Hypnosis – what’s fact and what’s fiction?
You're reading Hypnosis – what’s fact and what’s fiction?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Hypnosis is a technique that is both widely used and controversial. Many see it as a form of stage entertainment. True hypnosis, however, is very different and has valuable medical and therapeutic benefits, providing effective treatment to a variety of ailments - from anxiety and depression to chronic pain. To help you gain a deeper understanding of hypnosis, let’s look at how it works and unp...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SetYourMindFree Tags: featured self improvement health hypnosis pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

The Pacey Cuff Urethral Control Device: Interview with CEO and a Practicing Urologist
Pacey Medtech, based in Vancouver, Canada, has developed the Pacey Cuff, a urethral control device for urinary incontinence in men, post-prostate cancer treatment. Treating prostate cancer can sometimes lead to urinary incontinence, which can have significant consequences for patient confidence and comfort. The psychological impact of incontinence can be enormous, and can affect people’s ability to work and socialize. The Pacey Cuff has been proposed as a solution to the issue. It fits around the penis, and applies pressure to the urethra to prevent urine leakage. However, what makes the device different from traditi...
Source: Medgadget - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Exclusive Rehab Urology Source Type: blogs

Mental Coping Strategies During Hurricane Season and Other Natural Disasters
The anxiety and distress for people living in the path of a hurricane can be overwhelming. Uncertainty about living arrangements, work schedules and other life tasks increase when people are evacuated. Legitimate concerns about damage and destruction to homes, streets and infrastructure accelerate in the midst of constant news about the storm. An important step is to recognize common emotional reactions while physically preparing for impending changes. On the 29th of August, 2005 Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans. I was a first responder to the disaster, and arrived in the area a week after the storm. I foun...
Source: World of Psychology - October 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Priscilla Dass-Brailsford, EdD, MPH Tags: Anxiety and Panic Children and Teens Depression Psychology PTSD Self-Help Stress Trauma bedwetting Coping Skills hurricane Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Michael hurricane season Natural Disaster Nightmares Posttraumatic Stres Source Type: blogs

Free Trade Is Good for Both Americans and Non-Americans
Trade headlines are getting more and more absurd. The Commerce Department apparently  will investigate whether car imports impair national security and thus require a 25% tariff, which one trade lawyer said  would prompt “pant-wetting laughter — followed by retaliation” among U.S. trading partners. Although maybe, as the linked article suggests, this is all just to put pressure on Mexico during the NAFTA talks, so who knows if it means anything. It’s very hard to say what is going on or where any of this is going. Perhaps, then, this would be a good time to take a break from the headlines ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 24, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Simon Lester Source Type: blogs

a dog's life
Cooper, New York City, 20071.Thursday morning, I woke up, got my kids ready and took them to school. I came home, tidied up the rest of the dishes, and gave my dog Cooper an indulgent breakfast: a full can of her favorite soft dog food —not just a quarter of a can mixed in with her dry food like usual, but the whole thing, every last bit, all to herself. After she finished, I carried her to my car. We drove to the vet, where a kind receptionist showed me into an exam room, past a potted ficus plant and a cheerful wooden sign rea ding, “Think PAWS-ITIVELY!” I sat down on a bench. Cooper stuck her head behi...
Source: the underwear drawer - April 29, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Michelle Au Source Type: blogs

Bed Wetting, What Can I Do, The Answer
I sometimes hit pay dirt with this one, I might spare myself having to change the contour sheet and the underlying mattress pad.Alzheimer's Reading RoomOur reader Dacron20 asked under the article,Taking Care of Snootzie.Was wondering if anybody is having problems with their parent wetting the bed at night.What is the Difference Between Alzheimer ’s and DementiaOur Mom is urinating more frequently at night. We have had pull ups on her at night for awhile, but for the past 2 weeks she is urinating out of the pull ups and wetting the bed. Thanks.Read on for one of the best solutions to this problem I have ever read.Subs...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - December 7, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer bed wetting alzheimers health life news Urinary Incontinence UTI Source Type: blogs

Desmopressin spray approved for nocturnal polyuria
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - August 28, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: nephrology urology Source Type: blogs

