Medical News Today daily newsletter - 18 March 2014

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** ALZHEIMER'S / DEMENTIA News **

Alzheimer's onset could be triggered by sleep disturbances
http://mnt.to/l/4mcH
Disruptions to sleep could act as a trigger for Alzheimer's and dementia, researchers say. They suggest it accelerates pathological processes and damages synaptic connections.

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** ANXIETY / STRESS News **

More information should be supplied to parents receiving heart disease diagnosis for their infants
http://mnt.to/l/4mbk
Based on a survey of parents of children with congenital heart disease, physicians delivering the diagnosis need to do a better job of showing compassion, ensuring parents understand all their...

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** ARTHRITIS / RHEUMATOLOGY News **

Pediatric ACL reconstruction increases risk for osteoarthritis later in life
http://mnt.to/l/4mbj
Researchers presented results at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day in New Orleans that adolescents who have an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)...

Patients who lose weight have better joint replacement outcomes
http://mnt.to/l/4mb4
While many overweight patients have the best intentions to lose weight after joint replacement, a study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that although some are able to achieve this...

2.5 million Americans living with an artificial hip, 4.7 million with an artificial knee
http://mnt.to/l/4m9t
More than 7 million Americans are living with an artificial (prosthetic) knee (4.7 million) or hip (2.

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** AUTISM News **

One gene plays critical role in brain development
http://mnt.to/l/4m9L
Research from the University of Adelaide has confirmed that a gene linked to intellectual disability is critical to the earliest stages of the development of human brains.

Possible association between soy formula and seizures in children with autism
http://mnt.to/l/4m9q
A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has detected a higher rate of seizures among children with autism who were fed infant formula containing soy protein rather than milk protein.

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** BIOLOGY / BIOCHEMISTRY News **

New therapeutic target identified for acute lung injury
http://mnt.to/l/4mcb
A bacterial infection can throw off the equilibrium between two key proteins in the lungs and put patients at risk for a highly lethal acute lung injury, researchers report.

New research links body clocks to chronic lung diseases
http://mnt.to/l/4mc9
The body clock's natural rhythm could be utilized to improve current therapies to delay the onset of chronic lung diseases.

New understanding of why chromosome errors are high in women's eggs
http://mnt.to/l/4mc5
A new study from the University of Southampton has provided scientists with a better understanding of why chromosome errors are high in women's eggs.

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** BLOOD / HEMATOLOGY News **

FDA approves Eliquis® (apixaban) to reduce the risk of blood clots following hip or knee replacement surgery
http://mnt.to/l/4mbT
Bristol-Myers
Squibb Company and Pfizer Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Eliquis (apixaban) for the...

Study finds risk of death among ICU patients with severe sepsis has decreased
http://mnt.to/l/4mbP
In critically ill patients in Australia and New Zealand with severe sepsis or septic shock, there was a decrease in the risk of death from 2000 to 2012, findings that were accompanied by changes...

Guidelines on the management of pulmonary hypertension of sickle cell disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mbb
The American Thoracic Society has developed clinical practice guidelines to help clinicians identify and manage patients with sickle cell disease who are at increased risk for mortality from...

The risk of blood clots increased by blood poisoning
http://mnt.to/l/4mb8
Every year, almost 10,000 Danes are admitted to hospital with blood poisoning, while more than 3,000 patients become infected while they are hospitalised.

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** BONES / ORTHOPEDICS News **

Archaeologists discover 3,000-year-old skeleton with metastatic cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mcy
Archaeologists from the UK have discovered the world's first complete human skeleton with metastatic cancer - a finding that could offer insight into the evolution of the disease.

FDA approves Eliquis® (apixaban) to reduce the risk of blood clots following hip or knee replacement surgery
http://mnt.to/l/4mbT
Bristol-Myers
Squibb Company and Pfizer Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Eliquis (apixaban) for the...

Positive results for meniscal allograft transplantation surgery for young athletes with knee pain
http://mnt.to/l/4mbh
Patients undergoing meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) surgery require an additional operation approximately 32% of the time, but overall see a 95% success rate after an average five-year...

Delay in pediatric ACL reconstructions may depend on socioeconomic factors and private vs. public insurance plans
http://mnt.to/l/4mbg
Research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day in New Orleans highlights evidence that insurance type, household income and age at injury are...

Positive trends for returning college football players following ACL tears
http://mnt.to/l/4mbf
High-level
college football players frequently return to the field after an ACL reconstruction, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM)...

Short term improvements only for shoulder revision repair surgery
http://mnt.to/l/4mbd
Long-term
outcomes of revision arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery is not as successful as in a first-time surgery, according to researchers from the Orthopaedic Research Institute in...

