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Emerging applications of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS): e‑sports skills training, cognitive enhancement in older adults

10 Minutes of Electrical Stimulation During Gaming Helps Improve e‑Sports Skills (Technology Networks):

Researchers at Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software and University of Limerick (UL), have found video gamers can significantly improve their esport skills by training for just 10 minutes a day.

The research team at Lero’s Esports Science Research Lab (ESRL) at UL also found novice gamers benefited most when they wore a custom headset delivering transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for 20 minutes before training sessions.

Participants wore a custom headset (HALO Neuroscience™) designed to deliver transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). However, some received no stimulation, others just a ‘sham’ treatment, while the remainder received a 20-minute exposure.

“Our study found that novice gamers who received tDCS over their motor cortex before training improved their performance on the specific task over five days, significantly more than novices who trained following no such stimulus,”

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Ask KHN-PolitiFact: I’ve Recovered From Covid. Why Do I Still Have to Mask Up?

More than 120 million Americans have joined arguably the most sought-after club on Earth: those immunized against the coronavirus. Fully vaccinated people were given the green light in March by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to gather with other fully vaccinated people or with low-risk unvaccinated people from one other household without a mask and, earlier this month, to travel without quarantining afterward. (As reports of state and local case surges mount, the CDC is increasingly urging caution.)


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But what about all the people — a number impossible to count, though estimated to be in the millions — who now possess some degree of immunity because they recovered from covid-19?

The agency recommends that everyone — vaccinated, recovered or otherwise — wear a mask in public.

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The FDA Seeks a New Way to Review Old Drugs Without Causing Prices to Soar

Chuck Peterson of Omaha, Nebraska, recently experienced a swollen, painful knuckle caused by arthritis. He got a prescription for colchicine.

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Doctors have used the drug for treating gout and other rheumatic conditions for well over two centuries.

When Peterson went to the pharmacy, he was shocked to discover that a two-month supply of 120 pills, distributed by Par Pharmaceutical, would cost him $225 out-of-pocket on his Medicare Part D drug plan. Taking it for an additional three months, as his rheumatologist wanted him to do, would cost him nearly $600 under his drug plan.

A dozen years ago, the drug cost about a dime per pill.

“My reaction was ‘goodness gracious,’ or maybe something I couldn’t say in polite company,” he said.

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What Is A Holistic Health Care Provider?

A common training program will require venipuncture techniques, hands-on clinical practical internships and one hundred and sixty classroom hours in addition to the clinical practical internship.

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Find Holistic Colleges in the United States and Canada. It may sound unbelievable, but it is not required to have a certificate to start a career in phlebotomy. In America, only California and Louisiana require persons who are not doctors, nurses or clinical lab scientist to carry a license to draw blood. This means if under proper supervision, one can draw blood whether one has ample experience or education doing so. The fact is however that without being certified, one cannot easily find a job as a phlebotomist. Another online masters program which appears to be high on the list for students is the public health courses. These courses include nursing degrees and more. Nurses can work in … Read the rest

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Understanding The Introductory Psychology CLEP Test

Also a deprivation during early childhood can lead to selfishness, showing in overeating, secret consuming of niceties without sharing, and similar tendencies, in adult life.

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The doctoral degree is the highest academic credential that one can achieve or earn. sciencefile Based in Savannah, Georgia, South University is a system of non-profit schools focusing on degrees for Business and Health Professions. The school has 13-campuses across several states with their first online bachelors degrees becoming available in 2004. Feminine psychology is also involved in highlighting the gender bias that existed in traditional psychological theories and offers alternative theories to counter those biases and propagate new thinking. Work related to hysteria and neurosis is particularly important in this regard. Hospitals and medical facilities: Many organizations offer classes and events about topics like nutrition and exercise as preventative care – and continue to look for ways to educate people … Read the rest

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Does ADHD treatment enable long-term academic success? (Yes, especially when pharmacological and non-pharma treatments are combined)

Academic difficulties are one of the most important adverse consequences of ADHD, and they frequently contribute to parents’ decision to seek treatment for their child. Whether treatment consistently yields a positive impact on long-term academic success is thus an important issue; however, the answer to this question has been somewhat controversial.

A study published recently in the Journal of Attention Disorders, Long-term outcomes of ADHD: Academic achievement and academic performance, represents the most comprehensive effort to date to identify and synthesize research related to this important question.

The Study:

The authors began by identifying all studies published between 1980 and 2012 that reported long-term academic outcomes for youth with ADHD; this was defined as at least 2 years beyond an initial baseline assessment. All studies included a comparison group — either a normative comparison sample or youth with ADHD who were not treated — or a comparison measure, e.g., a … Read the rest

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Biden Moves to Overturn Trump Birth Control Rules

The Biden administration Wednesday formally proposed the repeal of Trump-era regulations barring abortion referrals and making other changes intended to evict Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from the federal family planning program, Title X. The 2019 rules dramatically limited access to these family planning services for many low-income people.

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In promising to return to the pre-Trump rules for the program, the new regulations by the Department of Health and Human Services note that the Trump policy “has been devastating to the hundreds of thousands of Title X clients who have lost access to critical family planning and related preventive health services.” Since the Trump rules took effect, Planned Parenthood and many city and state health departments have dropped out of the program, resulting in six states with no Title X providers and six more with dramatically reduced services.

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Study with 330 centenarians finds that cognitive decline is not inevitable

Hendrikje van Andel Schipper (1890–2005)

Age-Related Cognitive Decline May Not Be Inevitable (WebMD):

It is often assumed that a decrease in memory and brain function are inevitable parts of aging, but a new study of centenarians suggests otherwise.

Investigators found that despite the presence of neurological issues generally associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), many centenarians maintained high levels of cognitive performance.

(Henne Holstege, PhD, assistant professor at Amsterdam University Medical Center) said her interest in researching aging and cognitive health was inspired by the “fascinating” story of Hendrikje van Andel Schipper, who died at age 115 in 2005 “completely cognitively healthy.” Her mother, who died at age 100, was also cognitively intact at the end of her life.

“I wanted to know how it is possible that some people can completely escape all aspects of cognitive decline while reaching extreme ages,” Holstege said…

Despite findings of neuropathologic “hallmarks” of Alzheimer’s

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Orange County Hospital Seeks Divorce From Large Catholic Health System

In early 2013, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Orange County, California, joined with St. Joseph Health, a local Catholic hospital chain, amid enthusiastic promises that their affiliation would broaden access to care and improve the health of residents across the community.


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Eight years later, Hoag says this vision of achieving “population health” is dead, and it wants out. It is embroiled in a legal battle for independence from Providence, a Catholic health system with 51 hospitals across seven states, which absorbed St. Joseph in 2016, bringing Hoag along with it.

In a lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court last May, Hoag argues that remaining a “captive affiliate” of the nation’s 10th-largest health system, headquartered nearly 1,200 miles away in Washington state, constrains its ability to meet the needs of the local population.

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The Psychology Of Crime

In general, psychologists use specialized techniques such as interviews, psychometric testing and workshop based meetings to help clients deal with their emotional and psychological problems.

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As a profession, psychology has diversified a lot over the years. One advantage of earning an online psychology degree is that it is flexible enough for the working or the busy people to earn their degree online without having to stop their current job or work. Second, you will have to check into the expense of earning a psychology degree online. It may be a good deal cheaper than attending a regular college or university. Before one chooses a training program, one should ensure the requirements are met for the certification. This is in respect of the associations. Internships should also be included as part of the education process. At least 2 years’ experience working in a clinical lab or … Read the rest

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