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How Convalescent Plasma Could Help Fight COVID-19
The last time most of us gave any thought to antibodies was probably in high school biology, but we’re getting a crash refresher course thanks to COVID-19. They are, after all, the key to our best defenses against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that’s caused the global pandemic. People who have been infected likely rely on antibodies to recover, and antibodies are what vaccines are designed to produce. Or at least that’s what infectious-disease and public-health experts assume for now. Because SARS-CoV-2 is such a new virus, even the world’s best authorities aren’t yet sure what it will take to build p...
Source: TIME: Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Part 2: How I ’m helping rough sleepers in London access healthcare
Continued from Part 1. We come across one rough sleeper we know from our previous outreach work – a gentleman, who we think is somewhere in his 60s. He’s been in the City of London for years and he’s been a rough sleeper, all around London, for decades. He is somebody who doesn’t engage with homeless support services. Often, if anybody approaches him, he starts to walk away straight away, or he’ll start shouting at you asking you to leave. If you do manage to ask him a few questions, he’ll give you a few answers, and then he’ll quickly get very angry and ask you to leave. This gentleman, unfortunately, had to...
Source: Doctors of the World News - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Britney Sacopon Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

How to sleep: Four top tips to ensure a good night’s rest no matter the weather
HOW TO sleep: A sleep expert has offered her top tips to help ensure a good night's rest during the current heatwave.
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Column: Trump says he has a healthcare plan (yeah, sure). I have a better idea
Trump is promising (yet again) a comprehensive healthcare plan. While we await that, how about a greater commitment to price transparency?
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Lazarus Source Type: news

Southeast Asia Has a Chance to Build Back Better Post-Pandemic
A boat on Pasig River in the Philippines. The Philippines has the highest mortality rate from the coronavirus in Southeast Asia. Credit:Kara Santos/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) Southeast Asia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been efficient, but some areas such as data privacy, measures to go back to normalcy after lockdown is lifted, and resources for migrant or transient populations will need addressing.  United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said while the pandemic has introduced new challenges in the region, including threats to peace and security, “containment measu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus CO Source Type: news

The US has a fourth of global Covid-19 cases but some local leaders say they won't enforce mask mandates
The US has a fourth of global coronavirus cases and as officials work to slow its rampant spread, face coverings remain a point of contention with some local authorities declining to enforce mandates.
Source: - Health - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr MICHAEL MOSLEY reveals how a good snooze can help bolster your immunity and combat coronavirus
Anyone who has been struggling to get a good night's sleep during lockdown will be well aware of the impact tiredness has on your memory, mood and concentration.
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to be a good lockdown neighbour
UNISON member Lynn Gillespie works for a housing association in Coventry as a Safer Neighbourhoods Officer. Her job involves responding to tenant complaints about anti-social behaviour and she organises injunctions and possessions. Lynn is on the frontline of housing, and the job isn’t always easy. “Anti-social behaviour is behaviour that affects a community, like drug dealing, noise nuisance, or racial harassment,” says Lynn. “We have various means of tackling it, and some of those tools include legal procedures.” Lynn responds to tenants’ complaints about their neighbours. Her role has become suddenly...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 18, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article Communities in Unison community housing housing associations Source Type: news

How to sleep: The surprising vitamin shown to help with a good night's sleep
SLEEP is needed to function properly. But, for some, it can become harder to come by. Which surprising vitamin has been shown to help with a good night's sleep?
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Doctor ’s Appointments Have Been Canceled. Are At-Home Tests a Good Solution?
As the COVID-19 outbreak worsens in the U.S., at-home test kits for the virus have been a source of both hope and controversy. Their appeal is clear: sick individuals could get a diagnosis from the comfort of home, without infecting others. But their downsides are real: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cracked down on unauthorized at-home COVID-19 tests, updating its emergency use authorization guidelines to exclude at-home test kits and warning Americans that no such tests have received agency authorization. That means startups previously offering these products—such as Everlywell, Nurx and Carbon Hea...
Source: TIME: Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

What Causes Tachycardia?
Discussion Tachycardia is a rapid heart rate that is above normal for age and level of exertion. Tachycardia is common, particularly sinus tachycardia due to normally encountered circumstances such as pain, fever or exercise. It is usually a normal physiologic process but sustained tachycardia often indicates a potentially abnormal underlying cause. Sinus tachycardia has a rapid heart rate with normal P waves and P-R intervals and variations from moment to moment and respiration. Generally it is not over 200 beats/minute. Vagal stimulation can slow the heart rate; this is a gradual slowing, not an abrupt slowing seen in ...
Source: - March 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

