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Phthalates heighten risk for childhood asthma
Researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health are the first to demonstrate an association between childhood asthma and prenatal exposure to two phthalates used in a diverse array of household products. Results appear online in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:53:28 GMT

Sharks' skin has teeth in the fight against hospital superbugs
Transmission of bacterial infections, including MRSA and MSSA could be curbed by coating hospital surfaces with microscopic bumps that mimic the scaly surface of shark skin, according to research published in the open access journal Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:53:28 GMT

Hey1 and Hey2 ensure inner ear 'hair cells' are made at the right time, in the right place
Two Johns Hopkins neuroscientists have discovered the "molecular brakes" that time the generation of important cells in the inner ear cochleas of mice. These "hair cells" translate sound waves into electrical signals that are carried to the brain and are interpreted as sounds. If the arrangement of the cells is disordered, hearing is impaired.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:53:28 GMT

New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified
Title: New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified
Category: Health News
Created: 9/15/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:31:54 GMT

Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study
Title: Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 9/15/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:31:54 GMT

Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast
Title: Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast
Category: Health News
Created: 9/15/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:31:54 GMT

Do wearable lifestyle activity monitors really work?
Wearable electronic activity monitors hold great promise in helping people to reach their wellness goals. These increasingly sophisticated devices help the wearers improve their wellness by constantly monitoring their activities and bodily responses through companion computer programs and mobile apps. Given the large market for these devices, researchers analyzed 13 of these devices to compare how the devices and their apps work to motivate the wearer.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:31:54 GMT

Study identifies when and how much various prostate cancer treatments will impact urinary and sexual functioning
Men with prostate cancer may one day be able to predict when and how much various treatments will impact their urinary and sexual functioning, thanks in part to new findings.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:31:54 GMT

Healthy humans make nice homes for viruses
The same viruses that make us sick can take up residence in and on the human body without provoking a sneeze, cough or other troublesome symptom, according to new research. On average, healthy individuals carry about five types of viruses on their bodies, the researchers report. The study is the first comprehensive analysis to describe the diversity of viruses in healthy people.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:31:54 GMT

NAMS issues first comprehensive recommendations on care of women at menopause and beyond
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) The North American Menopause Society has published its key, evidence-based recommendations for the comprehensive care of midlife women -- on everything from hot flashes to heart disease. This is the first, comprehensive set of evidence-based recommendations for the care of midlife women freely available to all clinicians who care for women at this stage of life.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:31:55 GMT

A greater focus on socially disadvantaged women is needed to improve maternity care in England
(Wiley) Women from lower socioeconomic groups in the UK report a poorer experience of care during pregnancy and there needs to be a greater focus on their care, suggests a new study published today n BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:31:55 GMT

New study examines the impact of socioeconomic position & maternal morbidity in Australia
(Wiley) The risk of severe maternal morbidity amongst women in Australia is increased by lower socioeconomic position, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:31:55 GMT

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