Medical News Today daily newsletter - 20 March 2014

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** ALCOHOL / ADDICTION / ILLEGAL DRUGS News **

Poor oxytocin development could be to blame for alcohol and drug addiction
http://mnt.to/l/4mgh
New research from The University of Adelaide suggests that poor development of the 'love hormone' oxytocin could explain why some people become addicted to alcohol and drugs.

Swiss study: Non-academic young people take brain stimulants more frequently than students
http://mnt.to/l/4mfc
Three per cent of young men in Switzerland take cognitive enhancement drugs at least once each year.

Children exposed to methamphetamine before birth have increased cognitive problems
http://mnt.to/l/4mdR
In the only long-term, National Institutes of Health-funded study of prenatal methamphetamine exposure and child outcome, researchers found youngsters exposed to the potent illegal drug before...

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** ALZHEIMER'S / DEMENTIA News **

Could understanding how the brain processes music help treat illness?
http://mnt.to/l/4mgJ
How does our brain process music? Scientists are trying to find out, but what benefits might this knowledge bring to future treatments and research?

Variations in eye structure and function may reveal features of early-stage Alzheimer's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mdV
Investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute have discovered eye abnormalities that may help reveal features of early-stage Alzheimer's disease.

Diabetes, high blood pressure in middle age linked to brain damage
http://mnt.to/l/4mdh
People who develop diabetes and high blood pressure in middle age may be at higher risk of reduced brain volume and cognitive problems, a new study suggests.

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** ARTHRITIS / RHEUMATOLOGY News **

New approach promises to transform care for patients with long term conditions
http://mnt.to/l/4mf6
A new approach to care is transforming the lives of patients with Parkinson's disease and has promise for other long term conditions like COPD and rheumatoid arthritis, say Dutch researchers in...

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** AUTISM News **

Could understanding how the brain processes music help treat illness?
http://mnt.to/l/4mgJ
How does our brain process music? Scientists are trying to find out, but what benefits might this knowledge bring to future treatments and research?

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** BIOLOGY / BIOCHEMISTRY News **

Drug-resistant bacterial infections on the rise in American children
http://mnt.to/l/4mgC
In an increasing number of children in the US, a type of Gram-negative antibiotic-resistant bacteria is rising in prevalence, posing concerns over lack of treatment options.

Poor oxytocin development could be to blame for alcohol and drug addiction
http://mnt.to/l/4mgh
New research from The University of Adelaide suggests that poor development of the 'love hormone' oxytocin could explain why some people become addicted to alcohol and drugs.

Cultural hitchhiking: How social behavior can affect genetic makeup in dolphins
http://mnt.to/l/4mf3
A UNSW-led team of researchers studying bottlenose dolphins that use sponges as tools has shown that social behaviour can shape the genetic makeup of an animal population in the wild.

Sea anemone is genetically half animal, half plant
http://mnt.to/l/4mdF
The team led by evolutionary and developmental biologist Ulrich Technau at the University of Vienna discovered that sea anemones display a genomic landscape with a complexity of regulatory...

New type of cell communication regulates blood vessel formation and tumour growth
http://mnt.to/l/4mct
When tumours grow, new blood vessels are formed that deliver oxygen and nutrients to the tumour cells.

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** BIRD FLU / AVIAN FLU News **

Study fingers chickens, quail, in spread of H7N9 influenza virus
http://mnt.to/l/4mdM
Among the copious species of poultry in China, quail and chickens are the likely sources of infection of H7N9 influenza virus to humans, according to a paper published ahead of print in the...

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** BLOOD / HEMATOLOGY News **

Pathogenic interactions between platelets and neutrophils are mediated by AKT2
http://mnt.to/l/4mdm
Pathological interactions between blood cells promote thrombo-inflammatory disease and result in complications such as vaso-occlusion during atherothrombosis, inflammation, and ischemia.

New type of cell communication regulates blood vessel formation and tumour growth
http://mnt.to/l/4mct
When tumours grow, new blood vessels are formed that deliver oxygen and nutrients to the tumour cells.

