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Take a Number: Nearly Half of Teens Have Had Sex by Age 19, Survey Finds

19 minutes agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Sexual activity declined among adolescents in the 1990s, and rates have remained low. Still, teenagers in the United States are more likely to become pregnant than those in other western countries.

Creating New Borders for Clinical Rotations Abroad

Unlike traditional clinical rotations abroad for medical residents, the University of Pennsylvania has created an equal education exchange with Guatemala's INDERMA program, meaning that not only do Penn Dermatology residents spend time in Guatemala, but INDERMA residents come to Philadelphia for clinical rotations and lectures.

How Do Psychotherapists Think?

Psychotherapists need complex reasoning to determine how to help the people they treat. Such assessment is not simply matching features, but requires building a causal account.

Microscope can scan tumors during surgery and examine cancer biopsies in 3-D

(University of Washington) A new UW microscope could provide accurate real-time results during cancer-removal surgeries, potentially eliminating the 20 to 40 percent of women who have to undergo multiple lumpectomy surgeries because cancerous breast tissue is missed the first time around.

Global Health: U.S. Malaria Donations Saved Almost 2 Million African Children

20 minutes agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

The President’s Malaria Initiative, started in 2005, has saved 1.7 million children in Africa for only $500 million a year, a new study finds.

Are Activity Monitors Fit for Exercise Research? Getting There, but Further Steps Needed

Activity monitors or fitness trackers are fun and informative gadgets to help track daily physical activity. But as a source of objective data for research on the health benefits of exercise, they're not yet fully up to speed, reports a paper in Progress in Preventive Medicine, the official journal of the European Society of Preventive Medicine. Show More Summary

Public Health: How to Discourage Health Insurance Lapses? G.O.P. Tries New Approach

20 minutes agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

A new version of the Republican health care bill would impose a longer waiting period for those who let insurance lapse.

Physician Heal Thyself: Simple Coping Strategies for Pervasive Physician Burnout

The proverb, "physician heal thyself," is probably more relevant today than it was in biblical times with the fast pace of life, the impact of multitasking and the unending bombardment of information, which have made emotional exhaustion almost certain. Show More Summary

Dear Mark: Ketosis and HIIT, Keto After Menopause, Inuit and Ketosis?

21 minutes agoHealth : Mark's Daily Apple

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering a few questions from you folks. First, can a person maintain their high intensity interval training while starting a ketogenic diet? Is there anything you should watch out for? Second,Show More Summary

Senate Republicans Revise Health Bill to Penalize Uninsured

21 minutes agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Scrambling to complete their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republicans decided to impose a six-month waiting period on people who let their insurance lapse.

Physical Activity + Fitbit Help Women During Early Alcohol Recovery

The first three months of sobriety pose the greatest risk for relapse, and the greatest challenge for intervention efforts. Results from a pilot study suggest that a lifestyle physical activity intervention supported by a Fitbit device can successfully supplement existing alcohol treatment among depressed women during early recovery. Show More Summary

Blood Sugar Turbulence.

“The captain has the seatbelt sign on.  Please stay in your seats until the seatbelt sign is turned off.  This is for your safety.” The flight attendants were also in their seats, having suspended drink service. Turbulence sucks, but it passes quickly … usually. Show More Summary

Gensight Continues to Forge Ahead with the First Implementation of Allotopic Expression of Mitochondrial Genes

7 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Mitochondria, the power plants of the cell, bear their own DNA, a small remnant of their origin as symbiotic bacteria. Unfortunately, this DNA is more vulnerable than the DNA found in the cell nucleus, and can become damaged in ways that contribute significantly to the aging process. Show More Summary

MSAA Unveils New Print, Online Resources for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) has released three new resources for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), available for free as both printed and online versions on MSAA’s website. According to a press release, the...Show More Summary

Superfoods you should be eating daily

You’ve probably heard of superfoods that work to promote good health, but you may not be aware of what they are. There are numerous everyday food items that offer great health benefits that are affordable and you can easily incorporate … The post Superfoods you should be eating daily appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

Latest advances in malaria research in free eBook by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHLP) today announced a grant from the J.C. Flowers Foundation (JCFF) to support the free eBook distribution of the research monograph, Malaria: Biology in the Era of Eradication. Show More Summary

Magnetic implants used to treat 'dancing eyes'

(University College London) A UCL-led research team has successfully used magnets implanted behind a person's eyes to treat nystagmus, a condition characterized by involuntary eye movements.

Arguing a Role for Stochastic Mutation in Stem Cells in Cardiovascular Disease

8 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

To what degree does random mutation in nuclear DNA contribute to aging over the present human life span? The present consensus is that this is a cause of disarray in metabolic processes, and that it does reach a significant level of consequence for tissue function. Show More Summary

RRMS Patients at Risk of PML Can Safely Switch from Tysabri to Lemtrada

Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) may be an effective option for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) patients withdrawing from prior treatment with Tysabri (natalizumab), an Italian study shows. The study, “High-Risk PML Patients Switching from Natalizumab to Alemtuzumab: an Observational Study,” appeared in the journal Neurology and Therapy. Show More Summary

The Most Underrated Diabetes Exercise Strategy?

This article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here. By Adam Brown My go-to Bright Spot activity to smooth out blood sugars Exercise is often positioned as an intense, dripping-with-sweat, I-can-barely-get-off-the-floor kind of activity. There is nothing wrong with that, but it can also set an unrealistic bar, or even turn exercise […]

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