Medical News Today daily newsletter - 24 March 2014

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Welcome to today's Medical News Today newsletter, containing the most recent headlines from your chosen news categories.

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** ALZHEIMER'S / DEMENTIA News **

A way discovered to potentially slow down progression of Alzheimer's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mhR
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered a way to potentially halt the progression of dementia caused by accumulation of a protein known as tau.

USPSTF finds insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for cognitive decline
http://mnt.to/l/4mhm
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for cognitive decline in older adults in the primary care setting.

New potential strategies for disease prevention, treatment have implications for stroke, cardiovascular disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mh5
Scientists studying the genomes of nearly 5,000 people have pinpointed a genetic variant tied to an increased risk for stroke, and have also uncovered new details about an important metabolic...

Analyzing spinal fluid for early detection of Alzheimer's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mh4
Researchers have shown that they can detect tiny, misfolded protein fragments in cerebrospinal fluid taken from patients.

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** ANXIETY / STRESS News **

Difficulty getting pregnant could be due to stress
http://mnt.to/l/4mkk
A new study finds higher levels of stress - as indicated by a biomarker in saliva - is linked to delays in getting pregnant and a higher risk of infertility in women.

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** AUTISM News **

Strategies for teaching common core to teens with autism show promise
http://mnt.to/l/4mhs
Scientists at UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) report that high school students with autism can learn under Common Core State Standards (CCSS), boosting their...

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** BIOLOGY / BIOCHEMISTRY News **

Researchers unlock the secret of multiple insecticide resistance in mosquitoes
http://mnt.to/l/4mjt
Researchers at LSTM have discovered how unprecedented multiple and extreme-level resistance is generated in mosquitoes found in the rice fields of Tiassalé in southern Côte d'Ivoire.

Switching an antibiotic on and off with light
http://mnt.to/l/4mjr
Scientists of the KIT and the University of Kiev have produced an antibiotic, whose biological activity can be controlled with light.

Engineers design 'living materials'
http://mnt.to/l/4mjq
Inspired by natural materials such as bone - a matrix of minerals and other substances, including living cells - MIT engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can...

Insights at cellular level may explain patterns in developing embryos
http://mnt.to/l/4mhj
Johns Hopkins biologists have discovered that when biological signals hit cells in rhythmic waves, the magnitude of the cells' response can depend on the number of signaling cycles - not their...

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** BIPOLAR News **

Mood-stabilizing drug could reduce risk of head and neck cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mjC
A drug used to treat epilepsy and manic-depressive illness - valproic acid (VPA) - could be effective in reducing the risk of head and neck cancer, according to a new study.

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** BLOOD / HEMATOLOGY News **

Stem cells created from a drop of blood
http://mnt.to/l/4mhH
Scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have developed a method to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from a single drop of finger-pricked blood.

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** BONES / ORTHOPEDICS News **

Nurses are effective at treating a common arm injury in young children, although not as successful as physicians
http://mnt.to/l/4mhv
A clinical trial to determine if nurses in the emergency department could reduce "pulled elbows" in children at a rate similar to that of physicians found that althiough nurses were able to...

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** BREAST CANCER News **

Harms outweigh benefits for women aged 70 and over in national breast cancer screening programmes
http://mnt.to/l/4mjF
Extending national breast cancer screening programmes to women over the age of 70 does not result in a decrease in the numbers of cancers detected at advanced stages, according to new research...

More psychological support needed for breast cancer patients
http://mnt.to/l/4mhX
For women who are suffering from breast cancer, concern for their children is the greatest source of worry.

Breast cancer outcomes adversely affected by obesity and diabetes
http://mnt.to/l/4mhy
Both obesity and diabetes have adverse effects on outcomes in breast cancer patients who receive chemotherapy as primary treatment before surgery (neoadjuvant chemotherapy), according to...

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** CANCER / ONCOLOGY News **

Uterine cancer risks decrease by 81% with bariatric surgery
http://mnt.to/l/4mkr
Undergoing surgery to lose weight significantly reduces risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer in women who are overweight or obese, researchers in California say.

Mood-stabilizing drug could reduce risk of head and neck cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mjC
A drug used to treat epilepsy and manic-depressive illness - valproic acid (VPA) - could be effective in reducing the risk of head and neck cancer, according to a new study.

Major mechanism identified that drives kidney cancer progression
http://mnt.to/l/4mhY
The shortage of oxygen, or hypoxia, created when rapidly multiplying kidney cancer cells outgrow their local blood supply can accelerate tumor growth by causing a nuclear protein called SPOP ...

