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E-Cigarette regulation, where are we? Latest figures suggest that around 1.3 million Britons now smoke e-cigarettes, a 100% increase from 2012. Brands like Truvape have seen the interest and impact of e-cigarettes over recent years. E-cigarettes, which generally look like real cigarettes, contain a rechargeable battery and a liquid solution containing propylene glycol or glycerine (which contains a nicotine dose of varying levels).  When heated by the battery, they produce a vapour that can b ... more
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Genetic analysis shows viral sample from barn matched strain found in barn owner and camel, study shows ... more
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Adelaide researchers are zeroing in on a promising new approach to killing off cancer cells in patients with leukaemia. ... more
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Introduction I #39;m often asked how it happened that I came to be in a position, long long ago (1975) when the earth was still cooling and our species was new to the idea of walking upright, of writing High Level Wellness: An Alternative to Doctors, Drugs and Disease; which led to a career in wellness promotion. Well, it €™s a long and convoluted story. However, I can easily identify the most important factor with three words: random good fortune. read more ... more

If past experience is anything to go by, nurse practitioners in New York State are about to get a lot more recognition for their contributions to primary care. To improve the practice environment, managers should make efforts to establish a clear NP role within their organization and promote the visibility of NPs, an author says. Managers should also focus on improving the relationship between NPs and administrators and opening the channels of communications. ... more
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Researchers have uncovered a way the malaria parasite becomes resistant to an investigational drug. The discovery also is relevant for other infectious diseases including bacterial infections and tuberculosis. Fosmidomycin, an antibiotic, is being evaluated against malaria in phase 3 clinical trials in combination with other antimalarial drugs. ... more
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Infections caused by foodborne microorganisms are an increasing public health burden. In a PhD project, new methods of characterizing and dectecting foodborne illness-causing Salmonella in pork meat processing and in bacteria in water, feed and food samples were studied. ... more
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Science and industry are collaborating to develop future pharmaceuticals for treating chronic inflammatory diseases. The medicines will combat immunological processes that have gone wrong. Statistics indicate that there are 300 million asthma sufferers worldwide, a further 600 million people living with chronic pneumonia and up to 30% of the global population contending with allergic rhinitis (allergic inflammation of the nasal airways). ... more
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Paracetamol is no better than placebo at speeding recovery from acute episodes of lower back pain or improving pain levels, function, sleep, or quality of life, according to the first large randomized trial to compare the effectiveness of paracetamol with placebo for low-back pain. The findings question the universal endorsement of paracetamol as the first choice painkiller for low-back pain, say the authors. ... more
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Specific individual immune cells, termed 'central memory T cells,' have all the essential characteristics of adult tissue stem cells, researchers have proven for the first time. Such cells can perpetuate themselves indefinitely and generate diverse offspring that can reconstitute "tissue" function. These findings indicate that it should be possible to fully restore specific immunity to pathogens in immunocompromised patients by substitution of small numbers of these T cells. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 24, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Unique vocal cord vibration patterns might be the secret behind a good radio voice, new research reveals. The world-first study filmed the vocal folds of 16 male radio performers, including announcers, broadcasters, newsreaders and voice-over artists and found their vocal folds move and close faster than non-broadcasters. ... more
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Leaving the television on can be detrimental to children's learning and development, according to a new study. Researchers found that background television can divert a child €™s attention from play and learning. Regardless of family demographics, parenting can act as a buffer against the impacts of background TV, the research team found. ... more
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Plant-derived natural product chemicals could offer protection to the skin from the harmful effects of gamma radiation during cancer radiotherapy, suggests research. ... more
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Prosecutors said the New Jersey anesthesiologist prescribed painkillers in a weekend practice to high-risk patients despite evidence of drug abuse and addiction, diversion, and prior overdoses. Medscape Medical News ... more
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A phase 2 randomized comparator trial has found that first-line everolimus is not as effective as first-line sunitinib, and has a different toxicity profile. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Suggestions for men in their 60s Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Men's Health, Nutrition for Seniors ... more
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Nearly two-thirds of women had significant improvement of their symptoms, researchers report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Urinary Incontinence, Weight Loss Surgery, Women's Health ... more
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They won't take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don't see the problem, experts noteSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Body Weight, Obesity in Children ... more
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Odds of dying prematurely 50 percent higher in adults who'd lost a parent in childhood, researchers report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Family Issues ... more
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Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet, researchers warn Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anabolic Steroids, Hormones, Teen Health ... more
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For people infected with both viruses, early treatment is critical, researchers report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: HIV/AIDS Medicines, Hepatitis C ... more
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Findings may also provide clues on biology of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researcher says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genes and Gene Therapy, Menstruation, Puberty ... more
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Primitive form of envy may help them protect their bond with their human, researchers report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Pet Health ... more
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One medication seems to partly counteract the other, suggests study on human cells Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cystic Fibrosis, Medicines ... more
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Patients, relatives can get reliable results, researchers find Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Stroke ... more
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But it's likely to be the non-melanoma type, dermatologist says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Skin Cancer ... more
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Men who served after draft was dropped were twice as likely to report past abuse, trauma as their civilian peers Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Abuse, Veterans and Military Health ... more
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Most blood cancer patients will find an acceptable match through bone marrow registry Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cancer, Stem Cells ... more
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The common pain reliever, best known as Tylenol, showed no effect in Australian trial Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Back Pain, Pain Relievers ... more
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Who knew questioning medical tests could be so much fun? Watch Pharrell Williams #8217; #8220;Happy #8221; with lyrics that advocate more sensible medical testing. James McCormick, co-host of the Best Science Medicine Podcast, wrote this pitch perfect parody.  The ABIM Foundation #8217;s Choosing Wisely campaign educates both physicians and the public to question medical tests and treatments. Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social med ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 24, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD.com. The recent uproar over the American College of Physicians €™ recommendation against routine pelvic examinations made me think about the status of the annual visit (a.k.a. yearly physical, annual exam) on average risk, asymptomatic adults that most internal medicine specialists perform. Some would say that it is at the core of what we do, given its focus on prevention and relationship building between patient and ph ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 24, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

