JAMA Cardiology : Association of the 2014 and 2017 Hypertension Guidelines With Cardiovascular Events and Deaths in US Adults
Interview with Jiang He, MD, PhD, author of Estimating the Association of the 2017 and 2014 Hypertension Guidelines With Cardiovascular Events and Deaths in US Adults: An Analysis of National Data, and Lawrence J. Fine, MD, PhD, author of Blood Pressure Control—Much Has Been Achieved, Much Remains to Be Done (Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews - May 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Drug use in the ancient world, and what will happen to plants as carbon dioxide levels increase
Armed with new data, archaeologists are revealing that mind-altering drugs were present at the dawn of the first complex societies some 5000 years ago in the ancient Middle East. Contributing writer Andrew Lawler joins Sarah Crespi to discuss the evidence for these drugs and how they might have impacted early societies and beliefs. Sarah also interviews Sarah Hobbie of the University of Minnesota about the fate of plants under climate change. Will all that extra carbon dioxide in the air be good for certain types of flora? A 20-year long study published this week in Science suggests theoretical predictions have been off ...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Interventions to increase attendance for diabetic retinopathy screening
As well as the problems with blood sugar control that are caused by diabetes, the condition can lead to a variety of other problems. One of these is an eye problem called diabetic retinopathy and it ’s important that people with diabetes are checked for this. A January 2018 Cochrane Review looks at how to increase attendance at these screening visits and lead author, John Lawrenson from the City University of London in the UK, tells us more in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - April 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Accuracy of different non-invasive methods for identifying Helicobacter pylori
Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy reviews bring together the evidence that should help practitioners to choose the most appropriate way to diagnose an illness or condition. This is now the case for the stomach bug, Helicobacter pylori, and we asked Lawrence Best from the UCL Medical School in London England to tell us about the findings of this March 2018 review. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - April 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

JAMA Internal Medicine : Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Prescribing in the Medicare Part D Population
Interview with W. David Bradford, PhD, author of Association Between US State Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Prescribing in the Medicare Part D Population, Jason M Hockenberry, PhD, author of Association of Medical and Adult-Use Marijuana Laws With Opioid Prescribing for Medicaid Enrollees, and Kevin P. Hill, MD, MHS, author of The Role of Cannabis Legalization in the Opioid Crisis (Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews - April 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

The Facts, Figures, and Faces of Migraine
Headache specialist Dr Lawrence C. Newman discusses how his patients experience migraine and what promising therapies are on the horizon. (Source: Medscape Neurology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Neurology Podcast - March 6, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

How does it feel to help your patient die?
Sabine Netters is an oncologist in The Netherlands - where assisted dying is legal. There doctors actually administer the drugs to help their patients die (unlike proposed legislation in the UK). In this moving interview, Sabine explains what was going through her head, the first time she helped her patient die - and how in the subsequent years,... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - February 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

How does it feel, to help your patient die?
Sabine Netters is an oncologist in The Netherlands - where assisted dying is legal. There doctors actually administer the drugs to help their patients die (unlike proposed legislation in the UK). In this moving interview, Sabine explains what was going through her head, the first time she helped her patient die - and how in the subsequent years,... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - February 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Folding DNA into teddy bears and getting creative about gun violence research
This week, three papers came out describing new approaches to folding DNA into large complex shapes —20 times bigger than previous DNA sculptures. Staff Writer Bob Service talks with Sarah Crespi about building microscopic teddy bears, doughnuts, and more from genetic material, and using these techniques to push forward fields from materials science to drug delivery. Sarah also interviews Phili p Cook of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, about his Policy Forum on gun regulation research. It’s long been hard to collect data on gun violence in the United States, and Cook talks about how some researchers...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - December 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Is it time to scrap the UK's mental capacity act?
Unjust discrimination against people with mental ill health should be replaced with universal rules based on decision making ability, argues George Szmukler, emeritus professor of psychiatry and society at King ’s College, London. However Scott Weich, professor of mental health at the University of Sheffield, worries about legal distractions that... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Is it time to scrap the UK's mental health act?
Unjust discrimination against people with mental ill health should be replaced with universal rules based on decision making ability, argues George Szmukler, emeritus professor of psychiatry and society at King ’s College, London. However Scott Weich, professor of mental health at the University of Sheffield, worries about legal distractions that... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

