Medical News Today daily newsletter - 14 March 2014

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** ALCOHOL / ADDICTION / ILLEGAL DRUGS News **

Recent reports present misleading statistics on deaths from "legal highs", say leading drug experts
http://mnt.to/l/4m6R
A recent report from the National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths [1] presents misleading estimates of the number of UK deaths linked to so-called "legal highs" in 2012, according to a...

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** ALZHEIMER'S / DEMENTIA News **

In postmenopausal women at risk for dementia, estradiol preserves key brain regions
http://mnt.to/l/4m73
When initiated soon after menopause, hormone therapy with estradiol prevented degeneration in key brain regions of women who were at heightened dementia risk, according to a new study led by...

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** ANXIETY / STRESS News **

Study shows mothers' sleep and stress difficulties after child's acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment
http://mnt.to/l/4m6r
"It's a whole new cancer world" and "I don't remember what it's like to have sleep" were the most common themes of mothers interviewed by University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers during...

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** ARTHRITIS / RHEUMATOLOGY News **

The leading cause of failed prosthetic knee joints is infection
http://mnt.to/l/4m6y
The number of total knee replacement (TKR) procedures continues to climb, as does the number of revision total knee replacement (RTKR) surgeries.

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** AUTISM News **

Exposure to environmental toxins linked to autism incidence rates
http://mnt.to/l/4m9F
A study finds rates of autism and intellectual disability in the US correlate with genital malformation rates in newborn males - an indicator of fetal exposure to harmful toxins.

Key to independence for high schoolers with autism may be superior visual thinking
http://mnt.to/l/4m7k
Researchers at UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) and UNC's School of Education report that teaching independence to adolescents with autism can provide a crucial boost...

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** BIOLOGY / BIOCHEMISTRY News **

Performing cardio- and resistance training during the same session: Does the order matter?
http://mnt.to/l/4m83
Although the remarkable benefits of combined training have been clarified by numerous investigations, fitness enthusiasts struggle with the same question: Does the order of cardio- and...

Education and culture affect children's understanding of the human body
http://mnt.to/l/4m7X
Experiences of life and death can help children's understanding of the human body and its function, according to research published in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.

How identical cells differentiate: Turing's theory of morphogenesis validated 60 years after his death
http://mnt.to/l/4m7G
British mathematician Alan Turing's accomplishments in computer science are well known - he's the man who cracked the German Enigma code, expediting the Allies' victory in World War II.

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** BONES / ORTHOPEDICS News **

Improving healing in Achilles tendon injuries by embedding stem cells inside sutures
http://mnt.to/l/4m7B
Researchers have found that sutures embedded with stem cells led to quicker and stronger healing of Achilles tendon tears than traditional sutures, according to a new study published in the...

The leading cause of failed prosthetic knee joints is infection
http://mnt.to/l/4m6y
The number of total knee replacement (TKR) procedures continues to climb, as does the number of revision total knee replacement (RTKR) surgeries.

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** BREAST CANCER News **

BRCA 1 breast cancer gene plays a protective role against the development of metabolic disease
http://mnt.to/l/4m7g
The gene known to be associated with breast cancer susceptibility, BRCA 1, plays a critical role in the normal metabolic function of skeletal muscle, according to a new study led by University...

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** CANCER / ONCOLOGY News **

Cornerstone Pharma demonstrates ability to disrupt growth of cancer cells
http://mnt.to/l/4m88
Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leader in the growing field of cancer metabolism-based therapeutics, today announced that its first-in-class cancer metabolism targeted therapeutic, CPI-613...

Potential to halt cancer metastasis through protein that is key to cell motility
http://mnt.to/l/4m7F
"Cell movement is the basic recipe of life, and all cells have the capacity to move," says Roberto Dominguez, PhD, professor of Physiology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of...

