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Milk Better Than Water To Rehydrate Kids

from MNTpaeds - 18 Aug 11

Active children need to be watered with milk. It's a more effective way of countering dehydration than a sports drink or water itself, say researchers at McMaster University. That's particularly important during hot summer weather, says Brian Timmons, research director of the Child Health and Exercise Medicine Program at McMaster and principal investigator of the study...


Non-oral Contraceptives Have Higher Venous Thromboembolism Risk Than Oral Ones

from MNTobsgyn - 15 May 12

Some non-oral hormonal contraceptives, such as vaginal rings, implants and skin patches carry a higher risk of venous thromboembolism - blood clots - when compared to oral contraceptive pills, researchers from the University of Copenhagen revealed in the BMJ (British Medical Journal)...


Dementia and Alzheimer's Risk In Females - Another Possible Risk Factor Found

from MNTdementia - 03 Jan 12

According to a study published Online First by the Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, a hormone derived from visceral fat called adiponectin may play a role as a risk factor for development of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer disease (AD) in women...


A new look at renal dysfunction in the cirrhotic patient

from Critical Care Forum - 06 Mar 12

Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is a pre-renal azotemia-like acute renal failure occurring in patients with end-stage cirrhosis. HRS results from arteriolar vasodilatation, arteriolar underfilling, and intense renal vasoconstriction. By definition, it is not responsive to volume expansion, and the prognosis is especially poor even with the use of terlipressin or albumin dialysis or both. It may be difficult, on the basis of the current criteria, to clearly differentiate HRS from other causes of acute


Analgesics Use Associated With Increased Risk For Renal Cell Carcinoma

from MNToncology - 25 Oct 11

Use of acetaminophen and nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs was associated with a significantly increased risk for developing renal cell carcinoma, according to data presented at the 10th AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, held Oct. 22-25, 2011. Eunyoung Cho, Sc.D...


Alzheimer's Disease-Related Peptides Shown To Form Toxic Calcium Channels In The Plasma Membrane

from MNTdementia - 25 Oct 11

Alzheimer's disease is triggered by the inappropriate processing of amyloid precursor protein to generate excess amounts of short peptide fragments called A-beta. For many years, the neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's disease was thought to be caused by the buildup of A-beta in insoluble, fibrous plaques...


AstraZeneca's NEXIUM Receives First Regulatory Approval In Japan For The Treatment Of Acid-related Diseases

from MNTgastro - 02 Jul 11

AstraZeneca announced that NEXIUM (esomeprazole magnesium) 10 mg and 20 mg capsules have received regulatory approval in Japan for the treatment of acid-related conditions including non-erosive reflux disease (NERD), reflux esophagitis, and peptic ulcer disease (PUD)...


Foods With Baked Milk May Help Build Tolerance In Children With Dairy Allergies

from MNTallergy - 02 Jul 11

Introducing increasing amounts of foods that contain baked milk into the diets of children who have milk allergies helped a majority of them outgrow their allergies, according to a study conducted at Mount Sinai School of Medicine's Jaffe Food Allergy Institute. The data are reported in the May 23 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology...


Acid Reflux 50% More Common

from MNToncology - 23 Dec 11

A long-term Norwegian study reveals the number of people who experience acid reflux at least once a week has gone up by nearly 50% in the last 10 years, with women appearing to be more susceptible to the condition than men...


Largest Global Childhood Pneumonia Etiology Study Launched

from MNTpaeds - 17 Aug 11

Pneumonia kills more children around the world than any other disease, but the last major effort to study the causes of childhood pneumonia across many countries was conducted in the 1980's. This week, a groundbreaking new study called the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) study gets off the ground...


Delta Dental of Idaho cutting PPO reimbursement fees to dentists

from - 17 Oct 11

Despite the problems caused to dentists by the timing of cuts to reimbursement rates, Delta Dental of Idaho is moving forward.


Seaweed Does The Heart Good

from MNTcvs - 14 Sep 11

Researchers at Teagasc have been investigating lipids from a variety of Irish and Canadian seaweed species for their heart-health properties. In both Ireland and Canada (provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador), seaweeds have a long tradition of use. In Ireland, for example, approximately 36,000 tonnes of seaweed are harvested annually...


Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Risk Factors In Pregnant Women

from MNTpregnancy - 27 Jan 12

Approximately 1 in every 15,000 pregnant women will develop subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) - bleeding in the area between the brain and the thin membranes that cover the brain, according to a study published in the February issue of Anesthesiology...


Dr. Faiella is ADA president-elect

from - 17 Oct 11

Dr. Robert  A. Faiella of Osterville, Mass., was elected ADA president-elect for 2011-12 in balloting today at the House of Delegates, meeting this week in Las Vegas.In two other races, Dr. Kenneth J. Versman of Aurora, Colo., was elected second vice president, and Dr. J. Thomas Soliday of Gaithersburg, Md., was re-elected speaker of the House, a post he has held since first elected in 2002.


IVF Surrogacy and Aamir Khan

from Dr and Patient - 05 Dec 11

Now that Aamir Khan has publicly acknowledged that he has had a baby using IVF surrogacy, surrogacy has become a hot topic once again in the news . As with every story, this will have a mixed impact - some good, and some bad.The good impact is that surrogacy will now become much more acceptable as a method of family building. Celebs play a big role in influencing societal attitudes and the fact that Aamir Khan has used surrogacy to have a baby and has issued a press release stating this publicly


Early Alzheimer's Disease - Brain's Cortex Size May Predict Risk

from MNTdementia - 22 Dec 11

People with no Alzheimer's disease signs whose brain cortex regions are smaller than normal probably have a higher risk of developing early symptoms of the disease, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts General Hospital reported in the peer-reviewed journal Neurology this week...


Nearly half the world will experience lower urinary tract symptoms

from Anaesthesia UK - 28 Sep 11

New research shows that nearly half the world's adults will experience lower urinary tract symptoms by 2018.


Nearly One In Three Men And Women Age 50plus Have Not Been Screened For Colon Cancer; 1 In 4 Say Their Healthcare Provider Didn't Recommend Screening

from MNTcolorectal - 17 Jun 11

Results from a nationwide research poll released today by the Colon Cancer Alliance and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) show that 31 percent of men and women age 50 years and over have never been screened for colon cancer by standard screening methods such as a colonoscopy, fecal occult blood tests (FOBT) and fecal immunochemical tests (FIT)...


Stem Cells Restore Cognitive Abilities Impaired By Brain Cancer Treatment

from MNToncology - 14 Jul 11

Human neural stem cells are capable of helping people regain learning and memory abilities lost due to radiation treatment for brain tumors, a UC Irvine study suggests. Research with rats found that stem cells transplanted two days after cranial irradiation restored cognitive function, as measured in one- and four-month assessments...


Improved radical surgery techniques provide positive outcomes for bladder cancer patients

from Anaesthesia UK - 11 Aug 11

Bladder cancer patients who have radical surgery can benefit from excellent local control of the disease, acceptable clinical outcomes and low death rates.


African outbreak stumps experts

from Nature: Medicine - 13 Jul 11

With few leads to go on, researchers pursue the childhood malady nodding syndrome.


Positive Sporting Experiences Key For Children's Development

from MNTpsych - 22 Jul 11

A cohesive team environment, assessing one's own performance rather than comparing with others, and involvement in enjoyably challenging practices are the main conditions needed for children to have a positive developmental experience playing team sports...


Quitting Smoking Enhances Personality Change

from MNTpsych - 14 Sep 11

University of Missouri researchers have found evidence that shows those who quit smoking show improvements in their overall personality. "The data indicate that for some young adults smoking is impulsive," said Andrew Littlefield, a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Science...


Dr. Adam Rose Receives Award For Quality Of Care Research

from MNThaem - 24 Mar 11

Adam Rose, MD, MSc, an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has accepted the Society of General Internal Medicine's (SGIM) New England Region 2011 Clinician Investigator Award for his contributions to quality of care research. The award was presented to Rose at the Society's New England Regional Meeting on March 4, 2011...


General Practice Must Embrace Change To Improve Quality Of Patient Care, UK

from MNTgp - 24 Mar 11

A major inquiry commissioned by The King's Fund has concluded that, while the majority of care provided is good, there are widespread variations in performance and gaps in the quality of care delivered by general practice. The inquiry's report strongly endorses the principle that GPs should be generalists rather than specialists...


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