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April 07, 2014

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11:15 PM | Novo Nordisk chooses Mexico to launch urban diabetes plan
‘Cities Changing Diabetes’ partnership programme launches in Mexico City before global roll out
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11:15 PM | Tonic founders resign
The three founders of Tonic Life Communications are to leave over the coming months
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11:02 PM | Trial and error: translational research
There is no perfect system for translating clinical studies into the real world
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9:33 PM | Look for Cancer, and Find It
Researchers say that mammography can “overdiagnose” breast cancer, meaning that some of the tiny cancers it finds would probably never progress, but tumors are treated anyway.
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9:24 PM | Panel Urges Low-Dose Aspirin to Reduce Preeclampsia Risk
The condition, which usually occurs in the second half pregnancy, is a leading complication for expectant mothers and their infants, affecting roughly 4 percent of pregnancies nationwide.
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8:00 PM | Inside the Mind of a Child With Autism
Nudged by an author and former journalist, researchers want to study therapy incorporating animated characters as a way to achieve a deeper connection.
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6:58 PM | Many Drug Prescriptions Go Unfilled
A Canadian study has found that almost one-third of patients never fill the prescriptions for the medicines they are told to take.
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6:24 PM | Antidepressants Linked to Premature Births
A study has found a higher risk of premature births among women who used antidepressants, especially late in pregnancy.
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5:00 PM | Fitness & Rehabilitation ATHENE #Exergaming Wins 2nd Place at FIBO
Combining typical workout machines (treadmill, exercise bike, rowing device, cross-stepper, ski ergometer) with #Kinect sensors CSE in Finland created a virtual-reality like environment to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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2:38 PM | Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks, Study Reports
A review of studies has found that the health benefits of infant male circumcision vastly outweigh the risks involved in the procedure.
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2:14 PM | Personal Health 2.0
Everybody seeks health and medical information online now, that's old news. According to Pew Research adults not only seek out details about health conditions but other people living with similar experiences and illnesses. So we need to talk about the social life of health information.  As my own personal social life sputters and burns, it's reassuring my health might soon have one. That's right, health information now has a social milieu and it's Twitter, Facebook and […]
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1:45 PM | Blood test could provide rapid, accurate method of detecting solid cancers
A blood sample could one day be enough to diagnose […]
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1:43 PM | Life in Grad School: A day in the life of Atif
The editorial staff at Gradifying decided that this month we would describe our experience in graduate school, especially given how different our experiences are. Last week, Amanda discussed her experiences as a graduate student, describing her “field season” and “the outdoors” and “early mornings.” My life is completely different. While Amanda spends her days knee […]
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1:22 PM | Scientists Develop New Way to Make Food Ingredient from Rice
Some of today’s popular baked goods might tomorrow contain a […]
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1:20 PM | Drug could block the spread of melanoma
Cancer is at its most curable when it’s caught before […]
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1:17 PM | Tiny power generator runs on spit
Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of […]
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1:13 PM | Orienteering for robots
Algorithm for determining orientation of objects could aid robots in […]
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12:59 PM | Over a lifetime, childhood obesity costs $19,000 per child
Childhood obesity comes with an estimated price tag of $19,000 […]
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12:48 PM | Field study shows why food quality will suffer with rising CO2
For the first time, a field test has demonstrated that […]
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12:45 PM | Groundbreaking device could enhance optical data processing, computers
At St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, a section of the […]
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12:43 PM | Circumcision could prevent prostate cancer… if it’s performed after the age of 35
Montreal study shows the effect is particularly strong amongst black […]
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12:42 PM | Ancient shrimp-like animals had ‘modern’ hearts and blood vessels
An international team of researchers from the University of Arizona, […]
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11:30 AM | Using Neurofeedback to Treat Substance Use Disorder
A recent article suggests the possibility that neurofeedback (NFB) can be useful in the treatment of those experiencing substance use disorders (SUD). In this article, I articulate these possibilities further. From the referenced article, I have extracted the following quote attributed to Dr. Othmer. Dr. Sigfried Othmer is director of the EEG Institute and is […]
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10:05 AM | Pfizer's breast cancer drug palbociclib extends survival
Positive trial results for oncology treatment
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10:00 AM | Mammography and the acute discomfort of change
As I write this, I am attending the 2014 meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in San Diego. Basically, it’s one of the largest meetings of basic and translational cancer researchers in the world. I try to go every year, and pretty much have succeeded since around 1998 or 1999. As an […]
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9:55 AM | Sun Pharma offers $4bn for Ranbaxy
Follows period of manufacturing problems at Daiichi-owned Indian generics company
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9:50 AM | Halozyme halts pancreatic cancer trial
The biopharma company is investigating PEGPH20’s links to blood clot
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8:45 AM | Tweet: OMG, I spent all day today writing email.
OMG, I spent all day today writing email.
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6:30 AM | Science to Patients: Talking ME, Exercise and the Mitochondria – with Dr Charles Shepherd
The latest video release from the Dutch group ME/cvs Vereniging, with Dr Charles Shepherd from the UK ME Association, and announcing a live chat session to be held Thursday, April 10, 2014… Dutch group ME/cvs Vereniging present their latest video followed by a chat session with Dr Charles Shepherd from the UK ME Association ME/cvs Vereniging launched a series of broadcasts from expert clinicians and researchers in January 2013, as part of a government subsidized project called, […]
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5:00 AM | Meta-analysis Finds Calcium Does Not Increase Coronary Heart Disease
Research disputes the hypothesis that calcium supplementation, with or without vitamin D, increases coronary heart disease or all-cause mortality risk in elderly women.
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