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oil and gas, Heart Disease, R&D, Heart Pump, American Heart Association, Exxonmobil, Exxon, MITIE, Hospital, Virtual, Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine, Medicine, Energy, cardiac valve, Mitral Regurgitation, Mitral Valve

Mixing Blood and Oil: Conference Tackles Similar Challenges from Two Major Industries

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Scientists and engineers from two of the nation’s largest industries – medicine and energy – came together this week to explore the synergies in moving oil and pumping blood.

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Turner syndrome, Early Diagnosis, Short Stature

New Test Shows Promise for Accurate Early Diagnosis of Turner Syndrome

A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) has demonstrated a novel and accurate test for early diagnosis of Turner syndrome. Turner syndrome affects one in 1,500 to 2,000 female live births and early diagnosis allows for the timely management of short stature and co-morbid conditions including cardiac and renal problems.

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Vitamin D, frailty in elderly

Low and High Vitamin D Levels in Older Women Associated with Increased Likelihood of Frailty

A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that lower and higher vitamin D levels were associated with an increased likelihood of frailty in older women. Women with vitamin D levels between 20.0 and 29.9 ng/ml were at the lowest risk of frailty.

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Music Therapy, Icu Patients, Ventilation System, ventilation treatment, Art Therapy

Music’s Health Benefits on Ventilated Patients Revealed

The benefits of listening to music for patients on mechanical ventilation was revealed in a systematic review by a team of Cochrane researchers led by Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions associate professor Dr. Joke Bradt. The review found that listening to music may relax patients and potentially result in fewer complications.

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Diabetes, salt, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension And Diabetes, Dietary Avoidance, Systematic Review

Limiting Salt Lowers Blood Pressure and Health Risks in Diabetes

For patients living with diabetes, reducing the amount of salt in their daily diet is key to warding off serious threats to their health, a new review of studies finds.

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Alternative And Complementary Therapies, Herbal Medicine, Cognition, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Improvement, Ginseng

Ginseng Might Boost Brain Power, but Evidence Is Weak

Many people believe that the popular herb ginseng can improve thinking ability and prevent or even treat dementia. However, a comprehensive review of research failed to find convincing evidence of these benefits.

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Dog Bites, Hospital Admissions, trend data, Demographic Data, Emergency Department, NEDS, HCUP

Hospital Admissions for Dog Bites Increased 86 Percent Over a 16-Year Period

The number of people admitted to the hospital because of dog bites increased by 86 percent – from 5,100 to 9,500 hospital stays – between 1993 and 2008.

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Cancer, Lung Cancer, protein analysis, Biomarker, Personalized Medicine

SomaLogic Researchers Describe Revolutionary New Approach to Protein Analysis and Application to Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

Even with astounding advances in genomic science, genetic analysis of disease remains largely a measure of risk rather than actual disease state. A truer and more immediate measure of health can be obtained by analysis of proteins, especially those that are “biomarkers” of disease state.

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Good Grades in High School Lead to Better Health

The “A” grades that high schoolers earn aren’t just good for making the honor roll — they also make them healthier as adults, too.

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SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) Highlights New Resources

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today added several new resources to its National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) Web site. These resources will assist program developers considering NREPP submissions, as well as individuals and organizations who are seeking to successfully implement evidence-based interventions.







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