A Continued Focus on Metformin, a Demonstrably Poor Approach to Treating Aging
Metformin is a poster child for the way in which much of the aging research community is focused on approaches to aging that cannot possibly achieve more than a very modest slowing of degeneration, and where the existing evidence strongly suggests that those tiny positive outcomes will be unreliable at best. Metformin is a way to tinker with the operation of a damaged metabolism, not a way to repair that damage. As a calorie restriction mimetic, the animal data shows that it compares very poorly to calorie restriction itself. We know that calorie restriction doesn't do anywhere near enough for human longevity. This is not ...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 14, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Can I take something to prevent colorectal cancer?
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. There is compelling evidence that screening to detect CRC early to find and remove precancerous polyps can reduce CRC mortality. However, screening has associated harms, including procedural complications, and inherent limitations. For example, colonoscopy, the most common screening tool in the US, is less effective in preventing cancers of the right, or ascending side, of the colon compared with cancers of the left, or descending, side of the colon. Moreover, only 60% of US adults recommended for screening actually follow through. Ev...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Chan, MD, MPH Tags: Cancer Prevention Screening Source Type: blogs

A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words: How Photography Can Help Your Mental Health
When you look at a photograph, what do you see? Pictures have the unique ability to say the words left unspoken, and taking them can be beneficial for your mental health. Even parents on a busy schedule can benefit from snapping a few photos each day to relax. Hobbies offer the opportunity to enhance your life in ways you’ve never imagined. Keep reading to discover six ways photography can help your mental health. 1. Express Yourself Humans tend to bottle up their emotions and lock them deep within. Unfortunately, burying your feelings does not make them disappear. Over time, these feelings influence your...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Landis Tags: career creativity featured happiness psychology self-improvement mental health photography pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

The General Public is Meant to be Deceived: The American Food Conspiracy
By HANS DUVEFELT Everybody knows how to operate smartphones and understands complex modern phenomena, but many Americans are frighteningly ignorant about basic human nutrition. I am convinced this is the result of a powerful conspiracy, fueled by the (junk) food industry. Here are just a few examples: Milk has been advertised as a healthy beverage. It is not. No other species consumes milk beyond infancy. Milk based products like ice cream and yogurt are on top of that often sweetened beyond their natural properties. Fruit juices make it possible to consume the calories of half a dozen pieces of fruit...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Medical Practice Patients Primary Care Source Type: blogs

The Vitamin Deficiency Linked To Autism (M)
Scientists think the problematic social behaviour of people with autism is related to this vitamin deficiency. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - January 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Autism subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

The historical medical significance of carrots
An excerpt from Medical Myths: A Sceptic’s Journey. Most people have heard the joke about rabbits and vitamin A:“Are carrots good for your eyesight?” Well, I never saw a rabbit wearing glasses! Vitamin A, one of the essential groups of vitamins, is necessary to develop the retina in the eye. This area at the […]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 - January 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/michael-hefferon" rel="tag" > Michael Hefferon, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Nutrition Ophthalmology Source Type: blogs

Strengthen Your Immune System! Your Guide to The Ultimate 2021 New Year ’s Resolution
  Optimizing your immune system has perhaps never felt as critical as it does going into 2021. In 2020, we saw the emergence of the novel pathogen SARS-CoV-2, and the spread of its resulting disease, COVID-19. While this virus is novel, your immune system is anything but. In fact, your immune system has evolved over millions of years into an extremely complex and intricate network of cells and molecules that keep you alive on a daily basis. And, fortunately, there are steps you can take to help it function to the best of its ability. Immune System Basics All immunity can be broken down into two categories: innate and...
Source: GIDEON blog - January 5, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kristina Symes Tags: News Tips Source Type: blogs

7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Workouts
Working out may not be everyone's favorite activity, but it serves the admirable purpose of improving your bodily health. Regrettably, not everyone knows how best to exercise. Some people practically waste hours in the gym by not planning correctly. In order to combat this, here are seven tips for getting the most out of your workouts. 1. Eat Right Since it influences your body, diet is an essential component of any workout. Try to consume a lot of greens. These vegetables provide numerous vitamins and help to increase strength. However, you shouldn't cut carbs and protein out completely. This is especially true if y...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: IndySummers Tags: featured health and fitness motivation self-improvement success pickthebrain resolutions work out tips Source Type: blogs

