Medical News Today daily newsletter - 14 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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** ADHD News **

Confirmation of the neurobiological origin of attention-deficit disorder
http://mnt.to/l/4mKH
A study, carried out on mice, has just confirmed the neurobiological origin of attention-deficit disorder (ADD), a syndrome whose causes are poorly understood.

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** AID / DISASTERS News **

Federal costs could be lower by extending terrorism insurance program
http://mnt.to/l/4mK6
Federal spending after future terrorist attacks on the United States may be higher if the nation's terrorism risk insurance program is allowed to expire, according to a new RAND Corporation...

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** ALCOHOL / ADDICTION / ILLEGAL DRUGS News **

Shift in drinking behaviour among Australian adolescents
http://mnt.to/l/4mJm
A broad change in drinking behaviour has occurred among Australian adolescents in the last decade.

In heroin relapse, acupuncture normalizes brain structure and damaged neurons
http://mnt.to/l/4mHY
Heroin abuse can damage many brain areas, including the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus of the midbrain, the ventral tegmental area, and nucleus accumbens.

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** ALZHEIMER'S / DEMENTIA News **

Could Silly Putty help treat neurological disorders?
http://mnt.to/l/4mLp
Researchers from the University of Michigan found that a compound in Silly Putty - a children's moulding toy - helped turn stem cells into working motor neurons more efficiently.

Researchers at the University of Valencia discover new molecules against Alzheimer's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mKG
Researchers of the Unit of Medicine Design and Molecular Topology (Department of Physics Chemistry) of the University of Valencia (UV) have discovered eight new active molecules against...

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** ARTHRITIS / RHEUMATOLOGY News **

Study shows high prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in Vietnam
http://mnt.to/l/4mKt
A study undertaken in Vietnam for the first time reveals the high prevalence of knee osteoarthritis, showing that roughly a third of Vietnamese men and women over the age of 40 are affected.

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** AUTISM News **

Earliest roots of psychiatric disorders are likely exposure to environmental stressors during pregnancy
http://mnt.to/l/4mJN
Newborns whose mothers were exposed during pregnancy to any one of a variety of environmental stressors - such as trauma, illness, and alcohol or drug abuse - become susceptible to various...

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** BIO-TERRORISM / TERRORISM News **

Federal costs could be lower by extending terrorism insurance program
http://mnt.to/l/4mK6
Federal spending after future terrorist attacks on the United States may be higher if the nation's terrorism risk insurance program is allowed to expire, according to a new RAND Corporation...

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** BIOLOGY / BIOCHEMISTRY News **

Researchers at the University of Valencia discover new molecules against Alzheimer's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mKG
Researchers of the Unit of Medicine Design and Molecular Topology (Department of Physics Chemistry) of the University of Valencia (UV) have discovered eight new active molecules against...

Virus-fighting genes linked to mutations in cancer: Genetic evidence supports role of gene family in cancer development
http://mnt.to/l/4mKC
All cancer-causing processes leave a distinct mutational imprint or signature on the genomes of patients.

Key to stronger, more effective antibiotics could be enzyme 'wrench'
http://mnt.to/l/4mK5
Builders and factory workers know that getting a job done right requires precision and specialized tools. The same is true when you're building antibiotic compounds at the molecular level.

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** BIRD FLU / AVIAN FLU News **

Potential to prevent pandemics following insights into how a bird flu virus spreads
http://mnt.to/l/4mJt
The H5N1 bird flu virus has infected and killed hundreds of people, despite the fact that, at the moment, the virus can't spread easily between people.

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** BLOOD / HEMATOLOGY News **

Men with blood type O have lower recurrence of prostate cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mLt
Patients with blood group O are 35% less likely to experience prostate cancer recurrence after surgery to remove the prostate gland, a new study suggests.

Cytomegalovirus may cause anemia in patients with kidney disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mJq
A virus that is present in most people in a latent state may induce or exacerbate anemia in patients with kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of...

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** BONES / ORTHOPEDICS News **

Study shows high prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in Vietnam
http://mnt.to/l/4mKt
A study undertaken in Vietnam for the first time reveals the high prevalence of knee osteoarthritis, showing that roughly a third of Vietnamese men and women over the age of 40 are affected.