Tommy John Surgery a good solution for MLB pitchers
http://mnt.to/l/4mbc
New data suggests ulnar collateral (UCL) reconstruction, better known as Tommy John Surgery, allows major league pitchers to return to the mound at high rates, and with a positive impact on some...

Important mechanism discovered for muscle building
http://mnt.to/l/4mb9
Skeletal muscles are built from small contractile units, the sarcomeres. Many of these sarcomeres are connected in a well-ordered series to form myofibrils that span from one muscle end to the...

Patients with cleft palate benefit from bone lengthening technique
http://mnt.to/l/4mb5
The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery also reports on an unusual soccer injury and patients who are 'too frail for surgery'A technique called distraction osteogenesis can create increased...

Patients who lose weight have better joint replacement outcomes
http://mnt.to/l/4mb4
While many overweight patients have the best intentions to lose weight after joint replacement, a study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that although some are able to achieve this...

Building muscle in senior years could prolong life
http://mnt.to/l/4m9N
New UCLA research suggests that the more muscle mass older Americans have, the less likely they are to die prematurely.

Orthopaedic surgeons should monitor patient mental health status, counsel patients on sleep expectations following fractures
http://mnt.to/l/4m9B
Sleep disturbance is an extremely common complaint following orthopaedic trauma.

Obese patients may experience diminished knee pain after gastric bypass surgery
http://mnt.to/l/4m9z
There is a known link between elevated body mass index (BMI) and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA).

Wrist fractures, complications related to healing more common in obese children
http://mnt.to/l/4m9y
Children considered obese are more likely to suffer a distal radius fracture, a bone break near the wrist, and more likely to experience complications related to the healing of the fracture...

After 35 years most Charnley total hip replacements still viable
http://mnt.to/l/4m9x
In a new study presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), researchers sought to evaluate the clinical, radiographic and functional outcomes of a...

ACL injury risk reduced in young athletes by universal neuromuscular training
http://mnt.to/l/4m9w
As youth participation in high-demand sports such as football, basketball and soccer has increased over the past decade, so has the number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in teens...

Extreme sports responsible for significant head, neck injury risk
http://mnt.to/l/4m9v
A new study presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that the thrill of extreme sports comes at a price: a higher risk for severe neck...

2.5 million Americans living with an artificial hip, 4.7 million with an artificial knee
http://mnt.to/l/4m9t
More than 7 million Americans are living with an artificial (prosthetic) knee (4.7 million) or hip (2.

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** CANCER / ONCOLOGY News **

Archaeologists discover 3,000-year-old skeleton with metastatic cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mcy
Archaeologists from the UK have discovered the world's first complete human skeleton with metastatic cancer - a finding that could offer insight into the evolution of the disease.

Discovery of gene family that suppress prostate cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4m9p
Cornell researchers report they have discovered direct genetic evidence that a family of genes, called MicroRNA-34 (miR-34), are bona fide tumor suppressors.

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** CARDIOVASCULAR / CARDIOLOGY News **

Experts question link between saturated fat and heart disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mcf
An analysis of 72 studies on the effect of swapping saturated fats in our diet for unsaturated fats finds the change has no impact on risk of developing heart disease.

Researchers develop a new system to aid cardiovascular risk diagnosis
http://mnt.to/l/4mc7
Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València, the Hospital General de Valencia and the Ophthalmology Unit of the Foundation for the Health and Biomedical Research of the Comunitat...

Supplements not associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in elderly
http://mnt.to/l/4mbX
Daily dietary supplements of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (also found in fish) or lutein and zeaxanthin (nutrients found in green leafy vegetables) were not associated with reduced risk...

Class, ancestry and medication are factors in cardiac risk for lupus patients
http://mnt.to/l/4mbR
New research published in Rheumatology, the international, peer-reviewed scientific journal, has suggested that systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients of African descent and from lower...

The risk of blood clots increased by blood poisoning
http://mnt.to/l/4mb8
Every year, almost 10,000 Danes are admitted to hospital with blood poisoning, while more than 3,000 patients become infected while they are hospitalised.

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** CERVICAL CANCER / HPV VACCINE News **

New nanoparticle that only attacks cervical cancer cells
http://mnt.to/l/4mbV
One of the most promising technologies for the treatment of various cancers is nanotechnology, creating drugs that directly attack the cancer cells without damaging other tissues' development.

Young women most at risk least likely to be offered HPV jab
http://mnt.to/l/4m9X
Young women who are most at risk of developing cervical cancer are the least likely to be offered the protective HPV jab and to complete the full course when they are, reveals research published...

