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A New Drug for A.L.S., but the Diagnosis Remains Dire

A neighbor of mine was recently told he has a devastating neurological disorder that is usually fatal within a few years of diagnosis. Though a new drug was recently approved for the illness, treatments may only slow progression of the disease for a time or extend life for maybe two or three months.<p>…

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Remembrance of things past—bacterial memory of gut inflammation

The microbiome, or the collections of microorganisms present in the body, is known to affect human health and disease and researchers are thinking …

Biology

Medical school graduates fleeing Illinois

The number of medical school graduates who stay in Illinois after graduating from the state's public universities is plummeting.<p>Crain's Chicago …

Medical Education

Poem of the week: It Will Make a Fine Hospital by Andrew Dimitri

Drawing on firsthand experience of war zones, Dimitri laconically balances awareness of their appalling damage with hope for the future<p><b>It Will Make a Fine Hospital</b><br>(from <i>Winter in Northern Iraq</i>)<p>I had overestimated<br>the size of the square<br>in the middle of town<br>by quite a lot.<br>But it was still big,<br>more than …

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Med school student: Military service helped me escape poverty

Before he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, Javier Galvan had pretty much given up.<p>"I didn't have anything going for me," he said. "I didn't see a future."<p>Galvan's father had left when he was five years old. Struggling to get by, his mother moved Galvan andhis two siblings from California back to her …

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Is neuroenhancement by noninvasive brain stimulation a net zero-sum proposition?

2014 Jan 15;85 Pt 3:1058-68. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.07.038. Epub 2013 Jul 21.<p>1Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, …

Neuroscience

This Is How To Kill Bad Habits With Mindfulness

<b>Before we commence with the festivities, I just wanted to let you know my first book is now a Wall Street Journal bestseller! To check it out, click</b> …

Mindfulness

From NFL Player To Neurosurgeon: 'Why Can't I Do Both?'

Myron Rolle talks about his long journey from playing football at Florida State University and joining the NFL to going to Harvard medical school to start his residency in neurosurgery.

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8 Habits That Make Millennials Stressed And Unproductive

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), millennials experience more stress and are less able to manage it than any other …

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Behind the self-defence lessons for AIIMS doctors lies the failure of Indian medical education

Martial arts are not the remedy for India’s inequities.<p>The Resident Doctors Association of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi has …

Medical Education

Google reportedly launched an AI investment program

Google has reportedly launched a new program to support promising AI ventures. The initiative will provide services ranging from mentorship to workspace, according to Axios.<p>The most promising startups or projects may receive co-investments from the new initiative and Google Ventures ranging from $1 …

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You Have the Power to Physically Reshape Your Brain

Neuroplasticity is the idea that you can alter your brain in a physical and mental way by changing its stimuli — which can include environment, …

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Want to Lose Weight? You Should Stop Counting Calories

No more meal math: Eating high-quality foods—including plenty of fat—is the new golden rule of weight loss.<p>Keri Rabe, a 41-year-old elementary school …

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Messages from the Dean - About Us - Harvard Business School

25 May 2017<p>Dean Nohria Addresses the Class of 2017<p><i>As prepared by Dean Nitin Nohria, 25 May 2017</i><p>Class of 2017, friends and family, and members of the …

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Got Voter Anger Issues? There's An App for That

<i>In this occasional series, OZY takes to the streets and neighborhoods across the globe to ask a simple question: “How was your day?”</i><p><b>Aidan McCarty</b><p>My …

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Blue Skies Ahead

Blue Skies AheadHMS Class of 2017 grads celebrate, look to futureBy KEVIN JIANGThu, 2017-05-25Grey skies did little to dampen the spirits of more …

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5 Ways We Can Begin Taking Preventative Measures Today To Improve Brain Fitness

When we talk about cures for brain illness, we tend to think in terms of the distant future. Diseases like Alzheimer's pose challenges to society at large, and the search for solutions is often measured in decades—not days. The biggest societal challenge is, of course, disease burden, with mental …

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1 in 5 Kids Killed in Car Crashes Are Not Restrained Properly

A new report says 20 percent of child deaths in car accidents could be prevented if kids were properly strapped into car seats, booster seats, or seat belts.<p>According to new traffic accident research from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and Harvard Medical School, one in every five …

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9 Science-Backed Weight Loss Tips

Losing weight is tough, both mentally and physically. New science shows that when the body starts to lose substantial amounts of weight, it fights …

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Harvard scientist believes he may have figured out how to stop the aging process

posted at 12:01 pm on May 25, 2017 by Jazz Shaw<p>So who’s up for being immortal?<p>This may not quite live up to that sort of expectation, but it would be …

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Of all the flavors in the world, we choose salty — and that’s not good

While the adjective salty can be used in today’s slang to describe one’s personality, it also pertains to our food. It’s saturated in it. And that’s …

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Amy Reed, Doctor Who Fought a Risky Medical Procedure, Dies at 44

Dr. Amy J. Reed, a physician and cancer patient who turned a personal calamity into a crusade to spare other women from the medical procedure that harmed her, died Wednesday night at her home in Yardley, Pa. She was 44.<p>Her husband, Dr. Hooman Noorchashm, said the cause was leiomyosarcoma of the …

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Chocolate is good for you - especially if you're male - new study suggests

Chocolate lovers rejoice!

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Run for your (long) life

“Researchers find that running can add three years to your life!” shout the headlines. And yes, a new study did find that cardiovascular exercise, …

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The Atlantic to Convene Full Day Summit on State and Future of Health Care With Leading Experts from Across U.S.

“PULSE: On the Front Lines of Health Care” in Boston on Tuesday, June 13; 9AM-5PM EST at the State Room<p>Washington, D.C. (May 24, 2017) -- While the future of federal health care policy remains on the brink of a major legislative overhaul, new technologies and innovations are making once impossible …

Medical Education

The Case For Slacking Off In School

This quarter, during the block of our Human Health and Disease course dedicated to learning about the pulmonary system, I conducted one of the …

Medical Education

Study finds new genetic clues to psoriasis

A study by the University of Michigan has identified new genetic pathways and potential treatment targets for psoriasis.

Medical Education

The 7 Rules Of Weight Loss

Joel Snape Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 20:31 To transform your brain as well as your body, we’ve compiled a guide to everything you need to know to build …

Weight Loss

Do Doctors Get Worse as They Get Older?

A debate has erupted within medicine over how to ensure that physicians maintain their clinical skills throughout their careers. The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has long required internists to pass Maintenance of Certification exams every 10 years to keep their board-certified …

Medical Education

We need to fix a patient data gap to cope with the rise of “rich” diseases in Africa

When it comes to killer diseases in Africa many people think of infectious diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, or even Ebola. But the reality is that diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease – known as non-communicable diseases (NCDs)—are a major threat.<p>It’s estimated that there will be …

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