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August 28, 2015

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August 28, 2015

Brazil's National Oral Health Policy: An Example for Other Nations

Aug. 27, 2015 — Brazil is the only country with more than 200 million inhabitants that has a universal health system, funded by federal, state and municipal budgets. In recent decades, the system has evolved from an ... read more

Safety of Microfocused Ultrasound With Visualization in Darker Skin Types

Aug. 27, 2015 — Microfocused ultrasound treatment to tighten and lift skin on the face and neck appeared to be safe for patients with darker skin types in a small study that resulted in only a few temporary adverse ... read more

21-Gene Recurrence Score and Receipt of Chemotherapy in Patients With Breast Cancer

Aug. 27, 2015 — Use of the 21-gene recurrence test score was associated with lower chemotherapy use in high-risk patients and greater use of chemotherapy in low-risk patients compared with not using the test among a ... read more

Many Physicians Overestimate Their Ability to Assess Patients' Risk of Ebola

Aug. 27, 2015 — While most primary care physicians responding to a survey expressed confidence in their ability to identify potential cases of Ebola and communicate Ebola risks to their patients, when asked how they ... read more

Health Workers Wasting Expensive Malaria Drugs in Nigeria

Aug. 27, 2015 — Health providers trained to perform malaria rapid diagnostic tests are still prescribing valuable malaria medicines to patients who do not have malaria, according to new ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new study shows that childhood cancer survivors suffering one stroke have double the risk of suffering a second stroke, when compared with non-cancer stroke ... read more

Obesity-Related Causes of Stillbirth Detailed

Aug. 26, 2015 — Obese women are nearly twice as likely as their lean counterparts to have stillborn babies for several specific, potentially preventable medical reasons, a new analysis reveals. Placental diseases ... read more

Glass of Water Before Each Meal Could Help in Weight Reduction

Aug. 26, 2015 — Researchers have shown that drinking 500ml of water at half an hour before eating main meals may help obese adults to lose weight. They believe that the simple intervention could be hugely ... read more

High Use of Alternative Medicine in Senior Oncology Patients

Aug. 26, 2015 — Many seniors with cancer are also using complementary or alternative medicines that could interfere with their cancer ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Approximately 36 percent of adults in the U.S. do not engage in any leisure-time physical activity. Lack of physical activity accounts for 22 percent of coronary heart disease, 22 percent of colon ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Robotically steering flexible needles can reach their intended target in tissue with sub-millimetre level accuracy. A major advantage of steering flexible needles is that one can avoid obstacles or ... read more

Paramedic Care Delivered on-Scene for 10-35 Minutes Leads to Better Outcomes

Aug. 25, 2015 — In the largest paediatric cardiac arrest study to date, a team of researchers found that survival was the highest, especially among teens, with 10 to 35 minutes on the scene in the care and under the ... read more

Quitting Smoking After Heart Attack Gives Quick Boost to Mental Health, Quality of Life

Aug. 25, 2015 — A new study shows that quitting smoking after a heart attack has immediate benefits, including less chest pain, better quality of daily life and improved mental health. Many of these improvements ... read more

Experimental Post-Exposure Antiviral Treatment May Protect Humans from Ebola Virus

Aug. 25, 2015 — For the first time, physicians have demonstrated that antiviral-based therapies have the potential to protect humans from the deadly Ebola virus. The report describes a case-series of eight British ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Research by a Veterans Affairs team has confirmed that longer-lasting colonoscopies -- those with a longer 'withdrawal time' -- are associated with lower cancer ... read more

Delay in Administration of Adrenaline and Survival for Children With Cardiac Arrest

Aug. 25, 2015 — Among children with in-hospital cardiac arrest with an initial nonshockable heart rhythm who received epinephrine (adrenaline), delay in administration of epinephrine was associated with a decreased ... read more

Pregnancy Is a Missed Opportunity for HIV-Infected Women to Gain Control Over Condition

Aug. 25, 2015 — Pregnancy could be a turning point for HIV-infected women, when they have the opportunity to manage their infection, prevent transmission to their new baby and enter a long-term pattern of ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — As the brain develops its preference for the dominant eye's input, it alters its connections to the weaker eye, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — New research shows that a modification to the Valsalva maneuver, used to treat people with an abnormally high heart rate, can increase its effectiveness by more than a ... read more

Young Black Women Have a Higher Frequency of BRCA Mutations Than Previously Reported

Aug. 25, 2015 — Researchers recently conducted the largest U.S. based study of BRCA mutation frequency in young black women diagnosed with breast cancer at or below age 50 and discovered they have a much higher BRCA ... read more

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