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Visceral, pain, Colon, GUT, Nervous, System, Spinal, cord

Researchers Show How Gut Pain Affects the Brain

Scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) have produced images that show how the brain responds to painful impulses arising from the colon. Those images round out an emerging picture of how a recently discovered bundle of nerve cells mediates pain in the internal organs.


Patient, Safety, Medication, Error, Computers, Pharmacist, Hospital, Veterans

Dramatic Reductions in Medication Errors Reported at Conference

If you are one of the 30 million Americans admitted to a hospital each year, getting your medicine should become a lot safer because of research findings reported today at Enhancing Patient Safety and Reducing Errors in Health Care, an international patient safety conference.


Finance Education

Workplace Finance Education Could Save $440 Million

Breaking research from Virginia Tech sheds an alarming light on the impact of financial stresses on worker productivity--and the big bucks employers are losing each year due to the lack of investing in personal finance education for their employees.



U. S. Health Care Burden To Soar Unless Hepatitis Treated

A study presented at The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases meeting predicts that the US could face a daunting health care burden from Hepatitis C virus infection over the next decade.


Rheumatoid Arthritis, Nf Kappa B, Gene Therapy, Molecular Switch, Viral Vector

Arthritis Reduced by Turning off Molecular Switch

In a scientific first, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have reduced the severity of arthritis by turning off a molecular switch, a gene called NF-kappa B.


Cholesterol, Genetics, Heart, Fat

How Gene-Diet Interaction Affects Cholesterol Absorption

Physicians at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center reported today the first demonstration of a gene-diet interaction that affects the absorption of cholesterol in humans.


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News Tips for Monday, Nov. 9

1- In black men, high blood pressure awareness is high, but priority is low, 2- Congestive heart failure: distress and detachment, 3- When seconds count, police may provide faster defibrillation.


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News Tips for Monday, Nov. 9

1- Filtering out stray fatty particles during heart surgery, 2- When to perform heart catheterization? 3- Hospital intervention sharply increases cholesterol-lowering therapy, 4- Extending heart disease prevention to women.


Cardiovascular, risk, Effects, Mental, Function, Decline, Heart, Brain

Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease Tied to Mental Decline

How many risk factors you have for heart disease and stroke may determine how well you think and remember, according a new study that links the combined effects of diabetes, cigarette smoking, high blood pressure and obesity to mental ability.


Activity, Routine, Ischemia, Heart, Attack, risk

Routine Activities May Stress the Hearts of People with Heart Disease

Routine daily activities -- driving a car, housework or even getting out of bed in the morning -- can trigger a shortage of blood supply, increasing the risk of a heart attack for people with heart disease.

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