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October 14, 2014

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11:30 PM | Ashley Communications appoints Sarah Savage as director
She joins from WCG London
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11:15 PM | Pharmacy Voice names head of comms
Melissa Fife joins from Forster Communications
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11:02 PM | Changing behaviour with fast and slow thinking
Challenging the decision-making that underpins behaviour change
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8:01 PM | 1: Pharmacare with Steve Morgan
Steve Morgan is Director of the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research at the University of British Columbia. He joined the show to talk about the arguments supporting a universal pharmacare program in Canada. Topics include the history of introducing a pharmacare program, the logistical considerations, the role of the federal government, the economic […]
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7:58 PM | Resource Alert: Trauma Informed Care - A comprehensive web-based, video-enhanced resource tool
Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and ResourcesA comprehensive web-based, video-enhanced resource toolFrom the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human DevelopmentThis tool comprised of issue briefs, video interviews, and resource lists tells a story of implementation of trauma informed services and offers guidance and resources to help you on your implementation journey. The video interviews are of national, state, tribal, and local leaders in many child-serving systems; […]
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4:56 PM | Forget Me Not
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the fourth leading cause of death among African Americans. Once patients have the disease, there is no treatment available that can stop its progression. The Penn Memory Center seeks to change that. Last month, the Penn...
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4:17 PM | In Search of the Marijuana Breathalyzer
Pissing in a cup may be on the way out. The good news: Marijuana breathalyzers are coming. The bad news: Marijuana breathalyzers are coming. For years now, urinalysis using a mass spectrometer has been, if you’ll excuse the expression, the gold standard for drug testing. But in the case of alcohol, exhaled breath has always been the detection matrix of choice. And now, after the publication of several papers analyzing the detection of various drugs of abuse in exhaled breath, companies […]
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3:59 PM | US approval for Philips' telehealth applications
The programmes give clinicians real-time access to health data
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3:47 PM | Pentagon: Climate Change a ‘Threat Multiplier,’ Could Sow the Seeds for Instability
Military Must Be Ready for Climate Change, Hagel Says Climate […]
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3:11 PM | Getting sharp images from dull detectors
Observing the quantum behavior of light is a big part […]
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3:07 PM | Another Thing to Worry About: A Neurotic Personality Increases the Risk of Alzheimer’s
Women who worry, cope poorly with stress and/or experience mood […]
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12:29 PM | Ultra-fast charging batteries that last 20 years
Scientists at Nanyang Technology University (NTU) have developed ultra-fast charging […]
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12:27 PM | Sonic Hedgehog causes DNA damage, child brain tumors
Scientists at the IRCM and the University of Montreal discovered […]
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12:26 PM | Teenage baseball pitchers at risk for permanent shoulder injury
Young baseball pitchers who throw more than 100 pitches per […]
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12:25 PM | Light-activated drug could reduce side effects of diabetes medication  
Scientists have created a drug for type 2 diabetes that […]
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12:23 PM | Memories of pain during childbirth tied to intensity rather than length of labor
Childbirth is physically intense and, for many women, it is […]
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12:22 PM | Mars One (and done?)
In 2012, the “Mars One” project, led by a Dutch […]
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12:17 PM | Scientists create new protein-based material with some nerve
UC Berkeley scientists have taken proteins from nerve cells and […]
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11:33 AM | NICE working to tackle antimicrobial resistance
Two guidelines in development to improve NHS use of antibiotic drugs
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10:05 AM | Pfizer's palbociclib on track for early 2015 launch
Good news for the highly anticipated breast cancer drug
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9:35 AM | BMS and Janssen to assess PD1 cancer combination
Will test Opdivo and Imbruvica in non-Hodgkin lymphoma
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9:33 AM | Takeda appoints head of vaccines development
John Boslego will succeed Ralf Clemens
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9:28 AM | Sanofi unit takes low-cost rotavirus vaccine into phase III
Licensed vaccines still too expensive for countries hit hardest
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7:24 AM | Dr. Kerr, I presume?
Clark Ellis brings us a rare interview with British researcher Dr. Jonathan Kerr who is now living in Colombia. Dr. Jonathan Kerr is regarded as one of Britain’s foremost myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) researchers, and an expert in microbiology, inflammation and genetics.Formerly of St. George’s University of London, he is now working at the Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia. Dr. Kerr […]
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7:00 AM | Does the Movie Fed Up Make Sense?
The 2014 film Fed Up is an advocacy documentary. Its message: There is a worldwide epidemic of obesity. It is endangering our children. Increased sugar consumption is responsible. The food industry is responsible for our increased sugar consumption because it puts hidden sugar in processed foods, bombards us with advertising, favors profits over health, and […]
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6:30 AM | Cyberbullying and mental health in young people
Elly O'Brien summarises a recent US survey of adolescents, which investigates the relationship between cyberbullying, mental health and substance use problems, and the moderating role of family dinners. The post Cyberbullying and mental health in young people appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Oral health problems in elite athletes
A systematic review identified 39 observational studies looking at the oral health of elite athletes. The quality of the studies was low and there may be some concerns about unrepresentative sampling it suggests that oral health problems are common in this group. This consensus statement highlits these problems and makes recommendation for the future oral health of athletes and to research in this area. The post Oral health problems in elite athletes appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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3:05 AM | One third of UK lung cancer patients die within three months of diagnosis
Study authors say GPs may not notice signs of disease early enough
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2:47 AM | Why you should stop eating sandwiches
New research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests that much of our excessive salt intake can be blamed on the consumption of sandwiches. Specifically, assessment of one day of dietary intake from 5,762 adults … Continue reading »
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1:20 AM | Vulnerability to Fructose Varies, Health Study Finds
In some people, consumption of the sugar sharply effects a hormone that helps to regulate fat accumulation, researchers at Harvard reported.
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