Medical News Today daily newsletter - 25 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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** ALCOHOL / ADDICTION / ILLEGAL DRUGS News **

Parents can pass on their bad habits to their children
http://mnt.to/l/4mj4
Parents who use alcohol, marijuana, and drugs have higher frequencies of children who pick up their habits, according to a study from Sam Houston State University.

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** ALLERGY News **

FDA approves Xolair® (omalizumab) for people with Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria (CIU), a form of chronic hives
http://mnt.to/l/4mkw
Novartis has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xolair® (omalizumab) for the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU), a form of chronic hives.

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** ANXIETY / STRESS News **

Tooth loss linked to depression and anxiety
http://mnt.to/l/4mj3
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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** ARTHRITIS / RHEUMATOLOGY News **

New FDA-approved treatment gives hope to Psoriatic Arthritis patients
http://mnt.to/l/4mkt
Celgene Corporation has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved OTEZLA® (apremilast), the Company's oral, selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4)...

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** AUTISM News **

Association discovered between severity of autism symptoms and gene family linked to brain evolution
http://mnt.to/l/4mjG
The same gene family that may have helped the human brain become larger and more complex than in any other animal is also linked to the severity of autism, according to new research from the...

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** BIOLOGY / BIOCHEMISTRY News **

Much of bone comprises shock-absorbing 'goo' that stops it shattering
http://mnt.to/l/4mkN
New research shows that much of the mineral that forms bone comprises goo that allows tiny mineral crystals to move easily, giving bone flexibility and stopping it shattering.

What keeps tumor cells in place
http://mnt.to/l/4mkp
Researchers at the University of Freiburg have found switches that colorectal cancer cells use to migrate away from the primary tumor site and to invade neighboring tissue.

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** BLOOD / HEMATOLOGY News **

In patients on anticoagulants, cold snare polypectomy effective for removal of small colorectal polyps
http://mnt.to/l/4mk2
In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has published a special issue for March on colorectal cancer.

Researchers find source of earliest blood cells during development
http://mnt.to/l/4mj9
Hematopoietic stem cells are now routinely used to treat patients with cancers and other disorders of the blood and immune systems, but researchers knew little about the progenitor cells that...

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** BODY ACHES News **

Global burden of disability highest for low back pain
http://mnt.to/l/4mkv
Low back pain is the number one cause of disability worldwide, say researchers who report their study findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study.

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** BONES / ORTHOPEDICS News **

Much of bone comprises shock-absorbing 'goo' that stops it shattering
http://mnt.to/l/4mkN
New research shows that much of the mineral that forms bone comprises goo that allows tiny mineral crystals to move easily, giving bone flexibility and stopping it shattering.

New technique to make muscle cells from human stem cells
http://mnt.to/l/4mjV
As stem cells continue their gradual transition from the lab to the clinic, a research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has discovered a new way to make large concentrations of...

Poor fuel economy in the muscles may help lean people stay that way
http://mnt.to/l/4mjc
We all know the type: the friend or colleague who stays slim and trim without much effort and despite eating the same high-calorie fare that causes everyone else to gain weight.

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** CANCER / ONCOLOGY News **

Scientists find genetic cause of a rare, aggressive ovarian cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mkM
New research uncovers a genetic superhighway mutation that leads directly to a rare and highly aggressive cancer - small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type (SCCOHT).

Cancer Research UK launches trial to fight cancer caused by a common virus
http://mnt.to/l/4mkD
Cancer Research UK's Drug Development Office (DDO) has launched a trial of a vaccine to treat some forms of cancer caused by a common virus known as the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV).

New regulatory mechanisms of cell migration uncovered
http://mnt.to/l/4mk9
A study by Sofia J. Araujo, a Ramon y Cajal researcher with the Morphogenesis in Drosophila lab at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), elucidates the genetic regulation of cell...

Some patients with bladder defects and disease may benefit from stem cell findings
http://mnt.to/l/4mjX
For the first time, scientists have succeeded in coaxing laboratory cultures of human stem cells to develop into the specialized, unique cells needed to repair a patient's defective or diseased...

