Medical News Today daily newsletter - 28 March 2014

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** ALCOHOL / ADDICTION / ILLEGAL DRUGS News **

The adult offspring of parents addicted to drugs or alcohol at greater risk for arthritis
http://mnt.to/l/4mqn
Investigators examined a group of 13,036 adults and found that 20.4 per cent of respondents had been diagnosed with arthritis by a medical professional. Investigators found that 14.

No increase in crime recorded following legalization of medical marijuana
http://mnt.to/l/4mpY
The legalization of medical marijuana has sparked debate across the nation for decades.

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** ALZHEIMER'S / DEMENTIA News **

Scientists gain new insight into brain inflammation during neurodegenerative disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mqj
Scientists at the University of Southampton have been able to provide new insights into the inflammatory reaction that occurs in the brain during neurodegenerative diseases, by studying the...

Eye movement when reading could be an early indicator of Alzheimer's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mq4
Researchers have suggested that alterations in eye movements when reading could be linked to impairments in working memory and an early indication of Alzheimer's disease according to a new study...

Fruity fly models of Alzheimer's enable immunotherapy study
http://mnt.to/l/4mpH
Developing treatments that slow, if not halt, the neuronal loss and cognitive decline of Alzheimer's disease (AD) has proven to be a challenge.

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** ANXIETY / STRESS News **

Stressful situations show the head and the heart don't always agree
http://mnt.to/l/4mqW
The head and the heart of people who suffer from high levels of anxiety react to stressful situations differently, researchers at the University of Birmingham have found.

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** ARTHRITIS / RHEUMATOLOGY News **

The adult offspring of parents addicted to drugs or alcohol at greater risk for arthritis
http://mnt.to/l/4mqn
Investigators examined a group of 13,036 adults and found that 20.4 per cent of respondents had been diagnosed with arthritis by a medical professional. Investigators found that 14.

Biologics do not increase cancer risk for rheumatoid arthritis patients
http://mnt.to/l/4mqh
New research suggests that biological therapies (biologics) do not increase the risk of recurrent cancer compared to conventional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs).

Gout isn't always easy to prove: Study finds CT scans help catch cases traditional test misses
http://mnt.to/l/4mqc
Gout is on the rise among U.S. men and women, and this piercingly painful and most common form of inflammatory arthritis is turning out to be more complicated than had been thought.

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** AUTISM News **

'Autism rates soar 30% in 2 years,' CDC say
http://mnt.to/l/4mrL
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1 in 68 children now has autism spectrum disorder - a 30% increase since 2012.

A look inside brain cells offers new clue to autism
http://mnt.to/l/4mpD
The problems people with autism have with memory formation, higher-level thinking and social interactions may be partially attributable to the activity of receptors inside brain cells...

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** BIOLOGY / BIOCHEMISTRY News **

Time, trust and transparency keys to minority biospecimen collection
http://mnt.to/l/4mqS
Blood and tumor specimen collection from cancer patients is critical to research into new, more personally targeted therapies.

The acrobatic motor protein Kif15 could pave the way for new cancer therapies
http://mnt.to/l/4mqp
Researchers at Warwick Medical School have shown for the first time how a protein motor, Kif15, uses acrobatic flexibility to navigate within the mitotic spindle.

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** BLOOD / HEMATOLOGY News **

'Mini heart' may help people with blood flow problems
http://mnt.to/l/4ms2
Relief from chronic venous insufficiency may come in the form of a tiny heart constructed from adult stem cells, which pumps blood through veins with faulty valves.

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** BONES / ORTHOPEDICS News **

Bone loss and inflammation reversed in immune disorder by dental team
http://mnt.to/l/4mpR
Patients with leukocyte adhesion deficiency, or LAD, suffer from frequent bacterial infections, including the severe gum disease known as periodontitis.

New approach to spine surgery dramatically improves safety
http://mnt.to/l/4mpN
A new team approach has improved safety - reducing rates of major complications by two thirds - for complex spinal reconstructive surgery for spinal deformity in adult Group Health patients at...

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** BREAST CANCER News **

Epigenetic machinery hijacked by some breast cancer tumors to evade drug therapy
http://mnt.to/l/4mq6
A breast cancer therapy that blocks estrogen synthesis to activate cancer-killing genes sometimes loses its effectiveness because the cancer takes over epigenetic mechanisms, including permanent...

In mouse model of breast cancer peaches inhibit metastasis
http://mnt.to/l/4mnY
Lab tests at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have shown that treatments with peach extract inhibit breast cancer metastasis in mice.

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** CANCER / ONCOLOGY News **

Time, trust and transparency keys to minority biospecimen collection
http://mnt.to/l/4mqS
Blood and tumor specimen collection from cancer patients is critical to research into new, more personally targeted therapies.

U.S. invasive cancer rates slightly down from 2009 to 2010
http://mnt.to/l/4mqG
Rates of invasive cancer cases among U.S. men and women dropped slightly from 459 per 100,000 persons in 2009 to 446 per 100,000 persons in 2010, according to a study by the Centers for Disease...

Health concerns swirl around electronic cigarettes
http://mnt.to/l/4mqq
With sales of electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigarettes," on the rise and expected to hit $1.

The acrobatic motor protein Kif15 could pave the way for new cancer therapies
http://mnt.to/l/4mqp
Researchers at Warwick Medical School have shown for the first time how a protein motor, Kif15, uses acrobatic flexibility to navigate within the mitotic spindle.

Biologics do not increase cancer risk for rheumatoid arthritis patients
http://mnt.to/l/4mqh
New research suggests that biological therapies (biologics) do not increase the risk of recurrent cancer compared to conventional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs).

Kif15: The acrobatic motor protein that could pave the way for new cancer therapies
http://mnt.to/l/4mq7
Researchers at Warwick Medical School have shown for the first time how a protein motor, Kif15, uses acrobatic flexibility to navigate within the mitotic spindle.

Improved prediction of survival after chemo for liver tumors offered by 3-D MRI scans
http://mnt.to/l/4mq5
In a series of studies involving 140 American men and women with liver tumors, researchers at Johns Hopkins have used specialized 3-D MRI scans to precisely measure living and dying tumor tissue...

Neighboring cells alerted to protect themselves by dying cells in fruit fly
http://mnt.to/l/4mpM
Cells usually self-destruct when irreparable glitches occur in their DNA. Programmed cell death, or apoptosis, helps insure that cells with damaged DNA do not grow and replicate to produce more...

In cancer, resistance and tolerance mechanisms play role as well as infections
http://mnt.to/l/4mpJ
A Stanford University lab whose studies have advanced scientific understanding of resistance and tolerance defense mechanisms to bacterial and viral pathogens has now turned its sights on cancer.

Mood-stabilizing drug may reduce risk of developing head and neck cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mpg
A new study indicates that a commonly used mood stabilizing drug may help prevent head and neck cancer.

Nanotube coating helps shrink mass spectrometers
http://mnt.to/l/4mp3
Nanotechnology is advancing tools likened to Star Trek's "tricorder" that perform on-the-spot chemical analysis for a range of applications including medical testing, explosives detection and...

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** CARDIOVASCULAR / CARDIOLOGY News **

Heart benefits linked to marathon training, researchers say
http://mnt.to/l/4ms8
Middle-aged
male runners were previously regarded as being at high risk for adverse cardiovascular events during marathon running. New research shows improved heart disease risks.

'Mini heart' may help people with blood flow problems
http://mnt.to/l/4ms2
Relief from chronic venous insufficiency may come in the form of a tiny heart constructed from adult stem cells, which pumps blood through veins with faulty valves.

Controlling blood pressure after stroke 'halves risk of recurrence'
http://mnt.to/l/4mrb
Individuals who have had a first stroke can more than halve their risk of a recurrent stroke by consistently controlling their blood pressure, according to a new study.

Research shows gastric surgery halves risk of heart attack in obese people
http://mnt.to/l/4mqk
Obese people who have stomach surgery to help them lose weight will halve their risk of heart attack according to new research from a team of doctors at the University of East Anglia, University...

Repeat sternotomy for aortic valve replacement safe option for octogenarian patients
http://mnt.to/l/4mqg
Surgical aortic valve replacement generally improves patients' symptoms and prolongs survival.

Cellular patterns of contraction in human hearts identified
http://mnt.to/l/4mp4
When Premi Haynes was growing up in Pune, India, she attended Stella Maris High School, an English language convent school founded by Swiss nuns.

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** CLINICAL TRIALS / DRUG TRIALS News **

Phase 1 trial finds ceritinib suppresses growth of both crizotinib-resistant and crizotinib-sensitive lung tumors with manageable side effects
http://mnt.to/l/4mpG
Although the targeted cancer treatment drug crizotinib is very effective in causing rapid regression of a particular form of lung cancer, patients' tumors inevitably become resistant to the drug.

