What's new in midwifery - 19th June 2019
Some things you might like to know about...StatisticsInfant mortality in England and Wales, for infants born in 2016Includes stillbirths and neonatal deaths.NewsExpress yourself! How the breast-pump revolution could ease maternal stress (Guardian)Acknowledgements: Embed Health Consortium Health Bulletin. (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - June 19, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Opportunity Zones: Big Win for Landowners
The Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created 8,700 “opportunity zones” across the country, which receive special capital gains tax breaks. O Zones have divided our cities and towns into winner and loser zones, while encouraging political corruption.O Zones are supposed to alleviate poverty, but the main beneficiaries are likely to be certain landowners within the politically chosen zones. When governments alter the profitability of parcels of land through taxes and regulations, changes in expected future returns are capitalized into current land prices. Markets are forward looking.News articles have hig...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - June 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Edwards Source Type: blogs

What your doctor may not know about cholesterol
Confusion over cholesterol issues is everywhere and shared by most people, including doctors. Unfortunately, it means that, by seeing your primary care doctor or even cardiologist, you are being advised with information that is superficial and largely ineffective while ignoring the MANY issues that really should be addressed to manage risk for cardiovascular disease. Admittedly, these are somewhat complicated issues and even I have been guilty at times of giving overlysimplistic answers. I’ll try to keep this as straightforward as possible, but it is a bit hairy. I blame this situation on the statin drug industry, as...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Cholesterol undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Will " Internet Addiction " Be Our Next " Crisis? "
This report from a respected media source can be expected to fuel more animated discussions about internet or social media addiction in the public square.As I pointed out in a  recent article at Reason.com, a meticulous examination of the evidence is crucial before concluding internet/social media addiction is an actual disorder. Such a determination may not just impact the fiscal stability of the health care system but, more importantly, may pose a potential threat to freedom of speec h. (Source: Cato-at-liberty)
Source: Cato-at-liberty - June 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jeffrey A. Singer Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, June 17th 2019
In this study, analysis of antioxidant defense was performed on the blood samples from 184 "aged" individuals aged 65-90+ years, and compared to the blood samples of 37 individuals just about at the beginning of aging, aged 55-59 years. Statistically significant decreases of Zn,Cu-superoxide dismutase (SOD-1), catalase (CAT), and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) activities were observed in elderly people in comparison with the control group. Moreover, an inverse correlation between the activities of SOD-1, CAT, and GSH-Px and the age of the examined persons was found. No age-related changes in glutathione reductas...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 16, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

AARP: A majority of Americans believe dietary supplements improve brain health, despite the lack of evidence
_____ New Report Discourages Adults From Using Brain Health Supplements (Prevention): “This morning, the Global Counsel on Brain Health released a report concluding that dietary supplements do not improve brain health or prevent cognitive decline, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease. The report, released by the AARP, flatly recommends that most consumers do not take supplements for this purpose. “The GCBH reviewed the scientific evidence on various supplements and determined it could not endorse any ingredient, production, or formulation designed for brain health,” the AARP said in a press release. Thi...
Source: SharpBrains - June 14, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Alzheimer’s Disease brain health cognitive decline dementia dietary supplements improve-brain-health prevent-cognitive-decline Vitamins Source Type: blogs

The Impact of the Media ’s Glamorization of Drug Abuse on Mental Health
You're reading The Impact of the Media’s Glamorization of Drug Abuse on Mental Health, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. We often hear about celebrities with addictions from various news outlets. Addiction and mental health issues can affect anyone. In fact, about 19% of all U.S. adults have dealt or are currently dealing with a mental illness, according to a national survey held by SAMHSA in 2017. The Role of Media in Drug Abuse It has been shown that the media contributes to the stigma of m...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NicoleClarke Tags: depression internet culture psychology self education self improvement celebrities with addictions celebrity overdoses role of media in drug abuse songs about drugs Source Type: blogs