How localized bacterial infections can turn into dangerous sepsis
http://mnt.to/l/4m9G
We carry numerous bacteria on our skin, in our mouth, gut, and other tissues, and localized bacterial infections are common and mostly not harmful.

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** BONES / ORTHOPEDICS News **

Insulin resistance in bone disrupts whole-body glucose homeostasis
http://mnt.to/l/4mdn
Insulin signaling in osteoblasts mediates the activation of osteocalcin, which promotes insulin secretion in the pancreas and insulin sensitivity in other tissues.

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** BREAST CANCER News **

Using big data to identify triple-negative breast, oropharyngeal, and lung cancers
http://mnt.to/l/4mdB
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and colleagues used "big data" analytics to predict if a patient is suffering from aggressive triple-negative breast cancer, slower-moving...

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** CANCER / ONCOLOGY News **

101 liver cancer drug candidates pave the way to personalized medicine
http://mnt.to/l/4mf9
The heart disease drug perhexiline is one of 101 compounds predicted to prevent cancer growth in most patients suffering from our most common liver cancer, HCC.

Major breakthrough in developing new cancer drugs: Capturing leukemic stem cells
http://mnt.to/l/4mdK
The Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) at the Université de Montréal (UdeM), in collaboration with the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital's Quebec Leukemia Cell Bank, recently...

Using big data to identify triple-negative breast, oropharyngeal, and lung cancers
http://mnt.to/l/4mdB
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and colleagues used "big data" analytics to predict if a patient is suffering from aggressive triple-negative breast cancer, slower-moving...

Early detection of childhood eye cancer doesn't always improve survival, prevent eye loss
http://mnt.to/l/4mdt
For the most common form of childhood eye cancer, unilateral retinoblastoma, shortening the time from the first appearance of symptoms to diagnosis of disease has no bearing on survival or...

New type of cell communication regulates blood vessel formation and tumour growth
http://mnt.to/l/4mct
When tumours grow, new blood vessels are formed that deliver oxygen and nutrients to the tumour cells.

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** CARDIOVASCULAR / CARDIOLOGY News **

Effect of receptor activity-modifying protein-1 on vascular smooth muscle cells
http://mnt.to/l/4mdD
Bei Shi, Xianping Long, Ranzun Zhao, Zhijiang Liu, Dongmei Wang and Guanxue Xu, researchers at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical College within the Guizhou Province of China, have...

Cardiac conduction altered by intragenic enhancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mdq
Genome-wide
association studies (GWAS) have determined a surprising link between dysfunctional cardiac conduction and variants within SCN10A, which encodes nociceptor-associated sodium-gated ion...

Can adding spices and herbs to food reduce salt intake?
http://mnt.to/l/4mbZ
A behavioral intervention in adults promoting adding spices and herbs to food, not salt, was successful in decreasing sodium intake, thereby lowering risks for high blood pressure.

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** CAREGIVERS / HOMECARE News **

Older, active, confident stroke caregivers are happiest
http://mnt.to/l/4md6
Stroke caregivers are happier when they continue to enjoy their own hobbies and interests, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

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** COLORECTAL CANCER News **

Inflammatory feedback loop promotes colorectal cancer metastasis
http://mnt.to/l/4mdp
Induction of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in cancer cells is associated with an increased capacity to invade into surrounding tissue and migrate to distant sites.

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** COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE / ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE News **

Study finds no evidence that vitamin D supplements reduce depression
http://mnt.to/l/4mds
Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in numerous health conditions in recent years, including depressed mood and major depressive disorder.

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** COPD News **

New approach promises to transform care for patients with long term conditions
http://mnt.to/l/4mf6
A new approach to care is transforming the lives of patients with Parkinson's disease and has promise for other long term conditions like COPD and rheumatoid arthritis, say Dutch researchers in...

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** DEPRESSION News **

Study finds no evidence that vitamin D supplements reduce depression
http://mnt.to/l/4mds
Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in numerous health conditions in recent years, including depressed mood and major depressive disorder.

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** DIABETES News **

Insulin resistance in bone disrupts whole-body glucose homeostasis
http://mnt.to/l/4mdn
Insulin signaling in osteoblasts mediates the activation of osteocalcin, which promotes insulin secretion in the pancreas and insulin sensitivity in other tissues.

