Posts

March 26, 2015

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8:53 AM | WHO: Medicine costs ‘too high’ for European governments
New report shows transparency and co-operation needed to help reduce drug prices
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8:53 AM | WHO: Medicine costs ‘too high’ for European governments
New report shows transparency and co-operation needed to help reduce drug prices
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8:16 AM | Final NICE ‘no’ for Celgene’s Imnovid
England’s pricing watchdog says the multiple myeloma drug is simply too expensive for the NHS
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8:00 AM | Strong primary care can help improve efficiency, says WHO report
In her blog, Caroline De Brún considers a recently published report by the World Health Organization, comparing strengths and issues faced by primary care health systems in Europe. The post Strong primary care can help improve efficiency, says WHO report appeared first on The Commissioning Elf.
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7:30 AM | Mindfulness based group therapy for common mental health disorders
Mark Smith summarises a recent RCT of mindfulness based group therapy in primary care patients with depression, anxiety and stress and adjustment disorders. The post Mindfulness based group therapy for common mental health disorders appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:59 AM | Atraumatic restorative treatment for older adults
This randomised controlled trial compares atraumatic restorative treatment in older patients to conventional care finding no statistically significant difference at 2 years. The post Atraumatic restorative treatment for older adults appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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12:30 AM | Economic evaluation of corticosteroid injections for mortons neuroma
In his first guest blog Allan Thomson, Lecturer in Podiartry at Glasgow Caledonian University, discusses an economic evaluation of corticosteroid injections for mortons neuroma. The post Economic evaluation of corticosteroid injections for mortons neuroma appeared first on The Musculoskeletal Elf.
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12:01 AM | Teva appoints Timothy Wright as business development head
The former Covidien Pharma president most recently led a US cancer centre

March 25, 2015

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10:27 PM | Concussion Blood Test = Easy Diagnosis
ByThe Toombst New study finds elevated proteins in the blood of people with concussions, this discovery could result in a concussion blood test in the near future. Concussions are a big problem especially in professional sports. Today, diagnosing a concussions involves subjective measures, like cognition tests. A more precise way to diagnose the condition could simplify the diagnosing and help avoid further brain injuries. Earlier studies have found substances that indicate the seriousness of a […]
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6:27 PM | Early stage trial of Parkinson's vaccine shows promise
Early stage trial of Parkinson's vaccine shows promise 25 March 2015 Results from the first clinical trial of a new vaccine for Parkinson's suggest the treatment is safe and should go forward to be tested in larger, longer studies. This post has been generated by Page2RSS
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4:28 PM | Engineer helps crack mystery of bird flight
It has taken more than a million fine samples of aerodynamic force and airflow combined to determine what makes a hummingbird’s wings so adept at hovering. The team led by […]
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4:27 PM | New process could yield better solar cells, faster chips
Computer chips, solar cells and other electronic devices have traditionally been based on silicon, the most famous of the semiconductors, that special class of materials whose unique electronic properties can […]
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4:26 PM | ‘Greening’ Vacant Lots, a Tactic for Improved Neighborhood Health
Philadelphia has long been known as the City of Brotherly Love, but a much less flattering nickname is thrown around by critics from time to time: “Filthadelphia.” While we’d all just like to forget about it, the name is a comment on the city’s struggle to keep the streets clean...
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4:26 PM | New kind of light bulb could save lives in developing countries
How many researchers does it take to change a light bulb? And how many lives could they save by changing it? The answer to both questions is larger than you […]
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4:24 PM | Discovery could lead to biological treatment for common birth defect
USC researchers have discovered which stem cells are responsible for the growth of craniofacial bones in mice — a finding that could have a profound impact on the understanding and […]
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4:22 PM | Saccharin shows promise as cancer inhibitor
For decades, saccharin was wrongly labeled as a possible cancer-causing chemical. Now, nearly 15 years after it was declared safe, University of Florida Health researchers have found that the artificial […]
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4:21 PM | Ocean acidification likely hampers tiny shell builders in Southern Ocean
A University of Colorado Boulder study shows a ubiquitous type of phytoplankton — tiny organisms that are the base of the marine food web – appears to be suffering from […]
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4:19 PM | Air Pollutants During Pregnancy Can Damage Child’s Brain, Up Risk of Cognitive, Behavioral Problems
Researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) at the Mailman School of Public Health and colleagues at the University of Southern California have found a powerful relationship […]
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1:06 PM | Transparency decreases concerns about surveillance
Transparency about the purpose and intent of data gathering can decrease concerns about surveillance. The basic and most important question is who uses the data and for what purposes. These...
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12:21 PM | What Is Brain Death?
Of course, any story illustrating the issues surrounding brain death is going to be a sad and tragic tale. In December of 2013, Jahi McMath suffered bleeding complications following a tonsillectomy and tissue removal for sleep apnea. This resulted in a cardiac arrest with an apparent prolonged period of lack of blood flow to the […]
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11:15 AM | Why I didn’t participate in PBS Fronline’s “The Vaccine War” tweet-along
As I wrote about at Forbes today, PBS Frontline aired an updated version of their 2010 documentary “The Vaccine War” last night, including information about the current measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and the legislative effort in California to roll back personal belief exemptions for vaccines that allow parents to opt out of getting […]
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11:00 AM | I’m Just Not That Into Me
Ask most women and they will gladly tell you that men are more egotistical, power-hungry, and arrogant than women. Now, science backs up these claims. A team of researchers analyzed three decades of research involving nearly 500,000 people and concluded that men are, in fact, more narcissistic than women. But, are men born narcissistic or […]
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10:39 AM | AZ links with Harvard for diabetes research
Firm extends ties with the highly respected academic institution in hope of finding innovative leads
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10:20 AM | Merck's Keytruda beats BMS' Yervoy in melanoma face-off
Both firms competing for a leading share in the highly competitive skin cancer drug market
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9:45 AM | How Exercise May Aid Cancer Treatment
A new study in mice raises the possibility that exercise may change the biology of some malignant tumors, potentially making them easier to treat.
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9:22 AM | Novo Nordisk sheds autoimmune portfolio to BMS
Continues the trend of pharma buying up unwanted assets from rival firms
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8:37 AM | Cancer charity partners with research council for innovation
CRUK teams up with multi-disciplinary groups to help develop new oncology products
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7:30 AM | Medication versus placebo for anorexia nervosa: antidepressants, antipsychotics and hormonal therapy
In her debut blog, Nicola Coop summarises a recent meta-analysis looking at the use of antidepressants, antipsychotics and hormonal therapy for people with anorexia nervosa. The post Medication versus placebo for anorexia nervosa: antidepressants, antipsychotics and hormonal therapy appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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6:01 AM | Crown preparation – limited high quality evidence available
This review pulls together 117 studies on, biological parameters, preparation geometry, and technical conditions of crown preparation. However only 23 of the studies are clinical providing limited evidence for crown preparation. The post Crown preparation – limited high quality evidence available appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Bayir Inc. Creates Commodity Ingredients Line
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