My Husband Is West Virginia ’s First COVID-19 Patient. The State Almost Lost His Test Results
On March 17, Carolyn Vigil’s husband, James, became the first person in West Virginia to be diagnosed with COVID-19, meaning every U.S. state now has at least one confirmed case. Carolyn, who is 55 and now experiencing symptoms herself, spoke with TIME about the long road to getting James, 53, tested—and the even more circuitous path to getting his results. Their story began on March 12, when James awoke with what seemed like a bad cold. By the next day, his symptoms had worsened, and seemed consistent with what the couple had read about COVID-19, despite James having no clear link to a confirmed patient or a ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Vigil Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Man says he has coronavirus, sprays store with disinfectant
Police are searching for a man who caused thousands of dollars of damage in a Walmart in suburban Chicago by spraying disinfectant while wearing a surgical mask and a sign on his back declaring that he has the deadly coronavirus
Source: ABC News: Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dementia may reduce likelihood of a 'good death' for patients with cancer
(Wiley) As the population ages, the number of cancer patients with dementia has increased. A recent study published in Geriatrics& Gerontology International found that cancer patients with dementia were less likely to achieve a 'good death' than those without.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

I had my son using a donor egg. Now I’m worried he’ll think I’m not his ‘real’ mom.
I was pregnant for nine months and put my 47-year-old body through the ringer to have him. Yet I know he has a genetic bond with someone else.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Caren Chesler Source Type: news

Baby boy has a heart transplant from a COW in a six-hour operation to save his life
Bradley Harrison, 10 months old, of South Shields, has a complex set of heart defects. Doctors revealed his lungs were starved of oxygen which was causing him to turn blue when he cried.
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump administration's war on science has hit 'crisis point', experts warn
Nonpartisan taskforce of ex-government officials reports ‘almost weekly violations’ of norms meant to safeguard objective researchThe treatment of science by the Trump administration has hit a “crisis point” where research findings are manipulated for political gain, special interests are given improper influence and scientists are targeted for ideological reasons, a nonpartisan taskforce of former government officials has warned.Safeguards meant to ensure that government research is objective and fully available to the public have been “steadily weakening” under recent administrations and are now at a nadir un...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Milman in New York Tags: Science Trump administration US news Climate change Source Type: news

‘Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness Says He Is a ‘Member of the Beautiful H.I.V.-Positive Community’
Jonathan Van Ness, the 32-year-old star of Netflix’s Queer Eye, shared that he is H.I.V. positive in a powerful interview with the New York Times on Saturday. He said that he hopes he can bring attention to misperceptions about being H.I.V. positive, saying that he is healthy and a proud “member of the beautiful H.I.V.-positive community.” Van Ness revealed to the Times’ Alex Hawgood that he was sexually assaulted when he was a child, and explained that “[f]or a lot of people who are survivors of sexual assault at a young age, we have a lot of compounded trauma.” Through therapy, Van Ne...
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime TV Source Type: news

Newt Gingrich ’s Moon Sweepstakes Are a Confounding Development in Today’s Space Race
A version of this first appeared as the TIME Space newsletter sent on Aug. 24. Newt Gingrich is going to the moon. Again. You might argue that Gingrich, the one-time Speaker of the House of Representatives, never went to the moon in the first place, that only 24 men have ever gone, all of them decades ago, that they were all test pilots and astronauts and that he’s…Newt Gingrich. And you’d be right. But all the same, Gingrich insists that he has a plan to get Americans—if not himself—back to the moon in a hurry, and that he’s not working alone. He has the help of a crack team that incl...
Source: TIME: Science - August 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Space Source Type: news

I ’m a Retired Female Astronaut and I Can’t Understand the Obsession With ‘Gender Diverse’ Space Crews
On Tuesday August 21, Vice President Pence chaired the sixth meeting of the recently revived National Space Council, a group originally chartered in 1958, disbanded in 1993 and then revived under the current administration to help chart the direction of America’s activities in space. There were four guest panelists highlighted at the end of the session. One spoke about nuclear power and nuclear thermal propulsion for spaceflight; one spoke about in situ resource utilization on the Moon and Mars; and one spoke about planetary exploration, the Dragonfly mission to Saturn’s moon Titan in particular. All were inter...
Source: TIME: Science - August 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Marsha Ivins Tags: Uncategorized Diverse gender NASA Space Source Type: news