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** COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE / ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE News **

Quality early childhood programs help prevent chronic diseases in later life
http://mnt.to/l/4mr2
Disadvantaged children who attend high-quality early childhood development programs including healthcare and nutrition have significantly improved health as adults, reports a new study.

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** CONFERENCES News **

4th Pharmacovigilance, Risk Management & AER Conference, 6-7 May 2014, Philadelphia
http://mnt.to/l/4mrW
Developing Proactive Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management StrategiesTop Pharmaceutical and Biotech Representatives to Discuss the Current Complexities and Key Challenges in...

WIRED Health, 29 April 2014, London
http://mnt.to/l/4mrS
WIRED Health, a one-day event from WIRED - the authority on the future - will celebrate the visionaries of an industry that is being quickly disrupted by digital technologies and new models.

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** CROHN'S / IBD News **

Intestinal T cell homeostasis disrupted by epigenetic alterations
http://mnt.to/l/4mnW
A precise balance between mature T cell subsets is important for intestinal homeostasis.

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** DENTISTRY News **

Bone loss and inflammation reversed in immune disorder by dental team
http://mnt.to/l/4mpR
Patients with leukocyte adhesion deficiency, or LAD, suffer from frequent bacterial infections, including the severe gum disease known as periodontitis.

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** DIABETES News **

Scientists observe how rotavirus infection can accelerate type 1 diabetes
http://mnt.to/l/4mr8
Previously believed to be caused by a combination of genes and environmental factors, a new study examines how the rotavirus infection accelerates onset of type 1 diabetes.

Mathematical model predicts blood glucose levels 30 minutes later
http://mnt.to/l/4mnZ
A mathematical model created by Penn State researchers can predict with more than 90 percent accuracy the blood glucose levels of individuals with type 1 diabetes up to 30 minutes in advance of...

Diabetes researchers develop a conditionally immortalized human β cell line
http://mnt.to/l/4mnX
Pancreatic β cells maintain glucose homeostasis through storage and release of insulin.

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** EAR, NOSE AND THROAT News **

Mood-stabilizing drug may reduce risk of developing head and neck cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mpg
A new study indicates that a commonly used mood stabilizing drug may help prevent head and neck cancer.

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** ENDOCRINOLOGY News **

Epigenetic machinery hijacked by some breast cancer tumors to evade drug therapy
http://mnt.to/l/4mq6
A breast cancer therapy that blocks estrogen synthesis to activate cancer-killing genes sometimes loses its effectiveness because the cancer takes over epigenetic mechanisms, including permanent...

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** EPILEPSY News **

Similar epilepsy syndromes produced by gene mutations in flies and humans
http://mnt.to/l/4mpK
Four years ago, University of Iowa scientists discovered that mutations in the prickle gene in Drosophila were responsible for much more than merely altering the bristles on the fly's body to...

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** GASTROINTESTINAL / GASTROENTEROLOGY News **

Success of vertical sleeve gastrectomy linked to gut metabolism changes, not stomach size
http://mnt.to/l/4mq8
It's not the size of the stomach that causes weight loss after a specific type of bariatric surgery, but rather a change in the gut metabolism, say researchers from the University of Cincinnati...

Study explains new twist in group cooperation
http://mnt.to/l/4mp7
In many group-living species, high-rank individuals bully their group-mates to get what they want, but their contribution is key to success in conflict with other groups, according to a study...

Intestinal T cell homeostasis disrupted by epigenetic alterations
http://mnt.to/l/4mnW
A precise balance between mature T cell subsets is important for intestinal homeostasis.

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** GENETICS News **

MRI tracking of genes to offer insights into memory and learning
http://mnt.to/l/4mrc
Biological engineers are adapting MRI for small-scale use so they can visualize gene activity inside the brain and see how it controls processes like memory and learning.

New Parkinson's disease chemical messenger discovered
http://mnt.to/l/4mr5
A new chemical messenger that is critical in protecting the brain against Parkinson's disease has been identified by scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation and...

Time, trust and transparency keys to minority biospecimen collection
http://mnt.to/l/4mqS
Blood and tumor specimen collection from cancer patients is critical to research into new, more personally targeted therapies.

