Posts

October 10, 2014

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10:58 AM | Endo to acquire Auxilium for $2.6bn
Puts end to takeover deal for QLT
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10:43 AM | Amgen leukaemia drug gets FDA priority review
Adds to breakthrough status for blinatumomab
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10:34 AM | Novartis' secukinumab has 'consistent' activity in psoriasis
Reinforces data that suggests drug is more effective than Amgen’s Enbrel
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6:30 AM | Efficacy of high vs. low-potency first-generation antipsychotics for schizophrenia
Laurence Palfreyman summarises 3 recent Cochrane reviews, which investigate high-potency versus low-potency first-generation antipsychotic drugs for schizophrenia. The reviews find little difference in efficacy between the high-potency antipsychotics Trifluoperazine, Haloperidol, Fluphenazine, and low-potency typical antipsychotics. The post Efficacy of high vs. low-potency first-generation antipsychotics for schizophrenia appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Fixed functional appliances for treatment of skeletal class II malocclusion
This review of fixed functional appliances for the treatment of class II malocclusions could only find 11 small studies with methodological problems to assess the effectiveness of this approach. Some benefit was noted but larger higher quality studies are needed. The post Fixed functional appliances for treatment of skeletal class II malocclusion appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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2:09 AM | Hunger Games: How the brain ‘browns’ fat to aid weight loss
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have uncovered a molecular […]
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1:54 AM | An Apple a Day May Keep the Pounds Away
If you’re looking to lose weight, add apples to your […]
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1:53 AM | Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S.
As birth rates decline in many countries that include parts […]
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1:39 AM | Naturopathy, Paternalism and Infertility Treatments
This is another post in the naturopathy versus science series, where a naturopath’s advice is assessed against the scientific literature. It’s Naturopathic Medicine Week in the United States, so it’s time for another look at the alternative medicine practice that blogger Orac likes to call the One Quackery to Rule them All. Naturopathy is an […]
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12:12 AM | #Hackebola Guest Post: Healthcare worker infections
Today's #hackebola piece is a guest post by Jessie Gunter.  A particularly alarming characteristic of the Ebola epidemic is the high infection rates and deaths of healthcare workers.  Many community health workers, nurses, doctors, and even hospital administrators have been infected since the outbreak began, sometimes even while taking diligent precautions against exposure to the bodily fluids of the patients whom they are treating (according to this report by the WHO, 401 […]

October 09, 2014

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11:57 PM | Bittersweet News for Dieters: Grapefruit Really Helps
In the pantheon of fad diet crazes, perhaps the most […]
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11:30 PM | NHS England invests £120m to tackle mental health
Standards to put mental illness on equal footing with physical health issues
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11:30 PM | EMG appoints Merck and Boehringer directors as new officers
David Garmon-Jones is new chair and Zinta Krumins is vice chair
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11:23 PM | Stereotype This
Originally posted on Gray Matters:On a crisp fall evening of November last year, a young woman was heading home after a night out with friends.  In the early hours of the morning, she reportedly sped down the street and hit a…
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11:15 PM | Takeda opens new UK office in High Wycombe
Hopes move to larger premises will help expand business
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11:15 PM | Tonic names Mary Smiddy as global CEO
And Tamsin Tierney is promoted to managing director for Europe
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9:53 PM | Elephant ‘Radar’ Can Detect Rain 150 Miles Away
They say elephants never forget – and evidently they can […]
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9:07 PM | Living with Cancer: Hiding Under a Wig?
Since cancer patients are robbed of physical stamina and a normal body, why not at least create an illusion of well-being?
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9:00 PM | Second National Audit of Schizophrenia highlights lack of progress for service users and carers
André Tomlin summarises the second National Audit of Schizophrenia, which highlights that many people with schizophrenia are still not getting the high quality psychological and medical treatment they deserve. The post Second National Audit of Schizophrenia highlights lack of progress for service users and carers appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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8:35 PM | The Future of Telemedicine is Here
Over the past 20 years, advancements in research and the understanding of genetics have created a boom in patient demand for genetic tests. According to the National Library of Medicine, less than 300 genetic tests were available in the 1990s; in contrast, at the end of 2012, almost 3,000 genetic...
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8:07 PM | Decreased ability to identify odors can predict death
For older adults, being unable to identify scents is a […]
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8:06 PM | Harvard scientists claim giant leap against diabetes via stem cell production
Harvard stem cell researchers announced today that they have made […]
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5:09 PM | Drinking decaf coffee maybe good for the liver
Researchers from the National Cancer Institute report that decaffeinated coffee […]
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5:08 PM | Dark matter half what we thought
A new measurement of dark matter in the Milky Way […]
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1:37 PM | Numbers in the Cancer Fight
We cling to numbers because there’s so little we really can control in cancer.
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1:33 PM | ID Week Comes to Philadelphia
The annual infection diseases conference known as ID Week kicked off in Philadelphia yesterday, and it couldn’t be more timely. And it’s not just because of Ebola. A slew of other outbreaks have been in the public eye as of late: enterovirus, MERS, dengue fever. The program organizers have shifted...
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1:07 PM | Drug used for another disease slows progression of Parkinson’s
A new study from UCLA found that a drug being […]
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1:06 PM | Hospital patients are not washing their hands
May be missing link in the spread of infection Health […]
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1:05 PM | Community justice court associated with lower rearrest rates
Study supports notion such programs cut recidivism The opening of […]
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1:04 PM | The cichlids’ egg-spots: How evolution creates new characteristics
The evolution of new traits with novel functions has always […]
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