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6 hrs ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

Blood-Thinner Pradaxa: What You Should Know

July 25, 2014 -- When the blood-thinner drug Pradaxa was FDA-approved in 2010 to prevent stroke in people at high risk, a major selling point was that it doesn't require frequent blood tests like the old standby drug, warfarin.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Coumadin, Warfarin (generic)

15 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Viewing dentistry in a new light

Dental X-rays expose patients to radiation, require time to process, and can only "see" a limited amount inside the mouth.

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Related Topix: Wisdom Teeth

Thu Jul 24, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Researchers discover that Klotho is neuroprotective against Alzheimer's disease

Boston University School of Medicine researchers may have found a way to delay or even prevent Alzheimer's disease .

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Boston University, Chemistry, Biology, Science, Medicine, Pharmacology

San Jose Mercury News

Other people's stress: It's contagious, but it doesn't have to bring you down

As a tax preparer, Stephen Yu deals with clients who can't locate records or are panicked because they haven't filed in years.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Psychology, Science, Stanford University, Saint Louis University, New York University

PhysOrg Weblog

Researchers uncover an unexpected role for endostatin in the nervous system

Researchers at UC San Francisco have discovered that endostatin, a protein that once aroused intense interest as a possible cancer treatment, plays a key role in the stable functioning of the nervous system.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Biochemistry, Biology, Science, Myasthenia Gravis

KRMG-AM Tulsa

New HIV Guidelines Released by WHO

Five groups of people are driving the global HIV epidemic, the World Health Organization says in its new guidelines.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Transgender, World News, Brazil

The Daily Nexus

UC Regents Convene for 2014-15 Fiscal Year's First Meeting

The University of California Board of Regents held its first meeting of the 2014-15 fiscal year last Wednesday at the UC San Francisco Mission Bay Community Center, addressing the appointments of the student regent and new UCSF chancellor, as well as the budget of the UC Medical Centers, following brief periods of public comment.

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Related Topix: Vista, CA, Isla Vista, CA, UC Berkeley

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Jewish Journal

Moving and shaking

The University of California Board of Regents on July 16 approved pro-Israel UCLA student Avi Oved as its student regent-designate, a nonvoting position.

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Related Topix: UC Berkeley, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Men's Journal

Is Sugar the New Tobacco?

You already know that eating too much sugar causes your teeth to rot and can lead to diabetes and obesity.

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Related Topix: Diabetes, Life, Food, Honey, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

Brain.oxfordjournals.org

Self-awareness in neurodegenerative disease relies on neural...

Correspondence to: Katherine P. Rankin, Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, 675 Nelson Rising Lane, Suite 190, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA E-mail: Accurate self-awareness is essential for adapting one's tasks and goals to one's actual abilities.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

HON

Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence

Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Santa Monica, CA, UC Los Angeles

KFVS12

Weight loss surgery may help ease urinary incontinence

Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Santa Monica, CA

WTOP-FM Washington

Do you want your surgery on YouTube?

In the operating room, plastic surgeon Rich Castellano looks like any other doctor -- scrubs and gloves -- except for the Google Glass that rests on his head.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Tampa, FL, Computers, PC

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Can Meditation Really Slow Aging?

People take part in "The Planet Meditates," a worldwide meditation event, at Bolivar square in Bogota, Colombia, on Sept.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Santa Monica, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, UC Berkeley

New Hampshire Public Radio -

California Nurses Union Braces For Contract Battle

Members of the California Nurses Association say they rallied in Sacramento in May to raise public awareness of their concerns about patient care in California hospitals.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Fremont, CA, Healthcare Law, Law

Mail & Guardian

Anti-cancer drug picks HIV out of CD4 cells' hiding places

The drug previously showed it can activate hidden HIV in the cells. Now it shows it can activate the virus, making it traceable by the immune system.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Genetics, Medicine

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Percentage of out-of-state UC students to rise again

The UCLA campus in Westwood; this fall, 30.1% of the school's freshmen will be from out of state, the highest percentage in the UC system.

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Related Topix: California, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego

US News & World Report

High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics

A diet loaded with salt is associated with double the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dieting, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

POZ

100% Efficacy for Gays Who Adhered in PrEP Study; Most Didna t

Men and transgender women who have sex with men who took Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis four or more days a week were 100 percent protected against HIV in a recent study.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, UC Los Angeles

ClayCord.com

CoCo Health Dept.: Why Electronic Cigarettes Are Bad for the Community's Health

There has been a lot in the media recently about electronic smoking devices such as e-cigarettes, hookah pens and vape pens.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Food and Drug Administration

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