Sarah ’ s Wheat Belly health and life transformation
  Sarah’s story reminds us how the simple matter of diet can shape our lives for decades, affecting energy, body weight, emotional health–just about every aspect of our physical and social lives before we finally stumble on the right answers. After many years of struggling with poor health, relying on prescription medications that never addressed underlying causes, it therefore came as a surprise to Sarah that she could indeed achieve magnificent health without the drugs by simply following the diet programmed into human genetic code and supplementing nutrients that are deficient in modern life.   ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 28, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Open grain-free Inflammation joint pain wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Which Human Experiences Are Universal?
By Emma Young As everyone knows, American undergrads are not representative of all humanity — and the perils of drawing conclusions about people in general from WEIRD studies have been well-publicised. To really understand which human experiences are universal, and which are a product of our individual cultures, we need big, well-conducted studies of people from many different cultures. Fortunately, there are studies like this. Here are some of their most fascinating insights… Personal space How big is your “personal space”? As a Brit, I’d expect mine to be larger than that of th...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - September 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Cross-cultural Feature Source Type: blogs

COVID and pregnancy
As a member of the departmental EDI group, I wrote this as an email to Library and Leicester Learning Institute staff, as part of a series on how COVID affected protected groups.  Here is the email, minus anything specifically University of Leicester.All links were checked on 3rd July 2020.NHS,including information in British Sign Language.NHS Inform (from NHS Scotland): haslinks to health information in languages other than English, and the COVID information may include information about pregnancy. There is information in Arabic, Bengali, British Sign Language, Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian...
Source: Browsing - September 10, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: blogs

Optical Illusions And Problematic Peer-Review: The Week ’s Best Psychology Links
Our weekly round-up of the best psychology coverage from elsewhere on the web Visual illusions occur because our brains construct stories about how things should look, based on our experiences and expectations, which don’t always match up with reality. And with a greater understanding of how we (mis)interpret the visual world, perhaps we can also come to understand the more complicated biases in our thoughts and behaviour that have led to the polarised political climate, writes Brian Resnick at Vox. Aside from being a great read, the story contains some really nice examples of visual illusions that I had never come acros...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - June 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Weekly links Source Type: blogs

Details of 155 Immigration Detainers for U.S. Citizens
David J. BierImmigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) routinely requests that local law enforcement detain U.S. citizens to allow it to pick them up. ICE ’s recordslist 3,158 U.S. citizens as targets of ICE detainers from October 2002 to September 2019. Another 1.6 percent of actual ICEarrests through Secure Communities —the targeting system that ICE uses to issue detainers—were U.S. citizens from October 2008 to April 2011—or 3,627 citizens. Immigration courts—again with incomplete records—show 2,549 removal proceedings terminated in the favor of U.S. citizens from 2002 to June 9, 2017.These totals undercount...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - June 4, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: David J. Bier Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 and Touch Deprivation
No-one can escape the fact that the world has changed beyond recognition in just a few short weeks. The body count continues to rise and is a stark reminder to us of how vulnerable humans can be to nature. Furthermore, usually frantically busy streets and cities are now deserted, shopping malls are closed, restaurants and bars are shut down and much of the world’s population is under virtual “house arrest.” Social distancing and lockdown are the buzz phrases of the hour. How can we look after our mental health in a world where isolation (by necessity) has become more prevalent than ever and in fact, the new “norm....
Source: World of Psychology - March 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mr T. Roberts Tags: Family Psychology Relationships coronavirus COVID-19 quarantine social distancing touch deprivation Source Type: blogs

Can I use a facial cleanser as a shampoo? Episode 212
  Beauty Questions covered We have a lot of beauty questions to answer today, including: What are the best facial moisturizers for sensitive skin? Is there a big difference between facial cleansers and shampoo? Will castor oil help your hair grow? How does someone become a cosmetic chemist? (Audio) Beauty Science News How is the spread of the coronavirus affecting the beauty industry? You can’t turn on any news channel without hearing about the coronavirus, and that includes the beauty news! The coronavirus is doing more to the beauty industry than impacting stocks; supply chains for all aspects of the beauty indu...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perry Romanowski Tags: Podcast Source Type: blogs

