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March 19, 2015

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7:30 AM | Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults: new quality standard from NICE
Consultant Psychiatrist Samei Huda provides a personal critique of the new NICE quality standard on psychosis and schizophrenia in adults. Read his thoughts and join the discussion! The post Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults: new quality standard from NICE appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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6:00 AM | Oral health improvement in care homes
This cluster randomised controlled trial looked at changes in knowledge and attitudes in care homes following the introduction of an oral health care protocol. Significant improvements in knowledge were seen but no changes in attitudes. The post Oral health improvement in care homes appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | The DC as PCP? Drug Wars Resume
Chiropractors are once again engaged in intra-fraternal warfare over chiropractic scope of practice, a saga we’ve chronicled on SBM. (See references at end of this post.) Every time it looks like the warring factions have buried their differences, they come rising to the surface like zombies. The International Chiropractors Association (ICA), representing the “straight” faction, […]
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5:00 AM | Stevia Still at the Starting Gate in Sugar-Free Confectionery
Concerns about sugar’s health effects and safety of artificial sweeteners may boost use of plant-based, natural sweeteners.
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5:00 AM | Survey Shows Americans Fear Mental Deterioration Over Physical Decline
Spotlighing Brain Health Awareness Week, Cognizin Citicoline releases consumer survey results.
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5:00 AM | Maine Introduces Bill to Remove Trigger Clause from GMO Labeling Law
Grassroots coalition offers bi-partisan bill to mandate labeling of products with GMOs.
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5:00 AM | Lonza Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Carnipure L-Carnitine
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1:30 AM | Research on Indigenous Australia
        Wiley, along with many of its publishing partners, is proud to present this collection of recent papers on the theme of ‘Research on Indigenous Australia’. As a leading publisher of Australian academic and scientific journals, including a large number of journals owned by Australian research and practitioner organisations, Wiley is in an […] The post Research on Indigenous Australia appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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12:30 AM | Is exercise effective for osteoarthritis of the hip for pain and function?
In this blog, Tracey Howe considers a recent Cochrane systematic review examining whether land-based therapeutic exercise is beneficial for people with hip osteoarthritis in terms of reduced joint pain and improved physical function and quality of life. The post Is exercise effective for osteoarthritis of the hip for pain and function? appeared first on The Musculoskeletal Elf.
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12:16 AM | Actavis completes $70.5bn Allergan acquisition
Finalisation comes after bidding war with deal-hungry Valeant
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12:16 AM | NDA Group names general manager of new Switzerland operation
Stephanie Krumholz-Bahner has held numerous senior roles

March 18, 2015

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10:18 PM | What are Mobility Aids?
Disability doesn't mean inability or illness. It is something that some people are born with and others just develop it due to serious medical injuries, conditions and even age. Not surprisingly, at... [[To read the full story, visit my website.]]
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5:30 PM | Anticipating the future in healthcare
New technologies will be key drivers for change
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4:38 PM | Babies Breastfed Longer Achieve More
ByThe Toombst   New study finds that babies breastfed longer have higher intelligence, longer education and higher earnings later in life. Breastfeeding have many short-term benefits on health since breast milk contain all the vitamins and nutrients a baby need as well as disease fighting antibodies from the mother. But do breastfed children get additional advantages in the long-term ? A new study published in The Lancet Global Health investigate how the duration of breastfeeding […]
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4:38 PM | Long-Term Benefits of Breastfeeding
ByThe Toombst   New study finds many long-term benefits of breastfeeding. People breast fed the longest had higher intelligence, longer education and higher earnings later in life. Breastfeeding have many short-term benefits on health since breast milk contain all the vitamins and nutrients a baby need as well as disease fighting antibodies from the mother. But do breastfed children get additional advantages in the long-term ? A new study published in The Lancet Global Health […]
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4:26 PM | Match Day at Perelman: 'Congratulations! You Have Matched!'
Each year, Perelman School of Medicine students and medical students across the country count down to annual “Match Day,” which marks one of the most important days in a medical student's career. Friday, March 20, students will come together with their classmates and wait for the envelope that will tell...
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4:15 PM | Bats are surprisingly fast decision makers
Bats are not as stereotyped when they hunt as previously believed. New research shows that these flying mammals are capable of making ultra-fast decisions about how to attack their prey […]
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4:15 PM | A speech-based system for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease is the most significant cause of dementia in the elderly: it affects over 35 million people worldwide. It is reckoned that Alzheimer’s could reach epidemic proportions in developed […]
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4:12 PM | New molecular tool assesses vaginal microbiome health, diagnoses infections — fast
A new microarray-based tool, called VaginArray, offers the potential to provide a fast, reliable and low-cost assessment of vaginal health and diagnoses of infections. The research is published ahead of […]
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4:09 PM | Iron rain fell on early Earth, new Z machine data supports
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Z machine have helped untangle a long-standing mystery of astrophysics: why iron is found spattered throughout Earth’s mantle, the roughly 2,000-mile thick region between Earth’s […]
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4:05 PM | Magnetic brain stimulation
New technique could lead to long-lasting localized stimulation of brain tissue without external connections. Researchers at MIT have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and […]
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4:04 PM | A second minor planet may possess Saturn-like rings
Researchers detect features around Chiron that may signal rings, jets, or a shell of dust. There are only five bodies in our solar system that are known to bear rings. […]
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4:02 PM | DoD to Boost Modernization of Weapons, Capabilities
This year, the Defense Department will move aggressively to reverse the trend of chronic underinvestment in weapons and capabilities, the deputy defense secretary said here today. Bob Work spoke this […]
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4:00 PM | FDA approves Cholbam to treat rare bile acid synthesis disorders
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Cholbam (cholic acid) capsules, the first FDA approved treatment for pediatric and adult patients with bile acid synthesis disorders due to single […]
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3:58 PM | National Science Foundation announces plan for comprehensive public access to research results
Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced its continued commitment to expand public access to the results of its funded research through the publication of its public access plan, Today’s […]
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3:43 PM | Better Sleep for a Better Sex Life
A new study found that for women in romantic relationships, each extra hour of sleep corresponded to higher levels of sexual desire and an increase in the likelihood of sexual activity the next day.
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1:29 PM | Driving lasting collaborations
Why in-group psychology can help
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12:17 PM | media minimized dangers at Fukushima
This blog look at the reporting of disaster at Fukushima  in the major media, and found that the media consistently downplayed the consequences of the tragedy at Fukushima http://au.ibtimes.com/media-coverage-fukushima-disaster-minimised-presence-risks-new-analysis-says-1430042
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12:09 PM | Call for closer ties between pharma and animal health
One Health conference hears how joint working could benefit both sectors
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12:00 PM | Making One’s Own Reality – Food Babe Edition
The default mode of human activity is to construct our own internal model of reality based upon our desires, biases, flawed perceptions, memories, and reasoning, and received narratives from the culture in which we live. That model of reality is then reinforced by confirmation bias and jealously defended. But we also have the capacity to […]
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