Should The Experience of Sleep Apnea Treatment Be Like An Alien Attack?
Loud snoring ruins the lives of millions: the snorers’ as well as those who have to listen to it frequently. However, snoring isn’t just an annoyance. It can hint at a serious sleeping disorder: sleep apnea. Not only does the condition cause frustration in itself, but when looking at the comfort of it, its treatment could be compared to an attack of Aliens. How could digital health help patients who undergo sleep apnea treatment? Are there any ways to get rid of the Aliens? Almost 1 in 7 people have sleep apnea worldwide ‘Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone’, that&rs...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Empowered Patients Health Sensors & Trackers adherence health app patient engagement sleep sleep apnea sleep apnea treatment sleep app technology therapy Source Type: blogs

Most Comprehensive Review To Date Finds The Average Person ’s Reading Speed Is Slower Than Previously Thought
By Matthew Warren You should take just under two-and-a-half minutes to finish reading this blog post. That’s going by the findings of a new review, which has looked at almost 200 studies of reading rates published over the past century to come up with an overall estimate for how quickly we read. And it turns out that that rate is considerably slower than commonly thought. Of the various estimates of average reading speed bandied around over the years, one of the most commonly cited is 300 words per minute (wpm). However, a number of findings of slower reading rates challenge that statistic, notes Marc Brysbaert from ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - June 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Cognition Educational Reading Source Type: blogs

Pure-Vu GEN2 FDA Cleared to Clean Colons During Colonoscopy Exams
Motus GI, a company now headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has won FDA clearance for the latest version of its Pure-Vu colon cleansing system. Designed for use during colonoscopies, the system is designed to clear out debris left in the colon that can hinder proper visualization of potential polyps. Patients are advised to fast and follow a few guidelines prior to their colonoscopies, but too many fail to do so properly and even those that do are often left with a dirty colon. This can result in unnoticed polyps, cancelled and rescheduled procedures, delayed treatments, and frustrated physicians who are not able t...
Source: Medgadget - June 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: GI Source Type: blogs

Cellular Antioxidant Defenses Measured in Blood Samples Decline with Age
In this study, analysis of antioxidant defense was performed on the blood samples from 184 "aged" individuals aged 65-90+ years, and compared to the blood samples of 37 individuals just about at the beginning of aging, aged 55-59 years. Statistically significant decreases of Zn,Cu-superoxide dismutase (SOD-1), catalase (CAT), and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) activities were observed in elderly people in comparison with the control group. Moreover, an inverse correlation between the activities of SOD-1, CAT, and GSH-Px and the age of the examined persons was found. No age-related changes in glutathione reductas...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 12, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

How To Teach Kids (Digital) Health Literacy?
In a world of social companion robots, chatbots, or artificial intelligence buddies, adults have the responsibility to teach kids well how to live a healthy life with the available technologies, how to balance between the online and the offline world, how to keep their mental stability in the face of innovations. As it’s an awfully difficult job, we collected examples where digital health technology could help and in which areas should analog methods prevail. The land where kindergarteners play with the texture of raspberry When was the last time you paid attention to the crunching sounds while eating a raw ca...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers apps children cognitive health digital health digital literacy eating fitness health apps health literacy healthy eating healthy lifestyle Innovation kids mental health physical Source Type: blogs

Disrupting Nurse Call
Change is disrupting nurse call. After decades of slow incremental change, the pace of change is quickening. These changes impact provider organizations and manufacturers as nurse call is integrated with adjacent market point of care solutions and new technologies. The benefits will be substantial: improved HCAHPS scores, improved patient safety, shorter length of stay and greater staff productivity. Lagging providers and manufacturers will miss out on the benefits of these new capabilities. Let's look at the recent past of the nurse call market and where we might be going in 2019 and beyond. In this post we'll look at ...
Source: Medical Connectivity Consulting - June 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Tim Gee Tags: Nurse Call Strategy & Planning Source Type: blogs

Trial By Error: A Second Letter to LP Study ’ s Senior Author
By David Tuller, DrPH Alan Montgomery is a professor of medical statistics and clinical trials at the University of Nottingham’s School of Medicine. He is also the senior author of the Lightning Process study, which was published in 2017 in Archives of Disease in Childhood, a BMJ journal. I wrote him a letter in January […] (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - June 6, 2019 Category: Virology Authors: David Tuller Tags: David Tuller ME/CFS Source Type: blogs

