Beneath the Surface of Helicopter Parenting
The prevalence and rise of anxiety is documented and, with the abundance of informational sources available at arms-length, you do not have to look far for bad news. A sense of danger, both subtle and blatant, projects from the screens that dominate attention. As the world gets bigger in an interconnected way, the interpersonal sphere of those closest and most important to us becomes more influential, particularly to the basic needs of children. The holding environment created by parents while children are dependent, as well as the health of the attachment, become crucial to the quality of two vital parenting responsibili...
Source: World of Psychology - August 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John C. Panepinto, PsyD, LPCS, NCC Tags: Anxiety and Panic Children and Teens Family Minding the Media Parenting Self-Esteem Technology building resilience Coping Skills helicopter parenting overbearing overcoming adversity Responsibility Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, August 27th 2018
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 26, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Death Notification as Behavior Modification: Let's think this through
by Ben Skoch (@skochb)Opioid Problem. Opioid Epidemic. Opioid Crisis.Call it what you will (as long as you don ’t use the word narcotic, butthat ’s another article), but the United States has a real issue with opioids right now. It has been much talked about, publicized, criticized, politicized, has left some people ostracized, to a point where the concern has become supersized. Six years ago,a reportstated enough opioid prescriptions were written for every adult in the US to have a bottle of pills, about 259 million. Couple that with thereport from the CDC that over 42,000 people died from opioid (illicit and ...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - August 24, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Tags: behavior change burnout california journal article opioids research skoch The profession Source Type: blogs

A Review of the Effects of MitoQ on Biomarkers Related to Aging
If you have been following the development of mitochondrially targeted antioxidants as a potential therapy to modestly slow aging, you might find this open access paper interesting. MitoQ is one of the readily available compounds, with SkQ1 as the other. My impression from the papers is that SkQ1 and closely related plastoquinones have a larger effect size on life span in animal studies, but it still isn't more than a fraction of that produced by calorie restriction. Mitochondrially targeted antioxidants appear to function by improving mitochondrial metabolism, but the most medically relevant effect observed so far...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 24, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

A Feeble Defense of the Jones Act
Rep. Duncan Hunter is not pleased with theCato Institute ’s efforts to repeal the Jones Act. Taking notice of arecent op-ed I penned criticizing the California congressman ’s support of this costly law, Huntertook to the pages of the same newspaper last weekend to defend his stance. It ’s worth reviewing the piece in full, as it recycles several arguments typically offered in support of the Jones Act—and exposes some glaring weaknesses.Hunter begins his defense of the Jones Act by disputing accusations that the law negatively impacts Puerto Rico ’s economy:Like many opponents of the Jones Act,...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - August 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Colin Grabow Source Type: blogs

The Blatant, Accepted Fraud of the " Anti-Aging " Marketplace Will Eventually Evaporate
The existence of actual, working rejuvenation therapies will eventually chase out the fraud and lies from the "anti-aging" marketplace, and what will be left is just plain old medicine - but much better, more advanced medicine than we have today. This will take years, however, and the established hucksters will continue to have a fine old time on their way out. They will continue to cherry-pick studies, cloak the junk that doesn't work in a thin veneer of science, mimicking the voices and marketing of legitimate ventures. The basic lie that is loudly propagated by the "anti-aging" business, that their p...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 23, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

First randomised-controlled trial of an employee “Wellness Programme” suggests they are a waste of money
This study can’t speak to why certain individuals are deterred from signing up, but perhaps it has to do with their other commitments and dependents, and their perceptions of the programmes as somehow not for them. To increase up-take among these groups will therefore likely require addressing these perceptions and providing additional support to help overcome any obstacles to taking part.  For now, the impression of a positive impact given by wellness programmes looks largely a mirage. —What Do Workplace Wellness Programs Do? Evidence from the Illinois Workplace Wellness Study Alex Fradera (@alexfrad...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - August 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Occupational Source Type: blogs

The UN ’ s Extreme Poverty Report: Further Evidence US Healthcare Is Divorced From Reality
By DAVID INTROCASO, Ph.D. In May Philip Alston, the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, and John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University Law School released his, “Report of the Special Rapporteur On Extreme Poverty and Human Rights on His Mission to the United States.”  The 20-page report was based, in part, on Alston’s visits this past December to California, Georgia, Puerto Rico, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.  After reading the report and the response to it, one is again forced to question how legitimate is our concern for the health and well being ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Patients human rights laws Poverty United Nations Source Type: blogs

