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April 24, 2015

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3:09 PM | Biodiversity promotes multitasking in ecosystems
A new study of the complex interplay between organisms and their environment shows that biodiversity — the variety of organisms living on Earth — is even more important to the […]
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3:08 PM | Personal growth follows trauma for most soldiers
More than half of soldiers who experience trauma also report strong psychological benefits, such as stronger intimate relationships, spiritual growth, and a greater appreciation of life because of their difficult […]
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3:07 PM | Study Sheds New Light on Brain’s Source of Power
New research published today in the journal Nature Communications represents a potentially fundamental shift in our understanding of how nerve cells in the brain generate the energy needed to function. The […]
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2:10 PM | The Weekly Health Quiz: Runners, Rabies and Dampened Emotions
Test your knowledge of this week's health news.
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1:00 PM | Ancient Origins of Modern Dietary Demons
There are few aspects of daily existence, particularly in modern society, that are more pervasive than advice on what we should eat. Everyone, including friends, family, strangers on Twitter and self-proclaimed experts in nutrition and health, seems to have an opinion on how to eat in order to improve and prolong our lives. Even legitimate […]
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10:38 AM | Novartis still hungry after absorbing GSK oncology
CEO says firm is looking to strengthen pipelines in its three businesses
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10:24 AM | Recipharm Italy appoints new general manager
Dr Giorgio Bruno has worked with companies such as AstraZeneca and Corden
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10:16 AM | Paul Blackburn launches search firm People Gallery
New company to have a particular focus on health
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9:48 AM | Pharma must engage on the affordability question, says ABPI
UK pharma trade body says the industry must be willing to discuss drug pricing
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9:45 AM | Ask Well: Do Microwaves Degrade Food Nutrients?
Heating your food in a microwave can have varying effects on the nutritional content.
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9:20 AM | Merck's breakthrough HCV drug aces trial
Grazoprevir/elbasvir showed efficacy in phase II and III trials
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9:18 AM | EUSA Pharma appoints Lee Morley as its new chief executive
UK specialty pharmaceutical company also adds Göran Ando to its board
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6:30 AM | The more psychotic you are, the more benefit there is in taking antipsychotics
John Baker reviews a recent participant-level meta-analysis of six placebo-controlled studies, which looks at the initial severity of schizophrenia and the efficacy of antipsychotics including Olanzapine, Risperidone and Amisulpride. The post The more psychotic you are, the more benefit there is in taking antipsychotics appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:01 AM | Health behaviour change counselling in a dental setting
Oral health professionals can play an important role in helping patients adopt good health behaviours. This review summarises 7 systematic reviews, finding that the strongest evidence is for smoking cessation and dietary interventions delivered by dental professionals. The post Health behaviour change counselling in a dental setting appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | FDA Declares BMPEA Is Not a Dietary Ingredient
Supplements containing the stimulant are thereby misbranded under the law.
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5:00 AM | HORN Nutraceuticals Expands Sales Team
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2:21 AM | Less benefit and more risk. What you assume about health care may be wrong.
I’m a health professional, but sometimes a patient as well. And like most patients, I generally don’t want health decisions being made without my input. Yes, I want the best medical information, and the advice of medical professionals, but ultimately I want to make my own decisions about my care. That’s the norm in health […]
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1:10 AM | F.D.A. Warns Supplement Makers of Stimulant Dangers
The Food and Drug Administration sent letters to the makers of eight dietary supplements on Thursday warning them that their products contain a synthetic, amphetaminelike stimulant that medical experts say is potentially dangerous.

April 23, 2015

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11:17 PM | MRC Technology names finance director
Andrew Mercieca took up the role on April 1
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10:48 PM | Correlates between the Science of Learning and the Practice of Teaching
The phenomenon of human learning is not a unitary construct, rather it comprises a gamut of cognitive traits including memory, attention, decision making and social functioning. According to David Ausubel, an eminent educational psychologist: “The single most important factor influencing learning is what the learner already knows. Ascertain this and teach him accordingly”. What we […]
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8:22 PM | Tanning Salons Play Down Hazards, Lawsuits Claim
New York’s attorney general filed lawsuits against two popular indoor tanning salon chains accusing them of playing down the hazards associated with indoor tanning and promoting the practice as healthful.
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7:13 PM | Sugar as a Stress Reliever
Sugar appears to reduce levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, a new study has found.
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5:26 PM | Roberts Proton Therapy Center Celebrates 5 Years (Photos)
Congratulations to the Roberts Proton Therapy Center on its five year anniversary! On Wednesday night, the department of Radiation Oncology held an event in the Smilow Center for Translational Research to celebrate this significant milestone with faculty, staff, Penn Medicine leadership, patients and their families, and the Roberts family, including...
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1:30 PM | Vaccine hesitancy after the measles outbreak: Where do we go from here?
The measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in December is officially over, the CDC reported last week. Between that announcement and this week’s European Immunization Week and National Infant Immunization Week in the U.S., it’s an opportune time to reflect on what the winter measles outbreak might mean in a broader social context in the […]
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1:30 PM | Less benefit, more risk. Our assumptions about health treatments are probably wrong.
I’m a health professional, but sometimes a patient as well. And like most patients, I generally don’t want health decisions being made without my input. Yes, I want the best medical information, and the advice of medical professionals, but ultimately I want to make my own decisions about my care. That’s the norm in health […]
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10:43 AM | Boehringer's sales drop after 'intense and challenging' year
US operations hit hard by healthcare reforms and insurance consolidation
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9:49 AM | Saxenda debuts in US with $1,000-a-month price tag
It is the first market for Novo Nordisk’s obesity therapy
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9:40 AM | Inducing Labor at Full Term May Have Benefits
Inducing labor in normal full-term pregnancies has generally been frowned upon, but a new study suggests that induction causes no apparent harm, and may have advantages.
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9:13 AM | Roche adds kidney cancer to anti-PD-L1 programme
Inhibitor already indicated for lung, bladder and breast cancer
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7:00 AM | Can variations be used to spot disinvestment opportunities?
Alison Turner reports on a recent study that explores a method for spotting opportunities for disinvestment and local perceptions of how disinvestment works in practice. The post Can variations be used to spot disinvestment opportunities? appeared first on The Commissioning Elf.
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