Diabetes, high blood pressure in middle age linked to brain damage
http://mnt.to/l/4mdh
People who develop diabetes and high blood pressure in middle age may be at higher risk of reduced brain volume and cognitive problems, a new study suggests.

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** EAR, NOSE AND THROAT News **

Program taught in American Sign Language helps deaf achieve healthier weight
http://mnt.to/l/4mdx
Deaf adults successfully lost weight in a program using American Sign Language. The study is the first randomized trial of a weight-reduction and lifestyle-change program in deaf ASL users.

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** EPILEPSY News **

Form of epilepsy in sea lions similar to that in humans, Stanford researchers find
http://mnt.to/l/4mff
California sea lions exposed to a toxin in algae develop a form of epilepsy that is similar to one in humans, according to a new study led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers.

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** EYE HEALTH / BLINDNESS News **

Variations in eye structure and function may reveal features of early-stage Alzheimer's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mdV
Investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute have discovered eye abnormalities that may help reveal features of early-stage Alzheimer's disease.

Early detection of childhood eye cancer doesn't always improve survival, prevent eye loss
http://mnt.to/l/4mdt
For the most common form of childhood eye cancer, unilateral retinoblastoma, shortening the time from the first appearance of symptoms to diagnosis of disease has no bearing on survival or...

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** GENETICS News **

Cultural hitchhiking: How social behavior can affect genetic makeup in dolphins
http://mnt.to/l/4mf3
A UNSW-led team of researchers studying bottlenose dolphins that use sponges as tools has shown that social behaviour can shape the genetic makeup of an animal population in the wild.

Sea anemone is genetically half animal, half plant
http://mnt.to/l/4mdF
The team led by evolutionary and developmental biologist Ulrich Technau at the University of Vienna discovered that sea anemones display a genomic landscape with a complexity of regulatory...

Cardiac conduction altered by intragenic enhancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mdq
Genome-wide
association studies (GWAS) have determined a surprising link between dysfunctional cardiac conduction and variants within SCN10A, which encodes nociceptor-associated sodium-gated ion...

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** HEALTH INSURANCE / MEDICAL INSURANCE News **

Will health care reform require new population health management strategies?
http://mnt.to/l/4mdW
In response to the 2010 Affordable Care Act, employers may no long offer traditional employee health care benefits as they protect themselves from rising health care costs and seek to minimize...

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** HEARING / DEAFNESS News **

Nanopores control the inner ear's ability to select sounds
http://mnt.to/l/4mdJ
Even in a crowded room full of background noise, the human ear is remarkably adept at tuning in to a single voice - a feat that has proved remarkably difficult for computers to match.

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** HYPERTENSION News **

Children with glomerular kidney disease more likely to have hypertension as adults
http://mnt.to/l/4mfb
Men who as children had glomerular disease, a disorder of the portion of the kidney that filters blood and one that usually resolves with time, were more likely than men without childhood...

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** INFECTIOUS DISEASES / BACTERIA / VIRUSES News **

First data on antibiotic use in non-EU countries of WHO European region should stimulate development of national action plans
http://mnt.to/l/4mcF
A new study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, provides the first ever reliable data on antibiotic use in non-European Union (EU) southern and eastern European countries and...

How localized bacterial infections can turn into dangerous sepsis
http://mnt.to/l/4m9G
We carry numerous bacteria on our skin, in our mouth, gut, and other tissues, and localized bacterial infections are common and mostly not harmful.

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

Virtual conferencing effective weight management intervention
http://mnt.to/l/4mdr
People participating in a virtual evidence-based group weight management intervention lost more weight than those in a control group.

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** LIVER DISEASE / HEPATITIS News **

101 liver cancer drug candidates pave the way to personalized medicine
http://mnt.to/l/4mf9
The heart disease drug perhexiline is one of 101 compounds predicted to prevent cancer growth in most patients suffering from our most common liver cancer, HCC.

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** LUNG CANCER News **

NICE recommends Giotrif (afatinib) for first line treatment of EGFR mutation positive advanced lung cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mdC
Lung cancer patients in the UK are closer to gaining access to a new targeted treatment Giotrif® (afatinib), the first oncology treatment to be developed by Boehringer Ingelheim.

Using big data to identify triple-negative breast, oropharyngeal, and lung cancers
http://mnt.to/l/4mdB
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and colleagues used "big data" analytics to predict if a patient is suffering from aggressive triple-negative breast cancer, slower-moving...

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** LYMPHOMA / LEUKEMIA / MYELOMA News **

Major breakthrough in developing new cancer drugs: Capturing leukemic stem cells
http://mnt.to/l/4mdK
The Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) at the Université de Montréal (UdeM), in collaboration with the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital's Quebec Leukemia Cell Bank, recently...

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** MEDICAL DEVICES / DIAGNOSTICS News **

3D-printed implants restore baby's breathing
http://mnt.to/l/4mfL
An 18-month-old toddler was able to go home for the first time in his life, thanks to 3D-printed bioresorbable splints that will gradually help him breathe on his own unventilated.

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** MENTAL HEALTH News **

Penn Medicine researchers show how lost sleep leads to lost neurons
http://mnt.to/l/4mf7
Most people appreciate that not getting enough sleep impairs cognitive performance.

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** MRI / PET / ULTRASOUND News **

Ultrasound can identify pregnant woman with preeclampsia at risk for respiratory failure, study says
http://mnt.to/l/4mf5
An ultrasound of the lungs could help doctors quickly determine if a pregnant woman with preeclampsia is at risk for respiratory failure, suggests preliminary research published in the April...

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** MRSA / DRUG RESISTANCE News **

Drug-resistant bacterial infections on the rise in American children
http://mnt.to/l/4mgC
In an increasing number of children in the US, a type of Gram-negative antibiotic-resistant bacteria is rising in prevalence, posing concerns over lack of treatment options.

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** MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS News **

Researchers show stem cells from muscle can repair nerve damage after injury
http://mnt.to/l/4mdT
Stem cells derived from human muscle tissue were able to repair nerve damage and restore function in an animal model of sciatic nerve injury, according to researchers at the University of...

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** NEUROLOGY / NEUROSCIENCE News **

Could understanding how the brain processes music help treat illness?
http://mnt.to/l/4mgJ
How does our brain process music? Scientists are trying to find out, but what benefits might this knowledge bring to future treatments and research?

Form of epilepsy in sea lions similar to that in humans, Stanford researchers find
http://mnt.to/l/4mff
California sea lions exposed to a toxin in algae develop a form of epilepsy that is similar to one in humans, according to a new study led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers.

Penn Medicine researchers show how lost sleep leads to lost neurons
http://mnt.to/l/4mf7
Most people appreciate that not getting enough sleep impairs cognitive performance.

A sharper view into the brain
http://mnt.to/l/4mf2
Deep in the human brain, two small but very important regions lie close together: the amygdala, which plays an important role in the generation and perception of emotions, and the hippocampus...

Rice study: Simple changes to homework improved student learning
http://mnt.to/l/4mdN
A new study offers evidence that simple and inexpensive changes to existing courses can help students learn more effectively.

Stanford researchers survey protein family that helps the brain form synapses
http://mnt.to/l/4mdw
Groundbreaking study finds hundreds of variants of neurexin proteins, offering new evidence linking these differences to complex brain functions and disorders like autismNeuroscientists and...

Diabetes, high blood pressure in middle age linked to brain damage
http://mnt.to/l/4mdh
People who develop diabetes and high blood pressure in middle age may be at higher risk of reduced brain volume and cognitive problems, a new study suggests.

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** NUTRITION / DIET News **

Low protein intake in infancy reduces childhood obesity risk
http://mnt.to/l/4mdP
Results of a European study to be presented at an international conference this week have revealed that a low intake of protein during infancy can reduce a child's risk of becoming obese by the...

Combo of overweight, high sodium intake speeds cell aging in teens
http://mnt.to/l/4mdL
Overweight or obese teenagers who eat lots of salty foods may show signs of faster cell aging, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology ...

Can adding spices and herbs to food reduce salt intake?
http://mnt.to/l/4mbZ
A behavioral intervention in adults promoting adding spices and herbs to food, not salt, was successful in decreasing sodium intake, thereby lowering risks for high blood pressure.