Colo. radiologist scales the world's highest summits
With only one more mountain to go, Colorado radiologist Dr. Peter Lowry...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Burnout continues to be a serious problem in radiology 6 life lessons for radiologists from Roger Federer Neb. radiologist tracks tornadoes to find the perfect image Overcoming 10 barriers to happiness as a radiologist ARRS: 6 reasons to be optimistic about radiologyComments: 8/22/2019 3:47:36 AMPhil Shaffer another way to read this.... His academic practice was acquired by Rad Partners and now he has a death wish. 8/22/2019 4:21:35 AMJimboboy "Lowry's most recent climb was Mount ...
Source: Headlines - August 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Working Too Hard For A Good Death: Has Competitive Dying Become A Thing?
We all want a good death. But are we trying too hard to achieve an often-impossible goal?
Source: Healthcare News - July 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Howard Gleckman, Contributor Source Type: news

This CNN Meteorologist Was A Climate Change Skeptic, But Now He's A Believer
A CNN meteorologist is speaking out about how he went from questioning climate change to siding with the 97 percent of scientists who acknowledge human activities are warming the planet beyond repair. “As I tell my 11-year-old, ‘It’s OK to be wrong as long as you learn from your mistakes,’” meteorologist Chad Myers wrote on CNN this week. The article is likely a response to Bill Nye, who called out CNN during an on-air interview with the network Tuesday for having a “climate change denier meteorologist” on staff. Many assumed the jab was aimed at Myers, who has a history of qu...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Guy Reveals To His Buddy He's A Kidney Match. Cue Happy Tears
This is an amazingly heartfelt and hilarious moment.  Danny Kolzow, a 23-year-old nurse in Texas who has Alport Syndrome, experienced loss of kidney function and needed a transplant. So when his friend Graham McMillan found out he was a match, the soon-to-be-donor decided to to break the big news in the most perfect way. “I heard urine need of a kidney, want mine?” McMillan, 24, showed up to Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas with a sign that read “I heard urine need of a kidney, want mine?” and shocked the grateful Kolzow. The emotional reveal was caught on video an...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Foundational Concepts in Neuroscience: A Brain-Mind Odyssey
For some reason, chemistry has always been hard for me to understand. Granted, it is a complex subject, so maybe it is hard for most people to understand. In Foundational Concepts in Neuroscience, Dr. David E. Presti tries to make chemistry understandable by laying a foundation and then adding layer after layer to it. I think he has achieved success with this book. While it can be read for pleasure, it is also designed to be a textbook for college-level students. So, if you want to be challenged a bit in learning how we function, this could be a good book for you. I enjoyed the book. It was difficult and challenging for me...
Source: Psych Central - May 15, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dave Schultz Tags: Alzheimer's Book Reviews General Intelligence Medications Memory and Perception Neuroscience Professional Psychiatry Sleep Students A Brain-Mind Odyssey books on neuroscience books on the brain David Presti Foundational Conce Source Type: news

