Month: November 2022

The physical and emotional harm caused by commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking of children and youth has been well documented but there is little research looking at preventative measures to help protect those at risk. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have received a five-year grant totaling $1.8 million from the Centers for Disease
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A simulated driving program reduced inattention and risk of crashing among teens with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared with conventional driver’s training, according to a small study that used a program combining computer-based and driving simulator training. During 15-minute simulated drives, teens in the training group had a mean of 16.5 long glances (>2 seconds)
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In a new study published online today in JAMA Network Open, researchers used artificial intelligence to analyze more than 1.4 million electronic health record (HER) emails to physicians — and the results aren’t pretty. Among the emails, 43% were from patients; the remainder were mostly from other physicians or clinicians, or automated. The content of
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Feeling festive yet? Here are some activities to help you get in the spirit Twinkly lights, calming carols and feel-good films – the holiday season is often a beacon of light during the depths of winter. It can also bring stress and worry however, which makes it especially important to find ways of switching off
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A new study links a gene concentrated in the brain’s cleanup cells, known as microglia, to the inflammation that has increasingly emerged as a key mechanism contributing to Alzheimer’s disease. The findings may offer a new potential target for therapies for the intractable condition. The gene, known as inositol polyphosphate-5-phosphatase D (INPP5D), is the subject
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Harvard Medical School researchers have improved the design of tiny nanodiscs—synthetic models of cell membranes used to study proteins that control what enters and leaves a cell. The enhancements provide an unprecedented view of how viruses infect cells. Read the full story at hms.harvard.edu/news/building-better-nanodiscs Like Harvard Medical School on Facebook: https://goo.gl/4dwXyZ Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/GbrmQM
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So you want to be a neurologist. You like the idea of the brain, knowing all of its intricacies, and the idea of being a brainiac yourself. Let’s debunk the public perception myths, and give it to you straight. This is the reality of neurology. ✒️ Accompanying Blog Post: https://medschoolinsiders.com/medical-student/so-you-want-to-be-a-neurologist/ 💌 Sign up for my
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CRUK and UICC’s Tobacco Control Partnership in Kenya and Uganda is launched at the World Cancer Congress “Since the last World Cancer Congress in 2018, more than 25 million people have died from cancer. Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic caused significant disruptions to services to prevent cancer and detect and treat it early. We
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese authorities have begun inquiries into some of the people who gathered at weekend protests against COVID-19 curbs, people who were at the Beijing demonstrations told Reuters, as police remained out in numbers on the city’s streets. Two protesters told Reuters that callers identifying themselves as Beijing police officers asked them to
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You might want to take your vitamin D levels seriously. A new study has found low vitamin D levels are associated with premature death. Researchers from the University of South Australia (UniSA ) conducted the study — published in the journal Annals Of Internal Medicine – which found the severity of vitamin D deficiency was closely linked to
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In this article TWTR Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Elon Musk’s Twitter account displayed on a mobile with Elon Musk in the background are seen in this illustration. In Brussels – Belgium on 19 November 2022.  Jonathan Raa | Nurphoto | Getty Images In a recent update to its website, Twitter said that effective
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Alcohol consumption during pregnancy poses significant peril to the healthy development of the unborn child. There is no known safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy. The consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) are reflected in the different diagnoses that emerge under the umbrella of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. At one end of the spectrum, growth
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While the world turns its attention to Qatar for the World Cup, the tiny Middle Eastern nation jutting into the Persian Gulf is more recognized in the medical research community for providing some of the earliest insights into vaccine efficacy, waning immunity, and reinfection during the COVID-19 pandemic. With a national healthcare system and a
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Regular medical masks might provide protection similar to that of N95 respirators in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection among healthcare workers, according to the first randomized trial that tested the two types of masks head to head in the COVID-19 era. Owing to
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