Can bone grown from the body's own stem cells replace traditional types of bone grafting?
http://mnt.to/l/4mHX
UT Arlington and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital are investigating whether bone grown from the body's own stem cells can replace traditional types of bone grafting.

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** BREAST CANCER News **

3D implantable marker reported to clearly identify surgical area in breast cancer patients
http://mnt.to/l/4mKf
The BioZorb™ three-dimensional surgical marker improved the ability of radiation oncologists to target radiation treatment for breast cancer, according to a scientific presentation at...

Study highlights new drug, molecular insight into triple negative breast cancers
http://mnt.to/l/4mJv
Most breast cancers are treated by blocking their addictions, for example depriving estrogen-fueled tumors of estrogen. But what about breast cancers without these hormonal addictions?

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** CANCER / ONCOLOGY News **

3D-printed kidneys could become standard for simulated cancer surgery
http://mnt.to/l/4mLq
Surgeons from Japan have created 3D-printed kidneys. These exact replicas of cancer patients' kidneys allow surgery to be simulated, before being performed 'for real' by robots.

Virus-fighting genes linked to mutations in cancer: Genetic evidence supports role of gene family in cancer development
http://mnt.to/l/4mKC
All cancer-causing processes leave a distinct mutational imprint or signature on the genomes of patients.

Bladder cancer: therapeutic options and bladder-preserving strategies
http://mnt.to/l/4mKb
Men are three to four times more likely to get bladder cancer than women. The possible causes for this greater risk among men, the importance of early and accurate diagnosis, and the scope...

Key to stronger, more effective antibiotics could be enzyme 'wrench'
http://mnt.to/l/4mK5
Builders and factory workers know that getting a job done right requires precision and specialized tools. The same is true when you're building antibiotic compounds at the molecular level.

Genetic clues on drug response provided by yeast
http://mnt.to/l/4mK4
Why do people respond differently to the same drug? For the first time, researchers have untangled genetic and environmental factors related to drug reactions, bringing us a step closer to...

Factors that impact the longevity of adult survivors of childhood cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mJW
Many factors influence the life expectancy of childhood cancer survivors: not getting enough exercise, being underweight, and being worried about their future health or their health insurance.

Chemotherapy before or after surgery for high-risk bladder cancer improves survival, but is not routinely administered
http://mnt.to/l/4mJL
Contrary to treatment guidelines for high-risk bladder cancer, chemotherapy before or after surgery is not commonly used in routine clinical practice.

3D model of a cancerous tumour created using a 3D printer
http://mnt.to/l/4mJK
A group of researchers in China and the US have successfully created a 3D model of a cancerous tumour using a 3D printer.

Genetic changes associated with epigenetic changes increase risk of developing cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mJB
In 10% of human tumors there is a family history of hereditary disease associated with mutations in identified genes.

Transcription factors identified that distinguish glioblastoma stem cells
http://mnt.to/l/4mJf
The activity of four transcription factors - proteins that regulate the expression of other genes - appears to distinguish the small proportion of glioblastoma cells responsible for the...

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** CARDIOVASCULAR / CARDIOLOGY News **

Collaborative care model manages depression, anxiety in patients with heart disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mKn
A telephone-based collaborative care model helped manage depression and anxiety, and improved health-related quality of life in patients with heart disease.

Optimism linked to reduced risk of heart failure
http://mnt.to/l/4mK9
New research led by the University of Michigan suggests that older people with high levels of optimism have a much lower risk of heart failure, compared with pessimists.

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** CERVICAL CANCER / HPV VACCINE News **

Reduction in HPV in young women in England seen following introduction of national immunisation programme
http://mnt.to/l/4mJM
A study conducted by Public Health England and presented at the Society for General Microbiology's Annual Conference shows a reduction in two High Risk human papillomavirus types in sexually...

3D model of a cancerous tumour created using a 3D printer
http://mnt.to/l/4mJK
A group of researchers in China and the US have successfully created a 3D model of a cancerous tumour using a 3D printer.

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** CLINICAL TRIALS / DRUG TRIALS News **

Interferon-free therapy for hepatitis C 'cured' 90% of patients
http://mnt.to/l/4mL8
An experimental oral therapy for hepatitis C took only 12 weeks to cure 90% of patients with liver cirrhosis and was found safe for those who could not have interferon.

