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April 16, 2015

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3:38 AM | Celebrate World Book Day
April 23rd is designated World Book and Copyright Day by UNESCO. “Literacy is the door to knowledge, essential to individual self-esteem and empowerment. Books, in all forms, play an essential role here.” – Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the World Book and Copyright Day. In celebration of this special day, […] The post Celebrate World Book Day appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

April 15, 2015

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11:30 PM | Does exercise improve pain and function for osteoarthritis of the knee?
We learnt in an earlier post about the burden of musculoskeletal conditions that osteoarthritis (OA) develops around the age of 50. Blimey some of our elves are approaching that age. What can we do to help any symptoms that start to develop? We eleves are always looking to stay fit and thought that exercise might help. But [read the full story...] The post Does exercise improve pain and function for osteoarthritis of the knee? appeared first on The Musculoskeletal Elf.
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8:00 PM | Treating Sleep Apnea May Ward Off Memory Decline
Breathing problems during sleep may be linked to early mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. But using a CPAP machine can significantly delay the onset of cognitive problems.
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4:13 PM | Pfizer collaborates with vloggers on YouTube smoking cessation campaign
Will work with film makers such as Dan Bull, Steven Bridges and Cherry Wallis
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3:46 PM | Advance Directives: What Your Loved Ones Need To Know
When it comes to healthcare decisions, most of us know what we would want for ourselves, but what if – due to illness or an unexpected accident – you’re unable to make them? Would your loved ones know what medical decisions to make for you if you couldn’t speak for...
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3:41 PM | April 2015 Update on Vermont Yankee
Well, that was a wicked winter. Now that Spring has reached our valleys and hills, let’s get together soon. Join us on Monday April 6, with Kevin Kamps, “Safeguarding Radioactive Waste at VT Yankee.” 7pm, Centre Congregational Church, in the Parlor. 193 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT.  Ample time for Q&A and discussion on one of… […]
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3:37 PM | Tepco: Technology To Decommission Fukushima Needs To Be Invented
Originally posted on nuclear-news:April 4, 2015 by Richard Wilcox, PhD Anyone with a brain could have told you back in 2011 at the time of the Fukushima nuclear triple meltdown that Tokyo Electric (Tepco) was lying about the true condition of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant No. 1 (“Dai-ichi”). Four years later, Tepco officials…
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3:31 PM | Scientists develop mesh that captures oil—but lets water through
The unassuming piece of stainless steel mesh in a lab at The Ohio State University doesn’t look like a very big deal, but it could make a big difference for […]
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3:30 PM | Don’t blame kids if they do not enjoy school, study suggests
When children are unmotivated at school, new research suggests their genes may be part of the equation. A study of more than 13,000 twins from six countries found that 40 […]
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3:27 PM | For Ultra-cold Neutrino Experiment, a Successful Demonstration
Today an international team of nuclear physicists announced the first scientific results from the Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) experiment. CUORE, located at the INFN Gran Sasso National […]
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3:26 PM | On the Road to Spin-orbitronics
Few among us may know what magnetic domains are but we make use of them daily when we email files, post images, or download music or video to our personal […]
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3:25 PM | New ‘Cool Roof Time Machine’ Will Accelerate Cool Roof Deployment
Cool roofs can help keep buildings cool, thus lowering the building’s energy use, while also mitigating the urban heat island effect by reflecting sunlight away from buildings and cities. But as […]
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3:24 PM | Amniotic stem cells demonstrate healing potential
Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital scientists are using stem cells from amniotic fluid to promote the growth of robust, functional blood vessels in healing hydrogels. In new experiments, the lab […]
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3:23 PM | Bacteria inhibit bat-killing fungus, could combat white-nose syndrome
Bacteria found naturally on some bats may prove useful in controlling the deadly fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome, which has devastated bat populations throughout eastern North America and continues […]
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3:20 PM | Earth Day is on the horizon. But is ‘greener’ always better?
Going green. On Earth Day and every day, being “greener” is linked with good things like lowering your carbon footprint and eating locally-grown foods. But not when it comes to drinking […]
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3:18 PM | Medicare Announces Coverage for Annual HIV Test
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that it has expanded coverage to include one, annual voluntary screening for HIV infection for all adolescent and adult […]
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3:17 PM | A New Potential Cause for Alzheimer’s: Arginine Deprivation
Increasingly, evidence supports the idea that the immune system, which protects our bodies from foreign invaders, plays a part in Alzheimer’s disease. But the exact role of immunity in the […]
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2:48 PM | Millennials unfazed by paid for content
New study finds that young adults will use adverts as key sources of information
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2:23 PM | Moms Know Best: These Moms Want to Share Their Solutions for Child Nutrition & Hunger with Congress
Today, the U.S. Congress Education and the Workforce Committee is holding its long-awaited first hearing on reauthorizing child nutrition programs. Such programs support the approximately one in five U.S. households with children who live with food insecurity, helping guarantee children receive adequate nutrition even if their families are struggling to get by, making impossible trade-offs … Continue reading →
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2:06 PM | Creative healthcare agency Spoken Brand Narratives launches
Led by founder and managing director Bruce Ritchie
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12:10 PM | WHO Statement on Reporting Clinical Trials
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently released a new position statement on mandatory reporting of all interventional clinical trials. This is a positive step in the trend towards higher quality and greater transparency in clinical trials. The underlying ethical concept here is that the public has a right to data that results from experimentation […]
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10:09 AM | WHO calls for publication of previously unreported studies
Organisation claims results from clinical trials should be reported within 12 months
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9:53 AM | IMI and World Anti-Doping Agency join forces
Will share knowledge and collaborate on areas of mutual interest
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9:30 AM | The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life
Two new studies suggest that the ideal dose of exercise for a long life is a bit more than many of us currently believe we should get, but less than many of us might expect.
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9:19 AM | Specialty drugs drive US spending to a record high in 2014
13% rise is the highest increase since 2001
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7:50 AM | Sovaldi pushes Gilead to the top of US pharma list
Blockbuster hep c pill sees the firm go from fourteenth to first in just one year
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7:29 AM | AstraZeneca and EHR firm to use drug alert system
Firm will team up with Practice Fusion to help keep patients on the right treatment pathway
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6:30 AM | Varenicline and the risk of neuropsychiatric adverse events and death
Natasha Clarke publishes her debut Mental Elf blog about a new systematic review and meta-analysis investigating the risk of neuropsychiatric adverse events associated with the smoking cessation drug varenicline. The post Varenicline and the risk of neuropsychiatric adverse events and death appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Study Finds Casperome Provides Better Nutrient Absorption
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5:00 AM | Whole Grains May Lengthen Life
Nutrients from whole grains offer a wide range of cardiovascular benefits and have been linked to longer life.
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