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

Sex Chromosomes and Female Longevity
Simple questions often have complex answers, and are challenging to definitively resolve. Why do women tend to live longer than men? That is a question with a great many potential answers. Since females live longer than males in many other species, it seems unlikely to be a matter of culture or technology, however. It is something more fundamental that emerges over the course of evolutionary time given the existence of genders. This open access paper surveys the field of thought on gender and life expectancy in order to lead in to a discussion of sex chromosomes in the evolution of this disparity in life span. Like ...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 24, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Contract cheating: a Canadian perspective
Contract cheating happens when a student has a third party complete academic work on their behalf. Students often purchase the work from Internet-based companies. Common examples of contract cheating include essay mills, custom writing services, and professional exam takers. Canada ranks among the top four countries from which students place online orders for completion of academic work, outpaced only by the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. A Google search of “write my essay” and “Canada” in June 2018 rendered over 1.5 million results. Figure 1. Google search for “write my ess...
Source: BioMed Central Blog - July 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton Tags: Open Access Publishing academic integrity Canada Contract cheating research integrity Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, July 23rd 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 22, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Are doctors bribed by pharma? An analysis of data
Conclusion Correlation is not causation. While many advocates of reduced interactions between “commercial” interests and physicians have implied or directly suggested a quid pro quo between industry meals and other financial interactions and prescribing habits, correlation alone does not prove a quid pro quo relationship. In the case of opioid prescribing, we believe that we have presented a strong case that 1) the relationship between industry payments and prescribing is much weaker than has been presented in the literature, and 2) that prescribing and attendance at manufacturer-sponsored informational lunches...
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: at RogueRad Tags: Reanalysis Source Type: blogs

Do French Kids Get ADHD? Yes
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become an increasing commonplace childhood malady, affecting somewhere between 5 to 9 percent of American children ever year. Back in 2012, a blog was written claiming it explained the reason “Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD.” In the article, Dr. Marilyn Wedge made the astonishing claim that while American children suffered ADHD prevalence rates of around 9 percent, French children have a prevalence rate of “less than 0.5 percent.” The only problem with this claim? It’s not true. The article appeared on Psychology Today, that bastion o...
Source: World of Psychology - July 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: ADHD and ADD Children and Teens Disorders Minding the Media Psychology Research Adhd In Children ADHD in France ADHD in French French children Source Type: blogs

Is Timing Really Everything?
Conclusion Perhaps the best defense against the truth are more facts. It’s time to crack the ignorance barrier and to learn more about the maddening sponge inside our heads. Forewarned is forearmed. (Source: World of Psychology)
Source: World of Psychology - July 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John DiPrete Tags: Habits Happiness Psychology Self-Help Source Type: blogs

Recapping the #HITsm Crowdsourced List of Top Technology Services & Products for Healthcare Stakeholders
The following is a guest blog post by Steve Sisko (@ShimCode). Thanks to Steve for putting in all the time and effort to collect and analyze last week’s chat in preparation for this week’s chat. Last week, the Health Information Technology Social Media (HITsm) tweet chat hosted by Jared Jeffery @Jk_Jeffery challenged participants to share their ideas on the Top 10 Technology Services & Products for Healthcare Stakeholders. Forty-six participants shared over 500 tweets on six topics supporting the theme of the tweetchat. In an effort to explore new ways of leveraging the wisdom of the crowd, the information,...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Digital Health Healthcare HealthCare IT #HITsm Topics Healthcare IT Topics Source Type: blogs

Suggestions from a Caregiver for Caregivers' Self Care
A recent study found that adult children caring for their parents, as well as parents caring for chronically ill children, may have their lifespan shortened by four to eight years. Caregivers could conceivably alter these statistics if they practice reasonable self-care. Here are some tips to get you started on the road to better health: View slideshow on HealthCentral that focuses on self-care for caregivers: Support a caregiver or jump-start discussion in support groups with real stories - for bulk orders of Minding Our Elders e-mail Carol             &nbs...
Source: Minding Our Elders - July 19, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 18th July 2018
Some recent things you might need to know about.StatisticsBirth summary tables in England and Wales.Includes annual births and mean age of mothers.Scientific Advisory Committee on NutritionFeeding in the first year of lifeCovers infant feeding from birth up to 12 months of age, looking at evidence of the impact of infant feeding on short and longer term health outcomes for infants and mothers. Also considers factors that influence eating behaviour and diversification of the diet and makes recommendations on feeding in the first year of life.World Health OrganisationWHO Recommendations on Antenatal Care for a Positive Pregn...
Source: Browsing - July 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Why An Upgraded Hippocratic Oath Is Needed In The Digital Era
Download the Hippocratic Oath 2.0 The Hippocratic Oath is the most famous text in Western medicine and constitutes the ethical basis of the medical profession. For centuries, it has provided an overview of the principles of this noble mission and doctors’ professional behavior. At the dawn of a new era in medicine, it is high time to rewrite the Oath so that it would reflect the state of technological development, changes in social structures and in general, the requirements of the 21st century. The Hippocratic Oath in historical perspective The medical profession adopted the Oath of Hippocrates as its ethical code o...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Bioethics Future of Medicine Medical Education code of conduct digital health Healthcare hippocratic oath med student MedEd technology Source Type: blogs

