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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

Early Data: Potential of Investigational Bioengineered Vessel as Dialysis Graft

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Photo: Vessel [22/11/2013] An investigational, man-made blood vessel used in vascular grafts for kidney dialysis patients may potentially show encouraging early results among study patients in Poland, according to preliminary data reported Wednesday by a researcher at Duke Medicine.Early Data: Potential of Investigational Bioengineered Vessel as Dialysis Graft - Read more

Cervical Cancer: Leadership Void Slows Efforts

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Photo: Kentucky [13/11/2013] Indiana University public health researchers found that the opportunity for significant progress in addressing cervical cancer is being squandered -- not because of a lack of money, but because of a void of leadership and organization at the state levels.Cervical Cancer: Leadership Void Slows Efforts - Read more

Study: More Accurate Method to Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer

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Photo: Tumor [08/11/2013] Researchers from the University of Missouri have found a more accurate laboratory method for diagnosing pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The disease causes more than 38,000 deaths each year in the United States, and kills 94 percent of people with the illness within five years, according to the National Cancer Institute. Study: More Accurate Method to Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer - Read more

Conversations Between Lovers: Talking about Sexually Transmitted Infections

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Photo: A man and a woman looking surprised in bed [06/11/2013] Having sex can be fun; and talking about sex can be fun. Talking about sexually transmitted infections with a sexual interest, however, is a totally different matter, according to new research from Indiana University's Center for Sexual Health Promotion.Conversations Between Lovers: Talking about Sexually Transmitted Infections - Read more

Colon Cancer: Microbes in the Gut Help Determine Risk of Tumors

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Photo: Mice [05/11/2013] Transferring the gut microbes from a mouse with colon tumors to germ-free mice makes those mice prone to getting tumors as well. The work has implications for human health because it indicates the risk of colorectal cancer may well have a microbial component.Colon Cancer: Microbes in the Gut Help Determine Risk of Tumors - Read more

Aging: Learning New Skills Keeps an Mind Sharp

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Photo: An older couple [22/10/2013] Older adults are often encouraged to stay active and engaged to keep their minds sharp, that they have to "use it or lose it." But new research indicates that only certain activities — learning a mentally demanding skill like photography, for instance — are likely to improve cognitive functioning.Aging: Learning New Skills Keeps an Mind Sharp - Read more

Pertussis: Teen Vaccinations

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Photo: Child with doctor [21/10/2013] Widespread vaccination of adolescents for pertussis was associated with lower rates of infant hospitalizations for the respiratory infection than would have been expected had teens not been inoculated according to new research.Pertussis: Teen Vaccinations - Read more

'Brain training': Boost for Working Memory, But Not Intelligence

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Photo: Drawing of a head jigsaw [09/10/2013] Brain training games, apps, and websites are popular and it's not hard to see why — who wouldn't want to give their mental abilities a boost? New research suggests that brain training programs might strengthen your ability to hold information in mind, but they won't bring any benefits to the kind of intelligence that helps you reason and solve problems.'Brain training': Boost for Working Memory, But Not Intelligence - Read more

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: Resistant to Drug Treatment

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Photo: Collage of medical topics [09/10/2013] Cancer researchers of the Max Delbrück Center Berlin-Buch, have identified a molecular mechanism of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) that causes the disease to progress and become resistant to drug treatment. In a study, Doctor Marina and Professor Achim Leutz report that these two processes in CML are directly associated with each other due to crosstalk between two cellular signaling pathways. Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: Resistant to Drug Treatment - Read more

Use of Evidence-based Behavioral Strategies: Evaluating Mobile Weight Loss Apps

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Photo: Man with a huge belly [08/10/2013] In a new study published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, UMass Medical School behavioral psychologist and weight loss expert Doctor Sherry Pagoto, and colleagues find that mobile apps to help people lose weight are lacking when it comes to strategies for changing behaviors. Use of Evidence-based Behavioral Strategies: Evaluating Mobile Weight Loss Apps - Read more

 
 

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