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US health system not properly designed to meet needs of patients nearing end of life, says IOM
(National Academy of Sciences) The US health care system is not properly designed to meet the needs of patients nearing the end of life and those of their families, and major changes to the system are necessary, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

Elsevier journal Maturitas publishes position statement on breast cancer screening
(Elsevier) Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of a position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society in the journal Maturitas on the topic of breast cancer screening.

International Journal of Surgery opens archive of journal content
(Elsevier) The International Journal of Surgery has announced that it has opened up its archive of previously published content: after 24 months published journal issues become available for all to read. A key aim of the IJS is to improve surgical knowledge and patient care and it is hoped that by making these articles available to all will improve efforts to achieve this.

Nature of war: Chimpanzees inherently violent according to study
(Lincoln Park Zoo) Of all of the world's species, humans and chimpanzees are some of the only species to coordinate attacks on their own members. Since Jane Goodall introduced lethal inter-community killings, primatologists have debated the concept of warfare in this genus. New research from an international coalition of ape researchers has shed new light on the subject, suggesting that human encroachment and interference is not, as previous researchers have claimed, an influential predictor of chimp-on-chimp aggression.

Smart teens rub off on teammates
(Brigham Young University) Having smart teammates can double a high school student's odds of going to college. The type of team or club did not matter. Participating in more than one extra-curricular activity didn't bring bigger benefits.

UTMB professor implements lifesaving protocol for school children with severe allergies
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) As the number of children with food allergies in the US increases, so does the risk of children having a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis on school campuses. School nurses often have treatment plans in place for students with diagnosed allergies, but many children have their first allergic reactions at school, where a specific medication, such as EpiPen epinephrine injectors, may not be available and a response protocol may not be in place.

Results of OCT STEMI trial reported at TCT 2014
(Cardiovascular Research Foundation) The first randomized trial to examine serial optical coherence tomography in primary percutaneous coronary intervention was reported today at the 26th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium. Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, TCT is the world's premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine.

Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free
(Rice University) Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine receives diversity award
(Columbia University Medical Center) The Columbia University College of Dental Medicine has received the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award -- a national honor recognizing US colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion -- CDM will be featured along with 82 other recipients in INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine's November 2014 issue.

Pairing social networks with social motives to close the science gap
(Northwestern University) Noshir Contractor is leading a survey of 14,000 health workers in India to discover how to best disseminate public health information.

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