Epigenetic machinery hijacked by some breast cancer tumors to evade drug therapy
http://mnt.to/l/4mq6
A breast cancer therapy that blocks estrogen synthesis to activate cancer-killing genes sometimes loses its effectiveness because the cancer takes over epigenetic mechanisms, including permanent...

New atlas points to exact locations to look for the key genetic variants that might map to a disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mq2
A large international consortium of researchers has produced the first comprehensive, detailed map of the way genes work across the major cells and tissues of the human body.

Neighboring cells alerted to protect themselves by dying cells in fruit fly
http://mnt.to/l/4mpM
Cells usually self-destruct when irreparable glitches occur in their DNA. Programmed cell death, or apoptosis, helps insure that cells with damaged DNA do not grow and replicate to produce more...

Gene implicated in inherited muscle diseases
http://mnt.to/l/4mpL
Skeletal muscle cells with unevenly spaced nuclei, or nuclei in the wrong location, are telltale signs of such inherited muscle diseases as Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, which occurs in one...

Similar epilepsy syndromes produced by gene mutations in flies and humans
http://mnt.to/l/4mpK
Four years ago, University of Iowa scientists discovered that mutations in the prickle gene in Drosophila were responsible for much more than merely altering the bristles on the fly's body to...

In cancer, resistance and tolerance mechanisms play role as well as infections
http://mnt.to/l/4mpJ
A Stanford University lab whose studies have advanced scientific understanding of resistance and tolerance defense mechanisms to bacterial and viral pathogens has now turned its sights on cancer.

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** GOUT News **

Gout isn't always easy to prove: Study finds CT scans help catch cases traditional test misses
http://mnt.to/l/4mqc
Gout is on the rise among U.S. men and women, and this piercingly painful and most common form of inflammatory arthritis is turning out to be more complicated than had been thought.

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** HEART DISEASE News **

Heart benefits linked to marathon training, researchers say
http://mnt.to/l/4ms8
Middle-aged
male runners were previously regarded as being at high risk for adverse cardiovascular events during marathon running. New research shows improved heart disease risks.

Cellular patterns of contraction in human hearts identified
http://mnt.to/l/4mp4
When Premi Haynes was growing up in Pune, India, she attended Stella Maris High School, an English language convent school founded by Swiss nuns.

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** HIV / AIDS News **

HIV and hepatitis C vaccines move a step closer with new technique
http://mnt.to/l/4mnT
Plans for a new type of DNA vaccine to protect against the deadly HIV and Hepatitis C viruses have taken an important step forward, with University of Adelaide researchers applying for a patent...

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** HUNTINGTONS DISEASE News **

Amino acid deficiency leads to brain degeneration in Huntington's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mpX
Working with genetically engineered mice, Johns Hopkins neuroscientists report they have identified what they believe is the cause of the vast disintegration of a part of the brain called the...

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** IMMUNE SYSTEM / VACCINES News **

Scientists observe how rotavirus infection can accelerate type 1 diabetes
http://mnt.to/l/4mr8
Previously believed to be caused by a combination of genes and environmental factors, a new study examines how the rotavirus infection accelerates onset of type 1 diabetes.

Scientists gain new insight into brain inflammation during neurodegenerative disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mqj
Scientists at the University of Southampton have been able to provide new insights into the inflammatory reaction that occurs in the brain during neurodegenerative diseases, by studying the...

Protein identified that helps control CMV - a common viral infection
http://mnt.to/l/4mq3
Infectious disease specialists at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center have identified a protein that regulates the body's immune response to cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common pathogen that causes...

New era of lung cancer treatment heralded by immunotherapy data
http://mnt.to/l/4mpW
A new era of lung cancer therapy is close to dawning, using drugs that can prevent tumour cells from evading the immune system, experts have said at the 4th European Lung Cancer Congress.

Bone loss and inflammation reversed in immune disorder by dental team
http://mnt.to/l/4mpR
Patients with leukocyte adhesion deficiency, or LAD, suffer from frequent bacterial infections, including the severe gum disease known as periodontitis.

Fruity fly models of Alzheimer's enable immunotherapy study
http://mnt.to/l/4mpH
Developing treatments that slow, if not halt, the neuronal loss and cognitive decline of Alzheimer's disease (AD) has proven to be a challenge.

Intestinal T cell homeostasis disrupted by epigenetic alterations
http://mnt.to/l/4mnW
A precise balance between mature T cell subsets is important for intestinal homeostasis.

