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August 14, 2014

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9:09 AM | Amgen hit as Kyprolis fails myeloma study
Inability to improve overall survival could dent expanded use prospects
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7:50 AM | Australian Researchers Unravel the Mystery of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Generation
Professor Peter CurrieCreditA cure for a range of blood disorders and immune diseases is in sight, according to a team of scientists who have unravelled the mystery of hematopoietic stem cell generation. The new study, led by researchers at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, appeared yesterday in Nature. It identifies for the first time mechanisms in the body that trigger hematopoietic stem cell […]

Nguyen P.D., Carmen Sonntag, Lee Barry Miles, Thomas Edward Hall, Silke Berger, Kristine Joy Fernandez, David Baruch Gurevich, Nicholas James Cole, Sara Alaei & Mirana Ramialison & (2014). Haematopoietic stem cell induction by somite-derived endothelial cells controlled by meox1, Nature, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13678

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6:30 AM | Exercise for severe mental illness: new review finds few benefits
This new systematic review concludes that exercise programmes can lead to an improvement in exercise activity, but have no significant effect on mental health symptoms or body weight in people with severe mental illness. The post Exercise for severe mental illness: new review finds few benefits appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Pulp treatments for primary molars
This new Cochrane review update finds no evidence to clearly identify one superior pulpotomy medicament and technique for primary molars. The post Pulp treatments for primary molars appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Oxidative Stress is Significant Predictor for Hip Fracture
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5:00 AM | Neptune\'s Ramp-up Starts Strong
The company's production levels are on track as it focuses on regaining full operating capacity.
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4:01 AM | Practicing on Patients
Every doctor’s expertise is earned on patients, but unfortunately, there is a learning curve.
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1:02 AM | Tepco to abandon AREVA system amid contaminated water crisis — Enformable Nuclear News
Originally posted on Japan Safety : Nuclear Energy Updates:” Tokyo Electric has determined that it will cease use of AREVA’s decontamination system, which uses chemicals to remove radioactive materials from water, as it has not lived up to expectations since it was installed. The utility will file an application with the Nuclear Regulation Authority in…

August 13, 2014

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11:17 PM | Pharma Perspectives with the HCC: Malik Akhtar on the pitching process
Bayer's category lead for agency services gives a pharma view
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11:17 PM | Pharma Perspectives with the HCC: Ben Davies on the pitching process
Havas Health's European CEO gives an agency view
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11:16 PM | Sanofi’s US pharma head joins Synta as CEO
Anne Whitaker also has experience at GSK
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11:16 PM | Huntsworth CEO to step down
Lord Chadlington to leave PR group
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11:16 PM | Arvato turns to Google for head of digital marketing
Jens Monsees was most recently at search engine giant
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4:27 PM | Caffeine May Reduce Tinnitus Risk
A new study reports that caffeine intake is associated with a reduced risk for tinnitus — ringing or buzzing in the ears.
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12:10 PM | A Statement on Cervical Manipulation and Dissections
The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association recently published in the journal Stroke a thorough analysis of the evidence for an association between cervical manipulative therapy (CMT) and both vertebral artery dissection (VAD) and internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD). The full article is online: “Cervical Arterial Dissections and Association With Cervical Manipulative Therapy: […]
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10:30 AM | Phase III data back AZ's gout drug
Lesinurad on course to be filed this year
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10:14 AM | WHO backs use of untested drugs in Ebola
Public health risk means it is ethical to offer treatments with unknown adverse effects
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6:30 AM | Do parent training programmes improve the health of parents?
The findings of this recent Cochrane review support the use of parenting programmes to improve the short-term psychosocial wellbeing of parents. The post Do parent training programmes improve the health of parents? appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis
This recent systematic reviews asks: Does periodontal treatment influence clinical and biochemical measures for rheumatoid arthritis? The answer is that there's insufficient evidence to know. The post Periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Report Spotlights U.S. Hospital-Based Malnutrition
The Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition targets malnutrition among hospital patients in its new report.
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4:01 AM | How Exercise Helps Us Tolerate Pain
The results of a new study remind us that the longer we stick with an exercise program, the less physically discomfiting it will feel.
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12:19 AM | Synthetic Cannabis Can Cause Cyclic Vomiting
Another reason to skip "Spice."Cannabinoid hyperemesis,  as it is known, was not documented in the medical literature until 2004. Case studies of more than 100 patients have been reported since then. The biomedical researcher who blogs as Drugmonkey has documented cases of hyperemesis that had been reported in Australia and New Zealand, as well as Omaha and Boston in the U.S.As Drugmonkey reported, patients who are heavy marijuana smokers, and who experience cyclic nausea and vomiting, […]