A New Fitness Trend (And It's Not a Good One)
It's been quite some time since I wanted to write an article like this. I wasn't sure how it would go over but I think it's time for me to share my thoughts. I'm going to share with you a new fitness trend that's becoming increasingly popular (and it's not a good one). In my personal experience, this trend is becoming more and more common, and it's not a good thing. Can you guess what I'm about say? The trend I want to highlight today is this: people are waiting until their doctor tells them they need a lifestyle change, before they even think about their health. Has this ever happened to you? I want to make this clear...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PART 1: A Wide-Ranging Conversation with Physicist Geoffrey West about Life, Evolution and US Presidential Politics
GEOFFREY BRIAN WEST (photo courtesy GB West) Redmayne as Hawking. Cumberbatch as Turing. If the timing were right, Christopher Lee would have been superb in the big-screen story of British-born theoretical physicist Geoffrey West. (I've interviewed both.) While Lee was knighted by the Windsors for his service to drama and charity, West was dubbed Time magazine's "One of the 100 Most Influential People in the World." He is best known for his exploration of scaling laws as they pertain to biology, and to cities and companies. Kleiber's law was a particular inspiration. West has also been described as "striking a Gandalfian f...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Your Fight Is My Fight -- What It's Like When You Love Someone Who Has Cancer
Image via Two years ago, Hope R., 50, decided she was done with relationships for good. Four previous marriages had left her skeptical about the idea of true love, and trying to meet someone online seemed more trouble than it was worth. She had just logged on to a dating website to delete her profile when she received a message from one last would-be suitor. Abe's* timing was perfect, and so was he. Within a month, emails and texts turned into bike riding and listening to live music together. "He's a hermit at heart and I love to 'go and do,'" Hope explains. "As Tom Cruise said in Jerry Maguire, we compl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keeping the home fires burning
05.45: Across the silhouetted fields and trees to the east, an angry streak of colour is splitting the earth from the sky. Sunrise is 45 minutes away and the houses in this part of Leicestershire show only the darkness of continuing slumber. But in one corner of Hinckley, it’s simply the next part of a 24/7 day, as one shift prepares to clock off and another to clock on. The National Grid’s Distribution Network Control Centre – or DNCC, as it’s more commonly known – is unobtrusively located behind heavy, secure doors on a big, bustling site, beyond a foyer where notices proclaim: ‘Safety is everyone’s respons...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 1, 2016 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Magazine All in a day's work East Midlands Energy Source Type: news

Asa Hutchinson Calls Medicaid Meeting With Feds A 'Good Start'
LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is calling his meeting with federal officials this week a "good start" to his proposal to add new limitations to the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion. The Republican governor told reporters Thursday he'll give lawmakers more details at a hearing Feb. 17 on the negotiations to keep the expansion and add new restrictions on its eligibility and limits. The "private option" expansion uses federal money to purchase private insurance for low-income residents. Hutchinson and legislative leaders met with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell in Washi...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 5, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The 'Concussion' Scientist Has A Radical Proposition For Football
In an op-ed for The New York Times published Monday, a forensic pathologist by the name of Bennet Omalu argued for a unique approach to football’s concussion crisis: Require children to reach the legal age of consent before they can play the sport. “We have a legal age for drinking alcohol; for joining the military; for voting; for smoking; for driving; and for consenting to have sex,” he wrote. “We must have the same when it comes to protecting the organ that defines who we are as human beings.” You might not know Omalu’s name off the bat, but if you’ve turned on the TV in the las...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Connecting With Sherry Turkle: My Q and A With the Author of 'Reclaiming Conversation'
Sherry Turkle is Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT, and her new book Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age cements her status as one of our pre-eminent thinkers on the ways technology impacts on our lives. In answer to my questions, she shared her insights on our capacity for solitude and empathy, how our phones affect our ability to truly connect with each other, and the difference between being anti-technology and pro-conversation. Your work over the past few years has focused on how we are constantly connecting with one another via our devices. If we're always communi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

This Tiny Nation Could Be A 'Tipping Point' For Saving The Oceans
ImageContent(562a6d16e4b0443bb563d9d6,562a6a53140000e800c7ab53,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562a6a53140000e800c7ab53.jpeg,Some(),Some(jpeg)),JTB Photo/UIG via Getty Images,The island nation's president has asked, "How much will Palau's efforts matter if the world is not on the same page?") The tiny nation of Palau, an archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean, has long been a international leader in ocean conservation. Over the past decade or so, it established the world's first shark sanctuary, passed some of the most stringent laws banning bottom trawling, and developed a framework for community-based conservation by trainin...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

This Doctor Invented The HIV Blood Test. Now He Has A Vaccine That May Beat The Virus
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Scientist Who Taught Cookie Monster Self-Control Has A Warning For Congress
WASHINGTON -- Among the characters on Sesame Street, Cookie Monster is perhaps the most simplistic. That furry guy loves freshly baked chocolate chip treats so much, he can't help but violently stuff them into his big blue face. But in 2012, something weird started happening to his consumption habits. Cookie Monster began practicing self-control, or at least trying to. In one episode, he told himself that the cookie was a yo-yo and smelled bad, in the hope of curbing his cravings to prove his worth to the exclusive Cookie Connoisseurs Club. Elsewhere, he recorded a song, set to Icona Pop's "I Don't Care, I Love It," i...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

