Posts

August 31, 2014

+
2:01 PM | Batteryless cardiac pacemaker is based on automatic wristwatch
A new batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on an automatic wristwatch […]
+
1:54 PM | Wine only protects against heart disease in people who exercise
Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people who […]
+
1:52 PM | Energy drinks cause heart problems
Energy drinks can cause heart problems according to research presented […]

August 30, 2014

+
8:35 PM | Toxins killing sea lions on West Coast.
There was a recent post about sea lions having the seizures and dying along the California coast.   They are accumulating a neurotoxin, domoic acid, being at the top of the food train.  The post went on to say: First discovered in 1987 when 107 people on Prince Edward Island fell ill after eating mussels harboring […]

August 29, 2014

+
6:00 PM | Ask Well: The Problem with Bunions
Non-surgical treatments can reduce the pain or discomfort from a bunion and keep it from worsening.
+
5:42 PM | Just Add Farro
Wheat berries like farro, spelt and kamut are usually associated with cold weather. But they can be used for summer dishes, too. Farro is softer and good for stuffing vegetables. Spelt works well in salads.
+
1:03 PM | The Universal ‘Anger Face’
The next time you get really mad, take a look […]
+
1:02 PM | After Great Recession, Americans are Unhappy, Worried, Pessimistic
National survey: most don’t think economy improved last year or […]
+
12:59 PM | Single animal to human transmission event responsible for 2014 Ebola outbreak
Scientists used advanced genomic sequencing technology to identify a single […]
+
12:55 PM | New Type of Cell Movement in 3D Matrix
For decades, researchers have used petri dishes to study cell […]
+
12:53 PM | Prions can trigger ‘stuck’ wine fermentations, researchers find
A chronic problem in winemaking is “stuck fermentation,” when yeast […]
+
12:52 PM | Flapping baby birds offer clues to origin of flight
How did the earliest birds take wing? Did they fall […]
+
12:50 PM | Cellphone Addiction Is ‘an Increasingly Realistic Possibility’
Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a […]
+
12:49 PM | Caltech, UCLA, USC team on federally funded innovation hub
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today that it will […]
+
12:46 PM | Study finds little spread of MERS-CoV in Saudi households
The standard thinking on MERS-CoV is that it doesn’t spread […]
+
12:00 PM | A Touch to Fear: Chiropractic and the Newborn Baby
A significant part of my job as a pediatric hospitalist involves caring for newborns. It is arguably the best thing that I get to do as a physician, even if I do at times prefer the increased intellectual stimulation of the ill hospitalized child. While seeing newborns, I am almost always surrounded by happy and […]
+
11:44 AM | Takeda: No link between Actos and bladder cancer
Ten-year study backs safety of diabetes drug
+
11:00 AM | Memory and Psychosis
People who experience psychosis have somewhat lower tested intelligence, with a higher proportion of psychotic individuals scoring below the mean score of 100 on IQ tests. But I think that psychosis may impact tested intelligence by lowering it in a spurious way. Essentially, psychosis interferes with cognitive processes, compromising the mental activity of psychotic individuals. […]
+
10:32 AM | GSK Ebola vaccine to start safety studies
Will use volunteers in the US, UK and Africa
+
10:23 AM | Amgen claims first-to-file spot in PCSK9 inhibitor race
Evolocumab is part of new class of treatment to tackle high cholesterol
+
9:33 AM | Rapid review for Pfizer’s superbug vaccine
FDA to expedite assessment of Clostridium difficile inoculation
+
6:30 AM | People with mental illness are more likely to be victims of homicide than perpetrators of homicide
Dave Steele reports on a recent observational case series published in the Lancet Psychiatry, which concludes that patients with mental illness are two and a half times more likely to be victims of homicide than the general population. The post People with mental illness are more likely to be victims of homicide than perpetrators of homicide appeared first on The Mental Elf.
+
5:00 AM | ERSP Recommends Obesity Research Institute Modify Claims for Lipozene Supplement
Company said it will adjust claims in future advertising.
+
5:00 AM | FDA to Strengthen Program to Assess Safety of Chemicals in Foods
Agency reviews its internal evaluation processes.
+
12:15 AM | Cancer Patient Shows Us Radiation Therapy through a Different Lens
Thomas Ashley, a seasoned Philadelphia filmmaker, has a message for anyone dealing with a cancer diagnosis and the prospect of undergoing radiation therapy: It's not as scary as it seems. He's telling his story in the form of a new video he produced that documents his own experience as a...

August 28, 2014

+
11:31 PM | Adriana Karaboutis joins Biogen Idec from Dell
She is appointed executive vice president, technology and business solutions
+
11:30 PM | Major depression in cancer patients going untreated
Only 17% of patients reacted to usual NHS therapy according to new research
+
11:30 PM | Major depression in UK cancer patients going untreated
Only 17% of patients reacted to usual NHS therapy according to new research
+
7:16 PM | Forming Attachments Near and Far
An unforeseen benefit of living with cancer is the intimacy it creates with individuals we barely know.
+
6:02 PM | In Sickness and in Health
People make sacrifices for each other when it comes to health, just as they do with family and careers. When both partners develop cancer, it is no exception.
123456789
582 Results