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February 15, 2012


The Complexities Of Treating Gynaecological Cancers During Pregnancy
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A recent paper published in the reviewed the management and treatment of gynaecological cancers during pregnancy – most common types being cervical and ovarian. The goal among such cases is to prolong and prevent termination of pregnancy, whilst also treating the cancer in the most effective way possible…

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Some Doctors Do Not Tell Their Patients The Truth
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A significant minority of practicing doctors do not agree that patients should always be told the whole truth, even though The Charter on Medical Professionalism insists on openness and honesty, researchers from Harvard Medical School and other institutions in Massachusetts reported in the journal Health Affairs…

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Santorum Pulls Even With Romney In Two National Polls
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Santorum Pulls Even With Romney In Two National PollsNo longer a mere nuisance or the contender-of-the-week, Rick Santorum has made serious gains on Mitt Romney, actually pulling even with the presumptive GOP nominee according to two new national polls.
A Pew Research Center poll released today, in which Romney and Santorum are statistically tied nationally, shows that Santorum owes the surge to the support of Tea Partiers, conservatives, and white evangelical Republicans, all of whom favor the former Pennsylvania senator, some heavily…

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Overeating Linked To Memory Loss
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A study released today and scheduled to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans April 21 to April 28, 2012, shows that those over 70 eating more than 2,100 calories per day, nearly double their risk of memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI). MCI is considered to be the stage between normal memory loss that comes with aging and early Alzheimer’s disease…

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Police Investigating Hammer Attack at Columbine High School
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Police Investigating Hammer Attack at Columbine High SchoolThe suspect is a 14-year-old girl. She reportedly attacked a 15-year-old female student with a hammer Monday morning in a hallway near the school’s bathrooms, hitting her in the hand. A 16-year-old male student was hit in the hand and ribs while trying to pull the weapon away from the attacker; the male student said the attacker and the other victim “had had problems before…

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New Data Provides Direction for ACL Injured Knee Treatments
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Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction improves quality of life and sports functionality for athletes, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Specialty Day in San Francisco, CA.

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Martha Stewart’s Dog Triumphs at Westminster
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Martha Stewart’s Dog Triumphs at WestminsterMartha Stewart has suffered some professional setbacks of late. But today was a moment of unvarnished triumph: Stewart’s chow-chow, Ghenghis Khan, took the Best in Breed ribbon at the Westminster Dog Show this morning. What makes the victory all the more sweet for Martha is that this isn’t the first fluffy puppy she’s named after a legendarily fearsome Mongolian warlord…

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Who’s Benefiting Most From the Jeremy Lin Economy?
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Who’s Benefiting Most From the Jeremy Lin Economy?Jeremy Lin might now be bigger than Jesus on Google, but eternal salvation is for the patient. We at Daily Intel wanted to know who, exactly, is benefiting from Linsanity in the here and now. Below, a brief taxonomy of those who are probably most delighted about the explosion of the Jeremy Lin brand…

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Synaptic Mutations Increase The Risk Of Autism Spectrum Disorders
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A new study published in PLoS Genetics uses a combination of genetic and neurobiological approaches to confirm that synaptic mutations increase the risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and underlines the effect for modifier genes in these disorders. ASDs, a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders that have a complex inheritance pattern, appears before the age of three years and affects 1 in 100 children, with a higher risk for males than females…

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New York Sends Message With 119,000 Tickets for Distracted Drivers
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New York Sends Message With 119,000 Tickets for Distracted DriversSome call it multitasking. New York state calls driving while texting or chatting (without an approved hands-free device) a potentially fatal act and a primary traffic offense with an accompanying $150 fine. Since enacting a stricter driving law last July, New York officers have ticketed 119,000 motorists statewide for talking on phones without a hands-free device, or for texting, composing, sending, reading, accessing, browsing, or transmitting messages, or pretty much any iteration of “using,” their phones…

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New Imaging Methods Show Challenges of Identifying Cognitive Abilities in Severely Brain-Injured Patients
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Only by employing complex machine-learning techniques to decipher repeated advanced brain scans were researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell able to provide evidence that a patient with a severe brain injury could, in her way, communicate accurately.

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Steroid Injections Prove Effective in Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniations
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/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The use of epidural steroid injections may be a more efficient treatment option for lumbar disc herniations, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Specialty Day in San Francisco.

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Nanostructure of Butterfly Wings Could Lead the Way to Inexpensive Infrared Detectors
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Nanostructure of Butterfly Wings Could Lead the Way to Inexpensive Infrared DetectorsThe goal of nanotechnology is often just duplicating what nature does. Whether it’s replicating the way that geckos walk on ceilings without falling down, or duplicating plants’ use of photosynthesis to design improved solar cells, nature is the source of much inspiration and guidance in nanotech research…

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F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program Management Was “Acquisition Malpractice” DoD Says
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F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program Management Was "Acquisition Malpractice" DoD SaysLast week, Frank Kendall, the Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics who was recently nominated by President Obama to permanently take over the position, said in a speech (pdf) at the Center for Strategic & International Studies that the procurement strategy for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program was an example of “acquisition malpractice…

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Natural recoverers kick addiction without help
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A few years ago, a friend of mine decided to quit smoking. She didn’t follow any pre-set plan, like Nicotine Anonymous, or do any research. Instead, she just quit. She also took up running, and around the same time started dating someone new—someone who didn’t smoke. She’s been cigarette-free ever since…

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Canadians Teach Darwin-OP Robot to Ice Skate, Play Hockey
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Canadians Teach Darwin-OP Robot to Ice Skate, Play HockeyWhen a Canadian gets their frigid little hands on a robot, you can be sure that one of two things will happen: either they’ll send it into space, or they’ll teach it to play hockey.

Since Darwin-OP (last time I checked) was not certified against either the harsh environment of outer space or guaranteed not to go crazy and kill a bunch of astronauts, it looks like this particular robot (who lives up at the Autonomous Agents Laboratory of the University of Manitoba) will just have to learn how to play hockey instead…

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Radiation Treatment Generates Cancer Stem Cells from Less Aggressive Breast Cancer Cells
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Breast cancer stem cells are thought to be the sole source of tumor recurrence and are known to be resistant to radiation therapy and don’t respond well to chemotherapy.

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Larger Belly Linked to Memory Problems in People with HIV
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A larger waistline may be linked to an increased risk of decreased mental functioning in people infected with the AIDS virus HIV, according to research published in the February 14, 2012, print issue of Neurology(r), the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Fetal Exposure to Radiation Increases Risk of Testicular Cancer
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Male fetuses of mothers that are exposed to radiation during early pregnancy may have an increased chance of developing testicular cancer, according to a study in mice at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The article was published today in PLoS ONE.

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Left Or Right Hand? Knowing How The Brain Decodes Images Helps Us Understand Amputees’ Phantom Itches
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A new study to be published in the journal Psychological Science challenges the long-held notion that when we see a picture of a left or right hand, our brain engages our “motor imagination” and uses muscle control processes to flip over mental images of our hands to decide which is in the picture…

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