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January 27, 2015

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7:30 AM | Helping people with depression return to work
Meg Fluharty reports on a new Cochrane review of interventions to improve return to work in depressed people. The review finds moderate quality evidence for a range of work-directed and clinical interventions that can help people with depression return to work. The post Helping people with depression return to work appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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6:00 AM | Increased overjet: increases risk of dental trauma suggests review
This systematic review of a 54 observations studies involving >10,000 patients suggested that overjet over 3-4mm double the risk of traumatic dental injuries (TDIs). With 22% of TDIs being attributable to increased overjet. The post Increased overjet: increases risk of dental trauma suggests review appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Senators Urge FDA To Ban Sale of Powdered Caffeine to Consumers
Sens. Brown and Blumenthal lead group in writing to FDA in support of citizen petition.
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5:00 AM | Nationwide USDA Organic Survey Underway
Study of organic agriculture production to help develop programs for producers.
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5:00 AM | CRN Guidelines Advise Iodine in Supplements for Pregnancy & Lactation
CRN guidlines recommend at least 150 mcg of iodine be included in supplements for pregnant and lactating women.
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5:00 AM | Research Shows Multivitamins Help Women\'s Cardiovascular Health
Researchers found a reduced risk in CVD-related death in those women who took a multivitamin for three or more years.
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1:48 AM | High-Dose Statin May Protect Heart Surgery Patients’ Kidney Health
Acute kidney injury often arises after major surgery because the kidneys can be deprived of normal blood flow during the procedure. The use of contrast media, or dyes, can contribute to this problem. In patients undergoing coronary angiography or percutaneous coronary intervention, which are heart procedures that use dyes to help surgeons visualize the arteries, […] The post High-Dose Statin May Protect Heart Surgery Patients’ Kidney Health appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

Wu, H., Li, D., Fang, M., Han, H. & Wang, H. (2015). Meta-analysis of short-term high versus low doses of atorvastatin preventing contrast-induced acute kidney injury in patients undergoing coronary angiography/percutaneous coronary intervention, The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 55 (2) 123-131. DOI: 10.1002/jcph.411

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12:30 AM | Return to work practices for musculoskeletal and mental health conditions
Heather Gray summarises a review of best practice in work absence management and return to work programmes for people with musculoskeletal and mental health conditions. The post Return to work practices for musculoskeletal and mental health conditions appeared first on The Musculoskeletal Elf.
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12:06 AM | Virginia Acha leaves Amgen for ABPI
Joins UK pharma trade body as director of research, medical and innovation
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12:05 AM | Common Prescription Drugs Increase Dementia Risk
ByThe Toombst Researchers find that using certain common prescription drugs increase dementia risk. Regularly taking anticholinergic drugs means you are at a higher risk of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia, losing your sharp wit and cognitive abilities as you age are probably at the top of the list of: “diseases I don’t want”, for many of us. Dementia is getting more common across the world as the population lives longer. Many previous news items have touch […]

