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Rationale for prostate cancer screening questioned by the available evidence

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for October 6, 2014

Source: Questioning Medicine: Prostate Cancer Screening Reference: Primary source: The New England Journal of Medicine Source reference: Schroder FH, et al “Screening and prostate-cancer mortality in a randomized European study” Engl J Med 2009; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa0810084. Additional source: JAMA Internal Medicine Source reference:Sammon JD, et al […]

Brain steroid discovered that influences pathway for high blood pressure

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for October 3, 2014

Source: New pathway linking the brain to high blood pressure identified Reference: Neuroendocrine Humoral and Vascular Components in the Pressor Pathway for Brain Angiotensin II: A New Axis in Long Term Blood Pressure Control. PLoS ONE, 2014; 9 (10): e108916 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108916

Flaccid paralysis reported in a few patients with EV-D68 but no link established

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for October 2, 2014

Source: Health officials investigating link between enterovirus D68, polio-like symptoms  

First ebola case in US: Keep calm and carry on

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for October 1, 2014

Source: Health ministers reassure Canadians about Ebola in wake of U.S. case  

Marijuana prescribing guidelines: The cart before the horse

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for September 30, 2014

Source: Canadian doctors given guidelines on prescribing marijuana  

Lung flute can help alleviate COPD symptoms and improve quality of life

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for September 29, 2014

Source: COPD patients breathe easier with lung flute, study shows Reference: Lung flute improves symptoms and health status in COPD with chronic bronchitis: A 26 week randomized controlled trial. Clinical and Translational Medicine, 2014; 3 (1) DOI:10.1186/s40169-014-0029-y

Researchers find protein in chemo-resistant ovarian cancer cells that when inactivated allows chemo to work

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for September 26, 2014

Source: Study finds way to kill chemo-resistant ovarian cancer cells Reference: Cell fate regulation by gelsolin in human gynecologic cancers

Calorie reduction promise from soda pop producers does not jive with “Magically when they turn 12, we’d suddenly attack them like a bunch of wolves” – Coke executive*

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for September 24, 2014

Source: Coke, Pepsi, Dr Pepper pledge to reduce calories with smaller sizes, diet drinks Reference:for title quote: * From Book, Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss

Study looks for best combo of exercise type and dietary counseling for obese teens

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for September 23, 2014

Source: Obesity study finds cardio plus weight training may be best for teens Reference: Effects of Aerobic Training, Resistance Training, or Both on Percentage Body Fat and Cardiometabolic Risk Markers in Obese Adolescents

Small study demonstrates signs of dementia before diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for September 22, 2014

Source: Test Helps ID Alzheimer’s Risk Before Signs of Dementia Reference: Visuomotor Impairments in Older Adults at Increased Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

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