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Blocking Excessive Division of Cell Powerhouses Reduces Liver Cell Death in Cholestasis

6 hours ago − Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
AUGUSTA, Ga. "The power plants that fuel liver cells rapidly splinter when exposed to bile salts that aid digestion, prompting cell death, but blocking this excessive fission appears to protect the liver, scientists report. …
• Limit Imaging Scans for Headache? Neurosurgeons Raise Concerns − 6 hours ago
• Disadvantaged Men More Likely to Do 'Women's Work' Reveals New Study − 6 hours ago
• Study: an Alternative for Pain Control After Knee Replacement Surgery − 6 hours ago
• Suppressing a Protein Reduces Cancer Spread in Mice − 6 hours ago
• New Technology Makes Tissues, Someday Maybe Organs − 6 hours ago
• Researchers Discover New Genetic Anomalies in Lung Cancer − 7 hours ago
• One in Every Three People with Type 1 Diabetes Produces Insulin Years Post-diagnosis − 7 hours ago
• Technophobia May Keep Seniors from Using Apps to Manage Diabetes − 2 days ago
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12-22-14

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Chemical Widely Used in Antibacterial Hand Soaps May Impair Muscle Function
Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical widely used in hand soaps and other personal-care products, hinders muscle contractions at a cellular level, slows swimming in fish and reduces muscular strength in…
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10-22-14

Highly Effective New Anti-cancer Drug Shows Few Side Effects in Mice

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12-22-14
Disadvantaged Men More Likely to Do 'Women's Work' Reveals New Study
New research has revealed that men who are disabled and from an ethnic minority are significantly more likely to do jobs traditionally associated with women. The work, led…
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12-22-14

Blocking Excessive Division of Cell Powerhouses Reduces Liver Cell Death in Cholestasis

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12-22-14

New Technology Makes Tissues, Someday Maybe Organs

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12-22-14
Limit Imaging Scans for Headache? Neurosurgeons Raise Concerns
December 22, 2014 - Recent guidelines seeking to reduce the use of neuroimaging tests for patients with headaches run the risk of missing or delaying the diagnosis of brain…
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12-22-14

Suppressing a Protein Reduces Cancer Spread in Mice

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12-22-14

Study: an Alternative for Pain Control After Knee Replacement Surgery

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12-22-14
One in Every Three People with Type 1 Diabetes Produces Insulin Years Post-diagnosis
BOSTON, December 19, 2014 - About one-third of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) produce insulin, as measured by C-peptide, a byproduct of insulin production, even upward of forty…
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Early Exposure to Antidepressants Affects Adult Anxiety And Serotonin Transmission

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12-20-14

A Polymorphism And the Bacteria Inside of Us Help Dictate Inflammation, Antitumor Activity

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12-20-14
Technophobia May Keep Seniors from Using Apps to Manage Diabetes
Despite showing interest in web or mobile apps to help manage their Type 2 diabetes, only a small number of older adults actually use them, says a new study…
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12-20-14
Parents' BMI Decreases with Child Involved in School-based, Community Obesity Intervention
[Boston, MA December18, 2014] Parents of children involved in an elementary school-based community intervention to prevent obesity appear to share in its health benefits. A new analysis of Shape…
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Cancer, Oncology

Researchers Discover New Genetic Anomalies in Lung Cancer


7 hours ago − University of Michigan Health System
• New Technology Makes Tissues, Someday Maybe Organs − 6 hours ago
• Suppressing a Protein Reduces Cancer Spread in Mice − 6 hours ago
• A Polymorphism And the Bacteria Inside of Us Help Dictate Inflammation, Antitumor Activity − 2 days ago
• Cells Identified That Enhance Tumor Growth And Suppress Anti-cancer Immune Attack − 2 days ago
• Latest Evidence on Using Hormone Replacement Therapy for Treating Menopausal Symptoms − 3 days ago
• Scientists Identify New And Beneficial Function of Endogenous Retroviruses in Immune Response − 3 days ago
 
AIDS, HIV

Geospatial Study Identifies Hotspots in Deaths from HIV/AIDS And Hepatitis C in Massachusetts


11 days ago − Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus
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• Study Finds Affordable Care Act Leaves Many Children Without Important Benefits − 14 days ago
• Advances in Lymphoma And Multiple Myeloma Treatment Seek to Improve Outcomes for Patients − 14 days ago
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Stroke, Cerebral Infarction
Latest Evidence on Using Hormone Replacement Therapy for Treating Menopausal Symptoms

