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Slower growth of preterm infants linked to altered brain development

Slower growth of preterm infants linked to altered brain development

Jan. 16, 2013 — Preterm infants who grow more slowly as they approached what would have been their due dates also have slower development in an area of the brain called the cerebral cortex, report Canadian researchers in a new study published January 16 in Science Translational Medicine. The cerebral cortex is a two to four millimetre layer of cells that envelopes the top part of the brain and is involved in cognitive, behavioural, and motor processes Continue reading

Generic HIV treatment strategy could save nearly $1 billion annually but may be less effective

Generic HIV treatment strategy could save nearly $1 billion annually but may be less effective

Jan. 14, 2013 — Replacing the combination of brand-name, antiretroviral drugs currently recommended for control of HIV infection with soon-to-be-available generic medications could save the U.S. health care system almost $1 billion a year but may diminish the effectiveness of HIV treatment Continue reading

Drug overdose now the leading cause of death among homeless adults in Boston

Drug overdose now the leading cause of death among homeless adults in Boston

Jan. 14, 2013 — Drug overdose was the leading cause of death among homeless adults in Boston from 2003 to 2008 and accounted for one-third of deaths among those ages 25 to 44. A study by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) compared rates and causes of death among those served by BHCHP with data from a similar 1997 study and found that, while drug overdose had replaced HIV as the leading cause of death, overall mortality rates had not changed. Continue reading

Drug overdose now the leading cause of death among homeless adults in Boston

Drug overdose now the leading cause of death among homeless adults in Boston

Jan. 14, 2013 — Drug overdose was the leading cause of death among homeless adults in Boston from 2003 to 2008 and accounted for one-third of deaths among those ages 25 to 44. A study by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) compared rates and causes of death among those served by BHCHP with data from a similar 1997 study and found that, while drug overdose had replaced HIV as the leading cause of death, overall mortality rates had not changed Continue reading

Midwives appeal abortion ruling

Midwives appeal abortion ruling

8 January 2013 Last updated at 09:37 ET Two Roman Catholic midwives who lost a legal battle to avoid taking part in abortion procedures have begun an appeal at the Court of Session. Mary Doogan, 58, and Concepta Wood, 52, said being forced to supervise Glasgow health board staff taking part in abortions violated their human rights. But a judge ruled the midwives were not directly involved in terminations Continue reading

Obese moms risk having babies with low vitamin D, study finds

Obese moms risk having babies with low vitamin D, study finds

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Ovarian cancer stem cell study puts targeted therapies within reach

Ovarian cancer stem cell study puts targeted therapies within reach

Jan. 7, 2013 — Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have identified a key link between stem cell factors that fuel ovarian cancer’s growth and patient prognosis Continue reading

Repeated miscarriage: Scientists pinpoint molecular signals that make some women prone to miscarriage

Repeated miscarriage: Scientists pinpoint molecular signals that make some women prone to miscarriage

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Brain rhythm predicts real-time sleep stability, may lead to more precise sleep medications

Brain rhythm predicts real-time sleep stability, may lead to more precise sleep medications

ScienceDaily (Mar. 3, 2011) — A new study finds that a brain rhythm considered the hallmark of wakefulness not only persists inconspicuously during sleep but also signifies an individual’s vulnerability to disturbance by the outside world. In their report in the March 3 PLoS One , the team from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Division of Sleep Medicine uses computerized EEG signal processing to detect subtle fluctuations in the alpha rhythm during sleep and shows that greater alpha intensity is associated with increased sleep fragility. Continue reading

Discovery could eventually help diagnose and treat chronic pain

Discovery could eventually help diagnose and treat chronic pain

Dec. 20, 2012 — More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. But treating and studying chronic pain is complex and presents many challenges. Continue reading