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July 16, 2014

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9:00 PM | 3 Things to Know About Niacin and Heart Health
New studies are adding to concerns about the safety and effectiveness of niacin, a popular drug for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
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5:30 PM | Weather May Not Affect Back Pain
Many people think the weather affects their back pain, but a new study shows they are probably wrong.
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2:15 PM | "Break" from Cancer a Turning Point for Patient
Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines respite as “a short period of time when you are able to stop doing something that is difficult or unpleasant.” The trips that For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation provide for patients clearly fit that definition. The all-expense-paid vacation is a chance for the patient –– and...
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11:59 AM | Acupuncture for Menopausal Symptoms
A newly published meta-analysis of studies looking at acupuncture for symptoms resulting from natural menopause (not drug or surgically induced) by Chiu et. al. is entirely negative. That is not what the authors or the press release conclude, however. This disconnect between the study results and the interpretation of those results is a persistent problem […]
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7:09 AM | ME/CFS and the Magic of the Canine Factor
Jody Smith has been taken by surprise by the value of having a dog when dealing with ME/CFS … Cleo There’s been plenty of research indicating that having pets is good for your health. I never really noticed any particular benefits to having cats, though that may have had more to do with my cats. They’ve been fairly indifferent to my presence and we’ve shared a live-and-let-live type of relationship over the years. Then I got a dog. I didn’t even want […]
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6:35 AM | What the newest bedsharing study can and cannot tell us
I have written before about how the infant sleep recommendations of the AAP and the US public health community in general are unrealistic and even potentially dangerous in their effects, regardless of their intentions. A new study in Pediatrics explores the contribution of different risk factors to sleep-related infant deaths, offering findings which are certainly […]
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6:30 AM | Lifetime risk of treated mental disorders
This new study concludes that approximately one-third of the Danish population will receive treatment in secondary care for a mental disorder across their lifetime. Should we be talking about 1 in 3, rather than 1 in 4? The post Lifetime risk of treated mental disorders appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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4:59 AM | Study finds that non-conventional caries management approaches are acceptable to children, parents and dentists
We are seeing a move towards more conservative methods of managing caries and also an increasing need to consider the patients perspectives of treatment. This study aimed to compare children’s behaviour and pain perception when approximal dentinal caries lesions in primary molars (in children aged 3–8 years old) were managed with three treatment strategies; conventional [read the full story...]
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4:01 AM | Train Like a German Soccer Star
A conversation with Mark Verstegen, the German national team’s American trainer.

July 15, 2014

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11:15 PM | MS sailing challenge comes to UK
Oceans of Hope yacht has crew of people with multiple sclerosis and is supported by Biogen Idec
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11:15 PM | Novartis launches Alzheimer’s prevention study
Will test two treatments in people with genetic risk of dementia
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11:00 PM | Merck’s Richard Murray joins Jounce as CEO
He brings experience in cancer immunotherapies to the US biotech
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8:00 PM | Stroke Rates Are Declining
The incidence of stroke in the United States has declined significantly over the past two decades, a new analysis has found.
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6:38 PM | New Feathered Dinosaur From China Sheds Light on Dinosaur Flight
Research findings from an international team of scientists including Alan […]
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6:36 PM | Brain responses to emotional images predict PTSD symptoms after bombing
The area of the brain that plays a primary role […]
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5:03 PM | How to explain to kids the passing of a pet
Today’s post is a guest post is from Hank McKinsey, a stay-at-home-dad blogger at Home By Hank. While the research literature does not contain much on helping children process the death of a pet, Hank has pulled together what is known from research about grief and child development in general to offer some tips. Talking […]
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4:08 PM | A Spoonful of Medicine May Put Children at Risk
Many professional associations have begun recommending that a uniform unit be adopted for medicines: the milliliter.
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1:30 PM | Months before their first words, babies’ brains rehearse speech mechanics
Infants can tell the difference between sounds of all languages […]
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1:19 PM | Bothered by hot flashes? Acupuncture might be the answer
In the 2,500+ years that have passed since acupuncture was […]
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1:18 PM | Pre-diabetes label ‘unhelpful and unnecessary’
Labelling people with moderately high blood sugar as pre-diabetic is […]
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1:17 PM | Young women with sexy social media photos seen as less competent
Girls and young women who post sexy or revealing photos […]
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1:15 PM | New technique may transform hunt for antibiotics and cancer therapies
Antibiotic resistance is depleting our arsenal against deadly diseases and […]
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1:14 PM | Physicians influence therapy decisions for prostate cancer patients
New research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer […]
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1:12 PM | The power of making amends: How conciliatory gestures promote forgiveness
It’s well known that when a person takes steps to […]
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1:10 PM | New combo drug controls tumor growth and metastasis in mice
Researchers at UC Davis, University of Massachusetts and Harvard Medical […]
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1:08 PM | Study reveals how gardens could help dementia care
A new study has revealed that gardens in care homes […]
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11:33 AM | Exercise protects you from stress
There are few of us who can honestly say they are not stressed out at least some of the time. Too much to do, not enough time, looming deadlines, financial concerns, health problems, etc. can all cause us to feel …
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11:00 AM | The Pain Of Being A Redhead
Redheads comprise around 1% of the world’s population, having the least common hair color found in humans. Redheads can most easily be spotted in Scotland, England and Ireland. In Scotland, were the highest proportion is found, only 13% of the population has red hair. Red hair, as well as fair skin and freckles, is associated […]
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10:32 AM | UK appoints new science minister
Greg Clark handed science and universities brief in Cabinet reshuffle
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10:15 AM | Mylan buys Abbott’s non-US generics in $5.3bn deal
Lower tax rate drives bid to create new firm based in Netherlands
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