Do pro-inflammatory diets harm our health? And can anti-inflammatory diets help?
This study also showed that pro-inflammatory diets were associated with a poor cholesterol profile. This finding was also seen in other another study, also published in JACC, which found that pro-inflammatory foods had a harmful effect on cholesterol levels while some anti-inflammatory foods had favorable effects. What foods are pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory? Foods with a higher pro-inflammatory potential are red meat, processed meat, and organ meat; refined carbohydrates such as white bread, white rice, and many desserts; and sweetened beverages including colas and sports drinks. Foods that have a higher anti-inf...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN Tags: Food as medicine Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

Buyer beware: The story of a pricey and “credentialled” program to end Alzheimer’s Disease
When her husband was diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease in 2015, Elizabeth Pan was devastated by the lack of options to slow his inevitable decline. But she was encouraged when she discovered the work of a UCLA neurologist, Dr. Dale Bredesen, who offered a comprehensive lifestyle management program to halt or even reverse cognitive decline in patients like her husband. After decades of research, Bredesen had concluded that more than 36 drivers of Alzheimer’s cumulatively contribute to the loss of mental acuity. They range from chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes to vitamin and hormo...
Source: SharpBrains - December 22, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Kaiser Health News Tags: Brain/ Mental Health aging Alzheimer’s Disease cognitive decline Dale Bredesen dementia end Alzheimer's Disease nutritional supplements Source Type: blogs

The FDA should consider vitamin D as a pharmaceutical agent for COVID
While the current COVID pandemic has created serious health challenges, there has been a dramatic increase in research examining the effects of vitamins on COVID infections.  Many studies report the positive effects of vitamin D in boosting our immune system and protecting against COVID. Studies and seminars have shown that for those people who do not receive vitamin D […]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 - December 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/john-d-loike" rel="tag" > John D. Loike, PhD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions COVID-19 coronavirus Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs

Network medicine offers new insights into susceptibility to diseases such as COVID-19
In the past year, we've become familiar with the factors that can make a person more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection. The elderly are more at risk, as are those who smoke and are already dealing with other diseases, such as cancer and Type 2 diabetes.At a deeper level, though, there are dozens of other factors that may come into play and influence a person's susceptibility to disease. A recent analysis of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in 14 states found that among patients ages 50-64 that obesity was the most prevalent underlying medical condition. Similarly, there's growing evidence to suggest that vitamin D deficiency ...
Source: Life as a Healthcare CIO - December 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: blogs

Survey of 2500 families finds what ADHD treatments seem to work/ not work as applied in the real world
Credit: CDC Vital Signs While carefully controlled clinical trials are essential for establishing scientific support for different ADHD treatments, it is also important to examine how parents feel about the treatments they actually select for their child. How parents feel about ADHD treatments they have tried for their child provides an important complement to published clinical trials data, and can also help guide parents’ treatment choices. Results from a survey conducted by ADDitude Magazine of nearly 2500 parents provides helpful data on this question. In this survey, parents were asked about how helpful the...
Source: SharpBrains - December 17, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. David Rabiner Tags: Attention & ADD/ADHD AD/HD-treatments ADHD coaching alternative ADHD treatments behavior-therapy brain training cognitive-abilities diet exercise medication mindfulness-meditation minerals Neurofeedback parents prescription p Source Type: blogs