Bariatric surgery decreases risk of uterine cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mjW
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center report that bariatric surgery resulting in dramatic weight loss in formerly severely obese...

Stem cell findings advance efforts to reprogram mature cells for organ repair
http://mnt.to/l/4mjk
Two proteins that control how cells break down glucose play a key role in forming human stem cells, University of Washington researchers have found.

Scientists find surprising new way to kill cancer cells
http://mnt.to/l/4mjb
Northwestern Medicine scientists have demonstrated that cancer cells - and not normal cells - can be killed by eliminating either the FAS receptor, also known as CD95, or its binding component...

Researchers find source of earliest blood cells during development
http://mnt.to/l/4mj9
Hematopoietic stem cells are now routinely used to treat patients with cancers and other disorders of the blood and immune systems, but researchers knew little about the progenitor cells that...

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** CARDIOVASCULAR / CARDIOLOGY News **

Genome-wide association studies mislead on cardiac arrhythmia risk gene
http://mnt.to/l/4mjf
Although genome-wide association studies have linked DNA variants in the gene SCN10A with increased risk for cardiac arrhythmia, efforts to determine the gene's direct influence on the heart's...

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** CHOLESTEROL News **

Structure decoded of cholesterol transporter
http://mnt.to/l/4mk7
The word "cholesterol" is directly linked in most people's minds with high-fat foods, worrying blood test results, and cardiovascular diseases.

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** COLORECTAL CANCER News **

What keeps tumor cells in place
http://mnt.to/l/4mkp
Researchers at the University of Freiburg have found switches that colorectal cancer cells use to migrate away from the primary tumor site and to invade neighboring tissue.

In patients on anticoagulants, cold snare polypectomy effective for removal of small colorectal polyps
http://mnt.to/l/4mk2
In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has published a special issue for March on colorectal cancer.

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** COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE / ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE News **

Marijuana pills and sprays ease MS symptoms
http://mnt.to/l/4mmq
Medical marijuana in the form of pills and oral sprays has been shown to relieve MS symptoms. A new guideline reviews other alternative therapies for the condition.

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** DENTISTRY News **

Novel antibacterial orthodontic bracket cement developed
http://mnt.to/l/4mk8
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...

Potential for earlier diagnosis and personalized treatment of severe periodontitis with the help of gene expression signatures
http://mnt.to/l/4mjZ
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have devised a new system for classifying periodontal disease based on the genetic signature of affected tissue, rather than on clinical...

The safety, efficacy and value of water fluoridation in oral health care
http://mnt.to/l/4mjN
During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, a...

Gingivitis: salivary biomarkers supply information important for personalized decision-making
http://mnt.to/l/4mjJ
During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research...

Novel pro-resolving-medicines in periodontal regeneration
http://mnt.to/l/4mjH
During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research...

Natural-products derivatives to inhibit oral biofilm and cell-cell communication
http://mnt.to/l/4mj5
During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research...

Tooth loss linked to depression and anxiety
http://mnt.to/l/4mj3
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...

Two-year results of resin infiltration effects in a caries-active environment
http://mnt.to/l/4mj2
During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research...

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** DEPRESSION News **

Link between depression and obesity in adolescent girls
http://mnt.to/l/4mk6
Depression and obesity have long been associated, but how they relate over time is less clear.

Tooth loss linked to depression and anxiety
http://mnt.to/l/4mj3
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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** DERMATOLOGY News **

FDA approves Xolair® (omalizumab) for people with Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria (CIU), a form of chronic hives
http://mnt.to/l/4mkw
Novartis has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xolair® (omalizumab) for the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU), a form of chronic hives.

Non-invasive gene expression profile test shown to identify sentinel lymph node negative melanoma patients at high risk of metastasis
http://mnt.to/l/4mks
Castle Biosciences Inc. has announced study results showing its gene expression profile (GEP) test (DecisionDx-Melanoma) can identify primary cutaneous (skin) melanoma tumors that are likely to...