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** CHOLESTEROL News **

Making gluten-free crackers with hemp flour and decaffeinated green tea leaves
http://mnt.to/l/4mbn
A team of food scientists from University of Novi Sad in Serbia and Guelph Food Research Centre in Canada found that hemp flour, a by-product of cold-pressed hemp oil, in combination with...

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** CLEFT PALATE News **

Patients with cleft palate benefit from bone lengthening technique
http://mnt.to/l/4mb5
The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery also reports on an unusual soccer injury and patients who are 'too frail for surgery'A technique called distraction osteogenesis can create increased...

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** COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE / ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE News **

Trends in food supplements differ from country to country, new study finds
http://mnt.to/l/4mc6
A new study, published in the journal in PLOS ONE, shows which plant food supplements are most popular across Europe, with consumers using them to complement their diets or to maintain health.

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** CONFERENCES News **

Doctors 2.0 & You - Leading international digital health and social media conference, June 5-6, 2014, Paris
http://mnt.to/l/4mcL
Doctors 2.0 & You, partner of Stanford Medicine X and known for its 360° inclusive perspective on the patient, the physician, and digital tools, today announced 4th edition highlights.

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** COPD News **

COPD associated with increased risk for mild cognitive impairment
http://mnt.to/l/4mbY
A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in older adults was associated with increased risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), especially MCI of skills other than memory...

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** CYSTIC FIBROSIS News **

CF Foundation and CF care expert partnership yields striking progress for people with cystic fibrosis
http://mnt.to/l/4m9Y
A decade of strategic efforts to improve care has had a key role in improving quality of life and added years to predicted survival for people with cystic fibrosis (CF) in the United States...

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** DIABETES News **

Abbott issues recall of certain blood glucose monitoring systems
http://mnt.to/l/4mbW
Abbott is voluntarily conducting a recall for the FreeStyle® Blood Glucose Meter and the FreeStyle Flash® Blood Glucose Meter. These two meters have not been in production since 2010.

Older age at onset of type 1 diabetes associated with lower brain connectivity later in life
http://mnt.to/l/4mbS
Children and adolescents older than age 8 at the onset of type 1 diabetes had weaker brain connectivity when tested later in life relative to those who had earlier ages of diagnosis, University...

Onset of type 1 diabetes at an older age associated with lower brain connectivity
http://mnt.to/l/4mb7
Children and adolescents older than age 8 at the onset of type 1 diabetes had weaker brain connectivity when tested later in life relative to those who had earlier ages of diagnosis, University...

Diabetes and pancreatic cancer linked
http://mnt.to/l/4m9J
Researchers from the University of Melbourne have shown that there is an association between pancreatic cancer and diabetes.

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** EPILEPSY News **

Possible association between soy formula and seizures in children with autism
http://mnt.to/l/4m9q
A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has detected a higher rate of seizures among children with autism who were fed infant formula containing soy protein rather than milk protein.

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** EYE HEALTH / BLINDNESS News **

Driving simulator used to help learn how the visually impaired can drive safely
http://mnt.to/l/4m9H
A diagnosis of hemianopia, or blindness in one half of the visual field in both eyes as the result of strokes, tumors or trauma often means the end of driving.

How safe are 'eye-safe' lasers when very low-energy radiation can damage DNA?
http://mnt.to/l/4m9s
Damage to DNA by high energy radiation constitutes the most lethal damage occurring at the cellular level.

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** FERTILITY News **

New understanding of why chromosome errors are high in women's eggs
http://mnt.to/l/4mc5
A new study from the University of Southampton has provided scientists with a better understanding of why chromosome errors are high in women's eggs.

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** FLU / COLD / SARS News **

Vigorous exercise tied to reduced flu risk
http://mnt.to/l/4mcd
After analyzing results of an online flu survey of 4,800 participants, UK researchers found those who did 2.5 hours a week or more vigorous exercise had a 10% lower risk of flu.

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** GENETICS News **

Early brain development implicated in Restless Legs Syndrome
http://mnt.to/l/4mbL
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), a neurological disorder characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs and the urge move them, affects up to 10% of Americans, although little is known about...

New cell line should accelerate embryonic stem cell research
http://mnt.to/l/4m9M
University of Washington researchers have created a line of human embryonic stem cells with the ability to develop into a far broader range of tissues than most existing cell lines.

One gene plays critical role in brain development
http://mnt.to/l/4m9L
Research from the University of Adelaide has confirmed that a gene linked to intellectual disability is critical to the earliest stages of the development of human brains.

How safe are 'eye-safe' lasers when very low-energy radiation can damage DNA?
http://mnt.to/l/4m9s
Damage to DNA by high energy radiation constitutes the most lethal damage occurring at the cellular level.

Discovery of gene family that suppress prostate cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4m9p
Cornell researchers report they have discovered direct genetic evidence that a family of genes, called MicroRNA-34 (miR-34), are bona fide tumor suppressors.

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** HEADACHE / MIGRAINE News **

$1 billion a year is spent on brain scans for headache sufferers
http://mnt.to/l/4mcD
Contrary to guidelines, 12% of patients going to their doctor with headache are given brain scans. A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine warns of the substantial health care costs.

Study finds high utilization of neuroimaging for headaches despite guidelines
http://mnt.to/l/4mc2
Neuroimaging for headaches is frequently ordered by physicians during outpatient visits, despite guidelines that recommend against such routine procedures.

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** HEART DISEASE News **

Experts question link between saturated fat and heart disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mcf
An analysis of 72 studies on the effect of swapping saturated fats in our diet for unsaturated fats finds the change has no impact on risk of developing heart disease.

More information should be supplied to parents receiving heart disease diagnosis for their infants
http://mnt.to/l/4mbk
Based on a survey of parents of children with congenital heart disease, physicians delivering the diagnosis need to do a better job of showing compassion, ensuring parents understand all their...

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** HIV / AIDS News **

Research on the protein gp41 could help towards designing future vaccinations against HIV
http://mnt.to/l/4mc8
Researchers from the University of Granada have discovered, for the first time, an allosteric interaction (that is, a regulation mechanism whereby enzymes can be activated or de-activated)...

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** HYPERTENSION News **

Guidelines on the management of pulmonary hypertension of sickle cell disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mbb
The American Thoracic Society has developed clinical practice guidelines to help clinicians identify and manage patients with sickle cell disease who are at increased risk for mortality from...

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** IMMUNE SYSTEM / VACCINES News **

Saving brain cells after stroke by halting immune response
http://mnt.to/l/4m9n
A new study in animals shows that using a compound to block the body's immune response greatly reduces disability after a stroke.

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** INFECTIOUS DISEASES / BACTERIA / VIRUSES News **

New therapeutic target identified for acute lung injury
http://mnt.to/l/4mcb
A bacterial infection can throw off the equilibrium between two key proteins in the lungs and put patients at risk for a highly lethal acute lung injury, researchers report.

Study finds risk of death among ICU patients with severe sepsis has decreased
http://mnt.to/l/4mbP
In critically ill patients in Australia and New Zealand with severe sepsis or septic shock, there was a decrease in the risk of death from 2000 to 2012, findings that were accompanied by changes...

The risk of blood clots increased by blood poisoning
http://mnt.to/l/4mb8
Every year, almost 10,000 Danes are admitted to hospital with blood poisoning, while more than 3,000 patients become infected while they are hospitalised.

Safe drinking water could reduce school sick days in developing countries
http://mnt.to/l/4mb6
Research published today shows that schools providing clean water report fewer children off sick.

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

In-car emotion detectors could make driving safer
http://mnt.to/l/4m9C
Technology now allows us to read facial expressions and identify which of the seven universal emotions a person is feeling: fear, anger, joy, sadness, disgust, surprise, or suspicion.

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** LUPUS News **

Class, ancestry and medication are factors in cardiac risk for lupus patients
http://mnt.to/l/4mbR
New research published in Rheumatology, the international, peer-reviewed scientific journal, has suggested that systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients of African descent and from lower...

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** MEDICAL DEVICES / DIAGNOSTICS News **

$1 billion a year is spent on brain scans for headache sufferers
http://mnt.to/l/4mcD
Contrary to guidelines, 12% of patients going to their doctor with headache are given brain scans. A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine warns of the substantial health care costs.

Researchers develop a new system to aid cardiovascular risk diagnosis
http://mnt.to/l/4mc7
Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València, the Hospital General de Valencia and the Ophthalmology Unit of the Foundation for the Health and Biomedical Research of the Comunitat...

Study finds high utilization of neuroimaging for headaches despite guidelines
http://mnt.to/l/4mc2
Neuroimaging for headaches is frequently ordered by physicians during outpatient visits, despite guidelines that recommend against such routine procedures.

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** NEUROLOGY / NEUROSCIENCE News **

COPD associated with increased risk for mild cognitive impairment
http://mnt.to/l/4mbY
A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in older adults was associated with increased risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), especially MCI of skills other than memory...

Older age at onset of type 1 diabetes associated with lower brain connectivity later in life
http://mnt.to/l/4mbS
Children and adolescents older than age 8 at the onset of type 1 diabetes had weaker brain connectivity when tested later in life relative to those who had earlier ages of diagnosis, University...

Early brain development implicated in Restless Legs Syndrome
http://mnt.to/l/4mbL
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), a neurological disorder characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs and the urge move them, affects up to 10% of Americans, although little is known about...

Onset of type 1 diabetes at an older age associated with lower brain connectivity
http://mnt.to/l/4mb7
Children and adolescents older than age 8 at the onset of type 1 diabetes had weaker brain connectivity when tested later in life relative to those who had earlier ages of diagnosis, University...

One gene plays critical role in brain development
http://mnt.to/l/4m9L
Research from the University of Adelaide has confirmed that a gene linked to intellectual disability is critical to the earliest stages of the development of human brains.

Extreme sports responsible for significant head, neck injury risk
http://mnt.to/l/4m9v
A new study presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that the thrill of extreme sports comes at a price: a higher risk for severe neck...

Saving brain cells after stroke by halting immune response
http://mnt.to/l/4m9n
A new study in animals shows that using a compound to block the body's immune response greatly reduces disability after a stroke.

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** NUTRITION / DIET News **

Experts question link between saturated fat and heart disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mcf
An analysis of 72 studies on the effect of swapping saturated fats in our diet for unsaturated fats finds the change has no impact on risk of developing heart disease.

Trends in food supplements differ from country to country, new study finds
http://mnt.to/l/4mc6
A new study, published in the journal in PLOS ONE, shows which plant food supplements are most popular across Europe, with consumers using them to complement their diets or to maintain health.

Supplements not associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in elderly
http://mnt.to/l/4mbX
Daily dietary supplements of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (also found in fish) or lutein and zeaxanthin (nutrients found in green leafy vegetables) were not associated with reduced risk...

Making gluten-free crackers with hemp flour and decaffeinated green tea leaves
http://mnt.to/l/4mbn
A team of food scientists from University of Novi Sad in Serbia and Guelph Food Research Centre in Canada found that hemp flour, a by-product of cold-pressed hemp oil, in combination with...

High school concession stands should offer healthy foods
http://mnt.to/l/4mbm
Pep-rallies
, the marching band, cheers and chants, and savory, indulgent foods sold at the concession stand are all beloved features of the American high school sports tradition.

Possible association between soy formula and seizures in children with autism
http://mnt.to/l/4m9q
A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has detected a higher rate of seizures among children with autism who were fed infant formula containing soy protein rather than milk protein.

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** OBESITY / WEIGHT LOSS / FITNESS News **

Vigorous exercise tied to reduced flu risk
http://mnt.to/l/4mcd
After analyzing results of an online flu survey of 4,800 participants, UK researchers found those who did 2.5 hours a week or more vigorous exercise had a 10% lower risk of flu.

TV, computer, video game use 'linked to poorer child well-being'
http://mnt.to/l/4mcc
Researchers have found that electronic media use - such as watching television and playing video games - at a young age may affect children's well-being.

Patients who lose weight have better joint replacement outcomes
http://mnt.to/l/4mb4
While many overweight patients have the best intentions to lose weight after joint replacement, a study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that although some are able to achieve this...

Obese patients may experience diminished knee pain after gastric bypass surgery
http://mnt.to/l/4m9z
There is a known link between elevated body mass index (BMI) and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA).

Wrist fractures, complications related to healing more common in obese children
http://mnt.to/l/4m9y
Children considered obese are more likely to suffer a distal radius fracture, a bone break near the wrist, and more likely to experience complications related to the healing of the fracture...

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** PAIN / ANESTHETICS News **

Questions raised on safety issues and costs related to 'direct-to-consumer' advertising
http://mnt.to/l/4mb3
Patient requests for specific medications - including requests for brand-name drugs spurred by direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising - have a substantial impact on doctors' prescribing decisions...

Obese patients may experience diminished knee pain after gastric bypass surgery
http://mnt.to/l/4m9z
There is a known link between elevated body mass index (BMI) and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA).

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** PANCREATIC CANCER News **

Diabetes and pancreatic cancer linked
http://mnt.to/l/4m9J
Researchers from the University of Melbourne have shown that there is an association between pancreatic cancer and diabetes.

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** PEDIATRICS / CHILDREN'S HEALTH News **

TV, computer, video game use 'linked to poorer child well-being'
http://mnt.to/l/4mcc
Researchers have found that electronic media use - such as watching television and playing video games - at a young age may affect children's well-being.

Researchers develop a new system to aid cardiovascular risk diagnosis
http://mnt.to/l/4mc7
Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València, the Hospital General de Valencia and the Ophthalmology Unit of the Foundation for the Health and Biomedical Research of the Comunitat...

