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August 15, 2014

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11:22 AM | Still a Lot to Learn About India’s Deadly Air Pollution
What exactly is the relationship between exposure to air pollution […]
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11:20 AM | Excessive Running or Walking May Eliminate Health Gains in Heart Attack Survivors
Heart attack survivors who exceed 30 miles of running per […]
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11:12 AM | Scientists use lasers to control mouse brain switchboard
Ever wonder why it’s hard to focus after a bad […]
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11:09 AM | Science of origin stories of Captain America and the Incredible Hulk
In the colorful pages of comic books, a swig of […]
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11:06 AM | Correlated novelties: How one thing leads to another
“One thing led to another,” people often say. Events, discoveries […]
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11:05 AM | New tool makes a single picture worth a thousand – and more – images
A photo is worth a thousand words, but what if […]
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11:03 AM | Study helps prevent rhino deaths during relocation
Wildlife experts lose one to two black rhinoceros each year […]
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10:53 AM | NICE backs Gilead’s Sovaldi in hepatitis C
But health watchdog denies earlier use of Janssen’s Zytiga
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10:51 AM | US panel backs pneumococcal vaccines for seniors
Vaccines to be provided by Merck & Co and Pfizer
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10:32 AM | Avastin gets US green light for late-stage cervical cancer
Fifth oncology indication for Roche’s medicine
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10:00 AM | Ask Well: How Do You Use a Heart Rate Monitor?
Heart rate monitors can be a useful tool during exercise for new and experienced runners and other athletes.
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8:21 AM | Researchers Trace the Beginnings of Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Blood cellsRed blood cell (left), a platelet (middle) and a white blood cell.Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) differentiate to all other blood cell types, but there are still many questions about their development and how their fate is decided.Now, in a new paper published online this week in Nature, researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine elaborate upon a crucial signaling pathway and the role of key proteins, which may help clear the way to generate HSCs […]

Kobayashi I, Kobayashi-Sun J, Kim AD, Pouget C, Fujita N, Suda T & Traver D (2014). Jam1a-Jam2a interactions regulate haematopoietic stem cell fate through Notch signalling., Nature, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25119047

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6:30 AM | Internet-based interventions for harmful drinking show small beneficial effects
Andrew Jones summarises a recent meta-analysis on the effectiveness of guided and unguided low-intensity Internet interventions for adult alcohol misuse. The post Internet-based interventions for harmful drinking show small beneficial effects appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Orthodontic treatment of posterior crossbite
Treatment of posterior crossbite was rated in the top 10 most important orthodontic reviews by an international panel of oral health professionals as part of a Cochrane Oral Health Group prioritisation exercise. This new update to this Cochrane review found some evidence to suggest that the quad-helix (fixed) appliance may be more successful than removable expansion plates at correcting posterior crossbites. However, it is mainly low to very low quality. The post Orthodontic treatment of […]
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5:00 AM | CRN-I to Host 5th Annual Symposium\n
The Council for Responsible Nutrition-International will hold its fifth annual symposium on Thursday, October 16th in Brisbane, Australia.
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5:00 AM | Study Predicts 40% of U.S. Adults Will Develop Type 2 Diabetes
Researchers urge lifestyle interventions to reduce the number of new cases.

August 14, 2014

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11:16 PM | Cancer Research UK calls for accuracy on Wikipedia
Appeals to healthcare community to keep online information up to date
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11:15 PM | GE Healthcare makes changes in Asia
Olivier Loeillot appointed general manager, Asia commercial for BioProcess division
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11:15 PM | Rebif hit again as competition bites
Merck Serono’s MS drug continues its struggle for sales in the US and Europe
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9:00 PM | Borderland's Children: Vulnerabilities of Immigrant Children (Part 2)
By Sharon E. ChinThe issue of unaccompanied immigrant children has a more sinister underbelly. On the surface, the practical concern of where children will be placed is glaringly important. As discussed in Part 1, there are public health risks caused by so many undocumented – and possibly sick – children being housed in small quarters. Aside from the physical presentation of the undocumented children, there are concerns for their mental and emotional health. From their country of […]
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7:53 PM | Humanistic Physicians – How Do They Stay That Way?
Having recently done some research and writing about Penn Medicine’s new Academy of Master Clinicians and the Penn Pearls awards that medical students give out for clinical teaching, I found myself drawn to an article in the most recent issue of Academic Medicine. Its title: “Attitudes and Habits of Highly...
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7:49 PM | A Pitch-Perfect Test For Bacterial Infection
A pair of Drexel engineers is developing a new sensor that can detect one of the most challenging hospital-acquired infections easily, early and without expensive equipment. Wan and Wei-Heng Shih, professors in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and College of Engineering, respectively, are using their expertise in piezoelectric sensor technology to … Continue reading →
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6:40 PM | Not All Rods Are the Same
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3:11 PM | Study reveals how Ebola blocks immune system
The Ebola virus, in the midst of its biggest outbreak […]
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3:10 PM | That pain and itch may be signs of skin cancer
Asking patients if a suspicious skin lesion is painful or […]
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3:09 PM | New method of detecting bone loss could help predict disease progression
A team of researchers from Arizona State University and Mayo […]
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3:03 PM | Vitamin D Tied to Alzheimer’s Risk
Low vitamin D is associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, according to a new report.
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2:48 PM | Three Radars are Better than One: Field Campaign Demonstrates Two New Instruments
Putting three radars on a plane to measure rainfall may […]
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2:46 PM | Scientists make major breakthrough in understanding leukemia  
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered […]
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2:45 PM | New frontiers of fecal microbiota transplantation
Treatment shows promise for treating broad range of GI disorders […]
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