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** COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE / ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE News **

Shock therapy improves pain and function in patients with chronic calcific shoulder tendinitis
http://mnt.to/l/4mJH
Shock therapy improves pain and function in patients with chronic calcific shoulder tendinitis, according to an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

In heroin relapse, acupuncture normalizes brain structure and damaged neurons
http://mnt.to/l/4mHY
Heroin abuse can damage many brain areas, including the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus of the midbrain, the ventral tegmental area, and nucleus accumbens.

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** COSMETIC MEDICINE / PLASTIC SURGERY News **

Engineered cartilage tissue grown from cells of the patients' nasal septum used to reconstruct nose
http://mnt.to/l/4mJz
Scientists at the University of Basel report first ever successful nose reconstruction surgery using cartilage grown in the laboratory.

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** DEPRESSION News **

Collaborative care model manages depression, anxiety in patients with heart disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mKn
A telephone-based collaborative care model helped manage depression and anxiety, and improved health-related quality of life in patients with heart disease.

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** DERMATOLOGY News **

Applying lessons learned from fetal skin to reduce scarring in adult wounds
http://mnt.to/l/4mK7
In early fetal development, skin wounds undergo regeneration and healing without scar formation.

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** DIABETES News **

U.S. Survey: Obesity to blame for dramatic rise in diabetes cases
http://mnt.to/l/4mJD
An 'alarming' rise in obesity has contributed to a dramatic increase in the prevalence of diabetes in the U.S, according to a new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Atrasentan reduces blood pressure, cholesterol, and urinary protein excretion in diabetics with kidney disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mJr
A drug called atrasentan provides health benefits for patients who have both diabetes and kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American...

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** EAR, NOSE AND THROAT News **

Engineered cartilage tissue grown from cells of the patients' nasal septum used to reconstruct nose
http://mnt.to/l/4mJz
Scientists at the University of Basel report first ever successful nose reconstruction surgery using cartilage grown in the laboratory.

Researchers seeking a treatment for the sniffles
http://mnt.to/l/4mHV
Scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have shed light on one of the most common of ailments - the runny nose.

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** EPILEPSY News **

Epilepsy diagnosis may be improved by new clinical definition
http://mnt.to/l/4mKJ
Nine years after redefining the diagnosis criteria for epilepsy, the International League Against Epilepsy have published a new, updated version of their clinical definition.

Young people with epilepsy significantly more at risk of injury
http://mnt.to/l/4mJb
Children and young adults with epilepsy are more likely to suffer broken bones, burns and poisonings compared to those without the neurological disorder, new research has found.

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** GASTROINTESTINAL / GASTROENTEROLOGY News **

Genetic changes associated with epigenetic changes increase risk of developing cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mJB
In 10% of human tumors there is a family history of hereditary disease associated with mutations in identified genes.

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** GENETICS News **

Virus-fighting genes linked to mutations in cancer: Genetic evidence supports role of gene family in cancer development
http://mnt.to/l/4mKC
All cancer-causing processes leave a distinct mutational imprint or signature on the genomes of patients.

Genetic clues on drug response provided by yeast
http://mnt.to/l/4mK4
Why do people respond differently to the same drug? For the first time, researchers have untangled genetic and environmental factors related to drug reactions, bringing us a step closer to...

Genetic changes associated with epigenetic changes increase risk of developing cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mJB
In 10% of human tumors there is a family history of hereditary disease associated with mutations in identified genes.

Possible new target for monitoring Parkinson's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mJh
Scientists may have discovered how the most common genetic cause of Parkinson's disease destroys brain cells and devastates many patients worldwide.

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** HEART DISEASE News **

Collaborative care model manages depression, anxiety in patients with heart disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mKn
A telephone-based collaborative care model helped manage depression and anxiety, and improved health-related quality of life in patients with heart disease.

Optimism linked to reduced risk of heart failure
http://mnt.to/l/4mK9
New research led by the University of Michigan suggests that older people with high levels of optimism have a much lower risk of heart failure, compared with pessimists.

NAFLD is likely an independent cardiovascular risk factor
http://mnt.to/l/4mHT
Two new studies presented at the International Liver CongressTM 2014 have provided more evidence to clarify the role of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as an independent risk factor...

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** HIV / AIDS News **

Hard-hit streets should be the focus of the HIV battle
http://mnt.to/l/4mJw
When it comes to HIV, geography can be destiny, argue authors of a new article in the American Journal of Public Health.

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** HYPERTENSION News **

Atrasentan reduces blood pressure, cholesterol, and urinary protein excretion in diabetics with kidney disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mJr
A drug called atrasentan provides health benefits for patients who have both diabetes and kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American...

Pharmacist-led management of stroke patients can significantly improve blood pressure and cholesterol
http://mnt.to/l/4mH6
Stroke patients managed by a pharmacist had a 12.5% improvement in blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad" cholesterol levels compared with a control group, according to a...

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** IMMUNE SYSTEM / VACCINES News **

How mechanical forces affect T-cell recognition and signaling
http://mnt.to/l/4mJg
T-cells
are the body's sentinels, patrolling every corner of the body in search of foreign threats such as bacteria and viruses.

Researchers seeking a treatment for the sniffles
http://mnt.to/l/4mHV
Scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have shed light on one of the most common of ailments - the runny nose.

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** INFECTIOUS DISEASES / BACTERIA / VIRUSES News **

Key to stronger, more effective antibiotics could be enzyme 'wrench'
http://mnt.to/l/4mK5
Builders and factory workers know that getting a job done right requires precision and specialized tools. The same is true when you're building antibiotic compounds at the molecular level.

Novel understanding of onion-like carbon nanoparticles inspired by virus structure
http://mnt.to/l/4mJZ
Symmetry is ubiquitous in the natural world. It occurs in gemstones and snowflakes and even in biology, an area typically associated with complexity and diversity.

Cytomegalovirus may cause anemia in patients with kidney disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mJq
A virus that is present in most people in a latent state may induce or exacerbate anemia in patients with kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of...

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

Novel understanding of onion-like carbon nanoparticles inspired by virus structure
http://mnt.to/l/4mJZ
Symmetry is ubiquitous in the natural world. It occurs in gemstones and snowflakes and even in biology, an area typically associated with complexity and diversity.

3D model of a cancerous tumour created using a 3D printer
http://mnt.to/l/4mJK
A group of researchers in China and the US have successfully created a 3D model of a cancerous tumour using a 3D printer.

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** LITIGATION / MEDICAL MALPRACTICE News **

ACP releases policy paper on medical liability crisis
http://mnt.to/l/4mKj
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released a policy paper on the medical liability crisis, which continues to have a profound effect on the medical system.

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** LIVER DISEASE / HEPATITIS News **

Interferon-free therapy for hepatitis C 'cured' 90% of patients
http://mnt.to/l/4mL8
An experimental oral therapy for hepatitis C took only 12 weeks to cure 90% of patients with liver cirrhosis and was found safe for those who could not have interferon.

New data show how hepatic encephalopathy contributes to burden of liver disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mKy
New data presented today at the International Liver Congress (ILC), 2014 show the impact of hepatic encephalopathy on liver disease patients and healthcare systems.

NAFLD is likely an independent cardiovascular risk factor
http://mnt.to/l/4mHT
Two new studies presented at the International Liver CongressTM 2014 have provided more evidence to clarify the role of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as an independent risk factor...

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** LUNG CANCER News **

Inhibition of lactate enzyme prevents expansion of aggressive cancer initiating cells in lung cancer model
http://mnt.to/l/4mJj
Cancer cells generate energy differently than normal cells, a characteristic that helps them to survive and metastasize.

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** MEDICAL DEVICES / DIAGNOSTICS News **

3D implantable marker reported to clearly identify surgical area in breast cancer patients
http://mnt.to/l/4mKf
The BioZorb™ three-dimensional surgical marker improved the ability of radiation oncologists to target radiation treatment for breast cancer, according to a scientific presentation at...

A quarter of men drop out of prostate cancer monitoring, casting doubt on safety of "active surveillance"
http://mnt.to/l/4mK8
A long-term follow up of prostate cancer patients shows that the option of monitoring slow-growing prostate cancer may not be as safe as thought, due to a quarter of men dropping out of the...

How mechanical forces affect T-cell recognition and signaling
http://mnt.to/l/4mJg
T-cells
are the body's sentinels, patrolling every corner of the body in search of foreign threats such as bacteria and viruses.

