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December 15, 2014

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5:00 AM | New Nutrition Business Predicts Top Trends for 2015
Consumers are switching to regular foods to maintain weight wellness.
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1:43 AM | Broken Bones on Suboxone; Need Pain Relief
Originally Posted 1/11/2014 I received the following email from a Suboxone patient (from another practice) after he experienced a painful injury.  He shared what happened at the hospital when he was trying to get relief from pain, while taking Suboxone (the active component is buprenorphine). Hey there.  Just to let you know, i was on […]
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12:15 AM | Taking health issues to the classroom
It’s time pharma looked to the classroom to improve the nation’s health

December 14, 2014

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9:58 PM | Public Health in the News – December 14, 2014
Global Joint pain complaints from volunteers has brought the clinical Ebola vaccine trial in Geneva to a temporary halt. Congress adds $300 million to PEPFAR for FY15, in bill global health advocates say recognizes critical needs. A new wearable device called Khushi Baby, … Continue reading →
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12:00 PM | Decoding Creativity – It’s In the Genes!
What do Beethoven and the violinist who plays in the subway for a few dollars of tips share? What’s common between Vincent Van Gogh and the spraycan-wielding graffiti artists who paint the walls of your city with their bold artwork? Creativity? Yes, but the similarities go deeper. According to scientists and psychologists, these artists share […]

December 13, 2014

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4:26 PM | Battle of the Five Armies Review
ByThe Toombst Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies Review Going to break from the science for a quick mini review of the Hobbit movie. There be spoilers here so keep reading at your own peril… Lee Pace really were on fire the entire movie as the elf lord Thranduil. Had everything from poignant emotional scenes to head lopping, elk riding madness. Great! Tauriel another elf great throughout the movie. Her side story of love outside her race was handled pretty well also kicked ass in the […]
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3:48 PM | Interstellar Mystery Solved by Supercomputer Simulations
An interstellar mystery of why stars form has been solved thanks to the most realistic supercomputer simulations of galaxies yet made. Theoretical astrophysicist Philip Hopkins of the California Institute of […]
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3:44 PM | New way to turn genes on
Technique allows rapid, large-scale studies of gene function. Using a gene-editing system originally developed to delete specific genes, MIT researchers have now shown that they can reliably turn on any […]
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3:33 PM | Short Term Suboxone
Firsted Posted 1/8/2014 I received an email today containing an angry comment about Suboxone/buprenorphine that I’ve read a number of times before on forums about addiction.  The essence of the comment was that Suboxone has caused tons of problems, including diversion, people stuck on the medication, and buprenorphine abuse. He wrote that the reason for […]
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3:28 PM | 40 million year war between primates and pathogens
Examination of DNA from 21 primate species – from squirrel monkeys to humans – exposes an evolutionary war against infectious bacteria over iron that circulates in the bloodstream. Supported by […]
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2:56 PM | Fat cells reprogrammed to increase fat burning
White adipose tissue stores excess calories as fat that can be released for use in other organs during fasting. Mammals also have small amounts of brown adipose tissue, which primarily […]
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3:56 AM | Animal Research Sheds Light on Harmful Mood Disorders in New Mothers
In the days shortly after giving birth, most mothers experience a period of increased calmness and decreased stress responses, but around 20% of mothers experience anxiety. Some women may become depressed, and around one in a thousand can develop psychosis. The latest evidence indicates that these distressing responses to motherhood are still poorly understood, but […] The post Animal Research Sheds Light on Harmful Mood Disorders in New Mothers appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

Perani, C. & Slattery, D. (2014). Using animal models to study post-partum psychiatric disorders, British Journal of Pharmacology, 171 (20) 4539-4555. DOI: 10.1111/bph.12640

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December 12, 2014

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5:30 PM | Pharma must 'get on-board with digital health' to be more patient-focused
But it's not about us - it's about what patients want, says BMI Healthcare
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4:51 PM | Novo Nordisk launches US community healthy lifestyle programme
Community Health Collaborative initiative will be run in New Jersey
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4:45 PM | Perhaps We are Not What We Eat After All
It’s no accident that we’re talking a lot about food on here these days. ‘Tis the season, as they say. Here at Penn Medicine, we’re finding that what we eat has a greater effect on us than we ever thought. For example, the common thought has always been that a...
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4:42 PM | EC: Search for Rasi's replacement could take six months
Commission tells PMLiVE process could still be impacted by the procedure's complexity
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4:40 PM | Training elderly in social media improves well-being and combats isolation
Training older people in the use of social media improves cognitive capacity, increases a sense of self-competence and could have a beneficial overall impact on mental health and well-being, according […]
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4:38 PM | Happy-go-lucky CEOs score better returns
A CEO’s natural sunny disposition can have an impact on the way the market reacts to announcements of company earnings, according to research from the University of British Columbia’s Sauder […]
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4:34 PM | Obese Children’s Brains More Responsive to Sugar
A new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine finds that the brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar. Published […]
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4:31 PM | What really killed the dinosaurs?
Before an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, Earth experienced a short burst of intense volcanism. Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid more than five miles wide smashed into the Earth […]
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4:30 PM | More-flexible digital communication
New theory could yield more-reliable communication protocols. Communication protocols for digital devices are very efficient but also very brittle: They require information to be specified in a precise order with […]
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4:29 PM | Native fungus could be another tool for helping restore ghostly forests
Cathy Cripps doesn’t seem to worry about the grizzly bears and black bears that watch her work, but she is concerned about the ghosts and skeletons she encounters. The ghosts […]
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4:28 PM | A wingman can help when trying to resist sweet holiday treats
Your companion at this year’s holiday parties can be a big influence on how well you’ll resist the tables full of fattening treats. In experiments staged by researchers from Vanderbilt […]
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4:27 PM | Study finds few meet criteria for healthy cardiovascular lifestyle
When it comes to taking care of our hearts, there is a big divide between what we should do and what we actually do, a new multi-institution study reports. “The […]
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3:45 PM | Weight Gain Carries Risks, No Matter Your Weight
Even in young adults of normal weight, increases in body mass index also lead to increased risk of heart disease and other problems.
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3:38 PM | P&G signs bioinformatics deal to speed new product research
Will use Eagle Genomics' software platform Eaglecore
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2:40 PM | Thymine prevent Chemotherapy Side Effects
ByThe Toombst New research finds that an component of DNA, thymine prevent chemotherapy side effects. This enables a way to spare normal healthy cells the damaging effects of the treatment.   Chemotherapy is a common cancer treatment to stop cell division. Stopping this process will most severely affect cells dividing rapidly, meaning cancer cells. Unfortunately this will also effect normal healthy cells that needs to be replenished often like cells in hair, nails and the lining of the […]
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2:39 PM | Pâté from the Sea
Think Christmas and New Year’s parties; these make great, healthy hors d’oeuvres.
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11:00 AM | Ebola vaccine halt 'a precaution' say researchers
Some patients have reported joint pains
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10:39 AM | Roche's early development head Richard Scheller to retire
Will be replaced by Michael Varney from the company's Genentech business
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