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Ozone Exposure at Birth Increases Risk of Asthma Development

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

long-term study of the health of Canadian children has found that exposure to ozone (O3), a common air pollutant, at birth was associated with an 82 percent increased risk of developing asthma by age three. The study, which was a 10-year follow-up to the 2006 Toronto Child Health Evaluation Questionnaire (T-CHEQ), was presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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CPAP May Reduce Resting Heart Rate in Prediabetic Patients

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Patients with prediabetes who also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may improve their resting heart rate, an important measure of cardiovascular health, by using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to treat their OSA, according to a randomized, controlled trial presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference.

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Journal of the American College of Radiology Names Dr. Ruth Carlos New Editor-in-Chief

American College of Radiology (ACR)

The American College of Radiology announced that Ruth C. Carlos, MD, MS, FACR, will assume the role of editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) beginning in January 2019. Dr. Carlos succeeds Bruce J. Hillman, MD, FACR, the founding editor of the JACR.

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$30m in Gifts to Establish Chad Carr Pediatric Brain Tumor Center at the University of Michigan

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

An incurable brain tumor took Chad Carr’s life when he was just 5 years old, but now his name will be synonymous with research to fight the lethal pediatric brain cancer.

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Public Librarians Address Challenge of Health Literacy in Upcoming Symposium from MLA, PLA and NNLM

Medical Library Association

Press release regarding the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium.

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Article ID: 694803

Analysis Shows Lymph Node Dissection Performed most often for Early Stage Kidney Cancer; Overall Survival Benefit not Shown

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

An analysis of lymph node dissection in non-metastatic renal cell carcinoma indicates the procedure is often performed for stage 1 disease and shows no overall survival benefit. Investigators from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey presented the work at the Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association.

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Medical Library Association Announces 2018-2019 Board of Directors

Medical Library Association

The Medical Library Association (MLA) recognized the organization’s 2018-2019 Incoming Board of Directors during MLA’18 in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 17, 2018 during the MLA Business Meeting.

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Medical Librarians and Health Information Professionals Convene for MLA’18 in Atlanta, Georgia: A First-Time Host City for the Meeting

Medical Library Association

MLA’18: Adapting, Transforming, Leading,” is hosted by the Medical Library Association (MLA) and will be held from May 18 to 23, 2018 in the vibrant host city of Atlanta, Georgia.

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Researchers Identify Gene That Helps Prevent Brain Disease

University of California San Diego

Scientists have identified a gene that helps prevent the harmful buildup of proteins that can lead to neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. As published in Nature, the researchers found that the “Ankrd16” gene acts like a failsafe in proofreading and correcting errors to avoid the abnormal production of improper proteins.

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New Algorithm More Accurately Predicts Life Expectancy After Heart Failure

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A new algorithm more accurately predicts which people will survive heart failure, and for how long, whether or not they receive a heart transplant. The algorithm would allow doctors to make more personalized assessments of people who are awaiting heart transplants, which in turn could enable health care providers to make better use of limited life-saving resources and potentially reduce health care costs.

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