New regulatory mechanisms of cell migration uncovered
http://mnt.to/l/4mk9
A study by Sofia J. Araujo, a Ramon y Cajal researcher with the Morphogenesis in Drosophila lab at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), elucidates the genetic regulation of cell...

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** DIABETES News **

Better sleep 'could be prescribed to treat metabolic disorders'
http://mnt.to/l/4mkL
Poor-quality
sleep can increase risk of metabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes and obesity. A new review of the evidence makes recommendations on how to avoid this.

Research shows fat mass in cells expands with disuse
http://mnt.to/l/4mhZ
Over 35 percent of American adults and 17 percent of American children are considered obese, according to the latest survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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** GASTROINTESTINAL / GASTROENTEROLOGY News **

Stem cells from the body's fatty folds may preserve and improve kidney function
http://mnt.to/l/4mjM
A fatty fold of tissue within the abdomen that is a rich source of stem cells can help heal diseased kidneys when fused to the organs, according to a study conducted in rats.

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** GENETICS News **

Scientists find genetic cause of a rare, aggressive ovarian cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mkM
New research uncovers a genetic superhighway mutation that leads directly to a rare and highly aggressive cancer - small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type (SCCOHT).

Patients susceptible to leukemia treatment aftermaths identified
http://mnt.to/l/4mkx
The National Institute of Pediatrics (INP) in Mexico, conducted a study on genetic markers to identify children with acute leukemia, who may suffer side effects from the medications used to...

Non-invasive gene expression profile test shown to identify sentinel lymph node negative melanoma patients at high risk of metastasis
http://mnt.to/l/4mks
Castle Biosciences Inc. has announced study results showing its gene expression profile (GEP) test (DecisionDx-Melanoma) can identify primary cutaneous (skin) melanoma tumors that are likely to...

What keeps tumor cells in place
http://mnt.to/l/4mkp
Researchers at the University of Freiburg have found switches that colorectal cancer cells use to migrate away from the primary tumor site and to invade neighboring tissue.

Characteristics of lung cancers arising in germline EGFR T790M mutation carriers and relationship to smoking status
http://mnt.to/l/4mk3
Two studies are providing new insight into germline epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) T790M mutation in familial non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Potential for earlier diagnosis and personalized treatment of severe periodontitis with the help of gene expression signatures
http://mnt.to/l/4mjZ
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have devised a new system for classifying periodontal disease based on the genetic signature of affected tissue, rather than on clinical...

A higher incidence of forgetfulness likely due to genetic variation
http://mnt.to/l/4mjK
Misplaced your keys? Can't remember someone's name? Didn't notice the stop sign? Those who frequently experience such cognitive lapses now have an explanation.

Association discovered between severity of autism symptoms and gene family linked to brain evolution
http://mnt.to/l/4mjG
The same gene family that may have helped the human brain become larger and more complex than in any other animal is also linked to the severity of autism, according to new research from the...

Genome-wide association studies mislead on cardiac arrhythmia risk gene
http://mnt.to/l/4mjf
Although genome-wide association studies have linked DNA variants in the gene SCN10A with increased risk for cardiac arrhythmia, efforts to determine the gene's direct influence on the heart's...

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** HEART DISEASE News **

WHO: air pollution responsible for 1 in 8 global deaths
http://mnt.to/l/4mmg
A new World Health Organization report claims that 7 million global deaths each year are as a result of air pollution, making it the world's largest environmental health risk.

Research shows fat mass in cells expands with disuse
http://mnt.to/l/4mhZ
Over 35 percent of American adults and 17 percent of American children are considered obese, according to the latest survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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** HIV / AIDS News **

Enhancing detection of infectious disease biomarkers using shrink wrap
http://mnt.to/l/4mj7
New technique uses wrinkles in metal-coated shrink wrap to boost biomarkers' signals a thousand-fold, paving the way for a low-cost, highly sensitive diagnostic deviceDetecting HIV/AIDS...

