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September 10, 2014

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12:50 PM | ‘Solid light’ could compute previously unsolvable problems
Researchers at Princeton University have begun crystallizing light as part […]
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12:20 PM | Don’t Underestimate Your Mind’s Eye
Take a look around, and what do you see? Much […]
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12:17 PM | A single evolutionary road may lead to Rome
A well-known biologist once theorized that many roads led to […]
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12:16 PM | Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids
Paying attention all day in school as a kid isn’t […]
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12:14 PM | Research Shows How Brain Can Tell Magnitude of Errors
University of Pennsylvania researchers have made another advance in understanding […]
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12:12 PM | Researchers send electricity, light along same super-thin wire
A new combination of materials can efficiently guide electricity and […]
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12:11 PM | Researchers Identify New Rare Neuromuscular Disease
An international team of researchers has identified a new inherited […]
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12:10 PM | Less effective DNA repair process takes over as mice age
As we and other vertebrates age, our DNA accumulates mutations […]
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11:59 AM | Autism Prevalence Unchanged in 20 Years
That there is an “autism epidemic” is taken as a given by those who feel autism has a dominant environmental cause. The Age of Autism blog, for example, bills itself as a, “Daily Web Newspaper of the Autism Epidemic.” The term “epidemic” also implies an environmental factor, such as an infection. The epidemiology of autism […]
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11:42 AM | FDA panel votes against Actavis hypertension combo
Places a question mark over the combination of Bystolic and Diovan
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10:02 AM | NICE wants greater access to clinical data
Will turn to European regulators if companies fail to provide information
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10:00 AM | Airplane Crew May Face Increased Melanoma Risk
Airline pilots and crews may be at increased risk for melanoma, a new review has found.
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9:56 AM | UK wants pharmacists to support better use of drugs
Lord Howe says current procedures are flawed and community pharmacy can help
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9:55 AM | Liraglutide seems effective in obesity, says FDA reviewer
Novo Nordisk drug is already successful diabetes treatment
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9:51 AM | Questions raised about affordability of asthma antibodies
Positive data on GSK and Teva anti-IL-5 candidates at ERS congress highlights cost concerns
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7:47 AM | ME/CFS: A disease at war with itself
Persuasion Smith shares some thoughts on the stigma that comes with ME/CFS … We can all agree that ME/CFS is a nasty disease, particularly in its severe form, but there are abundant nasty diseases in the world. What is unique and particularly confounding about our disease is that so much controversy surrounds it, and not only surrounds it, but invades it too.  It is not just a case of stigma. Yes, who wants to admit that they have ME/CFS? But then who wants to openly […]
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6:30 AM | Cannabis use in young people linked with lower high school completion and degree attainment
André Tomlin and Douglas Badenoch voice a note of caution about the Lancet Psychiatry meta-analysis of cannabis use in young people. The study links cannabis use in children with low educational attainment, cannabis dependence, illicit drug use and suicide attempts in later life. The post Cannabis use in young people linked with lower high school completion and degree attainment appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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4:59 AM | Temporomandibular arthoscopy may be better than arthrocentesis for temporomandibular joint disorder
The review compares the effectiveness of arthroscopy and arthrocentesis for temporomandibular joint disorders that do not respond non-surgical approaches. Analysis suggests that arthrocentesis is slightly better but only a small number of small studies are available. The post Temporomandibular arthoscopy may be better than arthrocentesis for temporomandibular joint disorder appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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4:01 AM | Drink Soda? Take 12,000 Steps
The risks of consuming fructose-rich sodas and processed foods drop substantially if you get up from your chair and move around, even if you don’t formally exercise, two important new studies find.

September 09, 2014

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11:15 PM | Icon appoints Allergan’s Ira Spector
He also has 17 years’ experience at Wyeth
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11:02 PM | Apple unveils health-tracking watch
Launch event also sees debut of iPhone 6 and Health app
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3:40 PM | Icing on the Cake: Nation's Oldest Medical School Kicks Off Its 250th Birthday Year
The Perelman School of Medicine kicked off its 250th birthday year with a cake-cutting celebration hosted by University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, PhD, and J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, Dean of the Perelman School of Medicine and Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania for the Health System, along with...
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3:30 PM | The new Scooby Doo movie really steps in it
For those of you in the same age demographic as me, you probably grew up hearing this tune on Saturday mornings: “Scooby Dooby Doo,Where are you? We got some work to do now. Scooby Dooby Doo,Where are you? We need some help from you now.” And oh boy, oh boy do we need some help. […]
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2:28 PM | Liberal countries are happier countries
Liberal policies make people happy, personal beliefs make conservatives happier […]
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2:00 PM | Time is of the essence: How to best spend 30 minutes for your health
Today’s post comes from Jonathan Kurka and Matthew Buman, discussing a recent paper that they published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.  Below is a video of Dr Buman explaining the main findings of his study, which was recorded …
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12:37 PM | Light detector to revolutionise night vision technology
Researchers have developed a light detector that could revolutionise chemical […]
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12:25 PM | Smartphone apps to spot early signs of Parkinson's
Smartphone apps to spot early signs of Parkinson's 9 September 2014 New research could allow smartphones to be used as 'pocket doctors' to spot early signs of Parkinson's. This post has been generated by Page2RSS
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11:46 AM | Professor Pertti Alasuutari from UTA to the board of the Academy of Finland
The Government of Finland has appointed a new board for the Academy of Finland. The new Board’s term of office will last until the end of 2018. The Board will...
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11:00 AM | Spinal Cord Injury and Wearable Robotics
Following a spinal cord injury (SCI), the paramount question in the minds of most patients and their loved ones is: “Will I be able to walk again?” Though there is no simple answer to this question, with advances in medical research and the advent of wearable exoskeletal robotic systems, the hope is that a SCI […]
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10:16 AM | NICE knocks back Celgene's Abraxane in pancreatic cancer
Says cancer drug's cost not justified by its limited benefit
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