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February 19, 2015

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3:26 PM | Alzheimer’s drug may reduce urge to eat compulsively
Binge-eating disorder affects nearly 10 million American adults, by some estimates. It’s a vicious condition in which people repeatedly eat huge amounts of food—often high-calorie sweets and/or fatty snacks—in a […]
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3:24 PM | Manufacturing growth can benefit Bangladeshi women workers
The life of a Bangladeshi garment factory worker is not an easy one. But new research from the University of Washington indicates that access to such factory jobs can improve […]
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3:22 PM | Researchers find surprising trigger of new brain cell growth
Scientists have discovered that the human brain can produce new neurons, but exactly how those cells are produced and what purpose they serve are not well understood. Now a study […]
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3:20 PM | Fearless birds and shrinking salmon: Is urbanization pushing Earth’s evolution to a tipping point?
That humans and the cities we build affect the ecosystem and even drive some evolutionary change in species’ traits is already known. The signs are small but striking: Spiders in […]
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3:12 PM | Teaching Children About Giving
This week, Ron Lieber, author of "The Opposite of Spoiled," joins the Well Book Club to talk about children and charity.
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12:00 PM | A Discussion with Healthcare Billionaire Mike Fernandez
Emigrating from Cuba in 1964 at the age of 12, Mike Fernandez rose from being a grocery delivery boy in New York City to the billionaire founder of MBF Healthcare Partners, a private equity firm, and Simply Healthcare Plans, partnered with Magic Johnson Enterprises to provide services to people with HIV/AIDS. Surviving two heart attacks […]
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11:47 AM | Norgine close to final yes from NICE on Targaxan
Medicine is licenced to prevent a brain condition caused by liver failure
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11:22 AM | Roche's Zelboraf combination to receive priority FDA review
US regulator to assess drug's use with cobimetinib for melanoma within six months
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11:13 AM | England’s medicine prices ‘too high’
New analysis finds NICE is too lenient on pharma’s price tags
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10:54 AM | CRF Health partners with Vodafone on communication platform
Hopes Vodafone’s global machine-to-machine will improve client experience
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10:48 AM | Apotex latest to file Neupogen biosimilar in the US
White blood cell stimulator could be on the market this year
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10:45 AM | Walk Hard. Walk Easy. Repeat.
A less daunting approach to interval training.
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10:36 AM | Soft Drink Caramel Color Increases Cancer Risk
ByThe Toombst   New research finds that a byproduct from the manufacturing of caramel color increases cancer risk of consumers of one or more cans of soda per day. All over the world people drink a lot of soft drinks. Regularly drinking these sugary drinks negatively affect your health. Sodas increase the risk of diabetes as well as the risk of obesity which can cause other diseases. Even if the calories themselves might be cause for concern, sugary drinks also contain other compounds […]
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10:19 AM | AZ gets injunction to protect Pulmicort Respules
Actavis blocked from selling generic five days after AZ’s asthma launch
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7:30 AM | Marigolds or orchids? How easy is it to cultivate empathy in doctors?
Caroline Struthers takes us through a recent systematic review which looks at interventions to cultivate empathy in doctors. The post Marigolds or orchids? How easy is it to cultivate empathy in doctors? appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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6:00 AM | 2015 NHIS Report on Complementary Health Approaches (whatever that means)
Back in 2004, data from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) appeared in a report titled “Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Adults: United States, 2002.” It showed a whopping 62% of adults had used CAM in the past 12 months, but only if prayer for health reasons was included. With prayer excluded, the […]
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6:00 AM | Oral piercings-tooth and gum damage common suggests review
Twelve observational studies were included in this review which suggested that lip and tongue piercings increased the risk of gum and tooth damage . The relative risk for tooth damage with lip piercings was 1.33 (95%CI; 0.74 to 2.41) and 2.44 (95%CI;1.35 to 4.41) for tongue piercings. The post Oral piercings-tooth and gum damage common suggests review appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Submits Scientific Report
HHS, USDA now begin process of developing updated Guidelines; public comments sought.
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12:30 AM | Can exercise increase functional capacity in adults with fibromyalgia?
In today's blog Pamela Andrews discusses a new systematic review examining the effects of exercise on functional capacity in adults with fibromyalgia. The post Can exercise increase functional capacity in adults with fibromyalgia? appeared first on The Musculoskeletal Elf.
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12:15 AM | NICE sets out approach to stop antimicrobial resistance
Guidelines call for formation of stewardship programmes

February 18, 2015

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10:30 PM | Resource Alert: Children, Homelessness & Mental Health Services
By: Sharon E. ChinThe alarming increase in the sheer number of homeless children and youth within the past few years requires a closer look at the population and their needs. This raises questions like: What are the needs of homeless children? What programs are currently available to them, and are their services being used by their intended audiences? Are the programs effective?When considering the mental health of out of home people, the American Psychological Association (APA) states that […]
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5:56 PM | How cold was February 1-17 compared to other years?
I have reported that this winter is so cold that no conclusions can be drawn about the effects of the shutting down of the nuclear reactor at Vernon upon the freezing of the Connecticut River. I took the time to graph out the data for the average mean temperature, according to the Weatherunderground, for the […]
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4:55 PM | Real Runners Do Take Walk Breaks
One runner's strategy and mind-set about the run-walk-run method during her road races and marathons.
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3:11 PM | Can a virus from Jerusalem sewage prevent root canal infections?
Every year, drug-resistant infections kill more than 50,000 people across Europe and the United States, and hundreds of thousands more around the world. According to the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance […]
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3:10 PM | Getting a grip on exotic atomic nuclei
A new model describing atomic nuclei, proposed by a physicist from the University of Warsaw Faculty of Physics, more accurately predicts the properties of various exotic isotopes that are created […]
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3:04 PM | New Paper-like Material Could Boost Electric Vehicle Batteries
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have developed a novel paper-like material for lithium-ion batteries. It has the potential to boost by several times the […]
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3:03 PM | Moths shed light on how to fool enemy sonar
It’s hard to hide from a bat: The camouflage and mimicry techniques that animals use to avoid becoming a meal aren’t much use against a predator using echolocation. But a […]
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3:01 PM | New insight on how brain performs mental time travel
In Proust’s novel Recollection of Things Past, the distinctive smell of a lemon madeleine launches the narrator on a long, involved reminiscence of his past that fills seven volumes. It […]
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2:59 PM | Climate Change Driving Brutal Winter?
More evidence for link between wavy jet stream and extreme weather, Rutgers study finds Prolonged cold snaps on the East Coast, California drought and frozen mornings in the South all […]
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2:57 PM | Smarter multicore chips
New approach to distributing computations could make multicore chips much faster. Computer chips’ clocks have stopped getting faster. To keep delivering performance improvements, chipmakers are instead giving chips more processing […]
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