Cannabis is medicine — don’t make it taste good
Most of the clinical fiascos I’ve seen and heard about associated with cannabis consumption have involved the use of cannabis edibles, going back to the days when two bohemian college roommates visited Amsterdam, took two “space cakes,” waited 30 minutes, took two more, and spent the next 20 hours clinging to each other and hiding in the closet. I asked, “How was Amsterdam?” In unison, they replied, “We don’t know.” I was surprised recently to be accused of “reefer madness” when I suggested, on Twitter, that cannabis shouldn’t be formulated into gummy bears ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Peter Grinspoon, MD Tags: Drugs and Supplements Health Marijuana Mental Health Safety Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 5th June 2019
Two weeks'worth of recent things.  StatisticsFemale genital mutilation, Jan - Mar 2019Maternity statistics, Feb 2019Quarterly conceptions to women aged under 18 years, England and Wales, Jan - Mar 2018Mental healthThe perinatal mental health (PMH) matrix: Improving the quality of care for women (NICE Blog)Global healthWhy Rohingya women risk dangerous home births in Bangladesh's refugee camps (The New Humanitarian)And alsoTaking the p***: the decline of the great British public toilet (Royal Society for Public Health) Acknowledgements, as ever to King's Fund Library, Embed Health Consortium. (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - June 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Geriatric Medicine Recertification Completed
I am happy to announce that I passed the test.  I am referring to the geriatrics examination given by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).  This means that I am recertified as a Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Medicine. Recertification is required every 10 years, and this was the third time I succeeded.  You would think it gets easier each time, but the opposite is true.  New drugs, new side effects, new theories of aging, and new statistics had me studying two hours each morning for a good five weeks prior to the exam.  The test itself was a full day, with subject matter that co...
Source: Jeffrey M. Levine MD | Geriatric Specialist | Wound Care | Pressure Ulcers - June 5, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Jeffrey Levine Tags: An Aging World Art & Medicine Featured Medical Articles Geriatric Medicine Long-Term Care geriatrics gerontology Healthcare Quality Improving Medical Care Jeff Levine MD Jeffrey M Levine MD Source Type: blogs

Is The ADHA Setting Us All Up For The Mother OF All Confusion On Medication Lists?
The release from the ADHA came out a few days ago:Engaging pharmacists to enhance medicines safety30 May 2019: The Pharmacist Shared Medicines List is a new feature coming to My Health Record that provides a complete view of a consumer ’s medicines, including non-prescription and over the counter products. The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s report Medicine Safety: Take Care cites some sobering statistics on medicines safety in Australia: 250,000 hospital admissions annually as a result of medication-related problems, at an annual cost of $1.4 billion. The good news is that half of these problems are thou...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - June 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Ban the Box and Statistical Discrimination
With 25 percent of the world ’s prison population, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. Over 600,000 people are released from American prisons each year and, sadly, about two-thirds of them will be rearrested within three years. Creating opportunities for people released from prison to rein tegrate into society has rightly become a key focus of criminal justice reformers.In recent years, “Ban The Box” policies and legislation, which require companies to delay asking whether job applicants have a criminal record until later in the hiring process, have become a popular po...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - June 4, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Peter Van Doren Source Type: blogs

Digital Skin Care: Top 8 Dermatology Apps
Each year 2-3 million non-melanoma and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occur globally according to statistics from the WHO. Thus, every tool has to be deployed for early detection and intervention. As smartphone penetration already reached the quarter of the Earth’s population, smartphone apps seem to be a viable way to go against skin conditions. Here, we collected the top dermatology apps to aid your digital skin care. As smartphones take over the world, dermatology apps multiply As technology continues to advance, so too does its accessibility to the general population. In 2013, only 56 percent of Americans ow...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Telemedicine & Smartphones dermatology Health Healthcare Innovation patient patient information skin smart health smart healthcare smartphone apps technology Source Type: blogs

