Month: September 2020

Study smarter and study less with the Feynman Technique. The Feynman technique is particularly effective at helping you master difficult concepts. Named after the Nobel Prize winning Richard Feynman, the concept focuses on explaining a difficult concept in easy to understand language as if you were explaining it to someone else (or a child). By
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This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Eugenia Araiza/Mariana Gomez COVID-19 has brought many challenges and struggles to our daily lives. From the beginning we have adopted new habits in order to adapt to this new normal and this new dynamic and way of life certainly includes our environment and
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Robots, once the center of science fiction, are now helping surgeons in the operating room with good success. They don’t actually do the surgery, but they’re an advanced tool that helps surgeons be more precise and efficient. Robot assisted surgery (RAS) is used in various specialties and now, patients with early stage cancers of the
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Administering steroids to people critically ill with COVID-19 appears beneficial and could be lifesaving for some, a new meta-analysis and multiple related studies suggest. Critically ill patients who received systemic corticosteroids were 34% less likely to die over 28 days, for
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 2 2020 Our gut microbiota can crucially influence our behavior and neurodevelopment. New research of the Ethology Department at the Faculty of Science at Eötvös Loránd University indicates that dogs’ aging mechanism and memory performance are also linked to their gut microbiome composition. According to the study, dogs and humans
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FDA Approves Xaracoll (bupivacaine hydrochloride) Implant for Acute Postsurgical Pain Relief Following Open Inguinal Hernia Repair Print this page ATHLONE, Ireland, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Innocoll Holdings Limited, a specialty pharmaceutical company and portfolio business of Gurnet Point Capital, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Xaracoll  for acute
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[embedded content] The internet lit up recently over COVID-19 death statistics from the CDC. In this video, ZdoggMD explains what they actually show. Following is a transcript of his remarks: Hey everybody, Dr. Z. OK, I came here for this live broadcast back today because so many people are talking about this CDC data that
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More than 25,000 cases of Covid-19 have been reported from colleges and universities in 37 states, according to a CNN tally through Wednesday. But it’s not just college students getting more infections. The number of new cases among children has jumped 17% in two weeks, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s
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Last weekend, I stayed in a tiny cabin at a campground near the beach. I knew I would be able to socially distance myself from others, while enjoying the outdoors and the late August weather. I knew the area well, and I took precautions, cleaned my living area, brought my own hand soap and utensils,
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Posted on July 11, 2014 by Taylor Rhea Skim the headlines of any major news outlet or social media channel and you’ll find articles, blogs and posts touting urban agriculture, farming and gardening as new and emerging trends. In New York, however, the residents of Atria Penfield have been doing it for years. Since 2011,
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Do you constantly worry about what could go wrong if you try something new? Here’s why letting go of this anxiety, and embracing the idea of failure, could lead to bigger and better things… In a world where carefully-curated social media feeds show us pictures of perfection and success every day, failure is not something
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The Trump administration has said it won’t join the worldwide effort to develop, manufacture and distribute a coronavirus vaccine, partly because the WHO is involved, according to The Washington Post. More than 170 countries are poised to join the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility, or COVAX, the WHO reported last week. The collaboration is meant
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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.
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For medical school, you apply to multiple schools, hopefully get several acceptances, and choose the program that you like most. For residency, it’s not so straightforward. Instead, you’ll be using the NRMP Match and it’s Nobel Prize winning algorithm. Here’s how it works. ???? Sign up for my weekly newsletter – https://medschoolinsiders.com/newsletter ???? Website &
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This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Lorena Bergstrom A new awareness campaign helps people with diabetes recognize and plan for low blood sugar with emergency toolkits, discussion prompts, journaling, and a support network   Low blood sugar can be a scary thing – it often sneaks up when people least expect it,
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When a child is diagnosed with cancer, treatment will typically involve a combination of chemotherapy drugs, surgery and for many, radiotherapy. And if the cancer comes back after these treatments, the options become even more limited. For some children, there may be a clinical trial that could help. But many are testing combinations of chemotherapy
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New research published in The Journal of Physiology shows that oxytocin plays an important role in combatting stress disrupting our digestive systems Stress rarely leaves us feeling good physically or mentally, but research conducted at the Penn State University College of Medicine has revealed it could be having a greater impact on our digestive health
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Do you feel stressed? Worried about something in the future or about the repercussions of the past? Much of the time, anxiety is a natural, automatic response to stressful stimuli, and is perfectly normal. That said, there are varying intensities of anxiety and sometimes it can be debilitating.  There are systems in the human body
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