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Sunday, September 28, 2014

ScienceDaily: Top Health News

ScienceDaily: Top Health News

Policies of NIH, other funders, have improved data-sharing by life-science investigators

Posted: 26 Sep 2014 12:04 PM PDT

Policies put into place by major funding agencies like the National Institutes of Health, and to a lesser extent by scientific journals, appear to be meeting the goal of increasing the sharing of scientific resources among life science investigators, experts say.

Child maltreatment underreported in medicaid claims, study finds

Posted: 26 Sep 2014 12:04 PM PDT

Medicaid claims are a poor way to identify child abuse and neglect at a population level, according to a study. Previous research has documented the reasons clinicians may not enter maltreatment codes while billing Medicaid, but the magnitude at a national level has not been known.

Jersey drivers admit to risky behaviors, poll finds

Posted: 25 Sep 2014 03:27 PM PDT

New Jersey drivers are generally intolerant of behaviors perceived as risky or prone to cause distraction in other drivers, but many do engage in these behaviors themselves, a poll finds.

Bariatric surgery not a magic wand to curb depression

Posted: 25 Sep 2014 03:27 PM PDT

Most severely obese people experience much better spirits once they shed weight through a diet, lifestyle changes or medical intervention. This is unfortunately not true for everyone, say experts.

Super enhancers in the inflamed endothelium

Posted: 25 Sep 2014 10:23 AM PDT

BET bromodomain-containing proteins help execute this global inflammatory program in the endothelium while BET bromodomain inhibition can significantly decrease atherosclerosis in vivo, a study shows.

New research outlines promising therapies for small cell lung cancer

Posted: 25 Sep 2014 10:07 AM PDT

Two recent studies have the potential to advance treatments for small cell lung cell cancer (SCLC), researchers report. This aggressive form of lung cancer has seen no treatment advances in 30 years and "is a disease in urgent need of new drug therapies," write the study's authors.

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