Just use a scatterplot. Also, Sydney sprawls.
In conclusion: Scatterplots – good News article’s interpretation of factors affecting commute time – poor (Source: What You're Doing Is Rather Desperate)
Source: What You're Doing Is Rather Desperate - July 18, 2018 Category: Bioinformatics Authors: nsaunders Tags: australia australian news statistics commuting congestion rstats smh sydney traffic Source Type: blogs

Focus on NCBI ’s Colleen Bollin, Speaker to Biologists
Colleen Bollin is not a biologist, a mathematician, or a statistician. Her degree is in engineering. And yet she leads the technical development team for processing submissions to GenBank, the world’s largest genetic sequence data repository developed and maintained by NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). How she got to NCBI started at a… (Source: NLM In Focus)
Source: NLM In Focus - July 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Posted by NLM in Focus Tags: People Source Type: blogs

Glaukos iStent Inject Implant FDA Approved to Treat Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
Glaukos, based in San Clemente, California, won FDA approval to introduce its iStent inject Trabecular Micro-Bypass System in the United States. The device, designed to treat mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma, is implanted alongside cataract surgeries to reduce intraocular pressure. The implant is tiny, measuring only 0.23 mm x 0.36 mm, and Glaukos believes it is the smallest device ever approved by the FDA. It’s positioned to allow for fluid to move through the trabecular meshwork, producing flow in both direction within the Schlemm’s canal. Some details about the study tha...
Source: Medgadget - July 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Ophthalmology Source Type: blogs

What Do Digital Biomarkers Mean?
The spread of wearable digital technologies in healthcare generating big data entailed the appearance of a new type of medical information. They produce actionable insights into the biological state of individuals, just as “general” biomarkers, but are collected through digital tools. Here’s our summary of what digital biomarkers mean and how they will be used in the near future. The appearance of user-generated big data in healthcare In the last couple of years, Fitbit, Misfit, Jawbone, Apple Health, Sleep as Android, WIWE, MocaCare, Skeeper – in other words, fitness trackers, step counters, health...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Digital Health Research Health Sensors & Trackers Researchers biomarker biomarkers digital biomarkers Innovation population health prediction prevention preventive health Source Type: blogs

Race, Surgery, and the American Dream
Hats off to the recent article by Ulloa et al! It speaks to an issue residing at the very core of the unique and multi-colored tapestry that is American society: racism and its effect on the American Dream. The impact of nearly 250 years of legal slavery in North America is as palpable today as ever. And, yes, despite the election of an African-American President of the United States and the black unemployment rate falling below 6% for the first time since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started reporting such information, skin color continues to confer a complex, ever present, and frequently suffocating burden on colored p...
Source: Academic Medicine Blog - July 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Guest Author Tags: Featured From the Editor diversity diversity and inclusion Source Type: blogs

Massive study finds that a sizeable minority of us are in jobs that don ’t fit our primary occupational interests
By Alex Fradera In theory, our personal traits and interests should affect the jobs we pursue and where we thrive the most. This assumption is baked into the Work Psychology theory of “person-environment fit” and it’s an idea that is foundational to services we depend on like vocational guidance and career planning. But one of its key implications has until now been untested: that people who share the same job role will also have similar job interests. Now a surprising new study in the Journal of Vocational Behavior suggests that for many jobs, this simply isn’t true.  The Michigan State ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - July 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Occupational Source Type: blogs

Trial of mTORC1 Inhibition Improves Immune Function in Older Individuals
Inhibitors of mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) are arguably the most reliable of the current crop of compounds that slow aging by targeting stress response mechanisms, improving cellular health and resilience to some degree. The observed gain in life span in mice and lower species is likely to be much larger than the outcome achieved in longer-lived species such as our own, as that is unfortunately just the way things work for this class of approach to aging. Short-lived species evolved to have far greater plasticity of longevity in response to environmental circumstances. The health benefits in old humans tha...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 17, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Using leaflet, just because
I love it when researchers take the time to share their knowledge of the computational tools that they use. So first, let me point you at Environmental Computing, a site run by environmental scientists at the University of New South Wales, which has a good selection of R programming tutorials. One of these is Making maps of your study sites. It was written with the specific purpose of generating simple, clean figures for publications and presentations, which it achieves very nicely. I’ll be honest: the sole motivator for this post is that I thought it would be fun to generate the map using Leaflet for R as an alterna...
Source: What You're Doing Is Rather Desperate - July 17, 2018 Category: Bioinformatics Authors: nsaunders Tags: R statistics leaflet maps rstats Source Type: blogs