Designing the Next Generation of Diabetes Drug Trials
In our next wave of study designs, we must be more creative and come up with more innovative trials of antihyperglycemic drugs, says Dr Lawrence Leiter. (Source: Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology Podcast - September 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

The ABCD of Human Conundrum
The Human existence is fraught with many conundrums and dilemmas, the chief among them being how to live a good life and how to resolve the various contradictions in the service of that goal. Conundrum novel cover (Photo credit: Wikipedia) To start with, I noted in an earlier post that even infants are able to reason about the world and themselves and others using four cognitive frameworks:  they see self and others as animals (biological reasoning system), as agents (psychological reasoning system) , as separated individuals (sociomoral reasoning system) and finally as impartial observers obeying physical laws(physic...
Source: The Mouse Trap - September 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: positive psychology existentialism Source Type: podcasts

Taking climate science to court, sailing with cylinders, and solar cooling
This week we hear stories on smooth sailing with giant, silolike sails, a midsized black hole that may be hiding out in the Milky Way, and new water-cooling solar panels that could cut air conditioning costs with Online News Editor David Grimm. Sarah Crespi talks to Sabrina McCormick about climate science in the U.S. courts and the growing role of the judiciary in climate science policy. Listen to previous podcasts. [Image: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Music: Jeffrey Cook] (Source: Science Magazine Podcast)
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - September 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Podcast: Reading pain from the brains of infants, modeling digital faces, and Wi-Fi holograms
This week, we discuss the most accurate digital model of a human face to date, stray Wi-Fi signals that can be used to spy on a closed room, and artificial intelligence that can predict Supreme Court decisions with Online News Editor Catherine Matacic. Caroline Hartley joins Sarah Crespi to discuss a scan that can detect pain in babies—a useful tool when they can’t tell you whether something really hurts. Listen to previous podcasts. See more book segments. (Source: Science Magazine Podcast)
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - May 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Podcast: Reading pain from the brains of infants, modeling digital faces, and wifi holograms
This week, we discuss the most accurate digital model of a human face to date, stray Wi-Fi signals that can be used to spy on a closed room, and artificial intelligence that can predict Supreme Court decisions with Online News Editor Catherine Matacic. Caroline Hartley joins Sarah Crespi to discuss a scan that can detect pain in babies—a useful tool when they can’t tell you whether something really hurts. Listen to previous podcasts. See more book segments. (Source: Science Magazine Podcast)
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - May 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Growing From Depression
“Growing from depression” is a short, easy read on the subject of the depressive experience and how to make best use of and grow from that experience. The book is written by Dr. Neel Burton, who is a psychiatrist as well as a philosopher, and an exceptionally good writer. “If I had more time, I would have written a  shorter letter” so wrote Pascal/ Twain and in case of Neel he seems to have spent enough time on this book, making it succinct yet easy to understand and follow by a layman. Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images The book is organized in four sections; one deal...
Source: The Mouse Trap - March 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: depression Book reviews Source Type: podcasts

Education round up - HIV testing, legal highs and care for relatives of the dying
The BMJ publishes a lot of educational articles, and in an attempt to help you with your CPD, we have put together this round-up. Our authors and editors will reflect on the key learning points in the articles we discuss, and explain how they may change their practice in light of that new understanding. In this week's round up we're... (Source: The BMJ Podcast)
Source: The BMJ Podcast - March 17, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: BMJ talk medicine Source Type: podcasts

More Combinations like Nivolumab and Ipilimumab Coming for Lung, Bladder, and Kidney Cancer
Lawrence Fong, MD of University of California, San Francisco discusses the use of more combinations therapies, like Nivolumab and Ipilimumab. This combination therapy is FDA approved for Melanoma, but... Author: ASCO-SITC2017 Added: 03/06/2017 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - March 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Immunotherapy Combination Studies Need Rational Path Considering Patient Population
Lawrence Fong, MD of University of California, San Francisco explains how there are several combination therapies to study, but not enough patient-participants for these clinical trials. He hopes for ... Author: ASCO-SITC2017 Added: 03/06/2017 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - March 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Anti-PD1 Antibodies + IDO Inhibitor and Other Treatments in Melanoma May Be in Clinical Practice within One Year
Lawrence Fong, MD of University of California, San Francisco discusses upcoming combination therapies for melanoma treatment that will be FDA approved and used in clinical practice at the ASCO-SITC Cl... Author: ASCO-SITC2017 Added: 03/06/2017 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - March 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Should You Help Depressed People End Their Lives?
As more states move to legalize physician-assisted dying, which patients should be granted their last wish is the subject of heated debate. The European experience is problematic, an ethicist notes. (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Podcast - March 2, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Tell Patients When Religion Will Affect a Hospital's Care?
Religious hospitals may not consent to abortion, contraception, infertility treatment, or physician-assisted dying where it is legal, and patients may not know it. Is it your job to inform them? (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Podcast - February 23, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