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** MELANOMA / SKIN CANCER News **

Engineered cartilage tissue grown from cells of the patients' nasal septum used to reconstruct nose
http://mnt.to/l/4mJz
Scientists at the University of Basel report first ever successful nose reconstruction surgery using cartilage grown in the laboratory.

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** MEN'S HEALTH News **

Men with blood type O have lower recurrence of prostate cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mLt
Patients with blood group O are 35% less likely to experience prostate cancer recurrence after surgery to remove the prostate gland, a new study suggests.

New survey suggests men with LUTS / BPH may not be receiving optimal treatment
http://mnt.to/l/4mKF
Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd., the European subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc.

Bladder cancer: therapeutic options and bladder-preserving strategies
http://mnt.to/l/4mKb
Men are three to four times more likely to get bladder cancer than women. The possible causes for this greater risk among men, the importance of early and accurate diagnosis, and the scope...

A quarter of men drop out of prostate cancer monitoring, casting doubt on safety of "active surveillance"
http://mnt.to/l/4mK8
A long-term follow up of prostate cancer patients shows that the option of monitoring slow-growing prostate cancer may not be as safe as thought, due to a quarter of men dropping out of the...

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** NEUROLOGY / NEUROSCIENCE News **

Could Silly Putty help treat neurological disorders?
http://mnt.to/l/4mLp
Researchers from the University of Michigan found that a compound in Silly Putty - a children's moulding toy - helped turn stem cells into working motor neurons more efficiently.

Could blueberries help treat Parkinson's disease?
http://mnt.to/l/4mKK
Blueberries are deemed one of the healthiest foods because of their richness in antioxidants. Now, researchers say the fruit may help to treat patients with Parkinson's disease.

Epilepsy diagnosis may be improved by new clinical definition
http://mnt.to/l/4mKJ
Nine years after redefining the diagnosis criteria for epilepsy, the International League Against Epilepsy have published a new, updated version of their clinical definition.

Confirmation of the neurobiological origin of attention-deficit disorder
http://mnt.to/l/4mKH
A study, carried out on mice, has just confirmed the neurobiological origin of attention-deficit disorder (ADD), a syndrome whose causes are poorly understood.

New data show how hepatic encephalopathy contributes to burden of liver disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mKy
New data presented today at the International Liver Congress (ILC), 2014 show the impact of hepatic encephalopathy on liver disease patients and healthcare systems.

Special function of nestin+ neurons in medial septum-diagonal band of Broca in adult rats
http://mnt.to/l/4mJG
Dr. Yuhong Zhao and co-workers from Sun Yat-sen University in China explored the projection of nestin+ neurons to the olfactory bulb and the time course of nestin+ neurons in the medial...

New delirium severity score helps to predict outcomes for hospitalized patients
http://mnt.to/l/4mJy
A new delirium severity score proves accurate for predicting important clinical outcomes in hospitalized patients, according to an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

The fundamental wiring diagram of the olfactory system is laid out and implemented early in life
http://mnt.to/l/4mJn
To accommodate a lifetime of scents and aromas, mammals have hundreds of genes that each produce a different odorant receptor.

Transcription factors identified that distinguish glioblastoma stem cells
http://mnt.to/l/4mJf
The activity of four transcription factors - proteins that regulate the expression of other genes - appears to distinguish the small proportion of glioblastoma cells responsible for the...

In heroin relapse, acupuncture normalizes brain structure and damaged neurons
http://mnt.to/l/4mHY
Heroin abuse can damage many brain areas, including the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus of the midbrain, the ventral tegmental area, and nucleus accumbens.

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** NURSING / MIDWIFERY News **

New delirium severity score helps to predict outcomes for hospitalized patients
http://mnt.to/l/4mJy
A new delirium severity score proves accurate for predicting important clinical outcomes in hospitalized patients, according to an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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** NUTRITION / DIET News **

Could blueberries help treat Parkinson's disease?
http://mnt.to/l/4mKK
Blueberries are deemed one of the healthiest foods because of their richness in antioxidants. Now, researchers say the fruit may help to treat patients with Parkinson's disease.

Global poverty likely underestimated, could be up to a third higher than reported
http://mnt.to/l/4mJx
With over one billion people in the world living on less than $1.25 per day, the World Bank aims to end 'extreme poverty' by 2030.

