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'Early to bed' may curb negative thoughts

from MNTanxiety - 29 Dec 14

By now, most of us are aware of how important it is to get a good night's sleep. But a new study suggests going to bed late may contribute to repetitive negative thinking.



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How brain uses timing during motor activity revealed by birdsong study

from MNTneuro - 13 Dec 14

Timing is key for brain cells controlling a complex motor activity like the singing of a bird, finds a new study published by PLOS Biology.



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Risk of ruptured appendix for young children increased by poor access to general surgeons

from MNTgastro - 30 Oct 14

Delayed treatment for appendicitis can often lead to a ruptured appendix. That's exactly what is more likely to happen to many children in North Carolina if they have to delay getting treatment...



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Nano ruffles in brain matter

from MNTdementia - 30 Oct 14

An accumulation of a protein called amyloid-beta into large insoluble deposits called plaques is known to cause Alzheimer's disease.



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Aortic valve replacement appears safe, effective in very elderly patients

from MNTcvs - 30 Oct 14

Aortic valve replacement (AVR) can safely be used to treat severe aortic stenosis in patients age 90 years and older and is associated with a low risk of operative stroke and mortality, according...



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Risk of poor outcomes in elderly patients predicted by new frailty test

from MNTarthritis - 30 Oct 14

A simplified frailty index created by surgeons at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich.



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Women more likely than men to dismiss chest pain and delay seeking medical help for heart symptoms

from MNTcvs - 30 Oct 14

When heart symptoms strike, men and women go through similar stages of pain but women are more likely to delay seeking care and can put their health at risk, according to a study presented at the...



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Less invasive robotically assisted bypass surgery reduces complications and recovery time

from MNTcvs - 30 Oct 14

Robotically assisted coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery is a rapidly evolving technology that shortens hospital stays and reduces the need for blood products, while decreasing recovery...



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Gene 'switches' could predict when breast cancers will spread to the brain

from Cancer Research News - 05 Nov 14

Press release Scientists have found a pattern of genetic ‘switches’ – chemical marks that turn genes on or off - that are linked to breast cancer’s spread to the brain, according to research* presented at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference in Liverpool today (Wednesday). "Tackling the problem of brain metastases is one of the greatest challenges facing breast cancer researchers" - Dr Abeer Shaaban The researchers, based at the University of Wolverhampton, studied 24 breas



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Early Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

from JAMA - 05 Nov 14

Scientists who analyzed blood samples collected over time from 1500 participants in large prospective studies reported that elevated levels of branched-chain amino acids were linked with increased odds of developing pancreatic cancer (Mayers JR et al. Nat Med. doi:10.1038/nm.3686 [published online September 28, 2014]). The strongest association was observed among patients with samples collected 2 to 5 years before cancer diagnosis. The research team included investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer I



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Hypertension May Be an Autoimmune Disease

from JAMA - 05 Nov 14

New research suggests that oxidation and inflammation may cause alterations in self-proteins that activate an immune response, leading to blood pressure elevation (Kirabo A et al. J Clin Invest. doi:10.1172/JCI74084 [published online September 17, 2014]).



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Trial results reveal first targeted treatment to boost survival for oesophageal cancer

from Cancer Research News - 05 Nov 14

Press release Patients with a specific type of oesophageal cancer survived longer when they were given the latest lung cancer drug, according to trial results being presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference today (Wednesday). Up to one in six patients with oesophageal cancer were found to have EGFR duplication in their tumour cells and taking the drug gefitinib, which targets this fault, boosted their survival by up to six months, and sometimes beyond. "It’s



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Scientists trigger self-destruct switch in lung cancer cells

from Cancer Research News - 31 Oct 14

Press release Cancer Research UK scientists have found a drug combination that can trigger the self-destruct process in lung cancer cells - paving the way for new treatments, according to research that will be presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool next week*. “Igniting the fuse that causes lung cancer cells to self-destruct could pave the way to a completely new treatment approach." - Professor Henning Walczak. When healthy cells are no longe



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Text messaging could motivate Latino adults to exercise

from MNTcvs - 30 Oct 14

Latino adults at risk of heart disease exercise more after receiving motivational text messages five days a week, a pilot study suggests.Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects 13.



