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IntroductionCavernous hemangioma in the thymus is a rare presentation in mediastinal hemangiomas. The diagnosis is difficult to make promptly because both invasive and noninvasive examinations usually fail to distinguish it from other tumors of the mediastinum. Their clinical presentations depends on their size and their involvement with adjacent mediastinal structures.Case presentationWe treated a 52-year-old man with thymic cavernous hemangioma that was incidentally detected by chest radiograp ... more

The fetal cells that circulate in a mother's body can increase her risk for rheumatoid arthritis. Medscape Medical News ... more
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The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended an extension of the indication for enzalutamide in prostate cancer. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Educating healthcare providers can reduce inappropriate laboratory testing, improve patient care, and save money, report researchers. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Whenever I speak about social media, much of it has to do with Twitter. It has become part of my daily routine, much like checking email or going to news media sites. I will often check-in on Twitter and will respond to items of interest #8212; whether or not tweets were sent directly to me. However, I am cognizant of how foreign a concept Twitter is among my peers in general. Indeed, whenever Twitter comes up, a common refrain emerges: €œI could never do Twitter. I devote enough time to work ... more
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Many don't have enough staff, training or equipment to control often deadly virus, experts say ... more
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Current assessment methods were poor at predicting risk for those 50-54 in study ... more
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Study found those who knew they had greater chance of getting colon cancer no more likely to be screened ... more
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Getting too much, too little may raise chances of inflammatory bowel condition ... more
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Mali €™s Ministry of Health has confirmed the country €™s first case of Ebola virus disease. The Ministry received positive laboratory results, from PCR testing, on Thursday and informed WHO immediately. In line with standard procedures, samples are being sent to a WHO-approved laboratory for further testing and diagnostic work. In telephone conversation on Thursday night, health officials gave WHO the following details about the case, which is currently undergoing intense investigation. ... more
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WHO convened a meeting with high-ranking government representatives from Ebola-affected countries and development partners, civil society, regulatory agencies, vaccine manufacturers and funding agencies yesterday to discuss and agree on how to fast track testing and deployment of vaccines in sufficient numbers to impact the Ebola epidemic. WHO was called upon by all parties to ensure coordination between the various actors. ... more
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But cesarean rates vary widely across the country ... more
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Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans ... more
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Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds ... more
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Australian doctors say they've made a breakthrough in the area of heart transplants that could save the lives of many more patients. ... more
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Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study ... more
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But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease ... more
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Genetic screening services for rural and underserved populations will expand from six to 22 counties in North Texas under a $1.5 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to UT Southwestern Medical Center. ... more
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Well, at least some of the blame anyway.Dr. LB Verdijk and coworkers at the Masstricht University in The Netherlands have published several articles contributing insights into at least some of what goes on with the age related loss of muscle size and strength.See here and here.Their work deals with satellite cells (SC), so called because in their resting form they hang out on the periphery of skeletal muscle cells, wedged between the basement membrane and the sarcolemma.They are the muscle's ste ... more
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Exposure to ultraviolet radiation slowed weight gain and diabetes in mice fed a high-fat diet, a new study finds. Researchers say this is down to a compound called nitric oxide. ... more

This issue of the digest summarizes current scientific evidence about yoga for health conditions, including chronic low-back pain, asthma, and arthritis. The scientific evidence to date suggests that a carefully adapted set of yoga poses may help reduce pain and improve function in people with chronic low-back pain. Studies also suggest that practicing yoga (as well as other forms of regular exercise) might confer other health benefits such as reducing heart rate and blood press ... more
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NIH Clinical Center discharges Nina Pham who is free of Ebola virus disease. ... more

