Posts

November 26, 2014

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7:30 AM | Stigma in bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder: time for a cultural shift.
Andrew Shepherd summarises a critical realist analysis that looks at experiences of stigma in people with bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder. He concludes that a profound social change in public and professional attitudes is necessary before mental health stigma can be effectively eradicated. The post Stigma in bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder: time for a cultural shift. appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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6:00 AM | Root canal posts: review suggests no difference in root fracture incidence between metal-and fibre posts
This review compared root fracture rates of metal and fibre root canal posts and found not difference. While 14 studies were included only 7 were randomised trials and all were of low quality so higher quality studies are needed. The post Root canal posts: review suggests no difference in root fracture incidence between metal-and fibre posts appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:01 AM | Why Antioxidants Don’t Belong in Your Workout
Antioxidant vitamins are enormously popular with people who exercise, but studies suggest they can blunt the benefits of exercise both on the jogging track and in the weight room.
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5:00 AM | Global Functional Foods Market Worth More than $43 Billion
Energy and mood-enhancing sector is the market’s largest, worth an estimated $16.5 billion in 2013, according to Leatherhead.
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5:00 AM | Folic Acid Supplementation May Reduce Risk of Low Birth Weight
While folic acid supplementation is a standard recommendation in the U.K., it is a policy that is poorly followed.
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5:00 AM | ConsumerLab.com Tests Dark Chocolate Bars
Amounts of cocoa flavanols vary widely among popular brands of chocolate.
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5:00 AM | Raisio Acquired Benecol Business from Affiliates of Johnson & Johnson
Move in line with the company’s focus on healthy and ecological snacks.
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5:00 AM | Turmeric May Help Boost Working Memory
Study showed 1 gram with breakfast improved memory of those with early stage diabetes and at risk of cognitive impairment.
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12:40 AM | Killing the Suboxone Gift Horse with Naltrexone
First Posted 11/14/2013 I received an email update today with important news from the world of psychiatry and addiction.  The email highlighted a study from the October issue of Jama Psychiatry, entitled ‘A Randomized, Double-blind Evaluation of Buprenorphine Taper Duration in Primary Prescription Opioid Abusers’.  The study compared relapse rates in opioid addicts who were tapered […]
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12:16 AM | Takeda names Marc Princen as president of EUCAN
He previously served as a president at Merck
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12:15 AM | Sanofi names CSO Gary Nabel to Ebola role
He will serve as response coordinator for the company’s approach to the outbreak.
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12:02 AM | The potential of regulated wearable technology
New health-tracking technologies are set to be taken seriously as medical devices

November 25, 2014

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11:01 PM | Safety of the Tdap in pregnancy and exploring the evidence for pertussis cocooning
I began writing this post almost two months ago when a study I had been waiting for almost a year came out – one looking for clinical, epidemiological (“real world”) evidence for “cocooning,” which I’ll explain in a moment. But now I’m kind of glad I didn’t finish it then because it’s perfect to combine with […]
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8:59 PM | Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Vegetable Tarts, Big and Small
Vegetable tarts as appetizers or the main course make for a welcome addition to any Thanksgiving table.
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8:46 PM | Geroscience? Much More Than a Reaction to the “Silver Tsunami”
Geroscience is essentially an interdisciplinary field at the crossroads of aging and age-related diseases.
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8:33 PM | A Warning on Nutmeg
This holiday season, measure your nutmeg carefully.
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4:23 PM | Vegetarian Thanksgiving: A Quinoa Stuffing
Vegans and non-vegans will enjoy this twist on a traditional stuffing, where quinoa replaces the bread and butternut squash, celeriac and hazelnuts add the flavors of fall.
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3:16 PM | Researchers able to turn sawdust into gasoline
Researchers at KU Leuven’s Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis have successfully converted sawdust into building blocks for gasoline. Using a new chemical process, they were able to convert the […]
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3:15 PM | Feeling — Not Being — Wealthy Drives Opposition to Wealth Redistribution
People’s views on income inequality and wealth distribution may have little to do with how much money they have in the bank and a lot to do with how wealthy […]
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12:58 PM | Novartis partners with NHS on eye service
Launches community programme in Bristol
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12:39 PM | Moms of boys more social in chimpanzees
Watching adult males in action may help youngsters prepare Nearly four decades of observations of Tanzanian chimpanzees has revealed that the mothers of sons are about 25 percent more social […]
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12:37 PM | New device may ease mammography discomfort
Researchers have developed a new device that may result in more comfortable mammography for women. According to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological […]
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12:37 PM | Scientists could save thousands of pounds with student’s DIY microscope
Ph.D. student at Brunel University London makes his own high-tech microscope for £160 Expensive tests for measuring everything from sperm motility to cancer diagnosis have just been made hundreds of […]
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12:33 PM | President Obama presents the National Medals of Science, National Medals of Technology and Innovation
At a White House ceremony last Thursday, President Obama presented the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to […]
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12:32 PM | Unmanned underwater vehicle provides first 3-D images of underside of Antarctic sea ice
A National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research team has successfully tested an autonomous underwater vehicle, AUV, that can produce high-resolution, three-dimensional maps of Antarctic sea ice.SeaBED, as the vehicle is known, […]
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12:30 PM | What Most People Don’t Realize is Behind Their Thanksgiving Dinner
You can picture it now, can’t you? The familiar sounds of a parade or football game playing on the TV while little ones chase each other through the house. More […]
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12:00 PM | The Mystery of Left-Handedness
Until recently, left-handedness was a matter of great prejudice, and in many cultures, it was common to force left-handed children to write with their right hand. Throughout the world, the prevalence of left-handedness is highly variable, ranging from approximately 5% to 25% and – for unknown reasons – is more common in men than in […]
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10:57 AM | Deaths cause Amgen to drop stomach cancer drug
Increase in patient mortality in patients taking rilotumumab during trial
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10:48 AM | Merck files once-weekly DPP-4 inhibitor in first market
Picks Japan to submit omarigliptin
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10:35 AM | Merck buys rights to NewLink’s Ebola vaccine
Drug is set to enter large phase III study in early 2015
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