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Shift workers at higher risks of Type 2 diabetes: Chance of developing condition are biggest for men on rotating patterns

| Updated: 17:53 EST, 24 July 2014Shift work can raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than a third, researchers claim.The risk is highest for men and those working rotating shift patterns, according to a new review.Shift work which disrupts ... [Published Mail Online UK - 13 mins ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 37 mins ago - 8 reports

"One-stop" breast radiotherapy advance

By Fergus WalshBBC Medical CorrespondentConvention follow-up is a prolonged course of radiotherapyA revolutionary technique for delivering radiotherapy to breast cancer patients is being trialled by surgeons in Britain.It's called intraoperative radiotherapy. ... [Published BBC - 37 mins ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 43 mins ago - 10 reports

Half world's population has newly discovered gut virus

A virus undetected by scientists for decades likely infects half the world's population, researchers have found.The virus, named crAssphage after the cross-assembly software used to discover it infects common bacteria known as bacteroidetes, which are ... [Published Nine MSN - 43 mins ago]
Entities: Virus, DNA, Obesity, Bacteria
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 58 mins ago - 5 reports

Blood thinner for pregnant women ineffective

OTTAWA - A daily injection to the belly for pregnant women at risk of developing blood clots is ineffective, according to a study by Ottawa researchers."It's very typical that women are willing to take risks for the pregnancy for the potential benefit," ... [Published Sun News - 58 mins ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 9 reports

Investors Commend Gilead Sciences for Increasing Access to Life-Saving HIV/AIDS Drug Via Medicines Patent Pool

Company’s licensing agreement with MPP for generic production of tenofovir alafenamide shows leadership and innovation in delivering HIV/AIDS medicines where they are most needed.New York, NY, Thursday, July 24, 2014 – Members of the Interfaith Center ... [Published Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility - 1 hour ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 15 reports

Controversial vaccine gets second shot with recommendation for boys too

Story Created:Jul 24, 2014 at 6:17 PM CDTStory Updated:Jul 24, 2014 at 6:23 PM CDTJACKSON, Tenn. -- While parents scramble to make sure their kids have the required vaccinations for the new school year, the Centers for Disease Control is asking parents ... [Published WBBJ TV - 2 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 38 reports

News Scan for Jul 24, 2014

CDC names external biosafety advisers, lifts hold on TB samplesIn its ongoing response to safety lapses at two of its high-containment labs, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced the members of an external lab safety ... [Published Centre For Infectious Disease Research and Policy - 2 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 8 reports

Daily pill to prevent HIV safe and effective

Truvada, a prescription drug used to prevent HIV infection, was recommended earlier this year by the CDC in combination with condoms for high-risk individuals. However, despite trials indicating that the drug is both safe and effective, many were worried ... [Published American Council On Science & Health - 3 hours ago]
Entities: HIV/AIDS, Truvada, Drugs
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 16 reports

Study finds acetaminophen doesn’t help lower back pain

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A common way to treat back pain may not give you any relief at all.The first line pain reliever that most doctors recommend is acetaminophen, or Tylenol. It’s an effective pain medication and has fewer potentially serious side effects ... [Published WIVB - 3 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 9 reports

FDA Approves New Pain Pill Designed To Be Hard to Abuse

The Food and Drug Administration approved on Wednesday a new pain pill that was created to discourage abuse, the Associated Press reports. The new pill, Targiniq ER, combines oxycodone, a potentially addictive opioid used in many pain medications, ... [Published - 4 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 24 reports

Senators Among Those Questioning Cost of Drug to Cure Hepatitis C

Sovaldi is a breakthrough drug that can cure 90 percent of chronic Hepatitis C infections, but industry experts and lawmakers are questioning whether it should cost $84,000 per person. (Gilead)Sovaldi, a drug to cure Hepatitis C, made headlines when it ... [Published RHRealityCheck - 5 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 47 reports

SA targets screening whole population for Aids

By AFPMore bySouth Africa’s government plans to extend Aids tests to the country’s entire population and speed up antiretroviral treatment of those who test positive for the virus, the health minister said Thursday.“We come from very far in the past five ... [Published Daily Nation - 7 hours ago]


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Prof Malcolm Dunlop, of the Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit at the University of Edinburgh, said: "Our findings are promising but it is important to note that this is an observational study."
"This marked jump in lifetime risk is impressive to patients, and it should be utilized, especially in the younger age group, to help educate and motivate them on the importance of lifestyle and risk factor change,” the editorial authors write."
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