Teaching young children about the existence and acceptance of LGBTQ people [PODCAST]
“Even though there has been a lot of progress, LGBTQ youth are still struggling with discrimination. I am disheartened that 40 percent of LGBTQ youth surveyed by the Trevor project in 2020 seriously considered suicide in the previous 12 months, and the amount of LGBTQ youth reaching out to the Trevor project crisis centers hasRead more …Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - June 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/the-podcast-by-kevinmd" rel="tag" > The Podcast by KevinMD < /a > < /span > Tags: Podcast Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, June 7th 2021
Fight Aging! publishes news and commentary relevant to the goal of ending all age-related disease, to be achieved by bringing the mechanisms of aging under the control of modern medicine. This weekly newsletter is sent to thousands of interested subscribers. To subscribe or unsubscribe from the newsletter, please visit: https://www.fightaging.org/newsletter/ Longevity Industry Consulting Services Reason, the founder of Fight Aging! and Repair Biotechnologies, offers strategic consulting services to investors, entrepreneurs, and others interested in the longevity industry and its complexities. To find out m...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 6, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Oisin Biotechnologies Seeks to Treat Chronic Kidney Disease with Senolytic Suicide Gene Therapy
Oisin Biotechnologies is one of the older startup biotech companies in the still young and growing longevity industry. The company develops a programmable suicide gene therapy platform, initially targeted at the selective destruction of senescent cells and cancerous cells. Of interest in a recent press release regarding funding is the note that their senolytic program will be used to treat chronic kidney disease. Other groups are running human trials of the dasatinib and quercetin combination as a treatment for chronic kidney disease. Positive data there will help Oisin Biotechnologies, in the sense that it will further va...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 3, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Does the DEA Have to Allow Psilocybin Access for Terminally Ill Patients?
Trevor BurrusA case at the Ninth Circuit is seeking to compel the DEA to allow psilocybin (magic mushrooms) use by terminally ill patients. The case,Advanced Integrative Medical Science Institute v. DEA, has been brought by a research institute, a doctor, and two terminal cancer patients who wish to use psilocybin.A lot has changed in psilocybin research in recent years. In 2018 and 2019, the FDAdesignated two psilocybin trials as “breakthrough therapies” for treating severe depression.Breakthrough ‐​therapy status can be granted by the FDA when a new drug shows significant improvement over c...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 28, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Trevor Burrus Source Type: blogs

Doctors ’ dirty little secrets
Doctors have a few dirty little secrets. We have the highest rates of suicide amongst all professions and are in desperate need of mental health reform. For those who don’t know what it’s like to work in this area, it can be difficult to understand the pressures that doctors face daily. Doctors live their livesRead more …Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/tomi-mitchell" rel="tag" > Tomi Mitchell, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Primary Care Source Type: blogs

Egalitarians Are Better At Detecting Inequality — But Only When It Affects Socially Disadvantaged Groups
By Emily Reynolds There is ample evidence that inequality exists — in the UK alone, one study suggested, the richest 1% have a quarter of the country’s wealth, and marginalised groups experience inequality in relation to work, education, living standards, healthcare and more. However, not everyone is attentive to inequality. While some are keenly focused on its causes and its solutions, others believe it’s simply not important, or at the very least that it’s exaggerated. So what determines whether we pay attention to inequality? A new study, published in PNAS, argues that our ideologic...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - May 21, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Social Source Type: blogs

Preserving Medical Student Mental Health
This episode addresses mental health, burnout, depression, and suicide. If you or a loved one is in distress, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential support online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org or over the phone at 1-800-273-8255. On this episode of the Academic Medicine Podcast, hosts Toni Gallo and associate editor Dr. John Coverdale and guests Drs. ... (Source: Academic Medicine Blog)
Source: Academic Medicine Blog - May 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Guest Author Tags: Audio Featured Guest Perspective Academic Medicine podcast burnout distress medical education medical students mental health resilience Source Type: blogs

Suicide is never the answer, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic
The pandemic has not been kind to mental health. We ’re all feeling the impact of the last year and all that changed in how we live our lives. While rates of anxiety and depression in the U.S. jumped as people isolated themselves from friends and family to stay safe from COVID-19, there is at leastRead more …Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/erik-vanderlip" rel="tag" > Erik Vanderlip, MD, MPH < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Mobile health Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

