Medical News Today daily newsletter - 12 April 2014

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

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** ALCOHOL / ADDICTION / ILLEGAL DRUGS News **

Teen binge drinking linked to identifying alcohol brands in pop music
http://mnt.to/l/4mKq
Around a quarter of pop songs contain references to drinking or alcohol brands, and new research shows teens who recognize alcohol brands from music are more likely to binge drink.

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** BONES / ORTHOPEDICS News **

Green tomatoes may hold the answer to bigger, stronger muscles
http://mnt.to/l/4mHn
Natural compound from green tomatoes stimulates muscle growth, improves muscle strength and endurance, and protects against muscle wastingUsing a screening method that previously identified...

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** CANCER / ONCOLOGY News **

Commission suggests improvements to cancer care in China, India and Russia
http://mnt.to/l/4mJs
The Lancet Oncology publish the findings of a special commission formed to analyze the quality of cancer care in three large countries that present major health care challenges.

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** CLINICAL TRIALS / DRUG TRIALS News **

Indoor rabbits could be deficient in vitamin D
http://mnt.to/l/4mHx
Rabbits that remain indoors may suffer from a lack of vitamin D, researchers report in a new study.

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** ENDOCRINOLOGY News **

Treating bilateral benign nodular goiter surgicaly
http://mnt.to/l/4mHm
About 100,000 thyroid operations are performed in Germany each year, a large percentage of them for the treatment of benign thyroid disease (euthyroid nodular goiter).

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** FLU / COLD / SARS News **

Study could offer clues for developing new antiviral treatments
http://mnt.to/l/4mHk
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study reports that a rare genetic disease, while depleting patients of infection-fighting antibodies, may actually protect them from certain severe or...

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** HEARING / DEAFNESS News **

Hearing loss has caught the attention of pharma firms
http://mnt.to/l/4mHp
Hearing loss affects 36 million Americans to some degree, often leaving them feeling isolated, but it has received little attention from the pharmaceutical industry - until now.

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** HIV / AIDS News **

Study could offer clues for developing new antiviral treatments
http://mnt.to/l/4mHk
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study reports that a rare genetic disease, while depleting patients of infection-fighting antibodies, may actually protect them from certain severe or...

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** INFECTIOUS DISEASES / BACTERIA / VIRUSES News **

Fighting antibiotic resistance by making bugs vulnerable to polymer/antibiotic combo
http://mnt.to/l/4mHs
In the fight against "superbugs," scientists have discovered a class of agents that can make some of the most notorious strains vulnerable to the same antibiotics that they once handily shrugged...

Study could offer clues for developing new antiviral treatments
http://mnt.to/l/4mHk
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study reports that a rare genetic disease, while depleting patients of infection-fighting antibodies, may actually protect them from certain severe or...

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** MEDICAL DEVICES / DIAGNOSTICS News **

Hope for a new blood test to diagnose stroke
http://mnt.to/l/4mHy
When someone suffers from a stroke, a silent countdown begins. A fast diagnosis and treatment can mean the difference between life and death.

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** MEDICAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT News **

Commission suggests improvements to cancer care in China, India and Russia
http://mnt.to/l/4mJs
The Lancet Oncology publish the findings of a special commission formed to analyze the quality of cancer care in three large countries that present major health care challenges.

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** MRSA / DRUG RESISTANCE News **

Fighting antibiotic resistance by making bugs vulnerable to polymer/antibiotic combo
http://mnt.to/l/4mHs
In the fight against "superbugs," scientists have discovered a class of agents that can make some of the most notorious strains vulnerable to the same antibiotics that they once handily shrugged...

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** NUTRITION / DIET News **

Indoor rabbits could be deficient in vitamin D
http://mnt.to/l/4mHx
Rabbits that remain indoors may suffer from a lack of vitamin D, researchers report in a new study.

Green tomatoes may hold the answer to bigger, stronger muscles
http://mnt.to/l/4mHn
Natural compound from green tomatoes stimulates muscle growth, improves muscle strength and endurance, and protects against muscle wastingUsing a screening method that previously identified...

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** OBESITY / WEIGHT LOSS / FITNESS News **

Green tomatoes may hold the answer to bigger, stronger muscles
http://mnt.to/l/4mHn
Natural compound from green tomatoes stimulates muscle growth, improves muscle strength and endurance, and protects against muscle wastingUsing a screening method that previously identified...

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** PEDIATRICS / CHILDREN'S HEALTH News **

Teen binge drinking linked to identifying alcohol brands in pop music
http://mnt.to/l/4mKq
Around a quarter of pop songs contain references to drinking or alcohol brands, and new research shows teens who recognize alcohol brands from music are more likely to binge drink.

The impact of "animal interventions" in healthcare settings
http://mnt.to/l/4mHt
While many people have an opinion on whether animals can help to improve wellbeing and care for patients in hospitals, does anyone really know whether there are benefits both for the patients...

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** PHARMA INDUSTRY / BIOTECH INDUSTRY News **

Hearing loss has caught the attention of pharma firms
http://mnt.to/l/4mHp
Hearing loss affects 36 million Americans to some degree, often leaving them feeling isolated, but it has received little attention from the pharmaceutical industry - until now.

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** PSYCHOLOGY / PSYCHIATRY News **

Teen binge drinking linked to identifying alcohol brands in pop music
http://mnt.to/l/4mKq
Around a quarter of pop songs contain references to drinking or alcohol brands, and new research shows teens who recognize alcohol brands from music are more likely to binge drink.

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** PUBLIC HEALTH News **

Commission suggests improvements to cancer care in China, India and Russia
http://mnt.to/l/4mJs
The Lancet Oncology publish the findings of a special commission formed to analyze the quality of cancer care in three large countries that present major health care challenges.

Energy and drinking water derived from recycled astronaut urine
http://mnt.to/l/4mHw
On the less glamorous side of space exploration, there's the more practical problem of waste- in particular, what to do with astronaut pee.

The impact of "animal interventions" in healthcare settings
http://mnt.to/l/4mHt
While many people have an opinion on whether animals can help to improve wellbeing and care for patients in hospitals, does anyone really know whether there are benefits both for the patients...

Fighting antibiotic resistance by making bugs vulnerable to polymer/antibiotic combo
http://mnt.to/l/4mHs
In the fight against "superbugs," scientists have discovered a class of agents that can make some of the most notorious strains vulnerable to the same antibiotics that they once handily shrugged...

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** STROKE News **

Hope for a new blood test to diagnose stroke
http://mnt.to/l/4mHy
When someone suffers from a stroke, a silent countdown begins. A fast diagnosis and treatment can mean the difference between life and death.

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** VETERINARY News **

Indoor rabbits could be deficient in vitamin D
http://mnt.to/l/4mHx
Rabbits that remain indoors may suffer from a lack of vitamin D, researchers report in a new study.

The impact of "animal interventions" in healthcare settings
http://mnt.to/l/4mHt
While many people have an opinion on whether animals can help to improve wellbeing and care for patients in hospitals, does anyone really know whether there are benefits both for the patients...

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** WATER - AIR QUALITY / AGRICULTURE News **

Energy and drinking water derived from recycled astronaut urine
http://mnt.to/l/4mHw
On the less glamorous side of space exploration, there's the more practical problem of waste- in particular, what to do with astronaut pee.

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