Could a compound found in grapes, nuts, and red wine have beneficial effects on the bone? A new 4-month study suggests so. Medscape Medical News ... more
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A study suggested that about half of biopsies for bladder cancer are inadequate for proper staging, and low-quality biopsies are linked to higher mortality. Medscape Medical News ... more
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A personal or family history of mood disorders may be a risk factor for the postconcussion syndrome in young athletes, say authors of a case-control study. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Most patients with tics need only a handful of clinic visits, according to a new survey. The study also suggests that for some, tics continue to improve into adulthood. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Brain metabolite patterns can help to distinguish between traumatic brain injury and extracranial trauma, and may predict patient outcomes. Medscape Medical News ... more
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The idea could have major implications for physicians, providing some with an online platform and increasing competition for others. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Hear a review of the top cardiology stories for the week ending Oct 24 theheart.org on Medscape ... more
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Authorities retraced the steps of an American doctor with Ebola, who was listed Friday in stable condition at a New York hospital's isolation unit, while seeking to reassure a jittery public that the threat from the virus was limited. Reuters Health Information ... more
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A study has found that payments are reduced up to 20% with $250,000 caps; effects varied by specialty. California will vote soon on Proposition 46, which would raise the cap to $1.1 million. Medscape Medical News ... more
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The idea of starting over with computerized electronic health record (EHR) systems and doing them right as mentioned in a previous post has struck a resonant chord. Unfortunately designing an EHR that works may be a fantasy, due to one huge hurdle that would have to be overcome first. But it is fun to imagine an alternative universe where EHR systems were patient-centric instead of being designed to maximize patient billing. Patients ought to be central to the design of EHR systems, just as ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Oct 24, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

Ebola. ISIS. Enterovirus. Scary stuff, and sure to get one considering one's own mortality. Not to mention the state of one's life insurance. Life Happens, "a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Americans take personal financial responsibility through the ownership of life insurance and related products," has a new video out covering the basics.If you already own this invaluable coverage, perhaps it's time to review it: is it enough? Are my premiums and beneficiaries up to date?If you do ... more
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Technique can trigger body's defense system to protect the heart, experts say ... more
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Expert offers tips to compensate for reduced light exposure ... more
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Exposure to ultraviolet radiation slowed weight gain and diabetes in mice fed a high-fat diet, a new study finds. Researchers say this is down to a compound called nitric oxide. ... more
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New York City doctor Craig Spencer is diagnosed with Ebola after his return from Guinea working with Doctors Without Borders. ... more
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Women who developed gestational diabetes and were overweight before pregnancy were at a higher risk of having daughters who were obese later in childhood, according to new research published in... ... more

Negative feelings about one's own weight, known as internalized weight bias, influence the success people have after undergoing weight loss surgery, according to research appearing in the journal... ... more

