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December 10, 2014

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1:08 PM | Risks of CAM Treatments for Cancer
“What’s the harm?” is an insidious idea when used as a justification for unscientific medical treatments. The argument is typically put forward with the assumption that direct physical harm is the only type of harm that can result from such treatments, so as long as they aren’t toxic there is no downside to trying them. […]
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1:07 PM | Got a Minute? Let’s Work Out
Just a single minute of high-intensity exercise in a 10-minute workout can improve your fitness level, research showed.
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12:59 PM | UK Labour party pledges £330m cancer fund
Says will improve access to cancer drugs, radiotherapy and surgery if elected
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12:51 PM | Contact lens merges plastics and active electronics via 3-D printing
As part of a project demonstrating new 3-D printing techniques, Princeton researchers have embedded tiny light-emitting diodes into a standard contact lens, allowing the device to project beams of colored […]
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12:49 PM | Abandoned wells can be ‘super-emitters’ of greenhouse gas
Princeton University researchers have uncovered a previously unknown, and possibly substantial, source of the greenhouse gas methane to the Earth’s atmosphere. After testing a sample of abandoned oil and natural […]
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12:47 PM | Diagnosing Disease Before Symptoms Strike
In October 2014, nurse Kaci Hickox returned to her home in Maine after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone with the group Doctors Without Borders. State officials ordered her to […]
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12:46 PM | Can organic crops compete with industrial agriculture?
A systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. The study, conducted by […]
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12:44 PM | Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors
Future fitness trackers could soon add blood-oxygen levels to the list of vital signs measured with new technology developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley. “There are various […]
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12:42 PM | Smoking lights up brain’s response differently in men and women
Yale researchers using a new brain imaging analysis method have confirmed that smoking cigarettes activates a dopamine-driven pleasure and satisfaction response differently in men compared to women. The study, published […]
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12:00 PM | Mental Context – A Delicate Subject
Differentiating psychotic experience from religious experience is a delicate matter. The discussion that follows is not intended to validate psychotic experience or denigrate religious experience. Rather, it is meant to address the questions of whether hallucinations and delusions can be distinguished from religious experience. M. Pierre, a noted researcher, wrote an article entitled “Faith or […]
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11:16 AM | ASH: Pfizer eyes re-launch of Mylotarg
Data supports drug's use in acute myeloid leukaemia
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10:50 AM | Lilly reports first pivotal data for Xeljanz rival in arthritis
Baricitinib on course for regulatory filing in late 2015
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10:46 AM | Cancer care celebrated at awards
QiC Oncology programme recognises teams working to improve patient outcomes in oncology
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10:26 AM | Education at heart of new UK diabetes guidelines
NICE recommends new standards for adults with type 1 and children with either type 1 or type 2
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7:30 AM | Alcohol use disorders and mortality in Nordic countries
Andrew Jones appraises a recent study of mortality and life expectancy of people with alcohol use disorders in Denmark, Finland and Sweden, which provides some useful insight into the impact of hazardous alcohol use. The post Alcohol use disorders and mortality in Nordic countries appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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6:00 AM | Oral health literacy: current tools biased towards word recognition, numeracy and reading skills
This scoping review identified 14 oral health literacy tools identified 14 tools but most were biased to word recognition rather than health behaviours and service utilisation. Recently tools have incorporated incorporate other aspects considered important, including decision making and service navigation. The post Oral health literacy: current tools biased towards word recognition, numeracy and reading skills appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:16 AM | The Overdose Report
I set up a new site today that collects newsfeeds related to the epidemic of opioid dependence and posts links to the articles.  Some of the news stories strike a sensational tone, as opposed to the somber nature of the content— and my intention was not to create a website fashioned after an episode of […]
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5:04 AM | America's Indigenous Women: Responding to the Violence
By Sharon E. ChinAmnesty International produced an article in 2007 and 2008 discussing the failure of the US government to protect its indigenous population from sexual and domestic violence. Even though awareness about the abuses suffered by Native American women has been growing, legislation protecting Indigenous women has not experienced the same advancement. While Indigenous women are protected under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), many barriers caused by jurisdiction, funding, and […]
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5:00 AM | Nutrition Capital Network Presents 64 Companies in 2014
More than half of companies participating in NCN investor meetings complete transactions.
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5:00 AM | Investments In Childhood Nutrition Pay Off Long-Term
Every dollar spent on nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life can provide up to $166 in future earnings.
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5:00 AM | AHPA Requests Increased Funding for ODS
AHPA considers the functions of ODS to be vital to the more than half of Americans who use dietary supplements.
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3:22 AM | Mind names YouTube star as first digital ambassador
Zoella launches #DontPanicButton campaign to raise awareness of anxiety
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12:45 AM | Former UK health secretary joins FTI Consulting
Patricia Hewitt to advise on public affairs
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12:15 AM | Creativity in health communications
Does the industry have the courage to push boundaries?

December 09, 2014

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10:35 PM | E-cigarettes less addictive ?
ByThe Toombst New research find E-cigarettes less addictive than regular tobacco cigarettes adding some credence for use as smoke cessation. E-cigarettes are a relatively new product meant to be used in areas where smoking isn’t allowed. The E-cig is basically a vaporizer, meaning it doesn’t produce cigarette smoke, instead it forms an aerosol mist sometimes called a vapor. The “cigarettes” have a heating element inside of it that atomizes a liquid solution containing […]
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10:35 PM | E-cigarettes less addictive ?
ByThe Toombst New research find E-cigarettes less addictive than regular tobacco cigarettes adding some credence for use as smoke cessation. E-cigarettes are a relatively new product meant to be used in areas where smoking isn’t allowed. The E-cig is basically a vaporizer, meaning it doesn’t produce cigarette smoke, instead it forms an aerosol mist sometimes called a vapor. The “cigarettes” have a heating element inside of it that atomizes a liquid solution containing […]
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9:24 PM | Be Wise and Beware: It's the Holiday Season
Thoughts on addiction, immoderation, and Christmas. The Season to be Jolly Careful [Paula Goodyer, Sydney Morning Herald] “More parties, more time with family and less time at work help make Christmas special, but these ingredients can also make it harder for anyone trying to rein in their eating, drinking or drug use….”Addiction During the Holidays: Recovered or Not, It’s Important to be Prepared [Adi Jaffe, Psychology Today]“The holidays are a […]
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12:39 PM | ASH: Pradaxa antidote effective in key patient groups
Boehringer posts positive data on use of idarucizumab in elderly and people with kidney impairment
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12:00 PM | How the Sense of Taste Works?
Taste, or gustatory perception, is one of our basic senses. It tells us from early childhood what is edible and what is not, what is good for our body and what can be potentially dangerous. Taking into account how important the sense of taste is for us, it is surprising how little we know about […]
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11:29 AM | Janssen sways NICE with Stelara discount
UK health watchdog set to recommend drug in psoriatic arthritis after agreeing patient access scheme
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