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Clinical Briefs for Thursday, June 13

Alzheimer’s vaccine shows promise in study … Vitamin D and estradiol guard against metabolic syndrome … Cause and possible treatment for hardened arteries found … Education, intelligence protect cognition, but don’t prevent Alzheimer’s

Also in the News for Wednesday, Jan. 3

Report: VA hospitals improving ratings by taking fewer complex patients … Medicaid pays patients’ acupuncture for pain management … Vitamin D, calcium supplements don’t prevent fractures in older adults

Also in the News for Friday, March 27

Documentation the biggest challenge to providers, survey shows … Middle-age hip replacements nearly doublefrom 2002-2011 … Even LTC insurers think product is too expensive … Exercise, but not Vitamin D, cuts injuries from falls

Also in the News for Wednesday, March 18

Novartis to pay $12.6M to settle Medicare fraud charges … Indiana to have three-year nursing home construction ban .. Recommendations for Vitamin D are far too low, researchers say

Also in the news for August 8, 2014 . . .

Severe Vitamin D deficiency increases dementia risk by 125%, historically large study shows … Stress helps wound healing? … Government approves new MRSA drug

Night shift work is tied to breast cancer

A new study identifies a link between night shift work and risk of breast cancer, according to Canadian researchers. In an investigation of 1,100 women with breast cancer and more than 1,100 without it, Queen’s Cancer Research Institute researchers found that those who had worked for more than 30 years on a night shift had a higher rate of breast cancer.

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