The novel site 1 sodium channel blocker, which belongs to the class of paralytic shellfish toxins, significantly prolonged time to partial and complete recovery. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Three phase 3 trials have suggested that shorter therapy with fluoroquinolones is not as good as standard therapy and highlight research issues in TB drug development. Medscape Medical News ... more
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NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had extended the review date for its hormone replacement therapy by three months to provide time for a full review of a 'major amendment.' Reuters Health Information ... more
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The first ever PARP inhibitor is inching closer to approval, after Europe issued a positive opinion for its use in ovarian cancer News Alerts ... more
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Rates of hypotonia and neural tube defects were higher in infants of women with type 1 diabetes, but good control may lead to fewer complications. Medscape Medical News ... more
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A prespecified analysis of the ALSYMPCA data suggests radium-223 can be used in sequence with docetaxel in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Medscape Medical News ... more
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The American Academy of Family Physicians, along with seven other primary care groups, has launched a multi-year campaign to promote primary care as the solution to the nation's health problems. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Home troubles affect school life, school issues affect home, researchers report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: School Health, Teen Health, Teen Mental Health ... more
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Small tubes reduce needle sticks, but can increase infection risk if left too long Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Facilities, Health Occupations, Patient Safety ... more
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But cesarean rates vary widely across the country Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Childbirth, Health Statistics ... more
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Reliving the death of a loved one can help survivors, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Bereavement ... more
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Using DNA from parents and child, test hones in on disease-causing mutations Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genetic Disorders, Genetic Testing ... more
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No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Ebola ... more
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Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes and Pregnancy, Obesity in Children ... more
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Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Macular Degeneration ... more
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People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Fractures, Kidney Stones ... more
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Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15 Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Ebola ... more
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Ruth was problematic.  Well into her seventies, her body may have dulled but her tongue was sharper than ever.  And she used it to lash me with complaint after complaint.  If it wasn #8217;t her knees, it was her ankles.  If it wasn #8217;t her ankles, it was her hips.  I battled the impossible month after month, year after year.  Our interactions left a bitter taste in my mouth.  Nothing makes a physician feel more impotent than the stubborn problems that refuse to bend under our practic ... more
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She contracted virus caring for Dallas patient Thomas Eric Duncan but should return home soon, officials said ... more
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Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study ... more
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Study bolsters the dual-allergen-exposure theory, expert says ... more
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Researchers say future doctors and nurses learn more from the human body ... more
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Surgeons Transplant First Non-Beating Heart /div ... more
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Researchers cite need for safe sex practices ... more
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Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight ... more
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Be careful of trick-or-treaters ... more
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Get doctor's approval before starting a diet ... more
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Obizur [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Porcine Sequence] for the treatment of bleeding episodes in adults with acquired hemophilia A (acquired Factor VIII [FVII] deficiency). ... more
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Obizur [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Porcine Sequence] for the treatment of bleeding episodes in adults with acquired hemophilia A (acquired Factor VIII [FVII] deficiency). ... more
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From Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, the holidays can be fun and heartwarming. They can also be exhausting and stressful. ... more
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Women who developed gestational diabetes and were overweight before pregnancy were at a higher risk of having daughters who were obese later in childhood, according to new research published in... ... more
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Scientists have found a molecule that could potentially accelerate clinical trials to combat autoimmune diseases. ... more
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Mental disorders and chronic diseases have been reported to independently affect half of the US population. ... more
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A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Hand-grip strength is an amazingly good predictor of future rates of mortality and morbidity, or sickness http://buff.ly/1BK759H -- Hand grip strength should be considered as a vital sign useful for screening middle-aged and older adults http://buff.ly/1DglFaI -- Measuring hand-grip strength is very simple and cheap. Every primary care doctor should have a dynamometer in their office. At every visit, the doctor could check grip ... more
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The global system for discovering new cancer drugs is 'broken', and failing to turn dramatic scientific advances into enough innovative, game-changing medicines, a world-leading UK expert has... ... more
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In Europe patients with recurrent or secondary cancer have a low chance of survival, with only 20-30% experiencing tumour shrinkage after conventional chemotherapy and life expectancy being... ... more
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AIDSinfo invites you to view our patient fact sheets on three medications recently approved by the FDA. The three medications are all indicated for use in the treatment of HIV infection in adults. The patient fact sheets include information on dosage forms and strengths, possible side effects, and instructions on how to take and store the medications. Fact sheet on abacavir/dolutegravir/lamivudine (brand name: Triumeq) Triumeq is a combination medicine that can be used alone as ... more

Background: Gastric cancer is one of the most common malignancies and is a leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Surgery is the most effective and successful method of treatment for gastric cancer, and systematic lymph node (LN) dissection is unquestionably the most effective procedure for treating LN metastases of gastric cancer. Systematic lymphadenectomy is the most important part of curative resection, but lymphadenectomy is also the most difficult procedure in gastric cancer surgery. The ... more

