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October 27, 2014

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11:00 AM | Psychotherapy for Paranoid Schizophrenia
Often psychotherapy is not considered to be effective with individuals dealing with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. But a cognitive-relational psychotherapy approach helps form a warm, trusting and detached relationship, conveys an understanding and concern for one’s client, and involves the therapist telling that individual their own empathic views about what that individual is dealing with. Often […]
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7:30 AM | Cognitive therapy plus antidepressants for depression
Patrick Kennedy-Williams highlights a new large-scale RCT of combined cognitive therapy plus antidepressants for major depressive disorder. The trial finds that this combination is effective, but only in patients with severe non-chronic depression. The post Cognitive therapy plus antidepressants for depression appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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7:00 AM | Mirror Neurons and the Pitfalls of Brain Research
[Ed. Note: I realize that I normally post on Monday, but thanks to an R21 grant deadline tomorrow, I will not be able to post new material today (although you might have noticed some "familiar" material posted yesterday.) Harriet has graciously agreed to cover for me today, and we have a special guest post for […]
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6:00 AM | Peri-implantitis: lack of high quality evidence for surgical approaches
Today we look at a review of surgical treatments for the management of peri-implantitis. 21 studies were identified but only 5 were randomised trials, only one of which was at low risk of bias. While all approaches provided some benefit the available evidence is limited. The post Peri-implantitis: lack of high quality evidence for surgical approaches appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Food Tank & The James Beard Foundation Develop ‘Good Food Org Guide’
Guide highlights U.S. nonprofits doing exemplary work in food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice.
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5:00 AM | Stevia Market Grows by 14% in 2014
Stevia’s overall market value to is expected to reach an estimated $336 million in 2014.
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4:01 AM | A little shameless self-promotion and a plea
Here’s a little shameless self-promotion here, which we editors at Science-Based Medicine indulge in from time to time. This time around, I’d just like not mention that I’m the guest on the latest episode of the Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, where I was permitted to pontificate about children with cancer whose parents deny them […]
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2:36 AM | Public Health in the News – October 26, 2014
Global The latest Ebola updates: As you have probably heard by now, a doctor in New York is now battling a case of Ebola. They have been treating him by giving him a blood transfusion donated by someone who survived … Continue reading →
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12:15 AM | Altering genes on demand
New award-winning research techniques could revolutionise drug discovery

October 26, 2014

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11:41 PM | Pumping adventures on the way to Mozambique
Remember the International Reporting Project (IRP) fellowship I said I had received to travel to Mozambique and report on child health and immunizations? Well, I’ve been here just under two days and have had the pleasure of meeting all the other awesome colleagues I’ll be working alongside. Tomorrow will be our first official set of program events, and I’m […]
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10:52 PM | Suboxone Maker’s Petition Denied by FDA
Originally Posted 2/23/2013 I’ve written in detail about the bold move by Reckitt-Benckiser, maker of Suboxone, that few people outside the company saw coming.  In brief, the company has been cruising across the Atlantic for the past ten years, fueled by stellar growth of its flagship medication, even as the expiration of the patent on Suboxone loomed ahead […]
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9:37 PM | Cocoa flavanols reverse age-related memory decline
Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory […]
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9:26 PM | Revised Nutrition Labels Still Won’t Tell Whole Story
Proposed changes will do some good things, like mention added sugars separately. But they won’t make it quick and easy for consumers to choose healthier foods.
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4:00 PM | Brian Hooker and Andrew Wakefield accuse the CDC of scientific fraud. Irony meters everywhere explode.
[Editor’s note: I realize this post might look familiar to some. It has been tweaked and updated, though, and will be new to most. In any case, there is a grant deadline Tuesday, meaning no time to produce original content up to the standards of SBM that readers have come to expect. At the same […]
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2:09 AM | Ask Well: Ebola Testing for All New Arrivals?
Readers ask: Why isn’t everyone who arrives from West Africa immediately tested for Ebola? Why don’t we look at their blood under a microscope?

October 25, 2014

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6:39 PM | Urine Drug Testing on Suboxone
First Posted 2/15/2013 A recent exchange with a reader: I have been on buprenorphine for 5 yrs.  Recently my doctor stated that my u/a t looked like I have been ‘loading my meds.’  He said my levels where ‘backwards’ and that would happen if I took just a few doses just before my appt.   […]
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2:14 PM | Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that music therapy […]
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2:13 PM | Best sex positions for women with bad backs
Newly published findings from the University of Waterloo are giving […]
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2:08 PM | Past Climate Change Caused by Ocean, Not Just Atmosphere
Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on […]
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2:06 PM | Ebola epidemic in Africa poised to explode
The Ebola virus disease epidemic already devastating swaths of West […]
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2:03 PM | Dinosaur noses enhanced smelling and cooled brain
It’s been millions of years since T. rex took its […]
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2:02 PM | Spotlighting the sun: Partial solar eclipse shows off massive sunspot
Astronomers with the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded National Optical Astronomy […]
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1:57 PM | Let the Squirrels Worry About Snakes
The Curious Aztec takes you behind the scenes of scientific […]

October 24, 2014

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10:30 PM | Wasting Resources on Suboxone
Originally posted 1/26/2013 Readers of this blog know that I have often questioned whether there is any clinical difference between Suboxone and generic buprenorphine.  Naloxone is an opioid-blocking chemical added to buprenorphine, supposedly in order to reduce intravenous diversion of the medication.  The combination of buprenorphine plus naloxone is branded as Suboxone. I’ve pointed out over […]
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10:14 PM | Newly Discovered Microbe Is Key in Climate Change
Tiny soil microbes are among the world’s biggest potential amplifiers […]
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10:10 PM | Massive debris pile reveals risk of huge tsunamis in Hawaii
A mass of marine debris discovered in a giant sinkhole […]
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9:02 PM | Ask Well: Can Ebola Be Transmitted in Semen?
Could a man infect a woman through sex before he overtly falls ill?
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3:56 PM | Orphan drugs lead CHMP recommendations
Clinuvel's Scenesse is first drug set for European approval to treat rare intolerance to sunlight
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3:16 PM | Growing a Blood Vessel in a Week
The technology for creating new tissues from stem cells has […]
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3:06 PM | Molecular beacons shine light on how cells ‘crawl’
Adherent cells, the kind that form the architecture of all […]
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