State Same-Sex Marriage Policies and Adolescent Suicide Attempts
Interview with Julia Raifman, ScD, author of Difference-in-Differences Analysis of the Association Between State Same-Sex Marriage Policies and Adolescent Suicide Attempts, and Mark Louis Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D., author of The Influence of State Laws on the Mental Health of Sexual Minority Youth (Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews - February 20, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

JAMA Pediatrics : State Same-Sex Marriage Policies and Adolescent Suicide Attempts
Interview with Julia Raifman, ScD, author of Difference-in-Differences Analysis of the Association Between State Same-Sex Marriage Policies and Adolescent Suicide Attempts, and Mark Louis Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D., author of The Influence of State Laws on the Mental Health of Sexual Minority Youth   (Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews - February 20, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Basic Needs, Basic Beliefs, Basic Pathologies
Kahneman in his book ‘Thinking fast and slow‘ elucidates the two type of thinking processes involved- a system I consisting of fast, intuitive processing, and a system II consisting of slower, more deliberate processing. Lesser known is the fact that a similar dual process theory of personality that precedes his work is by Seymour Epstien. The Pleasure Principle (song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Epstien is know for his Cognitive-Experiential Self theory of Personalty (CEST), according to which he reintroduced the concept of unconscious in psychology, in the form of the Experiential system, but his unconscious wa...
Source: The Mouse Trap - February 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: cognition personality Affect (psychology) beliefs needs unconscious Source Type: podcasts

In Defense of Physician-Assisted Dying
Art Caplan speaks with right-to-die pioneer Howard Grossman about new state laws that allow physician-assisted death and the safeguards that keep them from sliding toward euthanasia. (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Podcast)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Podcast - February 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

In Defense of Physician-Assisted Dying
Art Caplan speaks with right-to-die pioneer Howard Grossman about new state laws that allow physician-assisted death and the safeguards that keep them from sliding toward euthanasia. (Source: Medscape Neurology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Neurology Podcast - February 8, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Jan 13 Cardiology News
Legal challenges for PCKS9-inhibitor drugs, statins in the young, hacked cardiac devices, prediabetes screening, and empathy are the topics discussed by Dr John Mandrola in this week's podcast. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Podcast - January 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Podcast: The impact of legal pot on opioid abuse, and a very early look at a fetus ’s genome
This week, news writer Greg Miller chats with us about how the legalization of marijuana in certain U.S. states is having an impact on the nation ’s opioid problem. Plus, Sarah Crespi talks to Sascha Drewlo about a new method for profiling the DNA of fetuses very early on in pregnancy.   [Image: OpenRangeStock/iStockphoto/Music: Jeffrey Cook] (Source: Science Magazine Podcast)
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - November 3, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Venetoclax for multiple myeloma - mechanism of action and next steps
Lawrence Boise, PhD, from the Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta, GA, discusses the mechanism of action of venetoclax and next steps for the drug in multiple myeloma (MM). Venetoclax is an inhibitor of... Author: VJHemOnc Added: 05/27/2016 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - May 27, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Health system and community level interventions for improving antenatal care coverage and health outcomes
One of the major challenges facing the health systems of low and middle-income countries is to improve the antenatal care for pregnant women. In a new Cochrane Review from December 2015, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, from the Yaoundé Central Hospital in Cameroon and McMaster University in Canada, and colleagues have brought together the evidence on health system and community level interventions. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 23, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Clinical management of venetoclax in multiple myeloma
Lawrence Boise, PhD, from the Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta, GA, discusses the use and side effects of venetoclax for multiple myeloma (MM) in clinical practice. Venetoclax is very potent in chron... Author: VJHemOnc Added: 05/11/2016 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - May 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

The biology of the plasma cell and drug targets in multiple myeloma
Lawrence Boise, PhD, from the Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta, GA discusses the possibility of exploiting the biology of the plasma cell for drug therapy in multiple myeloma (MM). Prof Boise mention... Author: VJHemOnc Added: 05/11/2016 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - May 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