Subtle changes in mitochondrial function may cause a broad range of common metabolic and degenerative diseases, new research demonstrates. The research shows that small changes in the ratio of mutant to normal mitochondrial DNA within the thousands of mitochondrial DNAs inside each cell can cause abrupt changes in the expression of numerous genes within the nuclear DNA. ... more
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In children with a heart condition, lymph can ooze into airways and dry into a rubbery, potentially life-threatening cast. A new, noninvasive treatment cleared this blockage in a 6-year-old boy, clinicians report. ... more
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Late every summer and into every fall, enteroviruses bring a host of unpleasant ailments. This year, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has been making headlines for its potentially severe symptoms in children, causing some alarm among parents. ... more
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An online model for follow-up care of atopic dermatitis, better known as eczema, that gave patients direct access to dermatologists resulted in equivalent clinical improvement compared to patients who received traditional in-person care, a study finds. ... more
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No significant variation was found in hospital readmission rates after colorectal cancer surgery when the data was adjusted to account for patient characteristics, coexisting illnesses and operation types, which may prompt questions about the use of readmission rates as a measure of hospital quality. ... more
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Right out of the starting gate, Michigan €™s expansion of health coverage for the poor and near-poor holds lessons for other states that are still on the fence about expanding their own Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, a new analysis shows. ... more
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On September 9, 2014, the Japan Times reported an increasing number of suicides coming from the survivors of the March 2011 disaster. In Minami Soma Hospital, which is located 23 km away from the power plant, the number of patients experiencing stress has also increased since the disaster. What's more, many of the survivors are now jobless and therefore facing an uncertain future. ... more
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Miniature two-color barcodes have the potential to combat forgery and track cancerous cells, investigators say. Tiny rod-like single crystals that act as miniature dual-color barcodes have been synthesized by researchers. The researchers have demonstrated the potential of these barcodes for two very different applications: anti-counterfeiting measures and cell tracking. ... more
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A rare form of a devastating disease that causes low blood sugar levels in babies and infants may now be recognized earlier thanks to a new test. Congenital hyperinsulinism starves a baby's brain of blood sugar and can lead to lifelong brain damage or permanent disability. The condition occurs when specialised cells in the pancreas release too much insulin which causes frequent low sugar episodes -- the clinical opposite of diabetes. Treatment includes drugs to reduce insulin release but in the ... more
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A new test could help physicians predict within an hour if a patient will develop severe sepsis so they can begin treatment immediately. The discovery could cut back on the lengthy diagnostic time usually required to confirm if a patient is suffering from sepsis and increase the odds that they will respond to treatment. ... more
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Herbal medicines such as licorice, Indian rennet and opium poppy, are at risk of contamination with toxic mold, according to a new study. The authors of the study say it's time for regulators to control mold contamination. An estimated 64% of people use medicinal plants to treat illnesses and relieve pain. The herbal medicine market is worth $60 billion globally, and growing fast. Despite the increasing popularity of herbal medicine, the sale of medicinal plants is mostly unregulated. ... more
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Cells can huddle to communicate within a restricted group, scientists have found. The study is the first demonstration that the way cells organize themselves influences their ability to communicate. The researchers propose that this strategy, which they discovered in developing zebrafish, could be much more widespread, influencing processes like wound repair, organ formation and even cancer. ... more
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Supplements of the fatty acids omega 3 and 6 can help children and adolescents who have a certain kind of ADHD. New research also indicates that a special cognitive training program can improve problem behavior in children with ADHD. ... more
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Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems, a study has found. ... more
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Many different microbes can cause pneumonia, and treatment may be delayed or off target if doctors cannot tell which bug is the culprit. A novel approach -- analyzing a patient's breath for key chemical compounds made by the infecting microbe -- may help detect invasive aspergillosis, a fungal infection that is a leading cause of mortality in patients with compromised immune systems, according to a proof-of-concept study. ... more
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For people 60 and older who do not have dementia, light alcohol consumption during late life is associated with higher episodic memory -- the ability to recall memories of events -- researchers report. ... more
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Small molecules that can represent a new class of anticancer drugs with a novel target for the treatment of lung cancer have been identified by an interdisciplinary team of researchers. "These compounds hold potential as an entirely new class of anticancer drugs with a unique therapeutic target for the treatment of cancers," one expert noted. ... more
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Many cancer patients use dietary supplements such as vitamins, minerals and herbs or other botanicals but often don't tell their doctor. This gap in communication can happen when patients believe that their doctors are indifferent or negative toward their use of these supplements. As a result, patients may find information about dietary supplements from unreliable sources, exposing themselves to unneeded risks, experts say. ... more
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Successful techniques for cryopreserving bulk biomaterials and organ systems would transform current approaches to transplantation and regenerative medicine. However, while vitrified cryopreservation holds great promise, practical application has been limited to smaller systems (cells and thin tissues) due to diffusive heat and mass transfer limitations, which are typically manifested as devitrification and cracking failures during thaw. Reserachers leverage a clinically proven technology platfo ... more
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Several new components for biological circuits have been developed by researchers. These components are key building blocks for constructing precisely functioning and programmable bio-computers. "The ability to combine biological components at will in a modular, plug-and-play fashion means that we now approach the stage when the concept of programming as we know it from software engineering can be applied to biological computers. Bio-engineers will literally be able to program in future." ... more
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High-quality randomized controlled trials are also meaningful and feasible in rare diseases, experts say. For a different approach than in more common diseases, there are neither scientific reasons nor specific designs and methods that would not also be relevant for more common diseases. This is the case for both drug and non-drug treatments, they note. ... more
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In its dossier, the drug manufacturer of vedolizumab presented no suitable data for the therapeutic indication Crohn's disease or for ulcerative colitis, investigators conclude. ... more
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A new study that measured 'dispositional mindfulness' along with seven indicators of cardiovascular health found that persons reporting higher degrees of awareness of their present feelings and experiences had better health. The research suggests that interventions to improve mindfulness could benefit cardiovascular health, an idea researchers can test. ... more
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The nitrate in beetroot targets fast-twitch muscles, increasing the blood flow to muscles that receive less oxygen, researchers report. This can increase high-intensity athletic performance and improve quality of life of heart failure patients. ... more
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Future prevention and treatment strategies for vascular diseases may lie in the evaluation of early brain imaging tests long before heart attacks or strokes occur, according to a systematic review conducted by a team of cardiologists, neuroscientists, and psychiatrists. ... more
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Using a technique that illuminates subtle changes in individual proteins, chemistry researchers have uncovered new insight into the underlying causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). ... more
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Although it would seem logical that large numbers of roosting birds would attract more mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus and contract the disease when bitten, recent research has found the opposite to be true. That is, when large groups of birds roost together the chances that an individual bird will get bitten by mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus and subsequently contract the disease actually go down. ... more
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A shortened (four month) treatment for tuberculosis is well tolerated and may work well in subsets of tuberculosis patients, but overall could not be considered as an alternative to the current six month standard treatment, a clinical drug trial conducted in five Sub-Sahara African countries shows. ... more
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Researchers have broken new ground in the development of proteins that form specialized fibers used in medicine and nanotechnology. For as long as scientists have been able to create new proteins that are capable of self-assembling into fibers, their work has taken place on the nanoscale. For the first time, this achievement has been realized on the microscale -- a leap of magnitude in size that presents significant new opportunities for using engineered protein fibers. ... more
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A new comprehensive analysis of thyroid cancer from The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network has identified markers of aggressive tumors, which could allow for better targeting of appropriate treatments to individual patients. ... more
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California €™s position as a leader in tobacco control is under threat, according to a new report. Once a highly successful program and international model, the state's anti-tobacco efforts now appear to be waning due to the decreased spending power of the California Tobacco Control Program, a resurgence of the tobacco industry in state politics, and the emergence of new unregulated tobacco products. ... more
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Ewing sarcoma tumors disappeared and did not return in more than 70 percent of mice treated with combination therapy that included drugs from a family of experimental agents developed to fight breast cancer, report researchers. ... more
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In individuals living in the Arctic, researchers have discovered a genetic variant that arose thousands of years ago and likely provided an evolutionary advantage for processing high-fat diets or for surviving in a cold environment; however, the variant also seems to increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, and infant mortality in today's northern populations. The findings provide an example of how an initially beneficial genetic change could be detrimental to future generations. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 24, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