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** IMMUNE SYSTEM / VACCINES News **

Artificial booster makes immune system dramatically more effective in fighting pneumonia and meningitis
http://mnt.to/l/4mkJ
Researchers at the University of Leicester have produced an artificial version of a naturally occurring protein, properdin, which has been found to successfully combat bacterial pneumonia...

Cancer Research UK launches trial to fight cancer caused by a common virus
http://mnt.to/l/4mkD
Cancer Research UK's Drug Development Office (DDO) has launched a trial of a vaccine to treat some forms of cancer caused by a common virus known as the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV).

Novel pro-resolving-medicines in periodontal regeneration
http://mnt.to/l/4mjH
During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research...

Renewed promise for potential lung cancer vaccine
http://mnt.to/l/4mjg
Researchers at UC Davis have found that the investigational cancer vaccine tecemotide, when administered with the chemotherapeutic cisplatin, boosted immune response and reduced the number of...

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** INFECTIOUS DISEASES / BACTERIA / VIRUSES News **

Artificial booster makes immune system dramatically more effective in fighting pneumonia and meningitis
http://mnt.to/l/4mkJ
Researchers at the University of Leicester have produced an artificial version of a naturally occurring protein, properdin, which has been found to successfully combat bacterial pneumonia...

Cancer Research UK launches trial to fight cancer caused by a common virus
http://mnt.to/l/4mkD
Cancer Research UK's Drug Development Office (DDO) has launched a trial of a vaccine to treat some forms of cancer caused by a common virus known as the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV).

Potential for earlier diagnosis and personalized treatment of severe periodontitis with the help of gene expression signatures
http://mnt.to/l/4mjZ
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have devised a new system for classifying periodontal disease based on the genetic signature of affected tissue, rather than on clinical...

Researchers trace deadly bacteria in cheese
http://mnt.to/l/4mjL
If food products are not produced in a hygienic environment, consumers can face the threat of dangerous pathogens.

Gingivitis: salivary biomarkers supply information important for personalized decision-making
http://mnt.to/l/4mjJ
During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research...

Natural-products derivatives to inhibit oral biofilm and cell-cell communication
http://mnt.to/l/4mj5
During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research...

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

Thousands of young people at risk of 'slipping through the net' due to adults' lack of mental health awareness, UK
http://mnt.to/l/4mkm
More than half of adults lack the confidence to approach a child, or a parent of a child that they suspect to have a mental health problem, in case they are mistaken, a new survey launched today...

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** LUNG CANCER News **

Characteristics of lung cancers arising in germline EGFR T790M mutation carriers and relationship to smoking status
http://mnt.to/l/4mk3
Two studies are providing new insight into germline epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) T790M mutation in familial non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Renewed promise for potential lung cancer vaccine
http://mnt.to/l/4mjg
Researchers at UC Davis have found that the investigational cancer vaccine tecemotide, when administered with the chemotherapeutic cisplatin, boosted immune response and reduced the number of...

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** LYMPHOMA / LEUKEMIA / MYELOMA News **

Patients susceptible to leukemia treatment aftermaths identified
http://mnt.to/l/4mkx
The National Institute of Pediatrics (INP) in Mexico, conducted a study on genetic markers to identify children with acute leukemia, who may suffer side effects from the medications used to...

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** MEDICAL DEVICES / DIAGNOSTICS News **

As brain images become increasingly important, special report examines what they can - and cannot - tell us about ourselves
http://mnt.to/l/4mjm
Neuroimages play a growing role in biomedical research, medicine, and courtrooms, as well as in shaping our understanding of what it means to be human.

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** MELANOMA / SKIN CANCER News **

Non-invasive gene expression profile test shown to identify sentinel lymph node negative melanoma patients at high risk of metastasis
http://mnt.to/l/4mks
Castle Biosciences Inc. has announced study results showing its gene expression profile (GEP) test (DecisionDx-Melanoma) can identify primary cutaneous (skin) melanoma tumors that are likely to...