A guest column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, exclusive to KevinMD.com. As a physician anesthesiologist in a community hospital setting for more than 25 years, the quest for mastery keeps my practice from getting stale or boring. I relish the technological innovations in the past decade: the video laryngoscopes and ultrasound-guided nerve blocks that allow my skills and competencies to be ever-challenged. There is a magnetic draw to new procedural techniques, such as trancathet ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 24, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Back in the day, the Cincinnati Life Insurance Company sold Long Term Care insurance (LTCi), and a colleague (since retired) sold a number of these. Recently, a Cincinnati LTCi client called to complain about a claims problem, and I was happy to try to help out.Note: I had understood (mistakenly, as it turned out), that Cincinnati had actually sold its block of business to another carrier. This is a not-infrequent occurrence in the LTCi biz, but was not the case here. Instead, they had turned ov ... more
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Remember occupy Los Angeles, Portland, Oakland, this, that and twenty other experimentations meant to keep America busy watching the left hand while the right hand did it's evil deed? There is no question in my mind we are in a phase of OCCUPY AMERICA! PumaBydesign001 just posted - BREAKING: Air Algerie Flight AH 5017 Disappears From Radar While Flying over Mali I commented - How it works? When a shooting in America does not result in whatever it is the Hussein Obama administration wants it t ... more
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They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds ... more
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Prepare your home before the surgery ... more
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Expansion of Medicaid was a major factor in boosting numbers, researchers report ... more
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Pediatrician says many physicians won't accept the publicly funded insurance plan ... more
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CDC Lab Director Resigns Following Anthrax Scare Leading Doctor in Sierra Leone Ebola Outbreak Is Now Infected /div ... more
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Small study revealed most younger males more interested in closeness, trust with a girl ... more
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Study suggests link between early reading skills and later intelligence ... more
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A new study shows extracts of rosemary, Mexican oregano, and marjoram contain compounds that can inhibit two enzymes that play a role in insulin secretion and insulin signaling. ... more
Source: Diabetes News From Medical News Today Jul 24, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Background: Kruppel-like factor 4 (KLF4) is involved in many important cellular processes such as growth, development, differentiation, proliferation, and apoptosis. The purpose of this study was to determine the significance of KLF4 in both tumors and normal tissues of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). Methods: Between January 2003 and June 2005, 125 patients with CRC receiving treatment at the Yonsei Cancer Center were selected. We examined the mRNA level of the KLF4 gene in primary CRC s ... more