Exploring Feeding/Swallowing Disorders Versus Eating Disorders in Children
What would you say if a graduate student or clinical fellow asked you to explain the difference between a feeding/swallowing disorder and an eating disorder for pediatric patients? As a pediatric feeding and swallowing specialists, I answer this question with, “It’s complicated.” Often, an overriding medical issue—such as gastrointestinal issues or poor oral strength and coordination due to prematurity—causes feeding and swallowing disorders. As medical issues resolve, feeding and swallowing issues can persist. And, over time, these issues could gradually change from medically based issues to...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - June 3, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Jennifer WIlson Tags: Health Care Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology Dysphagia eating disorders Feeding Disorders Social Media Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, June 3rd 2019
In conclusion, there is solid evidence that obesity deregulates cellular mechanisms related to nutrient sensing. Altered Intercellular Communication It is accepted that aging impacts the organism at the cellular level, but also decreases the capacity of cells of an organism to interact. During aging, there is a decreased communication at the neuronal, neuroendocrine, and endocrine levels. Two of the most compelling examples of impaired communication are inflammaging and immunosenescence. The inflammaging phenotype results in elevated cytokines. These cytokines can accelerate and propagate the aging process. T...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 2, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Does Obesity Literally Accelerate Aging?
In conclusion, there is solid evidence that obesity deregulates cellular mechanisms related to nutrient sensing. Altered Intercellular Communication It is accepted that aging impacts the organism at the cellular level, but also decreases the capacity of cells of an organism to interact. During aging, there is a decreased communication at the neuronal, neuroendocrine, and endocrine levels. Two of the most compelling examples of impaired communication are inflammaging and immunosenescence. The inflammaging phenotype results in elevated cytokines. These cytokines can accelerate and propagate the aging process. T...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 31, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Growing Beyond Labels: We are Not Simply a Disorder
Reliably, about once a month, I come across someone who believes that a person who’s been diagnosed with X, Y, or Z mental disorder has, in effect, a life-crippling disability. Somehow they got a hold of the diagnostic manual of mental disorders or read some symptoms or an article or two online, and suddenly they feel like they know everything about a condition. If a person has a disorder like depression, they believe that they know everything they need to know about that person. When I was seeing patients back in graduate school, I sometimes looked at some of them that way too. But in the intervening 20+ years, I&rs...
Source: World of Psychology - May 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: General Policy and Advocacy Psychiatry Psychology destigmatization identity Label Mental Health Stereotypes Source Type: blogs

Predictions and Parachutes
By SAURABH JHA, MD What does it take to create a decision rule? In this episode of Radiology Firing Line podcast Saurabh Jha (@RogueRad) has a discussion with Robert W. Yeh MD MBA about the deep thought and complex statistics involved in creating a decision rule to guide therapy which have narrow risk-benefit calculus, specifically a rule for how long patients should continue dual anti-platelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention. They also discuss the motivation behind the legendary, and satirical, parachute RCT published in the recent Christmas edition of the BMJ, which delighted satirists all over the wo...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Medical Practice Radiology Firing Line Podcasts RogueRad @roguerad decision rule Robert Yeh Saurabh Jha Source Type: blogs

Hearing Loss and Tau Levels in Alzheimer's Disease
There is a correlation between hearing loss and progression of dementia via conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. It remains an open question as to the direction of causation in this relationship - or indeed whether there is little to no causation, and this is a case of two independent manifestations of the same underlying process of damage and dysfunction. Many aspects of aging are correlated simply because aging is, at root, caused by the accumulation of a small number of forms of cell and tissue damage. If a greater degree of any one type of damage is present, then all of the consequences of that damage will tend to b...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 31, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Link Between Teens ’ Time On Digital Devices And Lower Wellbeing Is “Too Small To Merit Substantial Scientific Discussion”
By Christian Jarrett My friends and I would often be so hooked on the latest Sega Mega Drive video game that we’d play all day long, breaking only for munchies or when nature called. Our parents would urge (plead with) us to get outside, especially when it was sunny. “The fresh air and exercise will do you good”, they would say, or similar. Fast forward to now, and the anxiety over all the time that children and young people spend in front of screens, be it playing video games, watching TV or using social media, has of course only intensified. Surely it can’t be mentally or physically healthy, can i...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - May 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Mental health Technology Source Type: blogs

