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Vaccination and the Gentle Art of Persuasion

Controversy about the risks of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines has been rumbling in the United States for years — and now it's Israel's...

Type 2 diabetes linked to single gene mutation in 1 in...

A multinational study has identified a key gene mutation responsible for type 2 diabetes in nearly 10 percent of patients of white European ancestry. The study, which originated in Italy and was validated at UCSF, found that defects in the HMGA1 g...

Study links long-term use of osteoporosis drugs to unusual fractures

TORONTO, Ont., Feb, 23, 2011 -- Women who take commonly prescribed drugs for osteoporosis known as bisphosphonates for five years or more may be at higher risk of certain kinds of fractures of their thigh bone, a new study has found. However, th...

Financial planning a key but neglected component of Alzheimer’s care, say...

Patients newly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, and their families, need better guidance from their physicians on how to plan for the patient's progressive loss of ability to handle finances, according to a study led by a physi...

New mode of dementia care improves health, lowers hospitalization rates

INDIANAPOLIS -- An innovative model of dementia care developed by researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute significantly reduces emergency department visits and hospitalizations, and encourages use ...

Teens with HIV at high risk for pregnancy, complications

Teenage girls and young women infected with HIV get pregnant more often and suffer pregnancy complications more frequently than their HIV-negative peers, according to new research led by Johns Hopkins investigators. A report on the multi-center s...

More doctors must join nurses, administrators in leading efforts to improve...

Efforts to keep hospital patients safe and continually improve the overall results of health care can't work unless medical centers figure out a way to get physicians more involved in the process. "Physicians' training and perspectives on patient ...

Non-alcoholic energy drinks may pose ‘high’ health risks

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Highly-caffeinated energy drinks -- even those containing no alcohol -- may pose a significant threat to individuals and public health, say researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health and Wake Fo...

MicroRNA-TP53 circuit connected to chronic lymphocytic leukemia

HOUSTON - The interplay between a major tumor-suppressing gene, a truncated chromosome and two sets of microRNAs provides a molecular basis for explaining the less aggressive form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, an international team of researchers...

AADR testifies to the FDA advisory panel on dental amalgam

Gaithersburg, MD -- On December 14-15, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened an Advisory Panel to discuss several scientific issues that may affect the regulation of dental amalgam. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Panel v...

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