#379 : cancer – i need a lawyer
We're shining a light on the New York Legal Assistance Group. Joining us will be Domna Antoniadis (Attorney, Legal Health)  and Victoria Knight (Survivor) to discuss NYLAG's LegalHealth division which unites medical professionals and the law to improve the lives of clients and their families facing illness. Special guest host and advocacy spotlight Julie Larson, LCSW   (Source: The Stupid Cancer Show - Blog Talk Radio)
Source: The Stupid Cancer Show - Blog Talk Radio - March 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stupid Cancer Show Tags: Health Source Type: podcasts

US gun laws: The Lancet: March 10, 2016
Bindu Kalesan discusses research which highlights how widespread adoption of the most effective gun and ammunition laws could substantially reduce US firearms mortality.  (Source: Listen to The Lancet)
Source: Listen to The Lancet - March 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The Lancet Source Type: podcasts

Panel Q&A Session on Patient Access and Survivorship
Dr. Jack West, Brendan Bietry, and Janet Freeman-Daily take questions from the audience about financial assistance, legal protections, and patient support. http://cancergrace.org/lung...... Author: cancergrace Added: 01/14/2016 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - January 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

"Deception Detection" -- The Discovery Files
By studying videos from high-stakes court cases, University of Michigan researchers are building unique lie-detecting software based on real-world data. Their prototype considers both the speaker's words and gestures, and unlike a polygraph, it doesn't need to touch the subject in order to work. In experiments, it was up to 75 percent accurate in identifying who was being deceptive (as defined by trial outcomes), compared with humans' scores of just above 50 percent. (Source: The Discovery Files)
Source: The Discovery Files - December 30, 2015 Category: Science Authors: National Science Foundation Source Type: podcasts

Live-Birth Rate and Repeat In Vitro Fertilization Treatment
Interview with Debbie A. Lawlor, PhD, author of Live-Birth Rate Associated With Repeat In Vitro Fertilization Treatment Cycles (Source: JAMA Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - December 22, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

November 24 2015 Issue
1) Stroke risk stratification in acute dizziness presentations and 2) Topic of the month: Neuromyelitis optica. This podcast for the Neurology Journal begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the print issue of Neurology. In the second segment Dr. Andy Southerland interviews Dr. Kevin Kerber about his paper on stroke risk stratification in acute dizziness presentations. Dr. Sarah Wesley is reading our e-Pearl of the week about focal cortical dysplasia. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Stacey Clardy interviews Dr. Jacqueline Palace about the topic of aquaporin...
Source: Neurology Podcast - November 23, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: American Academy of Neurology Source Type: podcasts

Prostate Cancer Screening
In this JAMA Clinical Reviews episode, Edward H. Livingston, MD, Deputy Editor of Clinical Reviews and Education explores the topic of prostate cancer screening. First, he looks at the malpractice lawsuit against Dan Merenstein, MD. Dr Merenstein wrote about his case in a 2004 JAMA article 2004 entitled Winners and Losers and a 2015 article in JAMA Internal Medicine entitled PSA Screening — I Finally Won! Next, Dr Livingston describes an ecologic study published in this week's issue of JAMA entitled Prostate Cancer Incidence and PSA Testing Patterns in Relation to USPSTF Screening Recommendations which...
Source: JAMA Author Interviews - November 17, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

October 27 2015 Issue
1) Infection, vaccination and childhood arterial ischemic stroke and 2) Topic of the month: Neurology Today: Recent Publications. This podcast for the Neurology Journal begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the print issue of Neurology. In the second segment Dr. Mark McAllister interviews Dr. Heather Fullerton about her paper on infection, vaccination and childhood arterial ischemic stroke. Dr. Adam Numis is reading our e-Pearl of the week about Lafora body disease. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Jim Bernat about his Neurology To...
Source: Neurology Podcast - October 26, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: American Academy of Neurology Source Type: podcasts

ECC 2015: Press programme with updates on ‘Europe of Disparities in Cancer’
At the European Cancer Congress (ECC) 2015, Mark Lawler, PhD, of Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, UK, Richard Sullivan, MD, PhD, of King's College London, London, UK, and Francesco de Lorenzo, MD,... Author: EMJ Added: 10/13/2015 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - October 13, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts