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Chemists Develop MRI Technique for Peeking Inside Battery-Like Devices

A team of chemists from New York University and the University of Cambridge has developed a method for examining the inner workings of battery-like devices called supercapacitors, which can be charged up extremely quickly and can deliver high electrical power.

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Management of Anticoagulant-Associated Intracerebral Hemorrhage

This supplement to the Journal of Neurosurgery covers the current knowledge of anticoagulant-associated intracerebral hemorrhage (AAICH) and methods in use for management of the condition. CME credits are available.

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Keep Calm Moms: Maternal Stress During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma Risk in Offspring

Harvard researchers find that a single bout of stress during pregnancy can affect allergy and asthma susceptibility in neonates. The article is published in AJP – Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology and was chosen one of this month’s APSselect articles which highlight the "best of the best" research published in APS Journals.

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Southern-Style Eating Increases Risk of Death for Kidney Disease Patients

Consuming fried foods and sugar-sweetened beverages is linked to a 50 percent increase in risk of death, according to a new study in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

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New Guidelines Help Keep Asthma Out of “Yellow Zone”

New guidelines are available for allergists to help patients recognize when they’re asthma symptoms are worsening to put them at risk for requiring urgent care.

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Female Baby Boomers with Asthma? You May Need Help

Women over the age of 65 who have asthma, are also likely to have a range of other health-related issues which are barriers to them staying healthy. Among other things, this group of women tends to not make asthma a priority when caring for themselves, leading to other asthma-related issues.

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Commentary: It’s Time to Address the Health of Men Around the World

All over the world, men die younger than women and do worse on a host of health indicators, yet policy makers rarely focus on this “men’s health gap” or adopt programs aimed at addressing it, according to an international group of researchers and health charity workers.

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Opening the Entry Gate for DNA Replication

In a study published today in Genes & Development, Dr Christian Speck from the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre’s DNA Replication group, in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), New York, reveal the intricate mechanisms involved in the enzyme that governs DNA duplication during cell division.

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Depressive Symptoms and Pain May Affect Adherence and Health Outcomes in Dialysis Patients

Among patients on chronic hemodialysis, those with depressive symptoms and pain were more likely to abbreviate or miss dialysis sessions, visit the emergency department, and be hospitalized. Depressive symptoms were also linked with an increased risk of premature death.

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Patient-Centered Medical Homes Reduce Costs

As the number of patient centered medical homes has increased, a new report in the journal Health Services Research finds the model offers a promising option to reduce health care costs and utilization of some health care services.

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