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** OBESITY / WEIGHT LOSS / FITNESS News **

U.S. Survey: Obesity to blame for dramatic rise in diabetes cases
http://mnt.to/l/4mJD
An 'alarming' rise in obesity has contributed to a dramatic increase in the prevalence of diabetes in the U.S, according to a new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

NAFLD is likely an independent cardiovascular risk factor
http://mnt.to/l/4mHT
Two new studies presented at the International Liver CongressTM 2014 have provided more evidence to clarify the role of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as an independent risk factor...

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** PAIN / ANESTHETICS News **

Surgery decisions should be patient-centered, team-based and physician-led for frail, high-risk seniors
http://mnt.to/l/4mK2
Surgery for frail, senior citizen patients can be risky. A new patient-centered, team-based approach to deciding whether these high-risk patients will benefit from surgery is championed in a...

Shock therapy improves pain and function in patients with chronic calcific shoulder tendinitis
http://mnt.to/l/4mJH
Shock therapy improves pain and function in patients with chronic calcific shoulder tendinitis, according to an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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** PARKINSON'S DISEASE News **

Could blueberries help treat Parkinson's disease?
http://mnt.to/l/4mKK
Blueberries are deemed one of the healthiest foods because of their richness in antioxidants. Now, researchers say the fruit may help to treat patients with Parkinson's disease.

Researchers target a trigger for a particular form of Parkinson's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mJk
Working with human neurons and fruit flies, researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified and then shut down a biological process that appears to trigger a particular form of Parkinson's disease...

Possible new target for monitoring Parkinson's disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mJh
Scientists may have discovered how the most common genetic cause of Parkinson's disease destroys brain cells and devastates many patients worldwide.

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** PEDIATRICS / CHILDREN'S HEALTH News **

Longer TV hours linked to reduced sleep in young kids
http://mnt.to/l/4mL9
A long-term study of young children finds that each extra hour of TV viewing is linked to 7 fewer minutes of daily sleep, which is not good for their mental and physical health.

Confirmation of the neurobiological origin of attention-deficit disorder
http://mnt.to/l/4mKH
A study, carried out on mice, has just confirmed the neurobiological origin of attention-deficit disorder (ADD), a syndrome whose causes are poorly understood.

Factors that impact the longevity of adult survivors of childhood cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mJW
Many factors influence the life expectancy of childhood cancer survivors: not getting enough exercise, being underweight, and being worried about their future health or their health insurance.

Shift in drinking behaviour among Australian adolescents
http://mnt.to/l/4mJm
A broad change in drinking behaviour has occurred among Australian adolescents in the last decade.

Young people with epilepsy significantly more at risk of injury
http://mnt.to/l/4mJb
Children and young adults with epilepsy are more likely to suffer broken bones, burns and poisonings compared to those without the neurological disorder, new research has found.

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** PHARMA INDUSTRY / BIOTECH INDUSTRY News **

Genetic clues on drug response provided by yeast
http://mnt.to/l/4mK4
Why do people respond differently to the same drug? For the first time, researchers have untangled genetic and environmental factors related to drug reactions, bringing us a step closer to...

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** PHARMACY / PHARMACIST News **

Pharmacist-led management of stroke patients can significantly improve blood pressure and cholesterol
http://mnt.to/l/4mH6
Stroke patients managed by a pharmacist had a 12.5% improvement in blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad" cholesterol levels compared with a control group, according to a...

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** PREGNANCY / OBSTETRICS News **

Earliest roots of psychiatric disorders are likely exposure to environmental stressors during pregnancy
http://mnt.to/l/4mJN
Newborns whose mothers were exposed during pregnancy to any one of a variety of environmental stressors - such as trauma, illness, and alcohol or drug abuse - become susceptible to various...

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** PRIMARY CARE / GENERAL PRACTICE News **

Epilepsy diagnosis may be improved by new clinical definition
http://mnt.to/l/4mKJ
Nine years after redefining the diagnosis criteria for epilepsy, the International League Against Epilepsy have published a new, updated version of their clinical definition.

ACP releases policy paper on medical liability crisis
http://mnt.to/l/4mKj
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released a policy paper on the medical liability crisis, which continues to have a profound effect on the medical system.