How switching to psychiatry made me understand suicide far better [PODCAST]
“I realized that training in psychiatry would give me the opportunity to understand suicide far better, and hopefully allow me to make a difference at an earlier stage. My exposure to psychiatry in medical school was clearly not enough. I was ill-equipped to fully grasp when individuals begin to have thoughts of suicide and whenRead more …Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 15, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/the-podcast-by-kevinmd" rel="tag" > The Podcast by KevinMD < /a > < /span > Tags: Podcast Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, May 10th 2021
This study suggests that some of those changes contribute to age-related hypertension, providing yet another reason to put resources into the near term development of therapies that can reverse the aging of the gut microbiome, such as flagellin vaccination or fecal microbiota transplantation. "Previous studies from our lab have shown that the composition of the gut microbiota in animal models of hypertension, such as the SHRSP (spontaneously hypertensive stroke-prone) rat model, is different from that in animals with normal blood pressure. Further, transplanting dysbiotic gut microbiota from a hypertensive an...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 9, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Depression: Five Throw-Away Journal Ideas You Write in Secret
Sometimes the best kind of journal is the one that you shred, light on fire, then cast its ashes to the wind.Last January, I woke up severely depressed one morning. At first, I didn ’t realize what was happening. I just knew that I had no will to move, no will to eat, no will to do anything.I felt interred with heavy, suffocating sadness.Mmm, that sounds rather dramatic, doesn ’t it?The moment I realized I was depressed, I grabbed my iPhone and began dictating a blog entry to Siri as a coping strategy. However, it was all in the same vein as that emo sentence above —nice and juicy with just the right amou...
Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - May 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depression Goodreads Writing Source Type: blogs

Michael Greve Announces a New €300 Million Fund for Investment in Rejuvenation Biotechnology Startups
Michael Greve, you might recall, is a strong supporter of the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) rejuvenation biotechnology approach to aging, first put forward twenty years ago by Aubrey de Grey and collaborators. Five years ago Michael Greve pledged $10 million to be split between SENS-focused research and investment in startup companies arising from that research. His venture firm, Kizoo Technology Ventures, has invested in companies that are developing potential rejuvenation therapies, such as the cross-link breaking enzymes of Revel Pharmaceuticals, and the senolytic suicide gene therapy of Oisin B...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 6, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Longevity Industry Source Type: blogs

Doctors ’ mental health: Don’t wait until it’s too late
One of our most talented residents committed suicide during my psychiatric training. I remember relaxing with him in a VA hospital call room several months before his death, laughing together at some of the idiosyncrasies of our unit attending. He opened up to me about his doubt in his choice in psychiatry and how he […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jennifer-reid" rel="tag" > Jennifer Reid, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Reading Our Minds: New book issues strong call to action to modernize psychiatry
The Rise of Big Data Psychiatry (The Wall Street Journal): As a physician, I need to figure out three things when a new patient walks into my office: what their life is typically like, what has changed that made them seek treatment and what I can do to help them. It’s a complex problem, and most fields of medicine approach it by taking measurements. If I were a cardiologist evaluating a patient’s chest pain, for instance, I would speak with the patient, but then I would listen to their heart and measure their pulse and blood pressure. I might order an electrocardiogram or a cardiac stress test, tools that weren...
Source: SharpBrains - May 4, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Brain/ Mental Health Technology & Innovation big data Big Data Psychiatry clinical decision tools machine-learning neural networks neurotechnologies Neurotechnology suicidal thoughts Twitter Source Type: blogs

PROP ’s Disproportionate Influence on U.S. Opioid Policy: The Harms of Intended Consequences
ConclusionDespite being turned back from an effort to bluntly reduce opioid prescribing by the FDA in 2013 based on a lack of scientific evidence for its position (17,18), PROP has had a disproportionate effect on opioid policy in the Untied States for almost a decade. PROP found a willing federal regulatory partner in the CDC, and while PROP may not have “secretly written” the 2016 CDC Pain Guidelines (75), they certainly enjoyed disproportionate representation on CDC’s review panels and Core Expert Group (23-25) in a process that lacked transparency (22, 23, 26, 27). When the CDC admitted that its Pain ...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - May 3, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Tags: CDC health policy kollas opioids pain prop Source Type: blogs

