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Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Hope or Hype?
The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the rise in the technology sector and has become a buzz-worthy topic in many corners of our digital world. The application of AI in the medical field holds great promise for improving patient health, but will doctors and patients feel comfortable using it? Young startups have begun leveraging this technology to prove better health outcomes, but there's still a lot to do before we'll see AI used pervasively in the clinic. Current Landscape To date, the sweet spot in healthcare AI has been pairing algorithms with structured exercises in reading patient data and medical images to...
Source: MDDI - January 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brian Scogland Tags: Software Source Type: news

Researchers offer new evidence on 4-year-old children's knowledge about ecology
(Northwestern University) What do young children from diverse cultural communities think about the natural world? How does a child's existing knowledge and beliefs influence their subsequent learning? Questions like these have remained unanswered, largely because research in this area has focused almost exclusively on urban and suburban children living in majority-culture communities. The study reveals ecological knowledge in 4-year-old children from urban Native American, rural Native American and urban non-Native American communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Communicating for professional success e-learning
Alongside your own technical expertise, communication is the key skill that influences your professional success. In a world where texts, emails and tweets are often sent without a second thought, the importance of a considered and effective approach to communication has never been greater. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scientists Find Possible Alzheimer ’ s Treatment While Trying To Cure Diabetes
CBS Local — Although their goal was to cure diabetes, scientists may have stumbled onto a new medication to help treat the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease. According to a press release from researchers at Lancaster University, a new drug being tested for diabetes patients was found to have “significantly reversed memory loss” in test subjects and is now being examined as possible treatment for neurodegenerative disorders. The medication, known as a triple receptor drug — or “triple agonist” — reportedly works in multiple ways to protect the brain aga...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Alzheimer's Disease Chris Melore degenerative disorders Diabetes Local TV medical treatment talkers Source Type: news

Meet Your New Year ’s Resolutions Using National Library of Medicine Resources!
Find tools for improving your safety, fitness, and diet in 2018 using online resources from the National Library of Medicine.  Here are a just a few examples of how the National Library of Medicine can help you meet your health goals for 2018: Resolution: Be prepared. Use this list of Disaster Apps for Your Digital Go Bag to be prepared for emergencies in the coming year. Resolution: Get fit. Learn about the health benefits of exercise and find fitness tips and resources on the Exercise and Physical Fitness Health Topics page at MedlinePlus (also in Spanish). Resolution: Eat healthy. Find resources for improving your...
Source: MCR News - January 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Study reveals reversibility of Friedreich ’s ataxia in mice
Friedreich ’s ataxia is an inherited disease that causes damage to the nervous system and a loss of coordination that typically progresses to muscle weakness. It can begin causing symptoms in childhood or early adulthood and, over time, it can also lead to vision loss and diabetes.Scientists seeking a better understanding of the disease have tried for years to replicate the disease ’s symptoms and progression in laboratory mice, but until recently have been largely unsuccessful.Now, a team of UCLA researchers has recreated aspects of Friedreich ’s ataxia in mice and shown that many early symptoms of the d...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sharenting: When are sharing moments of our kids considered too much?
Julian Tang, MDFrom the desk of Julian Tang, MDWe all love our kids and want to show them off by taking their pictures at their best moments and sharing them with family& friends. In our digital age we constantly take hundreds of photos of our children growing up. It is a great way to document our life with them, to acknowledge how proud we are of them in what we have accomplished and what they are becoming. It also helps strengthen our identity to each other.The vast majority of the time, this is a wonderful thing. The big question is when it isn ’t. In one survey, 80% of kids said they were embarrassed of ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - January 2, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Source Type: news

Imaging technique could be ‘new ballgame’ in drug development
Biochemistry and structural biology are surprisingly — at least to the uninitiated — visual fields. This is especially true in the study of proteins. Scientists like to see the structure of proteins within cells to help them truly understand how they work, how they don’t work or how they can be modified to work as they should. That is, how the y can be targeted with drugs to cure disease.Current methods, however, have their downsides. Many widely used techniques require large amounts of protein for analysis, even though many diseases are caused by proteins that are far from abundant or that are ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Turning Healthcare Workers Into Hackers
Doctors and nurses in North and South America are learning new ways to use off-the-shelf materials to hack into medical equipment and forge new devices that can improve patient care. MakerHealth, a company that provides training and resources to healthcare providers, is now helping nurses and doctors hack medical devices to create new tools and devices that can better serve the needs of their patients. The company, born out of MIT’s Little Devices Lab,  specializes in turning healthcare workers into makers and designers, by offering the tools and insights necessary to help clinicians and healthcare workers innov...
Source: MDDI - January 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Materials Design Source Type: news

Abbott wins CE Mark for Alinity h-series hematology system
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Alinity h-series integrated hematology testing system and that it launched the device in the associated regions. The newly cleared system features integration of the Alinity hq system with the Alinity hs slide marker and stainer module. The company touts the system as operating 20% faster than other integrated hematology systems. “Today’s hematology laboratories are challenged to perform more tests while reducing errors and operating costs. With built-in simplicity designed specifically for hematology testing, the Alini...
Source: Mass Device - January 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance Abbott Source Type: news

