August 25, 2014

3:24 AM | Public Health in the News – August 24, 2014
Global As though West Africa didn’t have it hard enough, Ghana is now reporting nearly 70 deaths from a cholera outbreak that began in June. In Liberia, unrest continues as citizens resist the quarantine in the Monrovia neighborhood of West Point, as well as a nationwide curfew – an effort to control the spread of Ebola.  A […]
2:33 AM | Is It Fair to Regulate E-Cigarettes?
Just by reading the title, it may seem to you that this article is biased -- and written to encourage the use of e-cigarettes. Well, it is not! I've written this article to discuss why this smokeless... [[To read the full story, visit my website.]]

Schober, W., Szendrei, K., Matzen, W., Osiander-Fuchs, H., Heitmann, D., Schettgen, T., Jörres, R. & Fromme, H. (2014). Use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) impairs indoor air quality and increases FeNO levels of e-cigarette consumers, International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 217 (6) 628-637. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2013.11.003


August 24, 2014

4:20 PM | Let it go: Rumination makes what’s bad a whole lot worse
What causes some employees to focus on the future while […]
3:12 PM | Want a happy worker? Let robots take control
Study finds that human subjects prefer when robots give the […]

August 23, 2014

1:52 PM | Fungus Deadly to AIDS Patients Found to Literally Grow on Trees
Researchers have pinpointed the environmental source of fungal infections that […]
1:44 PM | Use a rule of thumb to control how much you drink
Sticking to a general rule of pouring just a half […]
1:43 PM | Tissue regeneration using anti-inflammatory nanomolecules
Team develops system that may protect against inflammatory reactions Anyone […]
11:00 AM | Diabetics in Distress
Diabetes affects millions of people in the United States and remains one of the leading causes of death. The disease is associated with a myriad of complications and comorbid conditions, but mental health issues are often overlooked. “Diabetes distress” is a relatively new term that describes the psychological manifestations of diabetes management. A recent report […]
2:02 AM | Nuclear reactor reliability: Fast test proves viable
A speedy way to mimic the aging of materials inside […]

August 22, 2014

6:24 PM | Ebola Prompts Extraordinary Precautions in Hospitals
We’ve all seen the vivid footage on the news these past few weeks: Two hospital workers donned in full body hazmat suits and respirators helping the Americans who fell victim to the Ebola virus out of an ambulance and into air-tight rooms. To many, it seems like the best way...
6:22 PM | Smokers consume same amount of cigarettes regardless of nicotine levels
Cigarettes with very low levels of nicotine may reduce addiction […]
4:21 PM | Bats bolster brain hypothesis, maybe technology, too
Decades of research on how bats use echolocation to keep […]
4:05 PM | Are failing bees our warning sign?
It’s become something of a rite of spring. Every March, […]
3:52 PM | Vegetarian Taco Night
Summer produce and corn tortillas combine for a bounty of meatless tacos.
3:47 PM | Progress in Reducing Urban Air Toxics Across the United States
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Second […]
3:46 PM | Growth Hormone for Children May Increase Stroke Risk
Childhood treatment with human growth hormone is strongly associated with an increased risk for stroke in early adulthood, a new study has found.
3:46 PM | Monthly blood transfusions reduce sickle cell anemia-related brain injury in children
Regular blood transfusions prevent recurrent blockage of brain blood vessels, […]
3:44 PM | U.S. FDA 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Fact Sheet
Fast Facts Ebola is the cause of a viral hemorrhagic […]
3:30 PM | Confirmed: 800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems
In a finding that has implications for life in other […]
2:58 PM | Japan thyroid cancer children – crimes against humanity -
Originally posted on nuclear-news:Tokyo Press Conference: Gov’t is committing crimes against humanity; Fukushima children living in war zone and can’t leave — Childhood cancer developing much faster than Chernobyl; Rate now 14 times higher — Parent: “I’m revealing the reality of what’s going on… it’s only way to get rid of the criminals” (VIDEO)…
The life expectancy and mortality when living at higher altitude above 1500 meters were discussed in a new review, published in the last edition of Aging Dis. Aug 2014; 5(4): 274–280, by Austrian scientists. The researchers found that the altitude … Continue reading →
10:10 AM | Lilly's psoriasis candidate tops Enbrel in phase III trials
Ixekizumab on course for regulatory filing in first half of 2015
10:07 AM | Baxter 'will file long-acting haemophilia drug by year-end'
New version of Advate clears late-stage trial
9:51 AM | FDA approves BMS/Pfizer’s Eliquis in DVT and PE
New blood clot indication puts drug on a level with rival oral anticoagulants
7:03 AM | That’s so Chiropractic
Old Bad Studies: Fantastical Autopsy Results I found the following quote at Chiropractic care can treat more than just bad backs (FYI. Chiropractic can’t): Luse references a study published in The Medical Times authored by Dr. Henry Windsor (sic), M.D. that showcases the correlation of spinal health to overall wellness. Windsor dissected 75 human cadavers […]
6:30 AM | Guidance to improve service user experience: how NICE is that?
Lucy Simons and Paul Radin summarise the latest Evidence Update from NICE relating to their 2011 guidance to improve service user experience The post Guidance to improve service user experience: how NICE is that? appeared first on The Mental Elf.
5:14 AM | Elf Break
The Dental Elf is taking a short break and will be back on the 1st September. The post Elf Break appeared first on The Dental Elf.
4:01 AM | Ask Well: Are Spray-On Sunscreens Safe?
A reader asks: Spray-on sunscreen has airborne particles that can spread or be inhaled, or can get into one’s eyes. Is this safe?

August 21, 2014

11:16 PM | Ex GSK exec to lead Sanford-Burnham
Perry Nisen appointed CEO at research institute
11:16 PM | Omega buys pharmacy to understand customers
Will turn Warman-Freed in North London into ‘learning pharmacy’
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