To what extent do factors such as education and socioeconomic position affect our thinking skills and memory over time? Not as much as one might think, a new study suggests. Share on PinterestNew research finds that cognitive ability at age 8 may indicate future risk of dementia. The study set out to investigate what influences
Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Monday called for Juul Labs’ products to be removed from the market after two studies revealed the scope of teen use of Juul e-cigarettes and flavored pods. “It’s very clear that Juul can’t keep their products out of the hands of kids,” said Gottlieb, a trained physician, health advocate
This video shows animations related to blood mixing between the artificial ECMO circulation and the patient’s native circulation during VA ECMO with central cannulation. The video discusses factors affecting blood mixing during various hemodynamic states.
Sleep Deprivation is an issue I am intimately familiar with thanks to surgical residency. In this video, we go over why sleep deprivation is bad, including the harmful effects, in addition to how to best navigate and overcome sleep deprivation. Become an Insider at https://patreon.com/medschoolinsiders Other MSI Sleep Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2ADAFpTg5abQoKp7C9nYgqAqqFbr61yK My whole roasted coffee beans:
A new study found that patients with Down syndrome arthropathy continue to have an approximate year-long delay in diagnosis from the onset of their symptoms, and that optimal therapy for this condition remains unclear. Details of this research will be presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Down syndrome arthropathy is under-recognized, with
A diagnosis of ovarian cancer can be frightening or overwhelming. Prognosis provides a general picture, though the outlook depends on individual factors. The prognosis of ovarian cancer depends on the stage and factors such as the person’s age and general health. This article will describe the stages of ovarian cancer, treatment options, and survival rates.
New research findings presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting found a strong association between changes in atmospheric and environmental variables 10 days before a clinic visit and organ-specific lupus flares in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (Abstract #695). Systemic lupus erythematosus, referred to as SLE or lupus, is a chronic disease that causes systemic
Many adults expect to lose some hair as they age, but hair loss in children can cause alarm, especially when they become upset about bald spots or thin hair. However, hair loss in children is relatively common. Hair loss in children may have different patterns to adult hair loss. For example, androgenetic alopecia, or pattern
Wearable activity trackers may pave the way for a better method to predict short term death risk, suggests a new study, which found that exercise data was more accurate than other risk factors, such as smoking and medical history. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that physical activity levels might be a better predictor of lifespan
Ending private health insurance has been one of the rallying cries of Elizabeth Warren‘s presidential bid and her rise in the polls has made health care investors nervous. Yet the week after the leading Democratic contender detailed how she’d pay for her Medicare for All plan, prompting widespread debate, investors are seemingly to shrugging off
WASHINGTON — A kappa opioid agonist significantly relieved itching for patients on hemodialysis, a researcher said here. Among 378 patients with moderate-to-severe pruritus, 0.5 mcg/kg intravenous difelikefalin administered after dialysis treatment significantly improved itching intensity relative to placebo at week 12, measured by at least a three-point improvement on the Worst Itching Intensity Numerical Rating
Difficulty staying on task, being easily distracted, constantly losing things and never finishing projects. All are tell tale signs of adult attention deficit disorder. Lots of people think they may have adult ADD, but sometimes symptoms are the result of other issues. Let’s go to Mayo Clinic to find out more about adult ADD.
You may believe that anesthesiologists are lazy or that radiologists don’t like people. In Part 2 of our Doctor Stereotypes series, we dive into non-surgical doctor stereotypes. What’s fact and what’s fiction? Let’s find out! 💌 Sign up for my weekly newsletter – https://medschoolinsiders.com/newsletter 🌍 Website & blog – https://medschoolinsiders.com 📸 Instagram – https://instagram.com/medschoolinsiders 🐦
According to new research findings presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, there is a profound ongoing need for additional medications to control the signs and symptoms of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), despite the availability of several approved biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (biologics) (Abstract #1813). There are several biologics used for JIA treatment
Scientists have uncovered a biological mechanism through which vitamin D can change the course of melanoma. They found that vitamin D influences a signaling pathway inside melanoma cells that helps them to thrive. Share on PinterestNew research finds a novel mechanism that could explain melanoma. The researchers suggest that reducing the activity of the pathway
A recent analysis investigated whether consuming dietary fiber and yogurt might be linked to a lower risk of lung cancer. Perhaps surprisingly, the team concludes that it is. Could yogurt and dietary fiber reduce lung cancer risk? A recent paper in the journal JAMA Oncology looks for a relationship between diet and lung cancer. In
Ending the cycle of negative thought rumination is the premise of a depression treatment called metacognitive therapy. New findings suggest that it may be more beneficial in stopping depression relapse than other more commonly used methods. New research suggests that a new form of therapy called metacognitive therapy may prevent depression from returning. Depression is
The protein adipsin, which is produced in body fat, helps protect insulin-secreting cells called pancreatic beta cells from destruction in type 2 diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. Among middle-aged adults, higher levels of the protein in the blood were also associated with protection from type 2
Numbness means an absence of feeling or loss of sensation. A numb face can be a symptom of one of many health conditions, including migraine and allergies. Numbness on any part of the body usually occurs as a result of damage to the nerves or a disturbance in their function. Problems with the nerves can
Meningitis is an illness that can be very scary. It’s an infection that can make people very, very sick. Babies who get the disease are at particular risk of getting dangerously ill because it can be tricky to diagnose and symptoms can escalate quickly. More on how to recognize and treat meningitis from Mayo Clinic.
John Barrasso, a U.S. senator from Wyoming and a physician, slammed Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren‘s “Medicare for All” plan, saying Wednesday on CNBC that patients would pay more through higher taxes for less coverage and wait longer for nonemergency treatment. “Even Democrats are pushing the panic button on this one,” said Barrasso, the third-ranking
Unless you’ve completed medical school and are a doctor yourself, you probably believe various stereotypes across surgical specialties and have a distorted perception of the personality types of surgeons. Some stereotypes are true, but most aren’t. This is the truth about each specialty. Why I Chose Plastic Surgery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyqu5AER7gg 00:53 Neurosurgeons 02:53 Orthopedic Surgeons 03:47
A diagnostic study of 136 premature infants found that a protein involved in managing harmful bacteria in the human intestine is a reliable biomarker for the noninvasive detection of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Led by researchers and clinicians at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, this is one of the largest prospective clinical studies in
Scientists have identified a certain type of gut bacteria that may raise the risk of bowel cancer by up to 15%. The research method used in the new study indicates that these gut bacteria may likely play a causal role in the development of this form of cancer. Scientists have homed in on a bacterial
Mixing a specific type of meditation with a well-known hallucinogen may make for a new form of therapy that could aid those with depression, according to a new study. New research suggests that combining meditation and psilocybin may improve symptoms of depression. People often still regard psychedelic psychotherapy as a controversial treatment. However, recent evidence
Suicide is not an idle threat. It is not something that people talk about to gain attention, so it is crucial to take any warning signs or threats of suicide seriously. Talking to someone about suicidal ideation will not cause suicide. Suicide rates are rising in the United States. Between 1999 and 2017, there was
Narcissism is a personality disorder that gets a bad rap due to some of its characteristic traits, such as an inflated sense of self-importance and poor regard for others. But researchers now suggest that some of these traits might help safeguard a person’s mental health. Share on PinterestIs having narcissistic traits always a bad thing?
New research concludes that there is not enough evidence to justify the use of medicinal cannabinoids to improve mental health. New research questions the benefits of medicinal cannabinoids for treating anxiety or depression. A recent paper on the findings in The Lancet Psychiatry describes how the study, which takes the form of a meta-analysis, combines