Mindfulness-based meditation 'benefits teen cancer patients'
http://mnt.to/l/4m7q
New research from the University of Montreal in Canada suggests that for adolescent cancer patients, mindfulness-based meditation may improve their overall mood and sleep quality.

Tumor-preventing protein complex uncovered
http://mnt.to/l/4m76
A team of researchers from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School have discovered a protein complex that disrupts the process known as dedifferentiation (1), known to promote tumor development.

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** CARDIOVASCULAR / CARDIOLOGY News **

Each 15-minute delay steals 1 month of healthy life for stroke sufferers
http://mnt.to/l/4m9d
Research published by the American Heart Association shows that for every minute stroke treatment is accelerated, patients gain an average of 1.8 days of healthy life.

Blocking microRNA miR-25 halts progression of heart failure, improves cardiac function, and may increase survival
http://mnt.to/l/4m7y
A team of cardiovascular researchers from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and the...

Survival after ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm significantly lower in England than USA
http://mnt.to/l/4m6K
The care given to patients after ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) in the US outstrips that in English NHS hospitals, according to a major new study published as part of a special issue...

Hypertension going untreated in U.S. Hispanic community
http://mnt.to/l/4m6c
There is a significant deficit in recognition and control of hypertension in the Hispanic population of the United States, according to a new study published in American Journal of Hypertension...

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** CAREGIVERS / HOMECARE News **

Home care visits not found to provide benefit to the elderly
http://mnt.to/l/4m7c
In what's thought to be the biggest review of academic literature into whether home care visits provide benefits for the elderly, researchers conclude there is 'no consistent evidence' to show...

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** CLEFT PALATE News **

Link confirmed between missing DNA and birth defects
http://mnt.to/l/4m6n
In 2010, scientists in Italy reported that a woman and her daughter showed a puzzling array of disabilities, including epilepsy and cleft palate.

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** CLINICAL TRIALS / DRUG TRIALS News **

Cornerstone Pharma demonstrates ability to disrupt growth of cancer cells
http://mnt.to/l/4m88
Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leader in the growing field of cancer metabolism-based therapeutics, today announced that its first-in-class cancer metabolism targeted therapeutic, CPI-613...

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** COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE / ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE News **

Mindfulness-based meditation 'benefits teen cancer patients'
http://mnt.to/l/4m7q
New research from the University of Montreal in Canada suggests that for adolescent cancer patients, mindfulness-based meditation may improve their overall mood and sleep quality.

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** CROHN'S / IBD News **

A relationship between gut bacteria and blood cell development helps the immune system fight infection
http://mnt.to/l/4m7J
The human relationship with microbial life is complicated. At almost any supermarket, you can pick up both antibacterial soap and probiotic yogurt during the same shopping trip.

The exact gut bacteria involved in Crohn's disease identified
http://mnt.to/l/4m75
While the causes of Crohn's disease are not well understood, recent research indicates an important role for an abnormal immune response to the microbes that live in the gut.

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** DENTISTRY News **

Oral thrush a common complication of HIV 'because of fungi'
http://mnt.to/l/4m87
Researchers found that people with HIV have less good fungi in their mouths to suppress bad fungi. This may explain why those with HIV frequently experience severe oral thrush.

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** DEPRESSION News **

Mindfulness-based meditation 'benefits teen cancer patients'
http://mnt.to/l/4m7q
New research from the University of Montreal in Canada suggests that for adolescent cancer patients, mindfulness-based meditation may improve their overall mood and sleep quality.

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** DERMATOLOGY News **

Improving healing in Achilles tendon injuries by embedding stem cells inside sutures
http://mnt.to/l/4m7B
Researchers have found that sutures embedded with stem cells led to quicker and stronger healing of Achilles tendon tears than traditional sutures, according to a new study published in the...

Skin abscesses caused by MRSA: new treatment guidelines issued
http://mnt.to/l/4m7b
It has been more than 10 years since the clinical battle began with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and doctors are still grappling with how to diagnose...