What is an applied psychometrician?
I wear a number of hats within the broad filed of educational psychology.  One is that of an applied psychometrician.  Whenever anyone asks what I do, I receive strange looks when that title rolls out of my mouth.  I then always need to provide a general explanation.I've decided to take a little time and generate a brief explanation.  I hope this helps.Theonline American Psychological Association (APA) Dictionary of Psychology defines psychometrics as: n. the branch of psychology concerned with the quantification and measurement of mental attributes, behavior, performance, and the like, as well as with ...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - July 16, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: applied psychometrics standards Source Type: blogs

Belts or no belts on school buses?
The tragedy on a New Jersey highway in May involving a school bus and a dump truck horrified the nation while also raising familiar questions about school bus safety. The impact ripped the body of the bus off its chassis, killing two people and injuring most of the 45 passengers on board. By one witness’s account, “A lot of people were screaming, and they were, like, hanging by their seat belts.” The sobering image of terrified children suspended by seat belts begs an important question – might the number of fatalities have been higher if New Jersey did not mandate seat belts on school buses? Curren...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="" rel="tag" > Aida Cerundolo, MD < /a > Tags: Policy Emergency Medicine Public Health & Source Type: blogs

Twitter coverage of the useR! 2018 conference
In summary: useR! the conference for users of R was held in Brisbane earlier this month it sounded like a lot of fun and here’s an analysis of tweets that used the #useR2018 hashtag during the week The code that generated the report (which I’ve used heavily and written about before) is at Github too. A few changes required compared with previous reports, due to changes in the rtweet package, and a weird issue with kable tables breaking markdown headers. I love that the most popular media attachment is a screenshot of a Github repo. (Source: What You're Doing Is Rather Desperate)
Source: What You're Doing Is Rather Desperate - July 16, 2018 Category: Bioinformatics Authors: nsaunders Tags: R statistics rstats twitter user2018 Source Type: blogs

Dyslexia and Entrepreneurialism: Is There a Connection?
Conclusion Dyslexia is probably the result of deficits in the brain at multiple levels. There is an impaired phoneme discrimination resulting in difficulty in understanding spelling. Visual perceptual impairment leads to further worsening of word recognition, and phonological awareness impairment causes speech disturbances. In the center of all this is delayed temporal processing. The end result is delayed speech development, difficulties in reading and comprehending texts, and poor academic performance. What Makes a Dyslexic a Successful Person? From Leonardo da Vinci to Einstein, children with learning disabilities prove...
Source: World of Psychology - July 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Staff Tags: Brain and Behavior Brain Blogger Industrial and Workplace Personality Publishers Research business Dyslexia dyslexic Entrepreneurs Source Type: blogs

Using Gt distribution parameters to predict executive functions in AHDH: Study consistent with Schneider & McGrew 2018 CHC update chapter
We present three examples.Gregory, Nettelbeck, and Wilson (2009) demonstrated that initial level of and rate of changes in inspection time might serve as an important biomarker of aging. Briefly, a biomarker for the aging process “is a biological parameter, like blood pressure or visual acuity that measures a basic biological process of ageing and predicts later functional capabilities more effectively than can chronological age . . . a valid biomarker should predict a range of important age-related outcomes including cogn itive functioning, everyday independence and mortality, in that order of salience” (p. 99...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - July 14, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: ADHD Cattell-Horn-Carroll CHC CHC theory executive function Gs Gt Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: July 14, 2018
Are you ready for this week’s Psychology Around the Net? We’ve got some pretty interesting updates in the mental health world for you this week! Keep reading for how one doctor believes we should change the conversation about mental illness, ways you can boost your productivity when that sweet summer sunshine keeps distracting you, the problem with studies claiming artists have higher rates of mental illness, and more. 15 Culture Perks to Boost Team Productivity During the Summer: Summer can cause us to get a bit restless in the work department. It’s nice out; we want to go play! However, there are some p...
Source: World of Psychology - July 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Creativity Industrial and Workplace Psychology Around the Net Research Technology Artists Productivity self-assessment Sex Addiction sexual disorder not otherwise specified study virtual reality WHO World Health Organization Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 14th July, 2018
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.----- Birthday NHS: A look back at its digital milestonesAs NHS celebrates its 70th birthday today, professor Daniel Ray, director of data at NHS Digital, reflects on the three major milestones in data and technology that have  impacted the health service...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - July 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

