Well: Ask Well: Are Exercise Cool Downs Necessary?

New York Times - Health : April 18, 2014
A reader asks: A lot of exercise routines call for a cool down at the end. Is this necessary?

AUDIO: NHS Trust 'blackened' doctor's name

BBC Health : April 18, 2014
A senior cardiologist, who exposed concerns about patient safety at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, has won an unfair dismissal case.

Foreign doctors 'need tougher test'

BBC Health : April 18, 2014
Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.

VIDEO: Warning over foreign doctor training

BBC Health : April 18, 2014
There are calls for stricter assessments of foreign-trained doctors before they practise in the UK.

FDA discourages use of laparoscopic power morcellation for removal of uterus or uterine fibroids

FDA US Food & Drug : April 17, 2014
In a safety communication notice issued today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration discouraged the use of laparoscopic power morcellation for the removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) or uterine fibroids (myomectomy) in women because, based on an analysis of currently available data, it poses a risk of spreading unsuspected cancerous tissue, notably uterine sarcomas, beyond the uterus.

Well: The Antidepressant Generation

New York Times - Health : April 17, 2014
A growing number of young adults are taking psychiatric medicines for longer and longer periods, at the very age when they are also consolidating their identities, making plans for the future and navigating adult relationships.

FDA Warns on Popular Hysterectomy Procedure

Wall Street Journal : April 17, 2014
Federal regulators advised doctors Thursday to stop using a surgical device used in tens of thousands of hysterectomies each year called a power morcellator, citing its potential to spread cancer.

Fussy toddlers watch more TV

CNN Health : April 17, 2014
CNN's Carl Azuz tells us about a new study that looks at how TV viewing may be linked to a baby's fussy behavior.

NFL champ fights sleep apnea

CNN Health : April 17, 2014
Super Bowl champion Aaron Taylor overcomes sleep apnea, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

HIV-positive man kicked out of league

CNN Health : April 17, 2014
An HIV-positive Florida man was told he could no longer play in a Kissimmee Parks and Recreation basketball league.

Geisinger shows how data drives change

Healthcare IT News : April 17, 2014
Geisinger Health System, the pioneering integrated care network, is "perfectly designed to do a huge number of experiments in both the provider and payer sides," said its Chief Executive Officer Glenn Steele Jr., MD, on Thursday. read more

Cost of Treatment May Influence Doctors

New York Times - Health : April 17, 2014
The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association said they would use cost data to rate the value of treatments.

mHealth still untapped resource for docs

Healthcare IT News : April 17, 2014
For the most part, providers are still weary over the mHealth movement. And this weariness just might be preventing them from big care improvement opportunities, say the findings of a new study. The study, commissioned by mobile professional services firm Mobiquity, finds some 70 percent of consumers use mobile apps every day to track physical activity and calorie intake, but only 40 percent share that information with their doctor. [See also: mHealth market scales to new heights.] read more

Well: Pregnancy Weight Gain Predicts Child’s Obesity

New York Times - Health : April 17, 2014
Gaining too much weight during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk that your child will be obese as a preschooler, new evidence shows. Gaining too little weight may have the same effect.

VIDEO: Babylab studies development of ADHD

BBC Health : April 17, 2014
Scientists at a London laboratory carry out tests to try to discover how and why some people develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought

WebMD : April 17, 2014
Study suggests manufacturers test for all strains of P. aeruginosa to prevent infection

Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization

WebMD : April 17, 2014
British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg

Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study

WebMD : April 17, 2014
With mothers holding newborns differently, cord clamping could be delayed, researchers say

Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat

WebMD : April 17, 2014
Information from MRI scans might help in obesity, diabetes research

Fighting malaria drug resistance: Scientists find new way

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : April 17, 2014
An anti-malarial treatment that lost its status as the leading weapon against the deadly disease could be given a new lease of life, with new research indicating it simply needs to be administered differently. The findings could revive the use of the cheap anti-malarial drug chloroquine in treating and preventing the mosquito-bourne disease, which claims the lives of more than half a million people each year around the world.

Some immune cells defend only one organ

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : April 17, 2014
Some organs have the immunological equivalent of 'neighborhood police' -- specialized squads of defenders that patrol only one area, a single organ, instead of an entire city, the body, scientists have discovered. The liver, skin and uterus each has dedicated immune cells, which the researchers call tissue-resident natural killer cells. Other organs may have similar arrangements.