A braking system for immune responses
http://mnt.to/l/4mhN
For the first time, researchers have identified a receptor on human cells that specifically recognizes crystals.

Solving a longstanding mystery in cell division
http://mnt.to/l/4mh9
The paradox of a cell that shuts down its DNA repair processes during cell division has been solved, according to research published in Science. The problem had eluded science for six decades.

Genetic sources of disease pinpointed by new tool
http://mnt.to/l/4mh8
Many diseases have their origins in either the genome or in reversible chemical changes to DNA known as the epigenome.

Results published from landmark study of immune response
http://mnt.to/l/4mh7
Institut Pasteur and Myriad RBM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, Inc.

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** CARDIOVASCULAR / CARDIOLOGY News **

Small wireless pacemaker is safe, effective in early testing
http://mnt.to/l/4mgL
A battery-sized, wireless pacemaker was safe and effective in early testing. The smaller leadless device may reduce the risk of complications that occur with traditional pacemakers.

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** CERVICAL CANCER / HPV VACCINE News **

Preclinical study suggests HPV eradicated by AHCC supplement
http://mnt.to/l/4mkb
Treating cervical cancer cells with AHCC led to the eradication of HPV, human papillomavirus, as well as a decrease in the rate of tumor growth in-vitro and in-vivo, in research presented at the...

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** COLORECTAL CANCER News **

About 6 percent of colorectal cancers are missed by colonoscopy
http://mnt.to/l/4mhK
About 6 percent of colorectal cancers are diagnosed within three to five years after the patient receives a clean colonoscopy report, according to a population-based study by researchers from...

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** COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE / ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE News **

Pitt-led study shows lifestyle interventions can prevent major depression in adults with mild symptoms
http://mnt.to/l/4mhP
Discussions with a dietary coach to learn about healthy eating were as effective as meeting with a counselor for problem-solving or "talk" therapy in preventing major depression among older...

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** DENTISTRY News **

Classifying gum disease genetically could help earlier diagnosis and treatment
http://mnt.to/l/4mkc
Classifying gum disease by genetic signature instead of clinical symptoms may allow for earlier diagnosis and personalized treatment before teeth and supportive bone are lost.

Cognitive function and oral perception in independently-living octogenarians
http://mnt.to/l/4mhn
At the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research...

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** DEPRESSION News **

Pitt-led study shows lifestyle interventions can prevent major depression in adults with mild symptoms
http://mnt.to/l/4mhP
Discussions with a dietary coach to learn about healthy eating were as effective as meeting with a counselor for problem-solving or "talk" therapy in preventing major depression among older...

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** DIABETES News **

Breast cancer outcomes adversely affected by obesity and diabetes
http://mnt.to/l/4mhy
Both obesity and diabetes have adverse effects on outcomes in breast cancer patients who receive chemotherapy as primary treatment before surgery (neoadjuvant chemotherapy), according to...

Mechanism discovered to reset body clock
http://mnt.to/l/4mhf
Researchers from The University of Manchester have discovered a new mechanism that governs how body clocks react to changes in the environment.

Weight-regulating hormones may be impaired by childhood abuse
http://mnt.to/l/4mhc
Childhood abuse or neglect can lead to long-term hormone impairment that raises the risk of developing obesity, diabetes or other metabolic disorders in adulthood, according to a new study...

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** EAR, NOSE AND THROAT News **

FDA approves first implantable hearing device for adults with a certain kind of hearing loss
http://mnt.to/l/4mjn
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first implantable device for people 18 and older with severe or profound sensorineural hearing loss of high-frequency sounds in both ears...

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** ENDOCRINOLOGY News **

Genetic screening could identify children at risk of low IQ development
http://mnt.to/l/4mjB
Children with both a common gene variant and lower thyroid hormone levels, which occurs in approximately 4% of the population, are four times more likely to have a low IQ, according to research...

Position statement on menopause for medical students published by Elsevier's Maturitas
http://mnt.to/l/4mhF
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has announced the publication of a position statement by the European Menopause and...

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** EPILEPSY News **

Mood-stabilizing drug could reduce risk of head and neck cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mjC
A drug used to treat epilepsy and manic-depressive illness - valproic acid (VPA) - could be effective in reducing the risk of head and neck cancer, according to a new study.

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** EYE HEALTH / BLINDNESS News **

New genetic disease identified in children
http://mnt.to/l/4mhg
Scientists and parents have worked together to identify a new genetic disease that causes neurologic, muscle, eye and liver problems in children.

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** FERTILITY News **

Difficulty getting pregnant could be due to stress
http://mnt.to/l/4mkk
A new study finds higher levels of stress - as indicated by a biomarker in saliva - is linked to delays in getting pregnant and a higher risk of infertility in women.

IVF medication dosing change could increase chance of successful pregnancy in obese women
http://mnt.to/l/4mhd
Obese women may need a different dose of medication than normal weight women in order to successfully have their eggs harvested for in vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a new study...

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** GASTROINTESTINAL / GASTROENTEROLOGY News **

Defective gene could suggest a genetic basis for IBS
http://mnt.to/l/4mjy
Diet, past trauma, infection and anxiety have variously been described as the cause of IBS. Now, researchers claim to have unearthed a clue to a genetic basis for this condition.

Health improvements likely following studies of gut flora in infants and toddlers
http://mnt.to/l/4mhW
Breastfeeding until at least nine months of age increases prevalence in the gastrointestinal tract of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria, species which are known to contribute to development of a...

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** GENETICS News **

Classifying gum disease genetically could help earlier diagnosis and treatment
http://mnt.to/l/4mkc
Classifying gum disease by genetic signature instead of clinical symptoms may allow for earlier diagnosis and personalized treatment before teeth and supportive bone are lost.

Genetic screening could identify children at risk of low IQ development
http://mnt.to/l/4mjB
Children with both a common gene variant and lower thyroid hormone levels, which occurs in approximately 4% of the population, are four times more likely to have a low IQ, according to research...

Defective gene could suggest a genetic basis for IBS
http://mnt.to/l/4mjy
Diet, past trauma, infection and anxiety have variously been described as the cause of IBS. Now, researchers claim to have unearthed a clue to a genetic basis for this condition.

Researchers unlock the secret of multiple insecticide resistance in mosquitoes
http://mnt.to/l/4mjt
Researchers at LSTM have discovered how unprecedented multiple and extreme-level resistance is generated in mosquitoes found in the rice fields of Tiassalé in southern Côte d'Ivoire.

Stem cells created from a drop of blood
http://mnt.to/l/4mhH
Scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have developed a method to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from a single drop of finger-pricked blood.

New discoveries place lack of energy at the basis of Parkinson's Disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mhC
Neuroscientists Vanessa Moraïs and Bart De Strooper from VIB and KU Leuven have demonstrated how a defect in the gene Pink1 results in Parkinson's disease.

Genetic influences on parenting
http://mnt.to/l/4mhq
Scientists have presented the most conclusive evidence yet that genes play a significant role in parenting.

Facial features linked to DNA
http://mnt.to/l/4mhk
DNA can already tell us the sex and ancestry of unknown individuals, but now an international team of researchers is beginning to connect genetics with facial features, degrees of femininity and...

Solving a longstanding mystery in cell division
http://mnt.to/l/4mh9
The paradox of a cell that shuts down its DNA repair processes during cell division has been solved, according to research published in Science. The problem had eluded science for six decades.

Genetic sources of disease pinpointed by new tool
http://mnt.to/l/4mh8
Many diseases have their origins in either the genome or in reversible chemical changes to DNA known as the epigenome.

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** GOUT News **

A braking system for immune responses
http://mnt.to/l/4mhN
For the first time, researchers have identified a receptor on human cells that specifically recognizes crystals.

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** HEALTH INSURANCE / MEDICAL INSURANCE News **

The increasing inefficiency of private health insurance in Canada
http://mnt.to/l/4mhz
The gap between private health insurance premiums and payouts in Canada has widened markedly over the past 20 years, with a gap of $6.8 billion in 2011.

Implementation of Massachusetts health care law led to a small increase in emergency room use
http://mnt.to/l/4mhh
Emergency department usage in Massachusetts rose slightly both during and immediately after implementation of a 2006 state law expanding health care access, a sign that broader availability of...

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** HEARING / DEAFNESS News **

Noise exposure hearing loss not detected by school hearing tests
http://mnt.to/l/4mht
School hearing tests cannot effectively detect adolescent high-frequency hearing loss, which is typically caused by loud noise exposure, according to researchers at Penn State College of...

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** HEART DISEASE News **

New potential strategies for disease prevention, treatment have implications for stroke, cardiovascular disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mh5
Scientists studying the genomes of nearly 5,000 people have pinpointed a genetic variant tied to an increased risk for stroke, and have also uncovered new details about an important metabolic...

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** HIV / AIDS News **

Cheaper, greener way to make new drugs by shifting evolution into reverse
http://mnt.to/l/4mkd
This alternative approach to creating artificial organic molecules, called bioretrosynthesis, was first proposed four years ago by Brian Bachmann, associate professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt...

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** IMMUNE SYSTEM / VACCINES News **

Public Health England (PHE) welcomes prospect of new Meningitis B vaccine
http://mnt.to/l/4mjx
Public Health England (PHE) welcomes the announcement from the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to recommend the inclusion of a new vaccine against Group B meningococcal...

A braking system for immune responses
http://mnt.to/l/4mhN
For the first time, researchers have identified a receptor on human cells that specifically recognizes crystals.

Results published from landmark study of immune response
http://mnt.to/l/4mh7
Institut Pasteur and Myriad RBM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, Inc.

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** INFECTIOUS DISEASES / BACTERIA / VIRUSES News **

Public Health England (PHE) welcomes prospect of new Meningitis B vaccine
http://mnt.to/l/4mjx
Public Health England (PHE) welcomes the announcement from the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to recommend the inclusion of a new vaccine against Group B meningococcal...

Natalizumab treatment in patients with multiple sclerosis associated with JC virus infection
http://mnt.to/l/4mjw
Treatment with natalizumab in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) appears linked with JC virus (JCV) infection, which can lead to a rare and often fatal demyelinating disease of the central...

Pathogens in cheese - researchers follow the traces of deadly bacteria
http://mnt.to/l/4mjs
Listeria is a rod-shaped bacterium highly prevalent in the environment and generally not a threat to human health.

Results published from landmark study of immune response
http://mnt.to/l/4mh7
Institut Pasteur and Myriad RBM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, Inc.

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** IRRITABLE-BOWEL SYNDROME News **

Defective gene could suggest a genetic basis for IBS
http://mnt.to/l/4mjy
Diet, past trauma, infection and anxiety have variously been described as the cause of IBS. Now, researchers claim to have unearthed a clue to a genetic basis for this condition.

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

Experts recommend policy changes as age-friendly technologies emerge
http://mnt.to/l/4mhQ
From smart phones to smart cars, both public and private entities must consider the needs of older adults in order to help them optimize the use of new technologies, according to the latest...

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** LYMPHOMA / LEUKEMIA / MYELOMA News **

Lymphoma development and progression may be promoted by inhibition of CDK4
http://mnt.to/l/4mhV
Anticancer agents that target a cell-cycle regulatory protein to inhibit tumor growth might actually promote the development and progression of certain B-cell lymphomas, according to a new study...

Leukaemia caused by chromosome catastrophe
http://mnt.to/l/4mhS
Researchers have found that people born with a rare abnormality of their chromosomes have a 2,700-fold increased risk of a rare childhood leukaemia.

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** MEDICAL DEVICES / DIAGNOSTICS News **

Harms outweigh benefits for women aged 70 and over in national breast cancer screening programmes
http://mnt.to/l/4mjF
Extending national breast cancer screening programmes to women over the age of 70 does not result in a decrease in the numbers of cancers detected at advanced stages, according to new research...

FDA approves first implantable hearing device for adults with a certain kind of hearing loss
http://mnt.to/l/4mjn
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first implantable device for people 18 and older with severe or profound sensorineural hearing loss of high-frequency sounds in both ears...

Study published on the relationship between imaging and OVA1® in assessing risk of ovarian cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mj6
A new study of OVA1® clinical performance, titled "The Effect of Ovarian Imaging on the Clinical Interpretation of a Multivariate Index Assay," has been released as an online advance...

Individualized stroke care offered by bedside optical monitoring of cerebral blood flow
http://mnt.to/l/4mhL
Using a University of Pennsylvania-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow (CBF) in acute stroke patients, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Department...

Changes to FDA approval process needed to improve safety of high-risk medical devices
http://mnt.to/l/4mhp
Premarket approval, or PMA, is the process by which the FDA assesses the safety and effectiveness of new devices.

USPSTF finds insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for cognitive decline
http://mnt.to/l/4mhm
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for cognitive decline in older adults in the primary care setting.

Small wireless pacemaker is safe, effective in early testing
http://mnt.to/l/4mgL
A battery-sized, wireless pacemaker was safe and effective in early testing. The smaller leadless device may reduce the risk of complications that occur with traditional pacemakers.

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** MEDICAL STUDENTS / TRAINING News **

Position statement on menopause for medical students published by Elsevier's Maturitas
http://mnt.to/l/4mhF
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has announced the publication of a position statement by the European Menopause and...

