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Medical News Today: Potential target for future Huntington’s disease treatment discovered

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Scientists have discovered that the way DNA sequences are repaired could be critical to the development of Huntington’s disease, potentially offering a target for treatment.

Medical News Today: Doctors should screen all adults for depression, say expert panel

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The US Preventive Services Task Force have issued a draft recommendation stating everyone in the US aged 18 and older should be screened for depression.

Medical News Today: New noninvasive treatment enables paralyzed men to move again

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A new noninvasive treatment has successfully restored voluntary leg movement in paralyzed patients for the first time by delivering electrical stimulation to the spinal cord.

Long term outcomes of transplantation using kidneys from expanded criteria donors: prospective, population based cohort study

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Objectives To assess the long term outcomes of transplantation using expanded criteria donors (ECD; donors aged ≥60 years or aged 50-59 years with vascular comorbidities) and assess the main…

Huw Owen Thomas

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Descended from four generations of medics, Huw Owen Thomas bore the same name as the famous Anglesey bonesetter Hugh Owen Thomas, inventor of the Thomas splint, but was proud to have the Welsh…

Medical News Today: Study identifies five different types of prostate cancer

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For the first time, scientists have discovered prostate cancer can be categorized into five different types, each with its own genetic fingerprint.

Medical News Today: Mindfulness meditation may help smokers quit – even those with no willpower

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An intention to quit smoking may be less important than targeting self-control mechanisms, according to experts who have reviewed the evidence.

Medical News Today: Exercise in adolescence may reduce adult cancer risk, all-cause mortality for women

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A new study suggests that participating in exercise as an adolescent could affect the likelihood of women developing cancer – regardless of adult exercise participation.

David Ernst

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David Ernst was born in 1942 into a traditional Jewish family in South Africa. He was a bright student and, by the age of 16, had completed high school and went to the University of Cape Town and the…

Nicholas John Murrant

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After postgraduate training in London, Aberdeen, and Sydney, Nicholas John Murrant (“Nick”) was appointed consultant ENT surgeon to hospitals in North Cumbria (in Carlisle and Whitehaven) in 1993. He…

Medical News Today: Study identifies delays in lung cancer treatment due to missed diagnostic testing

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Many patients with suspected lung cancer are missing diagnostic tests, which is leading to delays in treatment for the condition, according to new research.

Seeing My Way to ‘No’

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No test is benign, and any test can lead to a cascade of potentially harmful interventions. How are patients ever expected to question or to say ‘no’ if a physician can’t? Medscape Pediatrics

Roger Moss

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Roger Moss trained in psychiatry in Bristol and was appointed to a consultant post in Torbay in 1973. He was a strong supporter of Devon’s pioneering approach to community care, which led to the…

Medical News Today: Reconstructing ancient virus should help scientists improve gene therapies

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Scientists hope to better understand the complexity of viruses by reconstructing an ancient ancestor so they can design next-generation viruses to deliver gene therapy.

Medical News Today: What happens to the body when you drink Coca-Cola?

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A British pharmacist has created an infographic that he claims reveals what happens to the body within 1 hour of drinking Coca-Cola and other caffeinated fizzy drinks.

Medical News Today: Assessing the South Korea MERS outbreak: could it happen elsewhere?

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In this Spotlight, we examine the recent MERS outbreak in South Korea, examining how authorities dealt with the virus and whether such an outbreak could occur elsewhere.

FDA Warns of Brintellix, Brilinta Name Confusion

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Some prescribing errors have occurred when clinicians type the first three letters of either name in computerized physician order entry systems and both names pop up as options, the FDA said. News Alerts

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Medical News Today: Potential target for future Huntington’s disease treatment discoveredmedicalnewstoday.com
Medical News Today: Doctors should screen all adults for depression, say expert panelmedicalnewstoday.com
Medical News Today: New noninvasive treatment enables paralyzed men to move againmedicalnewstoday.com
Long term outcomes of transplantation using kidneys from expanded criteria donors: prospective, population based cohort studybmj.com
Huw Owen Thomasbmj.com
Medical News Today: Study identifies five different types of prostate cancermedicalnewstoday.com
Medical News Today: Mindfulness meditation may help smokers quit – even those with no willpowermedicalnewstoday.com
Medical News Today: Exercise in adolescence may reduce adult cancer risk, all-cause mortality for womenmedicalnewstoday.com
David Ernstbmj.com
Nicholas John Murrantbmj.com
Medical News Today: Study identifies delays in lung cancer treatment due to missed diagnostic testingmedicalnewstoday.com
Seeing My Way to ‘No’medscape.com
Roger Mossbmj.com
Medical News Today: Reconstructing ancient virus should help scientists improve gene therapiesmedicalnewstoday.com
Medical News Today: What happens to the body when you drink Coca-Cola?medicalnewstoday.com
Medical News Today: Assessing the South Korea MERS outbreak: could it happen elsewhere?medicalnewstoday.com
FDA Warns of Brintellix, Brilinta Name Confusionmedscape.com