs

Pocket Sky Wearable For Seasonal Affective Disorder, Jetlag, and Shift Work Disorder
Active Wearables, a medtech startup based in Austria, has released Pocket Sky, a wearable designed to combat conditions resulting from time shifts and poor access to sunlight. The device can be worn like a pair of glasses and emits blue light to emulate sunlight, supposedly suppressing the production of melatonin. The company claims that the technology can help with conditions that are based on limited sunlight, such as seasonal affective disorder, or issues with circadian rhythms, such as jetlag or shift work disorder. People with seasonal affective disorder can suffer depression during the winter. The disorder is linked ...
Source: Medgadget - February 6, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Neurology Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Age-Related Diseases are Just the Names we Give to Portions of Aging
Aging is a process of damage accumulation in cells and tissue structures, followed by reactions to that damage, some of which are compensatory and some of which make matters worse, and lastly the consequent failure of biological systems necessary to support health and life. Age-related diseases are names we give to some of the aspects of system failure, but they are not distinct from aging. One cannot draw a line between aging and age-related disease; it is a futile endeavor, and that the medical industry and regulatory bodies are set up to do so is one of the major challenges facing those who want to develop commercial re...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 6, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Produces Senescent Cells to Promote its Own Growth, and is Thus Vulnerable to Senolytics
We report that the bone marrow stromal cell senescence is driven by p16INK4a expression. The p16INK4a-expressing senescent stromal cells then feedback to promote AML blast survival and proliferation via the SASP. Importantly, selective elimination of p16INK4a-positive senescent bone marrow stromal cells in vivo improved the survival of mice with leukemia. Next, we find that the leukemia-driven senescent tumor microenvironment is caused by AML induced NOX2-derived superoxide. Finally, using the p16-3MR mouse model we show that by targeting NOX2 we reduced bone marrow stromal cell senescence and consequently reduced A...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 5, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

What I Chose to Leave Behind
Books can represent signposts on my spiritual journey. I recently went over our bookshelves because they overflowed with books. They got to that point on account of the generosity of others who wanted to pass on books that we might like to read. I didn ’t want the bookshelves to look so messy so I began a purge. I first asked God to show me which books I no longer needed so that I could bless other people.There were books that had been significant at a particular stage in my spiritual journey. They had assisted me in attaining emotional and spiritual healing after a devastating event that changed the course of my lif...
Source: The Dance of Life - February 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: cancer Life experiences My Spiritual Journey Reflections Source Type: blogs

Arguing that Public Desire for Greater Longevity is Growing
Our community has undertaken years of advocacy for rejuvenation research, with the aim of developing ways to reverse age-related disease and disability, and thus greatly extend healthy life spans. The first concrete results are emerging from the research community, the result of philanthropy and persuasion, then the incremental accretion of funding to programs that showed promising initial data. So now we have senolytics, and I would hope not too many years from now we'll have glucosepane cross-link breakers - and then more thereafter. But have we persuaded the broader public at all? Have we convinced more than a sm...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 5, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs