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Long-distance relationships may be stronger, more intimate

Live in a different city from your significant other? It may make your love grow stronger.
A new study published in the Journal of Communication on July 18 showed that people in long-distance relationships have stronger bonds and more substantial communication than couples who live near each…
Long-distance relationships may be stronger, more intimate

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Happiness During Teen Years Predicts Happiness As Adults

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Outgoing and emotionally stable young adults tend to have happier times in retirement than those who lived introverted or emotionally fraught young adult lives. That’s the finding of an analysis of more than 4,500 people in the Journal of Research in…
Happiness During Teen Years Predicts Happiness As Adults

Decongestants in pregnancy linked to birth defects

Kathryn Doyle
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A woman’s use of decongestant medications in the first trimester of pregnancy may raise her child’s risk of certain rare birth defects, according to a small study.
Some types of over-the-counter decongestants, including the popular…
Decongestants in pregnancy linked to birth defects

Homemade blowguns pose choking risk in teens: report

By Andrew M. Seaman

NEW YORK |
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:16pm EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Blowgun darts may backfire and get lodged in teenagers’ throats, according to a new report from one hospital.

Surgeons at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in…
Homemade blowguns pose choking risk in teens: report

U.S. pork industry increases funding to fight spreading pig virus

CHICAGO |
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:36pm EDT

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A leading U.S. pork association said on Monday it will spend an additional $350,000 to combat a virus that kills young pigs, bringing the pork industry’s total outlay this year to nearly…
U.S. pork industry increases funding to fight spreading pig virus

FDA probes multi-state outbreak of intestinal infection

Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:43pm EDT

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is investigating a multi-state outbreak of an intestinal infection called cyclosporiasis, whose cause has not yet been determined.

The regulator said Centers for Disease Control and…
FDA probes multi-state outbreak of intestinal infection

The ‘sting-o-meter’ that tells you which insects are best avoided (developed by a researcher who was fed up of getting stung)

Justin Schmidt created a pain scale from zero to four to rank insect stingsStings that rate zero cause no pain, those that rate four are the worstHe has been stung by 150 different bugs but says the worst are warrior wasps, tarantula hawks, and bullet ants
By
Emma Innes

PUBLISHED:

11:31…
Source: The ‘sting-o-meter’ that tells you which insects are best avoided (developed by a researcher who was fed up of getting stung)

First Edition: July 22, 2013

Today’s headlines include reports about the continuing efforts in opposition to the health law as well as a Washington Post investigation into a “flaw” in U.S. health care pricing.

Kaiser Health News: Obamacare Delay Is A Relief For A Family Business
Kaiser Health News staff writer…
Source: First Edition: July 22, 2013

Fujikura to exercise option to license Cellmid’s midkine diagnostic technology

Cellmid Limited has received confirmation that Fujikura Kasei Co Ltd (Fujikura) will exercise its Option to licence the midkine (MK) diagnostic technology by paying the requisite JPY40 million (AUD 440,000) Milestone Fee.
Under the terms of the Option to License agreement, which was…
Source: Fujikura to exercise option to license Cellmid’s midkine diagnostic technology

More children injured by falling TVs

The television might be a staple of the American home, but it’s also a continued source of serious injury for young children.
A study published in Pediatrics on July 22 revealed that children’s injuries caused by falling televisions have increased as more people are purchasing…
More children injured by falling TVs

People with epilepsy ‘have higher risk of early death’

Monday July 22 2013

Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain, causing seizures
“People with epilepsy 11 times more likely to die prematurely, study finds,” is the news in The Daily…
People with epilepsy ‘have higher risk of early death’

Media’s talk of a ‘misery molecule’ is misleading

Monday July 22 2013

Can just a single molecule make you depressed?
“Scientists have found the brain’s most miserable molecule,” according to The Sunday Times, which is apparently “the protein…
Media’s talk of a ‘misery molecule’ is misleading

Tuberculosis tests urged for students, staff at Virginia high school

SPRINGFIELD, Va. –  The Fairfax County Health Department is recommending that students and staff at a northern Virginia high school be tested for tuberculosis.
The health department said Monday that 1,900 letters were sent to affected staff and students at Robert E. Lee High School in…
Tuberculosis tests urged for students, staff at Virginia high school

Federal judge temporarily blocks North Dakota abortion law

By Brendan O’Brien

Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:48pm EDT

(Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked North Dakota’s new abortion law, which bans procedures to end pregnancy once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks.

