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September 19, 2014

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3:14 PM | Domestic violence more frequent in same-sex couples
Extra stress in same-sex couples may raise risk of domestic […]
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3:03 PM | Evolution of responses to (un)fairness
The sense of fairness did not evolve for the sake […]
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3:02 PM | Monster galaxies gain weight by eating smaller neighbours
Massive galaxies in the Universe have stopped making their own […]
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2:54 PM | New Hadrosaur Noses into Spotlight
Call it the Jimmy Durante of dinosaurs – a newly […]
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2:53 PM | Simple test can help detect Alzheimer’s before dementia signs show
York University researchers say a simple test that combines thinking […]
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2:15 PM | Bayer to spin out material science division
German firm will focus solely on life sciences
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2:05 PM | Kids with incarcerated dads more likely to be held back a grade
While proud classmates bring parents to school for Career Day, […]
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2:04 PM | Fingertip sensor gives robot unprecedented dexterity
Equipped with a novel optical sensor, a robot grasps a […]
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1:53 PM | Join our search to find a cure
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1:00 PM | Announcement: “Integrative oncology” – Really the best of both worlds?
One of our goals here at SBM is to do more than just blog about the issues of science and pseudoscience in medicine that are our raison d’être. We also want to publish our science-based critiques in the peer-reviewed medical literature. Our first crack at this was an article by Steve Novella and myself published […]
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12:32 PM | The Expanding American Waistline
Average waist circumference — but not B.M.I. — has increased significantly in the United States, a new study reports.
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12:01 PM | Novo Nordisk's Xultophy diabetes combo approved in Europe
Once-daily injection combines the firm's Tresiba and Victoza
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11:12 AM | FDA approves Lilly’s GLP-1 diabetes drug Trulicity
The once-weekly treatment is set to compete with Bydureon, Tanzeum and Victoza
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11:11 AM | Aurora expands its team with three new hires
Claire Mosley, Kristen Barrett and Joe Balfour join the London comms agency
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11:00 AM | Fighting Mental and Physical Illness by Reshaping Cities
A recently published study in The Lancet estimated that 40 percent of Americans will develop diabetes in their lifetime – a trend which is largely due to obesity and inactivity. Since the 1990s, some public health professionals have turned their attention to the potential offered by environmental modifications to fight obesity and improve population health. The same environmental modifications might positively […]
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10:52 AM | NICE fast-tracks GSK's skin cancer drug Tafinlar
But only on condition the company cuts its price
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9:31 AM | Boehringer signs €465m lung cancer vaccine deal
Licenses CureVac's cancer immunotherapy CV9202
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7:03 AM | Rationalizing the Ridiculous
I remain flummoxed. How do physicians and health care systems, trained in all the sciences that lie at the heart of medicine, justify the use of pseudo-medical interventions with no basis in reality? Rationalization. Making excuses: a defense mechanism in which controversial behaviors or feelings are justified and explained in a seemingly rational or logical […]
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6:30 AM | Exercise for the prevention and treatment of antenatal depression
Meg Fluharty summarises a recent systematic review looking at exercise for antenatal depression. The review finds preliminary evidence to suggest that exercise may be effective in reducing depression during pregnancy, but the quality of included trials is low to moderate. The post Exercise for the prevention and treatment of antenatal depression appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Sports Drink Executive Indicted in Connection with Alleged Fraud Charges
Utah attorney’s office claims defendant solicited more than $7 million from 50 or more investors.
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5:00 AM | The WhiteWave Foods Company to Acquire So Delicious Dairy Free
The WhiteWave Foods Company has agreed to purchase So Delicious Dairy Free from its existing shareholders for approximately $195 million.
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5:00 AM | Psyllium Dietary Fiber Leads to Healthcare Cost Savings
Significant individual and societal health care savings can be tied to psyllium dietary fiber use.
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5:00 AM | ASEAN Reaches 90% Harmonization in Traditional Medicine & Supplement Sector
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5:00 AM | Chokeberry Extract May strengthen Effectiveness of Pancreatic Cancer Drug
Chokeberry is a wild berry that grows on the eastern side of North America in wetlands and swamp areas.

September 18, 2014

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11:10 PM | Merck KGaA shakes up pharma leadership
Stefan Oschmann becomes deputy CEO as Belén Garijo assumes more responsibility
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5:52 PM | Nature of war: Chimpanzees inherently violent
New research disproves theory that ‘chimpanzee wars’ are sparked by […]
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5:08 PM | Be part of our search for a Parkinson's cure
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4:21 PM | Living With Cancer: Making Room
Cancer treatment and its aftereffects can prompt a cleaning binge and emptying of shelves. But for what, exactly, are we making room?
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4:00 PM | Future spacesuits may resemble a second skin
For future astronauts, the process of suiting up may go […]
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3:59 PM | Babies Learn Words Differently as They Age
Study findings can help speech therapists, parents broaden toddlers’ vocabularies […]
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