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The year was 1909. The place was Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr Granville Stanley Hall, first president of the university and of the American Psychological Association (APA), had organized a conference with an impressive list of attendees: psychiatrists Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, philosopher William James, anthropologist Franz Uri Boas, physicist Ernest Rutherford. It
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While just a third of US states have legalized recreational marijuana, Mexico — a country in which drug violence has killed scores of thousands — is moving to legalize marijuana for recreational use.  This legalization will leave America sandwiched between two countries with legal marijuana, Mexico to the south and Canada, which legalized recreational marijuana
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President-elect Joe Biden says one of the first things he’ll do after taking office in January is ask Americans to wear facial coverings for 100 days to curb the coronavirus. “On the first day I’m inaugurated, I’m going to ask the
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Medical innovation often comes fast, but mainstreaming those discoveries into the clinic can come slowly. When the last federal asthma treatment guidelines were released in 2007, George W. Bush was president and the first iPhone was two months old. For a condition that affects over 24 and a half million Americans — almost 8% of
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WASHINGTON — Clinicians could have a lot more services to offer Medicare patients under a new value-based regional direct contracting program announced Thursday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). “From a high-level standpoint, the agency has been focused on value-based care from Day 1, and it’s enjoyed bipartisan support,” CMS Administrator Seema
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Some decisions are etched in stone, or in this case, hair dye. Whether the salon employees already know you as a regular or you’re someone who likes to take the at-home, DIY route, we think you’d agree that once you make the color-it decision, reversing it is generally not an option.  But maintaining that color?
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A couple wearing masks ice skate in solitude at dusk in Huntington Beach, California, on December 1. California, like the rest of the nation, is seeing a dramatic rise in COVID infections and deaths — and Los Angeles County has some of
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Whether you’re someone who gets sunburned walking to your car or who just wants to avoid the chemicals in regular sunscreen, you might find using a natural sunscreen could be your best bet for protecting your skin, even if it’s just for everyday use.  But let’s define “natural” first. Despite the FDA’s lack of regulation
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Any skin-care routine worth following includes a moisturizer worth buying: a moisturizer is a mainstay in any effective skin care regimen. This is because a good product rehydrates your skin, trapping the existing water in the skin to plump and protect it. This keeps your skin healthy, glowing, and of course, looking young. The problem
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More children visited urgent care and retail health clinics in 2019 compared with years prior, but disparities related to which children are accessing these clinics are emerging, according to data from the National Health Interview Survey. Nationally, 26.4% of children visited urgent care and retail health clinics, typically located in grocery stores or pharmacies, at
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“Help is on the way.”  That was the message from UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock this morning, announcing that the United Kingdom has become the first Western country to grant emergency approval for the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. The vaccine The newly approved vaccine was jointly developed by US-based pharmaceutical firm Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech. Pfizer
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Can you find joy in prison? This question resonates in my mind each day I pass through the prison gatehouse. The gatehouse is a physical barrier and a mental one, separating the outside from the inside, seceding the lives of people who guard and care for inmates from the lives of those within. Each morning,
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Murder and assault rates rose nationwide in the first half of 2020, although other violent and property crime rates are on the decline, according to the FBI’s most recent Preliminary Uniform Crime Report (UCR). Legal experts, meanwhile, warn about an increase in hate crimes, which were already spiking in 2019, the FBI said in a
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Two prehospital prediction scales were better than others at identifying stroke patients who might be candidates for mechanical thrombectomy in the Netherlands, though results might vary in other countries and regions. The most accurate large vessel occlusion (LVO) prediction scales were the Los Angeles Motor Scale (LAMS) and Rapid Arterial Occlusion Evaluation (RACE) tool, with
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Dr. Scott Atlas has resigned as special adviser to President Donald Trump, a White House official said on Monday, after a controversial four months during which he clashed repeatedly with other members of the coronavirus task force. Voters’ unhappiness with Trump’s response to the global pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands
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The same week that a yet-to-be peer-reviewed paper found that people infected with Covid-19 may have immunity that last years or longer, the CDC released another study that said that may not be the case.  The CDC study, published in the Nov. 27 issue of the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), found that,
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President-elect Joe Biden will wear an orthopedic walking boot for several weeks after getting hairline fractures in his right foot while playing with his dog on Saturday, The Hill reported, citing Biden transition team members. Biden was playing with Major, one of his two German shepherds, when he slipped and fell. His primary care doctor,
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Whether we buy it at a drugstore or at a salon, hair dye can make a big difference in how we feel about our appearance—but how safe is it?  There are ongoing questions about whether or not hair dye increases cancer risks, with at least two studies linking permanent hair dye with increased likelihood of
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The following is an excerpt from a new book, Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare, by Rebekah Bernard, MD. What is the difference between the practice of medicine and the practice of advanced nursing? Advocates say that nurse practitioners are capable of autonomously diagnosing and treating acute
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An eye exam may be all that is needed to diagnose Parkinson’s disease, new research shows. Using an advanced machine-learning algorithm and fundus eye images, which depict the small blood vessels and more at the back of the eye, investigators are able to classify patients with Parkinson’s disease compared against a control group. “We discovered
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Older adults should be recommended for hospital-based lifestyle interventions to reduce weight, say UK investigators after finding there was no difference in weight loss between older and younger individuals in their program for those with morbid obesity. Thomas M. Barber, PhD, and colleagues looked back at nearly 250 randomly selected adults who attended their obesity
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