U.S. District…
Federal judge temporarily blocks North Dakota abortion law

Researchers identify 146 contemporary medical practices offering no net benefits

While there is an expectation that newer medical practices improve the standard of care, the history of medicine reveals many instances in which this has not been the case. Reversal of established medical practice occurs when new studies contradict…
Source: Researchers identify 146 contemporary medical practices offering no net benefits

Integrative medicine interventions found to significantly reduce pain, improve quality of life

An integrative approach to treating chronic pain significantly reduces pain severity while improving mood and quality of life, according to a new study from the Bravewell Practice-Based Research Network (BraveNet) published last month in BioMed Central…
Source: Integrative medicine interventions found to significantly reduce pain, improve quality of life

Teen eating disorders increase suicide risk

Is binge eating a tell-tale sign of suicidal thoughts? According to a new study of African American girls, by Dr. Rashelle Musci and colleagues from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University in the US, those who experience…
Source: Teen eating disorders increase suicide risk

How to manage concussions (w/ Video)

Concussions, the most common traumatic brain injury, can have serious long-term health effects; therefore, diagnosis and management of these injuries are important. A primer published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides physicians…
Source: How to manage concussions (w/ Video)

Hospice workers struggle on front lines of physician-assisted death laws

Laws that allow physician-assisted death in the Pacific Northwest have provisions to protect the rights of patients, doctors and even the state, but don’t consider the professionals most often on the front lines of this divisive issue – hospice workers…
Source: Hospice workers struggle on front lines of physician-assisted death laws

Surprise finding shows oxytocin strengthens bad memories and can increase fear and anxiety

It turns out the love hormone oxytocin is two-faced. Oxytocin has long been known as the warm, fuzzy hormone that promotes feelings of love, social bonding and well-being. It’s even being tested as an anti-anxiety drug. But new Northwestern Medicine…
Source: Surprise finding shows oxytocin strengthens bad memories and can increase fear and anxiety

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies receives patent for Parkinson’s disease monitoring technology

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies announced today they have received allowance of claims from the U.S. Patent Office for an application covering their system and method of stimulating the brain during sleep to treat movement disorder symptoms. The claims cover a system and method including a…
Source: Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies receives patent for Parkinson’s disease monitoring technology

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies receives patent for Parkinson’s disease monitoring technology

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies announced today they have received allowance of claims from the U.S. Patent Office for an application covering their system and method of stimulating the brain during sleep to treat movement disorder symptoms. The claims cover a system and method including a…
Source: Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies receives patent for Parkinson’s disease monitoring technology

Study calls for more small and compassionate leadership teams to meet NHS challenges

The findings of a three-year study of the National Health Service supports the Francis Report in calling for more small and compassionate leadership teams of doctors, nurses and managers to meet the huge challenges the NHS faces.
A study of healthcare networks across the NHS found that…
Source: Study calls for more small and compassionate leadership teams to meet NHS challenges

Study calls for more small and compassionate leadership teams to meet NHS challenges

The findings of a three-year study of the National Health Service supports the Francis Report in calling for more small and compassionate leadership teams of doctors, nurses and managers to meet the huge challenges the NHS faces.
A study of healthcare networks across the NHS found that…
Source: Study calls for more small and compassionate leadership teams to meet NHS challenges

Well: Omega-3s May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to have many health benefits. But they may have risks as well, including an increased risk for prostate cancer.
In a nine-year prospective study, researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle took annual blood samples from 834 men diagnosed with…
Well: Omega-3s May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

Burundi’s longest cholera epidemic kills at least 17

A cholera epidemic in Burundi, the longest in the small central African country’s history, has killed at least 17 people in 10 months, a top health official told AFP Monday.
Source: Burundi’s longest cholera epidemic kills at least 17

Coherence activity in neuronal cultures from noise focusing

A research led by researchers from the University of Barcelona (UB) and published on Nature Physics enables to establish a basic mechanism of collective of self-organization of cultured neuronal networks. Authors have been able to determine the…
Source: Coherence activity in neuronal cultures from noise focusing

Man who had testicle removed discovers ‘cancer’ was actually varicose vein

“But I don’t think that is good enough.

“I’m disgusted to be honest and how many other poor people have been told
the same?

“It has ruined my life living with this for the past seven years and now
my life has been turned upside down.

“I had to go to…
Man who had testicle removed discovers ‘cancer’ was actually varicose vein

Coherence activity in neuronal cultures from noise focusing

A research led by researchers from the University of Barcelona (UB) and published on Nature Physics enables to establish a basic mechanism of collective of self-organization of cultured neuronal networks. Authors have been able to determine the…
Source: Coherence activity in neuronal cultures from noise focusing

Italian doctors strike over cuts to health service

ROME (Reuters) – Thousands of doctors went on strike across Italy on Monday to protest against cuts to the country’s health service, raising pressure on Prime Minister Enrico Letta‘s government as it seeks further ways to slash spending.
About a hundred medics observing the…
Italian doctors strike over cuts to health service

Sweaty all the time? Here are some treatments

Excessive sweating can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, but it could be more than just the weather that’s causing you to perspire.
We received this question from a viewer:
Dear Dr. Manny,
I’m a 34-year-old man and I sweat more than normal all the time – even when it’s…
Sweaty all the time? Here are some treatments

HPV virus linked to a third of throat cancers, study says

People who are infected with one strain of the human papilloma virus (HPV) are more likely to contract certain throat cancers, Medical News Today reported.
In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers sought to identify how the presence of the HPV 16 virus – one of…
HPV virus linked to a third of throat cancers, study says

Health Highlights: July 22, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Kate Middleton Goes Into Labor
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is in labor, according to Kensington Palace.
She was accompanied by her husband Prince William and travelled by car…
Health Highlights: July 22, 2013

Fifteen years after autism panic, a plague of measles erupts

PORT TALBOT, Wales –  When the telltale rash appeared behind Aleshia Jenkins’s ears, her grandmother knew exactly what caused it: a decision she’d made 15 years earlier.
Ms. Jenkins was an infant in 1998, when this region of southwest Wales was a hotbed of resistance to a vaccine…
Fifteen years after autism panic, a plague of measles erupts

Readers Write In: Are Water Moccasins and Cottonmouths Different Species?

