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How to approach delusional infestation

Consider delusional infestation in patients who present with a fixed belief that they are infested with living or non-living organisms in the absence of medical evidence for this  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Kids Less Sexually Active Than People Think

Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of young teenagers in the USA are Virgins. Sexual activity becomes more common when children reach the ages of 16, 17 onwards.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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It takes more than one cell mutation for asbestos exposure to lead to cancer

It has been a long held belief that tumors arising from exposure to asbestos are caused by mutations in one cell, which then produces multiple clones.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Does 'dyslexia' disable teachers?

Different labels for difficulties with reading have been found to be associated with varying beliefs in how effective teachers believe they can be.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Aging Overweight Males At Increased Risk For Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Refuting a belief long held by many physicians, a Mayo Clinic study found that rheumatoid arthritis patients also can get gout.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Salt, not high blood pressure, may be to blame for that headache

Departing from the belief that a special diet aimed at lowering high blood pressure can ease headaches, a new study suggests it is simply salt intake that is the culprit.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Cochlear implant users can hear, feel the beat in music

People who use cochlear implants for profound hearing loss do respond to certain aspects of music, contrary to common beliefs and limited scientific research, says a research team headed by an...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Intolerance of error, and blame culture, drive medical excess, say US doctors

A zero tolerance for error and uncertainty drives the culture of overdiagnosis and overtreatment, say two senior US doctors in The BMJ.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Study suggests altering gut bacteria might mitigate lupus

Lactobacillus species, commonly seen in yogurt cultures, correlate, in the guts of mouse models, with mitigation of lupus symptoms, while Lachnospiraceae, a type of Clostridia, correlate with...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Inappropriate breast, prostate cancer imaging 'may be driven by regional factors'

Regional culture and infrastructure may be behind high rates of inappropriate breast and prostate cancer imaging, finds a new study.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Pharmacist survey shows huge growth in compounded menopausal hormone therapy

Among prescriptions filled for menopausal hormone therapy (HT) in the U.S., almost half now are custom-compounded 'bioidentical' hormones, according to analysis of a recent survey of nearly 500...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Glasgow children can become socialised into gang culture at 12 years of age, new research says

Children in Glasgow can become socialised into the city's gang culture from as young as 12 years old, new research says.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Sweeping prostate cancer review upends widely held belief on radiation after surgery

Findings shed light on side effects of radiation after prostate removalImportant news for men receiving treatment for prostate cancer: Two new studies from the...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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How the human immune system keeps TB at bay

A new tissue culture model using human white blood cells shows how people with a latent - or symptom-free - tuberculosis infection are protected from active disease by a critical early step in...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Culture-based screening strategy reduced incidence of immigration-related tuberculosis in U.S.

Implementation of the culture-based algorithm may have substantially reduced the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) among newly arrived, foreign-born persons in the United States, according to an...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Study debunks common misconception that urine is sterile

Bacteria have been discovered in the bladders of healthy women, discrediting the common belief that normal urine is sterile.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Blood Culture Testing: Send Samples Selectively to Lower Costs

In 2010, 4.1 percent of emergency department patients received blood culture testing.  
acepnow.com
over 4 years ago
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Solid Investment Strategies -- Financial Plan vs. Gene Therapy Plan

In our Western culture, the concept of having a financial advisor to educate and create a financial plan -- both to realize short-term goals and best sec...  
huffingtonpost.com
over 4 years ago
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Changing the Culture of Mental Health Can Help Us Prevent Tragedies

The tragic news of the crash of the Germanwings jetliner in the French Alps on March 24 caused immediate shock, sadness, and an outpouring of sympathy an...  
huffingtonpost.com
over 4 years ago
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'Culture war' of gay conversion therapy - BBC News

Gay conversion therapy is a fiercely contested topic - advocates claim it's not harmful but it's been condemned by UK health organisations. Here two men who have undergone treatment outline their opposing views.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago