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January 27, 2015

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12:24 PM | Abraxane on course for lung cancer indication in EU
CHMP backs news indication for Celgene drug
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12:23 PM | From fiction to science: Can stem cells be regulated to replace aged, damaged, and missing tissues?
When a salamander loses a tail, it grows a new one. What’s the difference, MIT biologist Peter Reddien PhD ’02 wondered, between a wound that severs a salamander’s tail and […]
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12:20 PM | Autistic Subjects’ Facial Expressions Don’t Always Mirror Emotions
New research by UT Dallas scientists suggests that individuals with autism spectrum disorder can have very expressive faces, but the emotions conveyed can sometimes seem overly intense and unusual. A […]
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12:19 PM | Future Wave and Wind Effects on Pacific Islands
According to a new report released by the U.S. Geological Survey, climate changes during the 21st century are expected to alter the highest waves and strongest winds across U.S. and […]
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12:08 PM | Charity launches #SmearForSmear campaign
Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust aims to raise awareness of cancer screening
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12:00 PM | Feeling Sleepy? Take an App!
A fascinating flurry of sleeping apps has hit the market this year. You might think that sleep is the one time you certainly don’t need to use your phone, but these app providers are daring to try to prove that perception wrong… and they’re doing a pretty good job. There are some pretty impressive sleep […]
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8:00 AM | New telehealth toolkit for commissioners to support technology enabled care services
Alison Turner blogs about a new telehealth toolkit from the NHS Commissioning Assembly, which provides a range of resources including checklists, case studies and links to the evidence base. The post New telehealth toolkit for commissioners to support technology enabled care services appeared first on The Commissioning Elf.
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8:00 AM | Mishtakes Were Made: Another Misguided Cancer Testimonial
An economic analyst, Mike “Mish” Shedlock, wrote a blog post to describe how he beat prostate cancer. When laymen and patients write about cancer, they are likely to get some things wrong. Mish’s story is full of typical misunderstandings and misinterpretations. He interpreted his experience in his own way and did his own research into […]
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8:00 AM | Another Misguided Cancer Testimonial
An economic analyst, Mike “Mish” Shedlock, wrote a blog post to describe how he beat prostate cancer. When laymen and patients write about cancer, they are likely to get some things wrong. Mish’s story is full of typical misunderstandings and misinterpretations. He interpreted his experience in his own way and did his own research into […]
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7:30 AM | Helping people with depression return to work
Meg Fluharty reports on a new Cochrane review of interventions to improve return to work in depressed people. The review finds moderate quality evidence for a range of work-directed and clinical interventions that can help people with depression return to work. The post Helping people with depression return to work appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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6:00 AM | Increased overjet: increases risk of dental trauma suggests review
This systematic review of a 54 observations studies involving >10,000 patients suggested that overjet over 3-4mm double the risk of traumatic dental injuries (TDIs). With 22% of TDIs being attributable to increased overjet. The post Increased overjet: increases risk of dental trauma suggests review appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Senators Urge FDA To Ban Sale of Powdered Caffeine to Consumers
Sens. Brown and Blumenthal lead group in writing to FDA in support of citizen petition.
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5:00 AM | Nationwide USDA Organic Survey Underway
Study of organic agriculture production to help develop programs for producers.
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5:00 AM | CRN Guidelines Advise Iodine in Supplements for Pregnancy & Lactation
CRN guidlines recommend at least 150 mcg of iodine be included in supplements for pregnant and lactating women.
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5:00 AM | Research Shows Multivitamins Help Women\'s Cardiovascular Health
Researchers found a reduced risk in CVD-related death in those women who took a multivitamin for three or more years.
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1:48 AM | High-Dose Statin May Protect Heart Surgery Patients’ Kidney Health
Acute kidney injury often arises after major surgery because the kidneys can be deprived of normal blood flow during the procedure. The use of contrast media, or dyes, can contribute to this problem. In patients undergoing coronary angiography or percutaneous coronary intervention, which are heart procedures that use dyes to help surgeons visualize the arteries, […] The post High-Dose Statin May Protect Heart Surgery Patients’ Kidney Health appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

