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October 13, 2014

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5:00 AM | Industry Coalition: Dietary Supplements Cannot Claim to Cure, Prevent Ebola
No scientific data supports the use of dietary supplements to prevent or treat Ebola.
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5:00 AM | Demand for Natural Sweeteners on the Rise
Canadean report predicts consumer demand for non-caloric sweeteners to grow 5% a year until 2017.
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5:00 AM | Healthy Lifestyle May Cut Stroke Risk in Half for Women
Women who had a healthier diet were 13% less likely to have a cerebral infarction than those whose diet was not as healthy.
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5:00 AM | Study Shows Consumers Want More Omega-3
Research highlights changing attitudes about fats and oils.
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5:00 AM | Sales Growth for CPG Companies Coming from Lower-Calorie Foods
Major food and beverage companies answering demand for lower calorie products.
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5:00 AM | Half of U.S. Consumers Consider Animal Protein the Best Source of Protein
Beef and chicken, followed by fish, top the list of animal proteins considered the best, according to an NPD Group report.
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4:59 AM | Intravenous midazolam sedation for dental treatment: review found no significant side effects
This review of IV midazolam for treating children and adolescents only identified 11 studies (5 RCTs, 6 non randomised). No serious adverse events were reported but there was a generalised inconsistency in side effect reporting. Consequently the call for better side effect reporting. The post Intravenous midazolam sedation for dental treatment: review found no significant side effects appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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1:25 AM | Public Health in the News – October 12, 2014
Global HIV-positive individuals may end up needing new organs due to health issues, but they are not eligible for organ transplants. Now, a South African doctor is transplanting organs that have been donated from other HIV-positive patients. The Nobel Prize … Continue reading →

October 12, 2014

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11:15 PM | Eisai wins US approval for chemotherapy side effects drug
FDA backs Akynzeo to treat nausea and vomiting
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11:15 PM | Sanofi looks to AstraZeneca for new UK & Ireland head
Tarja Stenvall replaces Steve Oldfield
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11:03 PM | Pharma deals during September 2014
Deal Watch: Major pharma collaborations, acquisitions and agreements in the past month
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11:02 PM | Deal Watch table for September 2014
Table listing all the major pharma mergers, acquisitions and collaborations in the past month
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3:58 PM | Withdrawal Work-Up II
First posted 11/11/2012 In my last post, I wrote about the work-up of a patient who experiences symptoms similar to opioid withdrawal that start about an hour after each dose of Suboxone.  We decided that the symptoms were signs of withdrawal—i.e. reduced activity of mu-opioid pathways—and that the symptoms were triggered by taking a daily […]
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1:30 PM | Brain-Based Learning, Myth versus Reality: Testing Learning Styles and Dual Coding 
Ed. Note: Today we present a guest post from Josh Cuevas, a cognitive psychologist and assistant professor in the College of Education at the University of North Georgia. Enjoy! Breaking the Cycle Since early on in graduate school when I began studying cognition, I’ve followed the learning styles movement because it was such a powerful […]
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1:08 PM | Gut microbe to blame in anorexia, bulimia?
Eating disorders (ED) such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge […]
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11:00 AM | Poor Social Judgment – An Aspect of Schizophrenia
There are three components that generally typify an individual emerging with schizophrenia: alienation, introversion and divergent thinking. Together, these characteristics diminish the schizophrenic individual’s capacity for exercising good judgment in social situations. Alienation People with emerging schizophrenia are generally socially impaired and isolated. As stated by Burns (2006), “premorbid developmental and social impairments have been […]
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2:40 AM | Pharmacy pulls homeopathy after Advertising Standards complaint
  Kudos to the New Zealand-based Society for Science Base Healthcare for taking a pharmacy sale of a homeopathic remedy to the Advertising Standards Authority: The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint regarding advertising of the homeopathic product “No-Jet-Lag“” in an Auckland pharmacy. The complaint, which was lodged with the ASA by the […]

October 11, 2014

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6:18 PM | Sepsis Sniffer Generates Faster Care
An automated early warning and response system for sepsis developed […]
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6:15 PM | Mobilization of Latino Voters May Determine Control of U.S. Senate
Control of the U.S. Senate could well hinge on how […]
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5:09 PM | Chemicals and Food: A Little Perspective
What do formaldehyde, hydrogen peroxide, and acetaldehyde have in common? They are all chemicals that we perceive as dangerous and known carcinogens or mutagens. They are also all likely to be found in your Thanksgiving dinner. No – they are not additives, preservatives, or contaminants – rather compounds found naturally in food. It is not uncommon to hear an argument that “artificial” chemicals added to food are dangerous. However, natural vs unnatural is not a good […]
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2:36 PM | Withdrawal Symptoms on Suboxone
Originally posted 11/7/2012 I struggle with the length of my posts.   I shoot for 1000 words—an amount of reading that most people can knock off in a typical trip to the bathroom— but I find it difficult to limit posts to that size.  So as I have done in the past, I will break this […]

October 10, 2014

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4:39 PM | It’s Baaaaack! 33 Flu Vaccine Myths You Don’t Need to Fear
Brace yourselves: Flu season is coming! And with the coughing, fevers and aches come all the alarmist articles and blog posts on unreliable, misinformative websites questioning the flu vaccine’s safety and effectiveness. There are already some good posts out there that address some of these misconceptions about the vaccine so many love to hate (including […]
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3:31 PM | Big pharma has withdrawn from antibiotics. Should research universities step in?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that […]
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3:29 PM | Scientists discover a ‘good’ fat that fights diabetes
Scientists at the Salk Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical […]
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3:10 PM | Modified vitamin D shows promise against pancreatic cancer
A synthetic derivative of vitamin D was found by Salk […]
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3:06 PM | Leaky, Star-Forming Galaxies Help Us Better Understand the Universe
By focusing on large, star-forming galaxies in the universe, researchers […]
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2:55 PM | Examining the language of terrorist propaganda
New research out of Queen’s University could give insight into […]
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2:52 PM | Mechanism that repairs brain after stroke discovered
A previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new […]
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2:51 PM | ‘Baby rattle’ molecules show quantum properties of H2O and H2
The experiments were carried out on endofullerenes, molecules of C60 […]
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2:03 PM | Go with the flow: lab-on-a-chip devices
Microfluidic, or lab-on-a-chip, devices have been used by pharma scientists for years but are now threatening to break into mainstream use
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