New regulatory mechanisms of cell migration uncovered
http://mnt.to/l/4mk9
A study by Sofia J. Araujo, a Ramon y Cajal researcher with the Morphogenesis in Drosophila lab at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), elucidates the genetic regulation of cell...

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** MENTAL HEALTH News **

Integrating mental health services in pediatric practices feasible, effective, Pitt finds
http://mnt.to/l/4mkG
Brief behavioral and mental health programs for children can be effectively provided within pediatric practices as an alternative to being referred to a community specialist, University of...

Thousands of young people at risk of 'slipping through the net' due to adults' lack of mental health awareness, UK
http://mnt.to/l/4mkm
More than half of adults lack the confidence to approach a child, or a parent of a child that they suspect to have a mental health problem, in case they are mistaken, a new survey launched today...

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** MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS News **

Marijuana pills and sprays ease MS symptoms
http://mnt.to/l/4mmq
Medical marijuana in the form of pills and oral sprays has been shown to relieve MS symptoms. A new guideline reviews other alternative therapies for the condition.

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** MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY / ALS News **

New technique to make muscle cells from human stem cells
http://mnt.to/l/4mjV
As stem cells continue their gradual transition from the lab to the clinic, a research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has discovered a new way to make large concentrations of...

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** NEUROLOGY / NEUROSCIENCE News **

Structure decoded of cholesterol transporter
http://mnt.to/l/4mk7
The word "cholesterol" is directly linked in most people's minds with high-fat foods, worrying blood test results, and cardiovascular diseases.

Even subconcussive injury may lead to neuropathological changes
http://mnt.to/l/4mk4
A standard experimental model of concussion in rats causes substantial brain damage - but no behavioral changes comparable to those seen in patients with concussion, reports a study in the April...

Adeno-associated virus serotype-5 delivery to the rat trigeminal ganglion
http://mnt.to/l/4mjS
During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research...

Nerve injury and regeneration in critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy
http://mnt.to/l/4mjQ
Critical illness polyneuropathy and critical illness myopathy are frequent complications of severe illness that involve sensorimotor axons and skeletal muscles, respectively.

Rat astrocytes reprogrammed into neurons
http://mnt.to/l/4mjP
To date, it remains poorly understood whether astrocytes can be easily reprogrammed into neurons. Mash1 and Brn2 have been previously shown to cooperate to reprogram fibroblasts into neurons.

A higher incidence of forgetfulness likely due to genetic variation
http://mnt.to/l/4mjK
Misplaced your keys? Can't remember someone's name? Didn't notice the stop sign? Those who frequently experience such cognitive lapses now have an explanation.

As brain images become increasingly important, special report examines what they can - and cannot - tell us about ourselves
http://mnt.to/l/4mjm
Neuroimages play a growing role in biomedical research, medicine, and courtrooms, as well as in shaping our understanding of what it means to be human.

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** NUTRITION / DIET News **

Folate levels in young women reduced by UV exposure
http://mnt.to/l/4mjR
Women who are pregnant or trying to fall pregnant and taking a folic acid supplement may be at risk of reducing their folate benefit through sun exposure, a new QUT study has warned.

Researchers trace deadly bacteria in cheese
http://mnt.to/l/4mjL
If food products are not produced in a hygienic environment, consumers can face the threat of dangerous pathogens.

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** OBESITY / WEIGHT LOSS / FITNESS News **

Better sleep 'could be prescribed to treat metabolic disorders'
http://mnt.to/l/4mkL
Poor-quality
sleep can increase risk of metabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes and obesity. A new review of the evidence makes recommendations on how to avoid this.

Shorter sleepers are over-eaters
http://mnt.to/l/4mkB
Young children who sleep less eat more, which can lead to obesity and related health problems later in life, reports a new study by UCL researchers.

Link between depression and obesity in adolescent girls
http://mnt.to/l/4mk6
Depression and obesity have long been associated, but how they relate over time is less clear.