Architecture, interior design, and other physical aspects of their work environments can enhance early-career nurses €™ job satisfaction, a study has shown. The research team conducted a nationwide survey of RNs to examine the relationship between RNs' physical work environment and job satisfaction. They found that RNs who gave their physical work environments higher ratings were also more likely to report better workgroup cohesion, nurse-physician relations, workload, and other factors associat ... more
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By using brightly hued dyes, researchers discovered an innovative way to reveal where proteins touch each other, possibly leading to new treatments for cancer, arthritis, heart disease and even lung disease. ... more
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For critically ill patients arriving at the emergency department, the drug ketamine can safely provide analgesia, sedation and amnesia for rapid, life-saving intubation, despite decades-old studies that suggested it raised intracranial pressure. A systematic review of 10 recent studies of what many emergency physicians regard as a 'wonder drug' has been recently published for review. ... more
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The drought that has the entire country in its grip is affecting more than the color of people's lawns. It may also be responsible for the proliferation of a heat-loving amoeba commonly found in warm freshwater bodies, such as lakes, rivers and hot springs, which the drought has made warmer than usual this year. Sapronoses are infectious diseases caused by pathogenic microorganisms that inhabit aquatic ecosystems and/or soil rather than a living host. ... more
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A therapy combining salmon fibrin injections into the spinal cord and injections of a gene inhibitor into the brain restored voluntary motor function impaired by spinal cord injury, scientists have found. In a study on rodents, researchers achieved this breakthrough by turning back the developmental clock in a molecular pathway critical to the formation of corticospinal tract nerve connections and providing a scaffold so that neuronal axons at the injury site could grow and link up again. ... more
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A large phase 3 clinical trial for cystic fibrosis patients has concluded, showing that a combination of two new cystic fibrosis drugs modestly improved lung function and offered better health outcomes for some patients. Now, scientists have shown that one of these drugs counteracts the intended beneficial molecular effect of the other. ... more
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Men and women who have served in the military have a higher prevalence of adverse childhood events (ACEs), suggesting that enlistment may be a way to escape adversity for some. ACEs can result in severe adult health consequences such as posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use and attempted suicide. ... more
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Students graduating from U.S. medical schools in 2012 feel they €™ve received a better education in health policy issues than graduates surveyed in 2008, according to a multi-center study. The study applied a new framework for teaching and evaluating perceptions of training in health policy, first proposed by the authors in a 2011 perspective. ... more
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A University of California, San Diego School of Medicine-led study suggests that parents of obese children often do not recognize the potentially serious health consequences of childhood weight gain... ... more

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately four out of five black women are overweight or obese and 36 percent meet physical activity objectives as determined by the CDC. ... more

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From MedPage Today: Weight Watchers Tops in Efficacy Vs. Cost. Among the most popular diet programs and drugs, Weight Watchers trims the most bulge for the buck, according to a new cost-effectiveness analysis. Probiotics: Moderate Impact on BP? Probiotics cut blood pressure by roughly 4 mm Hg systolic and 2 mm Hg diastolic on average across clinical trials. Clinton to AIDS Conference: Step It Up The destruction of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 with six AIDS researchers and activists aboard is ... more
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People with Type 2 diabetes who eat a diet high in salt face twice the risk of developing cardiovascular disease as those who consume less sodium, according to a new study published in the Endocrine... ... more
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Cranial radiotherapy is one of the most important therapeutic methods for the treatment of various types of primary and metastatic brain tumors. ... more

Converting stem cell data into sounds could enable GPs to make instant, non-invasive cancer diagnoses during a routine check-up. ... more

