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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
For millions of overweight Americans, regular exercise remains a prime weapon against excess weight and the threat of type 2 diabetes. However, a new study suggests that the battle may be tougher for some than for others, depending on their genes. The study was published online Sept. 29 in Diabetologia.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
For patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, simvastatin does not improve clinical outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research was published to coincide with the annual meeting of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, held from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 in Barcelona, Spain.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
A study in rats hints that exposure to dim light at night may make human breast cancer tumors resistant to doxorubicin. The study was presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, held from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 in New Orleans.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The risk of medical professional liability claims alleging failure to screen for esophageal cancer is not a reason to screen for esophageal cancer, according to a research letter published in the Oct. 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By Adam Hochron
A patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for the deadly virus.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Kevin Skole, MD is a board-certified gastroenterologist practicing in central New Jersey, part of the gastroenterology division of Princeton Healthcare Affiliated Physicians, a multi-specialty medical practice based out of the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (see www.princetonhcs.org). He discusses the increased incidence, risk factors, and prevention of Clostridium Difficile (C. diff) infection.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Device therapy eligibility requirements are underestimated using 2D echocardiography compared to cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, according to a study from the Netherlands Heart Journal.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Omega-3 supplementation can help reduce behavioral issues in adolescents who may be particularly prone to oxytocin receptor gene methylation.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
High doses of fish oil supplements won't prevent recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF), Canadian researchers report. The study, funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec, was published in the Oct. 7 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Doctors need to make sure patients understand the radiation-related risks of heart imaging tests before sending them for such procedures, a new American Heart Association scientific statement says. The statement was published online Sept. 29 in Circulation.
Physician's Money Digest
The cost of becoming a capable doctor (one who does both well and good) can come at a great price. Lay folk think it’s just all rich doctors out there. But those physicians who stick around can dig a real big financial hole for themselves.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday published a cache of physician payment data covering the last five months of 2013. The data is vast, but an early look at the site shows it has strengths and weaknesses.