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September 08, 2014

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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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3:01 PM | Watching for the warning signs of an eating disorder
Consider the following scenario: you have a preteen or teen who is a little plump. Perhaps they are just a little overweight, or they need to do some growing up to account for what’s grown out, or perhaps they are actually obese and at risk for various health conditions associated with obesity, such as type […]
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1:49 PM | Bacteria from bees possible alternative to antibiotics
Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before […]
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1:47 PM | A good thing? 3-in-1 facial plastic surgery can be safe for the aged
A total facial rejuvenation that combines three procedures to address […]
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1:43 PM | Scientists apply biomedical technique to reveal changes in body of the ocean
For decades, doctors have developed methods to diagnose how different […]
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1:42 PM | Shutting the door on Gateway Hypothesis
Hypothesis for Antarctic glaciation takes another knock from new study […]
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1:39 PM | Dietary recommendations may be tied to increased greenhouse gas emissions
If Americans altered their menus to conform to federal dietary […]
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1:25 PM | Researchers turn to plants to help treat hemophilia
Accidents as minor as a slip of the knife while […]
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1:23 PM | Should scientists handle retractions differently?
Study: Retracted papers needlessly stigmatize and jeopardize solid research in […]
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1:21 PM | New find: UV light can turn oncogene into source of skin cancers
Researchers have identified a previously unknown oncogene that drives the […]
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1:18 PM | Sun-powered desalination for villages in India
Off-grid Indian communities with salty groundwater could get potable water […]
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12:04 PM | Apple poised to ‘revolutionise’ mHealth
HealthKit could set the industry standard
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12:00 PM | ReNeuron appoints new CEO
Olav Hellebø joins from Clavis Pharma
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11:50 AM | Teva supports launch of MS help website
Pow Health aims to help patients in Ireland with long term illnesses
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10:05 AM | Novartis' Ultibro tops Seretide in comparative COPD trial
Will help Novartis position Ultibro as a corticosteroid-free alternative to GSK's blockbuster
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9:58 AM | BMS takes PD-1 rivalry with Merck to the law courts
Claims Keytruda infringes antibody patents it holds with Ono Pharmaceutical
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9:48 AM | ABPI-backed study causes Servier Code of Practice breach
Company failed to disclose study results in suitable time
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7:00 AM | One more time: No, wearing a bra does not cause breast cancer
Besides being a researcher and prolific blogger, I still maintain a practice in breast cancer surgery. It’s one of the more satisfying specialties in oncology because, in the vast majority of cases I treat, I can actually remove the cancer “cure” the patient. (I use the quotes because we generally don’t like to use that […]
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6:30 AM | Ketamine for depression: new review highlights the need for an RCT
Helge Hasselmann reviews a new systematic review of ketamine for depression, which highlights the need for an RCT to provide reliable data on the safety, tolerability and best route of administration. The post Ketamine for depression: new review highlights the need for an RCT appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:06 AM | In Prediabetes, a Chance to Avert Crisis
It can take 20 years for complications from diabetes to become apparent, so identifying those at risk and altering their habits could delay onset of the disease.
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5:01 AM | Full arch dental hybrid prosthesis and supporting dental implants – survival rates
Dominic Hurst comments on this new review that looks at short and long-term survival of implant supported full arch fixed dental hybrid prostheses. While shot-term survival rates look promising fewer studies are available to assess longer term outcomes. The post Full arch dental hybrid prosthesis and supporting dental implants – survival rates appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | IADSA Endorses Botanical Adulterants Educational Program
Association supports ABC-AHP-NCNPR Program, international herbal quality control initiative.
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5:00 AM | Aenova Group Acquires Contract Packaging Resources, Inc.
Deal will expand Aenova’s global packaging services.
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2:03 AM | Public Health in the News – September 7, 2014
Global Three former directors of the CDC, Bill Foege, James Mason and David Satcher offer their insights into why the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is just one example of the serious need to boost global health security worldwide, and urge the global health community to began shifting priorities over the next months and years. Sierra Leone […]

September 07, 2014

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11:00 AM | The Hollywood Medical Reporter – The Land of Oz
Ethics are murky when it comes to the depiction of medical science on television shows and films. Despite a growing consensus that many of these shows dangerously misinform the public, there is no clear consensus for a solution. The primary reason for this situation: these forms of media are designed as entertainment, not education. As […]

September 06, 2014

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1:42 PM | Immunotherapy for MS mice, diets for children, men, women and the dangers of supplements
A new research, published this week in Nature Communications, described an animal study, which improved the understanding and the application of dose-escalation immunotherapy for the treatment of the autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis MS. The researchers studied a mouse model of … Continue reading →
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