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Research shows anti-HIV medicines can cause damage to fetal hearts
A study by a Wayne State University and Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center research team is shedding new light on the troubling question of whether the drugs often given to HIV-positive pregnant women can cause significant long-term heart problems for the non-HIV-infected babies they carry.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:19:39 GMT

Self-regulation intervention boosts school readiness of at-risk children, study shows
An intervention that uses music and games to help preschoolers learn self-regulation skills is helping prepare at-risk children for kindergarten, a new study from Oregon State University shows.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:19:39 GMT

Study finds that rejecting unsuitable suitors is easier said than done
You're at a slumber party with your friends. One friend asks "if a guy at school asked you out, but you weren't really attracted to him, would you go?" You laugh and shake your head no: "Why would I, if he's not my type?"
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:19:39 GMT

A green transformation for pharmaceuticals
A more sustainable approach to a bond-forming reaction extensively used in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries has now been developed. The team used the solvent-free, catalytic reaction to produce high yields of a wide range of amides, including the antidepressant moclobemide and other drug-like molecules.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:49:56 GMT

Fluorescent nanoprobe could become a universal, noninvasive method to identify and monitor tumors
Researchers have developed a hybrid metal-polymer nanoparticle that lights up in the acidic environment surrounding tumor cells. Nonspecific probes that can identify any kind of tumor are extremely useful for monitoring the location and spread of cancer and the effects of treatment, as well as aiding initial diagnosis.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:49:56 GMT

Marker polyps do not cause cancer, experts say
Although serrated polyps usually are associated with colorectal cancer, it turns out that such polyps are themselves not dangerous, according to a study.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:49:56 GMT

Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults
Title: Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults
Category: Health News
Created: 11/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:49:56 GMT

Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?
Title: Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?
Category: Health News
Created: 11/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:49:56 GMT

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013
Title: 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013
Category: Health News
Created: 11/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:49:56 GMT

Investigational drug reduces high potassium levels in chronic kidney disease patients
(University of Maryland Medical Center) Research published today found that the investigational drug patiromer decreased high potassium levels and maintained normal potassium levels in patients with chronic kidney disease. The results of a multicenter trial appear in the New England Journal of Medicine.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:49:56 GMT

Women with serious mental illness less likely to receive cancer screenings
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Study finds that women with symptoms of serious mental illness are 40 percent less likely to receive three cancer screenings: mammography, clinical breast exams and PAP smears.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:49:56 GMT

Only half of patients take their medications as prescribed
(McMaster University) Here is what we know: If people take medications prescribed to them, they usually get better. But only about half of all patients prescribed medication take it according to directions. Here is what we don't know: We don't know how to get patients to take their medications, despite many studies looking at the issue.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:49:56 GMT

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