How to Start Conversations with Strangers
How do you enter conversations with people you don’t know? I grew up with gregarious parents and have enthusiastically emulated them. Although my mother referred to herself as shy, I never observed her that way. She seemed to be able to engage with people in various scenarios. My father was raised in South Philly (home of the iconic pugilist character Rocky) where talking to people on the stoop or street corner was commonplace. He learned how to communicate with those from all walks of life from his own blue collar, working class sensibilities. No matter where our family went, it seems my father always knew someone,...
Source: World of Psychology - January 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Anxiety and Panic Friends General Habits Happiness Personality Relationships Self-Help Communication Making Friends Meeting People Social Anxiety Source Type: blogs

Smiling Improves Your Emotional and Spiritual Health
I’ve been fortunate to visit Thailand many times and after being here again, I’ve been asking myself: How is it that so many Thai people are quick to flash spontaneous and radiant smiles? Spend even a little time here and you’ll understand why Thailand is called “The Land of Smiles.” A cynical interpretation is that smiling faces are a fake show of happiness designed to captivate tourists. And of course, a smile can sometimes cover up one’s true feelings, such as nervousness, anger, or sadness. But from my own observations and after speaking with many savvy travelers, I’m convinced that the smiles are...
Source: World of Psychology - December 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John Amodeo, PhD Tags: Friends General Happiness Mental Health and Wellness Mindfulness Psychology Relationships Spirituality Emotional Health smiling Spiritual Health Source Type: blogs

Thelaziasis
The following background data on Thelaziasis are abstracted from Gideon www.GideonOnline.com.  Primary references are available from the author. Thelaziasis (“oriental eye worm”) in humans was first reported in China in 1917, and autochthonous cases were initially limited to Asia.  Over 1,000 cases of human infection were estimated for Asia during a 20-year period (2016 publication)  Cases have since been reported in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.  The condition is most common during summer and fall, and involves proximity to dogs.  61% of patients are either elderly adults, or children ages three to six...
Source: GIDEON blog - September 23, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: General Source Type: blogs

5 keys to a successful long-distance relationship during medical school
When my husband Brian started first-year of medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, I jettisoned off to Thailand to spend a year teaching English and traveling.  We figured if we were going to date long-distance, why not go all in? Why not ensure that we were a full 12 hours apart, on literal opposite sides of the world. What can I say? We like a challenge. And it was a challenge. We really had no idea. Being 12 hours apart meant that we could never speak between the hours of twelve and seven because one of us was invariably asleep. And our waking hours could not have felt more different or di...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 31, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/sarah-epstein" rel="tag" > Sarah Epstein < /a > Tags: Education Medical school Practice Management Source Type: blogs

How To Quit Your Job (with romantic worst-case scenarios)
You're reading How To Quit Your Job (with romantic worst-case scenarios), originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. If you feel sick with the prospect of being an employee for the next 20 to 30 years of your life then I hope that what you will read will put you a minute closer to showing the teeth to the crazy idea of scheduling the best years of your life to a time when your body is frail. Free beer on Fridays is not enough freedom I always thought to be ‘successful’ meant having a permanent job, earning 40...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: perubuesa Tags: career creativity featured happiness self improvement success 9-5 work week best self-improvement blogs death of 9-5 how to quit your job inspiration modern economy pickthebrain productivity tips Source Type: blogs

How Traveling for Self-Improvement Could Actually Work
You're reading How Traveling for Self-Improvement Could Actually Work, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. We’ve all been there, in that moment when we hit a wall and can’t figure out what lies behind it. And each of us deals with that instance of our lives differently. But, what I’ve learned works for me is traveling. Although I haven’t traveled much and gone too far, most of the people I’ve met on my trips had one thing in common – they believed their journeys made them better and improved. And i...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cate Palmer Tags: featured happiness philosophy self improvement achieving happiness benefits of travel build confidence motivation open minded personal psychology pickthebrain travel tips traveler Source Type: blogs

The chargemaster is health care ’s most evil component
Any backpacker traveling on a shoestring in Thailand knows not to blow their entire budget on premium whiskey in a premium hotel on the first night in Bangkok. Rather, you need to skip the occasional meal, stay in a cheap dorm with random strangers and drink cheap beer on Khao San Road if you wish to see the country and return home without having to wash dishes in a restaurant in Bangkok to repay the loans. Both Democrats and Republicans seem impervious to a simple wisdom that I learned when backpacking — you save money if you go for cheap stuff. The operative word here is “cheap.” Both the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/dr-saurabh-jha" rel="tag" > Dr. Saurabh Jha < /a > Tags: Policy Health reform Source Type: blogs

