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The brain still feels young but the body tells us otherwise for older active folks

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 9, 2014

Source: Canadian doctors urge caution as seniors dive into extreme sports  

Annals of Internal Medicine commentary on problems associated with mammography need to be taken in context of data source

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April ,8 2014

Source: Mammography findings could serve to boost prevention Reference: Screening Is Only Part of the Answer to Breast Cancer

Stroke risk seems to increase for six months after a shingles infection

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 7, 2014

Source: Stroke Risk Spikes After Shingles Episode: Study Reference: Sinead Langan, senior lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Maria Nagel, M.D., assistant professor, neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver; Larry Goldstein, M.D., director, Duke University Stroke Center, Durham, N.C., and spokesman, American […]

Magnetic nanoparticles help destroy cancer cells in proof of concept study

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 4, 2014

Source: Nanoparticles cause cancer cells to self-destruct Reference: Enming Zhang, Moritz F. Kircher, Martin Koch, Lena Eliasson, S. Nahum Goldberg, Erik Renström. Dynamic Magnetic Fields Remote-Control Apoptosis via Nanoparticle Rotation. ACS Nano, 2014; 140320152828001 DOI:10.1021/nn406302j

How “less is more” medicine will lead to fewer harms and better care

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 3, 2014

Source: Choosing Wisely Canada: Stimulating discussion over unnecessary medical tests, procedures Reference: W. Levinson, T. Huynh. Engaging physicians and patients in conversations about unnecessary tests and procedures: Choosing Wisely Canada.Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2014; DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.131674 Choosing Wisely Canada Testing Treatments

CHEO develops preliminary sleep apnea screening tool for boys

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 2, 2014

Source: New screening tool to diagnose common sleep problem in children Reference: Sherri Katz, Kimmo Murto, Nicholas Barrowman, Janine Clarke, Lynda Hoey, Franco Momoli, Robert Laberge, Jean-Philippe Vaccani. Neck circumference percentile: A screening tool for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. Pediatric Pulmonology, 2014; DOI: 10.1002/ppul.23003

Stem cells used to repair damaged hearts. Larger trials needed to confirm benefit and risks

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 1, 2014

Source: Stem Cells May Rejuvenate Failing Hearts, Study Suggests Reference: American Academy of Cardiology’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C

Underweight a risk to health greater than overweight? Not so fast.

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 31, 2014

Source: Study Finds Being Underweight is Riskier Than Being Overweight Reference: J-shapedness: an often missed, often miscalculated relation: the example of weight and mortality

Spike in autism rate likely due to increased recognition of condition and diagnostic errors

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 28, 2014

Source: Spike in autism-spectrum diagnoses called a ‘public health crisis’ Reference: CDC Data and Statistics

Study suggests through genetic analysis that autism occurs before birth

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 27, 2014

Source: Autism ‘begins long before birth’ Reference: Patches of Disorganization in the Neocortex of Children with Autism

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