Theory: Flexibility is at the heart of human intelligence  [LINK]
Centuries of study have yielded many theories about how the brain gives rise to human intelligence. Some neuroscientists think intelligence springs from a single region or neural network. Others argue... [Read More]
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Many health care providers work while sick  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—More than 40 percent of health care personnel (HCP) with influenza-like illness (ILI) work while ill, according to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of ... [Read More]
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Intensive BP control lacks benefit in chronic kidney disease  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—Intensive blood pressure (BP) control may provide no benefit and may even be harmful for patients with moderate-to-advanced chronic kidney disease, according to a study published onl... [Read More]
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Simple checklist can identify useful clinical practice guidelines  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—A simple, easy-to-use checklist, the Guideline Trustworthiness, Relevance, and Utility Scoring Tool (G-TRUST), can identify useful clinical practice guidelines, according to a study ... [Read More]
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Risk of falls up with mild, moderate diabetic retinopathy  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—Among Asians, individuals with mild and moderate diabetic retinopathy (DR) are more likely to have fallen, and greater perceived barriers to diabetes self-management (DSM) are associ... [Read More]
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Attributes of high-value oncology practices identified  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—Attributes that distinguish high-value oncology practices have been identified, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Oncology. [Read More]
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AMD risk has dropped by birth cohort throughout 20th century  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—There was a decrease in the five-year risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by birth cohorts throughout the 20th century, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in J... [Read More]
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Docs' preparedness influences exercise recommendations  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—Primary care providers who feel prepared are more likely to recommend physical activity to patients with disabilities, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in Preventing Chr... [Read More]
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Force analysis may help distinguish surgeon skill level  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—Force-sensing bipolar forceps and force analysis may help differentiate surgeon skill level, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in JAMA Surgery. [Read More]
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First-line metformin use for DM up; sulfonylurea use down  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—Among patients with type 2 diabetes initiating antidiabetes drugs (ADDs), first-line use of metformin has increased since 2005, while sulfonylureas have remained the most popular sec... [Read More]
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Psychosocial benefit seen with probiotic, peanut oral immunotx  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—Probiotic and peanut oral immunotherapy (PPOIT) has a sustained beneficial effect on psychosocial impact of food allergy after end-of-treatment, according to a study published online... [Read More]
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Higher positive end-expiratory pressure no benefit in ARDS  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—For patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), higher positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) levels are not likely to improve clinical outcomes, according to a review... [Read More]
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Allopurinol has little benefit in cardiac syndrome X  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—Allopurinol does not appear to improve exercise capacity or peripheral endothelial or coronary function in patients with cardiac syndrome X, according to a study published online Oct... [Read More]
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Erlotinib overdose tied to conjunctivitis  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—Overdosing of erlotinib may be associated with rapid onset of conjunctivitis, according to a case report published online Oct. 25 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics... [Read More]
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What it takes to get teens moving  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—Teens with friends are active teens, a new study suggests. [Read More]
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Theory: Flexibility is at the heart of human intelligence  [LINK]
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Centuries of study have yielded many theories about how the brain gives rise to human intelligence. Some think it arises from a single region or neural net... [Read More]
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In DR Congo, fight for sanitation is also a fight for dignity  [LINK]
From crouching over a small hole with a sheet for privacy to defecating in the open air, for millions of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo going to the toilet is a daily act of misery. [Read More]
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Medicare 'Part B' premiums to rise next year for many  [LINK]
Many Medicare beneficiaries will pay higher monthly premiums next year for outpatient coverage, eating away at an increase in their Social Security checks. [Read More]
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A mom's support helps a child learn to handle negative emotions, but what if mom is distressed?  [LINK]
Handling a poorly timed tantrum from a toddler—such as in the middle of the grocery store—is never an easy task. It could serve as a teachable moment for a mom to help her child learn to m... [Read More]
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A walk at the mall or the park? New study shows, for moms and daughters, a walk in the park is best  [LINK]
Spending time together with family may help strengthen the family bond, but new research from the University of Illinois shows that specifically spending time outside in nature—even just a 20-mi... [Read More]
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Like a baby: The vicious cycle of childhood obesity and snoring  [LINK]
Poor nutrition and lack of exercise lead to the increasing prevalence of obesity which, in turn, is the major predictor of diabetes and future risk of cardiovascular disease in western societies. Exce... [Read More]
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Decrease in sunshine, increase in Rickets  [LINK]
A University of Toronto student and professor have teamed up to discover that Britain's increasing cloudiness during the summer could be an important reason for the mysterious increase in Rickets amon... [Read More]
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Small changes to organ procurement system could lead to more life-saving transplants  [LINK]
Slight changes to the system for allocating deceased-donor kidneys could result in higher rates of organ procurement and lead to more kidney transplants across the country, according to new research c... [Read More]
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Hibernating ground squirrels provide clues to new stroke treatments  [LINK]
In the fight against brain damage caused by stroke, researchers have turned to an unlikely source of inspiration: hibernating ground squirrels. [Read More]
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