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Combination Therapy for COPD Associated With Better Outcomes

( - Among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly those with asthma, newly prescribed long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) and inhaled corticosteroid combination therapy, compared with newly prescribed LABAs alone, was associated with a lower risk of death or COPD hospitalization, according to a study in the September 17 issue of JAMA.

Sep 16, 2014 - 4:29:45 PM

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Healthy Humans Make Nice Homes for Viruses

( - The same viruses that make us sick can take up residence in and on the human body without provoking a sneeze, cough or other troublesome symptom

Sep 16, 2014 - 4:11:28 PM

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More Health Symptoms Reported Near ‚Äėfracking‚Äô Natural Gas Extraction

( - A Yale-led study has found a greater prevalence of health symptoms reported among residents living close to natural gas wells, including those drilled by hydraulic fracturing.

Sep 16, 2014 - 2:46:40 PM

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Eggs from Backyard Chickens Pose Potential Consumption Problems

( - MANHATTAN - Whether raising chickens in your backyard as pets or as a source of fresh eggs, a Kansas State University pharmacologist says what you don't know about your chickens could hurt you or others.

Sep 16, 2014 - 10:40:03 AM

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U.S. No Longer Leads in Tobacco Wars

( - WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 16, 2014 - The United States, once a leader in public health measures on tobacco, is falling behind international best practices when it comes to protecting its citizens from the harms of tobacco.

Sep 16, 2014 - 10:20:53 AM

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Concept of Time May Predict Impulsive Behavior

( - MANHATTAN - Obesity, gambling, substance abuse and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are just some disorders that have been linked to impulsive behavior, but the factors contributing to that impulsivity are still a mystery.

Sep 15, 2014 - 9:49:59 AM

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Whooping Cough Cases Are On The Rise‚ÄĒBe Protected

( - Whooping cough is often thought of as a disease of the past but, unfortunately, it's making a comeback.

Sep 14, 2014 - 4:11:21 PM

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Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure

( - Hazard: The alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident following a power outage.
( - Hazard: The alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident following a power outage.

Sep 11, 2014 - 5:14:32 PM

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The Invisible Scars of Acne

( - FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - (September 11, 2014) - Millions of men and women of all ages suffer from acne every day. While acne is physically present in the form of pimples and blackheads on the face, neck, back and shoulders, some effects of acne cannot be seen.

Sep 11, 2014 - 12:49:35 PM

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Investors Haul In Nearly Half the Tobacco Settlement Cash

( - Each April, cigarette manufacturers pay states billions of dollars to reimburse them for the health-care costs of smoking. About $100 billion has been paid so far, all under a landmark 1998 legal settlement with Big Tobacco.

Sep 11, 2014 - 10:57:51 AM

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University Biochemists Find New Treatment Possibilities for Staph Infections, Inflammatory Diseases

(HealthNewsDigest,com) - MANHATTAN - Two Kansas State University biochemists have discovered a family of proteins that could lead to better treatments for Staphylococcus aureus, a pathogenic bacterium that can cause more than 60,000 potentially life-threatening infections each year.

Sep 2, 2014 - 10:00:59 AM

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Voting Is Now Open! Help Two Students with Cystic Fibrosis Win $22K toward Higher Ed

( - NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., August , 2014 -  AbbVie  announced the 40 outstanding students with cystic fibrosis (CF) who will each receive $2,500 to pursue their undergraduate or graduate school education during the 2014-2015 school year through the AbbVie CF Scholarship program

Aug 20, 2014 - 3:00:58 PM

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Growing Up Poor Affects Adults' Impulsiveness In Economic Uncertainty

( - WASHINGTON - Growing up poor can influence people's sense of control and in turn may lead them to more impulsive decision-making and quickly give up on challenging tasks in uncertain situations, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Aug 20, 2014 - 10:57:27 AM

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Targeted Feral Cat Sterilization Program Yields Multiple Benefits

( - A University of Florida study of a feline trap-neuter-return program found that a targeted approach helped effectively manage the feral cat population and reduce shelter euthanasia rates in the area.

Aug 20, 2014 - 10:50:39 AM

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Providing Futile Treatment Prevents Other Patients from Receiving the Critical Care They Need

( - Providing futile treatment in the intensive care unit sets off a chain reaction that causes other ill patients needing medical attention to wait for critical care beds, according to a study by researchers from UCLA and RAND Health.

Aug 20, 2014 - 10:41:21 AM

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Largest U.S. Frozen Donor Egg Bank Hits 1,000 Embryo Transfer Milestone

( - Rockville, MD (August 19, 2014) - Donor Egg Bank USA, the largest frozen donor egg bank in the United States, has reached a company milestone of more than 1,000 embryo transfers completed.

Aug 19, 2014 - 2:23:33 PM

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Researchers Obtain Key Insights into How the Internal Body Clock is Tuned

( - DALLAS - August 17, 2014 - Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a new way that internal body clocks are regulated by a type of molecule known as long non-coding RNA.

Aug 18, 2014 - 5:42:56 PM

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Red Cross Reverses Stance on Sandy Spending 'Trade Secrets'

( - In June we reported that the Red Cross was resisting our request that the New York attorney general's office release information provided by the group on how it spent money after Superstorm Sandy, arguing that documents we sought contained "trade secrets."

Aug 15, 2014 - 12:22:50 PM

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What Can U.S. Health Care Learn from the Ebola Outbreak?

(HealthNewsDigest,com) - Jeanine Thomas is a well-known patient advocate and active member of ProPublica's Patient Harm Facebook Community. But this week, she contributed in another forum: the World Health Organization.

Aug 14, 2014 - 6:32:25 PM

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Injected Bacteria Shrink Tumors in Rats, Dogs And Humans

( - A modified version of the Clostridium novyi (C. novyi-NT) bacterium can produce a strong and precisely targeted anti-tumor response in rats, dogs and now humans, according to a new report from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers.

Aug 13, 2014 - 2:40:01 PM

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The Rise of Tattoo Removal

( - Just as it was beginning to seem that nearly everyone you knew or met had at least one tattoo, the trend is beginning to head in the opposite direction with tattoo removal procedures growing rapidly in recent years.

Aug 11, 2014 - 3:49:06 PM

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Illinois Suspends Medical License of Leading Prescriber of Antipsychotic Drugs

( - Illinois medical regulators have indefinitely suspended the medical license of psychiatrist Michael Reinstein, who prescribed more of the most powerful and riskiest antipsychotic drug clozapine than any other doctor in the country.

Aug 11, 2014 - 1:53:41 PM

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Few Juvenile Suspects Exercise Constitutional Rights During Interrogations

( - WASHINGTON - Even when not under arrest, juvenile suspects being interrogated for a crime may be strikingly unaware of their constitutional rights and confess without legal counsel or even a parent present

Aug 8, 2014 - 9:33:01 AM

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Videotape All Interrogations of Felony Suspects

( - WASHINGTON - The American Psychological Association adopted a resolution today aimed at stemming false confessions and wrongful convictions, including a recommendation that all interrogations of felony suspects be videotaped in their entirety and from a "neutral" angle

Aug 6, 2014 - 4:20:37 PM

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Dengue Mosquito Hitched Ride from Southeast U.S. to Reach California

( - New Haven, Conn.-The mosquito that transmits Dengue Fever probably arrived in California by plane or railway from the southeastern United States - and not from Mexico - a DNA analysis by Yale University researchers has found.

Aug 6, 2014 - 10:07:26 AM

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Data Show Outstanding Results, Narrow Margins for Essential Hospitals

( - The nation's essential hospitals met their core commitment to vulnerable patients in 2012 and also supplied disproportionate levels of vital community services

Aug 4, 2014 - 10:41:10 AM

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25 Million Older Americans Have Experienced Unwanted or Excessive Medical Treatment

( - WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014  -- A new poll shows that nearly one out of four older Americans (24%) say that either they or a family member have experienced excessive or unwanted medical treatment, the equivalent of about 25 million people.

