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Impact of childhood bullying still evident after 40 years
The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to new research by King's College London. The study is the first to look at the effects of bullying beyond early adulthood, and is published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:34:31 GMT

Researchers discover target for treating dengue fever
Two recent papers by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:34:31 GMT

Our brains are hardwired for language
A groundbreaking study published in PLOS ONE by Prof. Iris Berent of Northeastern University and researchers at Harvard Medical School shows the brains of individual speakers are sensitive to language universals. Syllables that are frequent across languages are recognized more readily than infrequent syllables. Simply put, this study shows that language universals are hardwired in the human brain.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:34:31 GMT

Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review
Title: Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2014 7:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:39:23 GMT

Health Tip: Avoid Diaper Rash
Title: Health Tip: Avoid Diaper Rash
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 7:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:39:23 GMT

Health Tip: Avoid Emotional Driving
Title: Health Tip: Avoid Emotional Driving
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 7:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:39:23 GMT

Fighting malaria drug resistance: Scientists find new way
An anti-malarial treatment that lost its status as the leading weapon against the deadly disease could be given a new lease of life, with new research indicating it simply needs to be administered differently. The findings could revive the use of the cheap anti-malarial drug chloroquine in treating and preventing the mosquito-bourne disease, which claims the lives of more than half a million people each year around the world.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:39:23 GMT

Some immune cells defend only one organ
Some organs have the immunological equivalent of 'neighborhood police' -- specialized squads of defenders that patrol only one area, a single organ, instead of an entire city, the body, scientists have discovered. The liver, skin and uterus each has dedicated immune cells, which the researchers call tissue-resident natural killer cells. Other organs may have similar arrangements.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:39:23 GMT

Radiation therapy for cervical cancer increases risk for colorectal cancer
Young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer should begin colorectal cancer screening earlier than traditionally recommended, researchers are recommending for the first time. After finding a high incidence of secondary colorectal cancers among cervical cancer survivors treated with radiation, these researchers off new recommendations that the younger women in this group begin colorectal cancer screening about eight years after their initial cervical cancer diagnosis.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:39:23 GMT

Chronic inflammation linked to 'high-grade' prostate cancer
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Men who show signs of chronic inflammation in non-cancerous prostate tissue may have nearly twice the risk of actually having prostate cancer than those with no inflammation, according to results of a new study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:39:23 GMT

Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer
(American Association for Cancer Research) The presence of chronic inflammation in benign prostate tissue was associated with high-grade, or aggressive, prostate cancer, and this association was found even in those with low prostate-specific antigen levels, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:39:23 GMT

JCI online ahead of print table of contents for April 17, 2014
(Journal of Clinical Investigation) This release contains summaries, links to PDFs, and contact information for the following newsworthy papers published online, April 17, 2014 in the JCI: 'Double-stapled peptide inhibits RSV infection,' 'Fibroblast-derived exosomes mediate caridiomyocyte hypertrophy via microRNA delivery,' 'Patient response to cryptococcosis is dependent on fungal-specific factors,' 'The coinhibitory receptor PD-1H suppresses T cell responses,' 'Type-1 angiotensin receptors on macrophages ameliorate IL-1 receptor-mediated kidney fibrosis,' and more.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:39:23 GMT

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