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** DIABETES News **

Non-invasive blood sugar testing is one step closer
http://mnt.to/l/4m7Y
Measuring blood sugar when you have diabetes usually involves pricking your finger and using a glucose monitor for the test.

In diabetic peripheral neuropathy, iron overload is a risk factor
http://mnt.to/l/4m7r
Iron overload can lead to cytotoxicity, and it is a risk factor for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Prof.

Gut microbiota networks may influence autoimmune processes in type 1 diabetes
http://mnt.to/l/4m7m
The interactions of the gut microbiota in children with typical diabetes autoantibodies differ from that in healthy children.

BRCA 1 breast cancer gene plays a protective role against the development of metabolic disease
http://mnt.to/l/4m7g
The gene known to be associated with breast cancer susceptibility, BRCA 1, plays a critical role in the normal metabolic function of skeletal muscle, according to a new study led by University...

Scientists identify IRX3 as a potential 'fat gene'
http://mnt.to/l/4m74
Mutations within the gene FTO have been implicated as the strongest genetic determinant of obesity risk in humans, but the mechanism behind this link remained unknown.

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** EATING DISORDERS News **

Oxytocin could provide new treatment for anorexia
http://mnt.to/l/4m79
Oxytocin, also known as the 'love hormone', could provide a new treatment for anorexia nervosa, according to new research by a team of British and Korean scientists.

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** ENDOCRINOLOGY News **

Boosting self-esteem prevents health problems for seniors
http://mnt.to/l/4m7R
The importance of boosting self-esteem is normally associated with the trials and tribulations of adolescence.

Oxytocin could provide new treatment for anorexia
http://mnt.to/l/4m79
Oxytocin, also known as the 'love hormone', could provide a new treatment for anorexia nervosa, according to new research by a team of British and Korean scientists.

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** EPILEPSY News **

Link confirmed between missing DNA and birth defects
http://mnt.to/l/4m6n
In 2010, scientists in Italy reported that a woman and her daughter showed a puzzling array of disabilities, including epilepsy and cleft palate.

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** FIBROMYALGIA News **

Chronic multisymptom illness afflicting Gulf War veterans: two definitions should guide VA treatment and research
http://mnt.to/l/4m7h
Two existing definitions of chronic multisymptom illness (CMI) -- one by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and another from a study of Kansas Gulf War veterans -- should be used by...

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** GASTROINTESTINAL / GASTROENTEROLOGY News **

The exact gut bacteria involved in Crohn's disease identified
http://mnt.to/l/4m75
While the causes of Crohn's disease are not well understood, recent research indicates an important role for an abnormal immune response to the microbes that live in the gut.

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** GENETICS News **

Scientists identify IRX3 as a potential 'fat gene'
http://mnt.to/l/4m74
Mutations within the gene FTO have been implicated as the strongest genetic determinant of obesity risk in humans, but the mechanism behind this link remained unknown.

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** HEART DISEASE News **

Blocking microRNA miR-25 halts progression of heart failure, improves cardiac function, and may increase survival
http://mnt.to/l/4m7y
A team of cardiovascular researchers from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and the...

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** HIV / AIDS News **

HIV vaccine hope found in immune system of a unique patient
http://mnt.to/l/4m8f
A patient with a rare combination of lupus and HIV developed an immune response with an ability to fight HIV. Now, researchers hope to develop a vaccine that triggers it in others.

Oral thrush a common complication of HIV 'because of fungi'
http://mnt.to/l/4m87
Researchers found that people with HIV have less good fungi in their mouths to suppress bad fungi. This may explain why those with HIV frequently experience severe oral thrush.

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** HYPERTENSION News **

Hypertension going untreated in U.S. Hispanic community
http://mnt.to/l/4m6c
There is a significant deficit in recognition and control of hypertension in the Hispanic population of the United States, according to a new study published in American Journal of Hypertension...

