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Insulin production controlled by acid sensor implant

from MNTdiabetes - 13 Aug 14

ETH Zurich researchers from the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) in Basel have developed an implantable device that precisely monitors acid build-up in the body for people...



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40% of American adults will develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime

from MNTdiabetes - 13 Aug 14

A new study led by a researcher from the CDC finds that 2 in every 5 American adults are expected to develop type 2 diabetes during their lifetime.



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Left fornical crus injury after intraventricular hemorrhage can result in selective verbal memory impairment

from MNTneuro - 13 Aug 14

The fornix, a part of the Papez circuit, transfers information of episodic memory between the medial temporal lobe and the medial diencephalon.



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Asiaticoside shown to have neuroprotective effects

from MNTneuro - 13 Aug 14

In the central nervous system, Asiaticoside has been shown to attenuate in vitro neuronal damage caused by exposure to ß-amyloid.



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NIH’s Undiagnosed Diseases Program Expands 6 New Sites Offer Potential Answers to More Patients

from JAMA - 13 Aug 14

Louise Benge, of Brodhead, Kentucky, enjoyed a normal, active childhood, including playing running games with friends, the 51-year-old woman explained at a National Institutes of Health (NIH) press briefing in July. Then in her teens, Benge developed crippling pain in her hands.



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Use of Morcellation to Remove Fibroids Scrutinized at FDA Hearings

from JAMA - 13 Aug 14

A boxed warning about the risk of inadvertently disseminating cancerous tissue from an unsuspected malignancy during minimally invasive surgery to remove fibroids “would be useful but not enough to address the issue alone,” said the Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Advisory Committee of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at a meeting last month (http://1.usa.gov/WENsAI).




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House Passes Bill to Support Newborn Screening

from JAMA - 13 Aug 14

Efforts to screen newborns for at least 31 genetic and metabolic diseases gained another 5 years of funding when the House passed the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act (HR 1281) on June 24. The Senate passed similar legislation in late January.



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Lawmakers Call for Details on Trial Participants’ Sex and Race

from JAMA - 13 Aug 14

In a letter to the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 27 House members called for ClinicalTrials.gov, an online repository of information on publicly and privately supported clinical trials, to enable users to search all trial results by sex, race, and other demographic data (http://1.usa.gov/1pgBYfl). Although NIH trials are mandated to include women and minorities as study participants, the requirement does not pertain to privately supported trials, which constitute the major



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Lawmakers Respond to Hobby Lobby Ruling

from JAMA - 13 Aug 14

Democratic lawmakers in Congress quickly attempted to reverse the June 30 Supreme Court decision in Burwell v Hobby Lobby that allows closely held businesses to refuse to provide certain types of contraceptive coverage in their employee health plans based on religious objections. The Senate and House bills would have prohibited for-profit corporations from denying coverage for any specific benefits mandated under the Affordable Care Act, including contraception, by modifying the law that was the



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Verifying Eligibility for Insurance and Subsidies Problematic for Exchanges

from JAMA - 13 Aug 14

Federal and state health insurance exchanges were unable to verify the eligibility of many applicants for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, stated a July 1 report to Congress by the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (http://1.usa.gov/1rfaZoq). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) operates the federal marketplace and oversees the health exchanges for 36 states. Because CMS’ eligibility system was not fully operational as of the first quar



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Heroin Use Leads to Anthrax

from JAMA - 13 Aug 14

Researchers in the United Kingdom warn that patients who inject illicit drugs and present with sepsis, soft-tissue infection, or multiorgan failure may have contracted a novel type of anthrax from contaminated heroin.



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Watercress Is the Winner

from JAMA - 13 Aug 14

From mothers’ admonitions to Michelle Obama’s White House kitchen garden, messages to eat fruits and vegetables are ubiquitous. But which picks from the produce aisle pack the biggest nutritional punch?



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Costly Cancer Care

from JAMA - 13 Aug 14

A new analysis has added to concerns that the high cost of cancer care and related productivity losses will risk financial ruin for increasing numbers of US families.



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Malaria’s Toll in the Peace Corps

from JAMA - 13 Aug 14

About one-fourth of US Peace Corps volunteers serving in malaria-endemic regions of Africa don’t take the prescribed antimalarial medications that the agency requires, according to a recent survey.



