Medical News Today daily newsletter - 10 April 2014

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** ALCOHOL / ADDICTION / ILLEGAL DRUGS News **

Postural stability can be affected by chronic smoking
http://mnt.to/l/4mFK
Chronic cigarette smoking has a high co-occurrence with alcohol use disorders, and roughly 60 to 90 percent of alcohol dependent (AD) individuals seeking treatment are chronic smokers.

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** ALZHEIMER'S / DEMENTIA News **

Why is there an inverse association between cancer and Alzheimer's?
http://mnt.to/l/4mHS
Previous studies have found that people with memory and thinking problems may be less likely to die from cancer. But why? New research from Spain investigates.

New dementia care models to improve care for older adults with Alzheimer's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mFN
The number of older adults with dementia in the United States is forecast to more than double over the next 40 years.

Likely connection between white matter and cognitive health
http://mnt.to/l/4mFr
A multidisciplinary group of scientists from the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky have identified an interesting connection between the health of the brain tissue that...

Presymptomatic diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease will alter life with a 'brain at risk'
http://mnt.to/l/4mFq
How will we, as individuals, and a society, live with brains at risk for Alzheimer's disease dementia?

Caring for grandkids once a week keeps grandmas sharp
http://mnt.to/l/4mFj
Taking care of grandchildren one day a week helps keep grandmothers mentally sharp, finds a study from the Women's Healthy Aging Project study in Australia, published online in Menopause, the...

Working memory boosted by green tea
http://mnt.to/l/4mDY
Green tea is said to have many putative positive effects on health. Now, researchers at the University of Basel are reporting first evidence that green tea extract enhances the cognitive...

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** ANXIETY / STRESS News **

Higher blood pressure is linked to a lower tendency to worry
http://mnt.to/l/4mGp
Blood pressure modulates a person's tendency to worry and can be associated with a "tranquilising" effect when elevated.

Life-altering events in poor neighborhoods lead to anxiety, depression, host of health problems
http://mnt.to/l/4mFF
Residents of poorer Chicago neighborhoods are more likely to suffer terrible life events -- and their health suffers as a result, according to a new Duke University study.

Using light to switch off anxiety
http://mnt.to/l/4mF2
Receptors for the messenger molecule serotonin can be modified in such a way that they can be activated by light.

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** BIOLOGY / BIOCHEMISTRY News **

New agents may revitalize antibiotics to fight superbugs
http://mnt.to/l/4mGJ
Scientists may have found agents that overcome drug resistance by helping conventional antibiotics like penicillin to resist the enzymes that superbugs produce to undermine them.

Higher blood pressure is linked to a lower tendency to worry
http://mnt.to/l/4mGp
Blood pressure modulates a person's tendency to worry and can be associated with a "tranquilising" effect when elevated.

Identification of <em>pelo</em>, a host gene needed for efficient virus production
http://mnt.to/l/4mFS
Viruses have limited genetic and cellular materials, and often depend on hijacking resources (for example, nutrients and basic cellular machinery) from their hosts to survive, multiply, and...

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** BLOOD / HEMATOLOGY News **

Researchers develop novel molecular blood group typing technique
http://mnt.to/l/4mGB
Scientists in France have designed a new system for molecular blood group typing that offers blood banks the possibility of extensive screening of blood donors at a relatively low cost.

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** BREAST CANCER News **

Trial identifies breast cancer patients likely to benefit from experimental drug
http://mnt.to/l/4mFp
In an innovative clinical trial led by UC San Francisco, the experimental drug neratinib along with standard chemotherapy was found to be a beneficial treatment for some women with newly...

Indication of major added benefit for trastuzumab emtansine in metastatic breast cancer with previous anthracycline therapy
http://mnt.to/l/4mF4
Added benefit not proven in three further subpopulations because appropriate comparator therapies were not implementedThe antibody-drug conjugate trastuzumab emtansine (trade name: Kadcyla)...

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** CANCER / ONCOLOGY News **

Why is there an inverse association between cancer and Alzheimer's?
http://mnt.to/l/4mHS
Previous studies have found that people with memory and thinking problems may be less likely to die from cancer. But why? New research from Spain investigates.

Cetuximab used with chemotherapy to treat advanced colorectal cancer may result in more rapid cancer progression
http://mnt.to/l/4mGh
Research from the University of Southampton has shown a drug, used in combination with chemotherapy to treat advanced colorectal cancer, is not effective in some settings, and indeed may...

Radiation therapy for brain cancer may be improved by Blocking DNA repair mechanisms
http://mnt.to/l/4mG2
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have demonstrated in both cancer cell lines and in mice that blocking critical DNA repair mechanisms could improve the effectiveness of radiation...

The process identified in which heat shock protein 90 contributes to metastases in ovarian cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mFz
By incapacitating the activities of a protein that guides other proteins to fold into a stable shapes, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers shut off the spigot for two proteases that help ovarian...

Biomarkers in HPV negative squamous-cell carcinomas of the head and neck could help determine potential treatment options
http://mnt.to/l/4mFy
A quartet of proteins that play critical roles in cell replication, cell death, and DNA repair could lead to better targets for therapy against treatment-resistant head-and-neck squamous cell...

Five variants produced by well-known cancer gene NRAS
http://mnt.to/l/4mFt
A new study shows that a gene discovered 30 years ago and now known to play a fundamental role in cancer development produces five different gene variants (called isoforms), rather than just the...

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** CARDIOVASCULAR / CARDIOLOGY News **

Periodontal disease associated with cardiovascular risk in large multicentre study
http://mnt.to/l/4mFW
Periodontal disorders such as tooth loss and gingivitis have been identified as a potential risk marker for cardiovascular disease in a large study reported April 9, 2014.

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** CAREGIVERS / HOMECARE News **

New dementia care models to improve care for older adults with Alzheimer's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mFN
The number of older adults with dementia in the United States is forecast to more than double over the next 40 years.

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** CERVICAL CANCER / HPV VACCINE News **

Biomarkers in HPV negative squamous-cell carcinomas of the head and neck could help determine potential treatment options
http://mnt.to/l/4mFy
A quartet of proteins that play critical roles in cell replication, cell death, and DNA repair could lead to better targets for therapy against treatment-resistant head-and-neck squamous cell...

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** CLINICAL TRIALS / DRUG TRIALS News **

UCSF launches groundbreaking online registry to drive brain disease research
http://mnt.to/l/4mGy
A new online project led by researchers at UC San Francisco promises to dramatically cut the time and cost of conducting clinical trials for brain diseases, while also helping scientists...

Tamiflu and Relenza review questions effectiveness against flu
http://mnt.to/l/4mDZ
After years of trying to gain access to clinical trial data for influenza antivirals, researchers have reviewed such data and found that the drugs are not as effective as claimed.

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** COLORECTAL CANCER News **

Cetuximab used with chemotherapy to treat advanced colorectal cancer may result in more rapid cancer progression
http://mnt.to/l/4mGh
Research from the University of Southampton has shown a drug, used in combination with chemotherapy to treat advanced colorectal cancer, is not effective in some settings, and indeed may...

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** COMPLIANCE News **

Antidepressant adherence for diabetes patients improves with good provider communication
http://mnt.to/l/4mFd
Adult patients with diabetes who trust their medical provider and feel included in treatment decisions are significantly more likely to take and maintain a newly prescribed antidepressant...

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** COPD News **

Physical activity associated with lower rates of
 hospital readmission in patients with pulmonary disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mGt
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who participated in any level of moderate to vigorous physical activity had a lower risk of hospital readmission within 30 days...

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** DENTISTRY News **

Periodontal disease associated with cardiovascular risk in large multicentre study
http://mnt.to/l/4mFW
Periodontal disorders such as tooth loss and gingivitis have been identified as a potential risk marker for cardiovascular disease in a large study reported April 9, 2014.

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** DEPRESSION News **

Life-altering events in poor neighborhoods lead to anxiety, depression, host of health problems
http://mnt.to/l/4mFF
Residents of poorer Chicago neighborhoods are more likely to suffer terrible life events -- and their health suffers as a result, according to a new Duke University study.

