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Link between breast implants and cancer under investigation

from MNToncology - 07 Oct 14

An international research group including Viennese pathologist Lukas Kenner has reviewed cases of possible association between breast implants and a form of lymphoma that may develop tumours at a...


Frail 'need joint NHS and care fund'

from BBC - 09 Jul 14

NHS and council-run social-care budgets should be combined for some of the most vulnerable people, the NHS England chief executive says.


The top mistakes patients make when selecting an IVF clinic

from Dr and Patient - 26 May 14

Infertile patients know that IVF is a complex and expensive treatment . It requires a lot of experience and expertise in order to maximize the success rates. They also know that different IVF clinics have different success rates , and that there is a big difference between the pregnancy rates of a good clinics versus a bad clinic. This is why they spend so much time trying to find the best IVF clinic with the highest success rate.However, inspite of this, many patients do a poor job in selecting


Health promotion efforts in schools really do improve health

from MNTpaeds - 28 Apr 14

Can school efforts really persuade kids not to smoke, spur teens to exercise and get little ones to eat more fruits and veggies?


Making drinking illegal before 21 saves lives

from MNTpaeds - 25 Feb 14

Although some advocates want to lower the legal drinking age from 21, research continues to show that the law saves lives. That's the finding of a new review published in a special supplemental issue to the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.Researchers found that studies done since 2006 - when a new debate over age-21 laws flared up - have continued to demonstrate that the mandates work.


Schizophrenia linked to increased risk of autoimmune diseases

from MNTschiz - 25 Feb 14

People suffering from schizophrenia are at greater risk of developing autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and multiple sclerosis. This is the conclusion of new research from Aarhus University. It appears that infections play a determining role.


Dental calculus offers a window into the past, may unlock a 'microbial Pompeii'

from MNTdentistry - 25 Feb 14

An international team of researchers have discovered a 'microbial Pompeii' preserved on the teeth of skeletons around 1,000 years old. The key to the discovery is the dental calculus (plaque) which preserves bacteria and microscopic particles of food on the surfaces of teeth, effectively creating a mineral tomb for microbiomes.


Pharmacological management of tetanus: an evidence-based review

from Critical Care Forum - 26 Mar 14

Tetanus is becoming rarer in both industrialized and developing nations due to an effective vaccination program. In 2010, the World Health Organization estimated there was a 93% reduction in newborns dying from tetanus worldwide, compared to the situation in the late 1980s. Due to its rarity, many diagnostic delays occur as physicians may not consider the diagnosis until the manifestations become overt. Without timely diagnosis and proper treatment, severe tetanus is fatal (mortality is also inf


High carb diet may increase your risk of dementia

from MNTdementia - 25 Feb 14

Even small increases in blood sugar caused by a diet high in carbohydrates can be detrimental to brain health. Recent reports in medical literature link carbohydrate calorie-rich diets to a greater risk for brain shrinkage, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, impaired cognition, and other disorders.


Practice may not make perfect after all, study suggests

from MNTpsych - 11 Jan 14

We are all familiar with the saying "practice makes perfect." But new research from psychologists at the University of Sheffield in the UK suggests that when it comes to learning new skills, the way one practices is more important than the frequency of practice.


Greater experience causes older brains to slow down, study shows

from MNTdementia - 26 Jan 14

We are all familiar with the saying "older but wiser." And new research may prove this to be true. A new study published in the journal Topics in Cognitive Science suggests that as we age, our brain functions slow down as a result of greater experience, not because of cognitive decline.According to the research team, led by Dr.


A person's 'will to persevere' may be evoked by electrical brain stimulation

from MNTpsych - 10 Dec 13

What gives some people the ability to persevere through difficult situations that others may find insurmountable? The answer is no doubt a complicated one that may be beyond our full understanding, but new research published online in the Cell Press journal Neuron provides some intriguing insights.