Radiation therapy for cervical cancer increases risk for colorectal cancer

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : April 17, 2014
Young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer should begin colorectal cancer screening earlier than traditionally recommended, researchers are recommending for the first time. After finding a high incidence of secondary colorectal cancers among cervical cancer survivors treated with radiation, these researchers off new recommendations that the younger women in this group begin colorectal cancer screening about eight years after their initial cervical cancer diagnosis.

More effective kidney stone treatment, from macroscopic to nanoscale

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : April 17, 2014
Researchers have hit on a novel method to help kidney stone sufferers ensure they receive the correct and most effective treatment possible. Kidney stones represent a major medical problem in the western and developing world. If left untreated, apart from being particularly painful, they can lead to renal failure and other complications. In many patients treated successfully, stone recurrence is also a major problem. Clearly a more effective pathological approach to diagnosis and treatment needs to be identified to ensure successful eradication of stones.

Are Pets Good for Kids?

Scientific American: Health : April 17, 2014
People overwhelmingly believe that having pets is overall a good thing for children. Indeed, a 2003 paper by developmental psychologist Gail F. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Diabetes Complications

NIH Medline Plus : April 17, 2014
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New technique detects microscopic diabetes-related eye damage

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : April 17, 2014
New early-warning signs of the potential loss of sight associated with diabetes have been detected by researchers. This discovery could have far-reaching implications for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, potentially impacting the care of over 25 million Americans. These important early-warning signs were invisible to existing diagnostic techniques, requiring new technology based on adaptive optics.

Study finds adverse respiratory outcomes for older people with COPD taking benzodiazepines

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : April 17, 2014
A group of drugs commonly prescribed for insomnia, anxiety and breathing issues 'significantly increase the risk' that older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, need to visit a doctor or emergency department for respiratory reasons, new research has found. Benzodiazepines, such as Ativan or Xanax, may actually contribute to respiratory problems, such as depressing breathing ability and pneumonia, in these patients.

Key milestone for brown fat research with ground-breaking MRI scan

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : April 17, 2014
The first MRI scan to show 'brown fat' in a living adult could prove to be an essential step towards a new wave of therapies to aid the fight against diabetes and obesity. Brown fat has become a hot topic for scientists due its ability to use energy and burn calories, helping to keep weight in check. Understanding the brown fat tissue and how it can be used to such ends is of growing interest in the search to help people suffering from obesity or at a high risk of developing diabetes.

Suicide epidemic among India's 'marginalized' farmers

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : April 17, 2014
A new study has found that India’s shocking rates of suicide are highest in areas with the most debt-ridden farmers who are clinging to tiny smallholdings – less than one hectare – and trying to grow ‘cash crops’, such as cotton and coffee, that are highly susceptible to global price fluctuations.

HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children: More research needed

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : April 17, 2014
More research is needed on HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in children in sub-Saharan Africa, experts say. They looked at previous research into the joint burden of HIV/AIDS and schistosomiasis of children, and found that while disease-specific control interventions are continuing, potential synergies in the control efforts for the two diseases have not been investigated. The team focused on children with schistosomiasis and assessed the risk of increased HIV transmission and progression and impaired response to drugs when given alongside HIV interventions.

'Brain training' overcomes tics in Tourette syndrome, study finds

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : April 17, 2014
Children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) may unconsciously train their brain to more effectively control their tics. Teenagers diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome (TS) were slower than their typically developing peers when asked to perform a task that involved them simply moving their eyes to look at targets. However, they significantly outperformed their peers when the task was more demanding and required them to choose between looking at or away from targets. In this task they were as fast as their peers but made fewer eye movements in the wrong direction.

Enrollments Exceed Obama’s Target for Health Care Act

New York Times - Health : April 17, 2014
Eight million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, including what the White House said were a sufficient number of young, healthy adults needed to maintain the plan’s viability.

New MRSA superbug emerges in Brazil

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : April 17, 2014
A new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient has been identified by an international research team. The new superbug is part of a class of highly-resistant bacteria known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, which is a major cause of hospital and community-associated infections. The superbug has also acquired high levels of resistance to vancomycin, the most common and least expensive antibiotic used to treat severe MRSA infections worldwide.

Why does healthcare resist encryption?

Healthcare IT News : April 17, 2014
The most basic security truth in 2014 is that encryption done properly -- a high enough level of encryption, proper safeguarding of the encryption key -- is the best thing an IT department can do. [See also: Where will HIT security be in 3 years?.] Sill, many industries resist encryption -- and healthcare is arguably the most strident. read more

When the cancer you beat returns

CNN Health : April 17, 2014
Kezia Fitzgerald knows the toll treating Hodgkin's lymphoma again will take on her body -- and her mind.

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