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September 09, 2014

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10:14 AM | Roche wins early use RA approval for RoActemra in Europe
Adds to existing indications in arthritis and Castleman’s disease
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9:56 AM | Mixed messages for AZ's benralizumab in COPD study
Respiratory hope misses primary goal in trial data presented at ERS congress
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9:55 AM | Boehringer's Spiriva cleared for asthma in EU
Drug approved as a treatment for adults with severe asthma
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9:30 AM | Pharma and med tech companies form eye health group
The Industry Vision Group wants the NHS to make eye care a priority
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9:17 AM | Low-doses of fish oil may reduce seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy
An estimated 3 million Americans suffer from epileptic seizures. Although […]
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9:06 AM | Biologists delay the aging process by ‘remote control’
UCLA biologists have identified a gene that can slow the […]
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9:04 AM | Breast milk may be protective against devastating intestinal disorder
Premature infants are at increased risk for a potentially lethal […]
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9:03 AM | Brain damage caused by severe sleep apnea is reversible
A neuroimaging study is the first to show that white […]
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9:02 AM | Intervention in 6-month-olds with autism eliminates symptoms, developmental delay
‘Infant Start’ therapy removes disabling delay before most children are […]
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9:00 AM | Paleontologists discover new species of titanosaurian dinosaur in Tanzania
Ohio University paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian, […]
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8:57 AM | Religious Youths Are Less Likely to Experiment with Drugs and Alcohol
Young people who regularly attend religious services and describe themselves […]
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8:56 AM | In one of nature’s innovations, a single cell smashes and rebuilds its own genome
Life can be so intricate and novel that even a […]
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7:00 AM | The Reality of Ancient Wisdom: Acupuncture and TCM Weren’t So Great
A mythology has grown up around traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The ancient wisdom of the inscrutable Orient supposedly helped patients in ways that modern science-based medicine fails to understand or appreciate. A typical claim found on the Internet: “The ancient beliefs and practice of traditional Chinese medicine have been healing people for thousands of years.” […]
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6:30 AM | E-cigarettes: a review of the evidence-base for regulation
Sally Adams summarises a recent review of e-cigarettes, which looks at use, content, safety, effects on smokers and the potential for harm and benefit. The post E-cigarettes: a review of the evidence-base for regulation appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:01 AM | Dental implant failures reduced with prophylactic antibiotic suggests review
This new review covers similar ground to the 2013 Cochrane review. It includes non-randomised controlled trials, but as with the Cochrane review the findings suggest that antibiotics reduce early implant failure. The post Dental implant failures reduced with prophylactic antibiotic suggests review appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | General Mills Acquires Annie’s
The proposed transaction between General Mills and Annie's has an aggregate value of approximately $820 million.
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5:00 AM | Omega Protein Purchases Bioriginal Food & Science Corp.
The deal adds size and scale to Omega Protein's overall business, in addition to global customer reach.
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4:46 AM | Release of Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: Guide for Health Care Sector_Part 1
By Sharon E. ChinThe Institute of Medicine and National Research Council has recently released an abridged version of the 2013 “Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States” specifically developed for the health care sector. The original, a dense report at 465 pages, was first created to address sexual exploitation and trafficking of minors in the United States by increasing awareness, reviewing current strategies, and providing […]

September 08, 2014

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11:02 PM | Smartphone and social media adverse event project launched
The EU consortium's members will include UK regulator the MHRA
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10:50 PM | Study links honesty to prefrontal region of the brain
Are humans programmed to tell the truth? Not when lying […]
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10:48 PM | ‘Seismic parks’ attract upscale homeowners despite risks
It might seem like a good idea to prevent people […]
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10:40 PM | The Problem With Reclining Airplane Seat Design
The real issue may be that most airline seats are not designed to fully accommodate the human body in its various shapes and sizes.
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8:16 PM | Nearly One in Five New Nurses Leave First Job Within a Year
Turnover of registered nurses (RNs) is an important and widely […]
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7:02 PM | A Family Cycle of Diabetes
Children born to women who had gestational diabetes have a substantially higher likelihood of developing diabetes as teenagers, a new study shows.
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6:56 PM | Two Diseases Can’t Keep ACC Patient off His Bike
Abramson Cancer Center patient Marc Barag started training for the Ride to Conquer Cancer about two years ago—he just didn’t know it. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and enduring 96-hour sessions of chemotherapy, Barag decided to jump on an exercise bike he spotted on the infusion center floor one day to...
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6:31 PM | A Sleep Sweet Spot
The most reliable workers are those who get seven to eight hours of sleep each night, a new study shows.
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4:36 PM | In Praise of Neurogenesis
A little sweat pays big dividends in recovery.Scientists have long known that activities like learning, socialization and physical activity—key components of “environmental enrichment”—lead to the growth and development of nerve tissue that will become new brain cells, a process called neurogenesis. Such enrichment can include all manner of stimuli, but a group of researchers at the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) wanted to […]
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4:14 PM | Obesity Around the Nation
In 2013, adult obesity rates rose in six states – Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, New Jersey, Tennessee and Wyoming – which was a drastic shift from 2005, when the rate increased in every state.
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3:50 PM | Product Recommendations Page Launches
If you haven’t checked out the Product Recommendations page, which had a soft launch several months ago, have a look now. Today is the official launch of the page which has been created in response to numerous requests from my readers. The page gives the rationale behind my offering this service, the initial two companies … Continue reading »
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3:07 PM | Whale sex: It’s all in the hips
Both whales and dolphins have pelvic (hip) bones, evolutionary remnants […]
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