Children, teenagers and young adults living near Sellafield or Dounreay since the 1990s are not at an increased risk of developing cancer according to research published in the British Journal of... ... more

Although cervical cancer is declining, human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers of the base of the tongue and tonsils (oropharynx) as well as anal canal cancers are increasing, according to a... ... more

Nearly two-thirds of women had significant improvement of their symptoms, researchers report ... more
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Odds of dying prematurely 50 percent higher in adults who'd lost a parent in childhood, researchers report ... more
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One medication seems to partly counteract the other, suggests study on human cells ... more
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For people infected with both viruses, early treatment is critical, researchers report ... more
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Patients, relatives can get reliable results, researchers find ... more
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With nearly four in five older Americans living with multiple chronic medical conditions, a new study finds that the more ailments you have after retirement age, the shorter your life expectancy. The analysis, one of the first to examine the burden of multiple chronic conditions on life expectancy among the elderly, may help explain why increases in life expectancy among older Americans are slowing. ... more
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Researchers argue that medicine focuses too much on fighting diseases individually instead of concentrating on interventions that prevent multiple chronic diseases and extend healthy lifespan. They call for moving forward with strategies that have been shown to delay aging in animals. In addition to promoting a healthy diet and regular exercise, these strategies include manipulating molecular pathways that slow aging and promote healthy longevity. ... more
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Medical toxicologists are reporting an increase in patients seen with brown recluse spider bites this summer. There are two components to spider bites -- the cutaneous lesion and, more rarely, the systemic symptoms that can occur following the bite. ... more
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Scientists have discovered a key component to better understanding how traumatic memories may be strengthened in women. Their study's findings suggest that developing clinical treatments that could lower norepinephrine levels immediately following a traumatic event might offer a way to prevent this memory-enhancing mechanism from occurring. ... more
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Treatment of HIV patients co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) with an anti-retroviral drug therapy not only tackles HIV, but also reduces HCV replication, according to a new study. ... more
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U.S. judges have their work cut out for them untangling a legal knot created when two federal appeals courts released conflicting rulings hours apart going to the heart of the role the federal government will play in Obamacare. Reuters Health Information ... more
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The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said. Reuters Health Information ... more
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First lady Michelle Obama took to the White House lawn along with children from a local YMCA and summer camp to expand the country's "Drink Up " campaign aimed at getting Americans to drink more water. Reuters Health Information ... more
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U.S. rules, aimed at ensuring prescription medicines are not misused, have been manipulated by brand-name drug companies to keep cheaper competition off the market, costing consumers billions of dollars. Reuters Health Information ... more
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Several plasma markers accurately predict the risk of anastomotic leakage after colorectal surgery, researchers from the Netherlands report. Reuters Health Information ... more
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In the era of widespread statin use, investigators say studies testing fibrates, niacin, and CETP inhibitors do not support raising HDL pharmacologically to reduce clinical outcomes. Heartwire ... more
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U.S. teenagers' reported use of synthetic human growth hormone more than doubled between 2012 to 2013 as they sought to improve athletic performance and appearance, a survey by anti-drug advocates found. Reuters Health Information ... more
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All nonexpired sterile drug products from the Temple, Texas-based company are being recalled because of a lack of sterility assurance. News Alerts ... more
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The original describer of night eating syndrome, Albert J. 'Mickey' Stunkard, has died at age 92. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Raltegravir showed no benefits over nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors when used in combination with a protease inhibitor as second-line HIV therapy. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Contrary to recommendations, few patients on long-term 5-Amino salicylates (5-ASAs) have regular renal function testing, according to UK researchers. Reuters Health Information ... more
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The FDA has approved an abuse-deterrent extended-release formulation of oxycodone (Targiniq ER, Purdue Pharma LP), a combination of oxycodone hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride. FDA Approvals ... more
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The director of a government bioterror lab behind the potential exposure of workers to live anthrax has resigned, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Reuters Health Information ... more
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Most recipients of donor livers want to know if the organ may carry higher than normal risks and many want a say in whether they will go through with such a transplant, a new survey of Dutch patients has found. Reuters Health Information ... more
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The medication, Ryanodex, comes in single-use vials containing dantrolene sodium in lyophilized powder form for rapid reconstitution and administration during MH crisis. FDA Approvals ... more
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As a doctor, I €™m trained to do many things: I listen. I ask. I examine, order, and test. And then I assess. I certainly try to treat. All too often, this includes prescribing. What frequently gets obscured in this paradigm is that, on many occasions, the listening part is enough. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. ... more
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The common pain reliever, best known as Tylenol, showed no effect in Australian trial ... more
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A video and article about 3-D printing and how it's being used in medicine. ... more
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Five groups of people are driving the global HIV epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) says in its new guidelines. ... more
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Participants who received care through a Violence Intervention Advocacy Program -- an interventional program targeting the physical, mental, emotional and social needs of violently injured youths -- were less likely to retaliate for their injuries and experienced life changing behaviors through connections to caring, steady, supportive adults who helped them feel trust and hope, researchers report. ... more
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Scientists have conducted a comprehensive exploration of an eye structure known as Schlemm's canal: a key gatekeeper for the proper flow of eye fluid, presenting a number of insights relevant to glaucoma and other diseases. ... more
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Streptococcus mutans, one of the principal bacteria that cause dental caries, has increased the change in its genetic material over time, possibly coinciding with dietary change linked to the expansion of humanity. ... more
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Cancer is a disease of the genome resulting from a combination of genetic modifications, or mutations. We inherit from our parents strong or weak predispositions to developing certain kinds of cancer; in addition, we also accumulate new mutations in our cells throughout our lifetime. Although the genetic origins of cancers have been studied for a long time, researchers were not able to measure the role of non-coding regions of the genome until now. ... more
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The age at which girls reach sexual maturity is influenced by 'imprinted' genes, a small sub-set of genes whose activity differs depending on which parent passes on that gene, according to new research. ... more
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Stomach cancers fall into four distinct molecular subtypes researchers with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Network have found. ... more