New book on how “Forest Bathing” can promote physical and mental health
– The Kumano Kodo trail in Japan “Nature deficit disorder” is a modern affliction. With more people living in cities, working in high-rise office buildings, and becoming addicted to their innumerable electronic devices, many of us are indeed experiencing a nature deficit. This is true for children and adults alike. In his new book, Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness, Japanese medical doctor and researcher Qing Li presents some sobering statistics: By 2050, according to the United Nations Population Division, three quarters of the world’s people will live in cities. Eve...
Source: SharpBrains - August 22, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greater Good Magazine Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness actigraphy actual sleep time anger anxiety circadian phase depression electronic devices forest bathing forest walking Japan Mental-Health Nature deficit disorder physiological stress Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 22nd August 2018
Some recent things you might need to know about.Royal College of AnaesthetistsThe care of the critically ill woman in childbirth: enhanced maternal care 2018. Summarises recommendations relevant to the care of pregnant or recently pregnant, acutely or chronically unwell women, who require acute hospital maternity and critical care specialist services. NHS EnglandCCG maternity assessment, containing the independent panel commentary, methodology of the ratings for 2017/18 and the CCG individual assessment ratings for 2017/18. CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework (CCG IAF) – Maternity Support Offer,an...
Source: Browsing - August 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

The Murder of Mollie Tibbetts and Illegal Immigrant Crime: The Facts
Yesterday, authorities in Iowa charged 24-year old Cristhian Bahena Rivera with the murder ofMollie Tibbetts. Facts in these types of cases come out slowly and some details, substantive or minor, may change in the months ahead that could alter the correct view of this case. But nothing can change the fact that the murder of Tibbetts was a brutal and unforgivable act and that the murderer should be punished to the full extent of the law. Rivera is charged with that murder and there is a lot of evidence to support a conviction.     This terrible murder is already feeding into a political firestorm.  Peopl...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - August 22, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Suicide Can Bring a Complicated Type of Grief
The path of grief is never a straight line. I got the call on a Wednesday evening from my husband. Earlier in the day, he had driven by a cliff where traffic had been stopped, with helicopters and fire engines on the scene. He had heard that a truck had gone over the cliff, but that’s all he knew. Later that day, he found out the truck had been driven by our friend. The place where it was driven off the cliff made it clear that it had been purposeful. The day before, I had heard news of Kate Spade’s suicide, and that same morning, had heard statistics on npr about the rising number of suicides in America, calli...
Source: World of Psychology - August 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Staff Tags: Grief and Loss Publishers Spirituality & Health Suicide suicide crisis line suicide crisis text Source Type: blogs

The Role of Technology in Chronic Disease Management – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 8/24 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Colton Ortolf (@ColtonOrtolf) who blogs at tech prescribed on the topic of “The Role of Technology in Chronic Disease Management“. Chronic disease is an incredibly broad term, but it can be simply defined as “a physical or mental health condition that lasts more than one year and causes functional restrictions or requires ongoing monitoring or treatment.” In all, 86% of $2 trillion in US healthcare expenditures eac...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Digital Health Healthcare HealthCare IT #HITsm Topics Chronic Care Management Chronic Disease Management Colton Ortolf tech prescribed Source Type: blogs

Brainsway Transcranial Stimulation Cleared in U.S. for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Brainsway, Israel’s leading magnetic stimulation company, won FDA de novo clearance for its system to be used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in the United States. The company’s Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation system is used to deliver magnetic field pulses to the front of the brain, altering brain activity in the process. It is non-invasive and the therapy is delivered over a number of sessions throughout approximately ten weeks. It already has FDA clearance to treat drug resistant depression and pain related to certain migraine headaches, and European CE Mark for autism, Alzheime...
Source: Medgadget - August 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Neurology Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

