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October 21, 2014

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3:19 AM | You Will Soon Pay More for Prescriptions Filled at Pharmacies Selling Tobacco
CVS Caremark is planning to charge an extra co-payment for prescriptions filled at pharmacies that sell tobacco products.
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1:12 AM | Robotic Surgery Report Card
A study found that robotic surgery for benign gynecologic procedures had a higher rate of complication than conventional surgery, and was more costly.
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12:36 AM | A Weight Loss Belief Is Tested
A new randomized trial has found no long-term difference in weight regain among people who lost the pounds slowly and those who did so quickly.
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12:17 AM | Coffee May Protect the Liver
Researchers found that compared with people who drank no coffee, those who drank three cups a day were about 25 percent less likely to have abnormal liver enzyme levels.

October 20, 2014

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11:59 PM | Stemming a Stream of Pain for Children with Sickle Cell Disease
Sickle cell disease, a debilitating and sometimes life-threatening blood disorder, is relatively rare, so doctors may not know how to treat it.
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11:48 PM | Resource Alert: Trauma Toolbox for Primary Care Providers
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a 6-part series about childhood trauma, specifically formulated for primary care providers. Trauma Tool Box for Primary Care was developed for those who might not be familiar with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the process of asking families about exposure to ACEs or other traumatic events.The series addresses issues like: ·         What is the role of stress? […]
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11:30 PM | Parkinson's UK appoints Arthur Roach as research director
He brings experience from Merck Serono and the Geneva Pharma Network
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11:15 PM | Red Door promotes Matt Lowe and Katy Pogson
Kate Aldous and Sarah Aldridge also move up at the Creston Health agency
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11:06 PM | Mental Rest and Reflection Boost Learning
A new study, which may have implications for approaches to […]
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11:05 PM | Scientists restore hearing in noise-deafened mice, pointing way to new therapies
Scientists have restored the hearing of mice partly deafened by […]
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11:04 PM | Researchers Untangle the Biological Effects of Blue Light
A tug-of-war is revealed in the response of the eye […]
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11:02 PM | Altering gut bacteria might mitigate lupus  
Lactobacillus species, commonly seen in yogurt cultures, correlate, in the […]
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10:58 PM | Emory launches Ebola protocols website
Emory Healthcare has launched an external website that will serve […]
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8:57 PM | For Children With Autism, Opening a Door to Dental Care
More dentists are learning to meet the delicate challenge of caring for children with autism.
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8:11 PM | What IS a day in the life at Penn Medicine?
So tomorrow is the University of Pennsylvania’s annual Day in the Life project, and we’re pretty excited. I’ve taken photos for two previous Day in the Life projects during my time here at Penn Medicine (you can find those here and here), and both times I’ve been amazed at the...
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7:05 PM | Xanax Worsens Anxiety and Panic
First posted 12/13/2012 Anxiety is one of the most common presenting complaints for people who come to my psychiatric practice. By the time people with anxiety visit a psychiatrist, they have usually discussed their symptoms with friends and family members, and some have been to their family care physician. And as a result of these … … Continue reading →
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7:01 PM | The End of Combusted Tobacco?
With E-cigarettes, a mixed bag of possible outcomes.E-cigarettes represent a controversial and uncertain future for nicotine addiction, and for this reason they have attracted acolytes and naysayers in what feels like equal measure. It has been almost 8 years since e-cigarette imports first reached our shores, and the FDA’s determination that they are subject to regulation as tobacco products brings the industry to a crucial crossroads. On the one hand: “Marked interdevice and […]
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6:25 PM | New director to boost our Parkinson's research
New director to boost our Parkinson's research We've appointed leading pharmaceutical industry expert Dr Arthur Roach as our new Director of Research and Development. This post has been generated by Page2RSS
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4:03 PM | Janssen's blood cancer drug Imbruvica approved in Europe
European commission licenses the first-in-class drug for two rare diseases
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3:29 PM | Hard Lesson in Sleep for Teenagers
Adolescents who do not receive adequate rest have trouble keeping up in the classroom and are more vulnerable to other health problems. And catching up on sleep on the weekend won’t help.
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2:23 PM | Soda Consumption Tied to Shorter Telomeres, Cell Aging
Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role […]
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1:59 PM | Aspirin shown to benefit schizophrenia treatment
A new study shows that some anti-inflammatory medicines, such as […]
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1:57 PM | Heart rate may predict survival, brain function in comatose cardiac arrest survivors
Researchers may have developed a way to potentially assist prognostication […]
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1:55 PM | Fairness is in the brain
Ever wondered how people figure out what is fair? Look […]
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1:53 PM | 3D printed masks offer new hope for facial cancer patients
Researchers have developed a fast and inexpensive way to make […]
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1:50 PM | Forget Goldilocks: Too hot and too cold is just right for particle assembly
Microscopic particles that bind under low temperatures will melt as […]
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1:48 PM | Cold sore virus increases the risk of dementia
Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer’s […]
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1:42 PM | Novel solutions to fight the obesity gene
Potent inhibitors a potential new class of anti-obesity drugs that […]
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1:38 PM | Sexual preference for masculine men and feminine women is an urban habit  
In a world of matinee idols and cover girls it’s […]
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1:35 PM | Exercise Could Help Predict Susceptibility to Chronic Pain
Scientists know that exercise helps the body tolerate pain. But […]
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