January 26, 2015

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11:00 PM | Natural Breakdown of Petroleum Underground Can Lace Arsenic into Groundwater
In a long-term field study, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Virginia Tech scientists have found that changes in geochemistry from the natural breakdown of petroleum hydrocarbons underground can promote the […]
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10:41 PM | Study: Bad middle managers are just a reflection of their bosses
Keeping middle managers happy with their supervisors is the key to retaining the lower-level workers they manage and avoiding expensive turnover costs, according to a Vanderbilt University study. “Middle managers’ […]
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10:32 PM | Scientists take big step in making graphene a viable silicon substitute
A new study moves the wonder material graphene a major step closer to knocking silicon off as the dominant workhorse of the electronics industry. While silicon is ubiquitous in semiconductors and […]
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10:17 PM | Scientists find fish in extreme environment half-mile beneath Antarctic ice
Using a specially designed hot-water drill to cleanly bore through a half mile of ice, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded team of researchers has become the first ever to reach […]
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10:14 PM | ‘Total cost of ownership’ information gives hybrid, plug-in vehicles a boost
Sales of hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles have slumped, but new Indiana University research shows some consumers are more likely to buy when they see data that shows the total […]
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10:13 PM | Research implicates metabolic process of the liver in the spread of colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer is a cancer on the move: about 50 percent of patients with the disease see their cancer spread, typically to the liver. By identifying genes that become activated […]
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10:11 PM | Evidence-based care eliminates racial disparity in colon cancer survival rates
For the past two decades, the National Cancer Institute has documented a persistent racial disparity in colon cancer survival rates in the United States. African-American patients have consistently had lower […]
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9:35 PM | Research team shapes future of combat rations
What kinds of rations might the military be using to feed its warfighters 15 years from now? Seeking to provide a window into the future of combat feeding, the Consumer […]
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9:27 PM | Satellite witnesses developing US nor’easter
National Weather Service forecasters have been tracking a low pressure area that moved from the Midwest into the Atlantic Ocean today, and is expected to become a strong nor’easter that […]
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9:26 PM | No Context Like Snow Context
We're going to venture a little bit off the beaten path for a second. See, you might've noticed we've had history on the mind a lot lately. Naturally, we're excited about the Perelman School of Medicine's 250th year, and it's helping us put a lot of things into perspective we...
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9:25 PM | Beating the clock: UGA researchers develop new treatment for rabies
Successfully treating rabies can be a race against the clock. Those who suffer a bite from a rabid animal have a brief window of time to seek medical help before […]
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9:00 PM | High Cholesterol Takes Its Toll Over Time
Researchers found that the longer cholesterol remained, elevated the greater the likelihood for cardiovascular disease.
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7:04 PM | Sweaty Answer to Chronic Illness
Studies suggest that a more demanding approach to exercise is not only safe for most patients but also more effective at preventing and reversing the problems of many ailments.
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6:47 PM | Microbioma y Dieta en la Vejez: Amotinamiento del microbioma
Hemos hablado que dependiendo del origen de los alimentos el microbioma intestinaldel individuo varía, que la dieta es uno de los principales factores con relación a la modulación del microbioma intestinal (1).Que los alimentos de origen animal tienden a generar bacterias que son resistentes a los ácidos biliares, y que estos tienden a ser ricos en grasas y originan una cierta endotoxemia en el organismo que facilita el desarrollo del síndrome […]
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5:04 PM | New Effective Radiation Sickness Treatment
ByThe Toombst A new treatment against radiation poisoning! Researchers find a new effective new effective radiation sickness treatment , that works even when given days after radiation exposure. Recent nuclear accidents like that at Fukushima have highlighted the need for a way to treat radiation exposure after it occurs. Today there isn’t a treatment that can wind back the damage of radiation. Today the only treatments available mitigate further damage from radiation. Lysophosphatidic […]
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4:28 PM | The Cow-Free Beef… Well, Almost.
Using Biotechnology to produce real meat protein grown from stem cells from donor animals. “A vegetarian with a Hummer is actually better for the environment than a meat-eater with a bicycle,” remarked a facetious, yet serious Mark Post at a 2013 TEDx conference in Netherlands, when explaining the impact of conventional animal farming on the […]
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2:32 PM | 10 Science-Backed Tips to Help Prevent Hip Fractures
My latest article appears as a guest post on LIVESTRONG.com. The article presents 10 tips that may help prevent hip fracture and gives scientific studies in support of each. Click here to read the article.
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2:31 PM | Applicability of the Charter to Vaccination-or-Mask Policies
The first step in a Charter challenge to vaccination-or-mask policies (issued by hospitals as a condition of service) is to see if the Charter even applies. That requires a reconciliation of current conflicting Canadian jurisprudence.
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12:00 PM | Nurturing The Brain – Part I, Caffeine
Overall, more than 85% of children and adults consume caffeine regularly. But what does it do to the brain? Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. According to Euromonitor, the United States is the country with the highest amount of total coffee consumption (971 tons per year), closely followed by Brazil […]
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10:45 AM | Salt May Not Affect Heart Risks
A new study suggests that dietary salt may have little or no effect on the risk for heart disease in older adults.
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