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Today's health science headlines from the sources selected by our team:

Surprising new role for calcium in sensing pain
When you accidentally touch a hot oven, you rapidly pull your hand away. Although scientists know the basic neural circuits involved in sensing and responding to such painful stimuli, they are still sorting out the molecular players.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:09:56 GMT

Low-carb beats low-fat for weight loss, heart health, study shows
(HealthDay)—For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:09:56 GMT

Drug gives 'new hope' against heart failure, expert says
(HealthDay)—In a head-to-head comparison, an experimental drug was more effective than standard treatment at preventing deaths and hospitalizations in heart failure patients.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:09:56 GMT

Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds
Title: Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 8/28/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:58:10 GMT

Your Family's Germs May Move With You
Title: Your Family's Germs May Move With You
Category: Health News
Created: 8/28/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:58:10 GMT

Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus
Title: Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus
Category: Health News
Created: 8/28/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:58:10 GMT

Family dinners good for teens' mental health, could protect from cyberbullying
Cyberbullying was associated with mental health and substance use problems in adolescents, a new study shows, but family dinners may help protect teens from the consequences of cyberbullying and also be beneficial for their mental health.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:58:10 GMT

Quality of US diet improves, gap widens for quality between rich and poor
The quality of the US diet showed some modest improvement in the last decade in large measure because of a reduction in the consumption of unhealthy trans fats, but the gap in overall diet quality widened between the rich and the poor.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:58:10 GMT

Viewers eat more while watching Hollywood action flick on TV
Television shows filled with action and sound may be bad for your waistline. TV viewers ate more M&Ms, cookies, carrots and grapes while watching an excerpt from a Hollywood action film than those watching an interview program.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:58:10 GMT

Cannabis withdrawal symptoms common among adolescents treated for substance use disorder
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Although cannabis -- commonly known as marijuana -- is broadly believed to be nonaddictive, a study by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators found that 40 percent of cannabis-using adolescents receiving outpatient treatment for substance use disorder reported experiencing symptoms of withdrawal, which are considered a hallmark of drug dependence.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:58:10 GMT

WSU 'deadly force' lab finds racial disparities in shootings
(Washington State University) Participants in an innovative Washington State University study of deadly force were more likely to feel threatened in scenarios involving black people. But when it came time to shoot, participants were biased in favor of black suspects, taking longer to pull the trigger against them than against armed white or Hispanic suspects.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:58:10 GMT

Discovery hints at why stress is more devastating for some
(Rockefeller University) Some take stress in stride; others struggle with it, even developing psychiatric disorders. New research at Rockefeller University has identified the molecular origins of this so-called stress gap in mice. The results could contribute to a better understanding of the development of depression and other disorders brought on by stress.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:58:10 GMT

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