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June 29, 2015

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June 29, 2015

Experts Cover Korean MERS Outbreak in New Article

June 29, 2015 — An overview and analysis of the factors underlying the recent Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus outbreak in Korea has been published by ... read more

Upsetting a Fragile Alliance Triggers a Deadly Childhood Disease

June 29, 2015 — SMA is a devastating neuromuscular disorder that robs children of their ability to walk, eat, or breathe. Mostly caused by an inherited flaw in the Survival Motor Neuron (SMN) gene, SMA is presently ... read more

When Times Are Tough, Parents Favor Daughters Over Sons

June 29, 2015 — In tough economic times, parents financially favor daughters over sons, according to researchers. The study found participants preferred to enroll a daughter rather than a son in beneficial programs, ... read more

June 29, 2015 — A new technique for discovering potentially dangerous drug interactions--before they show up in medical databases like PubMed-- has been developed by researchers. It includes the searching millions ... read more

Scoring System Can Help Trauma Centers Improve Care During Surges in Trauma Cases

June 29, 2015 — A scoring system that can identify periods of high activity and increased trauma patient deaths in hospital emergency rooms may help hospitals better prepare for surges in trauma patient volume that ... read more

Scientists Develop More Accurate Whole Genome Variant Discovery, Interpretation

June 29, 2015 — Conventional next-generation sequencing (NGS) techniques are able to accurately detect certain types of variation, such as single nucleotide variants and small insertions or deletions, but miss many ... read more

Wait Times for Health Care Services Differ Greatly Throughout US

June 29, 2015 — Tremendous variability in wait times for health care appointments exists throughout the United States, ranging from same day service to several months, says a new ... read more

June 29, 2015 — With the advent of video games, a frequently asked question has been whether we get as engrossed in them emotionally as we do when we see a scary movie. The answer is yes and in new ways, according ... read more

Feeling Impulsive or Frustrated? Take a Nap

June 29, 2015 — It's becoming increasingly common for people, especially adults, to not sleep an entire night. This can negatively impair a person's attention span and memory, as well as contribute to ... read more

Most Plastic Surgeons Now Use Fat Grafting as Part of Facelift Surgery

June 29, 2015 — In recent years, a large majority of US plastic surgeons have adopted fat grafting techniques as part of their approach to facelift surgery, reports a study. Fat grafting—transferring small amounts ... read more

Two Techniques of Temporal Migraine Surgery Are 'Equally Effective'

June 29, 2015 — Two migraine surgery techniques targeting a specific "trigger site" are both highly effective in reducing the frequency and severity of migraine headaches, according to a randomized ... read more

Researchers Map Important Enzyme in Fight Against Cancer

June 29, 2015 — Researchers have discovered what regulates an enzyme that is central to the growth of cancer tumors. This could be of great value to future cancer treatment, they ... read more

UK General Practitioners and the Fit for Work Scheme

June 29, 2015 — An editorial by primary care researchers analyses the GP role in the sickness certification process and the new Fit for Work scheme and suggests that GPs are key to supporting individuals to maintain ... read more

Millennials Accept Working Mothers, Traditional Gender Roles More Than GenXers

June 29, 2015 — American adults and adolescents are now significantly more accepting of mothers who work fulltime, but a growing minority from younger generations believe that wives should mind the household and ... read more

Reassurance Can Be as Important as Waiting Times for Ambulance Patients

June 29, 2015 — Ambulance services should be assessed on how reassured patients and their families feel during an emergency as well as on response times, researchers have found. Offering reassurance to patients and ... read more

June 29, 2015 — The usage of key medicines in developing countries could be significantly increased through improved packaging ... read more

Too Exhausted to Fight, Immune System May Harm the Body They Are Supposed to Protect

June 29, 2015 — An 'exhausted' army of immune cells may not be able to fight off infection, but if its soldiers fight too hard they risk damaging the very body they are meant to be protecting, suggests new ... read more

On the Brink of Chaos: Physicists Find Phase Transition in Visual Cortex

June 29, 2015 — Intense visual input forces the brain into a brief moment of chaos, but the visual cortex spontaneously returns the brain to its optimal function, physicists have found. The finding advances ... read more

Brain and Spine Surgery No More Risky When Physicians-in-Training Participate

June 29, 2015 — An analysis of the results of more than 16,000 brain and spine surgeries suggests patients have nothing to fear from having residents — physicians-in-training — assist in those operations. The ... read more

What's on Terrorists' Minds? Research Points to Improved Prediction Models

June 29, 2015 — Counter-terrorism officials working to anticipate where and how terrorists are planning their attacks could gain important insights into terrorists’ judgments by modifying the widely held ... read more

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