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August 20, 2014

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3:59 PM | New shock-and-kill approach could eradicate barrier to curing HIV
Despite tremendous progress in combatting HIV-1 infection with antiretroviral therapy, […]
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3:56 PM | Freeways as fences, trapping the mountain lions of Los Angeles
That mountain lions have managed to survive at all in […]
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3:56 PM | Instant Noodles Tied to Heart Risk
Women who ate instant noodles at least twice a week were 68 percent more likely to have metabolic syndrome.
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3:55 PM | Targeted brain training may help you multitask better  
The area of the brain involved in multitasking and ways […]
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3:53 PM | Researchers find security flaws in backscatter X-ray scanners
A team of researchers from the University of California, San […]
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3:52 PM | A semi-artificial leaf faster than natural photosynthesis
A cooperation between chemists and biologists from the Ruhr-University Bochum […]
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3:46 PM | Abusive leadership infects entire team
Supervisors who are abusive to individual employees can actually throw […]
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3:45 PM | Seeing a molecule breathe: Vibrational motion of a single molecule measured in real time
For the first time, chemists have succeeded in measuring vibrational […]
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3:41 PM | Severe infections with hospitalization after prostate biopsy rising in Sweden
Risk of urinary tract infections after prostate biopsy highest in […]
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3:40 PM | Scientists learn more about rare skin cancer that killed Bob Marley
Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered that acral melanomas – […]
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2:03 PM | The Chemistry of Modern Marijuana
Is low-grade pot better for you than sinsemilla?First published September 3, 2013.Australia has one of the highest rates of marijuana use in the world, but until recently, nobody could say for certain what, exactly, Australians were smoking. Researchers at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales  analyzed hundreds of cannabis samples seized by Australian police, and put together comprehensive data on street-level marijuana potency across the country. They sampled […]
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12:09 PM | Vitamin K Refusal – The New Anti-Vax
A small but increasing number of parents are refusing vitamin K injections for their newborns, an intervention recommended since 1961. This is yet another example of the difference between a science-based and philosophy-based approach to medicine. Science has given us the tool of knowledge, and in medicine that knowledge can have very practical applications. The […]
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11:00 AM | Thinking Slow About Thinking Fast – Part III – The Monty Hall Problem
To wrap our minds around human behavior it’s helpful to consider why certain behaviors may have evolved. Natural selection tells us that behaviors that increase our chances of passing along our genes will continue to show up in future generations. It therefore follows that aspects of our behavioral tendencies at some point likely conferred an […]
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10:13 AM | Novartis licenses tuberculosis R&D to TB Alliance
Includes drugs to tackle resistant forms of the disease
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9:28 AM | UDG sells stake in UniDrug
Alliance Boots will take over full control of supply chain specialist
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8:58 AM | Brilinta bill of health boosts AstraZeneca
US drops investigation into study data
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7:31 AM | New Exercise Study Brings Both Illumination and Questions
Simon McGrath looks at new objective evidence of abnormal response to exercise in ME/CFS patients, and the questions that researchers are still trying to answer … Exercise testing at Dr. Keller’s lab Given the doubt, scepticism and even denial of benefits that often confronts ME/CFS patients, it’s not surprising that many patients crave clear-cut, objective evidence of physiological problems in the illness. Preferably something that will explain at least some of the […]
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6:30 AM | Are primary care interventions for intimate partner violence effective? I wish I could tell you
Listen up systematic reviewers. Don't make Sarah Knowles angry; you won't like her when she's angry. Cue a rather frustrated blog about new research on primary care interventions for intimate partner violence. The post Are primary care interventions for intimate partner violence effective? I wish I could tell you appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Fixed or removable appliances for treating anterior crossbite in the mixed dentition?
We look at a small RCT that compares fixed and removable appliances for treating anterior crossbite in the mixed dentition. The post Fixed or removable appliances for treating anterior crossbite in the mixed dentition? appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | AHP Monograph & Therapeutic Compendium for Osha in Progress
The osha monograph will address identification, adulteration, and sustainable harvesting practices, along with formal population studies.
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5:00 AM | ConsumerLab.com Test Finds Varied Potency of Red Yeast Rice Supplements
Results find 500-fold difference among products evaluated.
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5:00 AM | Fruit & Vegetable Intake Still Too Low
Kansas State University nutritionist noted opportunities to improve lunch options.
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4:01 AM | Feeding Your Canine Athlete
Humans and dogs fuel exercise very differently. So if you're taking your dog out for a run, take note.

August 19, 2014

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11:16 PM | Catalent appoints two board members
Jack Stahl and Rolf Classon to advise drug development, delivery and supply company
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11:15 PM | NICE backs Celgene’s Revlimid in bone marrow disorder
Recommends that drug can be used on NHS to treat myelodysplastic syndromes
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11:15 PM | History rhymes: modern globalisation trends mirror the past
Recent events are an echo of the late 19th century
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8:29 PM | Human Trafficking and Healthcare: A Historical Perspective
By: Jeffrey J. Barrows, D.O., M.A. In a landmark article on child abuse entitled "The Battered Child Syndrome" published in July of 1962 in JAMA, Dr. Henry Kempe and his coauthors attempted to estimate the incidence of child abuse in America. A survey of 71 hospitals uncovered 302 cases. At the same time, they surveyed 77 District Attorneys who had knowledge of 447 cases across the country. While certainly not a scientific nationwide survey, this article represented the best estimation of child […]
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8:24 PM | Fukushima rice exports to resume; First batch to Singapore — The Wall Street Journal
Originally posted on Japan Safety : Nuclear Energy Updates:” The National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations said it would resume exports of rice produced in Fukushima prefecture for the first time since the nuclear crisis in 2011. About 300 kilograms of rice harvested at Sukagawa city, in the central part of the prefecture, will be…
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8:11 PM | Biological anomalies found in Fukushima
There was a recent report in the news about the genetic damage ithat is being seen in the area around Fukushima. The article describes: “A growing body of empirical results from studies of birds, monkeys, butterflies, and other insects suggests that some species have been significantly impacted by the radioactive releases related to the Fukushima […]
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7:00 PM | On due dates (Or: why confidence intervals are often better than means)
As regular readers will know, my wife is pregnant.  In fact, today is the due date.  As of this writing (2:30 EST), labour has yet to commence. Throughout the pregnancy, my wife and I have constantly reminded ourselves that …
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