Bariatric surgery decreases risk of uterine cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mjW
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center report that bariatric surgery resulting in dramatic weight loss in formerly severely obese...

Physical activity and diet have positive impact on health, regardless of fat levels
http://mnt.to/l/4mjh
Digits on a scale can help determine a child's weight, but their overall health status can be influenced by other factors such as physical activity, diet and screen time, according to new...

Poor fuel economy in the muscles may help lean people stay that way
http://mnt.to/l/4mjc
We all know the type: the friend or colleague who stays slim and trim without much effort and despite eating the same high-calorie fare that causes everyone else to gain weight.

Research shows fat mass in cells expands with disuse
http://mnt.to/l/4mhZ
Over 35 percent of American adults and 17 percent of American children are considered obese, according to the latest survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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** OVARIAN CANCER News **

Scientists find genetic cause of a rare, aggressive ovarian cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mkM
New research uncovers a genetic superhighway mutation that leads directly to a rare and highly aggressive cancer - small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type (SCCOHT).

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** PAIN / ANESTHETICS News **

Global burden of disability highest for low back pain
http://mnt.to/l/4mkv
Low back pain is the number one cause of disability worldwide, say researchers who report their study findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study.

Adeno-associated virus serotype-5 delivery to the rat trigeminal ganglion
http://mnt.to/l/4mjS
During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research...

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** PANCREATIC CANCER News **

New method can diagnose pancreatic cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mk5
Pancreatic cancer is often detected at a late stage, which results in poor prognosis and limited treatment options.

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** PEDIATRICS / CHILDREN'S HEALTH News **

Integrating mental health services in pediatric practices feasible, effective, Pitt finds
http://mnt.to/l/4mkG
Brief behavioral and mental health programs for children can be effectively provided within pediatric practices as an alternative to being referred to a community specialist, University of...

Shorter sleepers are over-eaters
http://mnt.to/l/4mkB
Young children who sleep less eat more, which can lead to obesity and related health problems later in life, reports a new study by UCL researchers.

Patients susceptible to leukemia treatment aftermaths identified
http://mnt.to/l/4mkx
The National Institute of Pediatrics (INP) in Mexico, conducted a study on genetic markers to identify children with acute leukemia, who may suffer side effects from the medications used to...

Thousands of young people at risk of 'slipping through the net' due to adults' lack of mental health awareness, UK
http://mnt.to/l/4mkm
More than half of adults lack the confidence to approach a child, or a parent of a child that they suspect to have a mental health problem, in case they are mistaken, a new survey launched today...

Association discovered between severity of autism symptoms and gene family linked to brain evolution
http://mnt.to/l/4mjG
The same gene family that may have helped the human brain become larger and more complex than in any other animal is also linked to the severity of autism, according to new research from the...

Physical activity and diet have positive impact on health, regardless of fat levels
http://mnt.to/l/4mjh
Digits on a scale can help determine a child's weight, but their overall health status can be influenced by other factors such as physical activity, diet and screen time, according to new...

Parents can pass on their bad habits to their children
http://mnt.to/l/4mj4
Parents who use alcohol, marijuana, and drugs have higher frequencies of children who pick up their habits, according to a study from Sam Houston State University.

Two-year results of resin infiltration effects in a caries-active environment
http://mnt.to/l/4mj2
During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research...

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** PREGNANCY / OBSTETRICS News **

Folate levels in young women reduced by UV exposure
http://mnt.to/l/4mjR
Women who are pregnant or trying to fall pregnant and taking a folic acid supplement may be at risk of reducing their folate benefit through sun exposure, a new QUT study has warned.

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** PRIMARY CARE / GENERAL PRACTICE News **

Marijuana pills and sprays ease MS symptoms
http://mnt.to/l/4mmq
Medical marijuana in the form of pills and oral sprays has been shown to relieve MS symptoms. A new guideline reviews other alternative therapies for the condition.

