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12:00 AM EDT April 17, 2014

Sprifermin Offers Benefit for Cartilage Loss from Knee Osteoarthritis

Results published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), showed that sprifermin dosed at 100µg reduced loss of cartilage thickness and volume in the total femorotibial joint and in the lateral knee compartment (outside of the knee).

April 14, 2014

Wiley Partners with Mount Sinai Experts to Launch Medical Handbooks

Six Mount Sinai Expert Guides use apps and digital content to support a new generation of physicians

12:00 AM EDT April 14, 2014

New Clinical Definition for Epilepsy Improves Diagnosis Accuracy

An expert task force has created a new definition for epilepsy that refines the scope of patients diagnosed with this brain disease. The study published in Epilepsia, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), provides a greater level of detail to diagnose epilepsy by including individuals with two unprovoked seizures, and those with one unprovoked seizure and other factors that increase risk of seizure recurrence.

5:00 PM EDT April 10, 2014

Abstention from alcohol has increased sharply among Australian adolescents

A broad change in drinking behaviour has occurred among Australian adolescents in the last decade.  The percentage of Australians aged 14-17 who do not drink alcohol has increased from almost 33% in 2001 to over 50% in 2010.  This trend has occurred broadly across a wide range of regional, socio-economic, and demographic subgroups.

April 09, 2014

Planning For Long-Term Care For Dummies

Expert advice on planning for your own or a relative’s future care needs

April 07, 2014

Humor Can Helps Penile Cancer Patients Cope, Study Shows

Humor can help men undergoing treatment for penile cancer to stay positive while helping health professionals to build rapport with patients, reports research published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

April 07, 2014

Primatologists Defend use of Primates as Models for Medical Research

Writing in the American Journal of Primatology, medical researchers argue that continued research with primates is needed

April 07, 2014

Research Finds Link Between Statins and a Reduced Risk of Dementia

New research in the European Journal of Neurology discovered a link between statin, an oral lipid-lowering drug, and reduced risk of dementia.

April 07, 2014

Yoga Can Reduce Symptoms of PTSD, Study Shows

 In a study by the Journal of Traumatic Stress, results show that women who adopt yoga may experience less symptoms of PTSD.

April 02, 2014

Coffee Consumption Reduces Mortality Risk from Liver Cirrhosis

New research reveals that consuming two or more cups of coffee each day reduces the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66%, specifically cirrhosis caused by non-viral hepatitis. Findings in Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show that tea, fruit juice, and soft drink consumption are not linked to cirrhosis mortality risk. As with previous studies heavy alcohol use was found to increase risk of death from cirrhosis.

April 02, 2014

Unplanned pregnancy remains high among young Australian women

Despite high rates of contraceptive use, unwanted pregnancies resulting in terminations remain high among young women.

In an article in the April issue of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Danielle Mazza from Monash University, and colleagues, examine the paradox of high rates of contraceptive use, over the counter availability of emergency contraception and unplanned pregnancy.

April 01, 2014

Low Sodium Levels Pre-Transplant Does Not Affect Liver Transplant Recipient Survival

Researchers report that low levels of sodium, known as hyponatremia, prior to transplantation does not increase the risk of death following liver transplant.  Full findings are published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society.

12:00 AM EDT March 27, 2014

Faster Genetic Testing Method Will Likely Transform Care for Many Patients With Breast Cancer

Faster and cheaper DNA sequencing techniques will likely improve care for patients with breast cancer but also create challenges for clinicians as they counsel patients on their treatment options. Those are among the conclusions of a study published recently in the BJS (British Journal of Surgery). The findings provide insights into how genetic advances will soon be affecting patient care.

12:00 AM EDT March 26, 2014

Certain Genetic Variants May Put Bladder Cancer Patients at Increased Risk of Cancer Recurrence

In the Western world, bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the eighth most common in women, with many patients experiencing recurrence after treatment. A new study published in BJU International indicates that inheriting certain DNA sequences can affect a patient’s prognosis. The findings may help physicians identify sub-groups of bladder cancer patients who should receive intensive treatment and monitoring.

12:00 AM EDT March 25, 2014

Recreational drug users who switch from ecstasy to mephedrone don’t understand the dangers

Contrary to popular belief among recreational drug users, mephedrone has several important differences when compared with MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy. These differences mean that mephedrone could leave a user with acute withdrawal symptoms and indicate that it may have a higher potential for developing dependence than MDMA according to a study published in British Journal of Pharmacology.

March 24, 2014

National Healthcare Valuation Experts Hail New Book

This two volume, authoritative text provides a timely and robust treatment of the healthcare valuation process in an era of dynamic healthcare reform.

12:00 AM EDT March 24, 2014

Use of Mood Stabilizing Drug Linked with Reduced Risk of Developing Head and Neck Cancer

A new study indicates that a commonly used mood stabilizing drug may help prevent head and neck cancer. The study is published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

8:00 PM EDT March 23, 2014

Nip, Tuck & Breathe: Botox Provides Relief for those who Suffer with Asthma

For millions of Americans that suffer with asthma, there is evidence of a novel therapy to relieve symptoms of the disorder. In a study in Respirology, 11 patients with doctor-diagnosed asthma were given a total of 24 injections of botulinum toxin to observe the effects that the treatment has on abnormal vocal cord movement that is evident in asthma suffering.

12:00 AM EDT March 19, 2014

Circumference and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Retired NFL Players

New research in Clinical Cardiology studies the relationship between neck circumference, metabolic syndrome and subclinical atherosclerosis in retired National Football League Players. 1023 retired NFL players voluntarily participated in health screening exams conducted between September 2007 and November 2009.

March 18, 2014

Some truth to the ‘potent pot myth’

New research from The Netherlands shows that people who smoke high-potency cannabis end up getting higher doses of the active ingredient (THC). Although they reduce the amount they puff and inhale to compensate for the higher strength, they still take in more THC than smokers of lower potency cannabis.

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