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Antibiotic use by travelers may add to global spread of superbugs

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Photo: Tablets lying around a sun bed [23/01/2015] Taking antibiotics for diarrhea may put travelers visiting developing parts of the world at higher risk for contracting superbugs and spreading these daunting drug-resistant bacteria to their home countries.Antibiotic use by travelers may add to global spread of superbugs - Read more

Only half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine

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Photo: girl being skeptic of injection [22/01/2015] It's a virus that is responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer but a new study by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers indicates that only about half of the girls receive the vaccine at the recommended age to best protect themselves.Only half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine - Read more

Bone stem cells shown to regenerate bones and cartilage

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Photo: osteochondroretricular stem cells visualized in red [20/01/2015] Cells, called osteochondroreticular (OCR) stem cells, were discovered by tracking a protein expressed by the cells. Using this marker, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center found that OCR cells self-renew and generate key bone and cartilage cells, including osteoblasts and chondrocytes. Bone stem cells shown to regenerate bones and cartilage - Read more

Success for first tumor tissue samples biobank

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Photo: Man working in a laboratory [19/01/2015] SPECTAcolor's successful start has demonstrated its viability to facilitate next generation cancer clinical trials. It has been successfully implemented across 19 clinical centers located in nine countries in Europe, has now recruited over 500 patients since its launch in September 2013, and the observed frequency of mutations is similar to that in previous colorectal cancer clinical trials. Success for first tumor tissue samples biobank - Read more

Cardiac specialists recommend donor heart allocation changes

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Photo: Hands with surgical gloves hold a symbolic heart [15/01/2015] A group of leading cardiac specialists has proposed new guidelines for the allocation of donor hearts to patients awaiting transplant. The changes are aimed at improving the organ distribution process to increase the survival rate of patients awaiting transplant and posttransplant.Cardiac specialists recommend donor heart allocation changes - Read more

Designing effective health messages

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Photo: Cartoons showing health messages [14/01/2015] Is it better to tell people about the harms of certain health decisions or about the benefits of positive health related decisions? Studies that delve into this very question have differing results. A new paper just published by Cornell Food & Brand Lab, finds that the type of health messaging that is most effective might vary depending on certain characteristics of the target audience.Designing effective health messages - Read more

Optimistic people have healthier hearts

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Photo: Happy couple bathed in sunlight [13/01/2015] People who have upbeat outlooks on life have significantly better cardiovascular health, suggests a new study that examined associations between optimism and heart health in more than 5,100 adults.Optimistic people have healthier hearts - Read more

May contain nuts. But how much is too much?

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Photo: Peanuts [12/01/2015] In a new study, researchers from the University of Manchester identified the level of five of the most common food allergens which would cause a reaction in only ten percent of people who are sensitive to them.May contain nuts. But how much is too much? - Read more

Early blood glucose control lengthens life in people with type 1 diabetes

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Photo: glucose monitoring tool [07/01/2015] People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose early in their disease are likely to live longer than those who do not, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. The findings are the latest results of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) and its follow-up, the Epidemiology of Diabetes Control and Complications (EDIC) study. Early blood glucose control lengthens life in people with type 1 diabetes - Read more

Importance of bowel cancer screening

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Graphic: red marked bowel in human body [07/01/2015] Almost 40 percent of people who have abnormal results from bowel cancer screening tests and are referred for further investigation ignore their next screening invitation two years later, according to a Cancer Research UK study. In contrast, just 13 percent of those who had a normal result did not continue with screening. Importance of bowel cancer screening - Read more