​Increasing Your Child ’ s Attention Span & Ability to Focus
Back in 2015, a survey conducted by Microsoft showed that people in this digital age have a shrinking attention span. In fact, sources like Time magazine claim we have the attention span of a goldfish. What a horrible thought! But it turns out that assertion may be just a fish story. The statistics on which this statement was based were too vague to be trusted. Our reputation for being more attentive than goldfish appears to be, for the moment, safe. Unfortunately, that isn’t the end of it. We may not have a goldfish attention span, but there’s no denying our focus has been compromised thanks to the consta...
Source: World of Psychology - August 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tyler Jacobson Tags: Children and Teens Habits Parenting Personal Self-Help Technology Source Type: blogs

Digital Technologies for Improving Hygiene in Health Facilities
150 years after Semmelweis advised fellow physicians to sanitize their hands to mitigate the effect of infections, the maintenance of hygiene is still a widespread problem in hospitals and the source of healthcare-associated infections. Now, technological solutions line up against microorganisms, bacteria, and fungi. Here are a few examples. 1 in 9 in-patients will die due to infection According to the US Center for Disease Control, studies show that on average, healthcare providers clean their hands less than half of the times they should. This significantly contributes to the spread of healthcare-associated infections (H...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Healthcare Design Medical Professionals Policy Makers clean digital digital health future HAI healthcare-associated infection hygiene Medicine robot robotics sensors technology trackers wearable Source Type: blogs

Digital Technologies for Improving Hygiene in Health Facilities
150 years after Semmelweis advised fellow physicians to sanitize their hands to mitigate the effect of infections, the maintenance of hygiene is still a widespread problem in hospitals and the source of healthcare-associated infections. Now, technological solutions line up against microorganisms, bacteria, and fungi. Here are a few examples. 1 in 9 in-patients will die due to infection According to the US Center for Disease Control, studies show that on average, healthcare providers clean their hands less than half of the times they should. This significantly contributes to the spread of healthcare-associated infections (H...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Healthcare Design Medical Professionals Policy Makers clean digital digital health future HAI healthcare-associated infection hygiene Medicine robot robotics sensors technology trackers wearable Source Type: blogs

The Chance of Being Murdered or Injured in a Terrorist Attack in the United Kingdom
On Tuesday, a Sudanese immigrant to the United Kingdom namedSalih Khater crashed his car into cyclists and pedestrians in a terrorist attack in London. Fortunately, Khater did not murder anybody in his attack but he did injurethree pedestrians, one of whom was so lightly wounded that he was treated at the scene and released. The other two wounded people have since been released from the hospital.  Terrorism has been relatively common in the United Kingdom for decades, from the Irish Republican Army to al Qaeda to ISIS. However, there islittle research on the actual risk of a British person being killed or injured in a...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - August 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

A re-replication of a psychological classic provides a cautionary tale about overhyped science
via Strack et al, 1988 By guest blogger Jesse Singal If you wanted a poster child for the replication crisis and the controversy it has unleashed within the field of psychology, it would be hard to do much better than Fritz Strack’s findings. In 1988, the German psychologist and his colleagues published research that appeared to show that if your mouth is forced into a smile, you become a bit happier, and if it’s forced into a frown, you become a bit sadder. He pulled this off by asking volunteers to view a set of cartoons (paper ones, not animated) while holding a pen in their mouth, either with their tee...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Emotion Faces guest blogger Replications Source Type: blogs

Updated: A re-replication of a psychological classic provides a cautionary tale about overhyped science
via Strack et al, 1988 By guest blogger Jesse Singal “Update: On Twitter, some researchers argued, reasonably in my view, that I wasn’t quite sceptical enough in relating these findings. See the update at the end of this post for more details.” If you wanted a poster child for the replication crisis and the controversy it has unleashed within the field of psychology, it would be hard to do much better than Fritz Strack’s findings. In 1988, the German psychologist and his colleagues published research that appeared to show that if your mouth is forced into a smile, you become a bit happier, and ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Emotion Faces guest blogger Replications Source Type: blogs

The California TRUST Act Reduced Deportations
Sanctuary policies on the city, county, and state level are frequently in the news.   Opponents claim that they increase crime in jurisdictions while proponents claim that they allow illegal immigrants, their families, and their American neighbors to rest a little easier knowing that the local government won’t help the federal government enforce its immigration laws.  Both sid es assume that sanctuary policies produce those results by decreasing the scope and scale of immigration enforcement within their jurisdictions that, in turn, reduce the number of deportations from there.There are undoubtedl...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - August 14, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh, Andrew Forrester Source Type: blogs

