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April 22, 2015

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5:00 AM | NBTY Adds to Leadership Team
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12:33 AM | Babies feel pain ‘like adults’
The brains of babies ‘light up’ in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, a pioneering Oxford University brain scanning study has discovered. It […]
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12:25 AM | Smaller and cheaper particle accelerators?
Traditionally, particle accelerators have relied on electric fields generated by radio waves to drive electrons and other particles close to the speed of light. But in radio-frequency machines there is […]
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12:11 AM | Proteins for anxiety in humans and moulting in insects have common origin
Neuropeptides are small proteins in the brains of all animals that bind to receptor proteins and cause activity in cells. The researchers at Queen Mary University of London, led by […]

April 21, 2015

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11:00 PM | Reaching beyond adherence
To truly achieve patient engagement you also need to engage those influencing them
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7:13 PM | Viseo Post – Clip from “Health & Fitness During Aging” Seminar at UCONN
Below is a video clip from my recent seminar at UCONN. The audience was older and the seminar therefore dealt with health and fitness during aging. It examined, from a scientific perspective, the theme of death and rebirth at the organ and tissue level and how these processes are influenced by modifiable lifestyle factors such … Continue reading »
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6:25 PM | Promoting Public Health Through Music In Mali
by Uttara Dukkipati, Megan Schliep, Ariel Moser and  Kathleen Fischer (full project report  coming soon at www.nphr.org/working papers) In 2014, the Northwestern Access to Health Project (NAHP) initiated two health interventions in Douentza, a town in the Mopti region of … Continue reading →
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5:40 PM | Planet-sized ‘virtual telescope’ expands to the South Pole to observe black holes in detail
Astronomers building a globe-spanning virtual telescope capable of photographing the “event horizon” of the black hole at the center of our Milky Way have extended their instrument to incorporate the […]
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5:39 PM | Technology to Help Us Deal with Drought
This post is part of the Science Tuesday feature series on the USDA blog. Check back each week as we showcase stories and news from USDA’s rich science and research […]
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5:37 PM | Despite wealth, pro players as likely as anyone to go bankrupt
In general, our financial lives follow a pattern of spending and saving described by a time-honored model that economists call the life-cycle hypothesis. Most people begin their younger years strapped […]
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4:12 PM | Cannabis consumers show greater susceptibility to false memories
A new study published in the American journal with the highest impact factor in worldwide, Molecular Psychiatry, reveals that consumers of cannabis are more prone to experiencing false memories. The […]
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4:11 PM | New tabletop detector sees single electrons
MIT physicists have developed a new tabletop particle detector that is able to identify single electrons in a radioactive gas. As the gas decays and gives off electrons, the detector […]
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4:07 PM | Down to 3 wolves on Isle Royale
Only three wolves seem to remain in Isle Royale National Park. Researchers from Michigan Technological University observed the wolves during their annual Winter Study, and the lone group, at an […]
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4:06 PM | Lack of attention, self-control predict dangerous texting behaviors
Texting while driving or walking can be dangerous, but people still engage in the behavior without thinking. A new study suggests that individuals can resist the lure of dangerous texting […]
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4:04 PM | Teachers more likely to label black students as troublemakers
Racial differences in school discipline are widely known, and black students across the United States are more than three times as likely as their white peers to be suspended or […]
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4:03 PM | Study documents workplace bias against obese people
For a host of health reasons, such as a decreased risk for heart disease, stroke, and cancer, it is vital for people who are obese to lose weight. A new […]
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3:52 PM | How Deep-Brain Stimulation Reshapes Neural Circuits in Parkinson’s Disease
UC San Francisco scientists have discovered a possible mechanism for how deep-brain stimulation (DBS), a widely used treatment for movement disorders, exerts its therapeutic effects. Few medical treatments show results […]
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3:50 PM | A better grasp on primate grip
Scientists are coming to grips with the superior grasping ability of humans and other primates throughout history. In a new study, a research team led by Yale University found that […]
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3:47 PM | Finding signs of climate change and adaptation in the ancient Maya lowlands
A new study pinpoints the devastating effects of climate change on ancient Maya civilization, despite attempts to adapt to it. Researchers found that markers of historic droughts in Central America […]
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3:41 PM | After successful mission to Mercury, spacecraft on a crash course with history
NASA’s MESSENGER mission to Mercury carrying an $8.7 million University of Colorado Boulder instrument is slated to run out of fuel and crash into the planet in the coming days […]
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10:56 AM | Teva slapped with $512m fine on pay-for-delay deal
Israeli firm pays out to settle claims it hindered use of generic Provigil
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10:43 AM | Making a difference with mobile health
Sanofi talks to PME about its latest mHealth initiative and tackling the diabetes epidemic
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10:17 AM | Daiichi Sankyo offloads stake in India's Sun Pharma
Japanese firm wants to shed its share of the generic Indian drugmaker
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10:15 AM | Cello Health Consulting appoints Beverly Hope as senior consultant
She brings experience from PPD and GSK to the role
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9:38 AM | BMS hails Opdivo and Yervoy combo in melanoma
New PD-1 therapy shines against the world’s first immunotherapy for skin cancer
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9:24 AM | Quality in Care anticoagulation programme open for entry
PMGroup's QiC programme aims to recognise best practice in care in the UK
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9:00 AM | Vaccination: it’s a numbers game
In an effort to synthesise my thoughts on vaccination for the World Health Organization’s European Immunization Week, I referred to Penn and Teller’s wonderful vaccination video. Armed with a box of oranges they wage an assault on a collection of skittles. Only one group of skittles is protected by a barrier – vaccination – and […]
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7:00 AM | Dr. David Villarreal’s “Holistic Dentistry:” Full of Holes?
I get a lot of e-mails from publicists offering suggestions for articles and interviews with their clients. I quickly delete most of them, but one recently caught my eye. It said that patients travel from as far as Europe and Africa to have California “holistic dentist” Dr. David Villarreal remove the old silver fillings that […]
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6:30 AM | Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to prevent depression
André Tomlin presents the results of the PREVENT RCT published today in The Lancet, which investigates the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy compared with maintenance antidepressant treatment in the prevention of depressive relapse or recurrence. The post Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to prevent depression appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Periodontal disease: risk assessment may have promise
This review found 10 cohort studies related to 5 different periodontal risk assessment tools. The available evidence is limited in quality and should be interpreted with caution but suggests that they are able to identify subjects with different probability of periodontitis progression. The post Periodontal disease: risk assessment may have promise appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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