Synthetic gene networks hold great potential for broad biotechnology and medical applications, but so far they have been limited to the lab. A study reveals a new method for using engineered gene circuits beyond the lab, allowing researchers to safely activate the cell-free, paper-based system by simply adding water. The low-cost, easy-to-use platform could enable the rapid detection of different strains of deadly viruses such as Ebola. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 24, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

Federal Express and UPS are no match for the human body when it comes to distribution. There exists in cancer biology an impressive packaging and delivery system that influences whether your body will develop cancer or not, scientists say. Researchers have announced findings indicating a possible new way of manipulating chromatin and its histones through a protein reader known as the YEATS domain protein, providing new hope for cancer treatment. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 24, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

Exosomes, tiny, virus-sized particles released by cancer cells, can bioengineer micro-RNA molecules resulting in tumor growth. They do so with the help of proteins, such as one named Dicer, scientists have discovered. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 24, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

Sleep difficulties -- particularly problems with falling asleep -- were very common among toddlers and preschool-aged children who were receiving clinical treatment for a wide range of psychiatric disorders, a study has found. "This study is a great reminder that it's critical for mental health providers working with young children and their families to ask about children's sleep," said one expert. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 24, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

The rate of non-Hispanic white youth diagnosed with type 1 diabetes increased significantly from 2002 to 2009 in all but the youngest age group of children, according to a new study. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 24, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