The Top Bioprinting Companies
In the next 5-7 years, the bioprinting market is estimated to expand by 15.7 percent, and it is anticipated to grow over $4.70 billion by 2025, according to the latest study of BIS Research. While the growth statistics indicate a turbulent landscape, it is worth familiarizing with the main players. Here, we collected the best bioprinting companies currently on the market. The future of bioprinting: tissues not organs The idea of lab-grown organs might mean the end of testing drugs on animals or humans, the solution for organ shortages and an ending of the desperate state of organ donations worldwide. If the creators of the...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: 3D Printing in Medicine Biotechnology Business Future of Medicine 3d printed bioprinting company Healthcare Innovation market regenerative skin Source Type: blogs

The Top Bioprinting Companies
In the next 5-7 years, the bioprinting market is estimated to expand by 15.7 percent, and it is anticipated to grow over $4.70 billion by 2025, according to the latest study of BIS Research. While the growth statistics indicate a turbulent landscape, it is worth familiarizing with the main players. Here, we collected the best bioprinting companies currently on the market. The future of bioprinting: tissues not organs The idea of lab-grown organs might mean the end of testing drugs on animals or humans, the solution for organ shortages and an ending of the desperate state of organ donations worldwide. If the creators of the...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: 3D Printing in Medicine Biotechnology Business Future of Medicine 3d printed bioprinting company Healthcare Innovation market regenerative skin Source Type: blogs

Health Statistics on the Web
Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on August 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET for the class Health Statistics on the Web. Sponsored by MAR, this course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources. This course offers 1 MLA CE and has been approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing for 1 CECH for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES). You can register for In He...
Source: BHIC - August 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Erin Seger Tags: General Source Type: blogs

Making Today ’s Media Environment Work for the Professions—and You
Most ASHA members would like to see communication sciences and disorders (CSD) professions featured in the news. Some have taken this desire a step further and have reached out to the media (print or on-air) in their communities to discuss topics they care deeply about. Others want to do so, but don’t know where to start or what resonates with reporters. So what are reporters interested in hearing about? “Old school” still works: government statistics on communication disorders, new research findings, an awareness month or week—to name a few examples. In past columns, I provided advice on how to tak...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - August 13, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Francine Pierson Tags: Advocacy Audiology Private Practice Slider Speech-Language Pathology Professional Development Source Type: blogs

Surgical VR Firm Osso VR Launches Collaborative Training Tool: Exclusive With CEO Dr. Justin Barad
Osso VR, a leading virtual reality (VR) surgical training technology company, has recently announced the launch of its collaborative training feature that allows multiple surgeons to train together in a single immersive VR space. The option to train collaboratively offers improved learning opportunities for surgeons and the surgical teams regardless of their physical location and at a moment’s notice, allowing for more efficient and frequent training sessions. It also allows medical device companies to offer unlimited training to multiple surgeons in one session. Surgeons can train one-on-one in a virtual environment...
Source: Medgadget - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Alice Ferng Tags: Exclusive Orthopedic Surgery Source Type: blogs

Grief and the Healing Property of Time
This article will not begin to address the complexities presented in suicidal, homicidal, child or antepartum, perin atal, or postpartum bereavement.)For most adults who experience the death of a loved one, they will move through normal grief reactions without any pathology.[11] What I try to reframe are the expectations we have regarding what ’s “appropriate coping”. Sometimes I get called to a family because the patient or family is crying too much; other times it’s because they aren’t crying at all. What I want everyone to know is either response is acceptable. Grief can cause you to withdr...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - August 10, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Tags: bereavement grief latimer Source Type: blogs

How Scientists Use Statistical Deception to Fake Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness
Statistical manipulation misinforms people by use of false measurements. Vaccine scientists often conceal the true effectiveness of the influenza vaccine through risk calculations. Researchers use a calculation that essentially artificially inflates the effectiveness of influenza vaccines. Rather than use the statistical measure that more truthfully represents vaccine effectiveness, the researchers choose to use a statistical […] VacTruth.com (Source: vactruth.com)
Source: vactruth.com - August 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tom Stavola Tags: Influence & Psychology Absolute Risk Reduction (ARR) influenza vaccine Relative Risk (RR) Risk Calculation Statistical Deception Source Type: blogs