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** DIABETES News **

By mimicking a low-carb diet, glucosamine promotes longevity
http://mnt.to/l/4mFD
Life-prolonging
effect of a commonly used food supplement in worms and miceGlucosamine has been freely available in drugstores for many decades.

The high diabetes rates in Peel, Ontario due partly to neighbourhood planning, ethnic backgrounds
http://mnt.to/l/4mFv
According to researchers at St. Michael's Hospital, there are two significant reasons why Peel has one of the highest rates of diabetes in Ontario: neighbourhood design that discourages walking...

Antidepressant adherence for diabetes patients improves with good provider communication
http://mnt.to/l/4mFd
Adult patients with diabetes who trust their medical provider and feel included in treatment decisions are significantly more likely to take and maintain a newly prescribed antidepressant...

Hypoglycemia could be extended by common diabetes treatment
http://mnt.to/l/4mFb
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered that a common treatment for people with type 2 diabetes could cause longer-than-normal periods of the low blood sugar reaction...

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** EAR, NOSE AND THROAT News **

Why auditory pitch and spatial elevation get high together
http://mnt.to/l/4mFY
Have you ever wondered why most natural languages invariably use the same spatial attributes - high versus low - to describe auditory pitch?

Biomarkers in HPV negative squamous-cell carcinomas of the head and neck could help determine potential treatment options
http://mnt.to/l/4mFy
A quartet of proteins that play critical roles in cell replication, cell death, and DNA repair could lead to better targets for therapy against treatment-resistant head-and-neck squamous cell...

Bacteria buildup in human noses promoted by antimicrobial from soaps
http://mnt.to/l/4mFn
An antimicrobial agent found in common household soaps, shampoos and toothpastes may be finding its way inside human noses where it promotes the colonization of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria...

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** FERTILITY News **

Aspirin may help women with recent pregnancy loss conceive and have a baby
http://mnt.to/l/4mGK
New trial finds that low dose aspirin does not prevent pregnancy loss in all women who have recently miscarried, but did increase chance of conception and live birth for some.

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** FLU / COLD / SARS News **

Droplets from coughs and sneezes travel farther than you think
http://mnt.to/l/4mGz
Researchers from MIT have found that droplets from coughs and sneezes travel up to 200 times farther than previously estimated, thanks to 'gas clouds.'

Tamiflu and Relenza review questions effectiveness against flu
http://mnt.to/l/4mDZ
After years of trying to gain access to clinical trial data for influenza antivirals, researchers have reviewed such data and found that the drugs are not as effective as claimed.

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** GASTROINTESTINAL / GASTROENTEROLOGY News **

Improved quality of life and lower societal costs achievable with new care pathway for incontinence
http://mnt.to/l/4mGv
A major new study which reveals that healthcare providers could improve patient dignity and save millions if they adopt the right approach to continence care will be launched at the 5th Global...

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** GENETICS News **

Identification of <em>pelo</em>, a host gene needed for efficient virus production
http://mnt.to/l/4mFS
Viruses have limited genetic and cellular materials, and often depend on hijacking resources (for example, nutrients and basic cellular machinery) from their hosts to survive, multiply, and...

Five variants produced by well-known cancer gene NRAS
http://mnt.to/l/4mFt
A new study shows that a gene discovered 30 years ago and now known to play a fundamental role in cancer development produces five different gene variants (called isoforms), rather than just the...

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** HEART DISEASE News **

Periodontal disease associated with cardiovascular risk in large multicentre study
http://mnt.to/l/4mFW
Periodontal disorders such as tooth loss and gingivitis have been identified as a potential risk marker for cardiovascular disease in a large study reported April 9, 2014.

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** HUNTINGTONS DISEASE News **

Discovery of an important role of the basal ganglia in vocal learning across species
http://mnt.to/l/4mG6
When you throw a wild pitch or sing a flat note, it could be that your basal ganglia made you do it. This area in the middle of the brain is involved in motor control and learning.

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** INFECTIOUS DISEASES / BACTERIA / VIRUSES News **

New agents may revitalize antibiotics to fight superbugs
http://mnt.to/l/4mGJ
Scientists may have found agents that overcome drug resistance by helping conventional antibiotics like penicillin to resist the enzymes that superbugs produce to undermine them.

Droplets from coughs and sneezes travel farther than you think
http://mnt.to/l/4mGz
Researchers from MIT have found that droplets from coughs and sneezes travel up to 200 times farther than previously estimated, thanks to 'gas clouds.'

Identification of <em>pelo</em>, a host gene needed for efficient virus production
http://mnt.to/l/4mFS
Viruses have limited genetic and cellular materials, and often depend on hijacking resources (for example, nutrients and basic cellular machinery) from their hosts to survive, multiply, and...

Practices to reduce prevalence of catheter-associated UTIs
http://mnt.to/l/4mFL
New expert guidance highlights strategies for implementing and prioritizing efforts to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in hospitals.

Genetic trigger found for RSV-induced infant hospitalizations
http://mnt.to/l/4mFC
Researchers at UNC School of Medicine have pinpointed a viral protein that plays a major role in making respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) the most common cause of hospitalization in children...

Bacteria buildup in human noses promoted by antimicrobial from soaps
http://mnt.to/l/4mFn
An antimicrobial agent found in common household soaps, shampoos and toothpastes may be finding its way inside human noses where it promotes the colonization of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria...

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

UCSF launches groundbreaking online registry to drive brain disease research
http://mnt.to/l/4mGy
A new online project led by researchers at UC San Francisco promises to dramatically cut the time and cost of conducting clinical trials for brain diseases, while also helping scientists...

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** MEDICAL DEVICES / DIAGNOSTICS News **

Hybrid technology could make Star Trek-style tricorder a reality
http://mnt.to/l/4mGH
Scientists at the University of Southampton are aiming to develop a handheld testing device to provide same day diagnosis from a patient's bedside.

Researchers develop novel molecular blood group typing technique
http://mnt.to/l/4mGB
Scientists in France have designed a new system for molecular blood group typing that offers blood banks the possibility of extensive screening of blood donors at a relatively low cost.

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** MENOPAUSE News **

Caring for grandkids once a week keeps grandmas sharp
http://mnt.to/l/4mFj
Taking care of grandchildren one day a week helps keep grandmothers mentally sharp, finds a study from the Women's Healthy Aging Project study in Australia, published online in Menopause, the...

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** MRSA / DRUG RESISTANCE News **

New agents may revitalize antibiotics to fight superbugs
http://mnt.to/l/4mGJ
Scientists may have found agents that overcome drug resistance by helping conventional antibiotics like penicillin to resist the enzymes that superbugs produce to undermine them.

Could genome sequencing of MRSA allow doctors to gauge strain severity?
http://mnt.to/l/4mGx
MRSA varies greatly in toxicity from case to case, which makes prescribing appropriate individual treatment challenging. Could whole genome sequencing help doctors assess toxicity?

Food preparation areas are a source of multi-drug resistant bacteria
http://mnt.to/l/4mFM
After handling raw poultry, hands of food preparers and cutting boards remain a source of transmission for multi-drug resistant bacteria, such as E.

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** NEUROLOGY / NEUROSCIENCE News **

Research shows that a human protein may trigger Parkinson's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mGD
A research led by the Research Institute Vall d'Hebron (VHIR), in which the University of Valencia participated, has shown that pathological forms of the α-synuclein protein present in...

UCSF launches groundbreaking online registry to drive brain disease research
http://mnt.to/l/4mGy
A new online project led by researchers at UC San Francisco promises to dramatically cut the time and cost of conducting clinical trials for brain diseases, while also helping scientists...

Discovery of an important role of the basal ganglia in vocal learning across species
http://mnt.to/l/4mG6
When you throw a wild pitch or sing a flat note, it could be that your basal ganglia made you do it. This area in the middle of the brain is involved in motor control and learning.

Radiation therapy for brain cancer may be improved by Blocking DNA repair mechanisms
http://mnt.to/l/4mG2
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have demonstrated in both cancer cell lines and in mice that blocking critical DNA repair mechanisms could improve the effectiveness of radiation...

Animal study highlights importance of brain activity during sleep for memory accuracy, strength
http://mnt.to/l/4mFZ
New research appearing in the Journal of Neuroscience highlights the important role sleep plays in strengthening and maintaining the accuracy of a memory and hints at why the brain shuts out...

Why auditory pitch and spatial elevation get high together
http://mnt.to/l/4mFY
Have you ever wondered why most natural languages invariably use the same spatial attributes - high versus low - to describe auditory pitch?

Likely connection between white matter and cognitive health
http://mnt.to/l/4mFr
A multidisciplinary group of scientists from the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky have identified an interesting connection between the health of the brain tissue that...

Sleep's vital role for memory, from learning in infancy to planning ahead in adulthood
http://mnt.to/l/4mFm
Babies and young children make giant developmental leaps all of the time. Sometimes, it seems, even overnight they figure out how to recognize certain shapes or what the word "no" means no...

Using light to switch off anxiety
http://mnt.to/l/4mF2
Receptors for the messenger molecule serotonin can be modified in such a way that they can be activated by light.

When we watch a movie, our brains react to it immediately in a way similar to other people's brains
http://mnt.to/l/4mDW
Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have succeeded in developing a method fast enough to observe immediate changes in the function of the brain even when watching a movie.

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** NURSING / MIDWIFERY News **

Practices to reduce prevalence of catheter-associated UTIs
http://mnt.to/l/4mFL
New expert guidance highlights strategies for implementing and prioritizing efforts to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in hospitals.

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** NUTRITION / DIET News **

By mimicking a low-carb diet, glucosamine promotes longevity
http://mnt.to/l/4mFD
Life-prolonging
effect of a commonly used food supplement in worms and miceGlucosamine has been freely available in drugstores for many decades.

Food insecurity for children can be reduced if fathers stay involved
http://mnt.to/l/4mF7
Fathers who don't live with their children can actually lower their son's or daughter's risk of not having enough food by just maintaining involvement in the child's life.

Working memory boosted by green tea
http://mnt.to/l/4mDY
Green tea is said to have many putative positive effects on health. Now, researchers at the University of Basel are reporting first evidence that green tea extract enhances the cognitive...

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** OBESITY / WEIGHT LOSS / FITNESS News **

Physical activity associated with lower rates of
 hospital readmission in patients with pulmonary disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mGt
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who participated in any level of moderate to vigorous physical activity had a lower risk of hospital readmission within 30 days...

The mortality risks of being overweight or obese are underestimated
http://mnt.to/l/4mFs
New research by Andrew Stokes, a doctoral student in demography and sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, suggests that many obesity studies...

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** OVARIAN CANCER News **

The process identified in which heat shock protein 90 contributes to metastases in ovarian cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mFz
By incapacitating the activities of a protein that guides other proteins to fold into a stable shapes, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers shut off the spigot for two proteases that help ovarian...

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** PARKINSON'S DISEASE News **

Research shows that a human protein may trigger Parkinson's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mGD
A research led by the Research Institute Vall d'Hebron (VHIR), in which the University of Valencia participated, has shown that pathological forms of the α-synuclein protein present in...

Discovery of an important role of the basal ganglia in vocal learning across species
http://mnt.to/l/4mG6
When you throw a wild pitch or sing a flat note, it could be that your basal ganglia made you do it. This area in the middle of the brain is involved in motor control and learning.

Helping you get your Parkinson's medicines on time, every time - new Parkinson's Passport
http://mnt.to/l/4mFT
This World Parkinson's Day (11 April 2014) Parkinson's Australia and NPS MedicineWise are encouraging anyone with Parkinson's - or people caring for someone with the condition - to order a new...

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** PEDIATRICS / CHILDREN'S HEALTH News **

Computer algorithm accurately predicts aging process
http://mnt.to/l/4mHr
For missing children's cases, accurately predicting the aging process is quite tricky. But now, researchers have created a software program that accurately predicts appearance.

Funding priorities shift: benefits seen in maternal and child health, domestic health
http://mnt.to/l/4mFG
Global health funding hit an all-time high of $31.3 billion in 2013, five times greater than in 1990. Yet with 3.