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** PROSTATE / PROSTATE CANCER News **

Men with blood type O have lower recurrence of prostate cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mLt
Patients with blood group O are 35% less likely to experience prostate cancer recurrence after surgery to remove the prostate gland, a new study suggests.

A quarter of men drop out of prostate cancer monitoring, casting doubt on safety of "active surveillance"
http://mnt.to/l/4mK8
A long-term follow up of prostate cancer patients shows that the option of monitoring slow-growing prostate cancer may not be as safe as thought, due to a quarter of men dropping out of the...

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** PSYCHOLOGY / PSYCHIATRY News **

Optimism linked to reduced risk of heart failure
http://mnt.to/l/4mK9
New research led by the University of Michigan suggests that older people with high levels of optimism have a much lower risk of heart failure, compared with pessimists.

Factors that impact the longevity of adult survivors of childhood cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mJW
Many factors influence the life expectancy of childhood cancer survivors: not getting enough exercise, being underweight, and being worried about their future health or their health insurance.

A person's orientation affects how they think of an object or event
http://mnt.to/l/4mJP
Why does the second hour of a journey seem shorter than the first? According to research from University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and the Rotman School of Management, the answer lies in how...

Your sexual partner knows if you're really satisfied
http://mnt.to/l/4mHR
There is no point faking it in bed because chances are your sexual partner will be able to tell.

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** PUBLIC HEALTH News **

ACP releases policy paper on medical liability crisis
http://mnt.to/l/4mKj
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released a policy paper on the medical liability crisis, which continues to have a profound effect on the medical system.

Global poverty likely underestimated, could be up to a third higher than reported
http://mnt.to/l/4mJx
With over one billion people in the world living on less than $1.25 per day, the World Bank aims to end 'extreme poverty' by 2030.

Potential to prevent pandemics following insights into how a bird flu virus spreads
http://mnt.to/l/4mJt
The H5N1 bird flu virus has infected and killed hundreds of people, despite the fact that, at the moment, the virus can't spread easily between people.

Seniors and sleeping pills: Empowered patients choose wisely
http://mnt.to/l/4mGC
The US Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act encourages patients to act as their own advocates for reducing unnecessary prescriptions that increase the risk of harm.

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** RESPIRATORY / ASTHMA News **

Mechanism found that regulates lung function in disease Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome
http://mnt.to/l/4mJJ
Researchers at Penn Medicine have discovered that the tumor suppressor gene folliculin (FLCN) is essential to normal lung function in patients with the rare disease Birt-Hogg-Dube (BHD)...

Researchers seeking a treatment for the sniffles
http://mnt.to/l/4mHV
Scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have shed light on one of the most common of ailments - the runny nose.

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** SCHIZOPHRENIA News **

Earliest roots of psychiatric disorders are likely exposure to environmental stressors during pregnancy
http://mnt.to/l/4mJN
Newborns whose mothers were exposed during pregnancy to any one of a variety of environmental stressors - such as trauma, illness, and alcohol or drug abuse - become susceptible to various...

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** SENIORS / AGING News **

Real-world patient survey data shows negative impact of nocturia
http://mnt.to/l/4mKM
New patient survey data presented at the European Association of Urology (EAU 14) congress, showed that nocturia (waking to void one or more times a night followed by sleep), has a strong...

Surgery decisions should be patient-centered, team-based and physician-led for frail, high-risk seniors
http://mnt.to/l/4mK2
Surgery for frail, senior citizen patients can be risky. A new patient-centered, team-based approach to deciding whether these high-risk patients will benefit from surgery is championed in a...

Seniors and sleeping pills: Empowered patients choose wisely
http://mnt.to/l/4mGC
The US Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act encourages patients to act as their own advocates for reducing unnecessary prescriptions that increase the risk of harm.

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** SEXUAL HEALTH / STDS News **

Reduction in HPV in young women in England seen following introduction of national immunisation programme
http://mnt.to/l/4mJM
A study conducted by Public Health England and presented at the Society for General Microbiology's Annual Conference shows a reduction in two High Risk human papillomavirus types in sexually...

Your sexual partner knows if you're really satisfied
http://mnt.to/l/4mHR
There is no point faking it in bed because chances are your sexual partner will be able to tell.