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** MEDICARE / MEDICAID / SCHIP News **

Implementation of Massachusetts health care law led to a small increase in emergency room use
http://mnt.to/l/4mhh
Emergency department usage in Massachusetts rose slightly both during and immediately after implementation of a 2006 state law expanding health care access, a sign that broader availability of...

Medicaid expansion may help prevent kidney failure, improve access to kidney-related care
http://mnt.to/l/4mh3
States with broader Medicaid coverage have lower incidences of kidney failure and smaller insurance-related gaps in access to kidney disease care.

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** MENOPAUSE News **

Position statement on menopause for medical students published by Elsevier's Maturitas
http://mnt.to/l/4mhF
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has announced the publication of a position statement by the European Menopause and...

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** MRI / PET / ULTRASOUND News **

Study published on the relationship between imaging and OVA1® in assessing risk of ovarian cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mj6
A new study of OVA1® clinical performance, titled "The Effect of Ovarian Imaging on the Clinical Interpretation of a Multivariate Index Assay," has been released as an online advance...

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** MRSA / DRUG RESISTANCE News **

New consensus reached to help tackle multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant TB
http://mnt.to/l/4mjD
New consensus statements have been developed to help tackle the growing threat of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB).

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** MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS News **

Natalizumab treatment in patients with multiple sclerosis associated with JC virus infection
http://mnt.to/l/4mjw
Treatment with natalizumab in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) appears linked with JC virus (JCV) infection, which can lead to a rare and often fatal demyelinating disease of the central...

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** NEUROLOGY / NEUROSCIENCE News **

Genetic screening could identify children at risk of low IQ development
http://mnt.to/l/4mjB
Children with both a common gene variant and lower thyroid hormone levels, which occurs in approximately 4% of the population, are four times more likely to have a low IQ, according to research...

They know when you are faking it: computer recognizes mock pain
http://mnt.to/l/4mjz
Next time you fake an emotion, beware: a computer could know you are lying. A new study shows computers are more accurate at identifying when an emotion is faked than humans are.

Singing fruit flies aid researchers in the understanding of quick decisions
http://mnt.to/l/4mhT
You wouldn't hear the mating song of the male fruit fly as you reached for the infested bananas in your kitchen.

New discoveries place lack of energy at the basis of Parkinson's Disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mhC
Neuroscientists Vanessa Moraïs and Bart De Strooper from VIB and KU Leuven have demonstrated how a defect in the gene Pink1 results in Parkinson's disease.

Stem cell combination therapy improves traumatic brain injury outcomes
http://mnt.to/l/4mhr
Umbilical cord cell and growth factor treatment tested in animal models could offer hope for millions, including U.S.

Cognitive function and oral perception in independently-living octogenarians
http://mnt.to/l/4mhn
At the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research...

New genetic disease identified in children
http://mnt.to/l/4mhg
Scientists and parents have worked together to identify a new genetic disease that causes neurologic, muscle, eye and liver problems in children.

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** NURSING / MIDWIFERY News **

Nurses are effective at treating a common arm injury in young children, although not as successful as physicians
http://mnt.to/l/4mhv
A clinical trial to determine if nurses in the emergency department could reduce "pulled elbows" in children at a rate similar to that of physicians found that althiough nurses were able to...

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** NUTRITION / DIET News **

Pathogens in cheese - researchers follow the traces of deadly bacteria
http://mnt.to/l/4mjs
Listeria is a rod-shaped bacterium highly prevalent in the environment and generally not a threat to human health.

Health improvements likely following studies of gut flora in infants and toddlers
http://mnt.to/l/4mhW
Breastfeeding until at least nine months of age increases prevalence in the gastrointestinal tract of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria, species which are known to contribute to development of a...

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** OBESITY / WEIGHT LOSS / FITNESS News **

Uterine cancer risks decrease by 81% with bariatric surgery
http://mnt.to/l/4mkr
Undergoing surgery to lose weight significantly reduces risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer in women who are overweight or obese, researchers in California say.

Breast cancer outcomes adversely affected by obesity and diabetes
http://mnt.to/l/4mhy
Both obesity and diabetes have adverse effects on outcomes in breast cancer patients who receive chemotherapy as primary treatment before surgery (neoadjuvant chemotherapy), according to...

Mechanism discovered to reset body clock
http://mnt.to/l/4mhf
Researchers from The University of Manchester have discovered a new mechanism that governs how body clocks react to changes in the environment.