Potential for 'uncapped' newborn organ donations with UK guideline review
http://mnt.to/l/4mc3
Researchers say that current UK death verification and certification standards restrict newborn organ donor availability, but this could be turned around with revised guidelines.

High school concession stands should offer healthy foods
http://mnt.to/l/4mbm
Pep-rallies
, the marching band, cheers and chants, and savory, indulgent foods sold at the concession stand are all beloved features of the American high school sports tradition.

More information should be supplied to parents receiving heart disease diagnosis for their infants
http://mnt.to/l/4mbk
Based on a survey of parents of children with congenital heart disease, physicians delivering the diagnosis need to do a better job of showing compassion, ensuring parents understand all their...

Pediatric ACL reconstruction increases risk for osteoarthritis later in life
http://mnt.to/l/4mbj
Researchers presented results at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day in New Orleans that adolescents who have an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)...

Positive results for meniscal allograft transplantation surgery for young athletes with knee pain
http://mnt.to/l/4mbh
Patients undergoing meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) surgery require an additional operation approximately 32% of the time, but overall see a 95% success rate after an average five-year...

Delay in pediatric ACL reconstructions may depend on socioeconomic factors and private vs. public insurance plans
http://mnt.to/l/4mbg
Research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day in New Orleans highlights evidence that insurance type, household income and age at injury are...

Onset of type 1 diabetes at an older age associated with lower brain connectivity
http://mnt.to/l/4mb7
Children and adolescents older than age 8 at the onset of type 1 diabetes had weaker brain connectivity when tested later in life relative to those who had earlier ages of diagnosis, University...

Safe drinking water could reduce school sick days in developing countries
http://mnt.to/l/4mb6
Research published today shows that schools providing clean water report fewer children off sick.

Wrist fractures, complications related to healing more common in obese children
http://mnt.to/l/4m9y
Children considered obese are more likely to suffer a distal radius fracture, a bone break near the wrist, and more likely to experience complications related to the healing of the fracture...

ACL injury risk reduced in young athletes by universal neuromuscular training
http://mnt.to/l/4m9w
As youth participation in high-demand sports such as football, basketball and soccer has increased over the past decade, so has the number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in teens...

The lingering negative effects of gang membership
http://mnt.to/l/4m9h
Imagine two children, both with the exact same risk factors for joining a gang. As teenagers, one joins a gang, the other doesn't.

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** PHARMA INDUSTRY / BIOTECH INDUSTRY News **

Abbott issues recall of certain blood glucose monitoring systems
http://mnt.to/l/4mbW
Abbott is voluntarily conducting a recall for the FreeStyle® Blood Glucose Meter and the FreeStyle Flash® Blood Glucose Meter. These two meters have not been in production since 2010.

Questions raised on safety issues and costs related to 'direct-to-consumer' advertising
http://mnt.to/l/4mb3
Patient requests for specific medications - including requests for brand-name drugs spurred by direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising - have a substantial impact on doctors' prescribing decisions...

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** PREGNANCY / OBSTETRICS News **

Environmental factors may explain some racial disparities in childbirth
http://mnt.to/l/4m9r
A new study investigating racial disparities in birth outcomes shows that contrary to some theories Vitamin D is unlikely to play a role in differences in preterm birth and low birth weight...

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** PREVENTIVE MEDICINE News **

Building muscle in senior years could prolong life
http://mnt.to/l/4m9N
New UCLA research suggests that the more muscle mass older Americans have, the less likely they are to die prematurely.

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** PRIMARY CARE / GENERAL PRACTICE News **

$1 billion a year is spent on brain scans for headache sufferers
http://mnt.to/l/4mcD
Contrary to guidelines, 12% of patients going to their doctor with headache are given brain scans. A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine warns of the substantial health care costs.

Questions raised on safety issues and costs related to 'direct-to-consumer' advertising
http://mnt.to/l/4mb3
Patient requests for specific medications - including requests for brand-name drugs spurred by direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising - have a substantial impact on doctors' prescribing decisions...

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** PROSTATE / PROSTATE CANCER News **

Discovery of gene family that suppress prostate cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4m9p
Cornell researchers report they have discovered direct genetic evidence that a family of genes, called MicroRNA-34 (miR-34), are bona fide tumor suppressors.

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** PSYCHOLOGY / PSYCHIATRY News **

Older age at onset of type 1 diabetes associated with lower brain connectivity later in life
http://mnt.to/l/4mbS
Children and adolescents older than age 8 at the onset of type 1 diabetes had weaker brain connectivity when tested later in life relative to those who had earlier ages of diagnosis, University...