8 Ways to Care for Your Mental Health in the New Year
As the pandemic relentlessly drags on, many people are beginning to realize that their mental health is slipping. About 19% of Americans are currently battling a mental health condition, marking a 1.5 million increase from last year. Amid stay-at-home orders, mask mandates and high unemployment rates, many are struggling with severe bouts of anxiety, loneliness and depression. If you’re one of the many Americans suffering from these conditions, you must prioritize self-care in the new year. Incorporate some of the healthy habits below to improve your mental health and embrace 2021 with a smile — however smal...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Landis Tags: depression featured happiness health and fitness psychology self-improvement goals mental health new year pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, December 14th 2020
In conclusion, aging alters the cerebral vasculature to impair mitochondrial function and mitophagy and increase IL-6 levels. These alterations may impair BBB integrity and potentially reduce cerebrovascular health with aging. Senescent Cells Fail to Maintain Proteostasis https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/12/senescent-cells-fail-to-maintain-proteostasis/ Given the newfound consensus in the research community regarding the importance of senescent cells to degenerative aging, it isn't surprising to see a great deal more fundamental research into the biochemistry of cellular senescence now taking pla...
Source: Fight Aging! - December 13, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

An Irritating Sign Of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
A symptom of vitamin B12 deficiency that can be irritating. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - December 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Nutrition Source Type: blogs

Relating Warfarin, Vitamin K, and Cellular Senescence in the Progression of Aortic Calcification
Calcification of blood vessel walls progresses with age, an issue that sees cells behave as through they are in bone tissue, a maladaptive reaction to the altered signaling environment and damage of aged tissue. The resulting deposition of calcium makes normally flexible cardiovascular tissue stiff and dysfunctional, ultimately contributing to disease and death. Evidence has accumulated in recent years for the accumulation of senescent cells to be an important contributing factor to calcification. Senescent cells grow in number with age and secrete the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP), signals that rouse th...
Source: Fight Aging! - December 7, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

A Sign Of Vitamin B12 Deficiency On Your Skin
Vitamin B12 can easily be obtained from the diet or by supplementation. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - December 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Nutrition Source Type: blogs

TWiV 689: COVID-19 clinical update #39 with Dr. Daniel Griffin
Daniel Griffin provides his weekly clinical report on COVID-19, including analysis of vitamin D levels in patients, information on Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, distribution plans suggested by ACIP, and more. Click arrow to playDownload TWiV 689 (22 MB .mp3, 37 min)Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Show notes at microbe.tv/twiv (Source: virology blog)
Source: virology blog - December 5, 2020 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic SARS-CoV-2 vaccine viral viruses vitamin D Source Type: blogs

What, Us Worry
By KIM BELLARD 2020 has been an awful year.  Hurricanes, wildfires, murder hornets, unjustified shootings, a divisive Presidential election, and, of course, a pandemic.  Most of us are spending unprecedented amounts of time sheltering in place, millions have lost their jobs, the economy is sputtering, and over a quarter million of us didn’t survive to Thanksgiving.  If you haven’t been depressed at some point, you haven’t been paying enough attention. Within the last two weeks, though, there has finally been some cause for hope.  Whether you want to credit Operation Warp Spee...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: COVID-19 Health Policy COVID-19 vaccine Kim Bellard Source Type: blogs

A Facial Sign Of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Vitamin B12 levels can be boosted by eating foods such as dairy, liver, salmon and eggs. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - November 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Nutrition Source Type: blogs

Age-related macular degeneration: Early detection and timely treatment may help preserve vision
Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of blindness in adults over the age of 60. As its name implies, the condition primarily affects the macula, which is the region of the retina responsible for central vision. A person whose macula is impacted by retinal disease may develop difficulty with tasks such as reading and driving, but maintain good peripheral vision. If you have ARMD, understanding the signs and symptoms, proper monitoring, early detection of advancing disease, and timely treatment are all key to preserving vision. Stages of age-related macular degeneration ARMD may be classified as early...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anthony Joseph, MD Tags: Eye Health Source Type: blogs

