Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Pregnancy doesn’t drive women doctors out of surgical training

By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study disputes a common stereotype that women who become pregnant during surgical training often drop out of those training programs. Researchers led by Dr. Erin G. Brown of the University of California, Davis found that neither women nor men who had children born during their school’s surgical residency program were more likely to quit than residents who did not have children during training. Brown told Reuters Health the idea for the study came to her when she was pregnant with her daughter, now one and a half years old, during her surgical residency. It’s a slow, steady culture change away from the old boys’ club mentality that women who have children during training aren’t going to cut it,” she said. via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

Dutch prepare to mourn as task of identifying bodies begins

The remains of the victims of last week's downing of a Malaysian airliner will begin to arrive in the Netherlands on Wednesday, but the intricate and harrowing process of giving names to the bodies could take weeks or months, Dutch officials said. Two military transport aircraft will touch down at 1400 GMT (10 a.m. ET) at the airport in Eindhoven in the southern Netherlands on Wednesday, which has been declared the country's first day of mourning in more than half a century. At Eindhoven, the first bodies will be unloaded to a solemn trumpet salute as dignitaries including the Dutch King and Queen and representatives of other countries that lost citizens look on, the Dutch governement said. The Netherlands is taking the lead in identifying the 298 victims of Thursday's crash, 193 of whom were Dutch. via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

Pregnancy doesn’t drive women doctors out of surgical training

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study disputes a common stereotype that women who become pregnant during surgical training often drop out of those training programs.















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Exercise may slow physical and mental decline after menopause

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who exercise regularly after menopause tend to maintain their physical strength and mental acuity longer than those who don’t, according to a new review of past studies that found exercise that gets the heart rate up is best.


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The Process Of Making Ramen Noodles Is Coolest Thing You'll Learn Today

It looks like a big roll of toilet paper at one point.


Kenshiro Uki of Sun Noodle in New Jersey shows us how ramen noodles are made, and it's surprisingly mesmerizing.



Video courtesy of Potluck Video.


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The process starts with creating the dough. According to Kenshiro, the most important part of this process is to mix the dough until every particle of flour has hit every particle of water.


The process starts with creating the dough. According to Kenshiro, the most important part of this process is to mix the dough until every particle of flour has hit every particle of water.


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The ramen dough then gets rolled into sheets, and is left to age for 45 minutes. Aging the dough allows for the glutens to rest and develop properly, which will then give the final product the desired chewy texture.


The ramen dough then gets rolled into sheets, and is left to age for 45 minutes. Aging the dough allows for the glutens to rest and develop properly, which will then give the final product the desired chewy texture.


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After, the sheets of ramen dough gets cut, and the noodles begin to form.


After, the sheets of ramen dough gets cut, and the noodles begin to form.


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Pelzman's Picks: Last Week in Primary Care

(MedPage Today) -- Pelzman's Picks is a compilation of links to blog posts, articles, tweets, journal studies, opinion pieces, and news briefs related to primary care that caught the eye of Fred Pelzman, MD, last week. via MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians Read More Here..

Exercise may slow physical and mental decline after menopause

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who exercise regularly after menopause tend to maintain their physical strength and mental acuity longer than those who don’t, according to a new review of past studies that found exercise that gets the heart rate up is best. “We found that all the studies showed that physical activity was associated with decreased rates of cognitive decline and that even becoming active in later life as opposed to a lifetime of physical activity still lowered the risk compared to those who were inactive,” said Debra Anderson. Anderson worked on the study at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation of the Queensland University of Technology in Kelvin Grove, Australia. She and her team reviewed 21 studies published between 2009 and 2014 assessing exercise or leisure time physical activity among women ages 65 and older. via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

U.S. Senate panel advances global disabilities treaty

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee voted on Tuesday to advance a U.N. treaty to protect people with disabilities from discrimination, but the agreement faces a tough fight winning the two-thirds majority needed for ratification by the full Senate. Although 146 nations and the European Union have ratified the United Nations convention, it has failed to win approval in the deeply divided Senate, where many conservatives are wary of subjecting American social policies to global laws. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 12-6 in favor of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Only two Republicans, John McCain and John Barrasso, joined the panel's 10 Democrats in favor. via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