Naturals, facial masks and color cosmetics featured at in-cosmetics Asia 2017
Three major cosmetics trends which are driving substantial growth within the beauty and personal care market across APAC will be examined at this year’s in-cosmetics Asia exhibition. Natural extracts, facial masks and color cosmetics will be highlighted as part of the ‘Spotlight on’ feature, enabling visitors to easily identify and learn about the latest developments in these highly popular sectors. Natural Cosmetics Aptly, the world’s natural & organic personal care and cosmetic market is projected to reach $19.8bn by 2022, representing an annual growth rate of 10.2% from 2016 to 2022 and Asia-Pacific is estim...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perry Romanowski Tags: Cosmetic Industry Source Type: blogs

Unreformed: Taming the Charge Monster
By, SAURABH JHA Any backpacker travelling on a shoestring budget in Thailand knows not to blow their entire budget on premium whiskey in a premium hotel on the first night in Bangkok. Rather, you need to skip the occasional meal, stay in a cheap dorm with random strangers, and drink cheap beer on Khao San Road if you wish to see the country and return home without having to wash dishes in a restaurant in Bangkok to repay the loans. Both Democrats and Republicans seem impervious to a simple wisdom that I learnt when backpacking – you save money if you go for cheap stuff. The operative word here is “cheap.” Both the Af...
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: at RogueRad Tags: Economics Hospitals Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Are super foods good for your skin? Episode 137
Are super foods effective beauty ingredients? Jana asks…What are your thoughts on super foods in skin care? Ingredients like acacia, coconut, grapeseed oil, berries, green tea, avocado, turmeric and resveratrol. What the heck IS a super food? There is no scientific or medical definition. Typically you’ll see them described like this: “superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals.” Jana’s question comes at a good time because I was just asked this same thing by a reporter from R29. She asked about things like Kale, Spirulina, and Chia seeds. Fi...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - June 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Randy Schueller Tags: Podcast Source Type: blogs

Top 10 Most Prestigious Medical Centers in the World (2016)
The world is full of excellent medical centers all competing to make the newest medical discovery, perform the latest procedure and be a top-performing hospital with the best reputation. These renowned medical centers model excellent clinical practice and dedicated patient care that you just can’t find anywhere. Out of all the prestigious medical centers in the world, these 10 lead the way: Texas Medical Center: The Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, is the largest of its kind. Not only does the TMC have one of the highest volumes of clinical facilities for patient care, basic science and research, but it also has ...
Source: Unbounded Medicine - May 24, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Jon Mikel I ñarritu Tags: News Source Type: blogs

“Thailand is among the world’s most dangerous countries in...
"Thailand is among the world's most dangerous countries in which to oppose powerful interests that profit from coal plants, toxic waste dumping, land grabs or illegal logging. Some 60 people who spoke out on these issues have been killed over the past 2 decades. @lukedugglebyphoto photographed portraits of 37 of these largely obscure victims — often people involved small-scale conflicts in remote areas — at the site of the murder or abduction. Montha Chukaew, 54, and Pranee Boonrat, 50, pictured here, were shot and killed in November 2012, while on their way to a market. They were members of the Southern Peasants' Fede...
Source: Kidney Notes - May 23, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Joshua Schwimmer Source Type: blogs

“Next week, Thailand will host its first major...
"Next week, Thailand will host its first major professional mixed martial arts event, with 9 fights and performances by 2 of Thailand's most popular music groups. For years, the country has unofficially banned #MMA in an effort to protect traditional Muay Thai kickboxing. MMA, one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, combines boxing with wrestling, jujitsu, taekwondo, Muay Thai and other disciplines. Attacks are allowed both standing and on the ground. In Muay Thai, fighters can use punches, kicks, elbows and knees from a standing position only. Muay Thai has been viewed as the sport of the masses in Thailand, and m...
Source: Kidney Notes - May 18, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Joshua Schwimmer Source Type: blogs

Thailand’s Military Delivers Oppression Rather than Happiness
Thailand long has been the land of smiles, a friendly, informal place equally hospitable to backpackers and businessmen. But politics has gotten ugly in recent years. As I warn in Forbes online: “Now a cartoonish dictator out of a Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera runs a not-so funny junta which jails opponents and suppresses free speech. The bombing of a popular Hindu shrine in Bangkok demonstrates the danger of terrorism becoming a tactic by the disaffected, in which case life in Thailand could generate far more frowns than smiles.” General Prayuth Chan-ocha seized power, last year, promising happiness, prosperity, a...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 1, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Doug Bandow Source Type: blogs

Yes!
WHO calls for increased transparency in medical researchNote for the media14 April 201514 APRIL | 2015 GENEVA - WHO today issued a public statement calling for the disclosure of results from clinical trials for medical products, whatever the result. The move aims to ensure that decisions related to the safety and efficacy of vaccines, drugs and medical devices for use by populations are supported by the best available evidence.“Our intention is to promote the sharing of scientific knowledge in order to advance public health,” said Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO Assistant Director General for Health Systems and Innovat...
Source: PharmaGossip - April 14, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: insider Source Type: blogs