Posts

March 19, 2015

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8:32 PM | The Importance of Sitting With Patients
The most draining aspect of medical training, it turns out, is not long hours, brash colleagues or steep learning curves — it’s the feeling that you’re often unable to be there for your patients in the way you want.
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7:25 PM | The Weekly Health Quiz: Marriage, Memory and Sex
Marriage and exercise, sexual desire and mosquito-borne illnesses: see how well you know this week's health news.
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7:22 PM | Spot treatment: Using gold nanotechnology to fight acne
Acne, a scourge of adolescence, may be about to meet its ultra high-tech match. By using a combination of ultrasound, gold-covered particles and lasers, researchers from UC Santa Barbara and […]
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7:18 PM | Nanoscale explosives show potential in fight against cancer
In 1996, a trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their discovery of Buckminsterfullerene — soccer-ball-shaped spheres of 60 joined carbon atoms that exhibit special physical properties. Now […]
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7:17 PM | Smarter by the minute, sort of
New research is changing long-held ideas of how our minds age, painting a richer picture of different cognitive skills peaking across a lifetime, with at least one — vocabulary — […]
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4:51 PM | The Timeless Power of Oxygen Therapy
It may look like something that belongs in a museum, but the hyperbaric chamber at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has a rich history and continues to provide important treatments for a variety of patients — including those with bone infections, wounds that won’t heal and carbon monoxide...
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3:38 PM | Well Book Club: ‘Better Than Before’
The author Gretchen Rubin explains that our habits — good and bad — provide the architecture to our lives.
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3:00 PM | ‘MIND’ diet may protect against Alzheimer’s
A new diet, appropriately known by the acronym MIND, could significantly lower a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, even if the diet is not meticulously followed, according to a […]
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2:52 PM | R&D productivity takes off
Approvals of NMEs reach heights last seen in the mid-1990s
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2:04 PM | Potential probiotic benefits of a pear-enriched diet
A new in vitro (test tube) study, “Dietary functional benefits of Bartlett and Starkrimson pears for potential management of hyperglycemia, hypertension and ulcer bacteria Helicobacter pylori while supporting beneficial probiotic […]
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2:02 PM | Scientists ID spinal cord neurons that control pain and itch
Sensing pain is extremely unpleasant and sometimes hard to bear – and pain can even become chronic. The perception of pain varies a lot depending on the context in which […]
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2:00 PM | ‘Mini-lungs’ aid the study of cystic fibrosis
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have successfully created ‘mini-lungs’ using stem cells derived from skin cells of patients with cystic fibrosis, and have shown that these can be used […]
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12:40 PM | Social history research on ancient papyri uncovers some pushy parenting
Research uncovers children’s every-day life in Roman Egypt. “The most striking story we uncovered in an ancient papyrus was a fixed match between two high-ranking 13 year-old boys in the...
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12:32 PM | GSK: We had a social responsibility to work on Ebola
And company says it delayed more commercial projects to do so
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12:17 PM | 23andMe expands into the drug discovery business
Firm will use its genetic data for its new research arm
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11:58 AM | UK Budget welcomed by life science industry
New measures include a £20m health funding boost for the north of England
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11:36 AM | Nektar hit by breast cancer trial setback
NKTR-102 failed to meet phase III targets
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11:35 AM | US pharma market to reach $550bn by 2020
Health reforms and the new FDA initiatives among the factors that will help it grow
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11:00 AM | The Physiology and Psychology of Pain
Pick up any newspaper and pore over it. Not only are nations at war but communities in the same country are fighting amongst themselves. People are killing each other for a piece of land, money, or just because they hate a person who looks different from them or worships another God. In the midst of […]
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10:52 AM | Sanofi on track to refile Lyxumia in US
Study showed drug was equivalent to placebo in cardiovascular safety
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7:30 AM | Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults: new quality standard from NICE
Consultant Psychiatrist Samei Huda provides a personal critique of the new NICE quality standard on psychosis and schizophrenia in adults. Read his thoughts and join the discussion! The post Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults: new quality standard from NICE appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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6:00 AM | Oral health improvement in care homes
This cluster randomised controlled trial looked at changes in knowledge and attitudes in care homes following the introduction of an oral health care protocol. Significant improvements in knowledge were seen but no changes in attitudes. The post Oral health improvement in care homes appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | The DC as PCP? Drug Wars Resume
Chiropractors are once again engaged in intra-fraternal warfare over chiropractic scope of practice, a saga we’ve chronicled on SBM. (See references at end of this post.) Every time it looks like the warring factions have buried their differences, they come rising to the surface like zombies. The International Chiropractors Association (ICA), representing the “straight” faction, […]
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5:00 AM | Stevia Still at the Starting Gate in Sugar-Free Confectionery
Concerns about sugar’s health effects and safety of artificial sweeteners may boost use of plant-based, natural sweeteners.
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5:00 AM | Survey Shows Americans Fear Mental Deterioration Over Physical Decline
Spotlighing Brain Health Awareness Week, Cognizin Citicoline releases consumer survey results.
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5:00 AM | Maine Introduces Bill to Remove Trigger Clause from GMO Labeling Law
Grassroots coalition offers bi-partisan bill to mandate labeling of products with GMOs.
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5:00 AM | Lonza Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Carnipure L-Carnitine
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1:30 AM | Research on Indigenous Australia
        Wiley, along with many of its publishing partners, is proud to present this collection of recent papers on the theme of ‘Research on Indigenous Australia’. As a leading publisher of Australian academic and scientific journals, including a large number of journals owned by Australian research and practitioner organisations, Wiley is in an […] The post Research on Indigenous Australia appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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12:30 AM | Is exercise effective for osteoarthritis of the hip for pain and function?
In this blog, Tracey Howe considers a recent Cochrane systematic review examining whether land-based therapeutic exercise is beneficial for people with hip osteoarthritis in terms of reduced joint pain and improved physical function and quality of life. The post Is exercise effective for osteoarthritis of the hip for pain and function? appeared first on The Musculoskeletal Elf.
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12:16 AM | Actavis completes $70.5bn Allergan acquisition
Finalisation comes after bidding war with deal-hungry Valeant
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