Diet is Science: Three Steps to Establish Healthy Eating Habits That Last
As any dietician, fitness blogger or biology student will tell you — if you want to lose weight, you must consume fewer calories than your body is burning. While this simple rule can certainly be a useful tool to incorporate into your larger health and fitness plan, cutting calories does not make a healthy diet. In fact, over-prioritizing portion control can lead to negative health consequences of its own, without offering the desired benefit of improved wellness and fitness.  A healthy diet is, at its core, more about understanding what goes into the food you eat than it is about reducing portion sizes. If y...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: diet featured health and fitness self-improvement eating habits self improvemet Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, November 23rd 2020
In conclusion, the study indicates that HBOT may induce significant senolytic effects that include significantly increasing telomere length and clearance of senescent cells in the aging populations. Data on the Prevalence of Liver Fibrosis in Middle Age https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/11/data-on-the-prevalence-of-liver-fibrosis-in-middle-age/ Fibrosis is a consequence of age-related disarray in tissue maintenance processes, leading to the deposition of scar-like collagen that disrupts tissue structure and function. It is an ultimately fatal issue for which there are only poor treatment options a...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 22, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Senescent Cells Contribute to Lowered NAD+ Levels in Aging
Mitochondria are the power plants of the cell, packaging the chemical energy store molecule adenosine triphosphate that is used to power cellular processes. NAD+ is important to mitochondrial function, but levels fall with age for reasons that have yet to be fully explored. The outcome is less efficient mitochondria, a decline that is implicated in the onset and progression of numerous age-related diseases. Reduced mitochondrial function means less functional cells, tissues, and organs, and particularly so in energy-hungry parts of the body such as the brain and muscles. The research and development community has be...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 18, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Birthdays, COVID, and Reframing (Oh My!)
It’s that time of year again! That’s right — Gabe’s Annual Birthday Blog. Each year, Gabe looks back on the important events and lessons he’s encountered during the previous 12 months. But what events can he talk about when COVID came and stole the show?  Join Gabe and Lisa as they discuss the Year of Coronavirus and the good and bad that came with it. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Crazy podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of th...
Source: World of Psychology - November 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

These Vitamins Help Fight COVID-19
These vitamins could reduce respiratory conditions and COVID-19 infections. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - November 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mina Dean Tags: COVID19 Source Type: blogs

Drugstore skincare: Science-backed anti-aging ingredients that don ’t break the bank
With a sharp increase in working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are noticing age-related skin changes up close on their videoconference calls. The good news? You don’t need to rush to the dermatologist for your anti-aging needs. The best skincare regimens to combat the cardinal signs of aging, which include uneven skin tone, fine lines, roughness, and dryness, can start from the comfort of your own home. You don’t need a prescription, time to get to a dermatologist, or deep pockets to score quality products. Here are a few science-backed, dermatologist-favorite ingredients that can help to ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - November 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Neera Nathan, MD, MSHS Tags: Skin and Hair Care Source Type: blogs

A Mental Sign Of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Up to 25 percent of people may have a vitamin B12 deficiency. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Nutrition Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Families and Holiday Survival
Is your family bad for your mental health? If so, how do you handle the holidays? In today’s show Gabe and Lisa reminisce about their family holidays together — the good and the horrible — and discuss how they currently curb controversial topics at the table. Join us for a bad trip down memory lane which leads to a whole lot of bickering and laughter. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Crazy podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Me...
Source: World of Psychology - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Family General Holiday Coping Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, November 9th 2020
In this study, young adult mice were submitted to endurance exercise training and the function, differentiation, and metabolic characteristics of satellite cells were investigated in vivo and in vitro. We found that injured muscles from endurance-exercised mice display improved regenerative capacity, demonstrated through higher densities of newly formed myofibres compared with controls (evidenced by an increase in embryonic myosin heavy chain expression), as well as lower inflammation (evidenced by quantifying CD68-marked macrophages), and reduced fibrosis. Enhanced myogenic function was accompanied by an increased ...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 8, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

The Vitamin Linked To Higher IQ (M)
Deficiency in this vitamin is very common. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - November 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Intelligence Nutrition subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