How Anti ‐​Immigrant and Anti‐​Gun Advocates Make the Same Bad Arguments
Trevor BurrusThe Biden administration has made priorities of both immigration reform and gun control, the latter being given particular salience by recent mass shootings in Atlanta, Boulder, and Indianapolis. Yet if those in the administration want to make better policy in both areas, they should realize that bad arguments against immigration —ones often used by the previous administration—are very similar to bad arguments for gun control.First, both argue anecdotally from the most recent incident and ignore broader data. In the previous administration, Trump and his conservative supporters latched on to specif...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 3, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Trevor Burrus Source Type: blogs

A step forward: a way to advance the mental health of health care professionals
On April 26, 2020, the nation was shocked by the suicide of Dr. Lorna Breen, a New York City emergency physician who was recovering from COVID-19 in Virginia. Dr. Breen is one of an unknown number of health care professionals who have experienced mental illness or taken their lives over the past year. Although this […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 1, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/mattie-renn-thomas-pak-and-corey-feist" rel="tag" > Mattie Renn, Thomas Pak, and Corey Feist, JD, MBA < /a > < /span > Tags: Policy Psychiatry Public Health & Source Type: blogs

Addressing the Crisis of Black Youth Suicide
In this message for National Suicide Prevention Month, Dr. Gordon describes NIMH ’ s efforts to address the rising rates of suicide in the U.S. among Black youth. (Source: NIMH Directors Blog)
Source: NIMH Directors Blog - May 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: blogs

Suicide Deaths Are a Major Component of the Opioid Crisis that Must Be Addressed
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In observance, Dr. Gordon has partnered with Dr. Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), to highlight a dimension of the opioid crisis that receives too little attention — the links between opioid use, opioid use disorder, and suicide. (Source: NIMH Directors Blog)
Source: NIMH Directors Blog - May 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 vaccines and the LGBTQ+ community
I have a confession: in late 2020, when the first COVID-19 vaccines were approved by the FDA, I was hesitant to get one myself. Despite working in public health and believing strongly in vaccines to keep our community healthy, I was anxious about putting something in my body that seemed so new. I thought: “What if the vaccine is dangerous?” “What about long-term side effects?” I am part of the LGBTQ+ community. Our history may help explain why I hesitated. Are LGBTQ+ people more hesitant to get the vaccine? In March a New York Times article reported that LGBTQ+ people are more hesitant to get the CO...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sabra L. Katz-Wise, PhD Tags: Coronavirus and COVID-19 Health Health care disparities LGBTQ Vaccines Source Type: blogs

Physician suicide: We need safe spaces to talk about it [PODCAST]
“Suicide is a path, whether fast or slow, that a person chooses to take because of their own reasons. We certainly can never predict suicide or truly understand it. But with that said, every time it happens, it is a tragic loss of life that time can and will never heal. We must do more […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/the-podcast-by-kevinmd" rel="tag" > The Podcast by KevinMD < /a > < /span > Tags: Podcast Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Save the savers: I ’m so tired of physician suicide
This beautiful man lost his life to suicide recently. He was an emergency physician and an incredible advocate for LGBTQIA health care. He was funny and bright. He posted almost daily with funny quips, stories from the ER and support for his colleagues. He was a shining star in our specialty, and now he’s gone. […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/chelsea-bonfiglio" rel="tag" > Chelsea Bonfiglio, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Emergency Medicine Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Dah Poleez
What do they actually do?Here is an informative article from the New HavenIndependent. They got a record of all the dispatch reports in New Haven for a two year period. These include dispatches in response to 9-1-1 calls, non-emergency calls from citizens, and police-initiated actions such as traffic stops. Only 4.4% involved any form of violence.  The most frequent reason was for burglary alarm activation. Unfortunately the data doesn't specify how many of these were false, but I'm guessing it's a lot. Anyway that was less than 8% of calls. It seems that is within the common perception of what ought to be a poli...
Source: Stayin' Alive - April 19, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Could COVID-19 infection be responsible for your depressed mood or anxiety?
Doctors told you that your COVID-19 virus infection cleared months ago. However, even though you no longer struggle to breathe, and your oxygen levels have returned to normal, something doesn’t feel right. In addition to constant headaches, you find yourself struggling with seemingly easy tasks. The fatigue you experience makes moving from the bed to the kitchen feel like an accomplishment. But most troubling for you is a feeling of dread, a nervousness so severe you can feel your heart pounding. Constant worries now keep you from sleeping at night. What are the mental health effects of COVID-19? We are still learnin...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Collier, MD, MPH Tags: Behavioral Health Coronavirus and COVID-19 Mental Health Prevention Stress Source Type: blogs

