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Jet Lag and Obesity: What's the Connection?

The composition and functionality of the gut microbes in "jet lagged" mice were changed and proved less efficient in cell growth, DNA repair, and detoxification.

Guideline on Prevention of Acute COPD Exacerbations Released

The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) and Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) have developed a joint evidence-based guideline on preventing acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Diet Quality May Impact Ovarian Cancer Prognosis

Women with a healthy diet prior to an ovarian cancer prognosis are less likely to die in their subsequent years compared to women with a poorer diet, except women with diabetes or a high waist circumference.

Specialized Care Centers May Be Needed to Contain Ebola

Specialized medical centers may be necessary to adequately treat and contain the Ebola virus in the U.S.

Low Testosterone May Up Risk of Atherosclerosis in Diabetes

Low testosterone may exacerbate the risk of atherosclerotic complications in men with type 2 diabetes.

Long Noncoding RNAs Can Detect Prostate Cancer

Differential expression of long noncoding RNAs identified in prostate cancer cell lines, patient tissue samples, and patient urine samples can detect prostate cancer.

70-Gene Signature Not Cost-Effective in Breast Cancer

For patients with node-negative breast cancer (NNBC), the 70-gene signature is unlikely to be cost-effective for guiding adjuvant chemotherapy decision making.

Many Docs Believe Mobile Health Apps Can Improve Patient Care

A Manhattan Research survey recently found that many physicians believe digital communication technologies, including mobile apps, can be used to improve patient outcomes.

Years of Endurance Exercise May Raise A-Fib/Flutter Risk

Cumulative years of regular endurance exercise are associated with an increased risk for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter.

Simulation-Based Training Improves Endoscopy Execution

Simulation-based training (SBT) improves clinicians' performance of gastrointestinal endoscopy in both test settings and clinical practice.