A Conservative View of Targeting NAD+ Metabolism in Diseases of Aging
NAD+ metabolism in the context of aging and age-related disease is an area of some interest of late. NAD+ is involved in mitochondrial function, essential to cell and tissue function. The mechanisms of synthesizing and recycling NAD+ decline with age, and this might be an important contributing factor in the decline of mitochondrial function throughout the body. Certainly, the evidence in cells and animals suggests that mitochondrial function can be improved via restoration of youthful levels of NAD+. Given that the available ways of manipulating NAD+ metabolism largely involve supplementation with vitamin B3 deriva...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 5, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Is there a role for vitamin D in the treatment of COVID-19?
As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic causing spiking numbers of cases, the scientific and medical communities continue to search for effective treatments and preventive measures.   We have clearly established the importance of wearing masks, physical distancing, and frequent handwashing. As of this article’s writing, there are over two hundred fifty articles on […]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 - November 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/teresa-fuller" rel="tag" > Teresa Fuller, MD, PhD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions COVID-19 coronavirus Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs

This Vitamin Deficiency Increases COVID-19 Risk
Being low in the vitamin puts these workers at higher risk of catching COVID-19. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - October 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: COVID19 Source Type: blogs

What your skin should expect when you ’re expecting
Are you pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant? You’re probably prepared for morning sickness, weight gain, and an expanding belly. But did you know your skin can also undergo a variety of changes when you’re expecting? These changes are due to normal alterations in hormones that occur during pregnancy. Rest assured, most skin conditions that develop or worsen during pregnancy are benign, and tend to improve following delivery. Darkening of the skin A large majority of women experience darkening of their skin due to hormone shifts that occur during pregnancy. You may notice that the areas around your thighs,...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristina Liu, MD, MHS Tags: Pregnancy Skin and Hair Care Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, October 26th 2020
In conclusion, all NAFLD histological stages were associated with significantly increased overall mortality, and this risk increased progressively with worsening NAFLD histology. Most of this excess mortality was from extrahepatic cancer and cirrhosis, while in contrast, the contributions of cardiovascular disease and HCC were modest. BMP6 as a Target for Pro-Angiogenic Therapies https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/10/bmp6-as-a-target-for-pro-angiogenic-therapies/ Today's research materials are focused on the fine details of angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels, and point to BMP6 as a po...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 25, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

A Mental Sign of Vitamin D Deficiency
The vitamin may have a direct effect on the brain and has also been linked to Parkinson's disease and dementia. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - October 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Mental Health Nutrition Source Type: blogs

Targeting NAD+ Metabolism for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is important to mitochondrial function, the supply of chemical energy store molecules to power cellular processes, and thus to cell and tissue function. Levels of NAD+ decline with age, a part of the deterioration of mitochondrial function throughout the body:. Too little NAD+ is created, too little NAD+ is recycled after use. This downturn occurs for reasons in which the proximate causes are fairly clear, meaning which of the other molecules required for NAD+ synthesis and recycling come to be in short supply in old tissues, but a map of the deeper connections to the known root cau...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 19, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

A Mental Sign Of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Around one-in-eight people over 50 are low in vitamin B12. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - October 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Nutrition Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, October 12th 2020
We report that FMT from aged donors led to impaired spatial learning and memory in young adult recipients, whereas anxiety, explorative behaviour, and locomotor activity remained unaffected. This was paralleled by altered expression of proteins involved in synaptic plasticity and neurotransmission in the hippocampus. Also, a strong reduction of bacteria associated with short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) production (Lachnospiraceae, Faecalibaculum, and Ruminococcaceae) and disorders of the CNS (Prevotellaceae and Ruminococcaceae) was observed. Finally, the detrimental effect of FMT from aged donors on the CNS was confir...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 11, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Klotho in Aging and the Failing Kidney
Klotho is one of the few longevity-associated genes with robustly demonstrated effects in both directions: reduce its expression and life span is reduced, increase its expression and life span is increased. Klotho levels decline with age, and this decline is strongly associated with loss of cognitive function, but, interestingly, this may be a very indirect effect that exists due to klotho's influence over kidney function in aging. More klotho implies a slower decline in kidney function, and loss of kidney function is also shown to be a contributing factor in cognitive decline. Thus there is some interest in the research c...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 8, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Large Family Beset by Schizophrenia
In today’s show, Gabe talks with Robert Kolker, author of the New York Times bestselling — and Oprah’s book club pick — book Hidden Valley Road. This non-fiction biography is the true story of a mid-century American family besieged by schizophrenia. Of their 12 children, 6 struggled with the severe mental disorder.  Join us for the incredible story of the family who became science’s greatest hope in the quest to understand schizophrenia. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Robert Kolker- Large Family Schizophrenia’ Podcast Episode Robert Kolker is th...
Source: World of Psychology - October 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Family General Interview Schizophrenia The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