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** SLEEP / SLEEP DISORDERS / INSOMNIA News **

Longer TV hours linked to reduced sleep in young kids
http://mnt.to/l/4mL9
A long-term study of young children finds that each extra hour of TV viewing is linked to 7 fewer minutes of daily sleep, which is not good for their mental and physical health.

Real-world patient survey data shows negative impact of nocturia
http://mnt.to/l/4mKM
New patient survey data presented at the European Association of Urology (EAU 14) congress, showed that nocturia (waking to void one or more times a night followed by sleep), has a strong...

Seniors and sleeping pills: Empowered patients choose wisely
http://mnt.to/l/4mGC
The US Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act encourages patients to act as their own advocates for reducing unnecessary prescriptions that increase the risk of harm.

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** STEM CELL RESEARCH News **

Could Silly Putty help treat neurological disorders?
http://mnt.to/l/4mLp
Researchers from the University of Michigan found that a compound in Silly Putty - a children's moulding toy - helped turn stem cells into working motor neurons more efficiently.

Applying lessons learned from fetal skin to reduce scarring in adult wounds
http://mnt.to/l/4mK7
In early fetal development, skin wounds undergo regeneration and healing without scar formation.

Transcription factors identified that distinguish glioblastoma stem cells
http://mnt.to/l/4mJf
The activity of four transcription factors - proteins that regulate the expression of other genes - appears to distinguish the small proportion of glioblastoma cells responsible for the...

Can bone grown from the body's own stem cells replace traditional types of bone grafting?
http://mnt.to/l/4mHX
UT Arlington and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital are investigating whether bone grown from the body's own stem cells can replace traditional types of bone grafting.

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** STROKE News **

Pharmacist-led management of stroke patients can significantly improve blood pressure and cholesterol
http://mnt.to/l/4mH6
Stroke patients managed by a pharmacist had a 12.5% improvement in blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad" cholesterol levels compared with a control group, according to a...

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** UROLOGY / NEPHROLOGY News **

3D-printed kidneys could become standard for simulated cancer surgery
http://mnt.to/l/4mLq
Surgeons from Japan have created 3D-printed kidneys. These exact replicas of cancer patients' kidneys allow surgery to be simulated, before being performed 'for real' by robots.

Real-world patient survey data shows negative impact of nocturia
http://mnt.to/l/4mKM
New patient survey data presented at the European Association of Urology (EAU 14) congress, showed that nocturia (waking to void one or more times a night followed by sleep), has a strong...

New survey suggests men with LUTS / BPH may not be receiving optimal treatment
http://mnt.to/l/4mKF
Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd., the European subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc.

Bladder cancer: therapeutic options and bladder-preserving strategies
http://mnt.to/l/4mKb
Men are three to four times more likely to get bladder cancer than women. The possible causes for this greater risk among men, the importance of early and accurate diagnosis, and the scope...

Chemotherapy before or after surgery for high-risk bladder cancer improves survival, but is not routinely administered
http://mnt.to/l/4mJL
Contrary to treatment guidelines for high-risk bladder cancer, chemotherapy before or after surgery is not commonly used in routine clinical practice.

Mechanism found that regulates lung function in disease Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome
http://mnt.to/l/4mJJ
Researchers at Penn Medicine have discovered that the tumor suppressor gene folliculin (FLCN) is essential to normal lung function in patients with the rare disease Birt-Hogg-Dube (BHD)...

Atrasentan reduces blood pressure, cholesterol, and urinary protein excretion in diabetics with kidney disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mJr
A drug called atrasentan provides health benefits for patients who have both diabetes and kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American...

Cytomegalovirus may cause anemia in patients with kidney disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mJq
A virus that is present in most people in a latent state may induce or exacerbate anemia in patients with kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of...

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** WATER - AIR QUALITY / AGRICULTURE News **

Global poverty likely underestimated, could be up to a third higher than reported
http://mnt.to/l/4mJx
With over one billion people in the world living on less than $1.25 per day, the World Bank aims to end 'extreme poverty' by 2030.

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** WOMEN'S HEALTH / GYNECOLOGY News **

Reduction in HPV in young women in England seen following introduction of national immunisation programme
http://mnt.to/l/4mJM
A study conducted by Public Health England and presented at the Society for General Microbiology's Annual Conference shows a reduction in two High Risk human papillomavirus types in sexually...

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