Understanding Machine Learning And Deep Learning In Medicine
Algorithms, datasets, machine learning, deep learning, cognitive computing, big data, and artificial intelligence: IT expressions that took over the language of 21st-century healthcare with surprising force. If medical professionals want to get ahead of the curve, they rather get familiarized with the basics of A.I. and have an idea of what medical problems they aim to solve. So, let’s take a closer look at machine learning and deep learning in medicine. The ante-room of artificial intelligence The term “artificial intelligence” might be misleading as due to the overuse of the expression, its meanin...
Source: The Medical Futurist - May 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Future of Medicine AI algorithm deep learning Health Healthcare Innovation machine learning smart smart algorithm smart health technology Source Type: blogs

State of Cloud Cybersecurity
Long-time readers of Healthcare IT Today will know that we love good infographics here at the office. There is nothing better than interesting statistics delivered in a compact, visually appealing format. The Center for Connected Medicine (CCM), based in Pittsburgh and part of UPMC, recently released a “State of Cloud Cybersecurity in Health Care” infographic […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy CCM Center for Connected Medicine cloud cyber security Data Breach Healthcare Data Security Source Type: blogs

Cloud Computing for Clinical Trial Data: Interview with Jackie Kent, SVP and Head of Product, Medidata
Medidata offers data collection, analysis, and presentation services for clinical trials through its cloud computing AI platform. The aim of the system is to reduce the workload involved in data handling and analysis. This can be considerable in clinical trials, where enormous amounts of data are generated from diverse clinical sites, making the resulting datasets challenging to assemble, analyze, and organize. Medidata offers a secure centralized platform to collect and store such data, and also provides a data analysis and presentation service so that customers can see how the trial is progressing without having to crunc...
Source: Medgadget - May 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Exclusive Informatics Source Type: blogs

Inside Schizophrenia: What is Schizophrenia?
    What is schizophrenia? From pop culture’s view to Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, view of herself to a leading mental health doctor and professor’s view. What are the actual symptoms? What is the difference between a hallucination and delusion? What is it like to experience one? How do you manage it? How is social media changing the way it is viewed? In this first episode of Inside Schizophrenia, Rachel and co-host Gabe Howard with special guest Dr. Ali Mattu explore this often misrepresented mental illness. Highlights From ‘Schizophrenia’ Episode [00:40] Would you th...
Source: World of Psychology - May 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Inside Schizophrenia Peer Support Self-Help Source Type: blogs

“ What if I just ignore my SIBO? ”
By just engaging in the basic strategies in the Wheat Belly Total Health, Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, or Undoctored programs, many mild cases of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO, reverse. These efforts thereby restore your ability to ingest prebiotic fibers without diarrhea, bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort, joint pain, and dark emotional feelings. Many people thereby are relieved of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, fibromyalgia, or restless leg syndrome, or have greater power in reversing autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Unfortunately, not everybody enjoys reversal of SIBO with our b...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 27, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: SIBO grain-free probiotic undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Change and the Case for Being a Medical Conservative:
When my favorite podcaster, the economist Tyler Cowan, asked Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel what nonobvious advice he would give to medical students today, the answer surprised me. The famous bioethicist said:  I do think that this is probably the most exciting time in American medicine in a century, since really about 1910, 1920. And it causes a lot of anxiety for people, so I want to be sympathetic to that…. …We would prefer no change. But I do think, if you can go with the change, this is a super exciting time when lots of things are changing, and you can have a real positive impact in shaping the ...
Source: Dr John M - May 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr John Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, May 27th 2019
In this study, we found that cofilin competes with tau for direct microtubule binding in vitro, in cells, and in vivo, which inhibits tau-induced microtubule assembly. Genetic reduction of cofilin mitigates tauopathy and synaptic defects in Tau-P301S mice and movement deficits in tau transgenic C. elegans. The pathogenic effects of cofilin are selectively mediated by activated cofilin, as active but not inactive cofilin selectively interacts with tubulin, destabilizes microtubules, and promotes tauopathy. These results therefore indicate that activated cofilin plays an essential intermediary role in neurotoxic signaling th...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 26, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Join Experts, Activists and Philanthropists in the Call for Mental Health: Time to Act
There is no happiness or health without mental health for all. The International Foundation of Research and Education (iFred) and Founder Kathryn Goetzke, hosted ‘The Future of Health’ for the first ever World Happiness Virtual Agora. The event brought together leading scientists, educators, innovators, technologists, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and youth to share why and how mental health must be addressed today. The talks were compelling and full of action steps you, as someone who cares about mental health, can take now to create action and movement in your community. Check out the latest statistics, tr...
Source: World of Psychology - May 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kathryn Goetzke Tags: Inspiration & Hope Source Type: blogs

