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September 29, 2014

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10:42 PM | Vets Face Rising Worry Over Fleas
Anecdotal reports suggest fleas are getting harder to control, but vets and product makers said the products still work.
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10:35 PM | After Surgery, Predicting a Speedy Recovery
In a small study, researchers found that certain activity in patients’ immune systems correlated to different recovery times.
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8:21 PM | Public Health in the News – September 29, 2014
Global Nature News has a fantastic profile of Sheik Humarr Khan and other public health workers as they fought against Ebola in Sierra Leone. Science is not enough to stop Ebola – we need social change as well. We may … Continue reading →
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8:15 PM | Working Long Hours Tied to Diabetes Risk
Working long hours may increase the risk for Type 2 diabetes, a new review has found, but the risk is only apparent in workers of lower socioeconomic status.
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7:24 PM | How to make a perfect solar absorber
Now researchers at MIT say they have accomplished the development […]
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7:23 PM | Causes of California drought linked to climate change
The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought currently afflicting […]
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3:44 PM | Penn Doctor Named Semifinalist in Philadelphia Magazine’s Health Hero Challenge
Raina Merchant, MD, MSHP, assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at Penn, senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and director of the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab, has been named one of 16 semifinalists in Philadelphia Magazine’s Be Well Philly 2014 Health Hero Challenge! She...
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3:41 PM | Sanofi provides bursaries to UK patient groups
Older People's Advocacy Alliance receives gold award of £25,000
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2:52 PM | Celiac Disease, a Common, but Elusive, Diagnosis
A main reason for a lag in the detection of celiac disease is the long and confusing list of signs and symptoms, some of which may be mild enough to be easily ignored or attributed to another condition.
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2:30 PM | Hi little poisonous friend: New frog found in Panama
A bright orange poison dart frog with a unique call […]
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2:29 PM | Cancer during pregnancy: Chemo, radiotherapy safe for babies
Presentations at ESMO 2014 examine the impact of in-utero exposure […]
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2:28 PM | Protein that Causes Frontotemporal Dementia also Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes have shown that low levels […]
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2:25 PM | Scientists make droplets move on their own
Droplets are simple spheres of fluid, not normally considered capable […]
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2:23 PM | After-school exercise program enhances cognition in 7-, 8- and 9-year-olds
A nine-month-long, randomized controlled trial involving 221 prepubescent children found […]
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2:20 PM | DNA signature found in ice storm babies
Prenatal maternal stress exposure to natural disasters predicts epigenetic profile […]
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2:19 PM | Who are the men and boys suffering from anorexia?
A new study by researchers from the University of Montreal […]
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2:17 PM | Hand size appears to stay constant, providing natural ‘ruler’  
People tend to perceive their dominant hand as staying relatively […]
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1:15 PM | The benefits of Big Data
Using real-world patient outcomes data
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10:09 AM | Boehringer Ingelheim launches Sound Challenge app
Looks to raise awareness of rare lung disease IPF
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10:00 AM | First phase III data for BMS' anti-PD1 nivolumab
Opdivo shows promise in melanoma study
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9:53 AM | EMA backs 15 new medicines for use in EU
Includes new treatments from Gilead, Lilly, Boehringer, AstraZeneca and Janssen
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9:41 AM | Roche's Perjeta should be 'new standard' in breast cancer
Could improve survival when added to therapy with Herceptin and docetaxel
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7:00 AM | Quackademia update: The Cleveland Clinic, George Washington University, and the continued infiltration of quackery into medical academia
Quackery has been steadily infiltrating academic medicine for at least two decades now in the form of what was once called “complementary and alternative medicine” but is now more commonly referred to as “integrative medicine.” Of course, as I’ve written many times before, what “integrative medicine” really means is the “integration” of quackery with science- […]
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6:30 AM | Eating disorders: mapping the (lack of) evidence
Helen Bould summarises a recent review that maps the evidence for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders in young people. Her conclusion? A call to arms for more better quality research to help people affected by these serious illnesses. The post Eating disorders: mapping the (lack of) evidence appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Global Health & Wellness Sales to Reach $774 Billion in 2014
Emerging markets drive growth while developed markets offer innovation hotspots.
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4:59 AM | Toothbrushing: review finds association between infrequent brushing and periodontitis
One of the aims of regular daily toothbrushing is to remove plaque as it is an important risk factor for caries an periodontal diseases. This new review looks at the evidence related to frequency of brushing and periodontal disease. Only 14 observational studies were included and these suggest that irregular brushing is associated with more severe periodontal disease. The post Toothbrushing: review finds association between infrequent brushing and periodontitis appeared first on The Dental Elf.

September 28, 2014

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11:31 PM | Boehringer Ingelheim promotes Debraj Dasgupta
He will lead on its global marketing and sales platforms
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11:31 PM | Merck & Co plays catch-up with osteoporosis data for odanacatib
Says study shows significant reduced risk of osteoporotic symptoms
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11:30 PM | Servier abandons cancer drug collaboration with Pharmacyclics
Rights to lymphoma treatment abexinostat will be returned
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11:15 PM | The price is right: drug reimbursement in Europe
EFPIA's director general argues that drug pricing is not a gameshow
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