IVF medication dosing change could increase chance of successful pregnancy in obese women
http://mnt.to/l/4mhd
Obese women may need a different dose of medication than normal weight women in order to successfully have their eggs harvested for in vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a new study...

Weight-regulating hormones may be impaired by childhood abuse
http://mnt.to/l/4mhc
Childhood abuse or neglect can lead to long-term hormone impairment that raises the risk of developing obesity, diabetes or other metabolic disorders in adulthood, according to a new study...

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** OVARIAN CANCER News **

Study published on the relationship between imaging and OVA1® in assessing risk of ovarian cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mj6
A new study of OVA1® clinical performance, titled "The Effect of Ovarian Imaging on the Clinical Interpretation of a Multivariate Index Assay," has been released as an online advance...

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** PAIN / ANESTHETICS News **

They know when you are faking it: computer recognizes mock pain
http://mnt.to/l/4mjz
Next time you fake an emotion, beware: a computer could know you are lying. A new study shows computers are more accurate at identifying when an emotion is faked than humans are.

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** PARKINSON'S DISEASE News **

New discoveries place lack of energy at the basis of Parkinson's Disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mhC
Neuroscientists Vanessa Moraïs and Bart De Strooper from VIB and KU Leuven have demonstrated how a defect in the gene Pink1 results in Parkinson's disease.

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** PEDIATRICS / CHILDREN'S HEALTH News **

Public Health England (PHE) welcomes prospect of new Meningitis B vaccine
http://mnt.to/l/4mjx
Public Health England (PHE) welcomes the announcement from the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to recommend the inclusion of a new vaccine against Group B meningococcal...

Violent video games associated with increased aggression in children
http://mnt.to/l/4mjv
Habitually playing violent video games appears to increase aggression in children, regardless of parental involvement and other factors.

Health improvements likely following studies of gut flora in infants and toddlers
http://mnt.to/l/4mhW
Breastfeeding until at least nine months of age increases prevalence in the gastrointestinal tract of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria, species which are known to contribute to development of a...

Leukaemia caused by chromosome catastrophe
http://mnt.to/l/4mhS
Researchers have found that people born with a rare abnormality of their chromosomes have a 2,700-fold increased risk of a rare childhood leukaemia.

Doctors should be part of societal war against cyberbullying
http://mnt.to/l/4mhx
Medical professionals can play an important role in the war against cyberbullying, writes Dr. Matthew Stanbrook in an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Finding middle ground a suggestion for keeping teens safe online
http://mnt.to/l/4mhw
Parents might take a lesson from Goldilocks and find a balanced approach to guide their teens in making moral, safe online decisions, according to Penn State researchers.

Nurses are effective at treating a common arm injury in young children, although not as successful as physicians
http://mnt.to/l/4mhv
A clinical trial to determine if nurses in the emergency department could reduce "pulled elbows" in children at a rate similar to that of physicians found that althiough nurses were able to...

Noise exposure hearing loss not detected by school hearing tests
http://mnt.to/l/4mht
School hearing tests cannot effectively detect adolescent high-frequency hearing loss, which is typically caused by loud noise exposure, according to researchers at Penn State College of...

Genetic influences on parenting
http://mnt.to/l/4mhq
Scientists have presented the most conclusive evidence yet that genes play a significant role in parenting.

New genetic disease identified in children
http://mnt.to/l/4mhg
Scientists and parents have worked together to identify a new genetic disease that causes neurologic, muscle, eye and liver problems in children.

Weight-regulating hormones may be impaired by childhood abuse
http://mnt.to/l/4mhc
Childhood abuse or neglect can lead to long-term hormone impairment that raises the risk of developing obesity, diabetes or other metabolic disorders in adulthood, according to a new study...

How parents can teach their children to be safer
http://mnt.to/l/4mgH
As parents, we've all been there: Watching our children teeter on a chair, leap from the sofa, or careen about the playground, fearing the worst.

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** PHARMA INDUSTRY / BIOTECH INDUSTRY News **

Cheaper, greener way to make new drugs by shifting evolution into reverse
http://mnt.to/l/4mkd
This alternative approach to creating artificial organic molecules, called bioretrosynthesis, was first proposed four years ago by Brian Bachmann, associate professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt...

Switching an antibiotic on and off with light
http://mnt.to/l/4mjr
Scientists of the KIT and the University of Kiev have produced an antibiotic, whose biological activity can be controlled with light.

Anti-counterfeit 'fingerprints' made from silver nanowires
http://mnt.to/l/4mh6
Unique patterns made from tiny, randomly scattered silver nanowires have been created by a group of researchers from South Korea in an attempt to authenticate goods and tackle the growing...

