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American Medical News for 24 Apr 2017

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends against screening for chronic hepatitis C virus in adults at low risk in a guideline published in... Canadian Medical Association Journal.
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(University of Exeter) Ahead of MS Awareness Week, which starts today (Monday April 24), an international team involving the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Alberta has... discovered a new cellular mechanism -- an underlying defect in brain cells -- that may cause the disease, and a potential hallmark that may be a target for future treatment of the autoimmune disorder.
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(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Older patients enrolled in team-based primary care practices in Quebec had similar rates of hospital readmission, and lower rates of emergency department visits... and death after hospital discharge, compared with those in traditional fee-for-service practices, found a study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal.
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(Amplify Public Affairs) WomenAgainstAlzheimer's and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health are releasing survey findings showing that a significant number of nurse... practitioners in women's health do not raise brain health issues with patients and need more education and tools to make brain health assessments a regular occurrence.
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(Wiley) A new study indicates that higher prostate cancer death rates among black men in the US may be due to a higher risk of developing preclinical prostate cancer as well as a higher risk of that... cancer progressing more quickly to advanced stages.
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(University at Buffalo) Women at the highest genetic risk for fracture benefit the most from hormone therapy, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at the University at Buffalo.
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(Ohio State University) Family structure including regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time appear to be linked to better emotional health in preschoolers, and that might lower the chances... of obesity later, a new study suggests.
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(Wiley) Doctors believe that communication with those under their care is important, but most studies of communication between physicians and older adults do not mention that hearing loss may affect... this interaction. The findings come from a review published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
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