Study: Brain training games could be used to assess cognitive abilities, replace the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)
----Study: Brain training games could be used to assess cognitive abilities, replace the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) //SharpBrains___The Use of Mobile Games to Assess Cognitive Function of Elderly with and without Cognitive Impairment (Journal of Alzheimer's Disease):Abstract: In the past few years numerous mobile games have been developed to train the brain. There is a lack of information about the relation between the scores obtained in these games and the cognitive abilities of the patients. The aim of this study was to determine whether or not mobile games can be used to assess cognitive abilities of elderly. Tw...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - August 10, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Study: Brain training games could be used to assess cognitive abilities, replace the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)
___ The Use of Mobile Games to Assess Cognitive Function of Elderly with and without Cognitive Impairment (Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease): Abstract: In the past few years numerous mobile games have been developed to train the brain. There is a lack of information about the relation between the scores obtained in these games and the cognitive abilities of the patients. The aim of this study was to determine whether or not mobile games can be used to assess cognitive abilities of elderly. Twenty healthy young adults, 29 old patients with cognitive impairments (Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) [20- 24]) and 27-aged c...
Source: SharpBrains - August 10, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology assessment cognitive evaluation cognitive-abilities cognitive-function Cognitive-impairment cognitive-impairments dementia Mini-Mental-State-Exam MMSE mobile games Serious-Games Source Type: blogs

Women with partners higher in trait conscientiousness get more pleasure from sex
By Christian Jarrett Especially if you are in a long-term relationship your own sexual functioning is not a purely an individual matter but is bound up with your partner’s. Previous research has looked at this dynamic, finding for example that people are generally happier with their sex lives when they have the perception that they and their partner are sexually compatible. Surprisingly, however, before now the influence of your partner’s broader personality traits on your own sex life had not been studied. A German study of nearly a thousand long-term couples (98 per cent of them heterosexual) is the first to ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - August 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Gender Personality Sex Source Type: blogs

The Following is an Excerpt from the Book “ Let ’s Talk About Death (Over Dinner): An Invitation and Guide to Life ’ s Most Important Conversation ”
By MICHAEL HEBB The train sped along from Seattle to Portland on a spectacular summer morning, following the track along the waterways of the lower Puget Sound. One of my daughters lived in Portland at the time, so I found myself on the train frequently. Like most of us, I don’t seek out conversations with strangers while traveling, which is unfortunate, as I have had transformative moments when I decide to engage and treat fellow passengers as fellow humans. That day the train was crowded, and I didn’t have the option of keeping my distance. I found myself at a table with two women—both physicians and bo...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Care Books Physicians Let’s Talk About Death (Over Dinner) Source Type: blogs

People with strong self-control experience less intense bodily states like hunger and fatigue
By Christian Jarrett You may think of people with high self-control as having enviable reserves of willpower, but recent findings suggest this isn’t the case. Instead it seems the strong-willed are canny folk, adept at avoiding temptation in the first place. A new study in the journal Self and Identity builds on this picture, showing that people high in self-control tend to experience less intense visceral states, like fatigue, hunger and stress (states that are known to encourage impulsive behaviour). The new findings make sense: after all, it is much easier to be in control of your decisions if you are organis...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - August 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Decision making Personality Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, August 6th 2018
In this study, we analyzed FGF21 levels and alterations in the expression of genes encoding components of the FGF21-responsive molecular machinery in adipose tissue from aged individuals so as to ascertain whether altered FGF21 responsiveness that develops with aging jeopardizes human health and/or accelerates metabolic disturbances associated with aging. We studied a cohort of 28 healthy elderly individuals (≥70 years) with no overt signs of metabolic or other pathologies and compared them with a cohort of 35 young healthy controls (≤40 years). Serum FGF21 levels were significantly increased in elderly indiv...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 5, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Mental Health Makeover: Tips to Improve Your State of Mind
“If you’re happy, if you’re feeling good, then nothing else matters.” – Robin Wright Everyone’s familiar with the concept of a makeover. From hairstyles to cosmetics to wardrobes and home décor, makeovers convey a sense of self-empowerment, accomplishment and doing something positive for yourself and/or your environment. What about a mental health makeover? Statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that one in four people have mental health problems at some time in their lives, yet two out of three never get treatment. Even those of us who are relatively healthy oc...
Source: World of Psychology - August 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Psychology Self-Help Source Type: blogs