Our brains can correct us if we make mistakes interpreting the emotions of others

from MNTneuro - 14 Oct 13

When we are sad the world seemingly cries with us. On the contrary, when we are happy everything shines and all around people's faces seem to rejoyce with us. These projection mechanisms of one's emotions onto others are well known to scientists, who believe they are at the core of the ability to interpret and relate to others...


Call for more urgent sepsis care

from BBC - 12 Sep 13

More must be done to help sepsis patients and save lives, according to a new report from the Health Service Ombudsman.


Improving student health at elementary and middle schools

from MNTpaeds - 12 Aug 13

Despite widespread cuts to physical education classes and recess, an Indiana University study has shown that schools can play an important role in helping their students live healthier lives. Schools that implemented coordinated school health programs saw increases in students' physical activity...


Biomarker assessment in suspected acute coronary syndrome could be practice-changing: BIC-8 results

from MNTcvs - 05 Sep 13

An emergency department strategy that uses two biomarkers to triage patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can increase the rate of early, safe hospital discharge, according to results of the Biomarkers in Cardiology 8 (BIC-8) trial...


Can dyslexia be diagnosed by MRI brain scan?

from MNTpaeds - 14 Aug 13

Researchers from MIT have discovered a link between the size of a language-processing area of the brain and poor pre-reading skills in kindergartners. This finding, coupled with an MRI technique, could lead the way for an earlier dyslexia diagnosis...


Preventing lung injuries in very premature babies: Current therapies less effective than expected

from MNTpaeds - 17 Aug 13

A neonatologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is the senior author of a large new study that found that current non-invasive techniques for respiratory support are less effective than widely assumed, in reducing the incidence of severe lung injury in very premature infants...


International research team identifies top risk factors for children during influenza pandemic

from MNTpaeds - 15 Aug 13

An international team of pediatric specialists, representing the world's five major pediatric emergency medicine research networks, has identified several crucial risk factors for alerting clinicians to children most susceptible to life-threatening infections from the H1N1 influenza (flu)...


Embryo Screening IVF Breakthrough Produces Baby Connor

from MNTfertility - 08 Jul 13

A couple in the US has had the first IVF baby to be born as a result of a new way of screening embryos that promises to increase the success rate of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and bring down the cost of treatment...


First Real-Life Proof Of Principle That IVF Is Feasible And Effective For Developing Countries

from MNTfertility - 09 Jul 13

A study performed in Belgium has shown that low-cost IVF for developing and poor resource countries is feasible and effective, with delivery rates not much different from those achieved in conventional IVF programmes. This proof-of-principle study, say the investigators, suggests that infertility care may now be "universally accessible"...


'Next Generation Sequencing' For Embryo Selection In IVF Leads To First Successful Birth

from MNTfertility - 09 Jul 13

The first birth has been achieved following the analysis of embryos using a new genome sequencing technique which promises to revolutionise embryo selection for IVF. The technique, which has never before been applied in the screening of embryos, was reported at the annual meeting of ESHRE by Dr Dagan Wells of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at the University of Oxford, UK...


IVF Treatment Costing Just $250 Uses Simplified Test Tube Technology

from MNTfertility - 09 Jul 13

Researchers in Belgium have developed a low-cost IVF treatment that could make fertility treatment "universally accessible" in poor and developing countries. The study shows that the new technique gives results similar to those achieved through conventional IVF treatment used in developed countries...


Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor antibody attenuates inflammation and decreases mortality in an experimental model of severe sepsis

from Critical Care Forum - 27 May 13

IntroductionSevere sepsis is associated with an unacceptably high rate of mortality. Recent studies revealed elevated levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a potent angiogenic and vascular permeability factor, in patients with sepsis. There was also an association between VEGF levels and sepsis severity. Here we investigate the effects of an anti-VEGF antibody (Bevacizumab, Bev) in an experimental model of sepsis. Methods: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), murine ce


The 10 'Best Buys' to combat heart disease, diabetes and stroke in Africa.

from Heart - 18 May 13

The 10 'Best Buys' to combat heart disease, diabetes and stroke in Africa. Heart. 2013 May 16; Authors: Mayosi BM Abstract PMID: 23680892 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


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