1Association between yogurt consumption and the risk of Metabolic Syndrome over 6 years in the SUN studyBMC Public Health  Full Text  Clinical Article
2Relation of fish oil supplementation to markers of atherothrombotic risk in patients with cardiovascular disease not receiving lipid-lowering therapyThe American Journal of Cardiology  Clinical Article
3Dietary alterations and restrictions following surgery for upper gastrointestinal cancers: Key components of a health-related quality of life interventionEuropean Journal of Oncology Nursing  Clinical Article
4Vitamin D status and effect of interferon-β1a treatment on MRI activity and serum inflammation markers in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosisJournal of Neuroimmunology  Clinical Article
5Prevention of vasculopathy by vitamin K supplementation: Can we turn fiction into factAtherosclerosis  Clinical Article
6The effects of short-term vitamin D supplementation on glucose metabolism in dialysis patients: A systematic review and meta-analysisInternational Urology and Nephrology  Evidence Based Medicine  Review Article
7Altered interoceptive awareness in anorexia nervosa: Effects of meal anticipation, consumption and bodily arousalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders  Clinical Article
8Examining an Australian physical activity and nutrition intervention using RE-AIMHealth Promotion International
9Effect of supplementation with iron fortified biscuits on the hemoglobin status of children in rural areas of Shimoga, KarnatakaThe Indian Journal of Pediatrics  Clinical Article
10Male solitary drinking and hazardous alcohol use in nine countries of the former Soviet UnionDrug and Alcohol Dependence  Clinical Article
1Johns Hopkins researchers find new patient-centered hospital design has little effect on patient satisfactionJohns Hopkins Medicine
2I-DECIDE: Women urged to seek online domestic violence supportUniversity of Melbourne News
3Plant chemicals may prevent liver damage caused by fat accumulated during menopauseUniversity of Georgia Research News
4Prescription opioid analgesic use among adults: United States, 1999–2012U.S. National Center for Health Statistics News
5New dementia hotline launched to boost participation in vital researchSheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust News
6The numbers are in: 1.8m Australian smokers likely to die from their habitUniversity of Melbourne News
7Shopping vouchers could help one in five pregnant women quit smokingUniversity of Cambridge News
8Sleeping over eight hours a day associated with greater risk of strokeUniversity of Cambridge News
9Helmet add-ons may not lower concussion risk in athletesAmerican Academy of Neurology News
10Bariatric surgery affects risk of pregnancy complicationsKarolinska Institutet

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Age is a predictor of mortality in status epilepticus

As reported in Neurocritical Care, males have a higher incidence of status epilepticus, early age of onset, and increased mortality. The highest mortality rates occurred in patients < 10 years of age and > 50 years of age. The in-hospital mortality rate of patients ≥ 80 years of age was 20.2%.

Infliximab is effective in corticosteroid-refractory ulcerative colitis

As reported in the Journal of Crohn’s & Colitis, treatment of corticosteroid-refractory ulcerative colitis patients with 3 doses of infliximab (n=113) resulted in short- (3 months) and long-term (12 months) colectomy rates of 18.6% and 25.6%, respectively. The RR of colectomy in patients with an elevated CRP and severe endoscopic lesions was 2.15 and 5.13, respectively.

Metacarpal DXR-BMD predicts 1-y RA progression

As reported in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, a metacarpal BMD determination after 4 months of anti-RA treatment is an independent predictor of 1-y progression in patients without baseline bone erosions (OR=2.0). For patients with baseline erosions, early metacarpal BMD loss is predictive of 1-y progression (OR=1.5).

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