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Some cancer therapies may provide a new way to treat high blood pressure

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2017-11-19 21:00
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Drugs designed to halt cancer growth may offer a new way to control high blood pressure (hypertension), say Georgetown University Medical Center investigators. The finding could offer a real advance in hypertension treatment because although a number of high blood pressure drugs are now available, they work by different mechanisms that are not suited for all patients.
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Cell-weighing method could help doctors choose cancer drugs

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2017-11-19 21:00
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT researchers have shown that they can use a new type of measurement to predict how drugs will affect cancer cells taken from multiple myeloma patients. Their predictions correlated with how those patients actually fared when treated with those drugs.
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Motorcycle crashes cause 5 times as many deaths as car accidents, 6 times the health costs

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2017-11-19 21:00
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Motorcycle accidents are costly in terms of lives and health care costs. Compared with car accidents, motorcycle accidents cause three times the injuries, six times the medical costs and 5 times the deaths, found new research in CMAJ. Despite better motor vehicle safety, injuries from motorcycle crashes have not improved.
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Many cancer survivors are living with PTSD

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2017-11-19 21:00
(Wiley) A recent study showed approximately one-fifth of patients with cancer experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) several months after diagnosis, and many of these patients continued to live with PTSD years later.
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Your NEJM Group Today: Next Steps in Gene Editing / AHA 2017 News Roundup / Alaska FM Opportunity

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2017-11-19 05:00
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Audio Interview: Next Steps in Gene Editing: Dr. George Church discusses recent advances in...
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FDA Looking at Potentially Increased Mortality Risk with Gout Drug

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2017-11-19 05:00
The FDA is investigating whether the gout drug febuxostat (Uloric) is associated with an increased risk for heart-related mortality. This follows a postmarketing trial...
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Dads' Depression Tied to Increased Depression Risk in Teenage Children

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2017-11-19 05:00
Children with depressed fathers are at increased risk for developing depression themselves when they reach adolescence, according to a Lancet Psychiatry study. The study included...
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FDA Clears Nerve Stimulator to Treat Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2017-11-19 05:00
A percutaneous nerve stimulator previously approved for use in acupuncture may now be used to help ease the physical symptoms of opioid withdrawal, the FDA...
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Kids Having Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy Still Get Codeine Despite Decreasing Prescriptions

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2017-11-19 05:00
Clinicians have eased off prescribing codeine to children undergoing tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy, but 1 in 20 patients still receives codeine, a Pediatrics study finds. In...
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Changes in young people's sexual practices over the last 20 years revealed

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sat, 2017-11-18 21:00
(London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) Young people today are taking part in a wider range of sexual practices, such as oral and anal sex, with opposite-sex partners compared to 20 years ago, according to new analysis by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and UCL.
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Homes should not be abandoned after a big nuclear accident

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sat, 2017-11-18 21:00
(University of Bristol) New research suggests that few people, if any, should be asked to leave their homes after a big nuclear accident, which is what happened in March 2011 following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
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Theory: Flexibility is at the heart of human intelligence

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sat, 2017-11-18 21:00
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Centuries of study have yielded many theories about how the brain gives rise to human intelligence. Some think it arises from a single region or neural network. Others argue that metabolism is key. A new paper makes the case that the brain's dynamic properties -- how it is wired but also how that wiring shifts in response to changing intellectual demands -- are the best predictors of intelligence in the human brain.
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Social mobile gaming boosts rehabilitation for physically impaired patients

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sat, 2017-11-18 21:00
(Imperial College London) A video game that enables healthy volunteers to play with patients who have physical impairments may improve their rehabilitation, suggests study.
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