World Hepatitis Day
There are an estimated 300 million people worldwide who are unaware they are living with viral hepatitis. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognizes July 28 as World Hepatitis Day with the theme, “Find the Missing Millions.” Visit the World Hepatitis Day page to find statistics, join the effort to remain informed, and download campaign materials. Posters, logos, toolkits, and social media graphics are available for your use. (Source: BHIC)
Source: BHIC - July 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Public Health Source Type: blogs

Research into the mental health of prisoners, digested
By Christian Jarrett Around the world, more people than ever are locked up in prisons – estimated to be in excess of 11 million people, up by almost 20 per cent since the turn of the millennium (pdf). According to a recent House of Commons Briefing Paper the rate of increase is even higher than this in the UK where prison populations are at a record high. Many of these incarcerated individuals have intensifying mental health needs – for instance, the same briefing paper reports that UK rates of self-harm in prisoners were 25 per cent higher in 2015 than in 2014. Ahead of next week’s meeting of the Al...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - July 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Feature Forensic Mental health Source Type: blogs

What ’s Holding Radiology Research Back?
Although research is critical to promoting innovation in radiology, across North America the specialty has struggled to maintain a strong level of academic participation. TheCanadian Association of Radiologists Journalpublished a recent  studyfrom McMaster University that has pinpointed the factors that have deterred radiologists from engaging and conducting sufficient research.Radiology residents face numerous barriers when it comes to completing research, including lack of mentorship, time constraints, “personal disinterest, lack of program support, and little to no training in design and statistical analysis,...
Source: radRounds - July 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Family Caregivers: The Heart of Alzheimer's Care
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, in 2015 nearly 16 million family and other unpaid caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias provided an estimated 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care, a contribution to the nation valued at $221.3 billion. This is with caregiving being valued at only $12.25 per hour. Similar statistics are posted by the International Alliance of Carer Organizations, which tracks caregiving in countries around the world. Read the full article on HealthCentral about family caregivers - in their own words:  Purchase Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Per...
Source: Minding Our Elders - July 13, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

Philosophise this – psychology research by philosophers is robust and replicates better than other areas of psychology
Experimental philosophy or X-Phi takes the tools of contemporary psychology and applies them to unravelling how people think about major topics from Western philosophy By guest blogger Dan Jones Amid all the talk of a “replication crisis” in psychology, here’s a rare good news story – a new project has found that a sub-field of the discipline, known as “experimental philosophy” or X-phi, is producing results that are impressively robust. The current crisis in psychology was largely precipitated by a mass replication attempt published by the Open Science Collaboration (OSC) project i...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - July 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: guest blogger Methods Replications Source Type: blogs

Free Trade Agreements Don't Increase the Number of Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the recent winner of a Democratic primary for Congress in New York, argued that free-trade agreements (FTAs) have caused the number of refugees and asylum seekers to the United States to grow.   This is a somewhat common claim among somecritics of trade or FTAs in particular.  To test this claim, we gathered a list of all the FTAs that the United States has signed and how many asylum seekers and refugees they sent to the United States since the year 2000.   We combined all asylum seekers, affirmative and defensive, that were counted by the United Nation Human Rights Commission. ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - July 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Prescription drugs are killing students and the educational system
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 63,632 individuals died in 2016 as a result of drug overdose. Among these, 66 percent died from opioid overdose. The statistics are derived from in-depth research that was carried out by the research institute in 2016. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that cases of drug abuse are swiftly spreading geographically and increasing demographically. The research provokes worry since school-going teenagers have not been spared by the unfortunate trend. Increased use of drugs among the youth accounts for the increased rates of overdose in our education...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="" rel="tag" > Yasir Khan, MD < /a > Tags: Meds Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

New Research Reveals That Stress Kills More People Than A Car Accident
Conclusion Stress can be a deadly agent to the body causing several serious health issues. But the good news is, “the earlier you start controlling stress the better your health status will become.” You've read New Research Reveals That Stress Kills More People Than A Car Accident, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you've enjoyed this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. (Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement)
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel Moayanda Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement avoid stress emotional balance productivity tips ship your car Source Type: blogs

Practice or retest effects in measures of working memory capacity (Gwm): A meta-analysis
Retest effects in working memory capacity tests: A meta-analysisJana Scharfen, Katrin Jansen, Heinz Holling.Article link© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2018AbstractThe repeated administration of working memory capacity tests is common in clinical and research settings. For cognitive ability tests and different neuropsychological tests, meta-analyses have shown that they are prone to retest effects, which have to be accounted for when interpreting retest scores. Using a multilevel approach, this meta-analysis aims at showing the reproducibility of retest effects in working memory capacity tests for up to seven test adminis...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - July 8, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Gwm meta-analysis practice effects progressive error practice effects review Source Type: blogs