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Clinical practice guidelines address multimodality treatment for esophageal cancer

from MNToncology - 30 Oct 14

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released new clinical practice guidelines for treating cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction (area where the esophagus meets the stomach).



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Health experts: perfect storm of diabetes and tuberculosis must be headed off

from MNTdiabetes - 30 Oct 14

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the World Diabetes Foundation have released a report calling for international action against a looming co-epidemic of...



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Solution to 14-year mystery has implications for cancer therapies and drug delivery

from MNToncology - 30 Oct 14

Do blood vessels that feed tumors differ from other blood vessels? Fourteen years ago, experiments designed to answer that question led to the discovery of several genes that are more active in...



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Finding could lead to treatments for channel-related diseases such as cardiac arrhythmias, epilepsy and Parkinson's

from MNTcvs - 30 Oct 14

A common protein plays a different role than previously thought in the opening and closing of channels that let ions flow in and out of our cells, researchers at Johns Hopkins report.



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Pediatric radiation exposure following Chernobyl disaster linked to aggressive thyroid cancers

from MNToncology - 30 Oct 14

For the first time, researchers have found that exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer, according to a careful study of nearly 12,000 people in...



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Neurohormonal activation and its relation to outcomes late after repair of tetralogy of Fallot.

from Heart - 30 Oct 14

Related Articles Neurohormonal activation and its relation to outcomes late after repair of tetralogy of Fallot. Heart. 2014 Oct 28; Authors: Heng EL, Bolger AP, Kempny A, Davlouros PA, Davidson S, Swan L, Uebing A, Pennell DJ, Gatzoulis MA, Babu-Narayan SV Abstract BACKGROUND: Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels are elevated in patients with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF), the clinical significance of which remains uncertain. ME



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Anesthesia Technique and Outcomes After Hip Fracture Surgery

from JAMA - 05 Nov 14

To the Editor Dr Neuman and colleagues concluded that the use of regional anesthesia compared with general anesthesia after hip fracture surgery was not associated with lower 30-day mortality. This finding suggests that previous large observational studies have overestimated the mortality benefit of regional anesthesia. The authors attempted to overcome the potential selection bias of previous studies by using multivariable matching and instrumental variable analysis.



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Cardiac Assessment Before Stem Cell Transplantation for Systemic Sclerosis

from JAMA - 05 Nov 14

To the Editor The key to safe hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in patients with systemic sclerosis is a careful pretransplant cardiac assessment and subsequent recognition and management of cardiac complications. In the Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation International Scleroderma (ASTIS) trial by Dr van Laar and colleagues, the main exclusion criteria for cardiac reasons were left ventricular ejection fraction less than 45% and pulmonary arterial hypertension, defined as a mean pulmonar



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Cardiac Assessment Before Stem Cell Transplantation for Systemic Sclerosis—Reply

from JAMA - 05 Nov 14

In Reply Dr Burt and colleagues emphasize the importance of extensive cardiopulmonary screening before undertaking autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in patients with severe systemic sclerosis. When the ASTIS trial was launched in 2001, phase 1/2 data indicated that patients with systemic sclerosis and a mean pulmonary arterial pressure greater than 50 mm Hg measured by right heart catheterization had an unacceptable risk of treatment-related mortality and were therefore excluded



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Ethical Considerations Surrounding Lethal Injection—Reply

from JAMA - 05 Nov 14

In Reply The report by the Committee of The Constitution Project correctly states that “Doctors and other medical professionals should not be compelled to violate medical ethics,” and former Governor White adds that if there is indeed consensus that no medical personnel could ever ethically participate in executions, then the report should be read as completely prohibiting the use of lethal injection as a method of execution in the United States. The message of our Viewpoint was that there is so



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Incorrect Definition and Incomplete Study Group Name

from JAMA - 05 Nov 14

In the Editorial entitled “Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy in Severe Systemic Sclerosis: Ready for Clinical Practice?” published in the June 25, 2014, issue of JAMA (2014;311[24]:2485-2487. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.6369), there were 2 errors. On p 2486, the definition of pulmonary hypertension in the study by van Laar et al was incorrect. The definition has been removed and the sentence corrected to read: “In addition, overall mortality was higher in patients with pulmonary hypertension,


 

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