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New research in the INFORMS journal Management Science looks at the influence online platforms have on the rising illegal drug epidemic. This study shows drug abuse treatment admissions and overdose deaths have increased since the founding of Craigslist. The paper, “Drug Abuse and the Internet: Evidence from Craigslist,” written by Jiayi Liu and Anandhi Bharadwaj
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said on Monday Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren‘s two-step “Medicare for All” transition proposal shows “she is not as left as you thought.” “A softer Elizabeth Warren is something we’re going to have to start expecting,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.” However, he added he was “shocked that she did this” with
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Specialists warn that single number average survival estimates for advanced stage breast cancer are unhelpful and usually inaccurate. Instead, they advise doctors to provide several case-specific survival estimates to help people plan with realism and hope. Share on PinterestWhat is a more helpful approach when it comes to discussing survival rate estimates for late stage
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The largest-ever clinical trial of a medication for pediatric cardiology patients found that an oral drug significantly improved exercise capacity in adolescent patients with severe, congenital single-ventricle heart defects. A study leader says the physiologic benefits represent a milestone in the care of those who have undergone the Fontan procedure, a palliative operation for single-ventricle
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Audible 30 day free trial + Free book: https://audible.com/medschoolinsiders Exercising Even When You’re Super Busy: It’s almost impossible to find time to exercise with the demands from school, your job, and other responsibilities. In this video we’ll go over 5 tips: 1. Balance Routine vs Flexibility 2. Kill 2 Birds with 1 Stone 3. Use
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Audible 30 day free trial + Free book: https://audible.com/medschoolinsiders Exercising Even When You’re Super Busy: It’s almost impossible to find time to exercise with the demands from school, your job, and other responsibilities. In this video we’ll go over 5 tips: 1. Balance Routine vs Flexibility 2. Kill 2 Birds with 1 Stone 3. Use
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Experts from 80 medical centers in the U.S., Canada and Norway will convene Nov. 15–17 in Baltimore, Maryland, to share best practices and performance improvement initiatives designed to reduce unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures and improve the overall value of health care. Teaching hospitals are coming together to share what we are doing to make
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Pancreatic cancer is typically an aggressive form of the disease, with a fairly low 5-year survival rate. Diagnosing pancreatic cancer in its early stages could help people receive treatment more quickly, but what kind of test would work best? Share on PinterestThe specific bacterial abundance on a person’s tongue may indicate the presence of pancreatic
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Hallucinations can be a sign of a mental health illness, but they do not always mean a person is unwell. Hallucinations are, in fact, relatively common. One 2015 study from Europe found that 7.3 percent of people reported a life-long experience of hearing voices. A further study from South Africa on hallucinations in the general
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Homeopathy for anxiety uses mixtures of herbal, mineral, and other natural products to relieve anxiety symptoms. These very dilute homeopathic concoctions would sometimes be toxic in high doses. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America report that anxiety is the most prevalent mental health condition in the United States, affecting 18.1% of the adult population
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A Yale-led collaborative study boosts scientific understanding of how the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) progresses, providing a roadmap for researchers to discover new treatment targets for the disease. The study, led by Naftali Kaminski, M.D., the Boehringer-Ingelheim Endowed Professor of Internal Medicine and chief of the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep
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Using a relevant animal model (pigs), University of Saskatchewan researchers have shown that mild Zika virus infection in fetuses can cause abnormal brain development in apparently healthy young animals. The study, published Nov. 14 in PLOS Pathogens, provides new insights into the potential outcomes of Zika virus infection and could point to new prevention and
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Saffron is a spice with a strong fragrance and distinctive color. The spice is also rich in antioxidants, which may have many health benefits. Early evidence suggests that saffron may boost mood, increase libido, and fight
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Depression is one of the most common mood disorders in the United States. It causes persistent sadness and limits a person’s ability to go about their daily activities. However, depression is treatable, and people can recover from it. Both lifestyle changes and medical treatments can help individuals feel better. Typically, managing depression is an ongoing
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HOUSTON — Ragweed sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) was associated with improved allergy symptoms and was generally well tolerated in pediatric patients, according to results of a phase III study. The trial of over 1,000 children met its primary endpoint. During peak ragweed season, those treated with the daily ragweed SLIT tablet (Ragwitek) had a 38.3% relative
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Researchers from EPFL and MIT have shown that human mobility is a major factor in the spread of vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue even over short intra-city distances. In a paper published in Scientific Reports, the team compares different mobility models and concludes that having access to mobile phone location data can prove
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An allergy is the immune system’s reaction to a foreign substance, or allergen, in the body. Typical symptoms of seasonal and environmental allergies include a runny nose, sneezing, sinus congestion, and itchy eyes. A less common symptom of allergies is vertigo, which is a severe form of dizziness. A person may experience this symptom during
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Scientists have captured real-time footage of how a crucial cellular process begins, findings that overturn a long-held theory about how the chaotic machinery of life organizes itself. This research also provides new ways to think about how drugs might interact with life’s moving parts at the molecular level. Read about the study at http://hms.harvard.edu/content/caught-film Like
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