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Booster Seats Should Be Used Up To Age 8

from MNTpaeds - 08 Nov 12

A nation-wide law to enforce that children must stay in booster seats until they are above the height of 4 feet 9 inches, or 8 years old, would be extremely effective for saving lives, according to a recent study conducted by Boston Children's Hospital researchers and published in the journal Pediatrics...



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A Deficit In Empathy And Distorted View Of Irony In Alcoholic Men

from MNTpsych - 10 Nov 12

Emotions are often implicit undertones to our communication interactions, and decoding them requires substantial social and cognitive abilities. Prior research has shown that chronic alcoholics often demonstrate impaired socio-cognitive and communicative abilities as well as emotion-related behaviors. Male alcoholics in particular suffer from dysfunctions in empathy...



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Next-Gen Whole-Genome Sequencing In Prenatal Diagnosis For Chromosomal Rearrangements

from MNTpaeds - 09 Nov 12

Whole genome sequencing of the DNA code of three prenatal samples provided a detailed map of the locations of their chromosomal abnormalities in 14 days, scientists reported at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2012 meeting in San Francisco...



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Structural Heart Disease Interventions

from JAMA - 07 Nov 12

Catheter-based interventional cardiology procedures have recently progressed from coronary and noncoronary vascular interventions to interventions for structural heart disease. Although transcatheter aortic valve replacement has garnered most of the attention, a number of other procedures have been developed to treat conditions that have traditionally been managed, sometimes poorly, by surgery and medical therapy.



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New Program Offers Help To Nephrologists For When They Need To Discuss Difficult News With Patients

from MNTgp - 10 Nov 12

Kidney specialists, or nephrologists, care for a medically complex population and frequently must discuss serious news with patients: giving a diagnosis of kidney disease, explaining the risks and benefits of treatments, and defining care goals at the end of life. Yet nephrologists do not routinely receive formal education on how to engage in these types of conversations...



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Pediatric Critical Care Study Guide: Text and Review

from JAMA - 07 Nov 12

Providing care to critically ill children is a privilege that comes with profound responsibility. Pediatric critical care medicine demands a great deal from those who are blessed to practice it. The field is multidisciplinary by nature, and practitioners require a wide fund of knowledge across many different organ-based subspecialties. Acquiring and maintaining such a broad fund of knowledge and mastering the fundamentals of the practice of this specialty can be a challenge.



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Discovery Of Cause Of High Cholesterol Could Improve Prevention And Treatment Of Heart Disease

from MNTchol - 29 Oct 12

Canadian scientists have discovered that a protein called resistin, secreted by fat tissue, causes high levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein or LDL), increasing the risk of heart disease. The research, presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, proves that resistin increases the production of LDL in human liver cells and also degrades LDL receptors in the liver...



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Boost Your Satisfaction With Life By Doing A Little More Exercise

from MNTdepress - 29 Oct 12

Had a bad day? Extending your normal exercise routine by a few minutes may be the solution, according to Penn State researchers, who found that people's satisfaction with life was higher on days when they exercised more than usual. "We found that people's satisfaction with life was directly impacted by their daily physical activity," said Jaclyn Maher, graduate student in kinesiology...



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Stents to Treat Coronary Artery Blockages

from JAMA - 07 Nov 12

The coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle. Cholesterol and calcium can deposit plaques on the walls of these vessels, reducing the amount of blood that can flow through them. This is known as atherosclerosis, literally hardening (sclerosis) of the arteries (athero). Lack of enough blood to the heart muscle may cause chest pain, which is usually described as a pressure sensation in the front of the chest. Patients often say it feels like “an elephant sitting on my chest.” Pain may al



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Statins Used For Cholesterol Control Together With Physical Fitness Reduce Death Rate

from MNTchol - 28 Nov 12

Taking statin medication or being somewhat in shape physically can significantly improve survival in people with dyslipidaemia, (irregular levels of dangerous cholesterol/blood fats). The combination of these two methods may be more effective in eliminating death than either intervention alone, suggests a new study published in The Lancet...



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Rapid Improvements In Patient Care Achieved By Integrated Diabetes Management Program

from MNTdiabetes - 29 Oct 12

In Canada alone, almost 2 million people are known to be living with diabetes. Around a million more have the disease but are not aware of that fact, and have not been given the tools they need to control their blood sugar and safeguard their health...



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New Drug Offers Hope For 110 Year Old Teen And Children With Progeria

from MNTpaeds - 08 Nov 12

Hayley Okines, a teenage author from Britain, suffers from a rare disease called Hutchinson-Gilford progeria, which has given her the body of a 110 year old woman. However, Hayley, who was diagnosed at the age of just 2 years old, is optimistic because a 5-year-long drug study has proven effective...



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Large Health Gaps Found Among Black, Latino, And White Fifth-graders

from MNTpaeds - 24 Aug 12

Substantial racial and ethnic disparities were found for a broad set of harmful health-related issues in a new study of 5th graders from various regions of the U.S. conducted by Boston Children's Hospital and a consortium of research institutions...



