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December 18, 2014

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12:16 AM | Data transparency in Europe
Will 2015 usher in a new era?
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12:15 AM | Xellia forms scientific advisory board
Will further progress on innovative anti-infectives

December 17, 2014

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10:58 PM | Smoking Marijuana Lowers Inflammation
ByThe Toombst Smoking marijuana lowers inflammation in the body. Researchers found lower levels of the inflammatory marker CRP in people smoking marijuana in the last 30 days. Marijuana is the drug creating the most headlines in the research community at the moment. Every week a new press release warns about the harmful effects of smoking marijuana in anything from findings based in quality research to anecdotal claims about adverse health effects. All the while a wave of legalization sweeps […]
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7:24 PM | Belly Fat Tied to Sudden Cardiac Death
Having a “beer belly” significantly increases the risk for sudden cardiac death, a new study has found.
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4:58 PM | Hypertension medication that targets stress may help smokers quit
Smokers trying to quit often light up a cigarette to deal with stress. Now an interdisciplinary team of Yale researchers has shown that guanfacine, a medication approved for treating hypertension […]
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4:55 PM | Stay complex, my friends
The KISS concept ­– keep it simple, stupid – may work for many situations. However, when it comes to evolution, complexity appears to be key for prosperity and propagating future […]
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4:55 PM | First biosimilar Humira launches in India
AbbVie to face competition for world’s biggest-selling drug
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4:54 PM | Domestic abuse may affect children in womb
Domestic violence can affect children even before they’re born, indicates new research by Michigan State University scientists. The study is the first to link abuse of pregnant women with emotional […]
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4:28 PM | Global CO2 emissions increase to new all-time record, but growth slowing
2013 saw global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production reach a new all-time high. This was mainly due to the continuing steady increase in energy use in […]
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4:24 PM | Researchers Recipe: Cook Farm Waste into Energy
It takes some cooking, but turning farm waste into biofuels is now possible and makes economic sense, according to preliminary research from the University of Guelph. Guelph researchers are studying […]
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4:22 PM | Orphan receptor proteins deliver 2 knock-out punches to glioblastoma cells
Two related proteins exert a lethal double whammy effect against glioblastoma cells when activated with a small molecule, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The scientists say when […]
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4:17 PM | Study finds that employees who are open about religion are happier
It may be beneficial for employers to not only encourage office Christmas parties but also celebrate holidays and festivals from a variety of religions, according to a Kansas State University […]
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4:15 PM | Hugs help protect against stress and infection
Instead of an apple, could a hug-a-day keep the doctor away? According to new research from Carnegie Mellon University, that may not be that far-fetched of an idea. Led by […]
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3:40 PM | Chronotherapies Treating Depression
ByThe Toombst In part one we talked about the basics of your internal clock while part two covered much of the melatonin system and bright light therapy. Here we touch on other ways to reset the internal clock with a purpose, chronotherapies treating depression. All findings are from a review article, Called Manipulating melatonin in managing mood published in Acta Psychiatr Scand 2013: 128. Chronotherapies Treating Depression Melatonin holds promise treating depression and not only by making […]
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1:17 PM | Communicating Health Science News
A recent study addresses the problem of sensationalism in the communication of science news, an issue we deal with on a regular basis. The study was titled “The association between exaggeration in health related science news and academic press releases: retrospective observational study“. The results show two interesting things – that university press releases frequently […]
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1:05 PM | Estimating Herd Immunity Gains from Mandatory Vaccination Policies — 2
Refining the herd immunity model previously described helps to shed light on the magnitude of the direct benefits of mandatory vaccination policies.
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12:26 PM | Private sector on rise in England’s NHS, says BMJ
One-third of NHS contracts have gone to private providers since healthcare reforms
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12:05 PM | The truth about holiday weight gain
Today I’d like to revisit an issue which is becoming a bit of a holiday tradition here at Obesity Panacea. How much weight do people gain over the holidays?   If you ask many people, they will say that the … Continue reading »
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12:00 PM | Predicting Seizures Amid the Chaos
We are one step closer to predicting the unpredictable. Robin Gras, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Computer Science and Canada Research Chair in Learning and Simulation for Theoretical Biology, and his PhD student Abbas Golestanti have developed novel methods for long-term time series forecasting. In a Scientific Reports article, Gras and Golestanti […]
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11:05 AM | UCB's $1.53bn generics sale falls through
Advent and Avista Capita back away from bid to acquire Kremers Urban due to unanticipated conflict in timing
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10:40 AM | FDA approves Ipsen drug to treat rare tumours
Green light for Somatuline Depot in cancer of the neuroendocrine system
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10:09 AM | Novartis' acromegaly therapy cleared by FDA
Signifor LAR shows superior efficiency to older treatments
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9:58 AM | NICE recommends Pradaxa in blood clot indication
Boehringer drug backed to treat and prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
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7:30 AM | Mental health support for older adults needs to improve
Dave Steele summarises an NIHR funded mixed methods study that concludes we don't know much about how we should support older adults with mental health problems, except to say that we should be doing better. The post Mental health support for older adults needs to improve appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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6:01 AM | Inferior alveolar nerve injury following bilateral sagittal split osteotomy lacks standardised assessment procedures and reporting says review
As this review looks as potential harms from bilateral sagittal split osteotomy a wide range of study designs were included. However, the majority relied on subjective assessment of Inferior alveolar nerve injury so a standardised assessment and reporting procedure is needed. The post Inferior alveolar nerve injury following bilateral sagittal split osteotomy lacks standardised assessment procedures and reporting says review appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:01 AM | How Exercise Changes Our DNA
Exercise, a new study finds, changes the shape and functioning our genes, an important stop on the way to improved health and fitness.
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5:00 AM | Pharmavite Acquires Whole Food Supplement Developer FoodState
Deal extends Pharmavite’s footprint in whole food supplements market.
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5:00 AM | Millnennials, Boomers and Athletes Drive Emerging Functional Food Trends
Proactive wellness and proper nutrition drive dietary trends, according to Packaged Facts report.
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5:00 AM | Study Suggests Low-Glycemic Diets May Not Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes
Comparison of low- and high-GI diets found no significant difference in reducing CV risk or reversing insulin resistance.
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5:00 AM | Thorne Research Partners with Mayo Clinic to Study Supplements
Results will be used to develop supplements, medical foods, functional foods and botanical drugs.
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