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January 28, 2015

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7:30 AM | Reducing alcohol consumption in illicit drug users: new Cochrane review on psychotherapies
Olivia Maynard reports on a recent Cochrane review that investigates talking therapies for reducing alcohol consumption in illicit drug users. The reviewers found no differences in the effectiveness of different psychotherapies (motivational interviewing, brief interventions, CBT) and insufficient evidence to draw any meaningful conclusions. The post Reducing alcohol consumption in illicit drug users: new Cochrane review on psychotherapies appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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7:24 AM | Curing Peanut Allergies with a Probiotic
ByThe Toombst Researchers find a possible way of curing peanut allergies by using large doses of a certain kind of probiotic. Earlier studies have found that gut bacteria can greatly affect many areas of our health. Our immune system, food cravings and even some other types of behaviors. A previous study have shown that mice are more likely to develop peanut allergies if they don’t have certain types of gut bacteria. Now new research from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute find that […]
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3:44 AM | Stomach Acid-Powered Micromotors
ByThe Toombst Researchers have conducted the first tests of stomach acid-powered micromotors in living animals. The tiny motors might one day offer a more effective and safer way to deliver drugs. We are evolving our engineering skill more with every day that passes. As we get more adept in making smaller and smaller construct we open new possibilities of diagnosing diseases and delivering drugs inside our bodies. New advances in nanotech have made new treatment approaches possible and […]
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12:32 AM | Connecticut River Update 1/27/15: more ice
Winter has come, and the Connecticut River has begun to freeze.   The reactor at Vernon is no longer heating the river.  It is no longer giving off a thermal plume. I had predicted that the river might freeze south of the Coolidge Bridge.   Since the last posting, there has been a heavy rain […]
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12:16 AM | Former Roche CEO joins BIAL board
Franz Humer to advise Portuguese pharma company
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12:16 AM | Novartis launches another localised NHS eye service in UK
Will provide specialised care to people of Coventry
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12:15 AM | Catch me if you can
The rising cost of healthcare fraud
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12:00 AM | Sugary Drinks Tied to Earlier Menstruation
A new study has found that the consumption of sugary drinks is associated with lowered age of the first menstrual period.

January 27, 2015

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10:02 PM | Dog disease in lions spread by multiple species
Canine distemper, a viral disease that’s been infecting the famed lions of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, appears to be spread by multiple animal species, according to a study published by […]
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10:01 PM | Early Mesoamericans affected by climate change
Scientists have reconstructed the past climate for the region around Cantona, a large fortified city in highland Mexico, and found the population drastically declined in the past, at least in […]
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9:59 PM | Researchers identify brain circuit that regulates thirst
Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have identified a circuit in the brains of mice that regulates thirst. When a subset of cells in the circuit is switched on, mice immediately […]
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6:22 PM | Things smell good for a reason
Fruit flies use olfactory cues to detect healthy antioxidants in their food Antioxidants are natural food ingredients that protect cells from harmful influences. Their main task is to neutralize so-called […]
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6:21 PM | Link between parental time pressure, mental health problems among children
A doctor’s thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy has found that children whose parents experience time pressure are more likely to have mental health problems. Mental health problems among children and adolescents […]
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6:20 PM | Using stem cells to grow new hair
In a new study from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), researchers have used human pluripotent stem cells to generate new hair. The study represents the first step toward the development […]
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6:19 PM | Retreat of multiculturalism ‘is a myth’
Perceptions of a decline in multiculturalism as a means of integrating ethnic minorities are unfounded, research led at the University of Strathclyde has found. The study, comparing citizenship programs in […]
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6:18 PM | How creative are you? Depends where you’re from
With the “creative class” on the rise, many businesses are trying to capitalize on imagination and innovation. But when it comes to creative juices, some societies have a faster flow […]
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6:18 PM | Easter Island mystery
A UCSB geographer teams up with archaeologists to clarify factors that contributed to the demise of early Rapa Nui society Long before the Europeans arrived on Easter Island in 1722, […]
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6:00 PM | Resource Alert: Characteristics of Adolescents Exposed to Violence
By: Sharon E. ChinDating or sexual violence (DSV) has influenced the mental and physical health of teens. While DSV occurs among males and females, most studies indicate that teen girls receive greater harm and violence compared to boys who have also been exposed to DSV. A study from Rutgers University recently examined the sexual behaviors of White, Black and Hispanic teen girls who experienced DSV. Almost 7000 girls were included in the study using the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), […]
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2:52 PM | USA persuades India to weaken its nuclear liability law – double standards here
Under pressure from GE and Westinghouse, the two American nuclear vendors hoping to sell billions of dollars worth of reactors to India, the Obama administration has demanded that Section 17(b) and Section 46 of the Indian liability law be deleted or amended. Double standards? The irony is that American nuclear suppliers operate under a domestic liability […]
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2:51 PM | USA persuades India to weaken its nuclear liability law – double standards here
Under pressure from GE and Westinghouse, the two American nuclear vendors hoping to sell billions of dollars worth of reactors to India, the Obama administration has demanded that Section 17(b) and Section 46 of the Indian liability law be deleted or amended. Double standards? The irony is that American nuclear suppliers operate under a domestic liability […]
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1:01 PM | New space telescope concept could image objects at far higher resolution than Hubble
University of Colorado Boulder researchers will update NASA officials next week on a revolutionary space telescope concept selected by the agency for study last June that could provide images up […]
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12:58 PM | 3 Questions: Dara Entekhabi on NASA’s soil-moisture mission
MIT professor is lead scientist on three-year mission to study how soil, water, and carbon interact Dara Entekhabi, an MIT professor of civil and environmental engineering and of earth, atmospheric […]
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12:56 PM | Is the medical match fair?
Study finds the demand for positions strongly influences medical residents’ salaries. When medical-school graduates apply for their residencies, they use a centralized clearinghouse that matches applicants with jobs. This system […]
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12:40 PM | Pfizer's Prevenar 13 price cut slammed by MSF
Global health charity says reduction of 20 cents is "negligible"
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12:36 PM | Teva’s generic Nexium wins US approval
FDA backs copy of AstraZeneca’s heartburn drug
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12:35 PM | Actavis claims top UK generics spot with Auden Mckenzie buy
Firm claims the deal will make it the UK’s third-largest pharma manufacturer
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12:34 PM | Trust your gut: E. coli may hold one of the keys to treating Parkinson’s
E. coli usually brings to mind food poisoning and beach closures, but researchers recently discovered a protein in E. coli that inhibits the accumulation of potentially toxic amyloids—a hallmark of […]
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12:34 PM | Cancer deaths in young people in UK drop by 58% in 40 years
Figures released by Cancer Research UK
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12:34 PM | ‘Bulletproof’ battery: Kevlar membrane for safer, thinner lithium rechargeables
New battery technology from the University of Michigan should be able to prevent the kind of fires that grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2013. The innovation is an advanced barrier […]
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12:32 PM | Scientists find drug candidates can block cell-death pathway associated with Parkinson’s
In a pair of related studies, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown their drug candidates can target biological pathways involved in the destruction […]
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