The Future Of Pharmacies In 3 Scenarios
The rapid development of medical technology affects every aspect of medicine and healthcare. Even the seemingly most remote and ivory-tower-like institution isn’t impervious to digital health disruption. We are, of course, talking about the pharmacy.  Although these institutions play a crucial role in the healing process, the impression about pharmacists and their drug store is often that they offer a type of commercial/business-like service. The doctor prescribes the appropriate medicine with the appropriate instructions, and the pharmacist provides it in exchange for money. In short, a clear business. However,...
Source: The Medical Futurist - October 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Healthcare Design Telemedicine & Smartphones 3d printing DTC Personalized medicine gc4 pharmacies drug development viatom checkme pro drugs lumify philips Source Type: blogs

The Vitamin That Reduces COVID-19 Risk By 50%
A sufficient level of this vitamin could halve the risk of catching coronavirus and protect COVID-19 patients from the worst of the disease. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - October 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mina Dean Tags: COVID19 Source Type: blogs

The Evolution Of COVID-19 Rapid Tests Paves The Way For At-Home Lab Tests
In January of this year, oblivious of the fact that we were about to engage in a twisted round of real-life Jumanji, we released our annual digital health trends e-book. Among one of our 12 forecasts for 2020 was that at-home blood tests would gain traction and become the new direct-to-consumer DNA testing in terms of adoption and availability. While the pandemic threw everyone off guard and messed up regular forecasts, we might have been onto something with our predicted trend. With the need to limit physical contact and trace COVID-positive individuals rapidly, public health authorities worldwide are finding rapid, po...
Source: The Medical Futurist - October 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Prans Tags: Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy fda testing outbreak covid19 at-home tests WHO point-of-care POC antibodies virus nasal swab test PCR Abbot Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, October 5th 2020
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! - October 4, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

New column and podcast up:
Last week, I wrote a column on one of the most controversial clinical trials in cardiology. The EXCEL trial pitted stents vs bypass surgery for people who have left main coronary artery disease. The trial has been beset with controversy. The three areas of debate surround the definition of MI (or heart attack), the increased risk of death in the stent arm, and selective publishing of data. Here is the column: Latest EXCEL MI Analysis Settles Nothing; Flaws Remain You should study this one because it hints at how precarious medical evidence can be. On the This Week in Cardiology podcast, I discuss EXCE...
Source: Dr John M - October 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr John Source Type: blogs

Whole grains or no grains? Food labels can be misleading
Food labels contain a wealth of information: calories, serving size, and the amounts of fat, sugar, vitamins, and fiber contained in a food, among other things. But do consumers know how to effectively use this information? A recent study showed that some consumers are struggling, especially when it comes to understanding whole grains. Recent study highlights consumer confusion For the study, published in Public Health Nutrition, researchers conducted two experiments to examine consumer understanding of whole grains on food labels. The research, which focused on food labels on bread, cereal, and crackers, was done online a...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN Tags: Health Healthy Eating Nutrition Source Type: blogs

Injection of Metformin Improves Cognitive Function in Old Mice to a Greater Degree than Oral Administration
Researchers here note that delivering metformin via injection rather than the usual oral administration removes unwanted side-effects and better improves cognitive function in old mice. Near all testing of metformin has used oral administration, and the effects on pace of aging and life span are, frankly, too unreliable and too small to justify the present level of interest in the drug on the part of the longevity community. Administration by injection might be a different story, but waiting on further research and confirming data would be a wiser course of action than immediate excitement. Even then, this is tinkering wit...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 28, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs