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October 20, 2014

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10:00 AM | New Director of Research to boost our research
New Director of Research to boost our research 20 October 2014 We've appointed leading pharma industry expert Dr Arthur Roach as our new Director of Research and Development. This post has been generated by Page2RSS
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9:39 AM | FDA votes to keep severe warning on Pfizer’s Chantix
Will not relax anti-smoking drug's side effect warning
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9:32 AM | Kantar Health adds to UK team
Group director, junior designers and graduate research team appointed
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9:16 AM | Amgen files lawsuit to block PCSK9 rivals
Firm suing Sanofi and Regeneron for patent infringement
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7:35 AM | What naturopaths say to each other when they think no one’s listening
The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching. — John Wooden Regular readers might have gathered from reading this blog that we are not particularly fond of naturopaths. Actually, naturopaths themselves might be perfectly nice people; rather it’s naturopathy we don’t like, mainly because it is a […]
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6:30 AM | Smoking cessation in the emergency setting
Olivia Maynard summarises a systematic review of smoking cessation interventions in the emergency setting, which highlights the poor quality and heterogenous nature of the published trials in this field. The post Smoking cessation in the emergency setting appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:00 AM | USDA Awards Funding for Excellence in Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention
The $4 million in grants will establish four regional centers and a coordinating center for research on nutrition education and obesity prevention.
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4:59 AM | Peri-implantitis: little evidence that particular non-surgical treatments are better than debridement alone
This Bayesian network meta-analysis only included 11 small studies of overall low quality. While the greatest reduction in PPD was seen with debridement in conjunction with antibiotics the difference are small so it is difficult to conclude that any particular non-surgical treatment for peri-implantitis performs better than debridement alone The post Peri-implantitis: little evidence that particular non-surgical treatments are better than debridement alone appeared first on The Dental Elf.

October 19, 2014

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11:15 PM | AbbVie teams up with charities to raise awareness of bronchiolitis
Most common cause of infant hospital admissions in winter
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11:03 PM | Public Health in the News – October 19, 2014
Global An ambitious UNAIDS initiative aims to block the spread of HIV by 2020, banking on growing evidence that antiretroviral therapy (ART) equals prevention. As the Ebola outbreak rages on, read a powerful, touching, and most importantly, useful piece by … Continue reading →
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1:54 PM | ​Immersed in Violence: How 3-D Gaming Affects Video Game Players
Playing violent video games in 3-D makes everything seem more […]
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11:00 AM | Life After Death – The Science of Near Death Experiences
For millennia, we have wondered what happens after death. This October 2014, scientists at Southampton University have published the largest ever study looking into what happens when patients return from death’s door. The outcomes seem to confirm the incredible – that consciousness continues on after you are considered clinically dead. Classical near death experiences are […]
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7:00 AM | Questions and Answers about Chiropractic: The Bottom Line
I am often asked, “What do chiropractors do?” That’s not an easy question to answer. The answer is usually expected to be, “They treat back trouble.” But as alternative medicine practitioners, chiropractors do a lot of things, and they treat a variety of ailments, based largely on a scientifically invalid vertebral subluxation theory which proposes […]
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2:51 AM | Read “The Forest Unseen”
The book, “The Forest Unseen,” is seductive and delightful. Every one of the short chapters takes you on a journey from an overview down to a microscopic and then sometimes genetic level of an organism. [More...]

October 18, 2014

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7:21 PM | Marijuana Laws: Progressive Change or Society’s Downfall?
Originally posted 12/8/2012 I’ve been hearing more calls these days to change US marijuana laws (note- Colorado and Washington legalized recreational use of marijuana shortly after this article was originally posted).  Legalizing marijuana has been a cause for some citizens for decades, and efforts to change marijuana laws have waxed and waned since I was a […]
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4:00 PM | Ebola conspiracy theories: Same as it ever was
Does anyone remember the H1N1 influenza pandemic? As hard as it is to believe, that was five years ago. One thing I remember about the whole thing is just how crazy both the antivaccine movement and conspiracy theorists (but I repeat myself) went attacking reasonable public health campaigns to vaccinate people against H1N1. It was […]
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2:11 PM | Rapid agent restores pleasure-seeking ahead of other antidepressant action
A drug being studied as a fast-acting mood-lifter restored pleasure-seeking […]
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2:09 PM | Superconducting circuits, simplified
New circuit design could unlock the power of experimental superconducting […]
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2:08 PM | Invading worms cause the body to shut down defenses
When parasitic worms invade muscle tissue, white blood cells called […]
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11:00 AM | Can Brain Imaging Detect Risk Takers?
Risk-taking seems to come naturally for some people – from those who don’t hesitate asking for a new promotion, to those who don’t flinch before artfully diving off a cliff into the ocean below. Others play it safer. While upbringing may have some role in our risk-taking probabilities, there are plenty of cases where siblings […]

October 17, 2014

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8:56 PM | Ask Well: Do Mosquitoes Spread Ebola?
Mosquitoes spread a number of life-threatening illnesses, but can they spread Ebola? Thankfully, the answer is no, and the reason has to do wtih the unusual feeding and egg-laying cycle of female mosquitoes.
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8:49 PM | Penn Med Alum is the ‘Mama Doc’ of Health Bloggers
The Fall 2014 issue of Penn Medicine, redesigned for a more contemporary look, includes a very contemporary feature that would have been unimaginable when I became editor of the magazine. The article about Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, who earned her medical degree and master’s degree in bioethics from Penn in...
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6:04 PM | Mistakes in Treating Childhood Fractures
Childhood fractures are common, but the injuries are rarely treated correctly in emergency rooms, new research shows.
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2:43 PM | A tale of climate change (A tale of immigration part 2)
You may have noticed it is a Friday today, so as a result two posts on a single day. It’s like Christmas (but without the presents)! I was giving this random cut-off point used in the graph by Mr Monckton on the Heartland Institute website in my previous post (A tale of immigration) a bit […]
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12:49 PM | A tale of immigration
You may be surprised that this month’s blog post is not about public health, nor is it about epidemiology. It’s closely aligned though, in that I’d like to pay a bit of attention to lying with (objective) data. Here in the UK we are gearing up for another election, with the most important theme seeming […]
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11:31 AM | Society has an impact on mental health
  Not everyone is suited to modern working life. Traditional unskilled labour is becoming increasingly rare, and modern working life demands that people are active social networkers with new kinds...
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11:13 AM | Baxter to launch HyQvia in US next week
The PID drug has been used in Europe for over a year
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10:53 AM | The money invested in Youth Guarantee will save benefits costs in the future
“Finland has effectively implemented the EU’s Youth Guarantee,” says EU Commissioner László Andor. “For instance, the time limit in which the guarantee must be put into effect in Finland is...
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10:09 AM | Biogen Idec launches online multiple sclerosis programme
MS Blueprint aims to help people with MS develop a personalised support plan
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10:07 AM | Boehringer's Ofev one of two drugs approved by FDA for rare lung disease
US regulator also gives the green light to Intermune's Esbriet
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