A man in his sixties with chest pain at midnight with undetectable troponin
Written by Pendell MeyersA male in his 60s with no known past medical history presented at midnight with chest pain over the past 3 hours. The pain started just after eating, and at first he thought it was " reflux, " however he decided to call 911 after a few hours when it did not improve.Here is his presenting ECG:What do you think?Here are the relevant findings:Slight STE in V12.5 mm STE in V2Slight STD in V4-V6Definite STD in II, III, and aVFHyperacute T-waves in V2, and likely also in aVLThese findings are highly specific for LAD occlusion. We have many cases of this pattern on this blog, involving STE and h...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - May 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pendell Source Type: blogs

Can Digital Health Go Off-Grid And Still Save Lives?
What would you do without your smartphone or laptop for a week? Some cannot even imagine putting them down for a second, not thinking much of the vulnerability of our entire digital existence. What if a hurricane destroys the electric grid? What if power supplies will get cut off by unstoppable rain? What about a future dystopic scenario with our traditional energy sources depleted due to overconsumption? And what if we just look at less fortunate parts of the world where stable electricity service is a rare treasure? We collected some examples of how medicine could become more independent from the traditional electricity ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - May 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Africa asia Caribbean development digital digital health Healthcare smartphone solar sustainability technology Source Type: blogs

Meet Debara Tucci, Incoming Director of NIDCD
The recently appointed director of NIDCD brings an extensive research background in hearing loss, ear disease, and cochlear implantation—and an enthusiasm for addressing barriers to hearing health care. Interview by Jillian Kornak The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently named Debara L. Tucci the next director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), replacing acting director Judith Cooper. Tucci will leave her position as professor of surgery in the Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences at Duke University Medical Center, where she has served on...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - May 24, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Jillian Kornak Tags: Academia & Research Audiology Health Care News Private Practice Schools Slider Aging and Hearing Loss audiologist hearing health care public health Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Mental Health Info – Telling Fact from Fiction
 Being hospitalized for any reason is never a fun time, but there are some instances where it can be a harrowing experience. This is especially true for psychiatric patients, who are already in a crisis even before being plunged into the hospital atmosphere, which can overwhelm them. This disconnect between patients and hospital staff has long been an issue. Today’s guest shares some insights on her work to improve this relationship.   Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest John M. Grohol, Psy.D. is the founder & CEO of PsychCentral.com, a mental health a...
Source: World of Psychology - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Show Tags: General Research The Psych Central Show Dr John Grohol Gabe Howard Internet Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs

Considering the Experience of Being One of the Last Mortals
With the development of rejuvenation therapies underway, and accelerating, somewhere ahead lies a dividing line. Some people will be the last to age to death, too comprehensively damaged for the technologies of the time to recover. Everyone else will live indefinitely in youth and health, protected from aging by periodic repair of the underlying cell and tissue damage that causes dysfunction and disease. Where is that dividing line? No one can say in certainty. I look at the children of today, with long lives ahead of them, and find it hard to believe that in a hundred years the problem won't be solved well in time for the...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 22, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Of Interest Source Type: blogs

Environmental Effects on the Mind and Body:  Depression Relief
Nature is an important aspect of our daily lives that is too often taken for granted. Now, in our technologically-driven society, we are often shut away from nature, and the times that we are out in nature, we are unable to appreciate it in its entire splendor. It is hard to truly separate yourself from the rest of the world, considering we are always “on”, but the effects of doing so prove beneficial to your general well-being and emotional clarity. “[We] are all a part of nature. We are born in nature; our bodies are formed of nature; we live by the rules of nature,” writes Wesley P. Sc...
Source: World of Psychology - May 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Taylor Bourassa Tags: Brain and Behavior Depression General Research Sunlight Vitamin D Source Type: blogs