This Device Can Zap Your Brain Into A State Of Zen. Is That A Good Thing?
What if you could zap your brain into a state of calm or energy with only the push of a button? It may sound like the stuff of sci-fi, but it's now the promise of a new class of tech wearables created by teams of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and neuroscientists. Several devices have come onto the market claiming to use brain stimulation to alter an individual's mental state. One of the latest is Thync Vibes ($299), a stick-on device that delivers low-grade electrical pulses ("vibes") into the scalp to cause a change in automatic nervous system activity.  How does it actually work? Those who are brave en...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bigfoot Has A Big Problem ... In Bed
We just might finally know why Bigfoot is always hiding: He's embarrassed. You figure an ape-man with famously big feet would be well endowed in other areas. But we sit down with Bigfoot-hunting primatologist Natalia Reagan on the HuffPost Weird News Podcast, and she has a theory why Bigfoot might be a big disappointment with the ladies. Reagan, who was featured on Spike's "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty," says Bigfoot might be big and scary, like a gorilla, but gorillas also have a small penis -- less than 2.5 inches. "If you want to know about Bigfoot's wang, you really should understand the wangs of other primates ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

UCLA faculty voice: What should you do if your son says he’s a girl?
UCLA Eric Vilain Dr. Eric Vilain is a professor of human genetics and pediatrics at the UCLA and director of the Center for Gender-Based Biology. J. Michael Bailey is a professor of psychology at Northwestern University. This op-ed was published May 21 in the Los Angeles Times. Since the age of 2, he has been a very different kind of boy. He enjoys wearing his mother’s shoes and his sister’s dresses. He likes to play with girls and hates playing with boys, who are too rough. Now 5, he has told you that he wants to be a girl. In fact, he insists that he is a girl. Your son isn’t just feminine; he is unhappy being a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 2, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Candy Crush Is So Addictive That This Man Didn't Notice He Tore A Tendon
By: Rachael Rettner Published: April 13, 2015 02:21pm ET A California man tore a tendon in his thumb after playing a puzzle game on his smartphone too much, according to a new report of the case. The case is interesting because such injuries are usually quite painful, but the man appeared to not notice any pain while he played, according to the doctors who treated him. The case shows that, in a sense, video games may numb people's pain and contribute to video game addiction, they said. "We need to be aware that certain video games can act like digital painkillers," said Dr. Andrew Doan, a co-author of the case repor...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Twin Study Suggests Exercise Has A Dramatic Effect On The Brain
You already know that exercise can give you bigger muscles. Now, fascinating new research involving identical twins suggests it can do the same for your brain. A small-scale study showed that twins who worked out regularly had significantly more gray matter -- especially in the regions of the brain involved in motor control -- than their twins who exercised less. Since the twin pairs had grown up in the same environment (and, of course, shared the same genetic makeup), it seems likely that their exercise habits and not some other factor accounted for the difference in brain volume. "We were somewhat surprised that so c...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

People Who Get A Good Night's Sleep Are Happier
By: Rachael Rettner Published: 03/02/2015 07:27 PM EST on LiveScience Happiness and a good night's sleep seem to go hand in hand, a new poll suggests. The survey of more than 7,000 U.S. adults revealed that people who reported getting more sleep also had a higher overall well-being than those who said they got less sleep. For example, the average well-being score for people who reported getting 8 hours of sleep a night was 65.7 out of 100, compared with 64.2 for those who got 7 hours of sleep and 59.4 for those who got 6 hours of sleep. Because the poll was conducted at one point in time, rather than over a long study p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health notes: Think before you ink says X Factor winner James Arthur as he has a pop at Harry Styles over his tattoos
X Factor winner James Arthur has had a pop at One Direction star Harry Styles about his tattoos – and says he regrets having so many prominent inkings of his own.
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Famed Scientist Oliver Sacks Reveals He Has Terminal Cancer in Soulful Op-Ed
Oliver Sacks, one of the leading public intellectuals of the last half-century, says terminal cancer of the liver has left him with only months to live. Sacks, a neurologist and author of books like Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, revealed his condition in an article about facing death that was published in the New York Times on Thursday. “It is up to me now to choose how to live out the months that remain to me,” Sacks, 81, writes in the Times. “I have to live in the richest, deepest, most productive way I can.” He says he will shun politics and nightly news to focus instead ...
Source: Top Science and Health Stories - February 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Rayman Tags: Uncategorized Aging Cancer celebrities Healthcare neuroscience Oliver Sacks Source Type: news