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Readers Write In: Are Water Moccasins and Cottonmouths Different Species?

5 Simple Steps To Thrive

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5 Simple Steps To Thrive

10 Signs You’ve Found A True Guru

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10 Signs You’ve Found A True Guru

Yes, You’re Good Enough. Here’s How To Learn That.

I’ve made some big changes in my life. I’ve lost half my
body weight — going from 280 pounds to 140 pounds. I’ve stepped away from a corporate
role with Microsoft to follow my passions. I’ve moved to Italy — despite knowing
no one and not speaking the language. And I’ve grown my…
Yes, You’re Good Enough. Here’s How To Learn That.

New hope for hormone resistant breast cancer

A new finding provides fresh hope for the millions of women worldwide with oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer. Australian scientists have shown that a specific change, which occurs when tumours become resistant to anti-oestrogen therapy, might…
Source: New hope for hormone resistant breast cancer

When cells are consumed by wanderlust

(Medical Xpress)—In experiments on zebrafish, Freiburg researchers have demonstrated that the same proteins that lead to the formation of metastases in humans also cause the cells to migrate during embryonic development. The study was conducted by a…
Source: When cells are consumed by wanderlust

Chemoprophylaxis found to be safe after spine trauma surgery

(HealthDay)—Thromboembolic chemoprophylaxis seems to be safe and efficacious in at-risk trauma patients having spinal stabilization surgery, according to a retrospective review published in the July 15 issue of Spine.
Source: Chemoprophylaxis found to be safe after spine trauma surgery

World’s first IVF baby born after preimplantation genome sequencing is now 11 months old

The largest genomic institute of the world, BGI Shenzhen, China (hereinafter BGI), together with Reproductive & Genetic Hospital CITIC-XIANGYA (hereinafter CITIC-XIANGYA) announced today that they have successfully applied Next Generation…
Source: World’s first IVF baby born after preimplantation genome sequencing is now 11 months old

Study highlights female cancer patients unhappy with insufficient fertility support

Young female cancer patients are unhappy about the way fertility preservation options are discussed with them by doctors before starting cancer treatment, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Sheffield and The Children’s…
Source: Study highlights female cancer patients unhappy with insufficient fertility support

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies receives patent for Parkinson’s disease monitoring technology

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies announced today they have received allowance of claims from the U.S. Patent Office for an application covering their system and method of stimulating the brain during sleep to treat movement disorder symptoms. The claims cover a system and method including a…
Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies receives patent for Parkinson’s disease monitoring technology

Study finds link between mental illness and premature death in people with epilepsy

People with epilepsy are 11 times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, and the risk appears to be much higher for individuals with common co-existing psychiatric illnesses*, especially depression and alcohol and drug use disorders, new research published in The Lancet…
Study finds link between mental illness and premature death in people with epilepsy

Study calls for more small and compassionate leadership teams to meet NHS challenges

The findings of a three-year study of the National Health Service supports the Francis Report in calling for more small and compassionate leadership teams of doctors, nurses and managers to meet the huge challenges the NHS faces.

A study of healthcare networks across the NHS found that the…
Study calls for more small and compassionate leadership teams to meet NHS challenges

Ligand, Azure Biotech sign global license agreement for development of lasofoxifene

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: LGND) announces the signing of a global license agreement with Azure Biotech for the development of a novel formulation of lasofoxifene targeting an underserved market in women’s health. Under the terms of the agreement, Ligand is entitled to…
Ligand, Azure Biotech sign global license agreement for development of lasofoxifene

Study finds link between mental illness and premature death in people with epilepsy

People with epilepsy are 11 times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, and the risk appears to be much higher for individuals with common co-existing psychiatric illnesses*, especially depression and alcohol and drug use disorders, new research published in The…
Source: Study finds link between mental illness and premature death in people with epilepsy

Study finds link between mental illness and premature death in people with epilepsy

People with epilepsy are 11 times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, and the risk appears to be much higher for individuals with common co-existing psychiatric illnesses*, especially depression and alcohol and drug use disorders, new research published in The…
Source: Study finds link between mental illness and premature death in people with epilepsy

Ligand, Azure Biotech sign global license agreement for development of lasofoxifene

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: LGND) announces the signing of a global license agreement with Azure Biotech for the development of a novel formulation of lasofoxifene targeting an underserved market in women’s health. Under the terms of the agreement, Ligand is entitled to…
Source: Ligand, Azure Biotech sign global license agreement for development of lasofoxifene