Genetic trigger found for RSV-induced infant hospitalizations
http://mnt.to/l/4mFC
Researchers at UNC School of Medicine have pinpointed a viral protein that plays a major role in making respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) the most common cause of hospitalization in children...

Fewer differences than expected between girls and boy in teenagers' pornography and sexual experiences
http://mnt.to/l/4mFc
Although a greater proportion of teenage boys than girls watch and fantasise about sex they have seen in pornography, there are no differences between the sexes when it comes to what types of...

Food insecurity for children can be reduced if fathers stay involved
http://mnt.to/l/4mF7
Fathers who don't live with their children can actually lower their son's or daughter's risk of not having enough food by just maintaining involvement in the child's life.

Exposure to arsenic in well water lowers IQ scores of US schoolchildren
http://mnt.to/l/4mDT
A study by researchers at Columbia University reports that schoolchildren from three school districts in Maine exposed to arsenic in drinking water experienced declines in child intelligence.

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** PREGNANCY / OBSTETRICS News **

Aspirin may help women with recent pregnancy loss conceive and have a baby
http://mnt.to/l/4mGK
New trial finds that low dose aspirin does not prevent pregnancy loss in all women who have recently miscarried, but did increase chance of conception and live birth for some.

Funding priorities shift: benefits seen in maternal and child health, domestic health
http://mnt.to/l/4mFG
Global health funding hit an all-time high of $31.3 billion in 2013, five times greater than in 1990. Yet with 3.

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** PRIMARY CARE / GENERAL PRACTICE News **

Could genome sequencing of MRSA allow doctors to gauge strain severity?
http://mnt.to/l/4mGx
MRSA varies greatly in toxicity from case to case, which makes prescribing appropriate individual treatment challenging. Could whole genome sequencing help doctors assess toxicity?

New dementia care models to improve care for older adults with Alzheimer's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mFN
The number of older adults with dementia in the United States is forecast to more than double over the next 40 years.

Antidepressant adherence for diabetes patients improves with good provider communication
http://mnt.to/l/4mFd
Adult patients with diabetes who trust their medical provider and feel included in treatment decisions are significantly more likely to take and maintain a newly prescribed antidepressant...

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** PSYCHOLOGY / PSYCHIATRY News **

Higher blood pressure is linked to a lower tendency to worry
http://mnt.to/l/4mGp
Blood pressure modulates a person's tendency to worry and can be associated with a "tranquilising" effect when elevated.

How widespread is obsessive-compulsive thinking?
http://mnt.to/l/4mG5
People who check whether their hands are clean or imagine their house might be on fire are not alone.

Animal study highlights importance of brain activity during sleep for memory accuracy, strength
http://mnt.to/l/4mFZ
New research appearing in the Journal of Neuroscience highlights the important role sleep plays in strengthening and maintaining the accuracy of a memory and hints at why the brain shuts out...

Life-altering events in poor neighborhoods lead to anxiety, depression, host of health problems
http://mnt.to/l/4mFF
Residents of poorer Chicago neighborhoods are more likely to suffer terrible life events -- and their health suffers as a result, according to a new Duke University study.

Sleep's vital role for memory, from learning in infancy to planning ahead in adulthood
http://mnt.to/l/4mFm
Babies and young children make giant developmental leaps all of the time. Sometimes, it seems, even overnight they figure out how to recognize certain shapes or what the word "no" means no...

Fewer differences than expected between girls and boy in teenagers' pornography and sexual experiences
http://mnt.to/l/4mFc
Although a greater proportion of teenage boys than girls watch and fantasise about sex they have seen in pornography, there are no differences between the sexes when it comes to what types of...

Aggressive behavior in video gamers linked to feelings of failure, not violent content
http://mnt.to/l/4mF6
The disturbing imagery or violent storylines of videos games like World of Warcraft or Grand Theft Auto are often accused of fostering feelings of aggression in players.

Using light to switch off anxiety
http://mnt.to/l/4mF2
Receptors for the messenger molecule serotonin can be modified in such a way that they can be activated by light.

Working memory boosted by green tea
http://mnt.to/l/4mDY
Green tea is said to have many putative positive effects on health. Now, researchers at the University of Basel are reporting first evidence that green tea extract enhances the cognitive...