5 Early Warning Signs that You Are Dealing with a Narcissist
1. Love Bombing/Mirroring Oh my god. This is it! This is what you’ve been waiting for! So much in common it’s uncanny. Amazing sexual chemistry. Lots of attention, interaction, and an immediate connection. The stuff dreams are made of, right? Wrong. The narcissist is an expert at this part. They know that anyone likes to feel special, and their tendency to seek out and court those who are possibly somewhat emotionally vulnerable or overly forgiving or insecure makes this even easier for them. The affection is laid on thick… they want the target to feel there is an intense connection so that they will le...
Source: Psych Central - January 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jessie Monreal, CADC Tags: Abuse Codependence Narcissism Personality Relationships & Love Self-Esteem Self-Help Emotional Manipulation Gaslighting Narcissistic Personality Disorder NPD Source Type: news

ESRD QIP: Final Rule for CY 2018 Call
January 23, 2018 1:30-3:00pm ET. During this call, learn about provisions in the CY 2018 End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System final rule, including plans for the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP) in Payment Year (PY) 2019, 2020, and 2021. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Childhood Takayasu Arteritis Childhood Takayasu Arteritis
Learn more about the course and outcomes of Takayasu arteritis in children and compare the efficacy of treatment regimens.Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Danger changes how rat brain stores information
(Society for Neuroscience) The male rat brain changes how it stores information depending on whether the environment in which it learns is safe or dangerous, according to new research published in eNeuro. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High Court quashes Ombudsman ’s decision on complaint against GP practice
PHSO should not have entertained out-of-time complaint, High Court says Related items fromOnMedica Families of older patients struggle to complain Complaints to primary care rose by 9.7% in past year Hospitals failing to learn from patient deaths Patients ’ champion accuses ombudsman of poor service NHS eating disorder services badly failing patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Deliver with confidence: essential skills for managers
Some people naturally make better managers than others, but all good managers need to learn a set of skills without which they cannot do their job: the skills to enable those they manage to deliver the goals of the organisation. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Signs of Gaslighting and the Cost
Gaslighting is a malicious form of mental and emotional abuse, designed to plant seeds of self-doubt and alter your perception of reality. Like all abuse, it based on the need for power, control, or concealment. Some people occasionally lie or use denial to avoid taking responsibility. They may forget or remember conversations and events differently than you, or they may have no recollection due to a blackout if they were drinking. These situations are sometimes called gaslighting, but the term actually refers to a deliberate pattern of manipulation calculated to make the victim doubt his or her own perceptions or sanity, ...
Source: Psych Central - January 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Abuse Anger Codependence Divorce Domestic Violence Narcissism Personality Relationships & Love Gaslighting Narcissistic Personality Disorder NPD Source Type: news

Q & A: How Does the Shape of a Head Affect the Brain?
Studies of head compression are inconclusive as to whether cranial shaping caused learning or behavior disorders. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Mayans Head (Body Part) Brain Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you strengthen hip flexors?
Learn about a number of exercises to stretch and strengthen the hip flexors, muscles that grow tight through prolonged periods of sitting. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Israeli EMS Innovations
This article highlights those advances and innovations.   A Coordinated Effort Most Israelis serve in the military for a mandatory period of time, and then continue to serve at least once a year in reserve duty. Reserve duty can include as many as five different deployments per year, depending on a person’s rank and position. Because of this, there’s ongoing crossover between the military and civilian arenas. Often, what a person learns in one area is applicable in both. (Source: JEMS Operations)
Source: JEMS Operations - January 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dov Maisel, EMT-P Tags: Operations Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Trigger finger surgery: What to expect
The recovery time for trigger finger surgery is quick and the procedure has a high chance of success. Learn more about the types of surgery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

How celebrities plan to boost their health in 2018
Property expert Kirstie Allsopp, 46, says she will be meditating much more in 2018. She said: 'I need to do more to still my mind. I want to learn the power of “no” and do less.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson's stages: Signs and symptoms
While everyone with Parkinson's experiences the disease differently, it is broken down into several stages, depending on the symptoms. Learn more here. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 31, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Parkinson's stages: Signs and symptoms
While everyone with Parkinson's experiences the disease differently, it is broken down into several stages, depending on the symptoms. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Clear liquid diet: What you need to know
A clear liquid diet is easy for the body to digest. It may be prescribed before certain surgeries or to ease nausea in some situations. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

What exercises are good for Parkinson's disease?
Learn about the benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson's disease, including the types of exercise that may be most useful, tips, and considerations (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 30, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What exercises are good for Parkinson's disease?
Learn about the benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson's disease, including the types of exercise that may be most useful, tips, and considerations (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Foods to eat and avoid for a hiatal hernia
Hiatal hernias occur when part of the stomach enters the chest cavity. Learn about which foods to eat and which to avoid with this condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Mitochondrial disease: Death of boy 'has to be for something'
Parents of a three-year-old who died from a rare illness said they want to "learn" from his death. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes vulvar pain?
The vulva is the external genitalia in women. Pain or discomfort in these sensitive tissues is fairly common; learn about the causes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