In studying suicide, he shines a light on a secret shame
When people think of public health, they do not often think of suicidology — the study of the causes and prevention of suicide. Historically, public health has been either associated with Hollywood-style images of government workers investigating disease outbreaks or mistakenly equated to local health departments responsible for restaurant inspections and bureaucracy. But more recently, the ever-changing public health field now faces a growing list of problems, including, chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Mark Kaplan, professor of social welfare at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affair...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 27, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Breaking News: Having a Father Is a Good Thing
Science has a deliciously entertaining habit of stating the obvious. For every ingenious, truly groundbreaking insight that has a researcher sitting bolt upright at 3:00 a.m. entertaining dizzy visions of an inevitable Nobel, there other insights—researched, peer reviewed and published—that you don’t exactly need a double Ph.D to figure out. And so you get studies showing that “Moderate Doses of Alcohol Increase Social Bonding in Groups” or “Dogs Learn to Associate Words With Objects Differently Than Humans Do” or the breaking story that opened with the tantalizing headline, “Causes of Death in Very...
Source: Top Science and Health Stories - June 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized book Books Children Father's Day Fatherhood Parenting Paul Raeburn washington post Y chromosome Source Type: news

Can’t keep a good man down (even if he’s a 3-year-old who’s undergone 3 surgeries)
The quality of life for most adults after undergoing three surgeries in less than three years is greatly impacted. However, a nearly 3-year-old boy from Providence, R.I., is thriving in spite of receiving three very complex heart surgeries to correct for his hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). “Daniel has fared incredibly well throughout his multiple procedures—better than most undergoing such complex operations—which shows his strength and tenacity,” says Christopher Baird, MD, director of the Congenital Heart Valve Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. This is truly impressive because he has been strugglin...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 26, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Justine Cadet Tags: All posts Source Type: news

How closely related are a good night’s sleep and good behavior?
A study recently published in the journal Pediatrics found that 7-year-old children with regular bedtimes are less likely to display behavioral problems during their waking hours than those children without fixed bedtimes. Interesting, but not exactly earth-shattering, news. “I don’t think that anyone with a 7-year–old child at home will be surprised to learn that well-rested children are typically better behaved,” says Dennis Rosen, MD, associate medical director of The Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Boston Children’s Hospital. “While it’s nice to have the scientific data, these ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 16, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tripp Underwood Tags: All posts Health & wellness Parenting Sleep bedtimes Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders dennis Rosen Source Type: news

Overcoming Perfectionism: Finding the Key to Balance & Self-Acceptance (Revised, Updated Edition)
When you’re a perfectionist, it could always be a little bit better. Every task you work on, that is. And so, the planning and revision go on and on, and the final product never quite gets done. Just when is something “good enough”? I might not be the best person to ask, as I have sometimes been called a perfectionist myself. But what, really, does that mean? Ann W. Smith wrote the first version of Overcoming Perfectionism about 20 years ago, and as she writes in this edition, back then she focused much more on so-called codependency and on the children-of-alcoholics movement. She explains that she dropped many of t...
Source: Psych Central - October 13, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Alcoholism Book Reviews Family General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Self-Help A Good Thing Ann W Smith Attachment Theory Developmental Psychology final product Health Communications Human Inc. Multiple Choice Will Smith Source Type: news

Could a good mood make you eat more food?
Conclusion Overall, this small study provides very limited evidence to suggest emotional eaters eat more when feeling in a positive mood. There are several limitations to this study, some of which are noted by the researchers. These include the facts that: the laboratory setting may not be an appropriate setting to test emotional eating with different mood feelings. It is possible that students felt uncomfortable in this setting and limited their food intake as they were being watched the students were told they were partaking in an experiment of taste perceptions, so may have been inclined to eat more than they norma...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Mental health Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

How the dawn of time has a promising future in research
Europe's Planck satellite is gathering cosmic data that will revolutionise our understanding of the universePossibly the most daring piece of modern science is the attempt to predict the patterns that galaxies make in the sky. The bold starting point is a statement on what the universe was like at a time when the entire visible universe was compressed into something like the size of a beach ball. That idea takes some getting used to. For starters, the notion that the entire visible universe could even fit into something so small as a beach ball is little short of mind-blowing: there are hundreds of billions of galaxies in ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Jeff Forshaw Tags: Astronomy Satellites Research Higher education Physics Features The Observer European Space Agency Science Source Type: news