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Top Ten Medical News for Week 2 of 2014

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Following are the Top 10 Medical News for the Second Week of 2014:

1. Vitamin D levels during pregnancy linked to offspring muscle strength – Medical News Today

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com Monday 6 January 2014 – 8am PST

New research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that mothers who have a higher intake of vitamin D during pregnancy are more likely to have children with stronger muscles.

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2. Overweight and obesity in developing countries ‘alarming' – Medical News Today

http://news.google.com Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:19:36 GMT

Overweight and obesity in developing countries ‘alarming'Medical News TodayThe ‘alarming' rise in overweight and obese adults in developing countries is growing into a huge public health burden, says one of the authors of a new report from a UK think …

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3. Single faulty gene causes major type 2 diabetes symptom in mice – Medical News Today

http://news.google.com Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:19:36 GMT

Single faulty gene causes major type 2 diabetes symptom in mice. New research from the US reported in the journal Diabetes, shows that the loss of just one gene in mice is enough to cause fasting hyperglycemia – a major symptom of type 2 diabetes.

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4. Ovarian cancer: combination therapy using decitabine ‘effective' – Medical News Today

http://news.google.com Mon, 06 Jan 2014 08:13:08 GMT

Ovarian cancer: combination therapy using decitabine ‘effective'. Women with recurrent ovarian cancer showed clinical benefit when treated with a drug called decitabine before undergoing chemotherapy and a cancer vaccine. This is acco …

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5. New lung cancer screening guidelines approved for older smokers – Medical News Today

http://news.google.com Mon, 06 Jan 2014 08:13:08 GMT

New lung cancer screening guidelines approved for older smokers. “The benefit of screening may be significantly less in people with serious medical problems and there is no benefit in screening someone for whom treatment is not an opt …

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6. Anticancer properties of novel compound ‘confirmed' – Medical News Today

http://news.google.com Sun, 05 Jan 2014 08:18:32 GMT

Anticancer properties of novel compound ‘confirmed'. Medical News Today recently reported on a study suggesting that low oxygen conditions found in some tumors may trigger the production of proteins that play a part in the spread of b …

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7. Good night's sleep good for brain health – Medical News Today

http://news.google.com Fri, 03 Jan 2014 11:14:18 GMT

Good night's sleep good for brain health. A good night's sleep may be essential to brain health, say Swedish researchers who found depriving healthy young men of a night's sleep increased blood concentrations of brain molecules to lev …

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8. CNN.com – Pollution could turn China's dream into nightmare – Opinion – CNN.com

http://www.cnn.com/ Tuesday, 07 Jan 2014 0238 GMT

So it became national news when, starting from December, Shanghai, Nanjing, and other cities in that region were cloaked in heavy smog for about a week.

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9. Mercury News – Jahi McMath – Brain-dead teen's body may be too may deteriorated to save after successful move from Hospital

http://www.mercurynews.com/ Monday, 06 Jan 2014 06:31:34 PM PST

But even the best medical tools cannot replace the brain's role in regulating the critical balance of essential hormones, immunity and other chemicals, said Dr Neal E Slatkin, a neurologist and chief medical officer of San Jose's Hospice Of The Valley.

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10. Good News For Health Care: Medical Connectivity To Grow Over 800% in 7 Years

http://www.hotmedicalnews.com Sat, 04 Jan 2014 19:29:49 GMT

Transparency Market Research recently published a report anticipating a 38 percent compound annual growth rate in the market for medical-device connectivity through 2019, from $3.4 billion worldwide in 2012. If this comes to pass, it is good news, because it will cause health costs to drop and quality to increase.

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