Presentations from recent new investigators covering a wide breadth of NIBIB-funded research. ... more

A patient who contracted a rare bacterial infection during surgery at a South Carolina hospital died last week, bringing the total deaths to four since the outbreak was first suspected in May. Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 23, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

A U.S. Senate committee voted to advance a U.N. treaty to protect people with disabilities from discrimination, but the agreement faces a tough fight winning the two-thirds majority needed for ratification by the full Senate. Reuters Health Information ... more
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Brigham Women's Hospital received 40 victims of last year's Boston Marathon bombing, and its radiology team's response to that sudden influx is instructive for medical centers preparing for the worst, doctors there say. Reuters Health Information ... more
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Cartoonist Roz Chast, famous for her deceptively simple drawings in The New Yorker magazine, is now touching a chord with the 'sandwich generation' with her wryly sensitive graphic memoir about caring for her aging parents. Reuters Health Information ... more
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A new study disputes a common stereotype that women who become pregnant during surgical training often drop out of their residency programs. Reuters Health Information ... more
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Women who exercise regularly after menopause tend to maintain their physical strength and mental acuity longer than those who don't, according to a new meta-analysis that found exercise that gets the heart rate up is best. Reuters Health Information ... more
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Smoking during pregnancy has been linked to a higher risk of ADHD in offpsring, and a new study suggests women who use nicotine replacement products may also have children with an elevated risk. Reuters Health Information ... more
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Patients with advanced melanoma that had progressed on ipilimumab, for whom there are few treatment options, responded to the new drug. Medscape Medical News ... more
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More than half of the overweight or obese children surveyed did not know they were out of the healthy range. Medscape Medical News ... more
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This oral drug has been generating great excitement among researchers, who welcome it as an alternative to chemotherapy. FDA Approvals ... more
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An extension trial shows the uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is high and effective, even without daily adherence. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Approval is based on the ADVANCE study, showing the pegylated version of interferon beta-1a dosed every 2 weeks reduces relapses and disability progression and has a favorable safety profile. International Approvals ... more
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Research suggests that patients are waiting longer to see their physicians in the United States. Medscape Medical News ... more
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The reports, based partly on BMJ's independent investigations, level serious allegations at Boehringer Ingelheim--that the company hotly disputes. Regulators and RE-LY trialists also come under fire. Heartwire ... more
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The powerful California Nurses Association is threatening to strike as it begins negotiations with Kaiser Permanente on a new four-year contract. Kaiser Health News ... more
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If you (or a loved one) have been admitted to a hospital recently, you were probably surprised by the number of times you were asked the same questions. At first you might assume that the staff are being diligent in double-checking your information, but after the fifth healthcare provider asks you to explain why you €™re there, you start to feel as if interacting with €śthe system €ť is like talking to a person with no short term memory. It €™s as if the hospital itself has some kind of dementi ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 23, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

