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Characteristics Of Fathers With Depressive Symptoms

from MNTdepress - 27 Feb 12

Voluminous research literature attests to the multiple negative consequences of maternal depression and depressive symptoms for the health and development of children...


Vaginal progesterone for asymptomatic cervical shortening and the case for universal screening of cervical length.

from Am J Obstet Gynecol - 31 Jan 12

Vaginal progesterone for asymptomatic cervical shortening and the case for universal screening of cervical length. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Feb;206(2):101-3 Authors: Combs CA PMID: 22284154 [PubMed - in process]


High Fluid Intake Appears To Reduce Bladder Cancer Risk

from MNToncology - 25 Oct 11

Drinking plenty of fluids may provide men with some protection against bladder cancer, according to a study presented at the 10th AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, held Oct. 22-25, 2011. Although the study did not determine why increased fluid intake might be protective, Jiachen Zhou, M.B.B.S., M.P.H...


Citrus Fruits May Help Women Reduce Risk Of Stroke

from MNTobsgyn - 24 Feb 12

Eating citrus fruits, especially oranges and grapefruit, because of the flavonone they contain, may lower women's risk of developing clot-associated or ischemic stroke, according to a new study led by Norwich Medical School of the University of East Anglia in the UK that was published online in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association on Thursday...


How Indian Doctors Loot Patients.

from Dr and Patient - 22 Sep 11

There's this email which is doing the rounds in India today." It is by Dr. B M Hegde. 1) 40-60% kickbacks for lab tests. When a doctor (whether family doctor / general physician, consultant or surgeon) prescribes tests - pathology, radiology, X-rays, MRIs etc. - the laboratory conducting those tests gives commissions. In South and Central Mumbai -- 40%. In the suburbs north of Bandra -- a whopping 60 per cent! He probably earns a lot more in this way thanthe consulting fees that you pay.2)


Endogenous Cushing's Syndrome - FDA Approves Korlym (Mifepristone)

from MNTdiabetes - 22 Feb 12

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Korlym (mifepristone) to control hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels) in adults with endogenous Cushing's syndrome, who have type 2 diabetes or glucose intolerance, who remained unresponsive to previous surgery or are not eligible candidates for surgery. Pregnant women should never take Korlym (contraindicated)...


Medical emergencies on board commercial airlines: is documentation as expected?

from Critical Care Forum - 07 Mar 12

IntroductionThe purpose of this study was to perform a descriptive, content-based analysis on the different forms of documentation for in-flight medical emergencies that are currently provided in the emergency medical kits on board commercial airlines. Methods: Passenger airlines in the World Airline Directory were contacted between March and May 2011. For each participating airline, sample in-flight medical emergency documentation forms were obtained. All items in the sample documentation forms


Apps On "Prescription" From Your GP

from MNTdiabetes - 22 Feb 12

General practitioners in the UK could soon be "prescribing" cheap or free smartphone apps to help their patients manage their health and medical conditions, according to news released on Wednesday by the Department of Health...


Menstrual cycle 'affects asthma'

from BBC - 09 Nov 12

A woman's menstrual cycle affects the severity of respiratory symptoms, potentially worsening conditions such as asthma, a study suggests.


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...


Intra-arrest hypothermia during cardiac arrest: a systematic review

from Critical Care Forum - 07 Mar 12

IntroductionTherapeutic hypothermia is largely used to protect the brain following return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after cardiac arrest (CA), but it is unclear whether we should start therapeutic hypothermia earlier, i.e., before ROSC. Methods: We performed a systematic search of PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, the Cochrane Library and Ovid/Medline databases using "arrest" OR "cardiac arrest" OR "heart arrest" AND "hypothermia" OR "therapeutic hypothermia" OR "cooling" as keywords. Only studies


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...


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)...


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...


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


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.


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...


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...


Prader-Willi Syndrome - Challenge To Stop Over-Eating In Children

from MNTpaeds - 24 Jan 12

A Challenge to find new research methods for hyperphagia, or unregulated appetite, a condition prevalent in children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) - a genetic disorder of chromosome 15, has been announced by InnoCentive. Inc., and the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research. Around 6,500 children are born with the genetic disorder each year...


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)...


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.


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)...


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...


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