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Suicide rates rise, especially for one group

New CDC report on suicides among young people highlights some worrisome trends

Hot flashes could be warning sign of heart trouble

Getting hot flashes younger or more frequently could be more than just annoying, it may be a sign of serious risk

Smartphones may make people dull

published less than 1 hour ago
Smartphones may make people dull
Brooks HaysWATERLOO, Ontario, March 6 (UPI) -- A new survey suggests that smartphones may encourage lazy thinking -- allowing users to solve problems via computer rather than exercise their brainpower.

Fraud comes to headlines about Apple Pay

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Fraud comes to headlines about Apple Pay
I am a cynical, grizzled veteran of the technology wars. I implemented my first payment system in 1995, and just a few weeks ago was programming in PHP to handle refunds through the online payment processor Stripe’s excellent interface.But when I saw the variants on the headline, “Fraud Comes to Apple Pay,” I figured what was stated wasn’t true. Apple retains so very little information about credit cards registered to a phone, and tucks it away so securely, that this ... more
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The Week in iOS Apps: MLB and PGA update apps for sports lovers

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The Week in iOS Apps: MLB and PGA update apps for sports lovers
MLB and PGA update apps for sports loversThis week’s roundup features updated apps from MLB and the PGA—but we also have offerings for productivity, video-making, and weather forecasting.CalPalVersion 3.0 of CalPal, the free “smart scheduler” for iPhone, introduces a total redesign of its user interface, including the addition of a new “block-based” calendar view to its original list view—and, developers promise, a seamless transition between the two. The chat feature (which lets you converse with collaborators inside a calendar item) ... more
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ABC transporters explored in UK conference

published about 15 hours ago
(Biochemical Society) ABC transporters -- the protein superfamily involved in tumor resistance, cystic fibrosis and numerous inherited diseases -- will be explored in an upcoming ... more

Oncologists see gene expression profiling tests as helpful but have concerns

published about 15 hours ago
(St. Michael's Hospital) Oncologists praise gene expression profiling tests as a decision-making tool for women with early-stage breast cancer but also have significant reservations.

Menopausal hormone therapy does not affect the risk of dying, study shows

published about 15 hours ago
(The Endocrine Society) Menopausal hormone therapy does not have a significant effect on death, according to a new review of the medical literature published over ... more

Review article provides new insights on how tumors metastasize

published about 15 hours ago
(Boston University Medical Center) In a review article recently published in the journal Clinical and Translational Medicine, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine shed ... more

Chromosomal rearrangement is the key to progress against aggressive infant leukemia

published about 15 hours ago
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -- Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project reports that a highly aggressive form of ... more
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Histories of forced sex and health outcomes among Southern African lesbian and bisexual women: a cross-sectional study

published about 20 hours ago
Background: Experiences of forced sex have been shown to be prevalent in Southern Africa. Negative outcomes of forced sex have been documented in general populations ... more

Managing depression in people with multimorbidity: a qualitative evaluation of an integrated collaborative care model

published 1 day ago
Background: Patients with comorbid depression and physical health problems have poorer outcomes compared with those with single long term conditions (LTCs), or multiple LTCs without ... more

Reliability and applicability of the Patient Enablement Instrument (PEI) in a Swedish general practice setting

published 2 days ago
Background: The Patient Enablement Instrument (PEI), which has been used to evaluate core ingredients in primary care consultations, has been proposed as a means of ... more

Geriatric screening tools are of limited value to predict decline in functional status and quality of life: results of a cohort study

published Mon, Mar 02 2015 18:00 GMT
Background: Geriatric screening tools are increasingly implemented in daily practice, especially in the oncology setting, but also in primary care in some countries such as ... more

Decreasing cholesterol levels in the community ¿ lifestyle change with statin?

published Sat, Feb 28 2015 06:00 GMT
Background: The Lapinlahti 2005–2010 study was carried out to explore cardiovascular disease risk factors and changes in lifestyle in Lapinlahti residents in eastern Finland. Our ... more