Dying with Dignity: The Role of Dignity in the Irish Constitution and its Implications for the Prohibition of Assisted Suicide
April Duff (UCD Sutherland), Dying with Dignity: The Role of Dignity in the Irish Constitution and its Implications for the Prohibition of Assisted Suicide, UCD Working Papers in L., Crim.,& Socio-Legal Studies Research Paper No. 8/2021: ‘As there is... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - April 16, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

Anti-Asian racism: Breaking through stereotypes and silence
Like the rest of the country, I awoke on Wednesday, March 17 to the horrific news of a mass shooting in Atlanta that killed eight people. Six were Asian women, ranging in age from 44 to 74. I immediately went numb. Lulu Wang, the Chinese American filmmaker and director of The Farewell, gave voice to my pain on social media: “I know these women. The ones working themselves to the bone to send their kids to school, to send money back home.” The fact is, I’ve been in a state of numbness for much of the past year. On top of the unprecedented strains that COVID-19 has placed on all of us, Asian Americans like ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Chen, MD, MPH Tags: Adolescent health Children's Health Coronavirus and COVID-19 Mental Health Parenting Relationships Safety Source Type: blogs

Suicide Screening and Surveillance of Students, Discrimination, and Privacy: The Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act
Nicholas D. Lawson (Georgetown University), Suicide Screening and Surveillance of Students, Discrimination, and Privacy: The Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act, J. L.& Ed. (2021): The Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act (GLS) was first enacted in 2004 for the purposes... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - April 13, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

Misguided Opioid Narrative Takes On More Water
Jeffrey A. SingerThe seemingly unsinkable prevailing narrative that the opioid overdose crisis was caused by health care practitioners ‘hooking” their pain patients on opioids just took on more water.Researchers in the surgery departments at Case Western Reserve University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and American University of Antigua College of Medicine expected that opioids used to manage pain in trauma patients would lead to a  higher rate of injury‐​related deaths—including the subcategories of suicide, homicide, and “unintentional deaths” (a leading cause of which is dr...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - April 6, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jeffrey A. Singer Source Type: blogs

Preventing suicide in England: fifth progress report of the cross-government outcomes strategy to save lives
This report details the steps taken to reduce deaths by suicide since 2019. It sets out the data and evidence on suicide and self-harm; the progress made against existing commitments designed to prevent suicides and self-harm; and further actions for government and its agencies, particularly in the context of Covid-19.Report (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - March 29, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Mental health Public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

Some specific thoughts on gun safety
Thanks for the comments on the previous post.  That most of the media and political attention goes to the occasional mass shootings, while the daily toll of smaller scale incidents that account for the vast majority of firearm injuries and deaths is mostly ignored should not be surprising. It's front page news, sometimes for days, when an airliner goes down and a hundred people or more die, but the daily toll of motor vehicle deaths and injuries, which is a couple of orders of magnitude greater over time, is scarcely news at all. This is in part because of the sheer scale of the mass  catastrophe events, and...
Source: Stayin' Alive - March 26, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Is Health IT a Contributor to or a Solution for Staff Burnout? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 58
For the 58th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about burnout and health IT’s role in staff burnout.  We all know that burnout has become a major issue in healthcare.  Far too often we’re hearing of physician suicides and many doctors leaving their jobs because they’re burnt out.  Plus, COVID has added another […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Hospital - Health System LTPAC Gabe Charbonneau Health IT Podcasts Healthcare Burnout Healthcare Podcasts Physicia Source Type: blogs

Duchess vs. doctor: Why Meghan Markle ’s mental health matters to me
Whether you like her or not, Meghan is speaking openly about suicide. For that, I am thankful. In her interview with Oprah, The Duchess of Sussex shared her  suicidal thoughts—and how she was obstructed from mental health care, told to “tough it out” and keep smiling. The Duchess needed a doctor. Yet doctors are reported to […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/pamela-wible" rel="tag" > Pamela Wible, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Physician suicide: We need safe spaces to talk about it
Three years ago, I met Dr. Boyce Fish*, the ER physician revived after suicide. I also met Rachel Dawson, wife of Dr. Chris Dawson who killed himself and his two children. We all sat in red ballroom chairs in a room with nothing in it, but it felt full. All the lights were dim, and […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/ton-la-jr" rel="tag" > Ton La, Jr., JD < /a > < /span > Tags: Education Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