We believe in data. We are scientists after all. And yet in this new era of big data is it possible we are measuring the wrong things? Most measures of physician performance are process or intermediate outcome measures aimed at a production line model of care. Was an A1c done, did the physician use a computer to send an order to the laboratory, were antibiotics given within two hours of presentation. Yet most physician quality is related to what Clay Christiansen calls €śsolution shop €ť work, ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 23, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

Another year of medical school soon begins.  There #8217;s no better way to greet incoming students than this The Book of Mormon parody from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (who also brought you their gone-viral rendition of Let It Go).  Good luck, first-year medical students: The book of Netter #8217;s will indeed change your life. 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 Jul 23, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

Econ-blogger extraordinaire Jason Shafrin hosts this week's short but eclectic collection of risk-related posts, from life and health insurance to Worker's Comp, and plenty in-between. Original content copyright © InsureBlog ... more
Source: InsureBlog Jul 23, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

One medication seems to partly counteract the other, suggests study on human cells ... more
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Findings may also provide clues on biology of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researcher says ... more
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For people infected with both viruses, early treatment is critical, researchers report ... more
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Primitive form of envy may help them protect their bond with their human, researchers report ... more
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But label warns drug may be toxic to liver ... more
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Most blood cancer patients will find an acceptable match through bone marrow registry ... more
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Men who served after draft was dropped were twice as likely to report past abuse, trauma as their civilian peers ... more
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But it's likely to be the non-melanoma type, dermatologist says ... more
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Patients, relatives can get reliable results, researchers find ... more
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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Targiniq ER (oxycodone hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride extended-release tablets), an extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesic to treat pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. Targiniq ER is the second ER/LA opioid analgesic with FDA-approved labeling describing the product €™s abuse-deterrent properties consistent with t ... more
Source: Food and Drug Administration--Press Releases Jul 23, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and consumers of a voluntary recall of all non-expired drug products produced for sterile use by Unique Pharmaceuticals Ltd., of Temple, Texas. ... more
Source: Food and Drug Administration--Press Releases Jul 23, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Targiniq ER (oxycodone hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride extended-release tablets), an extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesic to treat pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. Targiniq ER is the second ER/LA opioid analgesic with FDA-approved labeling describing the product €™s abuse-deterrent properties consistent with t ... more
Source: Food and Drug Administration Press Releases Jul 23, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and consumers of a voluntary recall of all non-expired drug products produced for sterile use by Unique Pharmaceuticals Ltd., of Temple, Texas. ... more
Source: Food and Drug Administration Press Releases Jul 23, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

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They won't take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don't see the problem, experts note ... more
Source: WebMD Health Jul 23, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

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Source: Virtual Medical Centre Medical News Jul 23, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Imagine that you have a cup of coffee and sit down to read People magazine. How long do you think the energy boost will last before you reach for another cup? Would you need more caffeine if you tried to read War and Peace? A new study finds that consumers wrongly believe that pharmacological products such as coffee and aspirin lose their effectiveness when they engage in more strenuous activities. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 23, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Autoimmune disorders may share certain pathogenic mechanisms with cancer, according to a new report. "This study opens a new therapeutic approach for myasthenia gravis, as well as other autoimmune disorders," said one researcher. "Conventional therapies may improve the disease, but have numerous complications. This discovery may lead to a viable treatment option for the millions of American suffering from these disorders." ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 23, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

