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October 15, 2014

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3:55 PM | Obesity accelerates aging of the liver
Using a recently developed biomarker of aging known as an […]
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3:54 PM | Early childhood neglect associated with altered brain structure, ADHD
Under the rule of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, thousands of Romanian […]
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3:52 PM | Earth’s magnetic field could flip within a human lifetime
Imagine the world waking up one morning to discover that […]
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3:49 PM | Rise of the Machines
It’s already happening: Machines, spurred by massive gains in processing […]
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3:48 PM | Study proves biodiversity buffers disease
When a community is biodiverse with many different species, the […]
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3:47 PM | House fly genome reveals expanded immune system
Scientists have sequenced the house fly genome for the first […]
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2:19 PM | Internal conflicts – on treating distress with electrodes
Part of my current placement involves working with children experiencing dystonia who are candidates for or who have had deep brain stimulation (DBS). Since I was relatively naive to the concepts, I have read up. DBS seems to be helpful to clients experiencing a range of motor-related physical problems, and is most commonly used with people experiencing Parkinson’s […]
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12:58 PM | New lead for potential Parkinson's treatment
New lead for potential Parkinson's treatment 15 October 2014 University of Sheffield researchers have found new evidence on how to target and reverse the effects caused by one of the most common genetic causes of Parkinson's. This post has been generated by Page2RSS
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12:11 PM | Neuro-Acupuncture and Stroke
On the home page of Zhu’s Neuro-Acupuncture Center there is a video relaying a testimonial of how scalp acupuncture helped a patient recover from acute stroke. The use of testimonials is very common in the promotion of dubious health treatments. A personal story and endorsement is psychologically more compelling than dry data. Testimonials are completely […]
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11:04 AM | Nurses on strike
Monday saw the first strike by health service staff in England and Wales for 32 years. This dispute surrounds the refusal of the government to implement a 1% pay rise recommended by the NHS pay review body. The reason for not awarding the pay increase given by the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, […]
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11:00 AM | Antifeminism – An Online Trend
Feminism isn’t necessary anymore. At least that’s the claim made by many proponents of a growing antifeminism movement. No longer is this movement the prerogative, as it has been historically, of backwards-looking males who have no wish to see the status quo reconstructed. In fact a recent trend rocking the Internet has seen many women […]
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10:28 AM | AbbVie rethinks Shire merger in light of US tax crackdown
Follows action to discourage 'inversion deals' aimed at reducing corporate tax rates
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10:17 AM | Generic drugs restricting market growth in Netherlands
GlobalData says Government focus on cheap copies is impacting industry
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10:04 AM | Russian HIV vaccine heading for phase II trials
But trials could be affected by lack of funding
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9:49 AM | Olysio drives J&J pharma sales
But hepatitis C drug set to face serious competition from Gilead Sciences
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9:37 AM | SMC recommends Novartis’ Gilenya for severe form of MS
Leads wave of drug reimbursement opinions in Scotland
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6:30 AM | Medication in advanced dementia: how can we judge what is appropriate?
Caroline Struthers appraises a recent US cross-sectional study of the use of medications of “questionable benefit” in nursing home residents with advanced dementia. She concludes that all medications are of questionable value if they have side effects which might have a negative impact on quality of life or are likely to cause harm. The post Medication in advanced dementia: how can we judge what is appropriate? appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Endodontic microsurgery or single tooth implants after failed root canal treatment
This systematic review was looking to compare endodontic microsurgery with single implant placement. No studies directly comparing the two treatments were available. 44 studies of single implants and 6 studies of endodontic microsurgery found 2 -4 years survival rates for endodontic microsurgery were 94% and single implants 96%. The quality of the available evidence was moderate. The post Endodontic microsurgery or single tooth implants after failed root canal treatment appeared first on The […]
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5:00 AM | #HEJC for 24/10/2014
The next #HEJC discussion will take place Friday 24th October, at 1pm London time on Twitter. To see what this means for your time zone visit Time.is or join the Facebook event. For more information about the Health Economics Journal Club and how to take part, click here. The paper for discussion is a working […]
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5:00 AM | Ingredion to Acquire Penford Corporation for $340 Million
Deal will expand company’s specialty ingredient portfolio.
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5:00 AM | UNPA To Honor Sen. Orrin Hatch at Salt Lake City Luncheon Oct. 23
Tribute to DSHEA champion is part of 20th anniversary celebration of the landmark legislation.
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4:01 AM | What’s Your Fitness Age?
While you can't change your chronological age, you can turn back the clock on your 'fitness age.'

October 14, 2014

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11:30 PM | Ashley Communications appoints Sarah Savage as director
She joins from WCG London
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11:15 PM | Pharmacy Voice names head of comms
Melissa Fife joins from Forster Communications
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11:02 PM | Changing behaviour with fast and slow thinking
Challenging the decision-making that underpins behaviour change
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8:01 PM | 1: Pharmacare with Steve Morgan
Steve Morgan is Director of the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research at the University of British Columbia. He joined the show to talk about the arguments supporting a universal pharmacare program in Canada. Topics include the history of introducing a pharmacare program, the logistical considerations, the role of the federal government, the economic […]
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7:58 PM | Resource Alert: Trauma Informed Care - A comprehensive web-based, video-enhanced resource tool
Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and ResourcesA comprehensive web-based, video-enhanced resource toolFrom the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human DevelopmentThis tool comprised of issue briefs, video interviews, and resource lists tells a story of implementation of trauma informed services and offers guidance and resources to help you on your implementation journey. The video interviews are of national, state, tribal, and local leaders in many child-serving systems; […]
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4:56 PM | Forget Me Not
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the fourth leading cause of death among African Americans. Once patients have the disease, there is no treatment available that can stop its progression. The Penn Memory Center seeks to change that. Last month, the Penn...
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4:17 PM | In Search of the Marijuana Breathalyzer
Pissing in a cup may be on the way out. The good news: Marijuana breathalyzers are coming. The bad news: Marijuana breathalyzers are coming. For years now, urinalysis using a mass spectrometer has been, if you’ll excuse the expression, the gold standard for drug testing. But in the case of alcohol, exhaled breath has always been the detection matrix of choice. And now, after the publication of several papers analyzing the detection of various drugs of abuse in exhaled breath, companies […]
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3:59 PM | US approval for Philips' telehealth applications
The programmes give clinicians real-time access to health data
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