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Novel technique uses genetic tool and light to map neural networks

published about 2 hours ago
For years, neuroscientists have been trying to develop tools that would allow them to clearly view the brain's circuitry in action-from the first moment a neuron fires to the resulting behavior in a whole organism.

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
By United Press International UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Va. legislators return to bitter Medicaid expansion debate, kill plan without formal vote

published about 3 hours ago
State legislators united across party lines Thursday to plug a $2.4 billion hole in the state budget but quickly reverted to bitter partisanship as they debated Medicaid expansion, with House Republicans ultimately killing a bill to expand the health-care program without giving it a formal vote (Vozzella and Weiner, 9/18).

GWU researcher receives AHA grant to study diffuse brain swelling, injury in ICH patients

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Shahram Majidi, M.D., a second-year resident in the Department of Neurology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, received at $154K grant from the American Heart Association to study the presence of diffuse brain swelling and injury in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH).

UK opens first clinic for child victims of female genital mutilation

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By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's first specialist clinic for child victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) opened in London on Monday as part of a push to eradicate the illegal ritual in the country. The University College Hospital clinic, initially to be held once a month while demand is assessed, will offer medical treatment and psychological help to girls up to 18, who have suffered or may be at risk of FGM - a ritual usually ... more


E-cigarettes unhelpful in smoking cessation among cancer patients

published about 6 hours ago
(Wiley) In a new study of cancer patients who smoke, those using e-cigarettes, in addition to traditional cigarettes, were more nicotine dependent and equally or ... more

Stanford researchers create 'evolved' protein that may stop cancer from spreading

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(Stanford School of Engineering) Stanford researchers have created a decoy protein designed to interrupt the signaling pathway that triggers the breakaway of cancerous cells; in ... more

Cancer cells adapt energy needs to spread illness to other organs

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(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that cancer cells traveling to ... more

Graphene sensor tracks down cancer biomarkers

published Thu, Sep 18 2014 23:00 GMT
(Institute of Physics) An ultrasensitive biosensor made from the wonder material graphene has been used to detect molecules that indicate an increased risk of developing ... more

Patients with advanced, incurable cancer denied palliative care

published Thu, Sep 18 2014 23:00 GMT
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Many patients with advanced, incurable cancer do not receive any palliative care, reveals new research to be presented later this ... more
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Awareness, use and associated factors of emergency contraceptive pills among women of reproductive age (15-49 years) in Tamale, Ghana

published about 10 hours ago
Background: Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) are one of the means by which women can use after intercourse to prevent pregnancy. ECPs can be used to ... more

Functional and self-rated health mediate the association between physical indicators of diabetes and depressive symptoms

published 2 days ago
Background: Depression is common among persons with diabetes and associated with adverse health outcomes. To date, little is known about the causal mechanisms that lead ... more

Daytime use of general practice and use of the Out-of-Hours Primary Care Service for patients with chronic disease: a cohort study

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Background: The importance of proactive chronic care has become increasingly evident. Yet, it is unknown whether the use of general practice (GP) during daytime may ... more

A prospective clinical trial of specialist renal nursing in the primary care setting to prevent progression of chronic kidney: a quality improvement report

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Background: Early detection and effective management of risk factors can potentially delay progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) to end-stage kidney disease, and decrease mortality ... more

Are "part-time" general practitioners workforce idlers or committed professionals?

published Thu, Sep 18 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: The traditional view of general practice holds that only general practitioners (GPs) in full-time clinical practice can provide quality patient care. Nevertheless, increasing numbers ... more