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** IMMUNE SYSTEM / VACCINES News **

HIV vaccine hope found in immune system of a unique patient
http://mnt.to/l/4m8f
A patient with a rare combination of lupus and HIV developed an immune response with an ability to fight HIV. Now, researchers hope to develop a vaccine that triggers it in others.

Novel combination of 2 agents eradicates solid tumors in preclinical studies
http://mnt.to/l/4m77
Researchers in the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute eradicated solid tumors in laboratory mice using a novel combination of two targeted agents.

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** INFECTIOUS DISEASES / BACTERIA / VIRUSES News **

Targeting bacterial cell division to fight antibiotic resistance
http://mnt.to/l/4m84
Nowadays, people do not expect to die as a result of a common infection like bacterial pneumonia. However, many do.

A relationship between gut bacteria and blood cell development helps the immune system fight infection
http://mnt.to/l/4m7J
The human relationship with microbial life is complicated. At almost any supermarket, you can pick up both antibacterial soap and probiotic yogurt during the same shopping trip.

Parasites in humans influence each other via shared food sources
http://mnt.to/l/4m7p
Humans are often infected by parasites, sometimes even several species at a time. Such co-infections are more difficult to treat if the parasites interact with each other.

Gut microbiota networks may influence autoimmune processes in type 1 diabetes
http://mnt.to/l/4m7m
The interactions of the gut microbiota in children with typical diabetes autoantibodies differ from that in healthy children.

Skin abscesses caused by MRSA: new treatment guidelines issued
http://mnt.to/l/4m7b
It has been more than 10 years since the clinical battle began with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and doctors are still grappling with how to diagnose...

The exact gut bacteria involved in Crohn's disease identified
http://mnt.to/l/4m75
While the causes of Crohn's disease are not well understood, recent research indicates an important role for an abnormal immune response to the microbes that live in the gut.

The leading cause of failed prosthetic knee joints is infection
http://mnt.to/l/4m6y
The number of total knee replacement (TKR) procedures continues to climb, as does the number of revision total knee replacement (RTKR) surgeries.

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** IT / INTERNET / E-MAIL News **

Health providers may experience information and financial loss during transition to ICD-10
http://mnt.to/l/4m7H
Health providers may experience information and financial loss during the mandated conversion from the current International Classification of Diseases to its new and improved version, report...

How identical cells differentiate: Turing's theory of morphogenesis validated 60 years after his death
http://mnt.to/l/4m7G
British mathematician Alan Turing's accomplishments in computer science are well known - he's the man who cracked the German Enigma code, expediting the Allies' victory in World War II.

Text-messaging program good option for keeping teen girls healthy
http://mnt.to/l/4m7j
Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, an emergency medicine attending physician at Hasbro Children's Hospital, recently led a study that found a text-message program may be an effective violence prevention...

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** LIVER DISEASE / HEPATITIS News **

Standardized evaluation consent forms for living liver donors needed
http://mnt.to/l/4m85
New research reveals that 57% of liver transplant centers use living donor evaluation consent forms that include all the elements required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...

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** LUNG CANCER News **

Novel combination of 2 agents eradicates solid tumors in preclinical studies
http://mnt.to/l/4m77
Researchers in the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute eradicated solid tumors in laboratory mice using a novel combination of two targeted agents.

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** LUPUS News **

HIV vaccine hope found in immune system of a unique patient
http://mnt.to/l/4m8f
A patient with a rare combination of lupus and HIV developed an immune response with an ability to fight HIV. Now, researchers hope to develop a vaccine that triggers it in others.

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** LYMPHOMA / LEUKEMIA / MYELOMA News **

Study shows mothers' sleep and stress difficulties after child's acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment
http://mnt.to/l/4m6r
"It's a whole new cancer world" and "I don't remember what it's like to have sleep" were the most common themes of mothers interviewed by University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers during...