HIV and hepatitis C vaccines move a step closer with new technique
http://mnt.to/l/4mnT
Plans for a new type of DNA vaccine to protect against the deadly HIV and Hepatitis C viruses have taken an important step forward, with University of Adelaide researchers applying for a patent...

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** INFECTIOUS DISEASES / BACTERIA / VIRUSES News **

Scientists observe how rotavirus infection can accelerate type 1 diabetes
http://mnt.to/l/4mr8
Previously believed to be caused by a combination of genes and environmental factors, a new study examines how the rotavirus infection accelerates onset of type 1 diabetes.

Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium expands into Brazil
http://mnt.to/l/4mqB
Brazilian Farmanguinhos, part of Fiocruz, and UK-based Simcyp are reinforcing the international non-profit Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium.

Protein identified that helps control CMV - a common viral infection
http://mnt.to/l/4mq3
Infectious disease specialists at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center have identified a protein that regulates the body's immune response to cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common pathogen that causes...

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

Mathematical model predicts blood glucose levels 30 minutes later
http://mnt.to/l/4mnZ
A mathematical model created by Penn State researchers can predict with more than 90 percent accuracy the blood glucose levels of individuals with type 1 diabetes up to 30 minutes in advance of...

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** LIVER DISEASE / HEPATITIS News **

Improved prediction of survival after chemo for liver tumors offered by 3-D MRI scans
http://mnt.to/l/4mq5
In a series of studies involving 140 American men and women with liver tumors, researchers at Johns Hopkins have used specialized 3-D MRI scans to precisely measure living and dying tumor tissue...

HIV and hepatitis C vaccines move a step closer with new technique
http://mnt.to/l/4mnT
Plans for a new type of DNA vaccine to protect against the deadly HIV and Hepatitis C viruses have taken an important step forward, with University of Adelaide researchers applying for a patent...

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** LUNG CANCER News **

Call for more awareness of sexual dysfunction in lung cancer patients
http://mnt.to/l/4mqm
Many lung cancer patients suffer difficulties with sexual expression and intimacy, yet for too long the topic has been ignored by doctors and researchers, experts have said at the 4th European...

New era of lung cancer treatment heralded by immunotherapy data
http://mnt.to/l/4mpW
A new era of lung cancer therapy is close to dawning, using drugs that can prevent tumour cells from evading the immune system, experts have said at the 4th European Lung Cancer Congress.

Phase 1 trial finds ceritinib suppresses growth of both crizotinib-resistant and crizotinib-sensitive lung tumors with manageable side effects
http://mnt.to/l/4mpG
Although the targeted cancer treatment drug crizotinib is very effective in causing rapid regression of a particular form of lung cancer, patients' tumors inevitably become resistant to the drug.

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** LYMPHOMA / LEUKEMIA / MYELOMA News **

Scientists unravel nerve-cell death in rare children's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mpf
A team of scientists, led by Stuart Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., professor and director of the Neuroscience and Aging Research Center at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham)...

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** MEDICAL DEVICES / DIAGNOSTICS News **

Expert warns of lung disease 'time bomb' in UK
http://mnt.to/l/4mrd
UK incidence of the rare lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is rising at a rate of 5,000 new cases a year, prompting need for urgent action for early diagnosis.

Gout isn't always easy to prove: Study finds CT scans help catch cases traditional test misses
http://mnt.to/l/4mqc
Gout is on the rise among U.S. men and women, and this piercingly painful and most common form of inflammatory arthritis is turning out to be more complicated than had been thought.

Nanotube coating helps shrink mass spectrometers
http://mnt.to/l/4mp3
Nanotechnology is advancing tools likened to Star Trek's "tricorder" that perform on-the-spot chemical analysis for a range of applications including medical testing, explosives detection and...

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** MEDICARE / MEDICAID / SCHIP News **

Uneven progress in expanding state Medicaid coverage for smoking cessation
http://mnt.to/l/4mqM
More smokers would quit if state Medicaid programs covered more cessation treatments and removed barriers to coverage, according to a CDC study published in today's Morbidity and Mortality...

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** MENTAL HEALTH News **

'Autism rates soar 30% in 2 years,' CDC say
http://mnt.to/l/4mrL
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1 in 68 children now has autism spectrum disorder - a 30% increase since 2012.

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** MRI / PET / ULTRASOUND News **

MRI tracking of genes to offer insights into memory and learning
http://mnt.to/l/4mrc
Biological engineers are adapting MRI for small-scale use so they can visualize gene activity inside the brain and see how it controls processes like memory and learning.

