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Study finds a conserved role for serotonin in regulating behavior in octopus, humans

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-09-19 21:00
(Marine Biological Laboratory) The mood-altering drug MDMA -- which promotes positive, friendly social interactions in humans by inhibiting serotonin uptake in nerve cells -- has a similar behavioral effect in an octopus species, scientists reported today. This indicates that serotonin has been functioning as a regulator of social behavior for at least 500 million years, when the human and octopus lineages evolutionarily diverged.
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Even the best healthcare facilities can do more to prevent infections

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-09-19 21:00
(Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) Healthcare-associated infections can be reduced by up to 55 percent by systematically implementing evidence-based infection prevention and control strategies, according to a review of 144 studies published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). The study suggests that there is considerable room for improvement in infection prevention and control practices, regardless of the economic status of the country.
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Gut branches of vagus nerve essential components of brain's reward and motivation system

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-09-19 21:00
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) A novel gut-to-brain neural circuit establishes the vagus nerve as an essential component of the brain system that regulates reward and motivation, according to research conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published Sept. 20 in the journal Cell.
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Sample size matters in multisensory integration studies

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-09-19 21:00
(Baylor College of Medicine) Sample size (the number of individuals examined for a study) is the most important factor determining the accuracy of the study results.
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Mathematics meets biology to uncover unexpected biorhythms

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-09-19 21:00
(Baylor College of Medicine) A novel mathematical approach has uncovered that some animal cells have robust 12-hour cycles of genetic activity, in addition to circadian or 24-hour cycles.
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Your NEJM Group Today: Guided by Instinct / Aspirin for Healthy Elders? / Fla. Epilepsy Opportunity

Physician's First Watch - Wed, 2018-09-19 05:01
See the latest from NEJM Group: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Perspective: The resident senses that the elderly patient, dying and in pain, needs her...
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Most Supermarket Yogurts Contain More Sugar Than You Might Expect

Physician's First Watch - Wed, 2018-09-19 05:01
Most supermarket yogurts are not low in sugar, according to a U.K.-based study published in BMJ Open. Researchers assessed the nutrient content of nearly...
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CDC Reminds Clinicians to Look for CO Poisoning in Wake of Hurricane Florence

Physician's First Watch - Wed, 2018-09-19 05:01
Clinicians should be aware of symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in people without power after Hurricane Florence hit the southeastern U.S., the CDC said...
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Nearly 10% of U.S. Students Have Used Cannabis in E-Cigarettes

Physician's First Watch - Wed, 2018-09-19 05:01
Some 9% of U.S. middle and high school students have used electronic cigarettes to vaporize cannabis, according to a research letter in JAMA Pediatrics. Over...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Squamous-Cell Lung Carcinoma / Ibrutinib & Infection / Calif. Vascular Surgeon Opportunity

Physician's First Watch - Wed, 2018-09-19 05:01
Have a look at today's selections: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Images in Clinical Medicine: A 63-year-old man presented with cough and a...
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Medical Scribes Can Reduce EHR Burden, Improve Job Satisfaction

Physician's First Watch - Wed, 2018-09-19 05:01
Medical scribes can reduce clinician time using electronic health records and improve job satisfaction, according to a randomized, crossover trial in JAMA Internal Medicine. Eighteen...
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Another Potential Carcinogen Found in Valsartan

Physician's First Watch - Wed, 2018-09-19 05:01
The chemical N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) has been detected in three lots of valsartan from Torrent Pharmaceuticals, the FDA announced late last week. NDEA is a...
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