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April 27, 2015

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7:13 PM | High-Fructose Heart Risks
Only two weeks of modest consumption of high-fructose corn syrup causes cholesterol and triglycerides levels to rise, a study found.
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6:47 PM | For Teenagers, Potassium May Matter More Than Salt
Keep your teenager healthy by serving foods high in potassium and stop worrying so much about salt, a new study shows.
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5:17 PM | Brain balances perception and action when caught in an illusion
Two wrongs can make a right, at least in the world of visual perception and motor functioning, according to two University of Oregon brain scientists. In a two-experiment study, published […]
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4:56 PM | Artificial Sweeteners Can Promote Glucose Intolerance
The movement away from sugar and towards non-caloric artificial sweeteners (NAS), began over a century ago after recognizing that 1) large amounts of calories could lead to obesity and likely a variety of other health problems, and 2) that large amounts of sugar adversely affected hormone levels (in particular insulin), which could also lead to … Continue reading »
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4:39 PM | Does Your Toddler Point at Airplanes? How Early Autism Screening Helps Families and Public Health
“Does your child point with one finger to show you something interesting, such as an airplane in the sky, or a big truck in the road?” An array of questions like this one, asked by a pediatrician or other professional to parents of toddlers, makes up one of the best standardized measures that can detect … Continue reading →
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4:33 PM | Photovoltaic retinal implant could restore functional sight
A team led by Stanford University researchers has developed a wireless retinal implant that they say could restore vision five times better than existing devices. Results in rat studies suggest […]
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2:52 PM | Link ties migraines and carpal tunnel syndrome
Plastic surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center have demonstrated for the first time an association between migraines and carpal tunnel syndrome, with migraines more than twice as prevalent in those […]
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2:49 PM | Bumblebees use nicotine to fight off parasites
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL), gave bumblebees the option to choose between a sugar solution with nicotine in it and […]
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2:47 PM | Is the universe a hologram?
Describing the universe requires fewer dimensions than we might think; new calculations show that this may not just be a mathematical trick, but a fundamental feature of space itself At […]
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2:43 PM | Stegosaurus plates provide first solid evidence that male, female dinosaurs looked different
The discovery of a single anatomical difference between males and females of a species ofStegosaurus provides some of the most conclusive evidence that some dinosaurs looked different based on sex, […]
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12:29 PM | A Checklist for Preparing Your Next Translation Project
You’ve spent weeks leading a team of people who have invested countless hours of time, energy, emotion and resources creating your patient materials.  The text was drafted and then laid out into the carefully chosen study design.  Round upon round of painstaking review commenced. Finally, the files are approved.  There’s only one thing left to do: translate them into all needed languages. Suddenly, you are swept into a dizzying vortex of questions and varying […]
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12:26 PM | Embryos caught turning themselves upside down and inside out
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have captured the first three-dimensional images of a live embryo turning itself inside out. The images, of embryos of a green alga called Volvox, […]
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12:23 PM | Bullying leads to depression and suicidal thoughts in teens
High school students subjected to bullying and other forms of harassment are more likely to report being seriously depressed, consider suicide and carry weapons to school, according to findings from […]
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12:18 PM | Bats use both sides of brain to listen — just like humans
Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center and American University have shown that, like humans, mustached bats use the left and right sides of their brains to process different aspects of […]
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12:17 PM | Ambiguous situations make it easier to justify ethical transgressions
To maintain the idea that we are moral people, we tend to lie or cheat only to the extent that we can justify our transgressions. New research suggests that situational […]
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12:00 PM | Go With Your Gut
The human intestine contains more than 1,000 species of microorganisms that comprise the 100 trillion “good bacteria” that keep our bodies healthy and our digestive systems functioning properly. The profile of the microbes present in each individual varies on the basis of age, sex, diet and lifestyle, but, together, these bacteria help maintain overall health. […]
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10:59 AM | Pharma deals in February 2015
Pfizer and Valeant led the way during a respectable, if not record-breaking, month for mergers, acquisitions and collaborations
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10:56 AM | Medius Deal Watch table for February 2015
The top major pharma mergers, acquisitions and collaborations during the month were led by the Pfizer/Hospira and Salix/Valeant deals
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10:24 AM | Public Health in the News – April 26, 2015
Global The biggest science news story to come out in a long time: Chinese scientists reported that they edited the DNA of human embryos. Carl Zimmer provides a great summary of the history of the field and problems with the … Continue reading →
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9:57 AM | BMS' Opdivo backed as melanoma therapy in EU
First checkpoint inhibitor to be recommended for approval in the region
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9:48 AM | Cristal Therapeutics names chief business officer
Neuroscientist Jeroen Tonnaer to take up the position
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9:45 AM | Keep Moving, Even if in New Ways, to Stay a Step Ahead of Arthritis
A key to fighting off debilitation is to find activities you can do when ones you have done become difficult or impossible. Weight loss helps, too.
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9:42 AM | Patient-centric strategies for emerging markets
Adopting an open and innovative mindset is key
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9:16 AM | Health wins big at second UK Blog Awards
Evidently Cochrane named Company Health Blog of the Year
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8:53 AM | Teva circling as Perrigo rejects second Mylan offer
Claims latest offer is lower than a recent informal bid
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7:00 AM | Bill Maher: Still an antivaccine crank after all these years
It is with reluctance that I decided to write about this topic again, given how many times I’ve written about it over the last decade, both here and at my not-so-super-secret other blog and given how little his fans seems to care when I do. I’m referring to the antivaccine stylings of comedian and political […]
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6:30 AM | Peer-led self-management for mental health: impressive programme, not so sure about the research
Lucy Simons and Chris Sampson appraise a recent evaluation of peer-led self-management training for people with severe mental illness. The post Peer-led self-management for mental health: impressive programme, not so sure about the research appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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