Impaired ability to imitate in schizophrenia confirmed by brain mapping
http://mnt.to/l/4m9D
According to George Bernard Shaw, "Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery - it's the sincerest form of learning.

In-car emotion detectors could make driving safer
http://mnt.to/l/4m9C
Technology now allows us to read facial expressions and identify which of the seven universal emotions a person is feeling: fear, anger, joy, sadness, disgust, surprise, or suspicion.

Orthopaedic surgeons should monitor patient mental health status, counsel patients on sleep expectations following fractures
http://mnt.to/l/4m9B
Sleep disturbance is an extremely common complaint following orthopaedic trauma.

Happy long-term marriages may depend on husband's health and attitude
http://mnt.to/l/4m9j
A husband's agreeable personality and good health appear crucial to preventing conflict among older couples who have been together a long time, according to a study from University of Chicago...

The lingering negative effects of gang membership
http://mnt.to/l/4m9h
Imagine two children, both with the exact same risk factors for joining a gang. As teenagers, one joins a gang, the other doesn't.

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** PUBLIC HEALTH News **

How has China managed to halve tuberculosis prevalence in 20 years?
http://mnt.to/l/4mc4
China has more than halved its prevalence of tuberculosis over the past 20 years, thanks to a large-scale control program. What could other countries learn from this?

High school concession stands should offer healthy foods
http://mnt.to/l/4mbm
Pep-rallies
, the marching band, cheers and chants, and savory, indulgent foods sold at the concession stand are all beloved features of the American high school sports tradition.

Driving simulator used to help learn how the visually impaired can drive safely
http://mnt.to/l/4m9H
A diagnosis of hemianopia, or blindness in one half of the visual field in both eyes as the result of strokes, tumors or trauma often means the end of driving.

In-car emotion detectors could make driving safer
http://mnt.to/l/4m9C
Technology now allows us to read facial expressions and identify which of the seven universal emotions a person is feeling: fear, anger, joy, sadness, disgust, surprise, or suspicion.

CU-Boulder develop Innovative solar-powered toilet
http://mnt.to/l/4m9m
A revolutionary University of Colorado Boulder toilet fueled by the sun that is being developed to help some of the 2.

The lingering negative effects of gang membership
http://mnt.to/l/4m9h
Imagine two children, both with the exact same risk factors for joining a gang. As teenagers, one joins a gang, the other doesn't.

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** REGULATORY AFFAIRS / DRUG APPROVALS News **

Potential for 'uncapped' newborn organ donations with UK guideline review
http://mnt.to/l/4mc3
Researchers say that current UK death verification and certification standards restrict newborn organ donor availability, but this could be turned around with revised guidelines.

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** RESPIRATORY / ASTHMA News **

New therapeutic target identified for acute lung injury
http://mnt.to/l/4mcb
A bacterial infection can throw off the equilibrium between two key proteins in the lungs and put patients at risk for a highly lethal acute lung injury, researchers report.

New research links body clocks to chronic lung diseases
http://mnt.to/l/4mc9
The body clock's natural rhythm could be utilized to improve current therapies to delay the onset of chronic lung diseases.

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** RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME News **

Early brain development implicated in Restless Legs Syndrome
http://mnt.to/l/4mbL
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), a neurological disorder characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs and the urge move them, affects up to 10% of Americans, although little is known about...

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** SCHIZOPHRENIA News **

Impaired ability to imitate in schizophrenia confirmed by brain mapping
http://mnt.to/l/4m9D
According to George Bernard Shaw, "Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery - it's the sincerest form of learning.

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** SENIORS / AGING News **

Alzheimer's onset could be triggered by sleep disturbances
http://mnt.to/l/4mcH
Disruptions to sleep could act as a trigger for Alzheimer's and dementia, researchers say. They suggest it accelerates pathological processes and damages synaptic connections.

Supplements not associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in elderly
http://mnt.to/l/4mbX
Daily dietary supplements of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (also found in fish) or lutein and zeaxanthin (nutrients found in green leafy vegetables) were not associated with reduced risk...

Building muscle in senior years could prolong life
http://mnt.to/l/4m9N
New UCLA research suggests that the more muscle mass older Americans have, the less likely they are to die prematurely.

Happy long-term marriages may depend on husband's health and attitude
http://mnt.to/l/4m9j
A husband's agreeable personality and good health appear crucial to preventing conflict among older couples who have been together a long time, according to a study from University of Chicago...

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** SEXUAL HEALTH / STDS News **

Young women most at risk least likely to be offered HPV jab
http://mnt.to/l/4m9X
Young women who are most at risk of developing cervical cancer are the least likely to be offered the protective HPV jab and to complete the full course when they are, reveals research published...

