Month: June 2019

The public perception of what it means to be a physician is often woefully inaccurate. From personality to intellect, motivations and biases, much of what you think you know about doctors is probably wrong. So what is true and what is false? We’ll separate the fact from fiction. Sign up for the newsletter: https://medschoolinsiders.com/newsletter Other
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Abortions are a medical way to end a pregnancy. While abortions may cause some pain or cramping, many women can manage the discomfort. In this article, we discuss whether abortions hurt, other side effects, and potential risks and complications. We also explore the potential emotional impact of having an abortion, minimizing pain and side effects,
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Sleeping more may be good for your health, according to The Journal of Sleep Research. Studies have shown the connection between lack of sleep and a higher risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, obesity, and even mortality.  In a recent study, researchers aimed to see the beneficial effects of getting more sleep
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Energy density explains how a study can show participants lose an average of 17 pounds within 21 days while eating a greater quantity of food. Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s free nutrition newsletter and get the Evidence-Based Eating Guide: A Healthy Living Resource from Dr. Greger and NutritionFacts.org. Sign up at https://www.nutritionfacts.org/healthkit. The title of this
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Researchers recently investigated the link between autism and a lack of empathy, finding that autism is a strong predictor of empathy. A common trait among those with autism spectrum disorder is difficulty understanding or feeling what others are feeling, known as cognitive and affective empathy, respectively. Knowledge about the relationship between autism and a lack
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How good is the evidence that flossing is effective, and what have randomized controlled trials shown is the optimal toothbrushing and flossing sequence? Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s free nutrition newsletter and get the Evidence-Based Eating Guide: A Healthy Living Resource from Dr. Greger and NutritionFacts.org. Sign up at https://www.nutritionfacts.org/healthkit. What about oil pulling? Short answer:
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A recent study investigated whether dietary intake of cholesterol or egg consumption was linked to an increased risk of stroke. High cholesterol is a well-known risk factor for several heart complications, including high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes. There has been plenty of research dedicated to understanding how different cholesterol, dietary habits, and food
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Researchers developed a new assessment tool to diagnose dementia that evaluates moral emotions. There are many different types of dementia. Frontotemporal dementia is a type of dementia that is caused by degenerative changes in the frontal regions of the brain, which is often associated with social cognitive impairments. Frontotemporal dementia patients have problems with emotional
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