Improved prediction of survival after chemo for liver tumors offered by 3-D MRI scans
http://mnt.to/l/4mq5
In a series of studies involving 140 American men and women with liver tumors, researchers at Johns Hopkins have used specialized 3-D MRI scans to precisely measure living and dying tumor tissue...

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** MRSA / DRUG RESISTANCE News **

Multi-drug resistant TB: How is Europe responding to the challenge?
http://mnt.to/l/4mr7
Leading politicians, officials, researchers and civil society organisations convened in Brussels at the launch of European Voice‟s multi-drug resistant (MDR-TB) policy report in the lead up to...

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** MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY / ALS News **

Gene implicated in inherited muscle diseases
http://mnt.to/l/4mpL
Skeletal muscle cells with unevenly spaced nuclei, or nuclei in the wrong location, are telltale signs of such inherited muscle diseases as Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, which occurs in one...

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** NEUROLOGY / NEUROSCIENCE News **

MRI tracking of genes to offer insights into memory and learning
http://mnt.to/l/4mrc
Biological engineers are adapting MRI for small-scale use so they can visualize gene activity inside the brain and see how it controls processes like memory and learning.

New Parkinson's disease chemical messenger discovered
http://mnt.to/l/4mr5
A new chemical messenger that is critical in protecting the brain against Parkinson's disease has been identified by scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation and...

Scientists gain new insight into brain inflammation during neurodegenerative disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mqj
Scientists at the University of Southampton have been able to provide new insights into the inflammatory reaction that occurs in the brain during neurodegenerative diseases, by studying the...

Eye movement when reading could be an early indicator of Alzheimer's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mq4
Researchers have suggested that alterations in eye movements when reading could be linked to impairments in working memory and an early indication of Alzheimer's disease according to a new study...

The brain's mechanism knows when to stop drinking water
http://mnt.to/l/4mpP
Our brains are hardwired to stop us drinking more water than is healthy, according to a new brain imaging study led by The University Of Melbourne and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and...

Scientists unravel nerve-cell death in rare children's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mpf
A team of scientists, led by Stuart Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., professor and director of the Neuroscience and Aging Research Center at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham)...

Chronic brain deficits may be prevented by blood-brain barrier repair after stroke
http://mnt.to/l/4mp6
Following ischemic stroke, the integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which prevents harmful substances such as inflammatory molecules from entering the brain, can be impaired in cerebral...

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** NUTRITION / DIET News **

What are the health benefits of quinoa?
http://mnt.to/l/4ms4
Learn about the health benefits of gluten free grain quinoa, including reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, colon cancer and obesity.

Quality early childhood programs help prevent chronic diseases in later life
http://mnt.to/l/4mr2
Disadvantaged children who attend high-quality early childhood development programs including healthcare and nutrition have significantly improved health as adults, reports a new study.

Cutting sugary drink consumption by teens boosts water consumption
http://mnt.to/l/4mqb
A new study shows that teenagers can be persuaded to cut back on sugary soft drinks - especially with a little help from their friends.

In mouse model of breast cancer peaches inhibit metastasis
http://mnt.to/l/4mnY
Lab tests at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have shown that treatments with peach extract inhibit breast cancer metastasis in mice.

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** OBESITY / WEIGHT LOSS / FITNESS News **

Research shows gastric surgery halves risk of heart attack in obese people
http://mnt.to/l/4mqk
Obese people who have stomach surgery to help them lose weight will halve their risk of heart attack according to new research from a team of doctors at the University of East Anglia, University...

Cutting sugary drink consumption by teens boosts water consumption
http://mnt.to/l/4mqb
A new study shows that teenagers can be persuaded to cut back on sugary soft drinks - especially with a little help from their friends.

Success of vertical sleeve gastrectomy linked to gut metabolism changes, not stomach size
http://mnt.to/l/4mq8
It's not the size of the stomach that causes weight loss after a specific type of bariatric surgery, but rather a change in the gut metabolism, say researchers from the University of Cincinnati...

Overweight teens at increased risk for early death
http://mnt.to/l/4mpS
Although people live longer today than they did 50 years ago, people who were overweight and obese as teenagers aren't experiencing the same gains as other segments of the population, according...

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** PARKINSON'S DISEASE News **

New Parkinson's disease chemical messenger discovered
http://mnt.to/l/4mr5
A new chemical messenger that is critical in protecting the brain against Parkinson's disease has been identified by scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation and...