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** PROSTATE / PROSTATE CANCER News **

Predicting prostate cancer survival by measuring circulating tumor cells
http://mnt.to/l/4mjY
New research by USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists demonstrates that measuring circulating tumor cells (CTCs) - the cells that spread cancer through the body - may be a better...

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** PSYCHOLOGY / PSYCHIATRY News **

A towel less: How psychologists harness sociability to cut waste
http://mnt.to/l/4mkK
Hotel guests can be gently persuaded to reduce the number of towels they use each day, psychology researchers at the University of Luxembourg have found.

Structure decoded of cholesterol transporter
http://mnt.to/l/4mk7
The word "cholesterol" is directly linked in most people's minds with high-fat foods, worrying blood test results, and cardiovascular diseases.

Even subconcussive injury may lead to neuropathological changes
http://mnt.to/l/4mk4
A standard experimental model of concussion in rats causes substantial brain damage - but no behavioral changes comparable to those seen in patients with concussion, reports a study in the April...

Whites act more aggressively after they play as black avatars
http://mnt.to/l/4mjT
What happens when white video game players see themselves as black characters in a violent game?

A higher incidence of forgetfulness likely due to genetic variation
http://mnt.to/l/4mjK
Misplaced your keys? Can't remember someone's name? Didn't notice the stop sign? Those who frequently experience such cognitive lapses now have an explanation.

As brain images become increasingly important, special report examines what they can - and cannot - tell us about ourselves
http://mnt.to/l/4mjm
Neuroimages play a growing role in biomedical research, medicine, and courtrooms, as well as in shaping our understanding of what it means to be human.

Study explores connection between ideology, social capital and health
http://mnt.to/l/4mj8
The nation's left-leaning citizens might be pleased by the findings of a new University of Nebraska study that finds those who live in liberal states tend to be healthier.

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** PUBLIC HEALTH News **

E-cigarettes 'should not be marketed as smoking cessation aids'
http://mnt.to/l/4mkC
A new study finds no link between e-cigarettes and quitting smoking. Consequently, the authors call for regulations banning the marketing of e-cigarettes as cessation aids.

Global burden of disability highest for low back pain
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Low back pain is the number one cause of disability worldwide, say researchers who report their study findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study.

Study explores connection between ideology, social capital and health
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The nation's left-leaning citizens might be pleased by the findings of a new University of Nebraska study that finds those who live in liberal states tend to be healthier.

Parents can pass on their bad habits to their children
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Parents who use alcohol, marijuana, and drugs have higher frequencies of children who pick up their habits, according to a study from Sam Houston State University.

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** RADIOLOGY / NUCLEAR MEDICINE News **

Renewed promise for potential lung cancer vaccine
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Researchers at UC Davis have found that the investigational cancer vaccine tecemotide, when administered with the chemotherapeutic cisplatin, boosted immune response and reduced the number of...

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** REGULATORY AFFAIRS / DRUG APPROVALS News **

FDA approves Xolair® (omalizumab) for people with Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria (CIU), a form of chronic hives
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Novartis has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xolair® (omalizumab) for the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU), a form of chronic hives.

New FDA-approved treatment gives hope to Psoriatic Arthritis patients
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Celgene Corporation has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved OTEZLA® (apremilast), the Company's oral, selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4)...

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** SLEEP / SLEEP DISORDERS / INSOMNIA News **

Better sleep 'could be prescribed to treat metabolic disorders'
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Poor-quality
sleep can increase risk of metabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes and obesity. A new review of the evidence makes recommendations on how to avoid this.

Shorter sleepers are over-eaters
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Young children who sleep less eat more, which can lead to obesity and related health problems later in life, reports a new study by UCL researchers.

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** SMOKING / QUIT SMOKING News **

E-cigarettes 'should not be marketed as smoking cessation aids'
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A new study finds no link between e-cigarettes and quitting smoking. Consequently, the authors call for regulations banning the marketing of e-cigarettes as cessation aids.

New study shows smoking tobacco doubles risk of recurrent tuberculosis
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Research published today (24 March 2014) provides critical new insight on the harmful links between smoking tobacco and developing tuberculosis (TB).

