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Chronic Inflammation Linked to 'High-Grade' Prostate Cancer

Men who show signs of chronic inflammation in non-cancerous prostate tissue may have nearly twice the risk of actually having prostate cancer than those with no inflammation, according to results of a new study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

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Chronic Inflammation May Be Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

The presence of chronic inflammation in benign prostate tissue was associated with high-grade, or aggressive, prostate cancer, and this association was found even in those with low prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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Prenatal Risk Factors May Put Children at Risk of Developing Kidney Disease

Certain prenatal risk factors are associated with the development of chronic kidney disease in children, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Future studies should investigate whether modifying these factors could help protect children’s kidney health.

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Texas Tech Survey: Abbott to Win Texas Governor, Voter ID Law Didn’t Cause Problems and Texans Split on Gay Marriage

Texas Tech releases info on hot-button issues.

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Oil Spill Anniversary: FSU Experts Available to Discuss Impact of Spill Four Years Later

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National DNA Day is April 25; Experts Available for Comment

Friday, April 25, is National DNA Day, the date which commemorates completion of the Human Genome Project, the national effort to identify and decode all 6 billion letters in human DNA. Since that time, medical researchers and practitioners have found new ways to apply genomics for everyone who needs healing, and thanks to staggering technological advancements and next-generation sequencing, the cost to sequence a patient’s genome has decreased from $3 billion for the first human genome in 2003 to approximately $1,500.

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Sporting Latest Tech Toy Can Make You Seem More Like a Leader

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If you want to be perceived as a leader, new research from Vanderbilt University suggests investing in the latest technological gadgets is the way to go.

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Marshall Chin, MD, New President-Elect of Society of General Internal Medicine

Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, the Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics in the Department of Medicine, is the new president-elect of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) for the 2014-2015 year.

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Embargoed AJPH Research: School Bullying and Fighting, Smoke-Free Impacts, Firearm Safety Laws

In this month’s release, find studies about recent trends in the decrease of bullying and physical fighting among school-aged youth; the decrease in COPD hospitalizations in smoke-free communities; and the association between firearm safety laws and gun ownership among parents of preschool-aged children.

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