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** PEDIATRICS / CHILDREN'S HEALTH News **

'Autism rates soar 30% in 2 years,' CDC say
http://mnt.to/l/4mrL
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1 in 68 children now has autism spectrum disorder - a 30% increase since 2012.

Quality early childhood programs help prevent chronic diseases in later life
http://mnt.to/l/4mr2
Disadvantaged children who attend high-quality early childhood development programs including healthcare and nutrition have significantly improved health as adults, reports a new study.

Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium expands into Brazil
http://mnt.to/l/4mqB
Brazilian Farmanguinhos, part of Fiocruz, and UK-based Simcyp are reinforcing the international non-profit Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium.

Cutting sugary drink consumption by teens boosts water consumption
http://mnt.to/l/4mqb
A new study shows that teenagers can be persuaded to cut back on sugary soft drinks - especially with a little help from their friends.

Protein identified that helps control CMV - a common viral infection
http://mnt.to/l/4mq3
Infectious disease specialists at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center have identified a protein that regulates the body's immune response to cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common pathogen that causes...

Overweight teens at increased risk for early death
http://mnt.to/l/4mpS
Although people live longer today than they did 50 years ago, people who were overweight and obese as teenagers aren't experiencing the same gains as other segments of the population, according...

Gene implicated in inherited muscle diseases
http://mnt.to/l/4mpL
Skeletal muscle cells with unevenly spaced nuclei, or nuclei in the wrong location, are telltale signs of such inherited muscle diseases as Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, which occurs in one...

Scientists unravel nerve-cell death in rare children's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mpf
A team of scientists, led by Stuart Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., professor and director of the Neuroscience and Aging Research Center at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham)...

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** PHARMA INDUSTRY / BIOTECH INDUSTRY News **

Surrogate organ system developed for toxicity testing could reduce need for animal drug tests
http://mnt.to/l/4mpQ
Creating surrogate human organs, coupled with insights from highly sensitive mass spectrometry technologies, a new project is on the brink of revolutionizing the way we screen new drugs and...

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** PREGNANCY / OBSTETRICS News **

Decline in preterm births and asthma linked with smoking bans
http://mnt.to/l/4mpr
The first analysis to assess the impact of smoking bans on children's health reveals that introduction of smoke-free laws is linked with decreased rates of preterm births.

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** PREVENTIVE MEDICINE News **

Mathematical model predicts blood glucose levels 30 minutes later
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A mathematical model created by Penn State researchers can predict with more than 90 percent accuracy the blood glucose levels of individuals with type 1 diabetes up to 30 minutes in advance of...

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** PRIMARY CARE / GENERAL PRACTICE News **

Call for more awareness of sexual dysfunction in lung cancer patients
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Many lung cancer patients suffer difficulties with sexual expression and intimacy, yet for too long the topic has been ignored by doctors and researchers, experts have said at the 4th European...

Nanotube coating helps shrink mass spectrometers
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Nanotechnology is advancing tools likened to Star Trek's "tricorder" that perform on-the-spot chemical analysis for a range of applications including medical testing, explosives detection and...

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** PSYCHOLOGY / PSYCHIATRY News **

Stressful situations show the head and the heart don't always agree
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The head and the heart of people who suffer from high levels of anxiety react to stressful situations differently, researchers at the University of Birmingham have found.

Mass participation experiment reveals how to create the perfect dream
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Psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman from the University of Hertfordshire announces the results of a two-year study into dream control.

Mood-stabilizing drug may reduce risk of developing head and neck cancer
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A new study indicates that a commonly used mood stabilizing drug may help prevent head and neck cancer.

Study explains new twist in group cooperation
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In many group-living species, high-rank individuals bully their group-mates to get what they want, but their contribution is key to success in conflict with other groups, according to a study...

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** PUBLIC HEALTH News **

U.S. invasive cancer rates slightly down from 2009 to 2010
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Rates of invasive cancer cases among U.S. men and women dropped slightly from 459 per 100,000 persons in 2009 to 446 per 100,000 persons in 2010, according to a study by the Centers for Disease...

Health concerns swirl around electronic cigarettes
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With sales of electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigarettes," on the rise and expected to hit $1.

No increase in crime recorded following legalization of medical marijuana
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The legalization of medical marijuana has sparked debate across the nation for decades.