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** MEDICAL DEVICES / DIAGNOSTICS News **

Non-invasive blood sugar testing is one step closer
http://mnt.to/l/4m7Y
Measuring blood sugar when you have diabetes usually involves pricking your finger and using a glucose monitor for the test.

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** MEDICARE / MEDICAID / SCHIP News **

Health providers may experience information and financial loss during transition to ICD-10
http://mnt.to/l/4m7H
Health providers may experience information and financial loss during the mandated conversion from the current International Classification of Diseases to its new and improved version, report...

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** MENOPAUSE News **

In postmenopausal women at risk for dementia, estradiol preserves key brain regions
http://mnt.to/l/4m73
When initiated soon after menopause, hormone therapy with estradiol prevented degeneration in key brain regions of women who were at heightened dementia risk, according to a new study led by...

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** MRI / PET / ULTRASOUND News **

Brain links weakened by nicotine withdrawal may explain smokers' relapse
http://mnt.to/l/4m8d
Using brain scans, researchers show nicotine withdrawal may make it very difficult for quitting smokers to engage a brain network that helps them assert control over cravings.

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** MRSA / DRUG RESISTANCE News **

Targeting bacterial cell division to fight antibiotic resistance
http://mnt.to/l/4m84
Nowadays, people do not expect to die as a result of a common infection like bacterial pneumonia. However, many do.

Skin abscesses caused by MRSA: new treatment guidelines issued
http://mnt.to/l/4m7b
It has been more than 10 years since the clinical battle began with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and doctors are still grappling with how to diagnose...

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** MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS News **

A relationship between gut bacteria and blood cell development helps the immune system fight infection
http://mnt.to/l/4m7J
The human relationship with microbial life is complicated. At almost any supermarket, you can pick up both antibacterial soap and probiotic yogurt during the same shopping trip.

A potential treatment target for multiple sclerosis offered by PD-L1
http://mnt.to/l/4m7t
Experimental allergic encephalomyelitis is a mouse model of human multiple sclerosis with similar pathology and pathogenesis.

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** NEUROLOGY / NEUROSCIENCE News **

Brain links weakened by nicotine withdrawal may explain smokers' relapse
http://mnt.to/l/4m8d
Using brain scans, researchers show nicotine withdrawal may make it very difficult for quitting smokers to engage a brain network that helps them assert control over cravings.

Human brains 'hard-wired' to link what we see with what we do
http://mnt.to/l/4m7L
Your brain's ability to instantly link what you see with what you do is down to a dedicated information 'highway', suggests new UCL-led research.

New rehabilitation methods suggested for amputees and stroke patients
http://mnt.to/l/4m7C
When use of a dominant hand is lost by amputation or stroke, a patient is forced to compensate by using the nondominant hand exclusively for precision tasks like writing or drawing.

Nerve growth factor-containing fibrin glue membrane enables peripheral nerve regeneration
http://mnt.to/l/4m7s
Complete regeneration is usually very difficult following peripheral nerve damage, though microsurgical techniques have vastly increased the success rate of surgery to repair the injured nerve.

In diabetic peripheral neuropathy, iron overload is a risk factor
http://mnt.to/l/4m7r
Iron overload can lead to cytotoxicity, and it is a risk factor for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Prof.

Insight into the cause of chronic pain
http://mnt.to/l/4m7n
New insights into how the human brain responds to chronic pain could eventually lead to improved treatments for patients, according to University of Adelaide researchers.

Tumor-preventing protein complex uncovered
http://mnt.to/l/4m76
A team of researchers from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School have discovered a protein complex that disrupts the process known as dedifferentiation (1), known to promote tumor development.

In postmenopausal women at risk for dementia, estradiol preserves key brain regions
http://mnt.to/l/4m73
When initiated soon after menopause, hormone therapy with estradiol prevented degeneration in key brain regions of women who were at heightened dementia risk, according to a new study led by...

