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March 02, 2015

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4:18 PM | Restoring ability to halt cell division may protect lung cells from cancer
Researchers led by a team at the University of Illinois at Chicago, have identified a novel role for a signaling mechanism in lung cells that permanently places them into a […]
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1:59 PM | Preventing one case of HIV saves over $225K, study shows
How much money would be saved if one high-risk person was prevented from contracting HIV in the United States? A new study led by a researcher at Weill Cornell Medical […]
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1:58 PM | NFL schedules could be fairer
The NFL is widely admired for its parity. But could it do a better job promoting fairness, especially when scheduling games? The answer, according to a new mathematical analysis by […]
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1:57 PM | Perception of food consumption overrides reality
Targeting mechanisms in the central nervous system that sense energy generated by nutrients might yield the beneficial effects of low-calorie diets on aging without the need to alter food intake, […]
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1:54 PM | Myelin-maker: How an FDA-approved drug boosts myelin synthesis
Damage to myelin, the fatty insulator that enables communication between nerve cells, characterizes multiple sclerosis (MS) and other devastating neurological diseases. The damage doesn’t come all at once: There is […]
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1:53 PM | Doctors nonsurgically correct infant ear deformities
A team of researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has improved a nonsurgical procedure that safely and effectively corrects newborn ear deformities in just two […]
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1:51 PM | Bully and their Victims Both at High Risk for Suicidal Thoughts
Headline-making tragedies like the suicide of Massachusetts teen Phoebe Prince in 2010 have established the connection between being bullied and self-destruction. What you might not know is that bullies themselves are […]
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1:51 PM | Exercise Fitness Accurately Predicts Death
ByThe Toombst   New study analyzing 58,000 adults undergoing heart stress tests finds that exercise fitness accurately predicts death over a 10-year period. That exercise is good for you should come as no surprise. Numerous studies, some reported on here, have found that exercise lowers the risk of diseases and makes you live longer. But can fitness be a powerful predictor of how long you’ll live? New study from Johns Hopkins Medicine finds that exercise fitness accurately predicts […]
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12:07 PM | Ex Sanofi boss joins Boston start-up
Chris Viehbacher joins other industry veterans as the newest board member of PureTech
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11:53 AM | Cidara Therapeutics makes senior appointments
Paul Daruwala and James Balkovec join the biotech
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11:50 AM | Peter Nightingale appointed as chair of new MHRA committee
Was formerly president of the Intensive Care Society
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11:19 AM | GSK divests cancer drugs to bring Novartis deal to completion
Firms also collaborating on joint consumer health venture
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11:12 AM | Amgen's Kyprolis tops Velcade in myeloma trial
Amgen hoping to topple Takeda’s $2bn a year drug
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10:47 AM | Does 'trust leadership' feature in your strategy?
Pharma companies wanting to be more patient-focused will need to develop their people skills
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10:45 AM | Healthy in a Falling Apart Sort of Way
Older definitions of health, and the treatments they dictate, do not apply at a time when people function independently despite chronic ailments.
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10:40 AM | Sanofi’s Lantus follow-up nears European approval
Comes in the same week that the French firm’s great white hope gains FDA licence
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10:40 AM | A New Vaccine Targets More HPV Strains
A new vaccine protects against more forms of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus than the existing HPV vaccine, new research shows.
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10:27 AM | Greater Manchester to control its share of the NHS budget
The north-west English region accounts for 5% of the country's health spending
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7:30 AM | Searching for the cost of bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder is associated with high economic costs...or is it? Chris Sampson reports on a new systematic review, which highlights limitations in our understanding. The post Searching for the cost of bipolar disorder appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:59 AM | Digital dental models compare favourably with plaster models
This review compared the accuracy of digital dental models with original plaster models. 16 studies were included and they concluded that digital models were and acceptable alternative to traditional plaster models. The post Digital dental models compare favourably with plaster models appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:01 AM | The Gerson protocol, cancer, and the death of Jess Ainscough, a.k.a. “The Wellness Warrior”
Less than four days ago, a young Australian woman died of a very rare type of cancer. Most of my American and probably many of my European readers have never heard of her, but in Australia she had become quite famous over the last seven years as a major proponent of “natural health.” Her name […]
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5:01 AM | Media Bias Against Suboxone
First Posted 2.8.2014 After Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, I anticipated a flood of articles describing the ineffectiveness of non-medication treatments for opioid dependence.  I assumed the media would finally report on the need for long-term treatment of a long-term illness.  Instead we read more articles describing Suboxone (i.e. buprenorphine) as a ‘bad drug’, since Hoffman may have used the … Continue reading Media Bias Against […]
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5:00 AM | Survey Shows Use of Magnesium and Probiotics Rising
ConsumerLab.com indicates multivitamin and weight loss supplement use declining.
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1:24 AM | Public Health in the News – March 1, 2015
Global As corn farming becomes more popular in some African regions, the rat population is exploding, leading to increasing numbers of cases of the plague. After the shutdown of a U.S. study trying to look at what factors influence health … Continue reading →

March 01, 2015

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8:20 PM | Satellite photos of ice and water, 1/19/13
I recently saw a post about satellite photos (hat tip to Tom).   I figured out the link, and I was able to get a satellite photo for Jan. 18, 2013, for the Connecticut River.   By placing the cursor at 42.76 N and 72.51 W on can locate Vernon.   One sees no open […]
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5:03 PM | Hartford Courant: Ice on the River
There was a piece in the Hartford Courant (hat tip to Karl) about how frozen the Connecticut River has been, that substantiates my piece about the river being frozen. The 65-passenger boat sits at Eagle Landing State Park in the shadow of the East Haddam swing bridge, surrounded by ice that is 20 inches thick […]
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5:00 PM | Virtual Pong #Exergaming in your Living Room
Playing Pong used to be played on a couple of dials knobs attached to the console and be on a black and white, then we had Wii controllers, but now you can use your whole living room to play Pong... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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3:06 PM | February was exceptionally cold
There was a piece today in the New York Times entitled twilight of an ice age.   Early versions mentioned that records were being set.  I have been monitoring the ice on the Connecticut River and noted more icing.   I then looked at the average daily temperature for the entire month of February since […]
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1:44 AM | Nurturing The Brain – Part II, Chocolate
Chocolate refers to anything that is made from cacao beans. The word “chocolate” has been etymologically traced to the Aztec word “xocoatl,” which referred to a bitter drink brewed from cacao. It’s thought to have been cultivated by different cultures in central and south America for at least 3,000 years. The scientific name for cacao was […]

February 28, 2015

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10:33 PM | Rare Disease Day 2015: How Rare Disease is Shaping the Future of Healthcare
An infographic to explain how rare disease communities are playing a leading role in the development of precision medicine.
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