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October 23, 2014

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2:54 PM | Giving the Doctor a Second Chance
“Someone had said you were a good doctor,” my patient said derisively, “but I was not impressed.” What had I done?
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2:32 PM | What Monkeys Can Teach Us About Pitching in the World Series
Storied baseball pitchers are renowned for consistently throwing strike after […]
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2:31 PM | Fast modeling of cancer mutations
New genome-editing technique enables rapid analysis of genes mutated in […]
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2:30 PM | Microscopic ‘walkers’ find their way across cell surfaces
Nature has developed a wide variety of methods for guiding […]
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1:10 PM | Milk Choice May Affect Vitamin D Levels
Children who drink rice, almond or soy milk instead of cow’s milk may have insufficient levels of vitamin D.
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1:00 PM | Lessons from the dubious rise and inevitable fall of green coffee beans
News this week that a randomized controlled trial of green coffee bean (GCB) has been officially retracted from the medical literature signals what is hopefully the end to one of the most questionable diet products to appear on the market in years. Plucked from obscurity and then subjected to bogus research, it’s now clear that […]
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1:00 PM | Everything you ever wanted to know about breast fat but were afraid to ask
Before I begin, I should admit that the title of this post probably oversells the depth and breadth of the content that follows.  In fact, this post is going to focus exclusively on the one breast-related issue on which I … Continue reading »
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10:27 AM | GSK to sell off part of its HIV venture ViiV Healthcare
And sets out new restructure programme as US Seretide sales hit
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9:49 AM | Bayer’s Xarelto wins another NICE recommendation
Deemed cost-effective use of NHS resources to prevent blood clots following a heart attack
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9:46 AM | Roche outlines $3bn expansion for its Basel site
Decade-long programme will see the Swiss pharma company boost its presence in its home city
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6:30 AM | Do mental health websites improve help-seeking in adolescents?
Maxine Howard summarises the findings of a recent review of online mental health services for young people, which finds little evidence to suggest that websites increase help-seeking in adolescents. The post Do mental health websites improve help-seeking in adolescents? appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:01 AM | Compete dentures: no difference between simplified and traditional approaches to fabrication
Today we look at a review that compares simplified approaches with traditional methods for constructing complete dentures. 3 small trials reported in 6 papers suggest some advantages of the simplified approach over the traditional. However studies are small and of short duration. The post Compete dentures: no difference between simplified and traditional approaches to fabrication appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Resveratrol May Boost Spinal Bone Density in Men with Metabolic Syndrome
Study suggests compound found in red wine has potential as osteoporosis treatment.
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5:00 AM | Private Label Foods & Beverages Making Healthy Eating Affordable
Retail dollar sales of private label food and beverages will grow by a CAGR of 4% to reach $122 billion in 2018.
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5:00 AM | Conscious Consumers Impacted by Health, Safety and Sustainability
Americans are willing to spend 31% extra per week on safe and sustainably produced grocery food.

October 22, 2014

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11:27 PM | Suboxone Side Effects Pt. 2
Originally posted 1/2/2013 We can now leave naloxone out of the discussion, and focus on the side effects of Suboxone that are caused by buprenorphine. Side effects are symptoms caused by a given medication that are not part of the therapeutic benefit of that medication.  Whether a symptom is a side effect depends on the reason […]
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11:15 PM | Emma Eatwell returns to Hanover
Will lead its Brussels healthcare business
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11:10 PM | Are you getting what you’re worth?
PMLiVE salary survey opens to gauge the state of play with industry pay
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11:05 PM | The future of pharmacy in the UK
Community pharmacy dispensing is being challenged on three fronts
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9:30 PM | Missing Link Between Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in […]
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9:29 PM | If you’re over 60, drink up: alcohol associated with better memory
Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, […]
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6:41 PM | US supported Japan’s Secret Nuclear Weapons Programs
I recently found a  post by Joseph Trento about the collaboration between the highest levels of government of Japan and the United States to allow Japan to develop nuclear weapons through the dual program of Atoms for Peace.  The post says: The United States deliberately allowed Japan access to the United States’ most secret nuclear weapons facilities […]
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5:45 PM | Brain Surgery or Suboxone?
Originally posted 12/31/2012 Today I read about the stereotactic brain surgery used to treat opioid dependence in China over the past ten years.   The procedure is relatively straightforward; the patient’s skull is clamped in place while small holes are drilled, guided by computerized, 3-dimensional maps of the brain.  Probes are inserted deeply through brain tissue to the […]
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5:36 PM | One Size Doesn’t Fit All When it Comes to Calling Codes
Resuscitation techniques have come a long way. Just a few years ago, there were only a handful of hospitals using therapeutic temperature management (TTM), also known as therapeutic hypothermia, to treat cardiac arrest patients. Now, it’s becoming a standard tool of resuscitation, but studies show ‘cooled’ patients with good outcomes...
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4:50 PM | Share Your Best Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes and Stories
This year’s “Vegetarian Thanksgiving” will be a selection of reader's recipes and the personal stories behind them.
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4:41 PM | Nuclear heartburn: even IEA says solar could become world’s dominant energy source
Originally posted on GreenWorld:IEA projections for solar PV by region. Sending chills down the spine of nuclear and coal utility executives across the world, the International Energy Agency (IEA) yesterday released two reports that assert solar power could become the dominant source of global electricity production by mid-century. This is the same IEA that…
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4:31 PM | France and nuclear power: the end of the affair is coming?
Originally posted on nuclear-news:Is France’s Love Affair with Nuclear Over? Oil Price, By Chris Dalby | Sun, 19 October 2014  French President Francois Hollande has promised to limit the growth of the country’s nuclear power, many older reactors have been targeted for decommissioning, and Greenpeace and other environmental groups have been relentless in their anti-nuclear campaigning. But…
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4:27 PM | Aging reactors: a failure to plan that will haunt nuclear utilities
Originally posted on GreenWorld:Exelon’s aging GE Mark I reactors at Peach Bottom. Photo by cryptome.org One reason that giant nuclear utilities like Exelon, Entergy, Duke and others are so aggressively taking extraordinary steps to force ratepayers to keep their obsolete, aging reactors operating at any cost is that these utilities have failed to adequately…
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4:21 PM | Vermont Yankees Says Shutdown to Cost $1.24 Billion
By Michelle Mei 19 October 2014 by Pat Bradley at WAMC Northeast Public Radio Listen to the broadcast here: http://wamc.org/post/vermont-yankee-says-shutdown-cost-124-billion The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has released a new estimate of what it will cost to decommission the reactor, manage high-level radioactive waste and restore the plant site. The estimate of about $1. http://afscwm.org/2014/10/21/vermont-yankees-says-shutdown-cost-1-24-billion/ This […]
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4:00 PM | Stressed? This Dog May Help
A cortisol detection dog helps students in New Jersey by sensing their anxiety.
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