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November 14, 2014

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6:27 PM | Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Really Big Beets
If you want to wow your Thanksgiving crowd, serve up a really big beet as a vegan main course that even the meat-eaters will want to share.
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5:44 PM | Metabolism’s Surprising Importance in Cardiology
When you hear the word “metabolism,” the first thing that comes to mind is probably weight. You’ve likely heard people talk about having a slow metabolism or a fast metabolism, in reference to how quickly their bodies process food and burn calories. But did you know that metabolism plays an...
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4:59 PM | Dr. Oz vindicated? Chemical in coffee may help prevent obesity-related disease
Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that a chemical compound commonly found in coffee may help prevent some of the damaging effects of obesity. In a paper published […]
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3:52 PM | Ask Well: How Many Eggs Can I Eat?
What is the current recommendation on eating eggs and heart health?
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2:09 PM | 7 Caveats to ‘Just Ship It’, Part 1
If you think logistics isn’t your business, think again… I often hear the phrase: “I provided you an address, just ship it, what’s the big deal?” Logistics processes are not just for logistics personnel – they should be understood by everyone involved in the process in order to avoid thousands of dollars in delays and fines. Here’s my quick take on how to keep your materials on schedule. My 7 caveats refer to key pieces of information that everyone […]
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1:39 PM | Mission to discover hundreds of black holes could unlock secrets of the Universe
A team of Cardiff University researchers have made a breakthrough in helping scientists discover hundreds of black holes throughout the universe. When two detectors are switched on in the US […]
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1:33 PM | Cleanliness promotes ethical behavior
While feelings of disgust can increase behaviors like lying and cheating, cleanliness can help people return to ethical behavior, according to a recent study by marketing experts at Rice University, […]
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1:31 PM | People Show ‘Blind Insight’ Into Decision Making Performance
People can gauge the accuracy of their decisions, even if their decision making performance itself is no better than chance, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a […]
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1:22 PM | Fitness Basics: 8 Basics to Reach Your Goals
Exercise is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. It's not only great for you, but it makes you feel good and can improve your mood. The added benefits that you will see soon after starting... [[To read the full story, visit my website.]]
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12:57 PM | Pulling together the early solar system
New study finds that a strong magnetic field whipped the early solar system into shape. Infant planetary systems are usually nothing more than swirling disks of gas and dust. Over […]
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12:56 PM | Fungus behind deadly disease in walnut trees mutates easily, complicating control
Researchers from Purdue and Colorado State universities have discovered that the fungus responsible for thousand cankers disease, a lethal affliction of walnut trees and related species, has a rich genetic […]
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12:55 PM | ‘Topological insulators’ promising for spintronics, quantum computers
Researches have uncovered “smoking-gun” evidence to confirm the workings of an emerging class of materials that could make possible “spintronic” devices and practical quantum computers far more powerful than today’s […]
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12:46 PM | EMA leaderless as tribunal forces Guido Rasi out
Court annuls appointment of executive director due to selection process concerns
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12:42 PM | Recommendation theory
Model for evaluating product-recommendation algorithms suggests that trial and error get it right Devavrat Shah’s group at MIT’s Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) specializes in analyzing how social […]
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12:40 PM | Meteorite’s magnetic fields reveal how planets formed
The most accurate laboratory measurements yet made of magnetic fields trapped in grains within a primitive meteorite are providing important clues to how the early solar system evolved. The measurements […]
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12:37 PM | Most patients with chronic kidney disease should take statins
A gradual loss of kidney function over time — or chronic kidney disease (CKD) — increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Two sets of cholesterol-treatment guidelines published in […]
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11:46 AM | A racy take on science and art
Saara Särmä, an international relations (IR) researcher, creates risqué collages of caricatures depicting North Korea and other nations seeking nuclear capabilities. In the middle of her collages, Särmä draws “church...
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11:36 AM | Novo's ‘virtual mannequins’ win digital award at PMEA
Med ed programme Decisions in Time was delivered with emotive
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11:29 AM | EU watchdog raps EMA for redacted AbbVie data
Issues over the redaction of clinical study reports
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10:40 AM | Diabetes puts economic growth at risk, says IDF
Comments come on World Diabetes Day
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9:58 AM | GSW names Marci Piasecki as president
She will lead the inVentiv company's North American operations
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9:53 AM | Call for schools to help improve health literacy rates
Comes as UK's Self Care Week launches
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9:42 AM | Eisai establishes neuroscience unit in Belgium and Luxembourg
Follows the company's recent expansion in Australia
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8:19 AM | A disease with two faces? Re-naming ME/CFS
Persuasion Smith covers the bases on the misleading and disreputable name for our disease we’ve all been saddled with … If there is one thing that is sure to get ME/CFS sufferers riled up, it is the name of our disease. The very fact that two names are attached to each other, janus-like, almost as if mocking one another seems emblematic of all the controversy surrounding the illness. If only we could just sort out the name, perhaps everything else would fall into place. For […]
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8:03 AM | Why Get A Flu Shot?
Actual discussion: Parent “I want #Ebola vaccine for my child” Doc “There isn’t one, but we have #flushot“ Parent “We don’t believe in that” So much of what we are for at Science-Based Medicine is reflected in what we oppose: all the pseudo-medical interventions and SCAMs. It is not always a positive message, forever noting […]
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7:30 AM | Short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for all common mental health disorders?
For his ninth Mental Elf blog, Mark Smith reports on a Cochrane systematic review of the effectiveness of short term psychodynamic therapies on common mental health disorders. The post Short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for all common mental health disorders? appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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6:00 AM | Mouthrinses: trial finds alcohol-free rinses have similar effects on plaque levels to those containing alcohol
This equivalence trial compared two alcohol free mouthrinses with an alcohol containing rinse and toothbrushing alone. At 8 weeks all 4 interventions reduced interproximal bleeding with plaque reductions being significantly greater in the mouthrinse groups. There was more staining in the 3 mouthrinse groups. The post Mouthrinses: trial finds alcohol-free rinses have similar effects on plaque levels to those containing alcohol appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Mondelez International to Acquire Majority Stake in Vietnam\'s Leading Snacks Company
$370 million investment in Kinh Do Corporation's snacks business accelerates company's growth strategy in Asia Pacific.
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5:00 AM | FDA Files Injunction Against SciLabs
Series of inspections allegedly showed company failed to conduct identity testing or establish product specifications.
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12:56 AM | Pain in Osteoarthritis
Pain is the arguably the most distressing feature of osteoarthritis, affecting patients’ quality of life and ability to carry out daily routines. Why osteoarthritis is sometimes painful and others painless is yet to be explained. Efforts to develop disease-modifying drugs that could, as a consequence of disease reversion, also alleviate pain have not yet been […]
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