How the brain recognizes familiar music
http://mnt.to/l/4m6z
Research from McGill University reveals that the brain's motor network helps people remember and recognize music that they have performed in the past better than music they have only heard.

Fighting brain damage from stroke using substance naturally found in humans
http://mnt.to/l/4m6q
A molecular substance that occurs naturally in humans and rats was found to "substantially reduce" brain damage after an acute stroke and contribute to a better recovery, according to a newly...

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** NUTRITION / DIET News **

Could grapefruit be good for your kidneys?
http://mnt.to/l/4m82
Scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London, have discovered that a natural product found in grapefruit can prevent kidney cysts from forming.

Could living or working near fast food shops make you obese?
http://mnt.to/l/4m6T
A new study finds a link between exposure to fast food shops and obesity. The researchers suggest areas for policy improvements involving home, work and commute.

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** OBESITY / WEIGHT LOSS / FITNESS News **

BRCA 1 breast cancer gene plays a protective role against the development of metabolic disease
http://mnt.to/l/4m7g
The gene known to be associated with breast cancer susceptibility, BRCA 1, plays a critical role in the normal metabolic function of skeletal muscle, according to a new study led by University...

Scientists identify IRX3 as a potential 'fat gene'
http://mnt.to/l/4m74
Mutations within the gene FTO have been implicated as the strongest genetic determinant of obesity risk in humans, but the mechanism behind this link remained unknown.

Could living or working near fast food shops make you obese?
http://mnt.to/l/4m6T
A new study finds a link between exposure to fast food shops and obesity. The researchers suggest areas for policy improvements involving home, work and commute.

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** PAIN / ANESTHETICS News **

In diabetic peripheral neuropathy, iron overload is a risk factor
http://mnt.to/l/4m7r
Iron overload can lead to cytotoxicity, and it is a risk factor for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Prof.

Insight into the cause of chronic pain
http://mnt.to/l/4m7n
New insights into how the human brain responds to chronic pain could eventually lead to improved treatments for patients, according to University of Adelaide researchers.

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** PANCREATIC CANCER News **

Novel combination of 2 agents eradicates solid tumors in preclinical studies
http://mnt.to/l/4m77
Researchers in the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute eradicated solid tumors in laboratory mice using a novel combination of two targeted agents.

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** PARKINSON'S DISEASE News **

Does alpha-synuclein confer protection or damage to dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson's disease?
http://mnt.to/l/4m7x
Alpha-synuclein
is a principal component of Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites, which are pathologic hall-marks of Parkinson's disease.

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** PEDIATRICS / CHILDREN'S HEALTH News **

Education and culture affect children's understanding of the human body
http://mnt.to/l/4m7X
Experiences of life and death can help children's understanding of the human body and its function, according to research published in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.

Gut microbiota networks may influence autoimmune processes in type 1 diabetes
http://mnt.to/l/4m7m
The interactions of the gut microbiota in children with typical diabetes autoantibodies differ from that in healthy children.

Key to independence for high schoolers with autism may be superior visual thinking
http://mnt.to/l/4m7k
Researchers at UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) and UNC's School of Education report that teaching independence to adolescents with autism can provide a crucial boost...

Text-messaging program good option for keeping teen girls healthy
http://mnt.to/l/4m7j
Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, an emergency medicine attending physician at Hasbro Children's Hospital, recently led a study that found a text-message program may be an effective violence prevention...

Study shows mothers' sleep and stress difficulties after child's acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment
http://mnt.to/l/4m6r
"It's a whole new cancer world" and "I don't remember what it's like to have sleep" were the most common themes of mothers interviewed by University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers during...

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** PHARMA INDUSTRY / BIOTECH INDUSTRY News **

Cornerstone Pharma demonstrates ability to disrupt growth of cancer cells
http://mnt.to/l/4m88
Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leader in the growing field of cancer metabolism-based therapeutics, today announced that its first-in-class cancer metabolism targeted therapeutic, CPI-613...