90 Percent of People Caring for a Family Member with Dementia Don ’t Get Enough Sleep
The study found that 91.7% of caregivers suffer from poor sleep and that this can lead to depression, heart disease, and premature death.By Alzheimer's Reading RoomThe study suggests that sleep quality for family caregivers of individuals with dementia varies considerably from night to night.Understanding the complex interrelationships among caregivers ’ sleep and other contributing variablesis an important first step toward the development of individualized and effective treatment strategies.What is the Difference Between Alzheimer ’s and DementiaThe GistThe study aimed to identify factors related to family ca...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - August 3, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer's Alzheimer's family alzheimers care Alzheimers Dementia care of dementia patients caregiving statistics Family Caregivers help alzheimer's help with dementia care sleep Source Type: blogs

Now Here Is A Very Good Idea Which I Am Sure The ADHA Would Not Have The Guts To Do.
This appeared a few days ago …A CIO's take on EHR optimization: Engaging clinicians via many methods is critical to understanding their needsElectronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)Penn Medicine’s Mike Restuccia explains why instituting an end user survey is such an important, and eye-opening, step to take.By Mike RestucciaJuly 25, 2018 10:02 AMWe’ve officially entered into the “dog-days” of summer here in the mid-Atlantic states. When I think back to the biting cold wintertime in January it seemed that summer would never appear, yet it has arrived in full force. I use this metaphor because it cl...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - August 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Could A.I. Solve The Human Resources Crisis In Healthcare?
About 17.4 million – that’s the number of healthcare workers who are missing from the healthcare system globally. The human resources crisis in the medical sector is a burning issue, but with the aging and burn-out of physicians on the one hand, and the continuous rise in chronic diseases, on the other hand, it will even get worse year by year. Could artificial intelligence give a helping hand to doctors and ease the burden on healthcare systems? The Medical Futurist Institute published a paper that says it’s possible, but first, we need to tackle a range of ethical and legal questions. A global health wo...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 2, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Digital Health Research AI crisis digital health strategy future Healthcare HR human resources medical technology workforce Source Type: blogs

Americans Fighting the Opioid Crisis in Their Own Backyards
Credit: New York Times article, Jan. 19, 2016. The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. The rates of opioid addiction, babies born addicted to opioids, and overdoses have skyrocketed in the past decade. No population has been hit harder than rural communities. Many of these communities are in states with historically low levels of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIGMS’ Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program builds research capacities in these states by supporting basic, clinical, and translational research, as well as faculty development and infrastructure impro...
Source: Biomedical Beat Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - August 1, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Chris Palmer Tags: Pharmacology Medicines Opioids Pain Source Type: blogs

We Shouldn ’t Need to Use Science to Grant Educational Freedom
This is getting old. I find myselfcorrecting false claims regarding the scientific evidence on private school choice all too often. For example, usingonly one correlational study that did not detect any statistically significant effects, Valerie Strauss recently concluded that “private schools aren ’t better at educating kids than public schools” in theWashington Post. As I have pointed out many times before, thepreponderance of the causal evidence indicates that school voucher programs in the U.S. improve student test scores and more important outcomes such as high school graduation, college enrollment, ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - August 1, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Corey A. DeAngelis Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 1st August 2018
Some recent things you might need to know about.Saving Babies Lives Care BundleEvaluation of the implementation of the Saving Babies ’ Lives Care Bundle in early adopter NHS Trusts in England shows that stillbirths fell by a fifth at the maternity units where national guidance, known as the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle, had been implemented. Also reported inthe Guardian.Perinatal mental healthThousands of mothers left to cope alone with mental illness (Guardian)An interview in the BMJ with Trudi Seneviratne, consultant adult and perinatal psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust...
Source: Browsing - August 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Another Immunotherapy is Shown to Clear Significant Amounts of Amyloid- β from the Brains of Alzheimer's Disease Patients
Efforts to clear amyloid-β from the brains of Alzheimer's patients might have turned the corner these past few years, with immunotherapies beginning to show results that are something other than abject failure. The lengthy period of years in which trial after trial of potential anti-amyloid therapies failed inspired a great deal of theorizing on alternative models for Alzheimer's disease. I think it likely that the condition has several causes, each of which produces a sizable fraction of the overall symptoms. Combine that with the theories that suggest amyloid-β aggregation is an early mechanism that enables tau...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 1, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Mexico is Not Sending Its Murderers: Homicide Rates on the Mexican Border
President Trumptweeted this morning that, “One of the reasons we need Great Border Security is that Mexico’s murder rate in 2017 increased by 27% to 31,174 people killed, a record! The Democrats want Open Borders. I want Maximum Border Security and respect for ICE and our great Law Enforcement Professionals!”  He tweeted this because he’s spent the last few daysstating that he would shut down the government if Congress did not adopt his immigration proposed reforms in the upcoming budget debate, especially the funding for the construction of a border wall.Besides the political motivation for hi...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - July 31, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, July 30th 2018
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 29, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