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** SLEEP / SLEEP DISORDERS / INSOMNIA News **

Alzheimer's onset could be triggered by sleep disturbances
http://mnt.to/l/4mcH
Disruptions to sleep could act as a trigger for Alzheimer's and dementia, researchers say. They suggest it accelerates pathological processes and damages synaptic connections.

Orthopaedic surgeons should monitor patient mental health status, counsel patients on sleep expectations following fractures
http://mnt.to/l/4m9B
Sleep disturbance is an extremely common complaint following orthopaedic trauma.

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** SPORTS MEDICINE / FITNESS News **

Vigorous exercise tied to reduced flu risk
http://mnt.to/l/4mcd
After analyzing results of an online flu survey of 4,800 participants, UK researchers found those who did 2.5 hours a week or more vigorous exercise had a 10% lower risk of flu.

TV, computer, video game use 'linked to poorer child well-being'
http://mnt.to/l/4mcc
Researchers have found that electronic media use - such as watching television and playing video games - at a young age may affect children's well-being.

Pediatric ACL reconstruction increases risk for osteoarthritis later in life
http://mnt.to/l/4mbj
Researchers presented results at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day in New Orleans that adolescents who have an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)...

Delay in pediatric ACL reconstructions may depend on socioeconomic factors and private vs. public insurance plans
http://mnt.to/l/4mbg
Research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day in New Orleans highlights evidence that insurance type, household income and age at injury are...

Positive trends for returning college football players following ACL tears
http://mnt.to/l/4mbf
High-level
college football players frequently return to the field after an ACL reconstruction, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM)...

Short term improvements only for shoulder revision repair surgery
http://mnt.to/l/4mbd
Long-term
outcomes of revision arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery is not as successful as in a first-time surgery, according to researchers from the Orthopaedic Research Institute in...

Tommy John Surgery a good solution for MLB pitchers
http://mnt.to/l/4mbc
New data suggests ulnar collateral (UCL) reconstruction, better known as Tommy John Surgery, allows major league pitchers to return to the mound at high rates, and with a positive impact on some...

ACL injury risk reduced in young athletes by universal neuromuscular training
http://mnt.to/l/4m9w
As youth participation in high-demand sports such as football, basketball and soccer has increased over the past decade, so has the number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in teens...

Extreme sports responsible for significant head, neck injury risk
http://mnt.to/l/4m9v
A new study presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that the thrill of extreme sports comes at a price: a higher risk for severe neck...

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** STEM CELL RESEARCH News **

New cell line should accelerate embryonic stem cell research
http://mnt.to/l/4m9M
University of Washington researchers have created a line of human embryonic stem cells with the ability to develop into a far broader range of tissues than most existing cell lines.

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** STROKE News **

Driving simulator used to help learn how the visually impaired can drive safely
http://mnt.to/l/4m9H
A diagnosis of hemianopia, or blindness in one half of the visual field in both eyes as the result of strokes, tumors or trauma often means the end of driving.

Saving brain cells after stroke by halting immune response
http://mnt.to/l/4m9n
A new study in animals shows that using a compound to block the body's immune response greatly reduces disability after a stroke.

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** TRANSPLANTS / ORGAN DONATIONS News **

Potential for 'uncapped' newborn organ donations with UK guideline review
http://mnt.to/l/4mc3
Researchers say that current UK death verification and certification standards restrict newborn organ donor availability, but this could be turned around with revised guidelines.

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** TUBERCULOSIS News **

How has China managed to halve tuberculosis prevalence in 20 years?
http://mnt.to/l/4mc4
China has more than halved its prevalence of tuberculosis over the past 20 years, thanks to a large-scale control program. What could other countries learn from this?

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** VASCULAR News **

FDA approves Eliquis® (apixaban) to reduce the risk of blood clots following hip or knee replacement surgery
http://mnt.to/l/4mbT
Bristol-Myers
Squibb Company and Pfizer Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Eliquis (apixaban) for the...

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** WATER - AIR QUALITY / AGRICULTURE News **

Safe drinking water could reduce school sick days in developing countries
http://mnt.to/l/4mb6
Research published today shows that schools providing clean water report fewer children off sick.

CU-Boulder develop Innovative solar-powered toilet
http://mnt.to/l/4m9m
A revolutionary University of Colorado Boulder toilet fueled by the sun that is being developed to help some of the 2.

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** WOMEN'S HEALTH / GYNECOLOGY News **

Young women most at risk least likely to be offered HPV jab
http://mnt.to/l/4m9X
Young women who are most at risk of developing cervical cancer are the least likely to be offered the protective HPV jab and to complete the full course when they are, reveals research published...

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