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July 25, 2014

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3:34 PM | Penn Medicine Remembers Victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight: A Loss to the HIV/AIDS Community
WHYY’s Radio Times’ show last Friday focused on much of the progress that’s been made in the world of HIV/AIDS research and care, but there was one terrible set back that had to be addressed. Earlier that morning, news broke that the Malaysia Airlines plane struck down over the Ukraine...
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1:15 PM | WIPP fire, great heat produced
There was a recent report produced by the experts at Los Alamos  about the fire at the WIPP facilities: Based solely on the photographic information it appears that some surfaces on the LANL drum may have reached temperatures of up to 700-870°C10 and the waste in a large portion of the room reached temperatures up to […]
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1:09 PM | Artificial intelligence identifies the musical progression of the Beatles
Music fans and critics know that the music of the […]
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1:09 PM | Scientists identify body language tied to creativity, learning
The ability to quickly scan another person’s body language or […]
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1:08 PM | Link Between Ritual Circumcision Procedure and Herpes
A rare procedure occasionally performed during Jewish circumcisions that involves […]
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1:08 PM | New technology allows hair to reflect almost any color
What if you could alter your hair to reflect any […]
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1:07 PM | Losing Your Job Could Kill You, But Recessions Could Be Good For Your Health
Being unemployed increases your risk of death, but recessions decrease […]
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1:06 PM | Why do men prefer nice women?
People’s emotional reactions and desires in initial romantic encounters determine […]
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1:04 PM | Total darkness at night is key to success of breast cancer therapy
Exposure to light at night, which shuts off nighttime production […]
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1:03 PM | Stanford biologist warns of early stages of Earth’s 6th mass extinction event
The planet’s current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years […]
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1:02 PM | Parched West Is Using Up Underground Water: NASA/UCI
A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, […]
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10:18 AM | Nexavar fails late-stage breast cancer trial
Bayer’s oncology drug unable to improve progression free survival in new indication
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9:50 AM | GSK seeks approval for first malaria vaccine
Submits marketing application to European Medicines Agency
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9:43 AM | FDA approves pain drug that has reduced risk of abuse
Purdue’s Targiniq ER developed to deter snorting and injection
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9:32 AM | Neupogen will be first biologic on FDA biosimilars pathway
US regulator will review Novartis’  version of Amgen's Neupogen (filgrastim) over the coming months
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8:39 AM | Genentech’s Sunil Agarwal joins rare disease firm
He will serve as chief medical officer at Ultragenyx
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7:33 AM | Why People Continue to use SCAMs
I remain curious as to why people use, and continue to use, useless pseudo-medicines. I read the literature, but I find the papers unsatisfactory. They seem incomplete, and I suspect there are as many reasons people choose a pseudo-medicine as those use them. There are numerous surveys on what SCAMs people use. Designing and offering these […]
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6:30 AM | Commissioning to address mental health ethnic inequalities
Caroline De Brun highlights the new guidance for commissioners of mental health services for people from black and minority ethnic communities, produced by the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health. The post Commissioning to address mental health ethnic inequalities appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Nutrition 21 Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over Chromium Polynicotinate
Settlement ends a patent and trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Nutrition 21 against SuperNutrition.
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4:59 AM | Review found no evidence showing that any particular type of dental implant had greater long-term success
Dental Implants now in regular use in dental practice. However they come in an almost bewildering array of sizes and materials and with a range of surface characteristics and modifications. Many of these modifications have been developed with the aim of improving clinical performance. This update of a Cochrane review which was last refreshed in [read the full story...]
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2:43 AM | NuVet: An Unproven Pet Supplement With Questionable Marketing Practices
I’m a dog person. I always wanted a dog as a child, and while my extended family all had dogs, we never had one in our home. I finally got my wish just over a decade ago. My wife and I were referred to a breeder with an excellent reputation for raising healthy, family-friendly Labrador […]
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2:02 AM | Native American Women: Child Abuse, Prostitution, Trauma, Medical Problems
By David H. Nguyen, Ph.D.An article from 2011 highlighting the plight of Native American women in Minnesota who were prostitutes reveals the ugly side of prostitution. The abuse these women endure leaves with them PTSD, brain damage, and drug addictions (1). Cancer InCytesfocuses on the healthcare needs of disadvantaged populations in order to raise awareness, spread information, and learn about the links between childhood trauma and cancer. Arthur Michalek, Ph.D., an expert on cancer […]

July 24, 2014

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11:15 PM | Connelly Partners acquires Mc|K Healthcare
Advertising firm adds healthcare specialist to roster
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11:03 PM | Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye
Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the […]
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11:01 PM | Managing pharma's uncertainty
Futures we can’t predict need a strategy we can’t plan
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10:03 PM | How honey bees stay cool
Honey bees, especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature […]
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9:02 PM | Stronger early reading skills predict higher intelligence later
A new study of identical twins has found that early […]
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8:16 PM | The Workout: Practicing His Own Medicine
Dr. Metzl's favorite medicine is exercise. It is one he takes often and prescribes to all of his patients.
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7:01 PM | Newly discovered gut virus lives in half the world’s population
Biologists at SDSU have found a previously unknown virus that […]
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6:00 PM | Using media as a stress reducer can lead to feelings of guilt and failure
It seems common practice. After a long day at work, […]
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