Medical News Today: Blood tests for rheumatoid arthritis: What to know
Doctors can use a variety of blood tests to look for markers of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and help diagnose the condition. Learn about the different types of blood test and other diagnostic methods for RA here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Low-carb foods for vegetarians and vegans
Low-carb diet plans often involve a lot of meat. However, there are plenty of low-carb options for vegetarian and vegan people. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best sweeteners for people with diabetes?
People with diabetes can use low-calorie sweeteners to replace sugar in their food and drinks. There are different types of sweetener to choose from, each of which has pros and cons. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Why Are We All Having So Little Sex?
Matt, a 34-year-old data analyst from Texas, and his wife dated for seven years before getting married in 2013. When they didn’t live together, they had sex every time they saw each other. After they moved in, however, he says things changed. Their sex life became inconsistent. They’d have a really active week and then a month with nothing, or just one at-bat. It began to hurt their relationship. At one point early in their marriage, Matt’s wife got pregnant, but they weren’t sure the marriage was going to make it, so they terminated the pregnancy. Part of the problem for Matt, who spoke to TIME abo...
Source: TIME: Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized Sexual Health Source Type: news

Scientists discover new properties of water
(Natural News) There is still a lot to learn about good old H20. An article in News Wise stated that researchers have uncovered new properties of water molecules that have previously escaped notice for almost a hundred years. In its liquid form, water is good at transporting the protons and hydroxide ions produced by the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Future EHR Systems Could Impact Clinical Laboratories by Offering Cloud Services and Full Access to Patients on Mobile Devices
Future EHRs will focus on efficiency, machine learning, and cloud services—improving how physicians and medical laboratories interact with the systems to support precision medicine and streamlined workflows When the next generation of electronic health record (EHR) systems reaches the market, they will have advanced features that include cloud-based services and the ability to collect data […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 26, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing allscripts anatomic pathology AP Source Type: news

Deep learning improves detection of cerebral aneurysms
A deep-learning algorithm can provide an effective second assessment of MR...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Youth movement sweeps radiology in 2018 Minnies awards ASTRO: AI's rad therapy future is in predicting outcomes AI effective for assessing breast density AI can prescreen head CT studies for urgent findings Low reader confidence in CAD hinders results in MRA screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the risk factors for addiction?
The main risk factor of addiction is taking a mood-altering substance or engaging in an addictive behavior for the first time. However, other, more complex risk factors can lead to addiction or make it worse. Read on to learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is addiction?
Addiction is a disease in which a person finds themselves unable to stop using a substance or engaging in a behavior. It can damage physical and psychological health, relationships, and professional obligations. Read on to learn more about addiction and its symptoms and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the complications of addiction?
Addiction is a chronic condition in which a person is unable to stop taking a substance or engaging in an activity despite negative effects on their life. Addiction has many complications that work together to impact a person with the disease and the people around them. Read on to learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes anxiety?
Anxiety is a normal emotion that causes increased alertness, fear, and physical signs, such as a rapid heart rate. What cause the normal reaction of anxiety to develop into an anxiety disorder? Read on to learn about the causes, risk factors, and diagnostic process. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are anxiety disorders?
Anxiety is a normal emotion that causes increased alertness, fear, and physical signs, such as a rapid heart rate. However, when anxiety reactions become an on-going emotional state or out of proportion to the event that caused it, a person may have anxiety disorder. Read on to learn about the types and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Surgical and Non-Surgical Management of Peyronie's Disease Surgical and Non-Surgical Management of Peyronie's Disease
Learn more about the contemporary treatment modalities for Peyronie's disease, including injectable therapies and surgical treatment options.Translational Andrology and Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ethical Awareness: What It Is and Why It Matters Ethical Awareness: What It Is and Why It Matters
Learn more about the concept of ethical awareness -- and how it applies to the nursing profession.OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers combine separate technologies to develop new digital stethoscope design
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Researchers developed a new digital stethoscope that combines precision sensors, electrocardiogram technology and machine learning applications into one piece of equipment to better detect heart ailments and problems that might occur with an implanted heart pump. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Boost your intelligence AND your physical activity with dancing
(Natural News) One salsa class can improve understanding by eight percent, focus by 13 percent, and memory by 18 percent, as it takes a special kind of concentration for people to be able to learn salsa. This is because the dance requires people to stay in time with the music and not be distracted, according to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Little Panic:  Dispatches from an Anxious Life
“Everyone is ahead of me; I’m always trying to catch up, but I never do. I’m always the littlest and the last to understand. I picture their brains with long legs racing down the block, but my brain has little-kid legs, too short to keep up,” writes Amanda Stern. In her vivid memoir, Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life, Stern offers a poignant account of a life full of anxiety and yet teeming with strength, raw honesty, and the enduring desire to feel safe. Early on, Amanda recognizes that she, unlike other children, does not feel safe. She writes, “One day, I’ll have to live o...
Source: Psych Central - October 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Disorders General Memory and Perception Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Psychology Relationships & Love A Memoir Honesty Little Panic Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic, Eko team up to build digital stethoscope that detects heart conditions
The pair plan to develop a machine learning-based algorithm that can screen for a weak heart pump.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