Just like those of humans, insect guts are full of microbes, and the microbiota can influence the insect's ability to transmit diseases. A new study reports that a bacterium isolated from the gut of an Aedes mosquito can reduce infection of mosquitoes by malaria parasites and dengue virus. The bacterium can also directly inhibit these pathogens in the test tube, and shorten the life span of the mosquitoes that transmit both diseases. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 24, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

Designer proteins that expand on nature's own repertoire, created by a team of chemists and biochemists, are described in a new paper. Proteins are long linear molecules that fold up to form well-defined 3D shapes. These 3D molecular architectures are essential for biological functions such as the elasticity of skin, the digestion of food, and the transport of oxygen in blood. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 24, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

Sixteen institutions across Europe collaborated together to show for the first time that a semi-quantitative anaplastic lymphoma kinase protein expression test, immunohistochemistry, is reliable amongst several laboratories and reviewers when test methodology and result interpretation are strictly standardized and the scoring pathologists are appropriately trained on the test. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 24, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

Computer-Aided Nodule Assessment and Risk Yield, is a novel software tool that can automatically quantitate adenocarcinoma pulmonary nodule characteristics from non-invasive high resolution computed tomography images and stratify non-small cell lung cancer patients into risk groups that have significantly different disease-free survival outcome. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 24, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

The Ebola virus disease epidemic already devastating swaths of West Africa will likely get far worse in the coming weeks and months unless international commitments are significantly and immediately increased, new research predicts. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 24, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

The first cost study to follow a population of patients for 10 years has found higher long-term and lifetime costs, particularly for hemorrhagic stroke, than previously estimated. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 24, 2014, 6:14 am (info)

After two weeks of treatment at Nebraska Medical Center, hospital says Ashoka Mukpo can go home to Rhode Island ... more
Source: WebMD Health Oct 24, 2014, 12:15 am (info)

Research using decision analysis showed surgery in appropriate cases of refractory epilepsy adds more than 5 years to life expectancy. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 24, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

Could identifying sleep apnea in hospitalized patients with heart failure and ensuring they comply with at-home treatment mean they would be less likely be readmitted soon after they are discharged? Heartwire ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 24, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

Cooperative clinical trial groups sponsored by the National Cancer Institute have been reorganized. Metastatic disease is largely left out. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 24, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

New data suggest that extracts of marijuana are effective for treatment-resistant epilepsy but may not be the 'miracle cure' some reports have suggested. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 24, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

A novel interferon-free oral regimen leads to an improvement in early measures of liver function, according to a new analysis of the TURQUOISE-II study in hepatitis C patients with cirrhosis. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 24, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

A quarter of the sailors on a US Navy minesweeper developed influenza A infection even though 99% of them had been vaccinated, highlighting the risk for outbreak in vaccinated, healthy, young persons. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 24, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

The physician, Craig Spencer, MD, had just come back from Guinea on an assignment with Doctors Without Borders. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 24, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

I don #8217;t remember all of the details. It was the summer of 1990, sometime in the first 3 months of internship. I spent those months on the 11th floor of the VA Lakeside Medical Center (now the vacant lot just east of the hospital). The VA was familiar territory for me. I spent 3 months there as a third year student, also on the 11th Floor. 11 East, to be exact. Another 3 months later that year on surgery. So I was back on 11 East, now with a longer coat. A long light blue coat #8212; coats ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Oct 24, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

Hussein Obama has had to back off on being front and center on the subject. Might hurt the democrats up for re-election don't ya know? Obama scales back public Ebola response after flurry of action - Excerpts: If last week was the peak of Ebola-related activity at the White House, this week appears to be the quiet comedown. as toned down his public response to the health emergency that only days ago consumed most of his time. Whereas last week saw Cabinet-level meetings, travel canceled and ... more
Source: Hyscience Oct 24, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

The third meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the IHR 2005 regarding the 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD, or €œEbola €) outbreak in West Africa was conducted with members and advisors of the Emergency Committee on Wednesday, 22 October 2014, from 13:00 to 17:10 CET. This meeting was convened in advance of the 3-month date of the expiration of the temporary recommendations issued on 8 August 2014 and their extension on 22 September 2014, owing to the ... more
Source: WHO news Oct 23, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Uninsured Still Know Little About Health Law As 2nd Enrollment Period Draws Near ... more
Source: WebMD Health Oct 23, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

