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Energy drinks can cause adverse health effects, says GPM Pediatrics doctor

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Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a noted Staten Island Pediatrician clinic, responds to an article, which discusses how bad energy drinks can be for children.

SAVE Medicare Home Health Act replaces unprecedented rebasing cuts

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Home health leaders today said that growing support for the Securing Access Via Excellence (SAVE) Medicare Home Health Act – introduced last week by Representatives Greg Walden (OR-2) and Tom Price (GA-6) – underscores the importance of legislation to repeal the 14 percent, four-year rebasing cuts instituted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on January 1.

Researchers investigate functional performance in children with spina bifida

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Spina bifda (SB) is a complex congenital central nervous system disease that is caused by the incomplete closing of the neural tubes during the embryonic phase.

Mercy achieves national ranking for specialty care, earns No. 2 rank in Maryland

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Mercy Medical Center has been ranked nationally in three adult medical specialties (Gynecology, Orthopedics, and Neurology/Neurosurgery), named a high performer in six key adult specialties, and further recognized as the #2 hospital in the State of Maryland for 2014-15 by U.S. News & World Report.

GAHHA commends Congressman Price for introducing SAVE Medicare Home Health Act

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Georgia Association for Home Health Agencies, Inc. (GAHHA) today thanked Congressman Tom Price (R-Roswell) for introducing new Medicare legislation that would replace across-the-board Medicare cuts with targeted reform that will improve the quality of home healthcare services.

Total darkness at night is key to success of breast cancer therapy -- Tulane study

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(Tulane University) Exposure to light at night, which shuts off nighttime production of the hormone melatonin, renders breast cancer completely resistant to tamoxifen, a widely ... more

Exposure to dim light at night may make breast cancers resistant to tamoxifen

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(American Association for Cancer Research) For rats bearing human breast tumors, exposure to dim light at night made the tumors resistant to the breast cancer ... more

Informed consent: False positives not a worry in lung cancer study

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(Brown University) A new study of participants in the National Lung Screening Trial finds that a false positive screen result -- a screening test in ... more

Is Europe putting cancer research at risk?

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(European Society for Medical Oncology) The European Society for Medical Oncology has expressed concern that the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation could make cancer ... more

Brain tumor causes and risk factors elude scientists

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(Case Western Reserve University) Today, nearly 700,000 people in the US are living with a brain tumor, and yet, when it comes to pinpointing causes ... more
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Patient and professional attitudes towards research in general practice: the RepR qualitative study

published Sun, Jul 20 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: Since the 1990s, professional institutions worldwide have emphasised the need to develop research in general practice to improve the health of the population. The ... more

Reliability of a wellness inventory for use among adolescent females aged 12-14 years

published Sun, Jul 20 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: The wellness construct has application in a number of fields including education, healthcare and counseling, particularly with regard to female adolescents. The effective measurement ... more

Sex trafficking awareness and associated factors among youth females in Bahir Dar town, North-West Ethiopia: a community based study

published Tue, Jul 15 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: Sex trafficking is a contemporary issue in both developed and developing countries. The number of trafficked women and young girls has increased globally. Females ... more

Analysis of three strategies to increase screening coverage for cervical cancer in the general population of women aged 60 to 70 years: the CRICERVA study

published Tue, Jul 15 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: Cervical cancer is a frequently diagnosed cancer in women worldwide. Despite having easy preventive and therapeutic approaches, it is an important cause of mortality ... more

Understanding cervical cancer: an exploration of lay perceptions, beliefs and knowledge about cervical cancer among the Acholi in northern Uganda

published Mon, Jul 14 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: Cervical cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in Uganda; yet community understanding of the disease is limited. We explored community perceptions, beliefs ... more