Bick B.L. & Thomas F. Mangan (2014). Synthetic Cannabinoid Leading to Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 89 (8) 1168-1169. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2014.06.013

Bick B.L. & Thomas F. Mangan (2014). Synthetic Cannabinoid Leading to Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 89 (8) 1168-1169. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2014.06.013

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12:19 AM | Synthetic Cannabis Can Cause Cyclic Vomiting
Another reason to skip "Spice."Cannabinoid hyperemesis,  as it is known, was not documented in the medical literature until 2004. Case studies of more than 100 patients have been reported since then. The biomedical researcher who blogs as Drugmonkey has documented cases of hyperemesis that had been reported in Australia and New Zealand, as well as Omaha and Boston in the U.S.As Drugmonkey reported, patients who are heavy marijuana smokers, and who experience cyclic nausea and vomiting, […]

Bick B.L. & Thomas F. Mangan (2014). Synthetic Cannabinoid Leading to Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 89 (8) 1168-1169. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2014.06.013

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August 12, 2014

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11:46 PM | Native Americans, Environmentalists presssure Congress to clean up uranium mines
Originally posted on nuclear-news:Enviros push Congress on abandoned uranium mine cleanup, Tucson Sentinel Aug 11, 2014,  Matthew Seeman Cronkite News Service The people behind Clean Up the Mines understand that others have been trying for years to clean up abandoned uranium mines and have mostly met with limited success. But they say that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t…
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11:45 PM | AUDIO A History Of Nuclear False Alarms And Near Catastrophes,
Originally posted on nuclear-news:AUDIO: Nuclear ‘Command And Control': A History Of False Alarms And Near Catastrophes, NPR   August 11, 2014 Globally, there are thousands of nuclear weapons hidden away and ready to go, just awaiting the right electrical signal. They are, writes investigative reporter Eric Schlosser, a collective death wish — barely suppressed. Every one…
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11:35 PM | Fukushima’s nuclear fuel found 15 miles from Tokyo suburbs
Originally posted on nuclear-news:Nuclear fuel found 15 miles from Tokyo suburbs — Fukushima uranium in ‘glassy’ spheres transported over 170 km — Structural materials from the nuclear reactors also present (PHOTOS) http://enenews.com/nuclear-fuel-found-15-miles-tokyo-suburbs-fukushima-uranium-glassy-spheres-transported-170-km-structural-materials-nuclear-reactors-present-photos Fukushima Diary, Aug 9, 2014: NHK admitted pieces of fuel rods and reactor vessels […]
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11:24 PM | Running backwards on health support after the nuclear accident: Ministry of environment expert meeting — Tokyo Shimbun
Originally posted on Japan Safety : Nuclear Energy Updates:Here is a Tokyo Shimbun article from July 22, 2014, translated by Yuri Hiranuma on the “Fukushima Voice version 2e” blog, where the original Japanese version is posted. ” The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) Expert Meeting Discussing Health Support After the Fukushima Nuclear Accident is taking…
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8:24 PM | Epigenetics Has Large Say in the Fate of Blood Stem Cells
Epigenetics: Environmental effects influence how genes are turned on or off.Credit: Image courtesy of Weizmann Institute of ScienceEvery day trillions of blood cells are being formed in our body: from the oxygen-carrying red blood cells to the many types of white blood cells that fight pathogens and infection. All of these highly specialized cells originate from hematopoietic (blood) stem cells -- unique cells that have the potential to mature into all blood types. How exactly is the fate […]

Lara-Astiaso D, Weiner A, Lorenzo-Vivas E, Zaretsky I, Jaitin DA, David E, Keren-Shaul H, Mildner A, Winter D, Jung S & Friedman N (2014). Chromatin state dynamics during blood formation., Science (New York, N.Y.), PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25103404

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8:09 PM | How Breast Cancer Uses the Power of Mammary Stem Cells
Dr. David ChereshDuring pregnancy, certain hormones trigger specialized mammary stem cells to create milk-producing cells essential to lactation. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have found that mammary stem cells associated with the pregnant mammary gland are related to stem cells found in breast cancer.Writing in the August 11, 2014 issue of Developmental Cell, David A. Cheresh, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Pathology and […]
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8:00 PM | A New Surgery Risk
A large new study suggests that doctors should take abnormal heart rhythms known as atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, that arise after surgery more seriously.
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