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Alternatives to Medicare’s fee-for-service payment system examined

Alternatives to Medicare’s fee-for-service payment system examined

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Genome-wide scan maps mutations in deadly lung cancers; reveals embryonic gene link

Genome-wide scan maps mutations in deadly lung cancers; reveals embryonic gene link

ScienceDaily (Sep. 5, 2012) — Scientists have completed a comprehensive map of genetic mutations linked to an aggressive and lethal type of lung cancer. Among the errors found in small cell lung cancers, the team of scientists, including those at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, found an alteration in a gene called SOX2 associated with early embryonic development. Continue reading

Work has more benefits than just a paycheck for moms: Working moms are healthier than stay-at-home moms

Work has more benefits than just a paycheck for moms: Working moms are healthier than stay-at-home moms

ScienceDaily (Aug. 19, 2012) — Working moms striving to “have it all” now can add another perk to their list of benefits — health. New research from University of Akron Assistant Sociology Professor Adrianne Frech finds that moms who work full time are healthier at age 40 than stay-at-home moms, moms who work part time, or moms who have some work history, but are repeatedly unemployed. Continue reading

For young adults, appearance matters more than health, study suggests

For young adults, appearance matters more than health, study suggests

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Children ‘at risk’ in new system

Children ‘at risk’ in new system

27 July 2012 Last updated at 19:11 ET By Judith Burns Education reporter, BBC News, Some of England’s most vulnerable children may lose out under planned changes to the child protection system, a new campaign group has argued. The government wants to cut bureaucracy and replace more than 700 pages of guidance with three short documents. Continue reading

Alzheimer’s disease linked to diabetes, study suggests

Alzheimer’s disease linked to diabetes, study suggests

ScienceDaily (July 18, 2012) — Researchers from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), collaborating with scientists from Northwestern University in Illinois, have provided direct experimental evidence that diabetes is linked to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published online this week in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease , used an experimental model that shows potential as an important new tool for investigations of Alzheimer’s disease and of drugs being developed to treat Alzheimer’s. UMDNJ researchers Peter Frederikse, PhD, and Chinnaswamy Kasinathan, PhD, collaborated with William Klein, PhD, at Northwestern University, to build on prior studies from the Klein lab and others that indicated close links between Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes. Continue reading

Does becoming a doctor pay off for women?

Does becoming a doctor pay off for women?

ScienceDaily (July 12, 2012) — Women who go to medical school just for the financial rewards of being a doctor could be making a mistake, according to a study published in the Journal of Human Capital . Continue reading

Does becoming a doctor pay off for women?

Does becoming a doctor pay off for women?

ScienceDaily (July 12, 2012) — Women who go to medical school just for the financial rewards of being a doctor could be making a mistake, according to a study published in the Journal of Human Capital . The research found that after factoring in the high upfront costs of becoming a doctor, most women primary-care doctors would have made more money over their careers becoming physician assistants instead. For the median man on the other hand, becoming a doctor pays a substantial premium over becoming a PA. Continue reading

Uncontrollable anger prevalent among U.S. youth: Almost two-thirds have history of anger attacks

Uncontrollable anger prevalent among U.S. youth: Almost two-thirds have history of anger attacks

ScienceDaily (July 2, 2012) — Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adolescents have experienced an anger attack that involved threatening violence, destroying property or engaging in violence toward others at some point in their lives. Continue reading

Day dreaming good for you?  Reflection is critical for development and well-being

Day dreaming good for you? Reflection is critical for development and well-being

ScienceDaily (July 2, 2012) — As each day passes, the pace of life seems to accelerate — demands on productivity continue ever upward and there is hardly ever a moment when we aren’t, in some way, in touch with our family, friends, or coworkers. While moments for reflection may be hard to come by, a new article suggests that the long-lost art of introspection — even daydreaming — may be an increasingly valuable part of life. In the article, published in the July issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, psychological scientist Mary Helen Immordino-Yang and colleagues survey the existing scientific literature from neuroscience and psychological science, exploring what it means when our brains are ‘at rest.’ In recent years, researchers have explored the idea of rest by looking at the so-called ‘default mode’ network of the brain, a network that is noticeably active when we are resting and focused inward. Continue reading