3 days ago − Wiley
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms, in particular for younger women at the onset of the menopause, suggests a new review published today (19 December) in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG). The review highlights that menopausal symptoms, including hot flushes and night sweats are common, affecting around 70% of women for an average of 5 years but may continue for many years…
• People with Blood Groups A, B And AB at Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Than Group O − 3 days ago
• Less Than Half of UK Prescriptions for Antipsychotics Issued for Main Licensed Conditions − 3 days ago
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• Life Expectancy Increases Globally as Death Toll Falls from Major Diseases − 4 days ago
• Growing Shortage of Stroke Specialists Seen − 5 days ago
• Mild Memory & Thinking Issues: What Works, What Doesn't? U-M Experts Weigh the Evidence − 5 days ago
 
Surgery

Blocking Excessive Division of Cell Powerhouses Reduces Liver Cell Death in Cholestasis


6 hours ago − Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
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• New Technology Makes Tissues, Someday Maybe Organs − 6 hours ago
• Researchers Discover New Genetic Anomalies in Lung Cancer − 7 hours ago
• Reducing Emergency Surgery Cuts Health Care Costs − 2 days ago
• Islet Cell Transplantation Restores Type 1 Diabetics' Blood Sugar Defense Mechanisms − 3 days ago
 
Infectious Disease
Cells Identified That Enhance Tumor Growth And Suppress Anti-cancer Immune Attack

2 days ago − St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
(MEMPHIS, Tenn. - DECEMBER 18, 2014) A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists has identified the population of white blood cells that tumors use to enhance growth and suppress the disease-fighting immune system. The results, which appear in the December 18 edition of the scientific journal Immunity, mark a turning point in cancer immunology and provide the foundation for developing more effective immunotherapies. …
• SLU Research Finds Enzyme Inhibitors Suppress Herpes Simplex Virus Replication − 3 days ago
• Resistance to Anti-viral Drug May Be More Likely in Cystic Fibrosis Patients − 3 days ago
• Cell-associated HIV Mucosal Transmission: The Neglected Pathway − 3 days ago
• High-dose Flu Vaccine Superior for Frail Elderly Living in Long-term Care Facilities − 4 days ago
• The Lancet: World Population Gains More Than 6 Years of Life Expectancy Since 1990 − 4 days ago
 
Nutrition, Obesity

Parents' BMI Decreases with Child Involved in School-based, Community Obesity Intervention


2 days ago − Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus
• Malnutrition a Hidden Epidemic among Elders, GSA Publication Finds − 3 days ago
• Preventing Hepatitis C Patients from Being Lost in the Health-care System − 4 days ago
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• Low-glycemic Index Carbohydrate Diet Does Not Improve CV Risk Factors, Insulin Resistance − 5 days ago
• Low Glycemic Diet Does Not Improve Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease And Diabetes − 5 days ago
 
Pharmaceutical
Steroid-based Treatment May Answer Needs of Pediatric EoE Patients

2 days ago − American Gastroenterological Association
Bethesda, MD (Dec. 19, 2014) -- A new formulation of oral budesonide suspension, a steroid-based treatment, is safe and effective in treating pediatric patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic immune system disease caused by a buildup of white blood cells in the lining of the…
• The Lancet: Most Commonly Prescribed Glaucoma Drug Reduces Risk of Vision Loss by More Than 50% over 2 Years − 3 days ago
• Rx Drugs, 'Bath Salts,' Fake Pot And Laundry Pods Lead Millions to Call Poison Centers − 4 days ago
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• Promising Compound Rapidly Eliminates Malaria Parasite − 17 days ago
 
Urology
Laparoscopic Surgery for Bladder Cancer Leads to Good Long-term Cancer Control

4 days ago − Wiley
Long-term survival rates following laparoscopic surgery for bladder cancer are comparable to those of open surgery, according to a study published in BJU International. The findings, which come from the largest study to date with long-term follow-up after this type of minimally invasive surgery, indicate that prospective randomized trials comparing these two bladder cancer surgeries are warranted. …
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• Testing for Drug-resistant Bacteria Before Prostate Biopsy Can Reduce Infections − 14 days ago
• Common Prostate Cancer Treatment Associated with Decreased Survival in Older Men − 18 days ago
• 'Wound Response' of Cancer Stem Cells May Explain Chemo-resistance in Bladder Cancer − 19 days ago
 
Obstetrics, Gynaecology
Latest Evidence on Using Hormone Replacement Therapy for Treating Menopausal Symptoms

3 days ago − Wiley
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms, in particular for younger women at the onset of the menopause, suggests a new review published today (19 December) in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG). The review highlights that menopausal symptoms, including hot flushes and night sweats are common, affecting around 70% of women for an average of 5 years but may continue for many years…
• Could Trophoblasts Be the Immune Cells of Pregnancy? − 4 days ago
• UTMB Study Finds That Hispanic Women Less Likely to Survive Endometrial Uterine Cancer − 6 days ago
• A 2-minute Delay in Cutting the Umbilical Cord Leads to a Better Development of Newborns − 6 days ago
• Short Sleep Duration And Sleep-related Breathing Problems Increase Obesity Risk in Kids − 11 days ago
• Study Finds Link Between Government Healthcare Spending And Maternal Mortality Rates Across the EU − 12 days ago
 