What Remains of Edith Finch? - A Video Game Review
by Matthew Tyler (@PalliDad)Fortunately for me, the pandemic has not interfered with my life-long hobby: video games. I finally got around to playingWhat Remains of Edith Finch, a game that received high praise for its short but engrossing Lovecraftian-esque narrative. What I experienced was a surprisingly insightful exploration of humanity ’s relationship with death.Coincidentally, I had just readBJ Miller ’s opinion piece “What is Death?” in The New York Times and was struck by the parallels between it and What Remains. This game illustrates how one may “fold death into our lives,” and...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - March 15, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Tags: game Tyler video games Source Type: blogs

Be the Man
In January 2020, just as there were concerns being raised about an emerging viral pandemic that would ultimately shred so many lives, we, The Tyrannochorus choir, were rehearsing hard for a couple of big concerts we had been planning for months. They were the “Love Concerts”. Songs about love and faith in humanity. Ultimately, we raised several thousand pounds for a couple of major charities with the pair of events. Anyway, I was in my usual bass/baritone sometimes tenor slot for most of the songs we would sing but was accompanying on guitar on one tune and singing the lead solo on The Young ‘uns song Be ...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - March 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Music Source Type: blogs

Is crying good for you?
It’s safe to say that 2020 gave us more than enough to cry about. Yet even prior to last year, it seems that we were crying fairly often. Researchers note that, on average, American women cry 3.5 times each month, while American men cry about 1.9 times each month. These figures may take some of us by surprise, especially as our society has often looked at crying — particularly by men — as a sign of weakness and lack of emotional stamina. Health benefits of crying As a phenomenon that is unique to humans, crying is a natural response to a range of emotions, from deep sadness and grief to extreme happiness ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Leo Newhouse, LICSW Tags: Coronavirus and COVID-19 Mental Health Stress Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: A problematic passage
I don't know for sure, but I have to think that Deuteronomy 30 has been an inspiration, and perhaps cited as a justification, for Zionism. It explicitly predicts the return of the Israelites from diaspora to the promised land. However, in historical fact the diaspora did not happen because of apostasy, as the previous curses predicted. On the contrary, it resulted from a failed result against Roman rule in 67 CE, that culminated in the sack of Jerusalem and destruction of the temple in 70. This is remembered as a heroic collective act with a tragic outcome, the central symbol being the mass suicide at Masada, although...
Source: Stayin' Alive - February 28, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Seeking solace, finding resilience in a pandemic
In times like these, it can feel wrong to feel happy. There is so much suffering in the world that appreciating the goodness that still exists can seem unempathic, if not altogether futile. A landmark study on happiness often mentioned at dinner parties and social gatherings (when we had those things) considered how people react to intense, sudden changes to their circumstances. The researchers found that people who had recently won the lottery were no happier after some time had passed than people who had experienced severe trauma that paralyzed their lower bodies. It’s a testament to stubbornness as our common lot ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam P. Stern, MD Tags: Behavioral Health Coronavirus and COVID-19 Mental Health Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, February 22nd 2021
In conclusion, long term LRIC could decrease blood pressure and ameliorate vascular remodeling via inflammation regulation. The Damage of a Heart Attack Causes the Immune System to Overreact https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2021/02/the-damage-of-a-heart-attack-causes-the-immune-system-to-overreact/ Researchers here note a mechanism that causes T cells of the adaptive immune system to spur chronic inflammation and tissue damage following a heart attack. As the researchers note, not all inflammation is the same. Some is maladaptive, and this is particularly the case in older individuals. The aged immune...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 21, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Further Evidence for a Diversity of Cellular Senescence and Variable Efficacy of Senolytic Drugs
Cellular senescence is important in aging, as these cells disrupt tissue function and provoke chronic inflammation where they linger in old tissues. The phenomenon is found in cell types throughout the body, but researchers have shown that meaningful differences between cell types exist in the biochemistry of cellular senescence, and possibly between senescent states for the same cell type. A senolytic drug that can efficiently destroy one type of senescent cell may perform poorly for another type. This indicates that a diversity of development of senolytic therapies, and combinations of multiple therapies, will likely pro...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 18, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Suicide in veterinary medicine is a huge problem right now [PODCAST]
“I am a veterinarian. More specifically, I am a veterinary specialist, board-certified in emergency and critical care. I don ’t play with puppies and kittens. I treat the worst of the worst in a specialty hospital setting with a state-of-the-art ER and ICU. Despite years of education, including veterinary school, internship, fellowship, and residency to obtain […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/the-podcast-by-kevinmd" rel="tag" > The Podcast by KevinMD < /a > < /span > Tags: Podcast Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Minority Mental Health: Intersections between Faith and Ethnicity
Neelam Iqbal, Minority Mental Health: Intersections between Faith and Ethnicity, SSRN: It is estimated that 1 in 6 people experience a mental health disruption every week in the UK(1). During the lockdowns of 2020, the global incidence of suicide has... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - February 15, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

