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September 15, 2014

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2:15 PM | Boosting armor for nuclear-waste eating microbes
A microbe developed to clean up nuclear waste and patented […]
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2:14 PM | Genetic testing can identify men at 6-fold increased risk of prostate cancer
Scientists can now explain a third of the inherited risk […]
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2:13 PM | Study sheds new light on why batteries go bad
Rapid charging and draining doesn’t damage lithium ion electrode as […]
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2:11 PM | Marijuana users who feel low get high
Adolescents and young adults who smoke marijuana frequently may attempt […]
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2:10 PM | Need for authenticity drives gender transitions in later life
As we age, all of us begin to think about […]
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2:08 PM | Vitamin E intake critical during ‘the first 1,000 days’
Amid conflicting reports about the need for vitamin E and […]
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10:19 AM | Avastin safe in eye disease, says Cochrane
Recommends off-label use of Roche drug as cheaper alternative to Novartis’ Lucentis
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10:13 AM | Scottish independence 'would weaken' UK life sciences sector
Pharma leaders say Yes vote would hold industry back
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10:10 AM | EC slammed for pharma oversight changes
Organisations criticise decision to transfer responsibility for pharma policy from health to industrial department
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9:47 AM | Lilly closes in on another Cyramza indication
Could be used for colorectal cancer in addition to stomach cancer
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9:15 AM | Ask Well: Plantar Fasciitis Relief
If you have stairs or a sturdy box in your home, along with a backpack, timely relief for plantar fasciitis may be possible.
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9:08 AM | European Commissioner for health and food safety elected
Vytenis Andriukaitis will take on the role from October
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8:30 AM | Co-production is essential to effective commissioning and service development, says London’s diabetes care pathway
This guide is the result of discussions with health professionals and people with diabetes Types 1 and 2, and surveys investigating the levels of service provision in London. The reason for this work is because people with from diabetes often suffer from mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, phobias, adjustment to their condition, eating [read the full story...]
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7:24 AM | Medicine past, present, and future: Star Trek versus Dr. Kildare and The Knick
I’ve been a big Star Trek fan ever since I first discovered reruns of the original Star Trek episodes in the 1970s, having been too young (but not by much!) to have caught the show during its original 1966-1969 run. True, my interest waxed and waned through the years—for instance, I loved Star Trek: The […]
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6:30 AM | Can environmental changes reduce fear of crime and improve mental health and well-being?
Kathryn Walsh summarises a recent systematic review on crime, fear of crime and mental health, which highlights a number of interventions that are not effective in reducing the fear of crime. The post Can environmental changes reduce fear of crime and improve mental health and well-being? appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:01 AM | Orthodontic treatment for crowding: review found similar results with early and late extractions
This new review looks at early or late premolar extraction for the orthodontic treatment of severe crowding. However, only seven retrospective studies are available so it is difficult to assess which protocol is more effective. The post Orthodontic treatment for crowding: review found similar results with early and late extractions appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Climate Change Affects Taste & Quality of Tea
HerbalGram cover article addresses impacts of environmental variation on botanical quality and activity.
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4:01 AM | Select Drugs Cause Most Childhood Poisonings
Twelve active ingredients were involved in almost half of hospitalizations of children for prescription drug poisoning, a new study found.
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2:54 AM | Public Health in the News – September 14, 2014
Global Scientists mapping the spread of Ebola gave grim news that it is likely to spread to hundreds of thousands of people and last up to 18 months more before it is under control. A cool new device may help global health workers everywhere. Called K-1, it is the first syringe to automatically disable once it’s […]
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12:38 AM | Ralph Nader on nukes
(H/t to David) Lengthy essay outlining how nuclear power is a big swindle. https://blog.nader.org/2014/09/05/nuclear-powers-insanities-taxpayer-guaranteed/

September 14, 2014

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11:30 PM | Adephi Worldwide acquires The Planning Shop International
Deal with the international healthcare consultancy agency extend its portfolio
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11:15 PM | The genetic makeup of a pharma company
Thinking of your company’s DNA is much more than a figure of speech
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1:02 PM | TEDMED Day 2: Hijacking, Keeping Mum, and the Importance of R&R
I was particularly excited about Day 2. Not only did this day include some of the speakers that I was most looking forward to, but the session topics were relevant, I found, to both medical practice and the scientific method.Progress on Andrew Rae's mural by Day 2. Session 4: "Stealing Smart." This session described how one biological system can hijack another to assert its effects—and how we humans can take advantage of that for our own needs.The session opened with cardiologist […]
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7:00 AM | Fluoride: Still Not Poisoning Your Precious Bodily Fluids!
We dentists are an evil group of sociopaths. When we’re not trying to kill you or give you chronic diseases such as multiple sclerosis with our toxic mercury saturated fillings, we are advocating for the placement of rat poison/industrial waste (i.e. fluoride) in your water supply by our governmental overlords. What is up with us? […]

September 13, 2014

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2:15 PM | In rats and man, nicotine withdrawal sucks the pleasure from life
Reduced reward response in brains helps explain why it’s so […]
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2:14 PM | Hunt for water may have led human evolution
Our ancient ancestors’ ability to move around and find new […]
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2:08 PM | Brain inflammation dramatically disrupts memory retrieval
Research sheds light on cognitive losses seen with chemotherapy, autoimmune […]
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2:06 PM | Where’s the atmosphere’s self-cleaning power?
In a finding that could alter how scientists quantify emissions […]
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2:03 PM | A Link Between Jacobsen Syndrome and Autism
A rare genetic disorder known as Jacobsen syndrome has been […]
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11:00 AM | How Temperature Affects People With Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disorder that presents with myriad of symptoms. The disease causes physical as well as emotional changes in the patients. One peculiar symptom seen in people with MS is their sensitivity to heat. While heat sensitivity is a symptom of many other conditions as well, the exacerbation of the other […]
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