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** OBESITY / WEIGHT LOSS / FITNESS News **

Low protein intake in infancy reduces childhood obesity risk
http://mnt.to/l/4mdP
Results of a European study to be presented at an international conference this week have revealed that a low intake of protein during infancy can reduce a child's risk of becoming obese by the...

Combo of overweight, high sodium intake speeds cell aging in teens
http://mnt.to/l/4mdL
Overweight or obese teenagers who eat lots of salty foods may show signs of faster cell aging, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology ...

Program taught in American Sign Language helps deaf achieve healthier weight
http://mnt.to/l/4mdx
Deaf adults successfully lost weight in a program using American Sign Language. The study is the first randomized trial of a weight-reduction and lifestyle-change program in deaf ASL users.

Virtual conferencing effective weight management intervention
http://mnt.to/l/4mdr
People participating in a virtual evidence-based group weight management intervention lost more weight than those in a control group.

Kids of authoritarian parents 'more likely to be obese'
http://mnt.to/l/4mcX
According to new research presented by the American Heart Association, kids of parents who are demanding but not responsive have a greater likelihood of being obese.

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** PARKINSON'S DISEASE News **

New approach promises to transform care for patients with long term conditions
http://mnt.to/l/4mf6
A new approach to care is transforming the lives of patients with Parkinson's disease and has promise for other long term conditions like COPD and rheumatoid arthritis, say Dutch researchers in...

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** PEDIATRICS / CHILDREN'S HEALTH News **

Drug-resistant bacterial infections on the rise in American children
http://mnt.to/l/4mgC
In an increasing number of children in the US, a type of Gram-negative antibiotic-resistant bacteria is rising in prevalence, posing concerns over lack of treatment options.

Poor oxytocin development could be to blame for alcohol and drug addiction
http://mnt.to/l/4mgh
New research from The University of Adelaide suggests that poor development of the 'love hormone' oxytocin could explain why some people become addicted to alcohol and drugs.

Children with glomerular kidney disease more likely to have hypertension as adults
http://mnt.to/l/4mfb
Men who as children had glomerular disease, a disorder of the portion of the kidney that filters blood and one that usually resolves with time, were more likely than men without childhood...

More advanced math and reading in kindergarten benefits school performance
http://mnt.to/l/4mf4
Advanced content in kindergarten benefits all children, regardless of whether they attend preschool, start kindergarten with more advanced skills or come from low-income families.

Children exposed to methamphetamine before birth have increased cognitive problems
http://mnt.to/l/4mdR
In the only long-term, National Institutes of Health-funded study of prenatal methamphetamine exposure and child outcome, researchers found youngsters exposed to the potent illegal drug before...

Low protein intake in infancy reduces childhood obesity risk
http://mnt.to/l/4mdP
Results of a European study to be presented at an international conference this week have revealed that a low intake of protein during infancy can reduce a child's risk of becoming obese by the...

Rice study: Simple changes to homework improved student learning
http://mnt.to/l/4mdN
A new study offers evidence that simple and inexpensive changes to existing courses can help students learn more effectively.

Early detection of childhood eye cancer doesn't always improve survival, prevent eye loss
http://mnt.to/l/4mdt
For the most common form of childhood eye cancer, unilateral retinoblastoma, shortening the time from the first appearance of symptoms to diagnosis of disease has no bearing on survival or...

Kids of authoritarian parents 'more likely to be obese'
http://mnt.to/l/4mcX
According to new research presented by the American Heart Association, kids of parents who are demanding but not responsive have a greater likelihood of being obese.

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** PREGNANCY / OBSTETRICS News **

Ultrasound can identify pregnant woman with preeclampsia at risk for respiratory failure, study says
http://mnt.to/l/4mf5
An ultrasound of the lungs could help doctors quickly determine if a pregnant woman with preeclampsia is at risk for respiratory failure, suggests preliminary research published in the April...

Children exposed to methamphetamine before birth have increased cognitive problems
http://mnt.to/l/4mdR
In the only long-term, National Institutes of Health-funded study of prenatal methamphetamine exposure and child outcome, researchers found youngsters exposed to the potent illegal drug before...