How Does Vaccinated Children’s Health Compare to Unvaccinated Children?
Conclusion While government groups maintain that no studies have been done to compare the health of vaccinated to unvaccinated, the reality is that several comparative studies have been completed by independent researchers in the US and in other countries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention refuses to conduct such studies, claiming they would be unethical to perform. In reality, these studies could easily be performed, since many educated parents choose to not vaccinate their children. The evidence is overwhelming. Studies completed in New Zealand, Germany, Africa, Great Britain and the United States have come ...
Source: vactruth.com - June 3, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Michelle Goldstein Tags: Logical Michelle Goldstein Top Picks Top Stories truth about vaccines vaccinated vs. unvaccinated Source Type: blogs

How Does Vaccinated Children ’s Health Compare to Unvaccinated Children?
Conclusion While government groups maintain that no studies have been done to compare the health of vaccinated to unvaccinated, the reality is that several comparative studies have been completed by independent researchers in the US and in other countries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention refuses to conduct such studies, claiming they would be unethical to perform. In reality, these studies could easily be performed, since many educated parents choose to not vaccinate their children. The evidence is overwhelming. Studies completed in New Zealand, Germany, Africa, Great Britain and the United States have come ...
Source: vactruth.com - June 3, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Michelle Goldstein Tags: Logical Michelle Goldstein Top Picks Top Stories truth about vaccines vaccinated vs. unvaccinated Source Type: blogs

What’s the best way to get rid of bed head? Episode 122
Does this bed head product really work? Sasha asks…Can Ma Cherie Perfect Shower fix your bed better than regular water? Is this worth the money or is it nothing more than water mixed with leave in conditioner? Let’s begin by talking about what causes bed head. First, you have to realize that there are two different kinds of bonds that control the shape of your hair. There are the disulfide bonds – these are very strong chemical bonds (kind of like the rungs of a ladder that keep the proteins in your hair locked in shape. These are very tough to break – think relaxer or straightening treat...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perry RomanowskiDiscover the beauty and cosmetic products you should use and avoid Source Type: blogs

What ’s the best way to get rid of bed head? Episode 122
Does this bed head product really work? Sasha asks…Can Ma Cherie Perfect Shower fix your bed better than regular water? Is this worth the money or is it nothing more than water mixed with leave in conditioner? Let’s begin by talking about what causes bed head. First, you have to realize that there are two different kinds of bonds that control the shape of your hair. There are the disulfide bonds – these are very strong chemical bonds (kind of like the rungs of a ladder that keep the proteins in your hair locked in shape. These are very tough to break – think relaxer or straightening treat...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perry Romanowski Discover the beauty and cosmetic products you should use and avoid Source Type: blogs

A Meditation on Pain | Longreads Blog
It's happening, says the woman I love to someone in the other room. The someone is most likely her sister, and I hear the shuffle of clogs on the ruined carpet, the swish and swirl of her turquoise dress. I feel the shadow of her body in the doorway. I hear her breathing, tiny bursts of air through the nose and mouth. I feel and hear everything, but I am not a body. And because I am no longer a body, I do not register sound or voice. I do not register anything. Even my presence on the scratchy carpet. I do not know that I have been lying in the lap of the woman I love as she soothes my sweat-drenched hair, as she whispers ...
Source: Psychology of Pain - January 17, 2015 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs

Electrospun Dissolvable Material to Make Tampons that Prevent HIV Infections
Two of the UW’s fibers (white) made of different ingredients are shown dissolving. When the materials come into contact with moisture, they rapidly hydrate and dissolve to form gels. The gel could then spread around the vagina during sex to deliver the drug. Topical antiviral gels have the capacity to kill the HIV virus within the vagina, and so allow a woman to protect herself, but they lack certain characteristics that would make them practical in the real world. One problem is that the gel has to deliver a high dose of the antiviral agent, which is essentially achieved by using a lot of gel – a pot...
Source: Medgadget - August 4, 2014 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Editors Tags: Reproductive Medicine Source Type: blogs

What to Know about Children’s Nighttime Bedwetting
Toilet training can be a stressful process. This is particularly the case for children who achieve daytime dryness but continue to wet themselves — and the bed — overnight. It may leave you wondering what’s normal and what you can do to help your child. Nighttime wetting is one of the most common urologic conditions in childhood. The vast majority of cases are not related to a physical cause. Most commonly, nighttime wetting happens in children who are very deep sleepers; their brains and bladders aren’t communicating as they should while they sleep. It is not your child’s fault. One of the m...
Source: World of Psychology - July 31, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Katie Gawerecki Tags: Children and Teens General Health-related Parenting bedwetting bladder Dehydration enuresis toilet training Source Type: blogs

