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September 02, 2014

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6:30 AM | Interpersonal therapy and imipramine may be effective at reducing suicidal ideation in depression, but more research needed
Susie Johnson considers how effective conventional depression treatments are at reducing suicidal ideation in depression. The new study she summarises concludes that interpersonal therapy and antidepressants can also reduce suicidal ideation. The post Interpersonal therapy and imipramine may be effective at reducing suicidal ideation in depression, but more research needed appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:01 AM | Paucity of high-quality evaluations of the relative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety of dental auxiliaries
This new Cochrane review looks at studies assessing the effectiveness, costs and cost effectiveness of dental auxiliaries in providing care traditionally provided by dentists. Only 5 studies, the majority conducted more than 20 years ago could be included so no firm conclusions can be made. The post Paucity of high-quality evaluations of the relative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety of dental auxiliaries appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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12:08 AM | NASA’s Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust […]
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12:06 AM | The power of hidden patterns
Interfaces within materials can be patterned as a means of […]
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12:05 AM | Ride-sharing could cut cabs’ road time by 30 percent
A new analytic framework enables analysis of GPS data on […]
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12:04 AM | Nature’s tiny engineers
Coral organisms use minuscule appendages to control their environment, stirring […]

September 01, 2014

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11:31 PM | TiGenix appoints Dr Marie Paule Richard as chief medical officer
She brings experience to the role from Aicuris and Crucell
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11:31 PM | H4B's charity team launches Catalyst4Change
The comms agency aims to 'help smaller charities be heard'
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11:30 PM | Can egos and politics be put aside for the greater good?
Health providers, government and the pharmaceutical industry must get together to create powerful single-minded marketing
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11:30 PM | International Pharmaceutical Federation names president
Spain’s Carmen Peña is first female to hold the role
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10:58 PM | Of Little Help to Older Knees
Middle-aged and older patients are unlikely to benefit in the long term from surgery to repair tears in the meniscus, pads of cartilage in the knee, a new review of studies has found.
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10:52 PM | A Benefit of Legal Marijuana
A new study has found evidence that legal access to marijuana is associated with fewer opioid overdose deaths, but researchers said their findings should not be used as the basis for the wide adoption of legalized cannabis.
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10:32 PM | Birth Weight and Diabetes
African-Americans born at low birth weight are at an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study has found.
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10:17 PM | Possible Risks of S.S.R.I. Antidepressants to Newborns
Researchers are finding more evidence that women who take S.S.R.I. depressants like Prozac and Zoloft increase the likelihood of a variety of health problems in their newborns.
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2:07 PM | Pharmaceutical doctors want all trial data published
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine shows support for greater clinical transparency
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11:00 AM | Facing the Future
Nine years have passed since the first partial face transplant was performed in France but the questions regarding both the physical and psychological ramifications for patients remain. One of my first contributions to Brain Blogger examined the debate surrounding face transplantation, written in 2008 after the completion of the first partial procedure in the United […]
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10:18 AM | Sanofi and Regeneron's alirocumab 'cuts cardiovascular events'
Data presented at ESC Congress demonstrates lower rates of cardiac death, stroke and more
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10:18 AM | Sanofi/Regeneron's alirocumab 'cuts cardiovascular events'
Data presented at ESC Congress demonstrates lower rates of cardiac death, stroke and more
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9:58 AM | Novartis heart failure trial leads the buzz at ESC
Potential blockbuster LCZ696 cuts cardiovascular deaths by 20% versus standard therapy
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9:37 AM | UCB wins new epilepsy indication for Vimpat in the US
FDA approves drug as monotherapy in patients with partial-onset seizures
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6:30 AM | Promoting safer sex in people with severe mental illness
Caroline Tomes summarises a recent systematic review which finds that behavioural interventions can result in short-term increases in safer sex in people with severe mental illness. The post Promoting safer sex in people with severe mental illness appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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4:59 AM | Can treating periodontitis help prevent heart disease?
Periodontal disease is associated with cardiovascular disease. This Cochrane review looks at whether treating periodontal disease can prevent further heart disease. Unfortunately the available evidence is limited to a single trial at high risk of bias. The post Can treating periodontitis help prevent heart disease? appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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4:01 AM | The “CDC whistleblower saga”: Updates, backlash, and (I hope) a wrap-up
Given that this is a holiday weekend here in the US and that I’m having a bit of a staycation right now, I had thought of simply not posting today or of rerunning a “classic” (if you want to call it that) blast from the past. But the topic I wrote about last week has […]
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4:01 AM | Don’t Catch What Ails Your House
It doesn’t take a flood to encourage the growth of mold in a home. A moist environment will do. A runny nose, coughing and all the rest typically follow.

August 31, 2014

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11:30 PM | Team Novo Nordisk to compete in The Tour of Britain
World’s first diabetic pro-cycling team will cycle over 1,300km in eight days
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11:30 PM | Robert Hureau joins PPD
He will be the CRO's chief financial officer
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10:52 PM | Public Health in the News – August 31, 2014
Global To fight the outbreak of Ebola, we need developed countries to assist with basic healthcare, public health officials are arguing. Scientists have now sequenced the genome of Ebola, which may help lead to better treatments and vaccines. An article in Aeon explores the history of infectious disease outbreaks and argues that the next pandemic […]
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9:10 PM | The Hollywood Medical Reporter – Review of “Lucy”
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen such a hard swing with such a loud miss. Lucy truly deserves an A for effort; and in the world of this film, effort probably does start with the letter A. After all, in the world of this movie, 1 plus 1 does not equal 2, life […]
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7:35 PM | Death of sea life on Pacific West Coast
There was a recent post (h/t Anja) about the death of sea animals on the Pacific coast of Canada. The author shows dozens of photographs of the shoreline, commenting that there is no longer the sea life that he would typically expect. There are no bugs on the windshield of his car, and few birds […]
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2:01 PM | Batteryless cardiac pacemaker is based on automatic wristwatch
A new batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on an automatic wristwatch […]
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