The Top Digital Health Stories In 2019
This article has been curated to share our favourite stories from 2019, shared as a month-by-month basis so that you can get it all into focus! January Source: www.mashable.com We kickstarted the year by covering one of the most exciting events in tech, the Consumer Electronics Show or CES. From A.I.-powered hearing aids to a blood pressure monitor that can track ECGs and doubles as a digital stethoscope to a speaking toilet, we had our fair share of excitement and… surprise at last year’s event! Speaking of A.I., we also highlighted the AMA’s efforts in helping physicians understand A.I. better later th...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Prans Tags: Future of Medicine digital health Healthcare technology digital health technologies Source Type: blogs

Box-tree Moth, Cydalima perspectalis
The Box-tree Moth, Cydalima perspectalis, is an Asian species of moth (usually seen in (Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, the Russian Far East, and India), that is gradually spreading, presumably with the advent of box hedges on new housing estates, across the South East of England. Box-tree Moth, Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859), to actinic light Jul 2019, VC29 It would’ve arrived as eggs/larvae on imported box (Buxus), first recorded here in 2007. Its larvae can destroy a box hedge. Another reason to go native when it comes to planting…probably too late for native box now though. I saw my first one in the trap...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - October 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Sciencebase Source Type: blogs

Do Virtual Simulations Prepare For Medical Realities?
How do you study organs and complex living structures in two dimensions? It’s like trying to piece together life on the planet in the age of the dinosaurs from fossils – almost impossible. So why do medical schools require students to learn the tricks of the trade from densely written books and PowerPoint presentations? Luckily, the advancement of technology brought in another dimension: virtual reality. So, we looked around to what extent VR as a three-dimensional teaching tool can support medical education. Let’s dive into virtual laparoscopy, simulated empathy, and co. Can simulated realities trick your senses...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Medical Education Virtual Reality doctor Health Healthcare medical student nurse study surgeon Surgery technology VR Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 13th July, 2019.
Here are a few I came across last week.Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.-----https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/europe/further-investment-needed-defend-nhs-against-growing-cyber-threats-researchers-warnFurther investment needed to defend NHS against growing cyber threats, researchers warn A team from the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London published a paper on NHS cybersecurity this week.By Leontina Posteln...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - July 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The importance of being there for your patients
Halfway into my four-week hematology consults elective at the county hospital during my fourth year of medical school, I was surprised that one of my patients was a 25-year-old woman from Romania — exactly my age. This was highly unusual, as most of the patients I had seen on this service were not this young, […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - June 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/albert-jang" rel="tag" > Albert Jang, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Critical Care Hospital-Based Medicine Source Type: blogs

Creating the Peer Group I ’ ve Always Longed for
For more than a decade, I’ve tried in various ways to create the kind of conscious, growth-oriented community I envisioned being possible – a high-trust group of dozens (perhaps hundreds) of interesting, caring, ambitious, honorable, and creative people who’d love to connect with each other, share their paths of growth together, and basically encourage the heck out of each other every day. The idea is to have one unconditional support group for every type of personal growth challenge.That’s the kind of group in which I feel most like me… a place where I can breathe… a place where everyone un...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - April 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Creating Reality Lifestyle Relationships Values conscious growth club friends peer group social support toastmasters tribe Source Type: blogs

We Went To A NATO Military Medical Exercise. Here ’ s What We Learned.
In Afghanistan, when we went out for a mission, the thought always calmed me down that no matter what happens the medical team has our back, says Lieutenant Colonel Dirk Mathes, currently Desk Officer at NATO’s Headquarters to The Medical Futurist in the middle of a field somewhere close to Craiova, Romania. We’re sipping coffee from white plastic cups, while some military vehicles fire at imaginary enemies in the distance. A live firing exercise is underway on the first day of the NATO Vigorous Warrior Multinational Joint Medical Exercise. How did we end up there? Sometimes our Editor-in-Chief was asking herself the s...
Source: The Medical Futurist - April 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine army exercise field medical military military medical NATO review technology telemedicine virtual reality Source Type: blogs

“ Oncology is a very dynamic specialty and is of the utmost importance ”
Can you tell us a little bit about your work and current research? To tell you about my work as a specialist in Medical Oncology, I must first briefly present the situation in Romania. Unfortunately, in Romania, a medical oncologist must overcome many difficulties. As a resident, you become a specialist in medical oncology following 5 years of specialization in the field and an examination. Then, after another 5 years, you will specialize in medical oncology and receive the title of “Primary Doctor” (this is the highest professional degree in medical care, in other words: Senior Medical Oncologist). Unfortunately, rese...
Source: Naturally Selected - February 28, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Hannah Towfiq Tags: F1000 Institutions Source Type: blogs