‘Weed the People’ Explores Medical Marijuana for Kids With Cancer
Marijuana, both medicinal and recreational, is growing more mainstream. Medical marijuana is now legalized in a majority of states, and 62% of Americans support legalizing it outright — but in the political realm, the plant has long been controversial. Now, a new documentary called Weed the People, which opens in some theaters in October, explores the potential of medical marijuana for childhood cancers and the regulatory hurdles facing people who want to use cannabis. The film, which was executive produced by former talk-show host Ricki Lake, follows five families using cannabis oils to treat pediatric cancers. Some...
Source: TIME: Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime Source Type: news

The Winding Career Path of One Medical Librarian
As many of us know, it’s medical librarian month, and a colleague said to me, “You’ve had a pretty winding career path— you should write a post about it!”  So, here goes… My first medical librarian connection wasn’t officially as a librarian at all, but as the data request epidemiologist for Public Health – Seattle & King County.  People from all walks of life and for all sorts of purposes would contact me to get help with finding data… and those consultations included teaching, consulting, exploring, and sometimes a lot of laughter.  From the gentl...
Source: Dragonfly - October 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Blog career consumer health medical librarian Medical Librarians Month outreach Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a link between heartburn and gas?
Heartburn and gas often occur together, but one does not cause the other. Certain dietary behaviors, such as eating too much too quickly, can cause them to appear at the same time. Treating the underlying problem with lifestyle changes or home remedies will often resolve both symptoms. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the difference between hepatitis B and C?
Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are both infections that cause inflammation of the liver. While they have similar symptoms, they also have a few key differences, including their transmission, the duration of the infection, and what treatments are available. Learn more about the differences in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does a Lyme disease rash look like?
Lyme disease rashes can change throughout the stages of the illness. Untreated Lyme disease can have serious consequences, so people should be familiar with the symptoms and types of rash. Learn to identify Lyme disease rashes here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about steroids for COPD
Doctors usually prescribe bronchodilators for COPD but may recommend steroids for severe symptoms. In this article, learn about the types of steroid medications available, as well as how they work, whether they are effective, and if there are any risks or side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Rheumatoid arthritis and CRP levels: What do they mean?
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition that affects the joints. People with rheumatoid arthritis have increased levels of C-reactive protein in their blood. Here, learn more about this protein and what levels show. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can people with diabetes eat potatoes?
Potatoes are a starchy vegetable that can raise blood sugar levels. However, people with diabetes can still enjoy potatoes as part of a healthful diet. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Should you fast before a cholesterol test?
Fasting before taking a cholesterol test used to be standard practice. Now, some doctors recommend that people do not fast before taking the test. Here, learn more about when people should fast before a cholesterol test, how long to fast for, and what the test results mean. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cholesterol Source Type: news

