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November 2, 2012
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  • Child diabetes deaths down 61% from 1968
    An analysis of data from the National Vital Statistics System showed a 61% decline in the number of children aged 19 years and younger who died because of diabetes-related causes from 1968 to 2009. Improved treatment, greater awareness of symptoms and better education on disease management may have contributed to the decline in diabetes-related deaths, CDC researchers said. The findings appear in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. (11/1)
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  Nursing, Health & Medical Science 
  • Study examines race and breast cancer mortality
    Black women with breast cancer had a 48% higher risk of death in the first three years after diagnosis, and a 34% greater risk of death afterward, compared with white patients, according to a study of more than 19,000 female breast cancer patients in the U.S. Researchers said Asian women with breast cancer had a 40% lower risk of death than whites. The study was presented at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. HealthDay News (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Chronic conditions linked to increased odds of sepsis later in life
    Middle-aged adults diagnosed with chronic lung, kidney or heart diseases were more than twice as likely to have sepsis, a study in the journal PLOS ONE found. Sepsis risk rose among stroke and diabetic patients by 85% and 71%, respectively. Researchers noted greater likelihood of sepsis among men and whites compared with women and blacks. (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Reduced risk of dementia is seen with caffeine intake, exercise
    A study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine found that caffeine consumption may reduce the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease because of its ability to bind to cerebral adenosine receptors. Another study, published in the journal Stroke, showed that regular exercise in seniors can reduce the chance of developing vascular-related dementia by 40% and cognitive impairment by 60%. Orlando Sentinel (Fla.)/Vital Signs blog (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Older women may experience worsening depressive symptoms
    About 20% of women 65 and older have persistently high or increasing symptoms of depression as they age, according to a study in the Archives of General Psychiatry. Data showed women with severe depression also were more likely to have diabetes, obesity, heart attack and physical disabilities than women with few depression symptoms. Medscape (free registration) (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Heavy drinking in pregnancy disrupts child's brain development
    High prenatal exposure to alcohol was linked to delayed childhood brain development, according to a study in the Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers noted that children born to mothers who were heavy drinkers during pregnancy had a higher risk of facial abnormalities, lower IQ levels and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder than other children. (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technologies 
  • Poll: Pediatric hospitalists use text messages to communicate
    Almost 60% of 106 pediatric hospitalists reported receiving work-related text messages and 12% said they sent more than 10 messages every shift, a survey showed. However, a majority of work communications still involve face-to-face and phone contact. The findings were presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference. Family Practice News (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Delivery at 38 weeks or later is best for twins, study says
    U.S. researchers assessed 377 twin pregnancies and found significantly improved perinatal outcomes among those delivered at 38 weeks of gestation compared with deliveries at 36 or 37 weeks. They did not find substantial differences in outcomes between those born at 38 weeks and those born at 39 weeks or later. The findings appear in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. News (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Legislative Policy & Regulatory News 
  • Justice Dept. won't challenge revival of Liberty U.'s ACA suit
    The Obama administration indicated in a Supreme Court filing that it doesn't oppose the revival of a legal challenge against the Affordable Care Act by Liberty University. The lawsuit had been dismissed by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on grounds later overturned in the Supreme Court's health care decision. The Supreme Court will consider whether to let the 4th Circuit consider the merits of Liberty's lawsuit. Reuters (10/31), The Washington Post/The Associated Press (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  ANA News 
  • Nov. 14 ANA Leadership Institute Webinar -- Leading People
    Leading people involves having courage, humility, curiosity and compassion as well as creating ongoing learning through listening and sharing information. Explore ways to build positive relationships, lead in multicultural environments, and collaborate across disciplines than result in accountable and safe patient care environments. ANA CEO Marla Weston will join the panel discussion following the presentation. Register today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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