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Longer looks: Vermont's single payer system; Nevada's cancer cluster; the toll of dementia on a family

Longer looks: Vermont's single payer system; Nevada's cancer cluster; the toll of dementia on a family

Skatchewan is a vast prairie province in the middle of Canada. It's home to hockey great Gordie Howe and the world's first curling museum. But Canadians know it for another reason: it's the birthplace of the country's single-payer health-care system. [More]
Experts and entrepreneurs to gather at 2014 Biotech China on 14-16 May

Experts and entrepreneurs to gather at 2014 Biotech China on 14-16 May

With just one month until 2014 Biotech China, experts, entrepreneurs and decision-makers from the international biotechnology industry will gather at the heart of the Chinese biotechnology industry on May 14-16th, 09:00 AM-06:00 PM in Nanjing China. [More]

High levels of protein intake and exercise improve bone structure, strength in pre-pubertal boys

​A study presented during the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases in Seville shows that high levels of protein intake (HProt) enhance the positive impact of high physical activity (HPA) on bone structure and strength in healthy pre-pubertal boys.

Researchers from the University of Geneva in Switzerland and Eindhoven University in the Netherlands tracked 176 healthy pre-pubertal boy [More]
Syneron's Sublative technology receives CE Mark for effective treatment of striae, acne scars

Syneron's Sublative technology receives CE Mark for effective treatment of striae, acne scars

Syneron Medical Ltd., a leading global aesthetic device company, announced today that its proprietary Sublative™ technology has received CE Mark indication for the effective treatment of striae (stretch marks) and acne scars. [More]
Fathers who started smoking before 11 tend to have obese sons

Fathers who started smoking before 11 tend to have obese sons

Men who started smoking regularly before the age of 11 had sons who, on average, had 5-10kg more body fat than their peers by the time they were in their teens, according to new research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol. [More]
Simple blood test can predict obesity levels in children

Simple blood test can predict obesity levels in children

Scientists have found that a simple blood test, which can read DNA, could be used to predict obesity levels in children. [More]
Anxiety relief in children: an interview with Dr. Golda Ginsburg, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Anxiety relief in children: an interview with Dr. Golda Ginsburg, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Anxiety is the most common psychiatric disorder among youth. Prevalence rates hover around 10%, although the actual percent varies depending on the specific anxiety disorder, sample, method of assessment, etc. [More]
TAZ gene represents potential target for drug therapies to treat aggressive types of breast cancer

TAZ gene represents potential target for drug therapies to treat aggressive types of breast cancer

Significance: Understanding more about how the different types of cells in breast tissue develop improves our knowledge of breast cancer. TAZ represents a potential new target for drug therapies to treat aggressive types of breast cancer. [More]
Study to understand how bisphenol-A may promote breast cancer growth

Study to understand how bisphenol-A may promote breast cancer growth

UT Arlington biochemists say their newly published study brings researchers a step closer to understanding how the commonly used synthetic compound bisphenol-A, or BPA, may promote breast cancer growth. [More]
Ipsen’s phase III clinical trial evaluating Decapeptyl in patients with prostate cancer meets primary endpoints

Ipsen’s phase III clinical trial evaluating Decapeptyl in patients with prostate cancer meets primary endpoints

Ipsen today announced that the phase III clinical trial evaluating Decapeptyl (triptorelin pamoate) 11.25 mg administered subcutaneously in patients with locally advanced or metastatic prostate cancer has met its primary endpoints. [More]
Longevity of breast stem cells could harbor genetic defects or damage that progress to cancer

Longevity of breast stem cells could harbor genetic defects or damage that progress to cancer

Researchers from Melbourne's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have discovered that breast stem cells and their 'daughters' have a much longer lifespan than previously thought, and are active in puberty and throughout life. [More]

Crozer-Keystone Health System wins 2013 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service

In honor of its broad-based efforts to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of its community, Crozer-Keystone Health System in Delaware County, Pa. is the recipient of the 2013 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service, one of the most esteemed community service honors in healthcare. [More]

GRU combines with national Cooperative to improve treatment of reproductive health

Georgia Regents University has joined the national Cooperative Multicenter Reproductive Medicine Network designed to enable large clinical trials that improve the diagnosis and treatment of reproductive health issues such as male and female infertility. [More]
New research shows that the brain can produce and release estrogen

New research shows that the brain can produce and release estrogen

A University of Wisconsin-Madison research team reports today that the brain can produce and release estrogen - a discovery that may lead to a better understanding of hormonal changes observed from before birth throughout the entire aging process. [More]
Pro-inflammatory proteins linked to obesity, metabolic syndrome in adults appear to protect young children

Pro-inflammatory proteins linked to obesity, metabolic syndrome in adults appear to protect young children

​The first study of its kind, led by Melinda Sothern, PhD, CEP, Professor and Director of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, reveals that the same pro-inflammatory proteins linked to obesity and the metabolic syndrome in adults appear to protect children prior to puberty. [More]
Young athletes are more prone to hip impingement, say specialists

Young athletes are more prone to hip impingement, say specialists

Hip pain is no longer reserved for older adults. More and more young, active people are developing this problem, which often requires surgery to repair. [More]
High-fat food consumption during puberty may increase the risk of breast cancer

High-fat food consumption during puberty may increase the risk of breast cancer

New findings show that eating a high-fat diet beginning at puberty speeds up the development of breast cancer and may actually increase the risk of cancer similar to a type often found in younger adult women. [More]
Study explains why men's noses are bigger than women's

Study explains why men's noses are bigger than women's

Human noses come in all shapes and sizes. But one feature seems to hold true: Men's noses are bigger than women's. [More]

School-year bedtimes impact teens’ academic, social and emotional development

Teenagers who go to bed late during the school year are more prone to academic and emotional difficulties in the long run, compared to their earlier-to-bed counterparts, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley. [More]

Teens with late bedtimes may have lower academic performance, risk for later emotional distress

Teens with late bedtimes during the school year and schooldays that start early have lower academic performance and are at risk for later emotional distress. A new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health provides further evidence for a growing body of research that supports a movement to delay school start times for adolescents. [More]