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Review identifies factors associated with childhood brain tumors
Older parents, birth defects, maternal nutrition and childhood exposure to CT scans and pesticides are increasingly being associated with brain tumors in children, according to new research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:21:43 GMT

Judgment and decision-making: Brain activity indicates there is more than meets the eye
(Medical Xpress)—People make immediate judgments about images they are shown, which could impact on their decisions, even before their brains have had time to consciously process the information, a study of brainwaves led by The University Of Melbourne has found.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:21:43 GMT

Poor mother-baby bonding passed to next generation
Trust pathways in the brain are set in infancy and passed on from mother to child, according to landmark UNSW-led research. The work relates to oxytocin levels in new mothers and proves for the first time that it is linked to their reported disturbance in bonding with their own mothers.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:21:43 GMT

Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study
Title: Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:48:53 GMT

Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes
Title: Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes
Category: Health News
Created: 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:48:53 GMT

CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in United States
Title: CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in United States
Category: Health News
Created: 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:48:53 GMT

Hospitals with aggressive treatment styles had lower failure-to-rescue rates
Hospitals with aggressive treatment styles, also known as high hospital care intensity, had lower rates of patients dying from a major complication but longer hospitalizations.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:48:54 GMT

Hypertension risk rises closer to major roadways
In a newly published analysis, the risk of high blood pressure among 5,400 post-menopausal women was higher the closer they lived to a major roadway. The result, which accounts for a wide variety of possible confounding factors, adds to concerns that traffic exposure may present public health risks.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:48:54 GMT

Decreased ability to identify odors can predict death: Olfactory dysfunction is a harbinger of mortality
The inability of older adults to identify scents is a strong predictor of death within five years. Almost 40% of those who failed a smelling test died during that period, compared to 10% of those with a healthy sense of smell. Olfactory dysfunction predicted mortality better than a diagnosis of heart failure or cancer.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:48:54 GMT

UMN research pinpoints microRNA tied to colon cancer tumor growth
(University of Minnesota Academic Health Center) Researchers at the University of Minnesota have identified microRNAs that may cause colon polyps from turning cancerous. The finding could help physicians provide more specialized, and earlier, treatment before colon cancer develops.The findings are published today in The Journal of Pathology.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:49:16 GMT

Montmorency tart cherry juice lowered blood uric acid levels and a marker for inflammation
(Weber Shandwick Worldwide) Tart cherries have long been researched for their association with pain relief -- from gout and arthritis pain to exercise-related muscle pain. A new study published in the Journal of Functional Foods reported consumption of Montmorency tart cherries caused changes in uric acid metabolism, which can have an impact on joint pain. The study also detected increases in specific anthocyanin compounds in the bloodstream after consuming tart cherries.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:49:16 GMT

BRAIN Initiative to fund first decoding of a key brain circuit in mammals
(The Kavli Foundation) Over the next three years, researchers will chart the complex connections between brain cells that allow us to make and retrieve lasting memories. That process, called consolidation, hinges on the brain's ability to replay stored memories.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:49:16 GMT

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