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August 28, 2014

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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.
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4:51 PM | The Role of Culture in Health
Each year, the University of Pennsylvania sponsors a series of events throughout its campus focusing on a central theme chosen by faculty, staff and students. The focal point of the 2014-2015 academic year is Health. The Year of Health was chosen, in part, because of the national focus on health-care...
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4:33 PM | In Plastics and Cans, a Threat to Women
BPA worries scientists for a number of reasons, but evidence is gathering for one concern in particular: infertility.
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1:38 PM | Do we live in a 2-D hologram?
New Fermilab experiment will test the nature of the universe […]
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1:35 PM | Gang life brings deep health risks for girls
Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for […]
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1:32 PM | Dispersant Lingered in Gulf Four Years after Oil Spill
Scientists from Haverford College and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution investigated […]
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1:31 PM | Scientists looking across human, fly and worm genomes find shared biology
Researchers analyzing human, fly, and worm genomes have found that […]
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1:29 PM | Error memories enable improved performance and faster learning
Researchers have long known that people learn a motor task […]
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1:20 PM | Paleontologists Describe a Possible Dinosaur Nest and Young ‘Babysitter’
Dinosaurs are often depicted as giant, frightening beasts. But every […]
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1:18 PM | Neuroscientists reverse memories’ emotional associations
Most memories have some kind of emotion associated with them: […]
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1:17 PM | Snowfall in a warmer world
Study finds big snowstorms will still occur in the Northern […]
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1:16 PM | Malaria’s Clinical Symptoms Fade on Repeat Infections
Children who repeatedly become infected with malaria often experience no […]
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1:12 PM | Experimental Drug Combo a Possible One-two Punch Against HIV
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center and University […]
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11:57 AM | More money for England’s Cancer Drugs Fund
Extra £160m to pay for drugs not recommended by NICE
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11:00 AM | Naturopathy vs. Science: Facts edition
This is another post in the naturopathy versus science series, where a naturopath’s advice is assessed against the scientific literature. When you think medicine, your first thought may be “physician”. But the practice of medicine today is a collaboration, as few health professionals, even physicians, can deliver health care completely independently. As a pharmacist I’ve […]
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10:20 AM | BMS can ride on Sovaldi's success as EU clears Daklinza
Hepatitis C drug approved in combination with Gilead’s huge-selling treatment
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10:20 AM | BMS can ride on Sovaldi's success as Daklinza cleared in EU
Hepatitis C drug approved in combination with Gilead’s huge-selling treatment
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10:18 AM | Amgen gets priority review for chronic heart failure hope
Raises expectations for early entry onto US market for ivabradine
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9:45 AM | NICE wants more data on Boehringer’s diabetes drug
Pharma company needs to demonstrate cost-effectiveness of Jardiance
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7:34 AM | Nitric oxide and its possible implication in ME/CFS (Part 2 of 2)
Andrew Gladman explores the current and historic hypotheses relating to nitric oxide problems in ME/CFS. This second article in a 2-Part series puts nitric oxide under the microscope and explores what it is, what it does and why it is so frequently discussed in the world of ME/CFS. The focus of this article is to build upon the previous article and explore how the hypotheses surrounding ME/CFS and nitric oxide weigh up against one another. It is therefore advised […]
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6:30 AM | Empowering mental health service users to become more involved in decisions about their care: the DECIDE RCT
Laurence Palfreyman highlights an RCT of the DECIDE intervention, which aims to build awareness of the service user’s role in decisions about their care including how they can become more involved and seek information from independent sources. The post Empowering mental health service users to become more involved in decisions about their care: the DECIDE RCT appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:30 AM | Review: Happiness by Design (Paul Dolan)
Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life Hardcover, 256 pages, ISBN: 9780241003107, published 28 August 2014 Amazon / Google Books / Allen Lane Many economists balk at the mention of happiness research. I consider myself a sceptic. But people care about attaining happiness, and governments care about measuring it. And why not? There are behaviours […]
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5:00 AM | U.K. Study: Lycopene Might Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk
Men who eat more than 10 portions a week of tomatoes have an 18% lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
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5:00 AM | Phytosterol Supplements Help Protect Hearts, and Wallets
Use of supplements at preventive levels among a targeted U.S. population would lead to significant savings.
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5:00 AM | More Consumers Opt for Healthy Snacks Between Meals
Snack foods eaten at main meals will grow approximately 5% over the next five years, according to an NPD report.

August 27, 2014

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11:31 PM | Pharma takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
GSK, Evotec and Biogen Idec participate in the social media sensation
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11:30 PM | H&T Asia promotes Monika James
She moves up to senior account director
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11:16 PM | Citation needed: pharma needs to make the most of Wikipedia
The online encyclopedia is an increasingly important source of knowledge for patients and information must be kept accurate and up to date
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11:16 PM | WPP buys two more firms
Strengthens Millward Brown and GroupM with purchase of InsightExpress and Keyade
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11:15 PM | Biogen Idec names ALS unit head
Donald Johns joins from Novartis
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