Older adults with strong grip, good memory may avoid or delay disability
(American Geriatrics Society) To learn more about how and whether being strong can ward off disability, a team of researchers examined information from a study called SHARE, and published their findings in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why relationships -- not money -- are the key to improving schools
(Ohio State University) Strong relationships between teachers, parents and students at schools has more impact on improving student learning than does financial support, new research shows. The study found that social capital had a three- to five-times larger effect than financial capital on reading and math scores in Michigan schools. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research Will Employ Data Science to Determine Suicide Risk in Elderly
A new research program will harness machine learning and data science to sift through tens of millions of records of U.S. nursing home and assisted living residents to identify risk factors for suicide. The project will be led by Yue Li, Ph.D., in the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Public Health Sciences and Xueya Cai, Ph.D., in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology and is supported by a $1.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

CS 3600 Selected by Evident for its Evident Restorative IOS System
ATLANTA—Doctors make dozens of important decisions every day about patient care and running their practices. Deciding on the best intraoral scanner shouldn ’t have to be a tough decision. Evident,a global technology company focused on taking the dental industry from traditional to digital,has taken the stress out of choosing the best scanner by rigorously testing six of the top scanners on the market and the CS 3600 came out on top.Evident conducted a completely independent evaluation of the scanners based on five criteria: Whether the scanner was part of an open system; the three-year cost of ownership; if the...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dynamic salience processing in paraventricular thalamus gates associative learning
The salience of behaviorally relevant stimuli is dynamic and influenced by internal state and external environment. Monitoring such changes is critical for effective learning and flexible behavior, but the neuronal substrate for tracking the dynamics of stimulus salience is obscure. We found that neurons in the paraventricular thalamus (PVT) are robustly activated by a variety of behaviorally relevant events, including novel ("unfamiliar") stimuli, reinforcing stimuli and their predicting cues, as well as omission of the expected reward. PVT responses are scaled with stimulus intensity and modulated by changes in...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zhu, Y., Nachtrab, G., Keyes, P. C., Allen, W. E., Luo, L., Chen, X. Tags: Neuroscience r-articles Source Type: news

Prima-Temp bolsters women's health platform with Kindara acquisition
The machine learning and women's cyclical health company said that it made the purchase to prepare for next year's launch of the Priya Personal Fertility Sensor platform.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Incalculable harm to special needs education | Letters
Guardian readers respond to our report on the rise in families desperate for educational support for their childrenAn increasingly effective framework of support for some of the nation ’s most vulnerable children and their families, young people with special educational needs and disabilities, that has shown steady progress since the groundbreaking 1978 Warnock report, has been destroyed by the policies of Michael Gove and George Osborne (Crisis looms for special needs education, 23 October).As a former local education authority (LEA) senior adviser and higher education lecturer for special educational needs (SEN), I...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Special educational needs Disability Society Michael Gove Politics George Osborne Austerity Economics Business Teaching Schools Psychology Science Conservatives Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cancer ribbon colors: A guide
Ribbons come in a variety of colors to promote awareness and raise funds to support people fighting many types of cancer. Learn about the ribbons here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

10 Transformative Trends in Digital Health
October 24, 2018These issues are shaping the near future of international development.Established digital health trends are already reshaping health care systems around the world in new and amazing ways. For example, the widespread adoption of mobile phones and the increasing usage of smartphones, combined with increasing Internet access and searchable online information services, have created what some call a doctor in every pocket.Even in rural Uganda, a patient can confirm her provider ’s authenticy with a text message, and a community health worker can use Google to learn symptoms and treatments.But what ’s...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

