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Report card on NCAA concussion policies

A study finds many colleges are not following all the recommendations to protect student athletes

Dozens threaten to break Ebola quarantine over food

People in western Liberia town put in quarantine after deaths now threatening to break out

U.S. diets are leaner, but still need more work

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A new study shows the amount of trans-fat Americans eat has declined over the past three decades, but our intake is still too high. Cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to give tips on how to insert "good" fats into our diets.

Useful markers to predict response to chemotherapy in patients with liver cancer

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A study led by the researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research (IDIBELL), Isabel Fabregat, could serve to select patients with hepatocellular carcinoma unresponsive to most frequently used drug in liver cancer: sorafenib. The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer describes how tumor cells that have a less differentiated phenotype (mesenchymal) and expresses CD44, do not respond to Sorafenib action. Difficult treatment Hepatocellular carcinoma is one of the cancers with the worst prognosis and more difficult treatment. Surgery ... more

Nine in Connecticut to be monitored for Ebola

published about 1 hour ago
That includes three students from Yale and a family of six. Also, Texas nurse Amber Vinson released a selfie, and her family says she is out of isolation.


Precise and programmable biological circuits

published about 13 hours ago
(ETH Zurich) A team led by ETH professor Yaakov Benenson has developed several new components for biological circuits. These components are key building blocks for ... more

Useful markers to predict response to chemotherapy in patients with liver cancer

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(IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute) A study led by the researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research, Isabel Fabregat, could serve to select patients with hepatocellular ... more

UNC scientists discover hidden subpopulation of melanoma cells

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(University of North Carolina Health Care) UNC researchers discover a subpopulation of melanoma cancer cells in blood vessels of tumors. These cells, which mimic non-cancerous ... more

Silencing the speech gene FOXP2 causes breast cancer cells to metastasize

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(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) A research team led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has identified an unexpected link between a transcription ... more

Quality of biopsy directly linked to survival in bladder cancer patients

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(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) UCLA researchers have shown for the first time that the quality of diagnostic staging using biopsy in ... more
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Somali women's view of physical activity - a focus group study

published about 17 hours ago
Background: Physical inactivity presents a major public health challenge and is estimated to cause six to ten percent of the major non-communicable diseases. Studies show ... more

Intimate partner violence and physical and mental health among women utilizing community health services in Gujarat, India

published Wed, Oct 15 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health threat which causes injury and acute and chronic physical and mental health problems. In India, ... more

Interventions to reduce postpartum stress in first-time mothers: a randomized-controlled trial

published Tue, Oct 14 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: The postpartum period can be a challenging time particularly for first-time mothers. This study aimed to assess two different interventions designed to reduce stress ... more

Natural history of ovarian endometrioma in pregnancy

published Tue, Oct 14 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: Ovarian endometriomas are classified as benign ovarian lesions. During pregnancy endometriomas may undergo major morphological changes which are referred to as 'decidualisation'. Decidualised ovarian ... more

Contraceptive use and unmet need for family planning among HIV positive women on antiretroviral therapy in Kumasi, Ghana

published Fri, Oct 10 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: A key strategy for minimizing HIV infection rates especially via reduction of Mother- to-Child transmission is by reducing the unmet need for family planning. ... more