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** PUBLIC HEALTH News **

Hybrid technology could make Star Trek-style tricorder a reality
http://mnt.to/l/4mGH
Scientists at the University of Southampton are aiming to develop a handheld testing device to provide same day diagnosis from a patient's bedside.

Researchers develop novel molecular blood group typing technique
http://mnt.to/l/4mGB
Scientists in France have designed a new system for molecular blood group typing that offers blood banks the possibility of extensive screening of blood donors at a relatively low cost.

Droplets from coughs and sneezes travel farther than you think
http://mnt.to/l/4mGz
Researchers from MIT have found that droplets from coughs and sneezes travel up to 200 times farther than previously estimated, thanks to 'gas clouds.'

Could genome sequencing of MRSA allow doctors to gauge strain severity?
http://mnt.to/l/4mGx
MRSA varies greatly in toxicity from case to case, which makes prescribing appropriate individual treatment challenging. Could whole genome sequencing help doctors assess toxicity?

American College of Physicians offers policy recommendations for reducing gun-related injuries and deaths in the U.S
http://mnt.to/l/4mGw
A new policy paper from the American College of Physicians (ACP) offers nine strategies to address the societal, health care, and regulatory barriers to reducing firearms-related violence...

Improved quality of life and lower societal costs achievable with new care pathway for incontinence
http://mnt.to/l/4mGv
A major new study which reveals that healthcare providers could improve patient dignity and save millions if they adopt the right approach to continence care will be launched at the 5th Global...

UK survey of over 50s reveals the concerns of growing old
http://mnt.to/l/4mG4
cloudBuy, the world's first nationwide online social care marketplace in the UK, has launched its national survey, 'The Concerns of Ageing' where it reveals that, 'health issues', 'minds...

Food preparation areas are a source of multi-drug resistant bacteria
http://mnt.to/l/4mFM
After handling raw poultry, hands of food preparers and cutting boards remain a source of transmission for multi-drug resistant bacteria, such as E.

Wide variation in access to improved water and sanitation within sub-Saharan Africa
http://mnt.to/l/4mFH
Access to improved drinking water and sanitation is highly variable within individual countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine.

Funding priorities shift: benefits seen in maternal and child health, domestic health
http://mnt.to/l/4mFG
Global health funding hit an all-time high of $31.3 billion in 2013, five times greater than in 1990. Yet with 3.

The high diabetes rates in Peel, Ontario due partly to neighbourhood planning, ethnic backgrounds
http://mnt.to/l/4mFv
According to researchers at St. Michael's Hospital, there are two significant reasons why Peel has one of the highest rates of diabetes in Ontario: neighbourhood design that discourages walking...

Bacteria buildup in human noses promoted by antimicrobial from soaps
http://mnt.to/l/4mFn
An antimicrobial agent found in common household soaps, shampoos and toothpastes may be finding its way inside human noses where it promotes the colonization of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria...

Images of tobacco-related diseases on tobacco packets could saves lives in China
http://mnt.to/l/4mFg
Large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packets in China would increase awareness about the harms of smoking, help to cut smoking rates, and in doing so save lives according to global studies.

Food insecurity for children can be reduced if fathers stay involved
http://mnt.to/l/4mF7
Fathers who don't live with their children can actually lower their son's or daughter's risk of not having enough food by just maintaining involvement in the child's life.

Exposure to arsenic in well water lowers IQ scores of US schoolchildren
http://mnt.to/l/4mDT
A study by researchers at Columbia University reports that schoolchildren from three school districts in Maine exposed to arsenic in drinking water experienced declines in child intelligence.

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** RADIOLOGY / NUCLEAR MEDICINE News **

Radiation therapy for brain cancer may be improved by Blocking DNA repair mechanisms
http://mnt.to/l/4mG2
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have demonstrated in both cancer cell lines and in mice that blocking critical DNA repair mechanisms could improve the effectiveness of radiation...

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** REGULATORY AFFAIRS / DRUG APPROVALS News **

FDA approves Pradaxa&reg; for treatment and reduction in the risk of recurrence of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
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Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Pradaxa&reg; (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) for the treatment of deep...

