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Warmer winters threaten UK blackcurrant farming

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-12-16 21:00
(British Ecological Society) Warmer winters may not provide sufficient chilling for blackcurrants in the UK, delaying the start of the growing season and resulting in reduced yields and lower fruit quality, researchers have found. Speaking at the British Ecological Society's annual meeting in Birmingham today, a research group based at the James Hutton Institute highlights that milder winters may cause blackcurrant crops to flower later in the year, produce fewer fruit, and over repeated years, have a reduced plant lifespan.
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Front and center: Food labels have effects on consumption and product formulation

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-12-16 21:00
(Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus) A new Food-PRICE systematic review and meta-analysis led by researchers at Tufts assessed the effectiveness of food package and menu labeling in interventional studies and found that these approaches can impact consumer and industry behavior for some targets, but not others.
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Patients with heart failure have lower risk of death, hospital admission if seen by physician in first 7 days after emergency department discharge

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-12-16 21:00
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) For patients who receive emergency department care for heart failure, early follow-up by a physician within seven days after emergency department discharge is associated with lower rates of death or admissions to hospital, according to research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
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Survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma face high long-term risk of solid cancers

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-12-16 21:00
(Wiley) New research refines existing evidence that survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma face an elevated risk of developing various types of solid tumors many years later. In addition, certain subgroups of patients have an especially high risk. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help refine guidelines for cancer screening in Hodgkin lymphoma survivors.
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Teens using vaping devices in record numbers

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-12-16 21:00
(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) America's teens report a dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just a single year, with 37.3 percent of 12th graders reporting 'any vaping' in the past 12 months, compared to just 27.8 percent in 2017. These findings come from the 2018 Monitoring the Future survey of a nationally representative sample of eighth, 10th and 12th graders in schools nationwide, funded by a NIDA grant to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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One in 4 parents not prepared for 'parenting hangovers' this holiday season

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-12-16 21:00
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A quarter of parents of young children who drink alcohol on special occasions do not think about limiting how much they drink or whether they'll be able to take care of their child the next day, according to a new national poll.
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Keep Avoiding Romaine Lettuce from 3 California Counties, Federal Officials Advise

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2018-12-15 05:00
The FDA and CDC have cleared some romaine growing regions from concerns over potential Escherichia coli contamination, but consumers should still avoid eating romaine grown...
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Guidelines Issued on Dementia and Driving

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2018-12-15 05:00
Guidelines on talking about driving with patients suffering from dementia or mild cognitive impairment have been issued by a working group from several U.K. organizations...
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FDA Warns About Erectile Dysfunction Drugs in E-Cigarette Liquids

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2018-12-15 05:00
Two e-cigarette liquids sold by HelloCig Electronic Technology contain undeclared tadalafil or sildenafil, the FDA warned on Tuesday. In particular, the agency said its...
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Your NEJM Group Today: 1918 Flu Pandemic / Opioids After Gynecologic Surgery / Wash. State ID Opportunity

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2018-12-15 05:00
Check out today's highlights from NEJM Group: NEJM Audio Interview: The Influenza Pandemic, a Century Later: Dr. David Morens discusses lessons from the 1918 influenza...
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Tampons Recalled After Unraveling in Body

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2018-12-15 05:00
Certain Kotex tampons are being recalled amid reports that they have come apart during removal, sometimes requiring women to see a clinician to remove the...
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From the Blogs: No, I Am Not Patient Transport! / One-A-Day ID Learning Units

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2018-12-15 05:00
Check out what our bloggers are talking about right now: Insights on Residency Training: "In spite of my white coat and MD, patients mistake me...
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