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October 30, 2012
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  Health Care News 
  • Flavonoid-rich diet may protect women from stomach cancer
    Women who consumed more than 580 milligrams of flavonoids daily were 51% less likely to develop stomach cancer than those who consumed no more than 200 mg a day, according to a European study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. However, researchers said high flavonoid intake was not significantly associated with stomach cancer in men. Reuters (10/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Another study links diabetes to increased breast cancer risk
    Postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes were 35% more likely than those without diabetes to develop breast cancer, a study in the journal Cancer Causes and Control found. Nonwhite women with diabetes had a 289% increased risk for developing breast cancer, compared with those without diabetes. (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Radiotherapy may not raise heart risk for breast cancer patients
    Heart function and incidence of heart problems were the same for breast cancer patients who got radiation treatment and those who underwent modified radical mastectomies, a study found. Based on 50 patients followed for 25 years, the findings were presented at a meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology. HealthDay News (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CDC: Meningitis outbreak hits 19th state, sickens 347
    The CDC reported on Monday that the meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections has spread to 19 states, after Rhode Island reported its first case. Total cases now stand at 347, including 25 deaths, the agency said. Among the 23 states that received the tainted steroids, only California, Connecticut, Nevada, and West Virginia have not reported cases of fungal meningitis. Reuters (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: Up to 7.5 hours of exercise weekly is best for mental health
    A survey of 7,600 U.S. adults showed those who got from 2.5 hours to 7.5 hours per week of exercise had better mental health, Columbia University researchers reported in Preventive Medicine. They found exercising beyond 7.5 hours led to an increase in symptoms of depression and anxiety in men and women and across age groups. HealthDay News (10/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Pharmaceutical News 
  Emerging Trends, Products and Technologies 
  • Number of uninsured children drops in some areas
    About 900,000 children have gained health insurance coverage since 2009, but most live in California, Texas or Florida, according to researchers at Georgetown University Health Policy Institute. Most other states have made little progress in getting children covered. More children are expected to gain coverage under the Affordable Care Act, but some two-thirds of children now eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program are not enrolled. MedPage Today (free registration) (10/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  Health Policy and Legislative News 
  • Feds prepare national health insurance plans
    Under the Affordable Care Act, federal officials will create at least two nationwide health insurance plans whose benefits and premiums will be negotiated by the Office of Personnel Management. The plans will be subject to federal and state regulation but automatically will be eligible for inclusion in state health insurance exchanges. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (10/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AANP News 
  • Over 1,000 jobs on AANP CareerLink
    The AANP CareerLink is now serving 1,000 of the country’s most in-demand NP jobs available online. Search the selection of jobs by position title, location, setting, specialty and more. Don’t forget to sign up for Job Alerts; we are posting an average of 300 new jobs every month! Visit today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Continuing education free to AANP members
    The CE Center is adding new CE activities weekly. Currently, there are 92 active programs for a total of 97.45 contact hours with 20.25 hours of pharmacology credit. Some of the more recent additions include: Atrial Fibrillation: Causes, Treatment and What’s New; COPD Exacerbations: Prevention, Treatment and Avoiding Admission/Readmission; and Cystic Fibrosis: A Clinician’s Tool for Management of Care Advancing into the Adult Population. Please check the website often for newly added programs. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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