Medical News Today daily newsletter - 30 March 2014

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** AID / DISASTERS News **

Link discovered between clusters of 'broken hearts' and massive natural disasters
http://mnt.to/l/4mqN
Dramatic spikes in cases of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also called broken heart syndrome, were found in two states after major natural disasters, suggesting the stress of disasters as a likely...

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** ALCOHOL / ADDICTION / ILLEGAL DRUGS News **

College-aged drug users 'have impaired brain activity' linked to anticipation
http://mnt.to/l/4msL
College-aged
students who occasionally use stimulant drugs have impaired brain activity in areas linked to anticipation, which may put them at higher risk of drug addiction.

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** ANXIETY / STRESS News **

Link discovered between clusters of 'broken hearts' and massive natural disasters
http://mnt.to/l/4mqN
Dramatic spikes in cases of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also called broken heart syndrome, were found in two states after major natural disasters, suggesting the stress of disasters as a likely...

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** CANCER / ONCOLOGY News **

Study reveals less invasive technique for vulvar cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mqK
A team of researchers from Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island's Program in Women's Oncology and Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine commanded a national stage to present the...

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** CARDIOVASCULAR / CARDIOLOGY News **

Cardiovascular disease, related deaths drop after Michigan implements public smoking ban
http://mnt.to/l/4mqT
A new study on the impact of Michigan's statewide smoking ban adds to mounting evidence that policies prohibiting tobacco smoking in workplaces and other public spaces may substantially improve...

Gender differences in how the heart responds to exercise: findings challenge a long-held formula for peak heart rate
http://mnt.to/l/4mqR
The formula for peak exercise heart rate that doctors have used for decades in tests to diagnose heart conditions may be flawed because it does not account for differences between men and women...

Seasonal fluctuations in cholesterol levels
http://mnt.to/l/4mqQ
Cholesterol levels fluctuate based on the time of year with more unfavorable lipid profiles seen in the colder months, a trend that may be driven by related behavior changes, according to...

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** CHOLESTEROL News **

Seasonal fluctuations in cholesterol levels
http://mnt.to/l/4mqQ
Cholesterol levels fluctuate based on the time of year with more unfavorable lipid profiles seen in the colder months, a trend that may be driven by related behavior changes, according to...

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** DIABETES News **

Strong association between Mediterranean diet and lower risk of diabetes
http://mnt.to/l/4mqP
Adoption of a Mediterranean diet is linked to a lower risk of diabetes, especially among people at high risk for cardiovascular disease, according to research presented at the American College...

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** HEART DISEASE News **

Cardiovascular disease, related deaths drop after Michigan implements public smoking ban
http://mnt.to/l/4mqT
A new study on the impact of Michigan's statewide smoking ban adds to mounting evidence that policies prohibiting tobacco smoking in workplaces and other public spaces may substantially improve...

Link discovered between clusters of 'broken hearts' and massive natural disasters
http://mnt.to/l/4mqN
Dramatic spikes in cases of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also called broken heart syndrome, were found in two states after major natural disasters, suggesting the stress of disasters as a likely...

Patients with vitamin D deficiency at greater risk for more severe heart disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mqL
Vitamin D deficiency is an independent risk factor for heart disease with lower levels of vitamin D being associated with a higher presence and severity of coronary artery disease, according to...

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** LUNG CANCER News **

Unnecessary lung surgeries halved by preoperative PET
http://mnt.to/l/4mqJ
New quantitative data suggests that 30 percent of the surgeries performed for non-small cell lung cancer patients in a community-wide clinical study were deemed unnecessary.

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** MRI / PET / ULTRASOUND News **

Unnecessary lung surgeries halved by preoperative PET
http://mnt.to/l/4mqJ
New quantitative data suggests that 30 percent of the surgeries performed for non-small cell lung cancer patients in a community-wide clinical study were deemed unnecessary.

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** NEUROLOGY / NEUROSCIENCE News **

College-aged drug users 'have impaired brain activity' linked to anticipation
http://mnt.to/l/4msL
College-aged
students who occasionally use stimulant drugs have impaired brain activity in areas linked to anticipation, which may put them at higher risk of drug addiction.

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** NUTRITION / DIET News **

Cereal flake size can influence your calorie intake, researchers warn
http://mnt.to/l/4msG
The volume-based nature of nutritional guidelines is challenged in a new study that demonstrates how it is possible to consume more calories in smaller servings of cereal.

Strong association between Mediterranean diet and lower risk of diabetes
http://mnt.to/l/4mqP
Adoption of a Mediterranean diet is linked to a lower risk of diabetes, especially among people at high risk for cardiovascular disease, according to research presented at the American College...

Patients with vitamin D deficiency at greater risk for more severe heart disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mqL
Vitamin D deficiency is an independent risk factor for heart disease with lower levels of vitamin D being associated with a higher presence and severity of coronary artery disease, according to...

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** OBESITY / WEIGHT LOSS / FITNESS News **

Cereal flake size can influence your calorie intake, researchers warn
http://mnt.to/l/4msG
The volume-based nature of nutritional guidelines is challenged in a new study that demonstrates how it is possible to consume more calories in smaller servings of cereal.

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** PEDIATRICS / CHILDREN'S HEALTH News **

Closure of coal plant in China led to improvements in children's health
http://mnt.to/l/4mqH
Decreased exposure to air pollution in utero is linked with improved childhood developmental scores and higher levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a key protein for brain...

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** PREGNANCY / OBSTETRICS News **

Closure of coal plant in China led to improvements in children's health
http://mnt.to/l/4mqH
Decreased exposure to air pollution in utero is linked with improved childhood developmental scores and higher levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a key protein for brain...

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** RESPIRATORY / ASTHMA News **

Hospital readmission for asthma increased by air pollution from traffic
http://mnt.to/l/4mqV
Higher exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) dramatically increases the odds of readmission to the hospital for asthma - but only for white children, according to a new Cincinnati...

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** SMOKING / QUIT SMOKING News **

Cardiovascular disease, related deaths drop after Michigan implements public smoking ban
http://mnt.to/l/4mqT
A new study on the impact of Michigan's statewide smoking ban adds to mounting evidence that policies prohibiting tobacco smoking in workplaces and other public spaces may substantially improve...

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** SPORTS MEDICINE / FITNESS News **

Gender differences in how the heart responds to exercise: findings challenge a long-held formula for peak heart rate
http://mnt.to/l/4mqR
The formula for peak exercise heart rate that doctors have used for decades in tests to diagnose heart conditions may be flawed because it does not account for differences between men and women...

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** WATER - AIR QUALITY / AGRICULTURE News **

Hospital readmission for asthma increased by air pollution from traffic
http://mnt.to/l/4mqV
Higher exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) dramatically increases the odds of readmission to the hospital for asthma - but only for white children, according to a new Cincinnati...

Closure of coal plant in China led to improvements in children's health
http://mnt.to/l/4mqH
Decreased exposure to air pollution in utero is linked with improved childhood developmental scores and higher levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a key protein for brain...

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** WOMEN'S HEALTH / GYNECOLOGY News **

Study reveals less invasive technique for vulvar cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mqK
A team of researchers from Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island's Program in Women's Oncology and Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine commanded a national stage to present the...

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