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** PREGNANCY / OBSTETRICS News **

Difficulty getting pregnant could be due to stress
http://mnt.to/l/4mkk
A new study finds higher levels of stress - as indicated by a biomarker in saliva - is linked to delays in getting pregnant and a higher risk of infertility in women.

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** PREVENTIVE MEDICINE News **

Harms outweigh benefits for women aged 70 and over in national breast cancer screening programmes
http://mnt.to/l/4mjF
Extending national breast cancer screening programmes to women over the age of 70 does not result in a decrease in the numbers of cancers detected at advanced stages, according to new research...

About 6 percent of colorectal cancers are missed by colonoscopy
http://mnt.to/l/4mhK
About 6 percent of colorectal cancers are diagnosed within three to five years after the patient receives a clean colonoscopy report, according to a population-based study by researchers from...

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** PRIMARY CARE / GENERAL PRACTICE News **

Doctors should be part of societal war against cyberbullying
http://mnt.to/l/4mhx
Medical professionals can play an important role in the war against cyberbullying, writes Dr. Matthew Stanbrook in an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

USPSTF finds insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for cognitive decline
http://mnt.to/l/4mhm
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for cognitive decline in older adults in the primary care setting.

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** PSYCHOLOGY / PSYCHIATRY News **

They know when you are faking it: computer recognizes mock pain
http://mnt.to/l/4mjz
Next time you fake an emotion, beware: a computer could know you are lying. A new study shows computers are more accurate at identifying when an emotion is faked than humans are.

Violent video games associated with increased aggression in children
http://mnt.to/l/4mjv
Habitually playing violent video games appears to increase aggression in children, regardless of parental involvement and other factors.

More psychological support needed for breast cancer patients
http://mnt.to/l/4mhX
For women who are suffering from breast cancer, concern for their children is the greatest source of worry.

Sometimes less is more for hungry dogs
http://mnt.to/l/4mhJ
Hungry dogs would be expected to choose alternatives leading to more food rather than less food. But just as with humans and monkeys, they sometimes show a "less is more" effect.

Doctors should be part of societal war against cyberbullying
http://mnt.to/l/4mhx
Medical professionals can play an important role in the war against cyberbullying, writes Dr. Matthew Stanbrook in an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Finding middle ground a suggestion for keeping teens safe online
http://mnt.to/l/4mhw
Parents might take a lesson from Goldilocks and find a balanced approach to guide their teens in making moral, safe online decisions, according to Penn State researchers.

Genetic influences on parenting
http://mnt.to/l/4mhq
Scientists have presented the most conclusive evidence yet that genes play a significant role in parenting.

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** PUBLIC HEALTH News **

How can we combat drug-resistant TB?
http://mnt.to/l/4mkq
Monday, March 24th is World TB Day. Coinciding with this, new consensus statements, studies and commentaries have been published on the topic of drug-resistant TB.

Pathogens in cheese - researchers follow the traces of deadly bacteria
http://mnt.to/l/4mjs
Listeria is a rod-shaped bacterium highly prevalent in the environment and generally not a threat to human health.

Finding middle ground a suggestion for keeping teens safe online
http://mnt.to/l/4mhw
Parents might take a lesson from Goldilocks and find a balanced approach to guide their teens in making moral, safe online decisions, according to Penn State researchers.

Changes to FDA approval process needed to improve safety of high-risk medical devices
http://mnt.to/l/4mhp
Premarket approval, or PMA, is the process by which the FDA assesses the safety and effectiveness of new devices.

Facial features linked to DNA
http://mnt.to/l/4mhk
DNA can already tell us the sex and ancestry of unknown individuals, but now an international team of researchers is beginning to connect genetics with facial features, degrees of femininity and...

Anti-counterfeit 'fingerprints' made from silver nanowires
http://mnt.to/l/4mh6
Unique patterns made from tiny, randomly scattered silver nanowires have been created by a group of researchers from South Korea in an attempt to authenticate goods and tackle the growing...

How parents can teach their children to be safer
http://mnt.to/l/4mgH
As parents, we've all been there: Watching our children teeter on a chair, leap from the sofa, or careen about the playground, fearing the worst.

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** SENIORS / AGING News **

Experts recommend policy changes as age-friendly technologies emerge
http://mnt.to/l/4mhQ
From smart phones to smart cars, both public and private entities must consider the needs of older adults in order to help them optimize the use of new technologies, according to the latest...