Drugmakers to share neglected compounds with British academia

A group of seven leading drugmakers has agreed to share an array of neglected experimental medicines with British academic researchers in the latest example of the deepening ties between industry and external scientists. British business minister Vince Cable announced the new partnership on Tuesday between the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the companies, under which the researchers will gain access to "deprioritized" pharmaceutical compounds. AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Takeda and UCB have all signed up to the scheme, which builds on the success of an earlier two-way program between AstraZeneca and the MRC. via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

California law limits school football practices to cut concussions

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Football practices at which middle- and high-school students tackle each other will be restricted in California under a law signed on Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, the latest U.S. effort to minimize brain injuries from the popular sport. The measure, which limits practices with full-on tackling during the playing season and prohibits them during most of the off-season, comes amid growing concern nationwide over brain damage that can result from concussions among student as well as professional athletes. "This is a very balanced approach," said Democratic Assemblyman Ken Cooley, the law's author. It's good for kids and it's good for parents." The measure, which goes into effect in January, makes California the 20th state to restrict practices by middle school and high school football teams during which tackling and other full-contact activities are allowed. via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

Drugmakers to share neglected compounds with British academia

LONDON (Reuters) - A group of seven leading drugmakers has agreed to share an array of neglected experimental medicines with British academic researchers in the latest example of the deepening ties between industry and external scientists.















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Top 5 Sources of Good Carbohydrates

07 Apr 2014 Carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy. In recent years, carbs have gotten a bad reputation as the macronutrient that causes weight gain. The slightest hint of eating carbs while on a diet conjures up lectures from gym nutritionists about the benefits of going low carb. The reality is weight balance has much more to do with overall calorie intake than carbohydrate levels. Foods rich in [good] carbohydrates have many health benefits including: lower cholesterol, reduced risk of heart disease/cancer and help with weight loss.

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Monday, 21 July 2014

Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

CHICAGO (AP) — Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools — their health may also benefit, a study suggests. via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

Texas man arrested for posing as veterinarian

By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A 26-year-old Houston man has been arrested for practicing veterinary medicine without a license after he dispensed medicine and performed makeshift treatments on at least 50 animals, police said on Monday. Wilfredo Gutierrez, who worked as a technician at a veterinary clinic, supplemented his income by posing as a licensed vet. Pet owners "really believed that he was a veterinarian,” said Suzanne Hollifield of the Houston Police Department's Animal Cruelty Squad. A lawyer for Gutierrez was not immediately available for comment. via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

Yum, McDonald's apologize as new China food scandal hits

Employees work at a production line prior to a seizure at the Husi Food factory in Shanghai By Adam Jourdan and Lisa Baertlein SHANGHAI/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Yum Brands Inc and McDonald's Corp are facing a new food safety scare in China, denting the fast-food companies' efforts to shore up reputations and businesses that were hurt by a 2012 safety scandal in one of their biggest markets. McDonald's and KFC parent Yum apologized to customers on Monday after Chinese regulators shut a local meat supplier following a TV report that showed workers picking up meat from a factory floor, as well as mixing meat beyond its expiration date with fresh meat. The companies said they immediately stopped using the supplier, Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, a unit of Aurora, Illinois-based OSI Group, and had switched to alternatives. They added that the factory served restaurants in the Shanghai area.




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Someone Combined Red Lobster And Chick-Fil-A To Make The Ultimate Chicken Biscuit

“Every once in awhile a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything.” —Steve Jobs


This, friends, is a cheddar chicken biscuit. It is 50% Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuit, 50% Chick-Fil-A fried chicken filet, 100% OMGHOWHASTHISNOTBEENDONEBEFORE


This, friends, is a cheddar chicken biscuit. It is 50% Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuit, 50% Chick-Fil-A fried chicken filet, 100% OMGHOWHASTHISNOTBEENDONEBEFORE


It is sold at neither Chick-Fil-A nor Red Lobster, but rather came into existence out of the sheer will power of three San Francisco residents.


Kunaal Arya


It all began when three friends discussed taking a road trip out of San Francisco so that they could eat at Red Lobster.


It all began when three friends discussed taking a road trip out of San Francisco so that they could eat at Red Lobster.


(San Jose is not 8 hours away from San Francisco. This is comedic hyperbole.)


Kunaal Arya


BUT THEN THANKS TO BRITTANY SOMETHING AMAZING OCCURRED:


BUT THEN THANKS TO BRITTANY SOMETHING AMAZING OCCURRED:


Kunaal Arya


Less than 24 hours later, the group executed their plan.


Less than 24 hours later, the group executed their plan.