New Research Seeks to Understand Link Between Iron and Brain Development
Iron deficiency is the one of the most prevalent nutritional deficiencies in the world and affects mainly pregnant mothers and young children. Numerous studies have found that mothers who have low iron levels during pregnancy, have a higher risk of giving birth to a child that develops cognitive impairments like autism, attention deficit syndrome, and learning disabilities. While the link between gestational iron deficiency and cognitive impairment in offspring is well establish, the mechanisms by which this occurs remain unknown. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Novel machine-learning methodology refines simulation of heart anatomy and function
A rapid optimization technique for mitral-valve modeling is applicable to other cardiac structures. Reza Salari, Thornton Tomasetti Applied Science Preselected matching points are used to measure the difference between the simulated and target shapes of a diseased mitral valve. (Image courtesy of Thornton Tomasetti) The medical device industry is making great strides in finite element analysis (FEA), a fundamental tool underlying simulation-guided product development. FEA enables evaluation and prediction of the behavior of implanted medical devices and their interactions with human tissues. Yet going from accurate modelin...
Source: Mass Device - October 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Liberia:FFW Partnering With Benson Hospital to Open Community Clinic
[Observer] The founder/chief executive officer of the Foundation for Women (FFW), Mrs. Deborah Lindholm, has said that the organization in collaboration with authorities of the Benson Hospital in Paynesville, will shortly open a clinic at the Henry Reeves School in the same community to improve the learning of children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ulcerative colitis stool: A visual guide
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can cause a variety of stool changes. Learn about the symptoms and possible treatment options in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ulcerative Colitis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can Crohn's disease be fatal?
Crohn ’s disease is a long-term condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. People do not usually die from the disease, but it can increase the risk of severe or fatal complications. In this article, learn about life-threatening complications of Crohn’s disease, including their symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure, during which a dermatologist removes the top layer of skin. The aim is to create a more youthful, even complexion. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Deep Neural Network Improves Detection of Wrist Fractures
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 -- Deep learning methods allow senior medical specialists to deliver their expertise to emergency medicine clinicians via use of a deep neural network, which is associated with considerable improvement in sensitivity and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Machine-learning CCTA helps characterize heart plaques
Researchers from Japan have developed a method that uses machine learning to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ISCT: Machine-learning FFR-CT expedites heart evaluation CCTA biomarker spots high-risk plaques in heart disease CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures CCTA usage rate rises sharply, but still eclipsed by MPI CCTA predicts heart events in stable chest pain patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Blueprint by Robert Plomin review – how DNA dictates who we are
An introduction to the brave new world of personal genomics argues that it solves the puzzle of nature v nurtureWe will soon be able to identify the likelihood that a newborn baby – perhaps your baby – will be susceptible to depression, anxiety and schizophrenia throughout his or her life? We will know the probability that our newborns will have difficulty learning to read, become obese and be prone to Alzheimer’s disease in their later years. Good news?Robert Plomin thinks so. InBlueprint, he argues such insights should make us more tolerant of those who might be overweight or prone to depression; they w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Steven Mithen Tags: Science and nature books Culture Genetics Source Type: news

Exclusive: Nurse shortages hampering progress on learning disabilities care
Shortages of learning disabilities nurses are hampering long-drawn national plans to end the practice of vulnerable people being inappropriately sent away from their families for care, leading nurses have warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Infographic: Ablation for cancer treatment
Learn more ablation for cancer treatment. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

'ME makes me grieve for my past life'
22-year-old Millie Earp says she has learnt to accept having ME despite "grieving for her past life" after diagnosis. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NVIDIA inks AI research deal with Scripps
Graphics processing unit technology developer NVIDIA has formed an artificial...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NVIDIA partners with King's College London NVIDIA moves Clara project ahead with new launches NVIDIA partners with Canon on deep learning for imaging NVIDIA aims to bring imaging AI to the people with Clara Subtle Medical wins NVIDIA Inception Award (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Open Access Week 2018
Open Access Week is observed every year October. It is a global celebration of “the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need.”  This year, the theme is “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.” Libraries, academic institutions, and other organizations throughout our region are marking this week with a variety of events: The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Health Science Library is hosting a presentation on predatory publishing. The University of Missouri Ellis Library is hosting an ...
Source: MCR News - October 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Blog Source Type: news