Pathology

Researchers Discover New Genetic Anomalies in Lung Cancer


7 hours ago − University of Michigan Health System
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• New Method Identifies Genome-wide Off-target Cleavage Sites of CRISPR-Cas Nucleases − 5 days ago
• UBC Scientist Finds Genetic Wrinkle to Block Sun-induced Skin Aging − 6 days ago
 
Psychiatry

New Technology Advances Eye Tracking as Biomarker for Brain Function And Brain Injury


6 days ago − NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine
• Health Coaching Paired with Gym Membership Works Best for Obese People with Mental Illness − 4 days ago
• Cocaine, Amphetamine Users More Likely to Take Their Own Lives − 6 days ago
• Early Exposure to Antidepressants Affects Adult Anxiety And Serotonin Transmission − 2 days ago
• Obese Children's Brains More Responsive to Sugar − 11 days ago
• Many US Workers Are Sacrificing Sleep for Work Hours, Long Commutes − 11 days ago
 
Pediatrics

Teen Use of E-cigarettes Growing; Hawaii Use Rates Higher Than in Mainland


7 days ago − University of Hawaii Cancer Center
• E-cigarettes May Recruit Lower Risk Teens to Nicotine Use − 6 days ago
• Less Than Half of Parents Think Their 18-year-olds Can Make a Doctors Appointment − 6 days ago
• A 2-minute Delay in Cutting the Umbilical Cord Leads to a Better Development of Newborns − 6 days ago
• Intravenous Vs. Oral Antibiotics for Serious Bone Infections in Children − 6 days ago
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Neurology

'Microlesions' in Epilepsy Discovered by Novel Technique


5 days ago − University of Illinois at Chicago
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• Stem Cells Faulty in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Stanford Researchers Find − 4 days ago
• Growing Shortage of Stroke Specialists Seen − 5 days ago
• Signaling Mechanism Could Be Target for Survival, Growth of Tumor Cells in Brain Cancer − 6 days ago
• Patient Awakes from Post-traumatic Minimally Conscious State After Administration of Depressant Drug − 9 days ago
 
Cardiology

CNIO Researchers Treat Heart Attacks with New Gene Therapy Based on Telomerase Enzyme


4 days ago − Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)
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• Austrian Researchers Show Encapsulation of Cancer Drugs Reduces Heart Damage − 17 days ago
 
Radiology

Microwave Imaging of the Breast


6 days ago − American Institute of Physics
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• Limit Imaging Scans for Headache? Neurosurgeons Raise Concerns − 6 hours ago
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• Many Chest X-rays in Children Are Unnecessary − 19 days ago
• Interventional Radiology Procedure Preserves Uterus in Patients with Placenta Accreta − 19 days ago
 
Endocrinology
Urban Stressors May Contribute to Rising Rate of Diabetes in Developing Nations

3 days ago − The Endocrine Society
Washington, DC--As people in developing nations relocate from rural areas to cities, the increased stress is affecting their hormone levels and making them more susceptible to diabetes and other metabolic disorders, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). …
• Hot Flashes Linked to Increased Risk of Hip Fracture − 3 days ago
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• The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Obesity May Shorten Life Expectancy by Up to 8 Years And Cut Healthy Life by Up to 19 Years − 17 days ago
• Obesity May Shorten Life Expectancy Up to Eight Years − 17 days ago
• Endocrine Disruptors Alter Thyroid Levels in Pregnancy, May Affect Fetal Brain Development − 18 days ago
 
Endocrinology
The Lancet: Most Commonly Prescribed Glaucoma Drug Reduces Risk of Vision Loss by More Than 50% over 2 Years

3 days ago − The Lancet
Prostaglandin analogue eye drops, the most commonly prescribed treatment for glaucoma, can greatly reduce risk of vision loss in people with open angle glaucoma (OAG), one of the leading causes of blindness, according to the first placebo-controlled trial to assess their vision-preserving effect published in The Lancet. …
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• Teleophthalmology for Screening, Recurrence of Age-related Macular Degeneration − 18 days ago
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Dermatology
Airline Pilots Can Be Exposed to Cockpit Radiation Similar to Tanning Beds

4 days ago − The JAMA Network Journals
Airline pilots can be exposed to the same amount of UV-A radiation as that from a tanning bed session because airplane windshields do not completely block UV-A radiation, according to a research letter published online by JAMA Dermatology. Airplane windshields are commonly made of polycarbonate plastic or multilayer composite glass. UV-A radiation can cause DNA damage in cells and its role in melanoma is well known, according to…
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