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August 28, 2014

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10:20 AM | BMS can ride on Sovaldi's success as EU clears Daklinza
Hepatitis C drug approved in combination with Gilead’s huge-selling treatment
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10:20 AM | BMS can ride on Sovaldi's success as Daklinza cleared in EU
Hepatitis C drug approved in combination with Gilead’s huge-selling treatment
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10:18 AM | Amgen gets priority review for chronic heart failure hope
Raises expectations for early entry onto US market for ivabradine
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9:45 AM | NICE wants more data on Boehringer’s diabetes drug
Pharma company needs to demonstrate cost-effectiveness of Jardiance
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7:34 AM | Nitric oxide and its possible implication in ME/CFS (Part 2 of 2)
Andrew Gladman explores the current and historic hypotheses relating to nitric oxide problems in ME/CFS. This second article in a 2-Part series puts nitric oxide under the microscope and explores what it is, what it does and why it is so frequently discussed in the world of ME/CFS. The focus of this article is to build upon the previous article and explore how the hypotheses surrounding ME/CFS and nitric oxide weigh up against one another. It is therefore advised […]
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6:30 AM | Empowering mental health service users to become more involved in decisions about their care: the DECIDE RCT
Laurence Palfreyman highlights an RCT of the DECIDE intervention, which aims to build awareness of the service user’s role in decisions about their care including how they can become more involved and seek information from independent sources. The post Empowering mental health service users to become more involved in decisions about their care: the DECIDE RCT appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:30 AM | Review: Happiness by Design (Paul Dolan)
Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life Hardcover, 256 pages, ISBN: 9780241003107, published 28 August 2014 Amazon / Google Books / Allen Lane Many economists balk at the mention of happiness research. I consider myself a sceptic. But people care about attaining happiness, and governments care about measuring it. And why not? There are behaviours […]
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5:00 AM | U.K. Study: Lycopene Might Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk
Men who eat more than 10 portions a week of tomatoes have an 18% lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
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5:00 AM | Phytosterol Supplements Help Protect Hearts, and Wallets
Use of supplements at preventive levels among a targeted U.S. population would lead to significant savings.
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5:00 AM | More Consumers Opt for Healthy Snacks Between Meals
Snack foods eaten at main meals will grow approximately 5% over the next five years, according to an NPD report.

August 27, 2014

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11:31 PM | Pharma takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
GSK, Evotec and Biogen Idec participate in the social media sensation
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11:30 PM | H&T Asia promotes Monika James
She moves up to senior account director
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11:16 PM | Citation needed: pharma needs to make the most of Wikipedia
The online encyclopedia is an increasingly important source of knowledge for patients and information must be kept accurate and up to date
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11:16 PM | WPP buys two more firms
Strengthens Millward Brown and GroupM with purchase of InsightExpress and Keyade
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11:15 PM | Biogen Idec names ALS unit head
Donald Johns joins from Novartis
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3:31 PM | Gamification of Science: Making Science Fun
The Video Gamers United recently convened in Washington DC. As I glanced at its imposing, back-lit poster decking the otherwise drab walls of the metro station on my way to work, I started thinking about science-based video games and their impact on science education. It turns out, science-based video gaming is a flourishing field, with […]
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3:14 PM | Fighting prostate cancer with a tomato-rich diet
Men who eat over 10 portions a week of tomatoes […]
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3:13 PM | Group Identity Emphasized More by Those Who Just Make the Cut
People and institutions who are marginal members of a high-status […]
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3:11 PM | Study finds less domestic violence among married couples who smoke pot
New research findings from a study of 634 couples found […]
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12:49 PM | Chimp Intelligence ‘Runs In Families,’ Environment Less Important
A chimpanzee’s intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while […]
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12:48 PM | Insect diet helped early humans build bigger brains, study suggests
Quest for elusive bugs spurred primate tool use, problem-solving skills […]
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12:44 PM | Trash burning worldwide significantly worsens air pollution
Unregulated trash burning around the globe is pumping far more […]
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12:43 PM | Coal’s continued dominance of global industrialization must be made more vivid in climate change accounting
The world’s accounting system for carbon emissions, run by the […]
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12:41 PM | Is proposed college rating systems unfair to low-income, minority students?
In an effort to address recent accountability and financial aid […]
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12:39 PM | Finding Keys to Glioblastoma Therapeutic Resistance
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of […]
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12:38 PM | Fear, Safety and the Role of Sleep in Human PTSD
Fragmented REM sleep may hinder effective treatment of mental health […]
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11:41 AM | Final NICE backing for Biogen Idec's Tecfidera
Oral multiple sclerosis is cleared for NHS use in England
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11:37 AM | Bad Science Journals
It’s an excellent business model. The only real infrastructure you need is a website, and you can have a custom site made for $5-10 thousand. Then you just have the monthly bandwidth charges. The rest is just e-marketing, which can be done for free, or the cost of some e-mails lists. After that, the money […]
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9:49 AM | Allergan agrees to shareholder meeting on Valeant bid
Pershing Square Capital convinces shareholders to request consultation
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9:30 AM | Pfizer and Merck expand anti-PD1 cancer alliance
Will investigate combination of pembrolizumab and Xalkori
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