New Post Doc Opportunities at BCBL - San Sebasti án, Basque Country, Spain
The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language – BCBL- (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) is offering a postdoctoral position focused on SIGNAL PROCESSING ENGINEER, as part of an ERC funded research project OsciLang (PI: Manuel Carreiras).The goal of OsciLang is to provide an affordable, lightweight, wearable brain-computer-interface neurofeedback system that can facilitate the detection and treatment of language disorders such as dyslexia and specific language impairment (SLI).  This tool will (a) diagnose/measure and (b) improve/rehabilitate an individual ’s ability to synchr...
Source: Talking Brains - July 27, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 25th July 2018
Some recent things you might need to know about:StatisticsBreastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks after birth: 2017 to 2018 quarterly dataHouse of Commons LibraryDebate Pack briefing on Perinatal MentalIllnessPublic Health EnglandResources relating to preconception care to help in planning and preparation for pregnancy and to improve outcomes for mothers and babies.Healthy Newborn NetworkChallenging the Stigma Around Stillbirth: Sharing Stories as AwarenessResearchNIHR Signals (summary of a recent piece of research)Testing oxygen levels of newborn babies helps find seriousheart defectsFrom STAT: Morning ReportMore women are having h...
Source: Browsing - July 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Treating Depression May StopRepeat Heart Attack
In this study, he pointed out, patients whose depression went into remission within six months fared better -- even if they were in the placebo group.Those on medication were, however, more likely to see a remission: Over half did, versus 35 percent of placebo patients.Blumenthal said that some research has found that regular exercise can help ease depression -- and may be as effective as antidepressants.He is currently leading a trial that's testing exercise against escitalopram for treating anxiety in heart disease patients.WebMD News from HealthDaySourcesCopyright © 2013-2018 HealthDay. All rights reserved. (Source: Dr Portnay)
Source: Dr Portnay - July 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr Portnay Source Type: blogs

Luxury Alcohol Treatment Center
Americans are drinking more than ever. In fact, a 2017 study published in JAMA Psychiatry found that 1 out of every 8 Americans struggles with alcohol abuse. The number is rising at a steady amount, and the study suggests the importance of “destigmatizing these conditions and encouraging those who cannot reduce their alcohol consumption on their own…to seek treatment” from professional resources, like alcohol treatment centers. There are more stages between casual drinking and alcoholism than most people think – and often, it can even take years for someone to progress from one stage to the next. ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - July 25, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Drinking Substance Abuse alcohol abuse luxury recovery sobriety Source Type: blogs

Eppur Si Muove, or, How Not to Explain Stagnant Real Wages
Lately the old-timers here at Cato ’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives — which is to say, Jim Dorn and I — have been talking a lot about the Phillips Curve, which seems to be playing a part in monetary policy discussions today almost as big as the one it played in the 1970s. And you can bet that, because both Jim and I actually remember what happened in the 70s, and afterwards, neither of us has a good word to say about the concept, except as a very reduced-form means for describing very transient relationships.Because Jim has a CMFAPolicy Briefing on Phillips Curve reasoning in the works, I...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - July 24, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: George Selgin Source Type: blogs