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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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6:30 AM | One new drug a week: club drugs and novel psychoactive substances
Meg Fluharty summarises a recent report from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and explores why novel psychoactive substances and club drugs need a different response from UK treatment providers. The post One new drug a week: club drugs and novel psychoactive substances appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Harkin Marks 20th Anniversary of DSHEA
Chairman of HELP committee has been a leading voice in the push for policies that will keep Americans healthy and safe.
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5:00 AM | A Third of Canadians Regularly Purchase Natural & Organic Foods and Beverages
Around 20% of adults under age 44 regularly buy organic groceries, compared to only 12–13% of those age 45 and older.
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3:28 AM | Excerpt: Child Maltreatment Alters Hormone Levels Linked to Obesity
Children who are maltreated may be at an increased risk of obesity and inflammatory disorders because of low levels of leptin—a hormone involved in regulating appetite, according to new research from King's College London.Dr. Andrea Danese, from the MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre and the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's, who led the study, said: "Previous studies […]
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1:41 AM | Can You Get Ebola From a Bowling Ball?
There is no evidence that Ebola has been passed, as colds or flu sometimes are, by touching surfaces that someone else touched after sneezing into their hand.

October 23, 2014

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11:16 PM | Cubist picks Robert Perez as its new CEO
He replaces Michael Bonney who will continue as chair
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11:15 PM | EC: medicines to remain part of health directorate
Juncker U-turns on decision to move drugs to enterprise and industry
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11:02 PM | VIDEO: Switching to a virtual health service
Ali Parsa, CEO and founder of babylon, discusses the benefits of conducting healthcare consultations via a smartphone
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11:02 PM | J&J names head of marketing for Northern Europe
Yana Ignatova joins from Procter & Gamble
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8:00 PM | Does Suboxone Cause SIDS?
Originally posted 1/13/2013 In a recent Google search about Suboxone and pregnancy, one of the top links included the frightening statement that Suboxone and buprenorphine have been linked to SIDS or sudden infant death syndrome, commonly called ‘crib death.’ The statement was from a health forum where a woman wrote about taking Suboxone during pregnancy.  She […]
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3:42 PM | Living With Schizophrenia: Coffee and Friends
Getting to trust people well enough to call them a friend takes a lot of work. It’s especially hard when you are living with schizophrenia and think everyone is making fun of you.
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