PTTG1 as Prompt for Discussion of the Evolutionary Genetics of Aging
Aging is under genetic control in the sense that species have different genomes, different life spans, and different manifestations of aging within those life spans. Within any given species, it is far from clear that genetic variation has a large enough influence to care about. Individuals vary, but the evidence strongly suggests that this is near all due to environmental rather than genetic differences. Where there are genetic differences, the old who survive to benefit from them are still old people, greatly impacted by aging and trapped in a downward spiral of dysfunction. The author of this commentary uses the ...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 14, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

December 5 –6th in Dublin: 2nd European Annual Virtual Reality and Healthcare Symposium
__________ Just a heads-up about a great event later this week in Dublin, Ireland, for those working on virtual and augmented reality and healthcare innovation. When: Thu Dec 5, 2019 8:00 am — Fri Dec 6, 2019 5:00 pm. Where: Davenport Hotel Featured sessions include: Day 1 – Thursday, December 5th, 2019 9:00am‑9:30am Introductions, Welcome and Setting The Stage Robert Fine, Executive Director, International Virtual Reality and Healthcare Association (IVRHA) 9:30am-10:30am Keynote Presentation:  Virtual Reality and Healthcare: The Past, The Present and The Future Dr. Walter Gree...
Source: SharpBrains - December 3, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Technology augmented reality Dublin healthcare healthcare innovation virtual-reality Source Type: blogs

Tumours of the CNS Dataset is now published to the ICCR website
TheInternational Collaboration on Cancer Reporting has published theTumours of the CNS Dataset.According to the published document, the " dataset has been developed for the histological assessment of benign and malignant tumours of the central nervous system (CNS) and its coverings, as well as tumours from those aspects of the peripheral nervous system immediately adjacent to the CNS. This dataset applies to both biopsy and resection specimens. Haematological lesions that may originate in the brain are included. Tumours of the anterior pituitary gland are included as the majority of these tumours are reported by neuro...
Source: neuropathology blog - August 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: neoplasms Source Type: blogs

Patients are more than lab results
I loved my endocrinology block in medical school. It was one of my favorite units. One hormone acts on another gland, which either induces a positive feedback releasing its successor hormone or a negative feedback blocking its predecessor. It was step-by-step. It was straightforward. I loved the material so much that I reached out to an endocrinologist to shadow her. I wanted to see the power of what we were learning applied to patient care. I’d always known that patient care was what truly motivated me. And the night before I was set to shadow, I had somehow found it in me to learn everything about the thyroid, the ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/johnathan-yao" rel="tag" > Johnathan Yao < /a > Tags: Conditions Diabetes Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

When Yoga, Meditation, and Diet Aren ’ t Enough to Cure Depression
I thought I had it all figured out. I even had a book title picked out: Whole-ish — On Healing Myself Naturally from Depression and My Messy Path to Well. And I had outlined some of the chapters: Why restoring your gut health and generating good intestinal bacteria will improve mood The science behind optimal nutrition and how certain foods reduce inflammation of the brain, while others (sugar) send a message of distress to your immune system, affecting your entire nervous system How green smoothies help eliminate disease states The therapeutic faculties of yoga and how it primes our parasympathetic system Mindfulne...
Source: World of Psychology - June 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Bipolar Depression Medications Mental Health and Wellness Personal Bipolar Disorder Major Depressive Disorder Mania Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Mood Disorder Suicidal Thoughts Suicide Source Type: blogs

What I Would Do Differently if I Were Diagnosed with Depression Today?
Someone in recovery circles once told me that if you have one foot in the past and another in the future, you are essentially peeing on the present. I try to remember that when I’m engulfed in regret — obsessing about all the things I did wrong in the past and wishing to God I had made different decisions. However, writing about my mistakes has always been healing for me because I’d like to think this small action could possibly prevent someone else from making the same ones. If I can help a young person or anyone who has recently been diagnosed with depression take a more direct route to healing, it seem...
Source: World of Psychology - May 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Depression Medications Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Personal Psychiatry Stress Suicide Treatment Bipolar Disorder Depressive Episode Epigenetics Major Depressive Disorder Melancholy Neuroplasticity Sa Source Type: blogs

9 Steps to Treat Depression Naturally
Ever since I started an online community for treatment-resistant depression — depression and anxiety that don’t respond to psychotropic medications — I’ve been inundated with mail from desperate people who have tried 30 to 40 different kinds of antidepressants, and feel no relief. I repeatedly hear from family members of folks who have tried everything, and are not getting better. I sense the utter frustration and despair in their words, and it pains me. I, too, felt hopeless after trying countless medication combinations and sitting through years of psychotherapy sessions, only to continue my ...
Source: World of Psychology - September 14, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Depression Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Treatment Alternative Medicine Bipolar Disorder homeopathy Immune System Mood Disorder Omega-3 fatty acid Sleep st Source Type: blogs

Letting Go of a Depression Cure Can Set You Free
I keep going back to this quote by Vivian Greene when it comes to learning how to live with my chronic illness: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” In fact, every morning I drink out of a mug with that quote on it to remind myself of Vivian’s wisdom: IT’S NOT ABOUT GETTING TO THE OTHER SIDE. With chronic illness, the important exercise is to get out the rain boots and start stomping in the puddles — to not let the downpour stop you from living. Going into the second decade of living with a host of conditions &mdash...
Source: World of Psychology - September 7, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Depression Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Personal Self-Help Bipolar Disorder Mood Disorder Stigma Source Type: blogs

Falling Upward and Embracing the Second Half of Your Life
There comes a moment in every person’s life when she realizes she has just entered the second half of her life. With the average lifespan of a woman in the United States being 81, I technically crossed that line three years ago. Yes, that’s when my waist disappeared and the pregnancy questions started; my squiggly gray hair came in and I purchased my first pair of readers; I started doing things like placing ketchup in the freezer and cereal in the refrigerator; and the medical appointments on my calendar started to outnumber the social gatherings by a ratio of about 10 to 1. A month ago, I went through the rit...
Source: World of Psychology - August 24, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Aging Depression Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Personal Bipolar Disorder Source Type: blogs

Why I Enrolled in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program
A Buddhist proverb says that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. After five years of trying to learn and practice mindfulness — moment-to-moment awareness, or paying attention to the present moment on my own and ending up, well, different than the bald guys in the ocher and saffron robes, I decided that I was in desperate need of a teacher and some direction. So I enrolled in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) at my local hospital. All MBSR programs are modeled after the one founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. They aim to he...
Source: World of Psychology - March 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: General Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Mindfulness Personal Self-Help Stress Bipolar Disorder Elisha Goldstein heart Jon Kabat Zinn Major Depressive Disorder Mbsr Meditation Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Pain Source Type: blogs

Incidentalomas Explained With Case History and someecard Humor.
Turn on the television these days and it's impossible to escape news stories describing breakthroughs in cancer diagnosis and treatment.  Excluding squamous cell and basal cell cancers of the skin, over 1.6 million Americans were diagnosed with cancer last year.  This cancer.org file has some great graphics and up-to-date data on America's cancer statistics from 2012.  Unfortunately, I believe  our cancer societies have failed to properly recognize the biggest threat to public safety since the invention of the doctor.  What might that be, you ask?  Incidentalomas.    I searched the &...
Source: The Happy Hospitalist - January 21, 2013 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Authors: Tamer Mahrous Source Type: blogs