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October 26, 2014

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9:26 PM | Revised Nutrition Labels Still Won’t Tell Whole Story
Proposed changes will do some good things, like mention added sugars separately. But they won’t make it quick and easy for consumers to choose healthier foods.
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4:00 PM | Brian Hooker and Andrew Wakefield accuse the CDC of scientific fraud. Irony meters everywhere explode.
[Editor’s note: I realize this post might look familiar to some. It has been tweaked and updated, though, and will be new to most. In any case, there is a grant deadline Tuesday, meaning no time to produce original content up to the standards of SBM that readers have come to expect. At the same […]
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2:09 AM | Ask Well: Ebola Testing for All New Arrivals?
Readers ask: Why isn’t everyone who arrives from West Africa immediately tested for Ebola? Why don’t we look at their blood under a microscope?

October 25, 2014

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6:39 PM | Urine Drug Testing on Suboxone
First Posted 2/15/2013 A recent exchange with a reader: I have been on buprenorphine for 5 yrs.  Recently my doctor stated that my u/a t looked like I have been ‘loading my meds.’  He said my levels where ‘backwards’ and that would happen if I took just a few doses just before my appt.   […]
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2:14 PM | Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that music therapy […]
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2:13 PM | Best sex positions for women with bad backs
Newly published findings from the University of Waterloo are giving […]
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2:08 PM | Past Climate Change Caused by Ocean, Not Just Atmosphere
Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on […]
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2:06 PM | Ebola epidemic in Africa poised to explode
The Ebola virus disease epidemic already devastating swaths of West […]
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2:03 PM | Dinosaur noses enhanced smelling and cooled brain
It’s been millions of years since T. rex took its […]
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2:02 PM | Spotlighting the sun: Partial solar eclipse shows off massive sunspot
Astronomers with the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded National Optical Astronomy […]
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1:57 PM | Let the Squirrels Worry About Snakes
The Curious Aztec takes you behind the scenes of scientific […]

October 24, 2014

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10:30 PM | Wasting Resources on Suboxone
Originally posted 1/26/2013 Readers of this blog know that I have often questioned whether there is any clinical difference between Suboxone and generic buprenorphine.  Naloxone is an opioid-blocking chemical added to buprenorphine, supposedly in order to reduce intravenous diversion of the medication.  The combination of buprenorphine plus naloxone is branded as Suboxone. I’ve pointed out over […]
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10:14 PM | Newly Discovered Microbe Is Key in Climate Change
Tiny soil microbes are among the world’s biggest potential amplifiers […]
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10:10 PM | Massive debris pile reveals risk of huge tsunamis in Hawaii
A mass of marine debris discovered in a giant sinkhole […]
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9:02 PM | Ask Well: Can Ebola Be Transmitted in Semen?
Could a man infect a woman through sex before he overtly falls ill?
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3:56 PM | Orphan drugs lead CHMP recommendations
Clinuvel's Scenesse is first drug set for European approval to treat rare intolerance to sunlight
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3:16 PM | Growing a Blood Vessel in a Week
The technology for creating new tissues from stem cells has […]
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3:06 PM | Molecular beacons shine light on how cells ‘crawl’
Adherent cells, the kind that form the architecture of all […]
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3:01 PM | New research offers hope in treating sleeping sickness
In early drug dis­covery, you need a starting point, says […]
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2:57 PM | Ebola’s evolutionary roots more ancient than previously thought
A new study is helping to rewrite Ebola’s family history. […]
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2:47 PM | High Protein to Lower Blood Pressure
New weapons against hypertension: omelets, peanut butter, chicken stir-fry? Nearly […]
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1:05 PM | The Advanced 7-Minute Workout
A new, more technically demanding regimen than the original 7-Minute Workout, one that requires a couple of dumbbells but still takes only seven minutes. With a free app that you can use on your phone or other device.
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1:03 PM | For a 7-Minute Workout, Download Our New App
The New York Times is offering a free mobile app for the popular Scientific 7-minute Workout and the new Advanced 7-minute Workout.
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12:50 PM | Roundabout RNA: How Circular RNAs Form
Penn scientists are at the forefront of exploring and pushing back the boundaries of the bewilderingly complex world of RNA.And, Jeremy Wilusz, PhD, a new faculty member in the department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, is adding to that knowledge with a recently published paper in Genes & Development on circular RNAs.
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12:00 PM | The “It’s All Good!” Fallacy of Complementary and Alternative Medicine…..
  As a young mother comforts her feverish and uncomfortable infant, a doctor enters the dimly lit exam room. The child’s mother and the bedside nurse look at him expectantly. “I’ve got the results. There is an infection in your son’s spinal fluid, which was one of the things we discussed as a possible cause of his high fever and irritablity,” the physician explains to the now […]
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11:00 AM | Exercise Reduces the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
Physical activity is a holistic strategy for increasing overall health and lowering disease risk among a wide range of individuals, and people with neurological conditions can benefit from them too. The benefits of physical activity for individuals with, or at risk of, dementia are not particularly well known to the general public. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) […]
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10:48 AM | EU boost for GSK's Ebola vaccine research
And EMA says it' poised to assess possible vaccines or treatments
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9:31 AM | Celgene signs $1bn immunotherapy collaboration with Sutro
Includes exclusive option to acquire the San Francisco-based biotech
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8:25 AM | UK landmarks turn pink for breast cancer
Breast Cancer Campaign encourages people to Wear It Pink
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6:50 AM | Facebook: mobile is not a technology, it's a consumer behaviour
Social network gives pharma marketers attending ThinkDigital some tips
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