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April 16, 2015

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9:07 PM | Genetics Provides New Clues about Lionfish Invasion
New genetic data suggest the red lionfish invasion in the Caribbean Basin and Western Atlantic started in multiple locations, not just one as previously believed, according to a new study […]
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8:59 PM | Today is [Insert Health Issue Here] Awareness Day — is that making us healthier?
“We contend that the health awareness day has not been held to an appropriate level of scrutiny given the scale at which it has been embraced,” write Jonathan Purtle, DrPH […]
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8:27 PM | Scientists use brain stimulation to boost creativity, set stage to treat depression
A UNC School of Medicine study has provided the first direct evidence that a low dose of electric current can enhance a specific brain pattern to boost creativity by an […]
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8:26 PM | Adverse childhood events appear to increase the risk of being a hypertensive adult
Children who experience multiple traumatic events, from emotional and sexual abuse to neglect, have higher blood pressures as young adults than their peers, researchers report. The difference of 10 points […]
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8:25 PM | Rare monkey photographed in Congo’s Ntokou-Pikounda
Two primatologists working in the forests of the Republic of Congo have returned from the field with a noteworthy prize: the first-ever photograph of the Bouvier’s red colobus monkey, a […]
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8:25 PM | Housework keeps older adults more physically and emotionally fit
Older adults who keep a clean and orderly home–because of the exercise it takes to get the job done–tend to feel emotionally and physically better after tackling house chores, according […]
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8:24 PM | Could maple syrup help cut use of antibiotics?
A concentrated extract of maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, according to laboratory experiments by researchers at McGill University. The findings, which will be published in the […]
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8:22 PM | Study finds major vascular anomalies in the brai
-An international study led by researchers from Université Laval and CHU de Québec-Université Laval has identified significant vascular changes in the brains of people with Huntington’s disease. This breakthrough, the […]
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7:07 PM | The Look of Love Is in the Dog’s Eyes
Dogs who trained a long gaze on their owners had elevated levels of oxytocin, a hormone produced in the brain that is associated with nurturing and attachment. After receiving those long gazes, the owners’ levels of oxytocin increased, too.
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6:49 PM | GDNF drug trial reaches recruitment target
GDNF drug trial reaches recruitment target 16 April 2015 We're delighted to announce that we have successfully recruited the 36 people with Parkinson's needed to take part in our groundbreaking GDNF trial. This post has been generated by Page2RSS
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5:15 PM | Homeopaths tour festivals for punters
As Homeopathy Awareness Week comes to a close today, I am pleased to see that many people have taken the opportunity to raise awareness by sharing accurate information about homeopathy. And the main headlines are that robust and widely publicised evidence shows that homeopathy is not effective for treating any condition and potentially runs a […]
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5:01 PM | Living With Cancer: In and Out of the Closet
While coping with cancer, I often feel like an impersonator of my former self.
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2:29 PM | A Swim Team for Teens With Autism
A new documentary called "Swim Team" chronicles the Jersey Hammerheads, a swim team for children with autism.
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12:47 PM | Using Twitter to Tackle Cardiovascular Disease
When you think of Twitter, a zillion things probably come to mind — breaking news, personal rants, life observations — but health research probably isn’t one of them. However, the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab is changing that, one tweet at a time… or rather, millions of tweets...
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12:16 PM | Opening the Classroom Door for Children with Autism
We can all probably remember how we were taught to swim. Some of us had parents who took us to swimming lessons in a safely constructed pool at the local YMCA, with numerous, trained adults right next to us in the pool and floaties on our arms, while we paddled on a kickboard for as […]
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10:38 AM | The CementBloc adds new creative leadership team
Robin Tzannes, Sharon Howard-Butler and Marc Law join the US comms agency
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9:42 AM | AstraZeneca gains FDA orphan status for new cancer drug
Gains a longer patent life for the investigational lung disease drug
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9:38 AM | AZ and Takeda drugs should carry heart failure warning
FDA panel claim diabetes drugs Onglyza and Nesina need label updates
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9:35 AM | Divorce May Be Bad for the Heart, Especially for Women
Divorce was linked to a higher risk for heart attack, especially in women, even those who remarry.
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9:21 AM | Health apps won't change behaviour, says professor
New op-ed argues that many applications have not been tested or approved by a regulator
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9:07 AM | Hearing loss prevention drugs expected by 2020
Report by Action on Hearing Loss launched today
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8:57 AM | FDA clears Amgen's Corlaner for heart failure
It is the firm’s first cardiovascular product to gain approval
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6:30 AM | Screening for bipolar spectrum disorders (MDQ, BSDS and HCL-32)
Elena Marcus appraises a recent meta-analysis of screening for bipolar spectrum disorders, which concludes that the MDQ and HCL-32 tools are supported by more evidence than the BSDS tool. The post Screening for bipolar spectrum disorders (MDQ, BSDS and HCL-32) appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:01 AM | Caries: little evidence to support use of chlorhexidine varnishes or gels for prevention
This new Cochrane review included 8 trials, involving a total of 2,876 children finding little evidence to support or refute the use of chlorhexidine varnish or gel in reducing caries or mutans streptoccoci levels. The post Caries: little evidence to support use of chlorhexidine varnishes or gels for prevention appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Anesthesia-Assisted Rapid Opioid Detox
  Opioids are widely available as prescription drugs for pain: hydrocodone (e.g., Vicodin), oxycodone (e.g., OxyContin, Percocet), morphine (e.g., Kadian, Avinza), and codeine. Heroin, which has no medically approved use, is also an opioid. Unfortunately, opioids are also widely abused. How enticing it is to imagine a magic bullet for opioid drug addiction. Addiction causes […]
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5:00 AM | Regulatory Concerns Shifting Focus in Digestive Health NPD
Companies focusing on ingredients consumers associate with digestion, like whole grains and fiber.
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5:00 AM | Sanofi Introduces Anlit Probiotic Supplement for Kids
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5:00 AM | Sabinsa Earns Four New U.S. Patents
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5:00 AM | Organic Product Sales Jump 11% to $39 billion
Organic sales close in on 5% share of the total food market, according to OTA.
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5:00 AM | Tarté Introduces Asian Yogurt
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