What to know about children’s enuresis and nighttime wetting
Toilet training can sometimes be a stressful process. This is particularly the case for children who achieve daytime dryness but continue to wet themselves, and the bed, overnight. It may leave you wondering what’s normal and what you can do to help your child. Nighttime wetting is one of the most common urologic conditions in childhood. The vast majority of cases are not related to a physical cause. Most commonly, nighttime wetting happens in children who are very deep sleepers, as their brain and bladder aren’t communicating as they should while they sleep. It is so important to keep in mind that this is not ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 5, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Conditions Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

Useful information about cosmetic chemistry
This article on cosmetic science is primarily intended to benefit anyone interested in chemist careers but hopefully the Beauty Brains community will find this information useful as well! Surfactants It is amazing how little time is devoted to surfactants in college when you consider the importance they play in so many industries. What are they? Surfactant is a shorter way to say “surface active agent”. These are molecules that have the property of reducing surface tension, thereby allowing oil and water to form stable (temporarily) mixtures. Examples – Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glyc...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - March 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perry Romanowski Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Alzheimer's and Bed Wetting
This keyword search on Yahoo,  Alzheimer's and bed wetting, lead to the following article.Bed Wetting, What Can I Do, The AnswerIf you find the article useful consider sharing it with other Alzheimer's caregivers via message boards, social media, or in support groups.+Bob DeMarco +Dementia Reading Room +AlzheimersReadingRoom To learn more about Alzheimer's and Dementia care visit the Alzheimer's Reading Room (Source: CareGiver, The)
Source: CareGiver, The - January 6, 2014 Category: Dementia Authors: Bob DeMarco Source Type: blogs

An Excellent Week For Autism Advocacy! Suzanne Wright Speaks Out and John Elder Robison Resigns
Thank You Suzanne Wright!It was a good week for reality based autism advocacy for two reasons. First, I was very encouraged by Suzanne Wright's very honest description of the many challenges facing persons with autism disorders and their families in Autism Speaks to Washington - A Call for Action. Second I was very pleased to see John Elder Robison, an extremely high functioning and very successful, free ranging Aspie, who refuses to acknowledge that autism is a disorder that should be cured, resign all his positions with Autism Speaks.  It appears that Autism Speaks may be abandoning its attempts to mollify the Neuro...
Source: Facing Autism in New Brunswick - November 15, 2013 Category: Autism Authors: H L Doherty Source Type: blogs

Top 10 things you should know about cosmetic science
This article on cosmetic science is primarily intended to benefit anyone interested in chemist careers but hopefully the Beauty Brains community will find this information useful as well! Surfactants It is amazing how little time is devoted to surfactants in college when you consider the importance they play in so many industries. What are they? Surfactant is a shorter way to say “surface active agent”. These are molecules that have the property of reducing surface tension, thereby allowing oil and water to form stable (temporarily) mixtures. Examples – Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine,...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - November 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perry Romanowski Tags: Questions Source Type: blogs

Drug Patch Treatment Takes New Strides
While drug discovery has taken major strides in the past few decades, drug delivery is still a relatively static field. The vast majority of pharmaceuticals can only be delivered orally or intravenously; in the hospital, this poses a problem with patients who are nauseous, unable to take medications by mouth, and/or who lack IV access. Drug patches are already a useful noninvasive way to deliver treatment like pain medication, but their applicability for other therapeutics has been limited. Now, as reported in the journal Advance Materials, bioengineers at the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Enging...
Source: Medgadget - September 9, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Ravi Parikh Tags: in the news... Source Type: blogs

