Saturday, April 20, 2013

Top 10 Daily Medical News Stories (4/20/13)

Here you will find listed the top 10 daily news stories from reputable sources across the internet. No more searching multiple health websites for health news as they are accessible from here. Only at the MedFriendly Medical Blog. Bookmark for future reference.

1. New bird flu spread quietly, study suggests: A new genetic analysis shows the H7N9 bird flu in China may have been spreading quietly for weeks or months in domestic animals. But it mutates once it infects a person, giving birth to new viruses that feel more at home inside the human body.

2. Second stillborn's remains may have gone to laundry at Minnesota hospital: A Minnesota hospital said Friday that missing remains from a stillborn baby presumed to have been wrapped in linens at the hospital morgue likely was sent to a laundry service that discovered another stillborn's remains earlier this week.

3. Large study finds no vaccine link to nerve disorder: In a review of data covering 13 years and millions of patients, researchers found no evidence of a link between being vaccinated against tetanus, hepatitis, pneumonia or flu, and developing the nerve-degenerating disorder Guillain-Barré.

4. Man Dies as UK Measles Epidemic Spread: U.K. authorities say a 25-year-old man is suspected to have died from measles as an epidemic continues to sweep across south Wales.

5. Study Finds Carrying Infants Triggers Specific Soothing Response: Mothers who pick up their infants and walk with them when they are crying trigger a specific set of emotional and physical responses, according to a new study published in the journal Current Biology on Thursday. Researchers believe the responses originally developed to promote bonding between a mother and her child.

6. Diabetes Risk Linked To Melatonin Secretion During Sleep: in a JAMA study published online this month they show participants who secreted the least melatonin into the bloodstream during sleep had double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

7. Community Gardeners More Slim Than Their Neighbors: People with plots in community gardens are less likely to be overweight or obese than those who don’t garden, a new study suggests.

8. Food poisoning from bacteria found in raw milk, poultry and shellfish on the rise: A bacteria found in raw milk and poultry and another found in shellfish has been linked to higher rates of food poisonings.

9. Teen Births May Increase Risk of Obesity Later in Life: Having a child before age 20 linked to 32 percent greater odds of obesity, study finds.

10. Noninvasive Cancer Test Is Effective, Study Finds: A new noninvasive screening test can detect most cases of colorectal cancer and also many precancerous polyps, potentially helping to sharply reduce the death toll from the disease, according to results of a study released on Thursday.

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