Posts

December 11, 2014

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10:28 PM | Coffee Science: Stimulating Knowledge!
ByThe Toombst Let’s skip research about cancer and brain diseases and handle a more stimulating subject. coffee science! What makes the black hot beverage have its effect and how does it affect your health and your brain. Coffee the most widely used central nervous system stimulant worldwide. People drink it to stave off sleep and keep focus even though they might have built up a resistance to those positive effects already. Caffeine is found naturally in plants, one being the coffee […]
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7:32 PM | Waterboarding the Brain – The Neural Effects of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques
The Question of Morality vs. The Question of Efficacy The recent Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing the CIA’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs) like waterboarding has reinvigorated debate over the appropriateness of such methods for counterterrorism efforts. Many protest the use of EITs on moral or legal grounds, citing the inhumanity of the physical […]
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4:35 PM | Cancer Drugs Fund is not NICE replacement
Malcolm Qualie, pharmacy lead for specialised services within NHS England, speaks to PMLiVE
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4:05 PM | Estimating Herd Immunity Gains from Mandatory Vaccination Policies
Creating a model to describe the mechanism for mandatory vaccination policies helps in determining the magnitude of their benefit.
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4:05 PM | Estimating Herd Immunity Gains from Mandatory Vaccination Policies — 1
Creating a model to describe the mechanism for mandatory vaccination policies helps in determining the magnitude of their benefit.
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3:58 PM | The Punishing Cost of Cancer Care
As the price of chemotherapy now routinely reaches $100,000 for a full treatment course, my patients are forced more and more into making the equivalent of Sophie’s Choice when it comes to treating their cancer.
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3:57 PM | Energy efficient homes linked to asthma
The drive for energy efficient homes could increase asthma risks, according to new research. Led by a team at the University of Exeter Medical School, the research has found that […]
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3:55 PM | Connection between gut microbiota and Parkinson’s disease
Parkinson’s disease sufferers have a different microbiota in their intestines than their healthy counterparts, according to a study conducted at the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University Central Hospital […]
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3:54 PM | New info on relationship between personality and health
Researchers have found new evidence that explains how some aspects of our personality may affect our health and wellbeing, supporting long-observed associations between aspects of human character, physical health and […]
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3:53 PM | Researchers detect possible signal from dark matter
EPFL scientists have picked up an atypical photon emission in X-rays coming from space, and say it could be evidence for the existence of a particle of dark matter. Could […]
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3:51 PM | How fast you age depends on your parents
In the hunt for better knowledge on the aging process, researchers from Lund University have now enlisted the help of small birds. A new study investigates various factors which affect […]
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3:26 PM | How Long Can Ebola Survive Outside the Body?
The Ebola virus travels from person to person through direct contact with infected body fluids. But how long can the virus survive on glass surfaces or countertops? How long can […]
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2:53 PM | Breast Cancer Drug Tamoxifen Reduces Cancer Rates
ByThe Toombst New evidence finds that the breast cancer drug tamoxifen reduces breast cancer rates by nearly 30% over at least 20 years. Tamoxifen is a common breast cancer drug. Used to treat breast cancer by blocking the estrogen receptor on cancer cells. This action prevents hormone dependent breast cancer from growing and spreading throughout the body. Attacking the cancer this way is very efficient, the threat against it comes from mutations that makes it possible for the cancer to grow […]
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2:53 PM | Breast Cancer Drug Tamoxifen Reduces Cancer Rates
ByThe Toombst New evidence finds that the breast cancer drug tamoxifen reduces breast cancer rates by nearly 30% over at least 20 years. Tamoxifen is a common breast cancer drug. Used to treat breast cancer by blocking the estrogen receptor on cancer cells. This action prevents hormone dependent breast cancer from growing and spreading throughout the body. Attacking the cancer this way is very efficient, the threat against it comes from mutations that makes it possible for the cancer to grow […]
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2:52 PM | Yeast Are First Cells Known to Cure Themselves of Prions
Yeast cells can sometimes reverse the protein misfolding and clumping associated with diseases such as Alzheimer’s, according to new research from the University of Arizona. The new finding contradicts the […]
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2:49 PM | Male infertility can be warning of hypertension
A study of men who were evaluated for the cause of their infertility finds previously unknown relationships between deficiencies in their semen and other, seemingly unrelated health problems. A study […]
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2:47 PM | Engineering with a side of origami
Origami is capable of turning a simple sheet of paper into a pretty paper crane, but the principles behind the paper-folding art can also be applied to making a microfluidic […]
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2:37 PM | Vet researchers take step toward reversing blindness
For the millions of people around the world with inherited forms of blindness, the path toward a gradually dimming world may seem inexorable. But a new therapy that melds chemical […]
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2:29 PM | Podcast Episode #04: Big Data Comes to Fruition
Big Data Comes to Fruition Data-Driven Approaches to Streamlining Study Planning Processes Perspectives of big data have done a complete 180 in the last 10 years. Sponsors and CRO’s are seeking to lessen cycle times while simultaneously managing more complex protocols, and they’re seeking new answers. As data-driven approaches have evolved into refined and sophisticated operations, all of the long-standing promises of data are finally coming to fruition and driving objective […]
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11:18 AM | Opdivo to be tested as 'double immunotherapy' for tumours
BMS and Ono to test anti-PD-1 in combination with Kyowa Hakko's mogamulizumab
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11:13 AM | Merck to start major trial of Keytruda in breast cancer
PD-1 immunotherapy is already available as treatment for melanoma
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10:51 AM | Antibiotic resistance to lead to millions of deaths
UK publishes first progress report for antimicrobial resistance strategy
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7:53 AM | Professor Tuula Tamminen appointed to EC health panel
Child psychiatry professor Tuula Tamminen from the University of Tampere has been appointed to the Scientific Panel for Health of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research innovation programme. She is...
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7:30 AM | Internet-based CBT for chronic somatic conditions: problematic meta-analysis offers an overly enthusiastic appraisal
Ioana Cristea critically reviews a recent meta-analysis of Internet-based CBT for patients with chronic somatic conditions. She concludes that the review authors are offering an overly positive interpretation of their results, and that we need more high quality studies before we can recommend online cognitive behaviour therapy for this population. The post Internet-based CBT for chronic somatic conditions: problematic meta-analysis offers an overly enthusiastic appraisal appeared first on The […]
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6:00 AM | SFSBM Report upsets naturopaths. We’re fine with that.
The Maryland Naturopathic Doctors Association is not pleased with the Society for Science-Based Medicine. Not at all. That is a good thing, for several reasons. It demonstrates the importance of stopping naturopathic licensing (and practice expansion) legislation in the state legislatures. It shows how they handle legitimate criticism of their practices. And it is a […]
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5:59 AM | Shortened dental arch: trial suggests it improves quality of life more than conventional treatment using removable partial dentures
This study suggests that treatment based on SDA concept led to better quality of life compared with treatment based on RPDs up to 12 months after treatment. The post Shortened dental arch: trial suggests it improves quality of life more than conventional treatment using removable partial dentures appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Vitamin C May Help Respiratory Symptoms After Exercise
Analysis found positive findings in nine randomized trials on vitamin C against exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.
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5:00 AM | Experts Invited to Submit Poster Presentations for Vitafoods Europe 2015
Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 30.
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5:00 AM | House Hearing Tackles GMO Safety and Legislation
Lawmakers discussed the safety, labeling and regulation of GMOs in the food chain.
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5:00 AM | CRN Suggests Supplements for ‘Winter Blues’
CRN suggests that dietary supplements can help enhance mood and increase energy.
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