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Health insurer Cigna's profit rises as it adds more members

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Health insurer Cigna's profit rises as it adds more members
(Reuters) - Health insurer Cigna Corp, which agreed to be bought by Anthem Inc for $47 billion this month, reported a 2.6 percent rise in quarterly profit as it added more members in its commercial and government businesses.

U.S. tightens safety for oil transit by rail

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U.S. tightens safety for oil transit by rail
Daniel J. GraeberWASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- Regulators are taking another step in ensuring the safe transport of crude oil by rail by mandating better brake monitoring, the transport secretary said.

New research shows promising progress in use of anti-inflammatory cytokine for T1D treatment

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New research from Uppsala University shows promising progress in the use of anti-inflammatory cytokine for treatment of type 1 diabetes. The study, published in the open access journal Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), reveals that administration of interleukin-35 (a protein made by immune cells) to mice with type 1 diabetes, reverses or cures the disease by maintaining a normal blood glucose level and the immune tolerance.

Commonly prescribed drug also lowers blood pressure when combined with diuretic

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With the growth of electronic medical records, research utilizing data from a large number of patients, known as big data studies, can provide important information which may be unattainable via clinical trials which tend to be costly, time-consuming and involve fewer patients.

Bioenergetic analysis of pancreatic beta-cells shows impaired metabolic signature in type 2 diabetes patients

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Impaired activation of mitochondrial energy metabolism in the presence of glucose has been demonstrated in pancreatic beta-cells from patients with type 2 diabetes. The cause of this dysfunction has been unknown. Publishing online in Endocrinology, Buck Institute assistant research professor Akos Gerencser, PhD, shows that in patients with type 2 diabetes the balance between supply and demand of the mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔψM) is altered causing a decrease in the signaling that turns on insulin secretion.


Basis for new treatment options for a fatal leukemia in children revealed

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(MC Services AG) Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common type of cancer in children. It can occur in various forms, differing not only by ... more

Studies reveal details of error correction in cell division

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(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Cell biologists led by Thomas Maresca at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with collaborators elsewhere, report an advance in understanding ... more

NYU's Bluestone Center receives $369,250 from NIDCR to study oral cancer pain

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(New York University) The proposed studies are designed to test whether nonviral gene delivery into the oral cancer could be used to treat cancer pain ... more

Overcoming why a new treatment is resisted by lung cancer

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(University of Manchester) A promising agent for the treatment of cancer has so far had little effect on the most common lung tumours, but new ... more

Real-time imaging of lung lesions during surgery helps localize tumors and improve precision

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(American Association for Thoracic Surgery) New molecular tools are emerging to identify lung adenocarcinomas during pulmonary resection. The results of a proof-of-concept study suggest that ... more
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Physician involvement in life transition planning: a survey of community-dwelling older adults

published about 12 hours ago
Background: With many information sources for healthy aging and life transitions, it is unknown whether community-dwelling older adults desire physician involvement in future planning decisions. ... more

Alcohol dependence and treatment utilization in Europe – a representative cross-sectional study in primary care

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Background: Alcohol dependence (AD) in Europe is prevalent and causes considerable health burden. Recognition by general practitioners (GPs) and provision of or referral to treatment ... more

Self-care behavior when suffering from the common cold and health-related quality of life in individuals attending an annual checkup in Japan: a cross-sectional study

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Background: The World Health Organization and several governments encourage medical self-care (including self-medication) for minor illnesses. Accordingly, the factors that influence self-care have received research ... more

Differentials in the prevalence of anemia among non-pregnant, ever-married women in Bangladesh: multilevel logistic regression analysis of data from the 2011 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey

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Background: Anemia is one of the most common public health problems globally, and high prevalence has been reported among women of reproductive age, especially in ... more

Primary care nurses’ performance in motivational interviewing: a quantitative descriptive study

published Fri, Jul 24 2015 19:00 GMT
Background: Motivational interviewing is a collaborative conversational style intended to strengthen motivation to change. It has been shown to be effective in addressing many different ... more