EMOTIV INSIGHT EEG for Gaming, Meditation, Self-Criticism Sessions, Now on Kickstarter; Interview with Tan Le, Founder and CEO
Emotiv Lifesciences, one of the leading companies trying to introduce electroencephalography (EEG) for consumer use, has unveiled its next generation headset and is now raising money on Kickstarter to fund its commercialization.  The EMOTIV INSIGHT is a slicker, lighter device compared to the company’s previous products and features a 5 channel EEG plus two reference sensors, wireless connectivity, and new electrodes that don’t require a gel or any other wetting. Here’s Emotiv Lifescience’s video introducing the INSIGHT: Shiv Gaglani, Medgadget: What inspired the development of the Emotiv...
Source: Medgadget - August 2, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Shiv Gaglani Tags: in the news... Neurology Source Type: blogs

when your patient says thanks….
The other morning I was approached by a patient in the hospital foyer. She just wanted to say thanks for the care I had given her. Then out of left field she said, “and I love following your blog and Facebook page….but I must say I’m a bit disappointed you didn’t write anything about me. …..wasn’t I interesting enough?” Strangely enough, I have had this happen 3 times over the last month. Patients who recognised me from this blog or my Facebook page, which I do not deny feels sorta nice & elicits mucho self ego-stroking (which is not so nice, just ask my partner)….but ...
Source: impactEDnurse - July 12, 2013 Category: Nurses Authors: impactEDnurse Tags: reflective practice. Source Type: blogs

Kenra Volume hairspray: How to find a cheaper version
SRG says…Is there a cheaper substitute for Kenra Volume 25 hair spray? The website claims its an excellent anti-humidity spray. The product has great reviews on Amazon. It’s a little expensive though and I’m wondering if I could find a similar but cheaper version. The Beauty Brains respond: According to their website, Kenra uses “An advanced non-flaking resin that provides maximum hold and curl retention” and has Aminomethyl Propanol (AMP) which is “a neutralizing agent that improves the re-wetting / re-styling ability of the hair.” Where oh where could we possibly find another ha...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - May 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: thebeautybrains Tags: Questions Source Type: blogs

Did Type 2 Diabetes Have Anything to Do With Taking My Father Away?
By Jan Chait Dad and my little brother were watching John Wayne movies one day last week when Dad gave a big sigh and, as quietly as that, passed over to a world where he could once again walk through his beloved woods, read the books he liked, and hold cogent conversations. His Type 2 diabetes hadn't been playing nice with him lately. Did that have anything to do with his death? Was it his age? He was 89, but my family tends to be long-lived: His mother was 96. The fact that he had normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), which can affect gait, continence, and memory? How about the carotid arteries in his neck, which were nar...
Source: Diabetes Self-Management - April 30, 2013 Category: Diabetes Authors: Jan Chait Source Type: blogs

Dubai calling
Ten days in the UAE, because if you have friends who live somewhere hot and you live somewhere not just cold, but cold and slate grey, you'd be bloody daft to knock back the offer of a bed for a week. It's lovely, a week of waking to “ooooh, it's going to be lovely”; being out in the mid day sun and going “Ooooh, you f.er, that's proper hot…but I think I'll bask in it for another half hour…” and then dining in the evenings on balconies as warm evenings winds blow across the Gulf. That said, one evening we ate dinner on the shoreside and watched a massive container ...
Source: Trauma Queen - March 6, 2013 Category: Ambulance Crew Authors: Kal Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

A sad old dog
Mrs Grumble's dog is getting old. It's sad when your dog gets old. She has begun to get those sorts of terrible things old people get. One of the worst is wetting the carpet. She never used to do this. She's also been panting a lot. It's a different sort of panting from usual - almost a breathlessness. She climbed the stairs yesterday and was gasping at the top. Another curious thing is that she has been drinking a lot - vast quantities. Yes, Dr Grumble thought of diabetes. Mrs Grumble managed to catch some urine and there was no glucose. Even odder she has become ravenously hungry and has begun stealing food. She never us...
Source: Dr Grumble - February 14, 2013 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Source Type: blogs

Are Micro Mist Steamers “Mist-er Right” for Your Hair?
Chi9ja asks…I recently heard of this micro mist steamer hair treatment and how its supposedly better than regular steamers or heat hair treatments. can someone anyone please clarify this issue up for me, will sitting under a regular dryer get the same results. The Beauty Brains respond:  This mister does appear to be an effective Extraction Tool.  The problem is the only thing that it’s extracting is hard earned money from your wallet. What is a micro mist steamer hair treatment? An ultrasonic steamer like the Micro Mist from Takara Belmont generates cool steam which supposedly swells the h...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - January 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: thebeautybrains Tags: Questions Source Type: blogs