An Adult Child of Abuse Struggles with Perceived Caregiving Obligation
Photo credit Parker Johnson Dear Carol: My dad is mentally ill and was abusive to us children as we grew up. Mother failed to protect us and now has left him. My siblings have both died from suicide and my father has become quite helpless. I went into therapy because of the abuse and even became a counselor, but it’s so different when you’re dealing with your own history that I’m struggling with what an adult child should do in this situation. Since I’ve read other articles that you’ve written addressing concerns similar to mine, I’m not really looking for more information so much as for...
Source: Minding Our Elders - February 14, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

Survey finds concerns AND hope to address growing mental health needs due to the covid pandemic
This study provides proof-of-concept of the viability for researchers and private companies to work collaboratively toward a common good. Digital services providers reported a diverse range of mental health concerns. A recurring observation is that demand for digital mental health support has risen, and that the nature of this demand has also changed since COVID-19, with an apparent increased presentation of anxiety and loneliness. News in Context: Three ways to protect your mental health during –and after– COVID-19 The landscape of digital mental health apps: huge unmet needs, quality concerns, app stores as...
Source: SharpBrains - February 11, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Brain/ Mental Health Technology & Innovation anxiety COVID-19 digital health digital mental health Humanest Care loneliness mental health apps Mental Health Tsunami mental healthcare ORCHA Source Type: blogs

30th Anniversary of Bestseller FINAL EXIT
Happy 30th anniversary to Derek Humphry's Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying.First published in 1991, the book has been enormously successful (and here). The "suicide manual" describes ways f... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 7, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

The Legal and Practical Framework for Psychiatric Diagnoses As Bases for Requests for Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in the Netherlands
Kasey Joyce, The Legal and Practical Framework for Psychiatric Diagnoses As Bases for Requests for Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in the Netherlands, 31(2) Fl. J. Int ’l L. (2020): There is not a clear answer on what kinds of cases are... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - February 6, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

The landscape of digital mental health apps: huge unmet needs, quality concerns, app stores asked to ensure transparency
Addressing the mental health crisis (Pharma Field): Each day we find out more about the mental health effects of the pandemic. Early on, the Office for National Statistics found that one in five Britons reported symptoms of depression, compared with one in 10 before. And, according to a recent study led by the University of Nottingham and King’s College London, stress, anxiety and depression were all significantly higher in participants compared with ‘population norms’, with 64% of the participants reporting symptoms of depression and 57% reporting symptoms of anxiety. … Through simple force of nec...
Source: SharpBrains - February 5, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Brain/ Mental Health Technology & Innovation advertising standards cognitive behavioural therapy consumer protection digital health digital health applications digital mental health digital mental health interventions digital therapeutic Source Type: blogs

Reflecting on the tragedy of physician suicide
Recent events in our mid-west region prompted us to bring the topic of physician suicide forward with our residents and fellows. They received this information in a weekly mindfulness email they receive as part of our internal coaching program: Losing a colleague or friend to suicide is a tragedy to those who survive and it […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/susan-maclellan-tobert" rel="tag" > Susan MacLellan-Tobert, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Meru New Standards for Mental Health: Exclusive with CEO Kristian Ranta
2020 has been a challenging year in many ways, including for everyone’s mental health. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a spike in mental health problems with cases tripling in the number of adults experiencing depression. Existing sentiments and situations drag on now into 2021. Today, the mental health care system is not very efficient and in many cases, broken, due to a shortage of access for patients and a lack of lasting results. Following the increasing mental health problem trends, a study published in JAMA Network Open in September 2020 offered one of the first nationally repre...
Source: Medgadget - January 20, 2021 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Alice Ferng Tags: Exclusive Informatics Psychiatry Source Type: blogs