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White elephant: There's a reason they give this advice away

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White elephant: There's a reason they give this advice away
Just like that tacky sweater your mom got you in 1997 that everyone keeps re-gifting, Forbes is the gift that keeps on giving. And speaking of giving, Eric Jackson doesn’t think Apple should be giving money back to shareholders. “Apple Returns Cash To Shareholders Because It’s Out Of Ideas On How To Invest It” (indirect link and tip o’ the antlers to weid1) Jackson, you may recall (if you keep up to date on each outlandish piece of advice for ... more
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Child under observation at Chicago hospital to rule out Ebola

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Child under observation at Chicago hospital to rule out Ebola
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A child who arrived in Chicago with a fever was under observation on Friday at a city hospital to rule out the Ebola virus, hospital officials said. Federal officials screening arriving passengers at O'Hare International Airport detected the fever but no other symptoms of the disease, the University of Chicago Medical Center said in a statement. The patient was isolated under strict quarantine protocols until the child’s condition improves and a diagnosis is established, ... more

Japan scientists develop micro-fine adhesive sensors

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Japan scientists develop micro-fine adhesive sensors
Scientists in Japan have developed a sticky sheet of tiny sensors that can be put directly on moving joints, beating hearts or other living tissues. "Just by applying to the body like a compress, our novel sheet sensor detects biometric information extremely accurately," researchers at the University of Tokyo said in a statement Friday. The secret is an adhesive gel that prevents a fine grid of sensors from slipping, even if the thing they are in contact with is moving, ... more

UN chief praises Ebola nurses, pledges support during visit

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UN chief praises Ebola nurses, pledges support during visit
By Matthew Mpoke Bigg HASTINGS, Sierra Leone (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday praised healthcare workers fighting the Ebola virus as he paid his first visit to Liberia and Sierra Leone following an outbreak that has killed nearly 7,000 people. Ban paid tribute to local workers and the United Nations, but he singled out medics from the three countries at the heart of the epidemic who have fallen sick while treating patients. ...

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
By United Press International UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014


A polymorphism and the bacteria inside of us help dictate inflammation, antitumor activity

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(The Wistar Institute) A common polymorphism can lead to a chain of events that dictates how a tumor will progress in certain types of cancer, ... more

Laparoscopic surgery for bladder cancer leads to good long-term cancer control

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(Wiley) Long-term survival rates following laparoscopic surgery for bladder cancer are comparable to those of open surgery, according to a study published in BJU International.

How does prostate cancer form?

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(Thomas Jefferson University) The cause of prostate cancer may be linked to Parkinson's disease through a common enzyme.

Mutations prevent programmed cell death

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(Technische Universitaet Muenchen) Programmed cell death is a mechanism that causes defective and potentially harmful cells to destroy themselves. It serves a number of purposes ... more

Researchers hope patent can pave way to future treatments of heart, lung disease

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(Kansas State University) Researchers have received a patent for a peptide that has been shown to prevent or reduce damage to intestinal tissue. Their ongoing ... more
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Patient Safety skills in primary care: a national survey of GP educators

published Wed, Dec 17 2014 06:00 GMT
Background: Clinicians have a vital role in promoting patient safety that goes beyond their technical competence. The qualities and attributes of the safe hospital doctor ... more

Does receipt of 5As services have implications for patients¿ satisfaction in India?

published Wed, Dec 17 2014 06:00 GMT
Background: The 5As model for behavior change counseling is an evidence-based counseling approach. This study aims to explore the relationship between patient satisfaction with counseling ... more

Swedish general practitioners¿ attitudes towards treatment guidelines ¿ a qualitative study

published Tue, Dec 16 2014 06:00 GMT
Background: Drug therapy in primary care is a challenge for general practitioners (GPs) and the prescribing decision is influenced by several factors. GPs obtain drug ... more

Long-term impact of a real-world coordinated lifestyle promotion initiative in primary care: a quasi-experimental cross-sectional study

published Tue, Dec 16 2014 06:00 GMT
Background: Integration of lifestyle promotion in routine primary care has been suboptimal. Coordinated care models (e.g. screening, brief advice and referral to in-house specialized staff) ... more

Anal incontinence, urinary incontinence and sexual problems in primiparous women ¿ a comparison between women with episiotomy only and women with episiotomy and obstetric anal sphincter injury

published Tue, Dec 16 2014 06:00 GMT
Background: Obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) might cause anal incontinence (AI) and sexual dysfunction, and might be associated with urinary incontinence (UI). Episiotomy has been ... more