Too-restricted hours may work for some residents, but not for surgical residents
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Strictly limiting the number of hours surgical residents can work has not improved patient outcomes but may have increased complications for some patients and led to higher failure rates on...

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** RADIOLOGY / NUCLEAR MEDICINE News **

Neighboring cells alerted to protect themselves by dying cells in fruit fly
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Cells usually self-destruct when irreparable glitches occur in their DNA. Programmed cell death, or apoptosis, helps insure that cells with damaged DNA do not grow and replicate to produce more...

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** RESPIRATORY / ASTHMA News **

Expert warns of lung disease 'time bomb' in UK
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UK incidence of the rare lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is rising at a rate of 5,000 new cases a year, prompting need for urgent action for early diagnosis.

Decline in preterm births and asthma linked with smoking bans
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The first analysis to assess the impact of smoking bans on children's health reveals that introduction of smoke-free laws is linked with decreased rates of preterm births.

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** SCHIZOPHRENIA News **

The brain's mechanism knows when to stop drinking water
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Our brains are hardwired to stop us drinking more water than is healthy, according to a new brain imaging study led by The University Of Melbourne and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and...

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** SENIORS / AGING News **

Repeat sternotomy for aortic valve replacement safe option for octogenarian patients
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Surgical aortic valve replacement generally improves patients' symptoms and prolongs survival.

Overweight teens at increased risk for early death
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Although people live longer today than they did 50 years ago, people who were overweight and obese as teenagers aren't experiencing the same gains as other segments of the population, according...

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** SEXUAL HEALTH / STDS News **

Call for more awareness of sexual dysfunction in lung cancer patients
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Many lung cancer patients suffer difficulties with sexual expression and intimacy, yet for too long the topic has been ignored by doctors and researchers, experts have said at the 4th European...

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** SLEEP / SLEEP DISORDERS / INSOMNIA News **

Mass participation experiment reveals how to create the perfect dream
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Psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman from the University of Hertfordshire announces the results of a two-year study into dream control.

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** SMOKING / QUIT SMOKING News **

Uneven progress in expanding state Medicaid coverage for smoking cessation
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More smokers would quit if state Medicaid programs covered more cessation treatments and removed barriers to coverage, according to a CDC study published in today's Morbidity and Mortality...

Health concerns swirl around electronic cigarettes
http://mnt.to/l/4mqq
With sales of electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigarettes," on the rise and expected to hit $1.

Decline in preterm births and asthma linked with smoking bans
http://mnt.to/l/4mpr
The first analysis to assess the impact of smoking bans on children's health reveals that introduction of smoke-free laws is linked with decreased rates of preterm births.

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** SPORTS MEDICINE / FITNESS News **

Heart benefits linked to marathon training, researchers say
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Middle-aged
male runners were previously regarded as being at high risk for adverse cardiovascular events during marathon running. New research shows improved heart disease risks.

The brain's mechanism knows when to stop drinking water
http://mnt.to/l/4mpP
Our brains are hardwired to stop us drinking more water than is healthy, according to a new brain imaging study led by The University Of Melbourne and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and...

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** STEM CELL RESEARCH News **

'Mini heart' may help people with blood flow problems
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Relief from chronic venous insufficiency may come in the form of a tiny heart constructed from adult stem cells, which pumps blood through veins with faulty valves.

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** STROKE News **

Controlling blood pressure after stroke 'halves risk of recurrence'
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Individuals who have had a first stroke can more than halve their risk of a recurrent stroke by consistently controlling their blood pressure, according to a new study.

Long-term brain damage caused by stroke could be reduced by cell-saving drugs
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Long-term
brain damage caused by stroke could be reduced by saving cells called pericytes that control blood flow in capillaries, reports a new study led by scientists from UCL (University...

Chronic brain deficits may be prevented by blood-brain barrier repair after stroke
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Following ischemic stroke, the integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which prevents harmful substances such as inflammatory molecules from entering the brain, can be impaired in cerebral...

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** TROPICAL DISEASES News **

Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium expands into Brazil
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Brazilian Farmanguinhos, part of Fiocruz, and UK-based Simcyp are reinforcing the international non-profit Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium.

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** TUBERCULOSIS News **

Multi-drug resistant TB: How is Europe responding to the challenge?
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Leading politicians, officials, researchers and civil society organisations convened in Brussels at the launch of European Voice‟s multi-drug resistant (MDR-TB) policy report in the lead up to...

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