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October 14, 2014

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1:20 AM | Vulnerability to Fructose Varies, Health Study Finds
In some people, consumption of the sugar sharply effects a hormone that helps to regulate fat accumulation, researchers at Harvard reported.
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12:22 AM | The End of Narcotic Pain Medication?
First posted 11/15/2012 The LA Times ran a very interesting story a few days ago about deaths from overdose of narcotic pain medications.  I strongly encourage readers of this blog to read the story, which discusses the issue from the perspectives of doctors, patients, and family members. The story reports that a small number of Southern-California doctors […]

October 13, 2014

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11:16 PM | Jon Linscott joins Havas Life Medicom
He joins as senior director from PAN
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11:15 PM | McCann, Grey and Dentsu Kansai triumph at Spike Asia awards
Agencies among gold winners at healthcare marketing awards in Asia
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10:09 PM | Epidurals May Be Given Early or Late in Labor
Whether a woman has an epidural early or late in labor makes no difference in birth outcome, a large review of studies has found.
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10:00 PM | Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk Tied to Lipid Levels
Abnormal lipid levels are associated with an increased risk for recurrence of prostate cancer, researchers report.
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9:37 PM | Ask Well: Ebola on Airplanes, Ebola in Sneezes
Can I get Ebola on a flight? What is the likelihood of Ebola being spread by sneezes?
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9:06 PM | With Electronic Medical Records, Doctors Read When They Should Talk
In the middle of a simmering crisis in medical data management, doctors shouldn’t be spending all their time reading information recorded by others. They should be talking to patients.
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8:49 PM | In Interrogations, Teenagers Are Too Young to Know Better
A study of 57 videotaped interrogations of teenagers by the police found that none of them remained silent, suggesting they are particularly vulnerable at such times.
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8:02 PM | Celebrating Medical Heroes @ Site Solutions Summit
This weekend I attended the Site Solutions Summit, which was nestled within the Omni Resort on Amelia Island, FL. The event was hosted by the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) and sponsored by 27 Global Impact Partners, including DAC Patient Recruitment Services. Attendees included over 600 representatives of clinical research sites, sponsors, CROs, and service providers. As I have a brief moment to stop and reflect on the great interactions among all, it was refreshing to hear […]
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6:50 PM | Webinar Alert: Guidelines for providing mental health services to human trafficking survivors
The HEAL network is hosting a free webinar on how to provide mental health services to survivors of human trafficking. Space is limited to 1,000 participants, so register soon.Title:Mental Health Services & Models for Victims of Sex TraffickingDescription:The Direct Services group would like to extend an invitation to all HEAL members to learn from our own Becca Johnson about providing mental health for survivors of trafficking. Becca is a PhD and Licensed Psychologist and the Clinical […]
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6:11 PM | Shift to mass transit could save more than $100 trillion
More than $100 trillion in public and private spending could […]
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6:10 PM | White Slavery May Have Been Far More Common Than Previously Believed
A new study suggests that a million or more European […]
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6:04 PM | Drug may prevent development of invasive bladder cancer
A drug already approved for use in humans may prevent […]
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6:02 PM | Crocodiles are Sophisticated Hunters
Recent studies have found that crocodiles and their relatives are […]
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4:11 PM | Sparking the Imaginations of the Next Generation of Scientists
Did you know that there is a Canadian educational CHARITY that has the largest student reach of ANY youth education organization, museum or science centre in Canada? And that it has been a going... Let me take you behind today's and tomorrow's headlines and show you the kinds of research progress we are making in fighting cancers. Go to the web site for more...
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4:10 PM | O.C.D, a Disorder That Cannot Be Ignored
Obsessive compulsive disorder is characterized by intrusive and disturbing thoughts that compel the sufferer to engage in ritualistic, irrational behaviors to relieve the resulting anxiety.
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4:00 PM | Listen to What I Say
Strengthening the Nurse-Patient Connection Advances in health treatment and technology have improved patient outcomes, but this fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment can take a toll on the nurse-patient relationship. Much of nursing now centers more on technology, often in the areas of collecting and monitoring. Sometimes that means that nurses...
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3:08 PM | Pharma supports first World Thrombosis Day
Aims to raise awareness of the blood clot condition
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2:48 PM | Swallowing frozen, encapsulated feces could cure C. difficile
A preliminary study has shown the potential of treating recurrent […]
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2:45 PM | Scientists create a ‘smart’ lithium-ion battery that warns of fire hazard
Scientists have developed a “smart” lithium-ion battery that gives ample […]
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2:44 PM | A new land snail species named for equal marriage rights
Scientists from the Department of Life Science, National Taiwan Normal […]
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2:44 PM | Impact of mental stress on heart varies between men, women
Men and women have different cardiovascular and psychological reactions to […]
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2:41 PM | Tailored flexible illusion coatings hide objects from detection
Developing the cloak of invisibility would be wonderful, but sometimes […]
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2:37 PM | FDA approves first combination pill to treat hepatitis C
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has  approved Harvoni (ledipasvir and […]
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2:36 PM | Scientists sniff out unexpected role for stem cells in the brain
For decades, scientists thought that neurons in the brain were […]
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2:33 PM | Want whiter teeth? Fruit mixture is not the answer
Can you ditch the strips and dump the dentist for […]
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2:31 PM | Solid nanoparticles can deform like a liquid
A surprising phenomenon has been found in metal nanoparticles: They […]
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2:31 PM | Single gene links susceptibility to rare infections with predisposition to autoimmune disease
The mutations were familiar, but the patients’ conditions seemed baffling […]
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2:11 PM | Lentils in Salads, Pilafs and Pies
This is one legume you should always have in your larder.
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