A 45 percent rise in diagnostic imaging tests ordered by Australian GPs is being driven by increasing GP visits, a rising number of problems managed at consultations and a higher likelihood that GPs order imaging tests for these problems, according to a new study says. Based on a long term national survey of 9,802 GPs between 2002 and 2012, the report draws on data from more than 980,000 GP-patient encounter records to assess the extent to which GP's order tests in line with diagnostic imaging g ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 23, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

A genetic basis has been identified for heart disease in women. This new information helps to identify which women are more prone to heart disease, researchers report. The gene, when functioning normally, is activated in part by the hormone estrogen and has been previously shown to relax the blood vessels, and in turn, lower blood pressure. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 23, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Among women undergoing a minimally invasive hysterectomy using electric power morcellation, uterine cancers were present in 27 per 10,000 women at the time of the procedure, according to a study. There has been concern that this procedure, in which the uterus is fragmented into smaller pieces, may result in the spread of undetected malignancies. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 23, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

The results of exciting new research conducted at an NIH-funded Botanical Research Center are featured in a special issue of a major nutrition journal. ... more
Source: NCCAM Featured Content Jul 23, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Physicians may need to reassure patients who've purchased health coverage with premium subsidies under the ACA that there's no reason to panic. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 23, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Tumor progression rate lower than expected after a median 11-month treatment with the glucocorticoid receptor antagonist to control hyperglycemia, report study authors. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 23, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

A program that combines nutritional counseling, exercise, and symptom control can improve the symptomatic course of advanced cancer. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 23, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Remedies to help fight the pain and itchSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Insect Bites and Stings ... more
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Study found mothers who were taught stress-reduction skills had less depression, anxiety Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autism, Parenting, Stress ... more
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Study findings may also help researchers test new ALS drugs, researchers suggest Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Laboratory Tests ... more
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Cutting uterus into smaller fragments for minimally invasive removal can disperse undetected malignancy Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hysterectomy, Uterine Cancer ... more
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Small study finds delayed reaction among those who had trouble resting for more than 10 weeks Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Divorce, High Blood Pressure, Sleep Disorders ... more
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Catheter-directed thrombolysis may carry higher risk of bleeding than conventional treatment, researchers saySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Deep Vein Thrombosis ... more
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More than 22 percent of injuries are concussions, researchers call for better player protections Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Sports Injuries ... more
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Risk even greater for people whose diabetes isn't well-controlled, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes, Dietary Sodium, Heart Diseases ... more
Source: MedlinePlus Health News Jul 23, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma, Health Problems in Pregnancy, Obesity ... more
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Source: MedlinePlus Health News Jul 23, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

It all comes down to willpower, right?  Strength of purpose.  Muster the resolve to skip dessert, and you have a shot at losing that spare tire hanging off your belly.  Succumb to your temptations, however, and you are simply being weak. But is it just weakness that causes us to overeat? A study in Psychological Science suggests that our inability to resist that mouthwatering looking chocolate cake doesn €™t arise simply because our willpower is weak but also because, after exhausting our w ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 23, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

It €™s easy to get frustrated in the ER. First, you €™re at work. Second, most of your patients don €™t want to be there. Third, many (if not most) of your patients don €™t need to be there. Finally, by the time you see them, most of your patients are tired of being there. It €™s easy to become jaded when you trudge through this never-ending mire of patient after patient, and indeed ER docs can be known as a jaded lot. We order tests whether they €™re needed or not, because, if we don €™t, the p ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 23, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

1. The decision on Halbig (D.C. Circuit) isn't taking subsidies away from people nor is the decision on King (4th Circuit) to allow everyone who qualifies to receive a subsidy. It is simply about the law and how it is interpreted. One might also ask how one court ruling said 36 states were federal exchanges while the other ruling said 34 states were federal exchange. This is what happens when a law is poorly written, rushed to a vote, and passes. We end up with a discombobulated mess. This isn't ... more
Source: InsureBlog Jul 23, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)