Tuberculosis - EPFL creates a foundation to launch an antibiotic
http://mnt.to/l/4m7K
Even though tuberculosis kills more than 1.5 million people every year, the market is not cost-effective for pharmaceutical companies.

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** PREGNANCY / OBSTETRICS News **

Exposure to environmental toxins linked to autism incidence rates
http://mnt.to/l/4m9F
A study finds rates of autism and intellectual disability in the US correlate with genital malformation rates in newborn males - an indicator of fetal exposure to harmful toxins.

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** PRIMARY CARE / GENERAL PRACTICE News **

Health providers may experience information and financial loss during transition to ICD-10
http://mnt.to/l/4m7H
Health providers may experience information and financial loss during the mandated conversion from the current International Classification of Diseases to its new and improved version, report...

Home care visits not found to provide benefit to the elderly
http://mnt.to/l/4m7c
In what's thought to be the biggest review of academic literature into whether home care visits provide benefits for the elderly, researchers conclude there is 'no consistent evidence' to show...

Hypertension going untreated in U.S. Hispanic community
http://mnt.to/l/4m6c
There is a significant deficit in recognition and control of hypertension in the Hispanic population of the United States, according to a new study published in American Journal of Hypertension...

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** PSYCHOLOGY / PSYCHIATRY News **

Education and culture affect children's understanding of the human body
http://mnt.to/l/4m7X
Experiences of life and death can help children's understanding of the human body and its function, according to research published in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.

Boosting self-esteem prevents health problems for seniors
http://mnt.to/l/4m7R
The importance of boosting self-esteem is normally associated with the trials and tribulations of adolescence.

Insight into the cause of chronic pain
http://mnt.to/l/4m7n
New insights into how the human brain responds to chronic pain could eventually lead to improved treatments for patients, according to University of Adelaide researchers.

If work stability is maintained, economic degrowth compatible with wellbeing
http://mnt.to/l/4m7d
Policies aimed at effectively mitigating climate change through a reduction in economic growth and consumption of fossil fuels would have a monetary impact on the economy, but also an impact on...

Oxytocin could provide new treatment for anorexia
http://mnt.to/l/4m79
Oxytocin, also known as the 'love hormone', could provide a new treatment for anorexia nervosa, according to new research by a team of British and Korean scientists.

How the brain recognizes familiar music
http://mnt.to/l/4m6z
Research from McGill University reveals that the brain's motor network helps people remember and recognize music that they have performed in the past better than music they have only heard.

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** PUBLIC HEALTH News **

If work stability is maintained, economic degrowth compatible with wellbeing
http://mnt.to/l/4m7d
Policies aimed at effectively mitigating climate change through a reduction in economic growth and consumption of fossil fuels would have a monetary impact on the economy, but also an impact on...

Could living or working near fast food shops make you obese?
http://mnt.to/l/4m6T
A new study finds a link between exposure to fast food shops and obesity. The researchers suggest areas for policy improvements involving home, work and commute.

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** REHABILITATION / PHYSICAL THERAPY News **

New rehabilitation methods suggested for amputees and stroke patients
http://mnt.to/l/4m7C
When use of a dominant hand is lost by amputation or stroke, a patient is forced to compensate by using the nondominant hand exclusively for precision tasks like writing or drawing.

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** RESPIRATORY / ASTHMA News **

Link confirmed between missing DNA and birth defects
http://mnt.to/l/4m6n
In 2010, scientists in Italy reported that a woman and her daughter showed a puzzling array of disabilities, including epilepsy and cleft palate.

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** SENIORS / AGING News **

Boosting self-esteem prevents health problems for seniors
http://mnt.to/l/4m7R
The importance of boosting self-esteem is normally associated with the trials and tribulations of adolescence.