Jul 29, 2014 - 2:24:48 PM

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One-Stop Shopping for Stuttering

( - Memphis, TN (July 29, 2014) - As teachers, parents and students prepare for the start of the new academic year, the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation, the leading charitable organization dedicated to supporting the stuttering community, offers an array of free tools for teachers with students who stutter in their classroom.

Jul 29, 2014 - 2:13:54 PM

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Ten Highly Cited UT Southwestern Researchers Among 2014 World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds

( - DALLAS - July 28, 2014 - Ten UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are among the most highly cited researchers in the U.S., earning them a place on Thomas Reuters' 2014 list of the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds.

Jul 28, 2014 - 4:24:20 PM

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Why Do Dogs Smell Each Other’s Behinds? (Video)

( - WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 - Here at Reactions, we ask the tough questions to get to the bottom of the biggest scientific quandaries. In that spirit, this week's video explains why dogs sniff each other's butts.

Jul 28, 2014 - 9:06:43 AM

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Humans Share Fairness Concerns With Other Species

( - WASHINGTON - Humans aren't the only species to react strongly to actions they consider unfair. A similar drive for fairness in monkeys and some dogs may offer insight into people's desire for equity, according to experts presenting at the American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention.

Jul 24, 2014 - 5:03:10 PM

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Cultural Stereotypes May Evolve From Sharing Social Information

( - Millenials are narcissistic, scientists are geeky, and men like sports - or so cultural stereotypes would have us believe.

Jul 24, 2014 - 11:17:28 AM

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Letter to Parents Regarding the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie

( -Dear Parents:We're asking you to save a turtle's life and perhaps even your child's.

Jul 23, 2014 - 3:50:43 PM

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Painful Mosquito-borne Virus Chikungunya Increasing

( - MANHATTAN - In just two weeks, the number of Americans infected with the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya has almost doubled and the virus has now been found in mosquitoes in the United States

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:44:48 AM

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Ruder Finn Healthcare Practice Increases Staff By 40%, Expands Leadership Team

( - NEW YORK, July 23, 2014  -- Ruder Finn, Inc., a leading independent global communications agency, today announced an expansion of the global Healthcare practice, with a 40 percent increase in staff in the first half of 2014, as it advances into a third year of double-digit revenue growth.

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:13:22 AM

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New Service Connects Hospitals and Doctors, Offers Hiring Tips

( - OAK BROOK, IL. (July 22, 2014) - According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, there is a shortage of doctors in the country that is a bit alarming. In fact, they report that by the year 2020, there will be a shortage of over 91,000 physicians in the country,

Jul 22, 2014 - 12:25:05 PM

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Post-discharge Telephone Calls May Help Reduce Hospital Readmissions

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. -- It's an all too familiar story: a patient-specifically a patient with chronic disease-goes into the hospital to get well and is discharged only to be readmitted within 30 days. Medicare spends $15 billion a year on readmissions alone.

Jul 21, 2014 - 3:32:01 PM

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Protein Therapy Successful in Treating Injured Lung Cells

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio - Cardiovascular researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have successfully used a protein known as MG53 to treat acute and chronic lung cell injury. Additionally, application of this protein proved to prevent lung cell injury. Results from this animal model study were just published in the journalNature Communications.

Jul 21, 2014 - 1:59:42 PM

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The Benefits of Massage Therapy for MS Patients

( - CINCINNATI, July 21, 2014  -- An estimated 2.3 million people worldwide live with multiple sclerosis (MS) each day, a debilitating disease that can often cause severe pain, muscle spasms, poor circulation, anxiety, stress and clinical depression.

Jul 21, 2014 - 1:34:20 PM

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Error: You Have No Payments from Pharma

( - The federal government has a word for physicians who don't have financial relationships with pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers: "Error."

Jul 21, 2014 - 7:59:19 AM

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