Tamiflu and Relenza review questions effectiveness against flu
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After years of trying to gain access to clinical trial data for influenza antivirals, researchers have reviewed such data and found that the drugs are not as effective as claimed.

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** RESPIRATORY / ASTHMA News **

Genetic trigger found for RSV-induced infant hospitalizations
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Researchers at UNC School of Medicine have pinpointed a viral protein that plays a major role in making respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) the most common cause of hospitalization in children...

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** SENIORS / AGING News **

Why is there an inverse association between cancer and Alzheimer's?
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Previous studies have found that people with memory and thinking problems may be less likely to die from cancer. But why? New research from Spain investigates.

Computer algorithm accurately predicts aging process
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For missing children's cases, accurately predicting the aging process is quite tricky. But now, researchers have created a software program that accurately predicts appearance.

UK survey of over 50s reveals the concerns of growing old
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cloudBuy, the world's first nationwide online social care marketplace in the UK, has launched its national survey, 'The Concerns of Ageing' where it reveals that, 'health issues', 'minds...

By mimicking a low-carb diet, glucosamine promotes longevity
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Life-prolonging
effect of a commonly used food supplement in worms and miceGlucosamine has been freely available in drugstores for many decades.

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** SEXUAL HEALTH / STDS News **

Fewer differences than expected between girls and boy in teenagers' pornography and sexual experiences
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Although a greater proportion of teenage boys than girls watch and fantasise about sex they have seen in pornography, there are no differences between the sexes when it comes to what types of...

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** SLEEP / SLEEP DISORDERS / INSOMNIA News **

Animal study highlights importance of brain activity during sleep for memory accuracy, strength
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New research appearing in the Journal of Neuroscience highlights the important role sleep plays in strengthening and maintaining the accuracy of a memory and hints at why the brain shuts out...

Sleep's vital role for memory, from learning in infancy to planning ahead in adulthood
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Babies and young children make giant developmental leaps all of the time. Sometimes, it seems, even overnight they figure out how to recognize certain shapes or what the word "no" means no...

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** SMOKING / QUIT SMOKING News **

Postural stability can be affected by chronic smoking
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Chronic cigarette smoking has a high co-occurrence with alcohol use disorders, and roughly 60 to 90 percent of alcohol dependent (AD) individuals seeking treatment are chronic smokers.

Images of tobacco-related diseases on tobacco packets could saves lives in China
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Large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packets in China would increase awareness about the harms of smoking, help to cut smoking rates, and in doing so save lives according to global studies.

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** TROPICAL DISEASES News **

A way discovered of reducing the fertility of malaria-carrying mosquitoes
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Researchers have discovered a way of reducing the fertility of malaria-carrying mosquitoes, potentially providing a new tactic to combat the disease.

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** UROLOGY / NEPHROLOGY News **

Improved quality of life and lower societal costs achievable with new care pathway for incontinence
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A major new study which reveals that healthcare providers could improve patient dignity and save millions if they adopt the right approach to continence care will be launched at the 5th Global...

Practices to reduce prevalence of catheter-associated UTIs
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New expert guidance highlights strategies for implementing and prioritizing efforts to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in hospitals.

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** VASCULAR News **

FDA approves Pradaxa&reg; for treatment and reduction in the risk of recurrence of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
http://mnt.to/l/4mGG
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Pradaxa&reg; (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) for the treatment of deep...

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** WATER - AIR QUALITY / AGRICULTURE News **

Wide variation in access to improved water and sanitation within sub-Saharan Africa
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Access to improved drinking water and sanitation is highly variable within individual countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine.

Exposure to arsenic in well water lowers IQ scores of US schoolchildren
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A study by researchers at Columbia University reports that schoolchildren from three school districts in Maine exposed to arsenic in drinking water experienced declines in child intelligence.

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** WOMEN'S HEALTH / GYNECOLOGY News **

Aspirin may help women with recent pregnancy loss conceive and have a baby
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New trial finds that low dose aspirin does not prevent pregnancy loss in all women who have recently miscarried, but did increase chance of conception and live birth for some.

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