Home care visits not found to provide benefit to the elderly
http://mnt.to/l/4m7c
In what's thought to be the biggest review of academic literature into whether home care visits provide benefits for the elderly, researchers conclude there is 'no consistent evidence' to show...

How the brain recognizes familiar music
http://mnt.to/l/4m6z
Research from McGill University reveals that the brain's motor network helps people remember and recognize music that they have performed in the past better than music they have only heard.

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** SEXUAL HEALTH / STDS News **

Oral thrush a common complication of HIV 'because of fungi'
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Researchers found that people with HIV have less good fungi in their mouths to suppress bad fungi. This may explain why those with HIV frequently experience severe oral thrush.

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** SMOKING / QUIT SMOKING News **

Brain links weakened by nicotine withdrawal may explain smokers' relapse
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Using brain scans, researchers show nicotine withdrawal may make it very difficult for quitting smokers to engage a brain network that helps them assert control over cravings.

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** SPORTS MEDICINE / FITNESS News **

Performing cardio- and resistance training during the same session: Does the order matter?
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Although the remarkable benefits of combined training have been clarified by numerous investigations, fitness enthusiasts struggle with the same question: Does the order of cardio- and...

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** STEM CELL RESEARCH News **

Improving healing in Achilles tendon injuries by embedding stem cells inside sutures
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Researchers have found that sutures embedded with stem cells led to quicker and stronger healing of Achilles tendon tears than traditional sutures, according to a new study published in the...

Tumor-preventing protein complex uncovered
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A team of researchers from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School have discovered a protein complex that disrupts the process known as dedifferentiation (1), known to promote tumor development.

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** STROKE News **

Each 15-minute delay steals 1 month of healthy life for stroke sufferers
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Research published by the American Heart Association shows that for every minute stroke treatment is accelerated, patients gain an average of 1.8 days of healthy life.

New rehabilitation methods suggested for amputees and stroke patients
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When use of a dominant hand is lost by amputation or stroke, a patient is forced to compensate by using the nondominant hand exclusively for precision tasks like writing or drawing.

Fighting brain damage from stroke using substance naturally found in humans
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A molecular substance that occurs naturally in humans and rats was found to "substantially reduce" brain damage after an acute stroke and contribute to a better recovery, according to a newly...

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** TRANSPLANTS / ORGAN DONATIONS News **

Standardized evaluation consent forms for living liver donors needed
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New research reveals that 57% of liver transplant centers use living donor evaluation consent forms that include all the elements required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...

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** TROPICAL DISEASES News **

Study reveals the Achilles heel of malaria and aims a molecular arrow to destroy it
http://mnt.to/l/4m6t
The malaria parasite is particularly pernicious since it is built to develop resistance to treatments.

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** TUBERCULOSIS News **

Tuberculosis - EPFL creates a foundation to launch an antibiotic
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Even though tuberculosis kills more than 1.5 million people every year, the market is not cost-effective for pharmaceutical companies.

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** UROLOGY / NEPHROLOGY News **

Could grapefruit be good for your kidneys?
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Scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London, have discovered that a natural product found in grapefruit can prevent kidney cysts from forming.

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** VETERANS / EX-SERVICEMEN News **

Chronic multisymptom illness afflicting Gulf War veterans: two definitions should guide VA treatment and research
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Two existing definitions of chronic multisymptom illness (CMI) -- one by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and another from a study of Kansas Gulf War veterans -- should be used by...

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** WATER - AIR QUALITY / AGRICULTURE News **

Exposure to environmental toxins linked to autism incidence rates
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A study finds rates of autism and intellectual disability in the US correlate with genital malformation rates in newborn males - an indicator of fetal exposure to harmful toxins.

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** WOMEN'S HEALTH / GYNECOLOGY News **

Text-messaging program good option for keeping teen girls healthy
http://mnt.to/l/4m7j
Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, an emergency medicine attending physician at Hasbro Children's Hospital, recently led a study that found a text-message program may be an effective violence prevention...

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