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The Aqueduct William Sartain

from JAMA - 13 Aug 14

A fancy for faraway places by William Sartain (1843-1924) was perhaps not a little unexpected, given his comfortable childhood in an upscale area of Philadelphia, surrounded by illustrious family. But although Sartain attained success as an engraver, his heart’s desire was to paint, and in pursuit of this siren call, he would one day find himself sipping fragrant coffee and donning a burnoose in exotic North Africa, the spice and local flavor of which he would chronicle with delight in his evoca



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Fast

from JAMA - 13 Aug 14

For a painful procedure you want fast.In truth, you always want fast—same-day appointmentshort wait in the waiting roomprompt attention in the exam roomon the spot test resultsclean diagnosisdefinitive treatment(preferably pills)and, of course, a quick cure



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Viral Hepatitis—1975

from JAMA - 13 Aug 14

Viral hepatitis has been recognized as an illness since antiquity. However, it was not until World War II that it was realized that this disease was a commonplace entity. On the basis of epidemiologic data, it was believed that there were two distinct types of viral hepatitis: hepatitis A, or infectious hepatitis, contracted by oral exposure and with a short incubation period (15 to 45 days), and hepatitis B, or serum hepatitis, caused by parenteral exposure and with a long incubation period (50



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Hepatitis C

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Impact of Achieved Blood Pressures on Mortality Risk and End-Stage Renal Disease Among a Large, Diverse Hypertension Population.

from Diabetes abs. - 13 Aug 14

Related Articles Impact of Achieved Blood Pressures on Mortality Risk and End-Stage Renal Disease Among a Large, Diverse Hypertension Population. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Aug 12;64(6):588-597 Authors: Sim JJ, Shi J, Kovesdy CP, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Jacobsen SJ Abstract BACKGROUND: Medical data or clinical guidelines have not adequately addressed the ideal blood pressure (BP) treatment targets for survival and renal outcome. OBJECTIVES: This



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Early Safety and Efficacy of Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Suture Ligation: Results From the U.S. Transcatheter LAA Ligation Consortium.

from Diabetes abs. - 13 Aug 14

Related Articles Early Safety and Efficacy of Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Suture Ligation: Results From the U.S. Transcatheter LAA Ligation Consortium. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Aug 12;64(6):565-572 Authors: Price MJ, Gibson DN, Yakubov SJ, Schultz JC, Di Biase L, Natale A, Burkhardt JD, Pershad A, Byrne TJ, Gidney B, Aragon JR, Goldstein J, Moulton K, Patel T, Knight B, Lin AC, Valderrábano M Abstract BACKGROUND: Transcatheter left atrial



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HFpEF: Is Splitting Into Distinct Phenotypes by Comorbidities the Pathway Forward?

from Diabetes abs. - 13 Aug 14

Related Articles HFpEF: Is Splitting Into Distinct Phenotypes by Comorbidities the Pathway Forward? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Aug 12;64(6):550-552 Authors: Maurer MS, Mancini D PMID: 25104522 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]



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Cardiovascular Phenotype in HFpEF Patients With or Without Diabetes: A RELAX Trial Ancillary Study.

from Diabetes abs. - 13 Aug 14

Related Articles Cardiovascular Phenotype in HFpEF Patients With or Without Diabetes: A RELAX Trial Ancillary Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Aug 12;64(6):541-549 Authors: Lindman BR, Dávila-Román VG, Mann DL, McNulty S, Semigran MJ, Lewis GD, de Las Fuentes L, Joseph SM, Vader J, Hernandez AF, Redfield MM Abstract BACKGROUND: The RELAX (Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibition to Improve Clinical Status and Exercise Capacity in Heart Failure with Preserve



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High Body Mass Index Reduces Glomerular Filtration Rate Decline in Type II Diabetes Mellitus Patients With Stage 3 or 4 Chronic Kidney Disease.

from Diabetes abs. - 13 Aug 14

Related Articles High Body Mass Index Reduces Glomerular Filtration Rate Decline in Type II Diabetes Mellitus Patients With Stage 3 or 4 Chronic Kidney Disease. Medicine (Baltimore). 2014 Aug;93(7):e41 Authors: Huang WH, Chen CY, Lin JL, Lin-Tan DT, Hsu CW, Yen TH Abstract Whether high body mass index (BMI) has an effect on progressive diabetic nephropathy in type II diabetes mellitus (DM) patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 3 or 4


 

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