Pitt-led study shows lifestyle interventions can prevent major depression in adults with mild symptoms
http://mnt.to/l/4mhP
Discussions with a dietary coach to learn about healthy eating were as effective as meeting with a counselor for problem-solving or "talk" therapy in preventing major depression among older...

In elderly patients, hemicraniectomy after major stroke improves survival odds
http://mnt.to/l/4mhG
Patients who are over the age of 60 and have suffered a major stroke due to blockage of the middle cerebral artery benefit from hemicraniectomy - removal of part of the skull located above the...

Cognitive function and oral perception in independently-living octogenarians
http://mnt.to/l/4mhn
At the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research...

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** SLEEP / SLEEP DISORDERS / INSOMNIA News **

Mechanism discovered to reset body clock
http://mnt.to/l/4mhf
Researchers from The University of Manchester have discovered a new mechanism that governs how body clocks react to changes in the environment.

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** STEM CELL RESEARCH News **

Stem cells created from a drop of blood
http://mnt.to/l/4mhH
Scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have developed a method to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from a single drop of finger-pricked blood.

Stem cell combination therapy improves traumatic brain injury outcomes
http://mnt.to/l/4mhr
Umbilical cord cell and growth factor treatment tested in animal models could offer hope for millions, including U.S.

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** STROKE News **

Individualized stroke care offered by bedside optical monitoring of cerebral blood flow
http://mnt.to/l/4mhL
Using a University of Pennsylvania-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow (CBF) in acute stroke patients, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Department...

In elderly patients, hemicraniectomy after major stroke improves survival odds
http://mnt.to/l/4mhG
Patients who are over the age of 60 and have suffered a major stroke due to blockage of the middle cerebral artery benefit from hemicraniectomy - removal of part of the skull located above the...

New potential strategies for disease prevention, treatment have implications for stroke, cardiovascular disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mh5
Scientists studying the genomes of nearly 5,000 people have pinpointed a genetic variant tied to an increased risk for stroke, and have also uncovered new details about an important metabolic...

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** TROPICAL DISEASES News **

Researchers unlock the secret of multiple insecticide resistance in mosquitoes
http://mnt.to/l/4mjt
Researchers at LSTM have discovered how unprecedented multiple and extreme-level resistance is generated in mosquitoes found in the rice fields of Tiassalé in southern Côte d'Ivoire.

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** TUBERCULOSIS News **

How can we combat drug-resistant TB?
http://mnt.to/l/4mkq
Monday, March 24th is World TB Day. Coinciding with this, new consensus statements, studies and commentaries have been published on the topic of drug-resistant TB.

New consensus reached to help tackle multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant TB
http://mnt.to/l/4mjD
New consensus statements have been developed to help tackle the growing threat of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB).

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** UROLOGY / NEPHROLOGY News **

Major mechanism identified that drives kidney cancer progression
http://mnt.to/l/4mhY
The shortage of oxygen, or hypoxia, created when rapidly multiplying kidney cancer cells outgrow their local blood supply can accelerate tumor growth by causing a nuclear protein called SPOP ...

Initiation of dialysis for acute kidney injury potentially dangerous for frail patients
http://mnt.to/l/4mhb
The decision to initiate dialysis for acute kidney injury (AKI) varies depending on different patient factors and there is a lack of robust evidence as to which patients are likely to benefit...

Medicaid expansion may help prevent kidney failure, improve access to kidney-related care
http://mnt.to/l/4mh3
States with broader Medicaid coverage have lower incidences of kidney failure and smaller insurance-related gaps in access to kidney disease care.

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** VETERANS / EX-SERVICEMEN News **

Stem cell combination therapy improves traumatic brain injury outcomes
http://mnt.to/l/4mhr
Umbilical cord cell and growth factor treatment tested in animal models could offer hope for millions, including U.S.

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** VETERINARY News **

Sometimes less is more for hungry dogs
http://mnt.to/l/4mhJ
Hungry dogs would be expected to choose alternatives leading to more food rather than less food. But just as with humans and monkeys, they sometimes show a "less is more" effect.

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** WOMEN'S HEALTH / GYNECOLOGY News **

Uterine cancer risks decrease by 81% with bariatric surgery
http://mnt.to/l/4mkr
Undergoing surgery to lose weight significantly reduces risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer in women who are overweight or obese, researchers in California say.

IVF medication dosing change could increase chance of successful pregnancy in obese women
http://mnt.to/l/4mhd
Obese women may need a different dose of medication than normal weight women in order to successfully have their eggs harvested for in vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a new study...

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