President Barack Obama has taken heat for picking former White House aide Ronald Klain -- someone without any medical or public health credentials -- to coordinate the federal government's response to Ebola. ... more
Source: WebMD Health Oct 23, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Reliving the death of a loved one can help survivors, researchers say ... more
Source: WebMD Health Oct 23, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

A hormone seen as a popular target to develop weight-loss drugs works by directly targeting the brain and triggering previously unknown activity in the nervous system, UT Southwestern Medical Center obesity researchers have found. ... more
Source: UT Southwestern Medical Center News Oct 23, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

A comprehensive analysis of the genomes of nearly 500 papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTC) - the most common form of thyroid cancer - has provided new insights into the roles of frequently mutated cancer genes and other genomic alterations that drive disease development. The findings also may help improve diagnosis and treatment. Investigators with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network identified new molecular subtypes that will help clinicians determine which tumors are more aggressive ... more
Source: NHGRI Press Releases Oct 23, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

This is National Teen Driver Safety Week, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hopes its 'Parents Are Key' campaign will help parents encourage safe driving habits. Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

A new review of the existing evidence suggests that energy drinks may represent a looming public health threat in Europe, especially for kids and young adults. Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Hospitalized patients who don't wash their hands may be contributing to the spread of hospital-acquired infections, say Canadian researchers. Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

An innovative telephone-based symptom monitoring and coaching system improved symptoms for both patients and their caregivers in a home hospice setting. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

British scientists are proposing that clinical trials should examine the role of exercise to help preserve beta-cell function in type 1 diabetes. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

U.S. health officials are setting up a network of about 20 go-to hospitals to handle the care of an Ebola patient rather than rely on any facility to treat the virus, according to comments from a senior administration official. Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Patients with prescription opioid dependence are less likely to be abstinent with tapering of buprenorphine therapy than with ongoing maintenance, US researchers demonstrate. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Between 2002 and 2012, the proportion of errors linked to analgesics and antihistamines rose, whereas those associated with cold medicines declined. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

'Amber is steadily gaining her strength and her spirits are high,' the family said in a statement. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

The Cancer Genome Atlas Network project expands the molecular landscape of papillary thyroid cancers, but will it improve patient care? Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

The EU has approved the budesonide treatment for ulcerative colitis in 27 states. International Approvals ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Although not yet final, an interim recommendation from a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence advisory committee says rivaroxaban in ACS patients is a cost-effective use of National Health Service dollars. Heartwire ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Scientists will start testing whether treatment with antibodies in the blood of Ebola survivors can help infected patients fight off the deadly disease in a clinical trial starting in Guinea next month. Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 23, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Over the past 5 to 10 years, hospitals and physician offices have been in a mad dash to implement electronic health records (EHRs) in order to meet governmental regulatory requirements.  Now that most projects are either complete or well on their way, what are we doing with all of the data that EHRs promised to generate? Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Oct 23, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

An excerpt from The Spattered White Coat: Intense experiences which formed a young doctor. I #8217;ll never forget one of the first patients I interviewed. When I went to get him, I could see him sitting in the waiting room, looking around and scratching his arms repeatedly. He was a very large middle-aged black man from the neighborhood. He looked like he could have been a lineman for the Chicago Bears. He had been sent over by the dermatology clinic at County. Continue reading ... Your patie ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Oct 23, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

Fourth quarter GRANDMOTHERED small employer health insurance renewals have been rolling out. Many of them here in Ohio are in the 7%-15% range with few exceptions. These aren't easy for employers to swallow. Until I show them the ACA compliant alternatives. Benefits are Apples to OrangesStrict actuarial value guidelines are causing plans to be canceled. The plans replacing them must have a more cookie cutter benefit structure. There is little to no room for creativity or innovation from the insu ... more
Source: InsureBlog Oct 23, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

Doctors say one man developed colitis after detox treatment, though cause is unclear ... more
Source: healthfinder.gov Daily News Oct 23, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say ... more
Source: healthfinder.gov Daily News Oct 23, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)