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Mutual Benefits: Stressed-Out Trees Boost Sugary Rewards to Ant Defenders

University of Michigan

When water is scarce, Ecuador laurel trees ramp up their investment in a syrupy treat that sends resident ant defenders into overdrive, protecting the trees from defoliation by leaf-munching pests.

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Effects of Chronic Stress Can be Traced to Your Genes

Ohio State University

New study suggests “that if you’re working for a really bad boss over a long period of time, that experience may play out at the level of gene expression in your immune system," lead researcher says.

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5-Nov-2013 4:30 PM EST

Article ID: 609942

Calculating the Risk: Child Sexual Assault

University of Iowa

Affluent girls residing in two-parent homes are much less likely to be sexually assaulted than other female youth, according to a new study conducted by University of Iowa School of Social Work professor Amy Butler. The results appear in the Journal of Child Abuse & Neglect.

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5-Nov-2013 4:15 PM EST

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Increased Cardiovascular Risk in Men Using Testosterone Therapy Prompts Warning

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Men taking testosterone therapy had a 29 percent greater risk of death, heart attack and stroke according to a study of a "real world" population of men. An accompanying editorial in JAMA by an endocrinologist with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania notes that the mounting evidence of a signal of cardiovascular risk warrants cautious testosterone prescribing and additional investigation.

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Article ID: 609786

Autoantibodies Found in Blood Years Before Symptom Onset of Autoimmune Disease

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Autoantibodies are present many years before symptom onset in patients with primary Sjögren syndrome, an autoimmune disease, according to a Research Letter published in the November 6 issue of JAMA.

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Intervention Does Not Improve Depression Symptoms

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Among depressed patients evaluated in a primary care setting, use of an interactive multimedia computer program immediately prior to a primary care visit resulted in the increased receipt of antidepressant prescription recommendation, mental health referral, or both; however, it did not result in improvement in mental health at 12-week follow-up, according to a study in the November 6 issue of JAMA.

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Study Examines Effect of Sleep Deficiency and Possible Surgical Complications

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Surgeons who had operated the night before an elective daytime gallbladder surgery did not have a higher rate of complications, according to a study in the November 6 issue of JAMA.

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Testosterone Therapy Following Angiography Linked With Increased Risk Of Adverse Outcomes

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Among a group of men who underwent coronary angiography and had a low serum testosterone level, the use of testosterone therapy was associated with increased risk of death, heart attack, or ischemic stroke, according to a study in the November 6 issue of JAMA.

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31-Oct-2013 10:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 609923

Clay May Have Been Birthplace of Life, New Study Suggests

Cornell University

Clay, a seemingly infertile blend of minerals, might have been the birthplace of life on Earth. Or at least of the complex biochemicals that make life possible, Cornell University biological engineers report in the Nov. 7 online issue of the journal Scientific Reports, published by Nature Publishing.

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5-Nov-2013 1:00 PM EST

Article ID: 609914

Experts Recommend Universal Diabetes Testing for Pregnant Women at First Prenatal Visit

Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) to help health care professionals provide the best care to pregnant women who have diabetes.

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