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** PSYCHOLOGY / PSYCHIATRY News **

More advanced math and reading in kindergarten benefits school performance
http://mnt.to/l/4mf4
Advanced content in kindergarten benefits all children, regardless of whether they attend preschool, start kindergarten with more advanced skills or come from low-income families.

Rice study: Simple changes to homework improved student learning
http://mnt.to/l/4mdN
A new study offers evidence that simple and inexpensive changes to existing courses can help students learn more effectively.

Sauder research shows why innovation takes a nosedive
http://mnt.to/l/4mdy
A new UBC study reveals that corporate leaders are victims of herd mentality when adopting new innovations, sometimes with deadly consequencesThe paper, by Sauder School of Business Associate...

Kids of authoritarian parents 'more likely to be obese'
http://mnt.to/l/4mcX
According to new research presented by the American Heart Association, kids of parents who are demanding but not responsive have a greater likelihood of being obese.

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** PUBLIC HEALTH News **

Will health care reform require new population health management strategies?
http://mnt.to/l/4mdW
In response to the 2010 Affordable Care Act, employers may no long offer traditional employee health care benefits as they protect themselves from rising health care costs and seek to minimize...

Can adding spices and herbs to food reduce salt intake?
http://mnt.to/l/4mbZ
A behavioral intervention in adults promoting adding spices and herbs to food, not salt, was successful in decreasing sodium intake, thereby lowering risks for high blood pressure.

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** RESPIRATORY / ASTHMA News **

3D-printed implants restore baby's breathing
http://mnt.to/l/4mfL
An 18-month-old toddler was able to go home for the first time in his life, thanks to 3D-printed bioresorbable splints that will gradually help him breathe on his own unventilated.

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** SLEEP / SLEEP DISORDERS / INSOMNIA News **

Penn Medicine researchers show how lost sleep leads to lost neurons
http://mnt.to/l/4mf7
Most people appreciate that not getting enough sleep impairs cognitive performance.

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** STEM CELL RESEARCH News **

Researchers show stem cells from muscle can repair nerve damage after injury
http://mnt.to/l/4mdT
Stem cells derived from human muscle tissue were able to repair nerve damage and restore function in an animal model of sciatic nerve injury, according to researchers at the University of...

Major breakthrough in developing new cancer drugs: Capturing leukemic stem cells
http://mnt.to/l/4mdK
The Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) at the Université de Montréal (UdeM), in collaboration with the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital's Quebec Leukemia Cell Bank, recently...

Effect of receptor activity-modifying protein-1 on vascular smooth muscle cells
http://mnt.to/l/4mdD
Bei Shi, Xianping Long, Ranzun Zhao, Zhijiang Liu, Dongmei Wang and Guanxue Xu, researchers at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical College within the Guizhou Province of China, have...

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** STROKE News **

U.S. women unfamiliar with most stroke warning signs
http://mnt.to/l/4mdv
Many U.S. women don't know most of the warning signs of a stroke, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and...

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** UROLOGY / NEPHROLOGY News **

Children with glomerular kidney disease more likely to have hypertension as adults
http://mnt.to/l/4mfb
Men who as children had glomerular disease, a disorder of the portion of the kidney that filters blood and one that usually resolves with time, were more likely than men without childhood...

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** VASCULAR News **

Pathogenic interactions between platelets and neutrophils are mediated by AKT2
http://mnt.to/l/4mdm
Pathological interactions between blood cells promote thrombo-inflammatory disease and result in complications such as vaso-occlusion during atherothrombosis, inflammation, and ischemia.

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** WATER - AIR QUALITY / AGRICULTURE News **

Crop intensification can be a long-term solution to perennial food shortages in Africa
http://mnt.to/l/4mdQ
Farmers in Africa can increase their food production if they avoid over dependence on chemical fertilizers, pesticides and practice agricultural intensification - growing more food on the same...

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** WOMEN'S HEALTH / GYNECOLOGY News **

U.S. women unfamiliar with most stroke warning signs
http://mnt.to/l/4mdv
Many U.S. women don't know most of the warning signs of a stroke, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and...

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