Wu, H., Li, D., Fang, M., Han, H. & Wang, H. (2015). Meta-analysis of short-term high versus low doses of atorvastatin preventing contrast-induced acute kidney injury in patients undergoing coronary angiography/percutaneous coronary intervention, The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 55 (2) 123-131. DOI: 10.1002/jcph.411

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12:30 AM | Return to work practices for musculoskeletal and mental health conditions
Heather Gray summarises a review of best practice in work absence management and return to work programmes for people with musculoskeletal and mental health conditions. The post Return to work practices for musculoskeletal and mental health conditions appeared first on The Musculoskeletal Elf.
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12:06 AM | Virginia Acha leaves Amgen for ABPI
Joins UK pharma trade body as director of research, medical and innovation
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12:05 AM | Common Prescription Drugs Increase Dementia Risk
ByThe Toombst Researchers find that using certain common prescription drugs increase dementia risk. Regularly taking anticholinergic drugs means you are at a higher risk of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia, losing your sharp wit and cognitive abilities as you age are probably at the top of the list of: “diseases I don’t want”, for many of us. Dementia is getting more common across the world as the population lives longer. Many previous news items have touch […]

January 26, 2015

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11:00 PM | Natural Breakdown of Petroleum Underground Can Lace Arsenic into Groundwater
In a long-term field study, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Virginia Tech scientists have found that changes in geochemistry from the natural breakdown of petroleum hydrocarbons underground can promote the […]
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10:41 PM | Study: Bad middle managers are just a reflection of their bosses
Keeping middle managers happy with their supervisors is the key to retaining the lower-level workers they manage and avoiding expensive turnover costs, according to a Vanderbilt University study. “Middle managers’ […]
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10:32 PM | Scientists take big step in making graphene a viable silicon substitute
A new study moves the wonder material graphene a major step closer to knocking silicon off as the dominant workhorse of the electronics industry. While silicon is ubiquitous in semiconductors and […]
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10:17 PM | Scientists find fish in extreme environment half-mile beneath Antarctic ice
Using a specially designed hot-water drill to cleanly bore through a half mile of ice, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded team of researchers has become the first ever to reach […]
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10:14 PM | ‘Total cost of ownership’ information gives hybrid, plug-in vehicles a boost
Sales of hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles have slumped, but new Indiana University research shows some consumers are more likely to buy when they see data that shows the total […]
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10:13 PM | Research implicates metabolic process of the liver in the spread of colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer is a cancer on the move: about 50 percent of patients with the disease see their cancer spread, typically to the liver. By identifying genes that become activated […]
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10:11 PM | Evidence-based care eliminates racial disparity in colon cancer survival rates
For the past two decades, the National Cancer Institute has documented a persistent racial disparity in colon cancer survival rates in the United States. African-American patients have consistently had lower […]
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9:35 PM | Research team shapes future of combat rations
What kinds of rations might the military be using to feed its warfighters 15 years from now? Seeking to provide a window into the future of combat feeding, the Consumer […]
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9:27 PM | Satellite witnesses developing US nor’easter
National Weather Service forecasters have been tracking a low pressure area that moved from the Midwest into the Atlantic Ocean today, and is expected to become a strong nor’easter that […]
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9:26 PM | No Context Like Snow Context
We're going to venture a little bit off the beaten path for a second. See, you might've noticed we've had history on the mind a lot lately. Naturally, we're excited about the Perelman School of Medicine's 250th year, and it's helping us put a lot of things into perspective we...
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9:25 PM | Beating the clock: UGA researchers develop new treatment for rabies
Successfully treating rabies can be a race against the clock. Those who suffer a bite from a rabid animal have a brief window of time to seek medical help before […]
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