Emergency Epinephrine Used 38 Times in Chicago Public Schools

More than half of students had no previous allergic reactions, according to report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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Ann Arbor, MI, October 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ — The Chicago Public School (CPS) system used emergency epinephrine in 38 cases during the 2012-2013 school year and more than half of these cases were for first-time events. Anaphylaxis, an allergic reaction characterized by trouble breathing, wheezing, and throat closure, can occur within minutes or seconds and can sometimes result in death.

Herbal Medicines Could Contain Dangerous Levels of Toxic Mould

Medicinal plant market goes untested for health hazards, according to a recent study published in journal Fungal Biology
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Amsterdam, October 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Herbal medicines such as licorice, Indian rennet and opium poppy, are at risk of contamination with toxic mould, according to a new study published in Fungal Biology. The authors of the study, from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan say it’s time for regulators to control mould contamination.

Flu Vaccine May Hold Key to Preventing Heart Disease

A new study in Vaccine explains how flu vaccines prevent heart attacks
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Amsterdam, October 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Flu vaccines are known to have a protective effect against heart disease, reducing the risk of a heart attack. For the first time, this research, published in Vaccine, reveals the molecular mechanism that underpins this phenomenon. The scientists behind the study say it could be harnessed to prevent heart disease directly.

Public Health in the 21st Century

American Journal of Preventive Medicine supplement addresses critical challenges to public health
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October 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Although disease outbreaks and epidemics drawing worldwide attention emphasize the importance and acute need for public health professionals, the world faces a longer-term challenge—a public health workforce that is truly effective in the 21st century. In a new supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, experts address critical challenges to public health, from workforce development, capacity building, partnership and collaborations, and changes and needs in workforce composition.

How Closely Do Urologists Adhere to AUA Guidelines?

Urologists evaluate physician adherence to the American Urological Association’s BPH/LUTS guidelines to establish benchmark for future research in the Journal of Urology®
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New York, NY, October 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Evidence-based guidelines play an increasing role in setting standards for medical practice and quality but are seldom systematically evaluated in the practice setting. Investigators evaluated the rate of physician adherence to the American Urological Association’s (AUA) guidelines on the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia/lower urinary tract symptoms (BPH/LUTS) to establish a benchmark for future research. Their findings are published in The Journal of Urology®.

Elsevier Provides Free Online Access to Medical Information for West African Countries Stricken with Ebola Outbreak

Healthcare professionals in African countries can access Elsevier medical content, online and by mobile devices, through ClinicalKey and NIH’s Emergency Access Initiative
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Philadelphia, PA, October 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ – To support healthcare professionals in West Africa battling the Ebola outbreak, Elsevier will provide free access to its primary online clinical information and reference tool, ClinicalKey.

Gene Variants Implicated in ADHD Identify Attention and Language Deficits in the General Population

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry
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Philadelphia, PA, October 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Are deficits in attention limited to those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or is there a spectrum of attention function in the general population? The answer to this question has implications for psychiatric diagnoses and perhaps for society, broadly.

Fermented Milk Made by Lactococcus lactis H61 Improves Skin of Healthy Young Women

Results of Japanese Study Published in the Journal of Dairy Science®
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Philadelphia, PA, October 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – There has been much interest in the potential for using probiotic bacteria for treating skin diseases and other disorders. Japanese researchers have now found that milk that has been fermented using a probiotic dairy starter can also benefit the skin of young healthy women, reports the Journal of Dairy Science®.

Probiotics have been defined by the Food and Agriculture Organization-World Health Organization as “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit to the host.”

Institutional Rearing May Increase Risk for Attention-Deficit Disorder by Altering Cortical Development

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry
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Philadelphia, PA, October 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Over the past decades, we have seen numerous tragic examples where the failure of institutions to meet the needs of infants for social contact and stimulation has led to the failure of these infants to thrive. 

Researchers Find RNA Molecules in Urine and Tissue That Detect Prostate Cancer

Potential Biomarkers may pave way to a more sensitive, specific, and noninvasive prostate cancer screening assay, according to Report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics
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Philadelphia, PA, October 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have identified a set of RNA molecules that are detectable in tissue samples and urine of prostate cancer patients but not in normal healthy individuals. The study sets the stage for the development of more sensitive and specific noninvasive tests for prostate cancer than those currently available, which could result in fewer unnecessary prostate biopsies with less treatment-related morbidity, according to a new study in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.


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