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November 15, 2012
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  • CDC: Breast cancer is more fatal among black women
    Black women had a 40% higher risk of dying from breast cancer compared with white women, despite having lower incidence of the disease, CDC researchers wrote in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. They said that more work is needed to raise awareness about prevention and screening and that black women often don't receive the same quality treatment as white women. "Although we are making progress reducing deaths from breast cancer, we have much work to do to reduce preventable deaths, particularly among African-American women," CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden said. (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Nursing, Health & Medical Science 
  • More patients survive in-hospital cardiac arrest in U.S.
    The percentage of patients who survived in-hospital cardiac arrest significantly increased at 374 hospitals, from 13.7% in 2000 to 22.3% in 2009, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers reported a decline in the incidence of clinically significant neurologic disability among survivors. (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Relatives of young cardiac death victims face greater heart risk
    Relatives of young people who died suddenly from heart conditions were more likely to develop heart disease than the general population, Danish researchers found. The risks were particularly high among relatives ages 34 and younger. The study appeared online in the European Heart Journal. MedPage Today (free registration) (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study ties early menarche to higher BMI, waist size
    Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that an earlier onset of menarche was linked to higher BMI, waist circumference, and visceral and subcutaneous adiposity, though the link was not significant after adjusting for BMI. The results appear on the website of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. News (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Moderate amounts of alcohol during pregnancy may lower child's IQ
    Children born to mothers who were moderate drinkers during their pregnancy had nearly two points lower IQ scores at age 8 for each of the four variations in alcohol-metabolizing genes they carried, a U.K. study showed. The findings, based on 4,167 children, were published in the journal PLOS ONE. Reuters (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends & Technologies 
  • Caregivers ID barriers to cancer care among Hispanic children
    U.S. researchers surveyed 369 caregivers of pediatric cancer patients and found that more than 65% of those whose primary language is Spanish admitted having problems with speaking English. They added that 13% of these Spanish-speaking respondents said they delayed or evaded cancer care because of their immigration status. The findings were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting. Oncology Nurse Advisor online (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • N.Y. clinicians use online app for disaster response
    The staff at Mount Sinai Medical Center was able to update the family members of patients evacuated to the facility from other New York City hospitals after the recent superstorm through an online application developed by MDconnectME. The app, originally designed to enable surgeons in the operating room to send quick updates and pre-filled messages to a list of recipients provided by patients, is being tested by the firm for other uses, including in the realm of the patient-centered medical home. (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Work-Life Balance 
  • Workplace factors may contribute to obesity, study finds
    Physically demanding jobs prevent low-income Latinos and blacks from getting exercise outside of work, and psychosocial stress leads to higher calorie consumption among these employees, according to a study by researchers in Massachusetts. Time pressures and food environments at workplaces also appeared to contribute to unhealthy eating habits. EHS Today (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  Legislative Policy & Regulatory News 
  • ACA still faces legal challenges
    Legal challenges still have potential to undermine the Affordable Care Act, experts say. Lawsuits working their way through the courts address subsidies to buy health insurance on federally run exchanges, put forth new objections to the law's mandates and allege that the ACA is in essence a tax law that should have originated in the House. Politico (Washington, D.C.) (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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