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Grow a Key Inner Strength

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Chocolate too bitter? Swap sugar for mushrooms

By Marcy Nicholson NEW YORK (Reuters) - An upstart U.S. food technology company has developed a unique fermentation process using mushrooms to reduce bitterness in cocoa beans that it believes will cut sugar content in chocolate candy. A year after first launching its fermentation method to reduce bitterness in coffee beans, one of the world's biggest commodity markets, MycoTechnology, Inc is expanding into cocoa and will launch its process on Tuesday. via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

Action Is the Key in Alzheimer's Prevention

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Donated skulls in Washington state lead to more human remains

Two human skulls prepared for clinical use that were donated to a Bellevue, Washington thrift store, are pictured in this undated handout photo By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Authorities in Washington state were looking for a person who donated three human skulls to a thrift store last month, and said on Monday their pleas for information had instead prompted the handover of yet more human remains. The Seattle and King County Medical Examiner said they were hoping to speak with the person who left behind the three skulls at a Goodwill store in Bellevue in the hopes of learning the origin of the remains. One of the skulls was more than 100 years old and appears to be the fragile remains of a Native American child, said medical examiner spokesman Keith Seinfeld. "We have issued this plea for information, particularly in regard to the Native American child so we can return it to the tribe from which it came," he said.




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Health dept.: West Virginia clinic reused needles

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Health officials on Monday advised patients of a West Virginia pain management clinic to be tested for blood-borne infectious diseases after an investigation found that needles had been reused. via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

How a Celebrity's Breast Health Disclosure Matters

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U.S. CDC says it 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred

CDC Director Frieden testifies before a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on Monday. The CDC disclosed the bird flu incident as part of an internal investigation into the agency's mishandling of live anthrax in June, potentially exposing dozens of its own lab workers to the pathogen. While no humans fell ill as a result of the bird flu breach, CDC Director Dr Thomas Frieden has called it “the most distressing" in a series of safety breaches at the agency because of the public risk posed by the virus.




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Doctors can help human trafficking victims: reports

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Healthcare professionals can play a role in addressing human trafficking and sexual exploitation, according to two new reports. Doctors and researchers write in JAMA Pediatrics that it’s up to a collection of people and agencies to advance and strengthen U.S. efforts to prevent, identify and respond to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors. “Human trafficking is a significant worldwide dilemma,” Dr. Aimee Grace said. “In the U.S., healthcare providers can do something about it.” Grace, of Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., is the lead author of one of the reports addressing the integration of lessons about human trafficking into medical education and training. via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

Exclusive: Sterling needs $2 bln sale of NBA's Clippers to pay debt

Los Angeles Clippers NBA basketball team owner Donald Sterling attends the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If the disputed $2 billion sale of professional basketball's Los Angeles Clippers is not completed, it could force team owner Donald Sterling to sell off some of his real estate assets to pay back debt, the executive who manages his holdings told a court on Monday. Darren Schield, the chief financial officer of Sterling's Beverly Hills Properties, testified that Sterling's attempts to block the NBA-record sale his estranged wife brokered would open the door for banks to call the real estate billionaire's $480 million in liabilities. "We would have to start selling our real estate," Schield said in Los Angeles Superior Court, adding that Sterling owns about $2.5 billion in property. "We'd have no choice." Schield was called to testify by lawyers for Sterling's wife, Shelly Sterling, who has asked a probate court to confirm her as having the authority to sell the Clippers to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer.




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Boy found starved in Pennsylvania home, authorities say

By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - The mother and grandparents of a Pennsylvania boy, who authorities say was starved nearly to death, are facing criminal charges, according to court documents. The 7-year-old boy weighed less than 25 pounds (11 kg) when he was found last month at a home in Greenville in western Pennsylvania by child welfare workers investigating a report of "a boy who looked like a human skeleton," according to an affidavit obtained on Monday. "He was being starved in his own home," Dr Jennifer Wolford of the University of Pittsburgh Children's Hospital Child Advocacy Center said in the affidavit. via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

Norovirus Named in Washington Lake Outbreak

The “norovirus-like� stomach bug that sickened more than 260 swimmers at a Washington lake was in fact norovirus, health officials have confirmed. via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

Blog: Secrets of Diet/Exercise - Secret #5: There's no Such Thing as the 'Best' Exercise Routine

21 July 2014 Best is defined as, the most excellent, effective, or desirable type or quality and when it comes to working out, everyone thinks their approach is the most excellent or effective. With an almost endless amount of workout routines to choose from, one of them has to be the best, right?

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