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Global Study Shows Brain Damage From Stroke Can Be Minimised

from MNTneuro - 14 Aug 12

A new study from The University of Queensland shows monitoring the brain of stroke patients using Quantitative EEG (QEEG) studies could inform treatments and therefore, minimising brain damage of stroke victims. EEG stands for electroencephalogram and is a medical test which is used to measure the electrical activity of the brain...



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Serious security incident in Karachi, Pakistan

from WHO - 17 Jul 12

17 July 2012 -- A serious security incident took place in Gadap Town, Karachi, Pakistan, involving World Health Organization (WHO) staff. One WHO staff member and one international consultant were injured, when their vehicle was shot at by armed men.



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Girl's hospital drug death probed

from BBC - 09 Nov 12

The death of a girl after a suspected drugs error at a hospital in Essex leads to an investigation by the health watchdog.



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Disease and Illness Commentary on an article by Kaisa J. Virtanen, MD, et al.: “Sling Compared with Plate Osteosynthesis for Treatment of Displaced Midshaft Clavicular Fractures. A Randomized Clinical

from JBJS Case Reports - 05 Sep 12

We are indebted to the surgeons who were curious enough to test their own biases. We are even more indebted to the patients who understand the value of clinical research enough to be randomly assigned to operative or nonoperative treatment so that future patients can make a more informed decision.



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Mucus Is Beneficial In The Fight Against Bacteria

from MNTcf - 09 Nov 12

A possible new protection against biofilm formation, polymers found in mucus, have been discovered by a team of researchers from MIT. Biofilms are slimy sheets of bacterial buildup that create a serious danger in medical and industrial environments...



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Wound Complications Following Rivaroxaban Administration A Multicenter Comparison with Low-Molecular-Weight Heparins for Thromboprophylaxis in Lower Limb Arthroplasty

from JBJS Case Reports - 05 Sep 12

Background:The oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban is recommended for venous thromboembolic prophylaxis following lower limb arthroplasty. Concerns regarding high rates of wound complications following its use have prompted this multicenter comparison with low-molecular-weight heparins.Methods:English hospital trusts that replaced a low-molecular-weight heparin with rivaroxaban for thromboprophylaxis in lower limb arthroplasty during 2009 were identified. Prospectively collected national data for the



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Sling Compared with Plate Osteosynthesis for Treatment of Displaced Midshaft Clavicular Fractures A Randomized Clinical Trial

from JBJS Case Reports - 05 Sep 12

Background:Few randomized controlled trials have compared operative with nonoperative treatment of clavicular fractures.Methods:Patients with displaced midshaft clavicular fractures were randomized either to nonoperative treatment with a sling or to operative treatment with a stainless steel 3.5-mm reconstruction plate. Outcome measures were the Constant shoulder score, DASH (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand) score, pain, fracture-healing, and complications. The null hypothesis was tha



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Computer-Assisted Surgery Is Not More Accurate or Precise Than Conventional Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial

from JBJS Case Reports - 05 Sep 12

Background:Accurate and precise tunnel placement is critical to the success of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. A new development, computer-assisted surgery, aids in placement of the ACL bone tunnels during surgery. Our hypothesis was that computer-assisted ACL reconstruction would allow more accurate and precise tunnel placement compared with conventional surgery.Methods:In a prospective, double-blind, randomized clinical study, 100 patients eligible for ACL reconstruction with



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Is there a long-term price to pay for infants not exposed to the stress of labor? How the microbiome and the immune system can affect our lives.

from Am J Obstet Gynecol - 01 Jan 13

Is there a long-term price to pay for infants not exposed to the stress of labor? How the microbiome and the immune system can affect our lives. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Dec 26; Authors: Romero R, Korzeniewski SJ PMID: 23273890 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]



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Potential Treatment For Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease

from MNTcf - 08 Nov 12

The cellular pathway that causes lung-damaging inflammation in cystic fibrosis (CF) has not only been identified, but scientists have also discovered that decreasing the pathway's activity can cause the inflammation to reduce. A previous report indicated that researchers were able to prevent cystic fibrosis lung disease in a mouse model by spraying amiloride into the animal's lungs...



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Many People Over The Age Of 55 Regret Not Looking After Their Teeth In Earlier Life

from MNTdentistry - 15 Jun 12

New research shows that six out of every ten people aged 55 and over in the UK regret not looking after their teeth in earlier life, with people living in the North East of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland the most likely to regret their past oral hygiene...



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Antenatal depressive symptoms increase the likelihood of preterm birth.

from Am J Obstet Gynecol - 14 Jul 12

Antenatal depressive symptoms increase the likelihood of preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jul 10; Authors: Straub H, Adams M, Kim JJ, Silver RK Abstract OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the relationship between antenatal depressive symptoms and preterm birth. STUDY DESIGN: Patients completed the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale between 24-28 weeks of gestation. A score =12 (or thoughts of self-harm) indicated an at-risk woman. Symptomatic women were c


 

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