5 ways primary care helps patients and the community
Primary care has long been viewed as the backbone for an effective healthcare system and helps make the community healthier, too. Proactive steps to manage your wellbeing can help you remain in good health. Below are five ways primary care impacts your health. To learn more about Blue KC’s network of primary care providers and find a doctor in your area, visit BlueKC.com. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is the only not-for-profit commercial health insurer in Kansas City,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Source Type: news

5 ways primary care helps patients and the community
Primary care has long been viewed as the backbone for an effective healthcare system and helps make the community healthier, too. Proactive steps to manage your wellbeing can help you remain in good health. Below are five ways primary care impacts your health. To learn more about Blue KC’s network of primary care providers and find a doctor in your area, visit BlueKC.com. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is the only not-for-profit commercial health insurer in Kansas City,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does it hurt when I ejaculate?
Learn all about the different causes of painful ejaculation, along with associated symptoms and treatment options for this common condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you get a headache from sugar?
Rapid swings in blood sugar levels from to eating too much sugar or too little sugar can sometimes cause headaches. Learn more in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What you should know about morbid obesity
A look at morbid obesity, a health problem where being overweight impacts daily life and results in serious health issues. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

The Sooner Kids Learn to Eat Healthy, the Better
Title: The Sooner Kids Learn to Eat Healthy, the BetterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/28/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/29/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 29, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

How to stop catastrophising – an expert’s guide
A clinical psychologist suggests a three-pronged plan for tackling anxiety and approaching each day logically and positivelyLet us start by considering why some people catastrophise – that is, on hearing uncertain news, they imagine the worst possible outcome. After all, it is not uncommon and those who catastrophise seem to do it a lot. Catastrophisers tend to be fairly anxious people. Whether this characteristic is principally genetic or more the result of learning is unkno wn. High levels ofanxiety are extremely unpleasant, so we look for ways to discharge those unpleasant feelings as quickly as possible. If a cat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Linda Blair Tags: Health & wellbeing Life and style Psychology Science Anxiety Society Source Type: news

Public Policy Manager
Location AIBS Public Policy Office, 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Description The Public Policy Manager works with AIBS leadership and membership to develop and implement the organization’s science policy and communications agenda, which is focused on promoting informed decision-making that advances the biological sciences for the benefit of science and society. The position requires the ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including congressional and executive branch officials. The Manager is responsible for promoting and maintaining an efficient workflow in the office ...
Source: AIBS Classifieds - December 28, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Classifieds Tags: AIBS Positions Available Source Type: news

The Sooner Kids Learn to Eat Healthy, the Better
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Nutrition, Infant and Newborn Nutrition, Toddler Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor delivers twins hours after giving birth herself
Washington-based gynecologist Dr Hilary Conway delivered her patient's twins just 14 hours after delivering her own baby girl after learning their hospital rooms were next door. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is dextroscoliosis?
Dextroscoliosis refers to an abnormal, right-leaning curvature of the spine. It is a type of scoliosis. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

The Sooner Kids Learn to Eat Healthy, the Better
THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 -- Exposing young children to a wide range of healthy foods when they're young can help instill good eating habits, researchers report. They added that even if it's a struggle, parents shouldn't give up. To arrive at that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a hyperextended knee?
Learn about knee hyperextension, an injury caused when the knee joint bends too far backward. We look at symptoms, treatment options, and recovery tips. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

CMS National Training Program Learning Series Webinar
January 11, 2018 1:00pm ET. This webinar will provide an overview of when people can enroll in or change Medicare coverage. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The science of consciousness: Scientists are learning more about how the brain functions while we sleep
(Natural News) The scientific community has long believed that connection between different areas of the cerebral cortex gets disengaged and could no longer communicate effectively during the non-rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, and when a patient is under anesthesia due to the loss of consciousness. However, a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience revealed that the brain remains active and interconnected... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sprained finger: Everything you need to know
Learn about sprained fingers, an injury that causes pain in one or more of the fingers. Included are details on how to recognize a sprain from a break. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sexsomnia: What is sleep sex?
Learn about sexsomnia, a condition where a person engages in sexual acts in their sleep. Included are details on diagnosis and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Cardiomyopathy and Anaesthesia Cardiomyopathy and Anaesthesia
Learn about the different classifications of cardiomyopathy and their impact on perioperative management in this review.BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Exercising at own pace boosts a school child ’s ability to learn
School pupils ’ attention and memory improves after exercise and the best responses to tests come after physical activity set at their own pace, as opposed to exhaustive exercise, a study has found. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Science News » Different Approaches to Understanding and Classifying Mental Disorders
Research in a wide range of disciplines supports the idea that mental disorders result from the complex interplay of biological, developmental, social, and environmental processes; however, the more we learn about mental disorders, the more we realize there are still gaps in our understanding of how best to classify, diagnose, and treat them. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - December 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news