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Immune cells proposed as HIV hideout don't last in primate model
Where does HIV hide? Antiretroviral drugs can usually control the virus, but can't completely eliminate it. So any strategy to eradicate HIV from the body has to take into account not only the main group of immune cells the virus targets, called CD4 or helper T cells, but other infected cells as well.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:15:40 GMT

Are my muscular dystrophy drugs working?
People with muscular dystrophy could one day assess the effectiveness of their medication with the help of a smartphone-linked device, a new study in mice suggests. The study used a new method to process ultrasound imaging information that could lead to hand-held instruments that provide fast, convenient medical information.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:15:40 GMT

Resveratrol could reverse benefits of being active
Contrary to popular belief, use of the supplement resveratrol (RSV) may not actually enhance the effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT).
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:15:40 GMT

World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak
Title: World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak
Category: Health News
Created: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:28:52 GMT

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma
Title: Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma
Category: Health News
Created: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:28:52 GMT

Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study
Title: Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study
Category: Health News
Created: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:28:52 GMT

New optimal screening threshold for gestational diabetes in twin pregnancies: Ideal 1-hour 50-g glucose challenge test cutoff ≥135 mg/dl
A common complication, gestational diabetes affects approximately 6-7% of pregnant women. Currently, screening is done in two steps to help identify patients most at risk; however, the suggested levels for additional testing were based on singleton pregnancy data. Now investigators have analyzed data from twin pregnancies and have determined that the optimal first step cutoff for additional screening appears to be a blood sugar level equal to or greater than 135 mg/dL for women carrying twins.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:28:53 GMT

Heart's own immune cells can help it heal
The heart holds its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it heal after injury, according to new research. In a mouse model of heart failure, the researchers showed that blocking the bone marrow's macrophages from entering the heart protects the organ's beneficial pool of macrophages, allowing them to remain in the heart, where they promote regeneration and recovery. The findings may have implications for treating heart failure in humans.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:28:53 GMT

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders prevalence in U.S. revealed by study
Nearly 5 percent of U.S. children may be affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), according to a new study. FASD are a group of conditions that can occur in the children of mothers who drank alcohol during pregnancy. Characteristics are both physical and cognitive and can include abnormal facial features, smaller-than-average physical growth, poor coordination, learning disabilities and vision and hearing problems.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:28:53 GMT

More penalties on the way for hospitals that treat the poor? New U-M study suggests so
(University of Michigan Health System) The federal government will fine more than 2,600 hospitals in the coming year, because too many Medicare patients treated at these hospitals for chronic lung disease and other conditions are ending up back in the hospital within 30 days of going home. Now, a new University of Michigan analysis shows that penalties for chronic lung disease will have a greater impact on hospitals that care for poor and minority patients.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:28:53 GMT

Are my muscular dystrophy drugs working?
(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) People with muscular dystrophy could one day assess the effectiveness of their medication with the help of a smartphone-linked device, a new study in mice suggests. The study used a new method to process ultrasound imaging information that could lead to hand-held instruments that provide fast, convenient medical information.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:28:53 GMT

Scientists replicate the tide with two buckets, aquarium tubing, and a pump
(American Journal of Botany) A design for a new, inexpensive tidal simulation unit enables researchers to investigate tidal marsh plant growth in a controlled setting. The unit costs less than US$27 to build, takes up less than two square feet of space, and does not require external plumbing; the protocol is available in the November issue of Applications in Plant Sciences. The system could be an important tool for researchers working to preserve and restore environmentally important wetlands.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:28:53 GMT

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