Should Cities Spend More on Transit?
Transit ridership is plummeting almost everywhere, yet officials in many cities are still devising hugely expensive plans for transit projects. One such city is Austin, whose leaders are talking about spending between$6 billion and $10.5 billion on new transit lines (and the final cost always ends up being more than the projections).The need for these plans is contradicted by the rapid decline in transit ridership in Austin. Census data show that, despite a 59 percent increase in the number of workers in the last decade, the number of Austin-area employees who rely on transit to get to work has declined by more than 10 per...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 21, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Randal O ' Toole Source Type: blogs

Professor Tim Wu Makes The Case Against Antitrust Policy
It is common to hear proponents of antitrust action against big tech firms talk up the potential for  future harms to consumers from sustained dominance by Facebook, Google, and Amazon. In her influential“Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox,” lawyer Lina Khan argued that “the current market is not always a good indication of competitive harm” and that antitrust authorities should “ask what the future market will look like.” This sentiment was recently echoed by economist Jason Furman ina digital competition review for the UK government.One of the best cases against such an ap...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Bourne Source Type: blogs

Self-management: What do we think about it?
Self-management is all about the person living with their chronic health problem, learning how to maximise their wellbeing and limit the impact of their health problem on their life. The words might be well-known – but how self-management is best carried out, by whom, and when is a vexed question. I stumbled upon a study carried out by Van Wely, Boiten, Verhoef, Eijckelhof, Van Hooft, Van Staa et al (2019) where, using Q-methodology (more about this shortly), they examined the beliefs about self-management of a group of Dutch physiotherapists. First of all, why is this something to blog about on a blog about p...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - May 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: BronnieLennoxThompson Tags: Chronic pain Coping Skills Coping strategies Professional topics Research Science in practice independence living well persistent pain Resilience self management Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, May 20th 2019
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! - May 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Trump ’s Latest Plan Shows That the Pro-Immigrant Side Is Winning
In conclusion, this proposal does nothing to address other important immigration reforms, includingthe 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States,the “dreamer” population, or theinadequate lesser-skilled guest worker programs. While it leaves out a lot and makes some big mistakes, the president is giving up an important talking point with his latest plan: that there are just too many immigrants coming to this country. That ’s a win for the pro-immigrant side. (Source: Cato-at-liberty)
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: David Bier Source Type: blogs

Artificial Intelligence to Speed up Alzheimer ’s Disease Research
Researchers from UC Davis and UC San Francisco have developed a new artificial intelligence tool to scale up Alzheimer’s research. They have created a deep learning system to identify amyloid plaques in brain slices of patients, spotting specific subtypes of Alzheimer’s disease, in the process enabling precision medicine and faster research. The team used a database of example images to train their machine learning algorithm to identify different types of brain changes seen in Alzheimer’s diseases. This includes discriminating between so-called cored and diffuse plaques, and identifying abnormalities in b...
Source: Medgadget - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Siavash Parkhideh Tags: Informatics Neurology Pathology Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Poor Sense of Smell Correlates with Increased Mortality in Older Individuals
It is quite easy to find correlations between the many varied aspects of aging. People age at different rates, largely due to differences in lifestyle choices: exercise, calorie intake, smoking, and so forth. Genetics are less of an influence. While there is tremendous interest in the genetics of aging, I have to think that this is something of a case of a hammer in search of a nail. This is an era of genetic technologies and genetic data, in which the cost of the tools has fallen so low and the scope of the capabilities has expanded so greatly that everyone is tempted to use it in every possible circumstance. Yet outside ...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 16, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

DC Vouchers: Bang for the Buck
Standardized test scores aren ’t what they used to be. FromA Nation at Risk in 1983 toCommon Core around 2010, they were close to exclusively how we assessed whether students and schools were succeeding. But over the years the monomaniacal focus on test scores increasingly grated on schools and families, and with the Common Core threatening to put everyone on the road to the exact same standards and tests, there was a political revolt. At about the same time an empirical revolt was brewing,withincreasingevidence that schools ’ test scores may not correlate all that well with other important outcomes, ranging fr...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Neal McCluskey Source Type: blogs