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** SPORTS MEDICINE / FITNESS News **

Physical activity and diet have positive impact on health, regardless of fat levels
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Digits on a scale can help determine a child's weight, but their overall health status can be influenced by other factors such as physical activity, diet and screen time, according to new...

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** STEM CELL RESEARCH News **

Some patients with bladder defects and disease may benefit from stem cell findings
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For the first time, scientists have succeeded in coaxing laboratory cultures of human stem cells to develop into the specialized, unique cells needed to repair a patient's defective or diseased...

New technique to make muscle cells from human stem cells
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As stem cells continue their gradual transition from the lab to the clinic, a research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has discovered a new way to make large concentrations of...

Rat astrocytes reprogrammed into neurons
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To date, it remains poorly understood whether astrocytes can be easily reprogrammed into neurons. Mash1 and Brn2 have been previously shown to cooperate to reprogram fibroblasts into neurons.

Stem cells from the body's fatty folds may preserve and improve kidney function
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A fatty fold of tissue within the abdomen that is a rich source of stem cells can help heal diseased kidneys when fused to the organs, according to a study conducted in rats.

Stem cell findings advance efforts to reprogram mature cells for organ repair
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Two proteins that control how cells break down glucose play a key role in forming human stem cells, University of Washington researchers have found.

Researchers find source of earliest blood cells during development
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Hematopoietic stem cells are now routinely used to treat patients with cancers and other disorders of the blood and immune systems, but researchers knew little about the progenitor cells that...

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** STROKE News **

WHO: air pollution responsible for 1 in 8 global deaths
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A new World Health Organization report claims that 7 million global deaths each year are as a result of air pollution, making it the world's largest environmental health risk.

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** TROPICAL DISEASES News **

Enhancing detection of infectious disease biomarkers using shrink wrap
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New technique uses wrinkles in metal-coated shrink wrap to boost biomarkers' signals a thousand-fold, paving the way for a low-cost, highly sensitive diagnostic deviceDetecting HIV/AIDS...

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** TUBERCULOSIS News **

New study shows smoking tobacco doubles risk of recurrent tuberculosis
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Research published today (24 March 2014) provides critical new insight on the harmful links between smoking tobacco and developing tuberculosis (TB).

Enhancing detection of infectious disease biomarkers using shrink wrap
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New technique uses wrinkles in metal-coated shrink wrap to boost biomarkers' signals a thousand-fold, paving the way for a low-cost, highly sensitive diagnostic deviceDetecting HIV/AIDS...

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** UROLOGY / NEPHROLOGY News **

Some patients with bladder defects and disease may benefit from stem cell findings
http://mnt.to/l/4mjX
For the first time, scientists have succeeded in coaxing laboratory cultures of human stem cells to develop into the specialized, unique cells needed to repair a patient's defective or diseased...

Stem cells from the body's fatty folds may preserve and improve kidney function
http://mnt.to/l/4mjM
A fatty fold of tissue within the abdomen that is a rich source of stem cells can help heal diseased kidneys when fused to the organs, according to a study conducted in rats.

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** WATER - AIR QUALITY / AGRICULTURE News **

WHO: air pollution responsible for 1 in 8 global deaths
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A new World Health Organization report claims that 7 million global deaths each year are as a result of air pollution, making it the world's largest environmental health risk.

The safety, efficacy and value of water fluoridation in oral health care
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During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, a...

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** WOMEN'S HEALTH / GYNECOLOGY News **

Link between depression and obesity in adolescent girls
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Depression and obesity have long been associated, but how they relate over time is less clear.

Bariatric surgery decreases risk of uterine cancer
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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center report that bariatric surgery resulting in dramatic weight loss in formerly severely obese...

Folate levels in young women reduced by UV exposure
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Women who are pregnant or trying to fall pregnant and taking a folic acid supplement may be at risk of reducing their folate benefit through sun exposure, a new QUT study has warned.

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