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March 03, 2015

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3:47 PM | Nice to sniff you: Handshakes may engage our sense of smell
Why do people shake hands? A new Weizmann Institute study suggests one of the reasons for this ancient custom may be to check out each other’s odors. Even if we […]
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3:47 PM | New data on the nature of dark matter
Recent research conducted by scientists from the University of Granada can contribute to determine the nature of dark matter, one of the most important mysteries in physics. As indirect evidence […]
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3:35 PM | 5.16535 in: Average length of male member
A new analysis provides insights on what’s considered “normal” for penis length and circumference in men. The findings in BJU International may be helpful when counseling men who are worried […]
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3:33 PM | Time to ‘just say no’ to behavior-calming drugs for Alzheimer patients? Experts say yes
Doctors write millions of prescriptions a year for drugs to calm the behavior of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. But non-drug approaches actually work better, and […]
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2:15 PM | Number of sons contributes to inflammation in old age
The rate of inflammation increases in elderly individuals. This low-grade inflammation (inflammaging) is associated with many degenerative diseases, such as atherosclerosis, dementia, the frailty syndrome and even life expectancy. A...
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12:47 PM | First Detailed Microscopy Evidence of Bacteria at the Lower Size Limit of Life
Scientists have captured the first detailed microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria that are believed to be about as small as life can get. The research was led by scientists from […]
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12:44 PM | Transforming times at AstraZeneca
Lisa Anson, the company’s UK and Ireland president, on AZ's future direction
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12:43 PM | Creating the energy Internet
It only takes a power outage of a few minutes in the middle of a busy workday to drive home the hazards of relying on an energy infrastructure rooted in […]
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12:42 PM | FDA approves new antibacterial drug Avycaz
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today (2.25.15) approved Avycaz (ceftazidime-avibactam), a new antibacterial drug product, to treat adults with complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI), in combination with metronidazole, and complicated […]
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12:35 PM | Technology that delivers mid-air snowflake images may help road safety
The technology behind the camera that revealed the intricate, imperfect beauty of snowflakes can now expose their potential danger. About three years ago, a new high-speed camera systemcaptured freefalling ice […]
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12:34 PM | EPA Approves New Climate-Friendly Refrigerants
As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is increasing the options for refrigerants used in various kinds of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment […]
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12:00 PM | Standing desks in the classroom
Today’s post is an interview with teacher Adam Aldred, a teacher who has incorporated standing workstations into his classroom.  You can find more on Adam below.  Detailed instructions on how he built his standing desks can be found here. Who … Continue reading »
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11:05 AM | Merck's MS drug Rebif resisting competition
Sales reached €1.84bn last year despite oral rivals
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11:03 AM | New cancer meds and drug extensions top CHMP recommendations
Drugs for rare disease, oncology and diabetes top regulator’s endorsements
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11:00 AM | Gilead's Harvoni gains NICE yes - but won't face funding delay
Unlike the company's Sovaldi, which won’t be paid for until the summer
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10:29 AM | J&J sells Cordis unit to Cardinal Health for $1.94bn
Marks J&J’s exit from the cardiovascular stent market
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9:52 AM | Publicis Healthcare names North America group president
Alexandra von Plato to take up the role
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9:36 AM | Common Questions in Veterinary Toxicology
Today is World Wildlife Day. Though cats are not considered wild animals but the recent news of the “pink” cat found dead from toxic blood poisoning saddened me. The pink-obsessed owner dyed the cat pink with toxic hair dye to made the cat the main attraction at a “pretty in pink” party. The one night […] The post Common Questions in Veterinary Toxicology appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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8:00 AM | IOM Recommends Replacing CFS with SEID
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a controversial diagnosis that has also been called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS), post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVS), chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), Iceland disease, “yuppie flu,” and many other names. A new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM)  says that none of those names really fit the disease […]
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7:41 AM | C-section in South Africa: a middle class runaway train
For the 20% of South Africans who have private medical insurance, standards of care are excellent and outshine many European facilities. But despite these standards a shocking 70% of South African women with medical insurance give birth by caesarean section. C-sections are on the increase globally, but compared with the international average of 18% and […]
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7:30 AM | Mini-Cog for dementia diagnosis in the community
Clarissa Giebel writes her debut Mental Elf blog about a recent Cochrane systematic review of the Mini-Cog for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease dementia and other dementias within a community setting. The post Mini-Cog for dementia diagnosis in the community appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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6:00 AM | Dental Implants: submerged implants have fewer failures than immediate loaded non-submerged implants suggests review
While this new review has included 28 studies only 6 were RCTs. They found that submerged dental implants had fewer failures than immediate loaded non-submerged implants. The relative risk of failure for immediately loaded compared to submerged implants = 1.78 (95% CI; 1.12– 2.83). The post Dental Implants: submerged implants have fewer failures than immediate loaded non-submerged implants suggests review appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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12:30 AM | What are the main risk factors for running related injuries?
Some of our Elves are preparing to participate in this years 5×50 challenge and are keen to avoid injury to their (relatively) wee legs. They asked – what are the main risk factors for running related injuries and how can we avoid these? Well here is a review that looks at this very subject! Here’s what they did [read the full story...] The post What are the main risk factors for running related injuries? appeared first on The Musculoskeletal Elf.
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12:16 AM | Medical advertising complaints lodged to the MHRA drop
But healthcare still in frequent breach of regulations
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12:16 AM | Complaints about UK medical advertising drop
And this year the MHRA will be vetting adverts to promote a ‘right first time’ approach
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12:15 AM | GSK public-private partnership CTTV names director
Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation launched last year

March 02, 2015

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11:21 PM | The first ever photograph of light as a particle and a wave
Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave. However, there has never been an experiment able to capture both natures of light at […]
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11:18 PM | Did climate change help spark the Syrian war?
A new study says a record drought that ravaged Syria in 2006-2010 was likely stoked by ongoing manmade climate change, and that the drought may have helped propel the 2011 […]
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10:34 PM | Refocusing My Efforts – Subscribe to My Newsletter
Since I launched Science for Fitness, the regularity of my posts has been fairly frequent and over the past several months new posts were going live nearly every week. This is a lot of content and I’ve been thinking about how much is too much. I know some of my readers have had a hard … Continue reading »
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9:39 PM | Peanuts May Reduce Cardiovascular Mortality
ByThe Toombst New study involving over 200,000 people finds that regularly eating peanuts may reduce cardiovascular mortality. Many recent news items about peanuts recently. The salty snack have been mentioned frequently in science the last few weeks ranging from preventing peanut allergy to outright curing it. Now new research from Vanderbilt University Medical Center finds that regularly eating peanuts may reduce cardiovascular mortality Regularly Eating Peanuts May Reduce Cardiovascular […]
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