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School-based early detection for mental illness does work

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for October 8, 2014

Source: Mental illness best detected early in schools, doctors say Reference: Mental Health Interventions in Schools

Uterine transplants seem to contravene the do-not-harm tenet of medicine

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for October 7, 2014

Source: World first: baby born after womb transplantation Reference: Livebirth after uterus transplantation, Mats Brännström, et al., The Lancet, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61728-1, published online 3 October 2014, abstract.

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

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