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American Medical News for 21 Feb 2017

(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Listeria, a common food-borne bacterium, may pose a greater risk of miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy than appreciated, according to researchers at the... University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine studying how pathogens affect fetal development and change the outcome of pregnancy.
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(American Association for Cancer Research) Cancer mortality rates vary considerably within the growing Hispanic population in the United States, with significant differences among the major Hispanic... ethnic groups.
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New type of immunological treatment of cancer?

Science Daily - 21 Feb 2017 19:08
Researchers have found an important piece of the puzzle leading towards an understanding of how our innate immune system reacts against viral infections and recognises foreign DNA, for example from... dying cancer cells. The discovery may prove to be of great importance for immunological treatment of cancer as well as autoimmune diseases in the future.
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Previous studies have shown that anti-epilepsy medicine may lead to congenital malformations in the fetus and that the use of anti-epilepsy medicine during pregnancy affects the development of the... brain among the children. There is still a lack of knowledge in the area about the general health of children who are exposed to anti-epilepsy medicine in fetal life. But this new study is generally reassuring for women who need to take anti-epilepsy medicine during their pregnancy.
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With extra training sessions in the sports hall and more matches on the program, youth handball players risk getting shoulder injuries, conclude investigators.
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Screening methods for cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes could be improved by measuring different biological signposts to those currently being tested, a new study suggests. The... study could allow doctors to better predict the development of cardiovascular disease at an earlier stage.
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Second case of 'Down syndrome' in chimps

Science Daily - 21 Feb 2017 19:08
Second case of 'Down syndrome'Japanese researchers have confirmed the second case known to science of a chimpanzee born with trisomy 22, a chromosomal defect similar to that of Down syndrome (or trisomy 21) in humans.
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Drug treatment could combat hearing loss

Science Daily - 21 Feb 2017 19:08
Drug treatment could combatA combination of drugs has been discovered that induces supporting cells in the ear to differentiate into hair cells, offering a potential new way to treat hearing loss.
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For patients with breast cancer, physical activity and avoiding weight gain are the most important lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and death, according to an... evidence-based review.
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Men with prostate cancer can receive shorter courses of radiation therapy than what is currently considered standard, according to scientists.
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Cocaine addiction may affect how the body processes iron, leading to a build-up of the mineral in the brain, according to new research. The study raises hopes that there may be a biomarker -- a... biological measure of addiction -- that could be used as a target for future treatments.
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Mindfulness is all the rage, but studies on the elderly have so far been mixed. More investigation is needed to determine how best to apply mindfulness in that population, a new review has found.
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Contrary to what was previously assumed, physical exercise does not lead to harmful ventricular enlargement. Researchers have new evidence against this earlier hypothesis and have issued... recommendations for designing a training program for persons with congestive heart failure.
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Physicists working with plasma jets, made of a stream of ionised matter, have discovered a new phenomenon. They found a new type of discharge phenomenon in an atmospheric pressure plasma. Their... findings are particularly relevant for the development of novel applications in medicine, health care and materials processing.
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Fifth of world's food lost toAlmost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste, a study suggests. The world population consumes around 10 per cent more food than it needs, while... almost nine per cent is thrown away or left to spoil, researchers say.
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Metal Printing "On-the-Fly"

Medical Design Technology - 21 Feb 2017 16:33
Videos Laser-assisted 3D printing of complex, conductive, metallic structures for customized electronic and medical devices ... Contributed Author: Wyss Institute Topics: Wearables
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Not La La Land After All: LosLos Angeles has emerged in a global traffic scorecard as the city with the worst traffic congestion in the world. Find out about other U.S. cities in the top 10, and what likely fueled traffic... congestion in these places.
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Putting Data in the Hands of Doctors

Medical Design Technology - 21 Feb 2017 16:28
News Across different areas of cancer care -- be it diagnosis, treatment, or prevention -- the data protocol is similar ... Contributed Author: Meg Murphy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology... Topics: Oncology
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Women Urged To Check For LumpsNormally, women are urged to do breasts self-examination when standing with arms raised in front of a mirror. This time, they must do it when lying in bed too. Some lumps are detectable only when... lying in bed.
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DNA Computer Brings "Intelligent Drugs" a Step Closer

Medical Design Technology - 21 Feb 2017 16:22
News An analogy for the method presented by the TU/e researchers is a security system that opens a door after identifying ... Contributed Author: Phys.org Topics: STEM
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News The study successfully demonstrates feasibility in live subjects (in-vivo) and demonstrates 3D tracking of tissue ... Contributed Author: Phys.org Topics: Surgical
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Big Improvement to Brain-Computer Interface

Medical Design Technology - 21 Feb 2017 16:02
News The technology, known as a brain-computer interface, records and transmits signals through electrodes ... Contributed Author: San Diego State University Topics: Neurology
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Wearing Your Brain on Your Sleeve

Medical Design Technology - 21 Feb 2017 15:56
News Through the use of wearable digital devices, Au is collecting an enormous amount of data ... Contributed Author: Boston University Topics: Neurology
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Weight Maintenance Tips FromA new study shows that employing certain methods can help keep the pounds off. These interventions include regularly weighing one's self and planning for unfortunate weight-gain situation.
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Deep Learning predictsAutonomous driving, automatic speech recognition, and the game Go: Deep Learning is generating more and more public awareness. Scientists have now used it to determine the development of hematopoietic... stem cells in advance. In a new article, they describe how their software predicts the future cell type based on microscopy images.
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