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University of Virginia confirms mumps case on campus

Officials awaiting results on other suspected cases of virus

Cholesterol risk to heart health starts in young adulthood

CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips weigh in on new guidance about cholesterol and technology that may help diagnose concussions.

FDA mulls release of genetically altered mosquitoes

Federal health officials are considering releasing millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys to head off two deadly diseases. But thousands of residents are uneasy about the move, signing petitions to stop the test. Molecular biologist Dr. Christie Wilcox, who blogs for Discover magazine, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" from Los Angeles with more on the mosquitoes.

The Week in iPad Cases: Backpacks from Spigen and iSkin, an OtterBox screen protector, and more

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The Week in iPad Cases: Backpacks from Spigen and iSkin, an OtterBox screen protector, and more
Backpacks, screen protectors, and sleevesThis week’s roundup of new iPad cases is chock full of options, from carry-all backpacks to simple yet effective sleeves.IncaseThe Icon Sleeve (iPad Air; $60) offers lightweight, durable protection in a slim package that won't weigh your iPad down.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Student Who Road Amtrak NYC Diagnosed With Measles

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State health officials say an upstate college student who took an Amtrak train out of Penn Station earlier this week has been diagnosed with measles.

Scientists home in on reasons behind cancer drug trial disappointment

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(University of Helsinki) Scientists have discovered a 'hidden' mechanism which could explain why some cancer therapies which aim to block tumor blood vessel growth are ... more

Hot on the trail of the hepatitis-liver cancer connection

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(RIKEN) Using whole genomic sequencing, scientists from RIKEN in Japan have for the first time demonstrated the profound effect that chronic hepatitis infection and inflammation ... more

Weissman and Massagué win Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research

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(University of Zurich) Researchers Irving L. Weissman and Joan Massagué have won this year's Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research: Weissman, from Stanford University, ... more

Fluorescent dyes 'light up' brain cancer cells, reports Neurosurgery

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(Wolters Kluwer Health) Two new fluorescent dyes attracted to cancer cells may help neurosurgeons more accurately localize and completely resect brain tumors, suggests a study ... more

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation grants fellowship, Breakthrough Scientist awards

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(Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation) The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on supporting innovative early career researchers, named 15 new Damon ... more
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Prescribing style and variation in antibiotic prescriptions for sore throat: cross-sectional study across six countries

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Background: Variation in prescription of antibiotics in primary care can indicate poor clinical practice that contributes to the increase of resistant strains. General Practitioners (GPs), ... more

More negative self-esteem and inferior coping strategies among patients diagnosed with IBS compared with patients without IBS - a case¿control study in primary care

published Wed, Jan 28 2015 06:00 GMT
Background: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, relapsing gastrointestinal disorder, that affects approximately 10% of the general population and the majority are diagnosed in ... more

Fertility desires and unmet need for family planning among HIV infected individuals in two HIV clinics with differing models of family planning service delivery

published Wed, Jan 28 2015 06:00 GMT
Background: Eliminating family planning (FP) unmet need among HIV-infected individuals (PLHIV) is critical to elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission. We assessed FP unmet need among ... more

Be SMART: examining the experience of implementing the NHS Health Check in UK primary care

published Thu, Jan 22 2015 06:00 GMT
Background: The NHS Health Check was designed by UK Department of Health to address increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease by identifying risk levels and facilitating ... more

Trajectories of multimorbidity: exploring patterns of multimorbidity in patients with more than ten chronic health problems in life course

published Thu, Jan 22 2015 06:00 GMT
Background: Especially general practitioners are frequently confronted with complex health situations of patients, but knowledge of intensive forms of multimorbidity and their development during the ... more