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December 7, 2012
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  • Study: Men face higher risk of cancer diagnosis, death than women
    Men are more likely than women to be diagnosed with cancer, and they were more likely to die of the disease in each of the past 10 years, according to a study published in The Journal of Urology. Comparing men and women with the same form of cancer, researchers found that men faced a 12% higher risk of dying. Reuters (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Nursing, Health & Medical Science 
  • High carotenoid intake may reduce women's risk of breast cancer
    The odds of developing breast cancer were lower among women with the highest levels of carotenoids in their blood than among those with the least, according to a study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The link was more prominent among lean women and smokers. WebMD (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sleep apnea's heart risk comparable to that of diabetes in study
    People with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea have similar early endothelial dysfunction and arterial stiffness as patients with diabetes, increasing their risk for cardiovascular disease, a small study found. "Our study is a signal for cardiologists, pneumologists and general practitioners to work together to actively diagnose obstructive sleep apnea, administer the appropriate treatment (continuous positive airway pressure -- CPAP) and assess arterial function," researcher Dr. Raluca Mincu said. The findings were to be presented at the annual meeting of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. HealthDay News (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Self-hypnosis training doesn't cut epidural use during labor
    Taking short self-hypnosis classes did not reduce the use of epidurals to ease labor pain, Danish researchers reported in the BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Women who attended the classes reported the same degree of labor pain compared with those who practiced relaxation methods or received standard care. Reuters (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Assisted reproduction linked to greater risk of childhood asthma
    U.K. researchers looked at more than 13,000 children and found that those born through assisted reproduction technologies were more likely to develop asthma by age 5 than those conceived naturally. They said that genetics might explain the link between fertility treatments and asthma risk. The findings were published in the journal Human Reproduction. BBC (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends & Technologies 
  • Cardiac devices may lower quality of life in pediatric patients
    Children and teens with a pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator had lower quality of life scores than healthy peers and patients with mild forms of congenital heart disease, a study showed. Researchers wrote in the journal Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology that QOL scores were lower among ICD patients compared with the pacemaker group. Healio/Cardiology Today (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Legislative Policy & Regulatory News 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Charge NurseBethany LifeStory City, IA
House Calls Nurse Practitioner - Full time or Part timeUnitedHealth GroupLynchburg, VA
Nurse PractitionerPalomar HealthEscondido, CA
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  • Last chance to register -- webinar on Personal Leadership
    Discover how the principles and practices of Personal Leadership can accompany and complement your organizational leadership role. This proven methodology will help you assess ambiguous situations, face decision points and resolve conflict. ANA president Karen Daley will join the panel discussion following the presentation. The 5th webinar in ANA's Leadership Institute takes place on Dec. 11. Register today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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