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Researchers identify new target for treating childhood cancers
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at the University of Liverpool have uncovered a new target for drugs that could battle a lethal childhood cancer known as neuroblastoma.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:20:59 GMT

Scientists identify a promising target for HIV/AIDS treatment
Like a slumbering dragon, HIV can lay dormant in a person's cells for years, evading medical treatments only to wake up and strike at a later time, quickly replicating itself and destroying the immune system.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:20:59 GMT

Hand blenders used for cooking can emit persistent chemicals
Eight out of twelve tested models of hand blenders are leaking chlorinated paraffins when used according to the suppliers' instructions. This is revealed in a report from Stockholm University where researchers analyzed a selection of hand blenders which are available on the Swedish market. Chlorinated paraffins are included in the subject group of persistent organic pollutants which humans and animals should be protected from.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:20:59 GMT

Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects
Title: Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects
Category: Health News
Created: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:11:07 GMT

Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study Shows
Title: Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study Shows
Category: Health News
Created: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:11:07 GMT

Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats
Title: Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats
Category: Health News
Created: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:11:07 GMT

Without swift influx of substantial aid, Ebola epidemic in Africa poised to explode
The Ebola virus disease epidemic already devastating swaths of West Africa will likely get far worse in the coming weeks and months unless international commitments are significantly and immediately increased, new research predicts.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:11:08 GMT

Novel software application can stratify early-stage non-small cell lung cancer patients
Computer-Aided Nodule Assessment and Risk Yield, is a novel software tool that can automatically quantitate adenocarcinoma pulmonary nodule characteristics from non-invasive high resolution computed tomography images and stratify non-small cell lung cancer patients into risk groups that have significantly different disease-free survival outcome.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:11:08 GMT

Anaplastic lymphoma kinase immunohistochemistry testing comparable to, if not better than, fluorescence in situ hybridization testing
Sixteen institutions across Europe collaborated together to show for the first time that a semi-quantitative anaplastic lymphoma kinase protein expression test, immunohistochemistry, is reliable amongst several laboratories and reviewers when test methodology and result interpretation are strictly standardized and the scoring pathologists are appropriately trained on the test.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:11:08 GMT

Psychologists awarded £250,000 to delve inside the minds of contemporary dancers
(University of Plymouth) The mental imagery and preparation used by performers to push the boundaries of contemporary dance is to be analysed in a study led by Plymouth University.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:11:08 GMT

For brain hemorrhage, risk of death is lower at high-volume hospitals
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For patients with a severe type of stroke called subarachnoid hemorrhage, treatment at a hospital that treats a high volume of subarachnoid hemorrhage cases is associated with a lower risk of death, reports a study in the November issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:11:08 GMT

Screening questions fail to identify teens at risk for hearing loss
(Penn State) Subjective screening questions do not reliably identify teenagers who are at risk for hearing loss, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The results suggest that objective hearing tests should be refined for this age group to replace screening questions.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:11:08 GMT

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