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Controversial sugar industry study uncovered
A paper claims a sugar industry-funded study linked sugar to high blood cholesterol, cancer in rats Sugar Association: Study ended without publication partly due to being "significantly delayed" (CNN)An old study is now shedding new light on the sugar industry's controversial past, and its secrets are being revealed in a new paper. The 1960s study, which suggests a link between a high-sugar diet and high blood cholesterol levels and cancer in rats, was sponsored by the sugar industry, according to the perspective paper published in the journal PLOS Biology on Tuesday.Yet the study itself was never published and has been forgotten until now.
Nov 21, 2017 8:04PM - CNN (cnn.com)
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Cancer cell growth halted with cold and flu drug
Researchers found that a medication used to ease symptoms of the common cold called N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) could also help to prevent the growth of cancer cells by depriving them of proteins that are important for their survival. Study co-author Prof. Federica Sotgia, of the School of Environment and Life Sciences at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom, and colleagues recently reported their findings in the journal Seminars in Oncology.
Nov 21, 2017 5:10PM - Medical News Today (medicalnewstoday.com)
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With $2.5B in Herceptin sales on the line, Roche sues Pfizer for biosim patent infringement
Bringing biosimilars to market isn't an easy proposition, as Pfizer and its fellow biosimilar makers continue to discover. In another hurdle Pfizer will have to clear, Roche has sued for infringement of 40 patents protecting its blockbuster breast cancer med Herceptin. In a complaint in Delaware federal court, Roche claims that Pfizer's FDA application for its proposed biosim amounts to patent infringement.
Nov 21, 2017 5:05PM - FiercePharma (fiercepharma.com)
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2 Video Games Linked To High Intelligence
Some video games can act like an IQ test. Certain strategy games can act like an IQ test, according to new research. People who perform well at the two games also did better at standard paper-and-pencil intelligence tests.
Nov 21, 2017 4:20PM - PsyBlog (spring.org.uk)
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Clearing Up the Confusion About Salt
Seventy-five countries, including the United States, have adopted or advocated salt-lowering goals, and wherever this is happening, rates of hypertension and deaths from cardiovascular disease are declining. To be sure, sodium is an essential nutrient, as is chloride that makes up the rest of the salt molecule. We evolved from ocean-dwellers, and human tissues still swim in a salty sea.
Nov 21, 2017 3:28PM - nytimes.com (nytimes.com)
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59th Annual Meeting and Exposition (December 9-12, 2017): Late-Breaking Abstracts Session
Bldg C, Lvl 1, Hall C2-C3 (Georgia World Congress Center) Co-chairs: Adam Cuker, MD, MS, University of Pennsylvania and Laurie H. Sehn, MD, MPH, British Columbia Cancer Agency Disclosures: Cuker: Spark Therapeutics: Research Funding; T2 Biosystems: Research Funding. Sehn: Amgen: Consultancy, Honoraria; Seattle Genetics: Consultancy, Honoraria; Celgene: Consultancy, Honoraria; Janssen: Consultancy, Honoraria; Abbvie: Consultancy, Honoraria; Roche/Genentech: Consultancy, Honoraria.
Nov 21, 2017 2:24PM - ash.confex.com (ash.confex.com)
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Mobile Apps Can Help Manage and Support Mental, Emotional Health
Emerging research suggests mobile apps can help an individual learn to improve their emotional and mental health. Moreover, the apps instill confidence that one can use the skills to stay in control and maintain emotional and mental health. Brigham Young University health science researchers were looking to identify what it is about health apps that influences users behavior.
Nov 21, 2017 1:50PM - psychcentral.com (psychcentral.com)
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The power of diagnosis
As a longtime fan of Dr Lisa Sanders New York Times column on diagnosis, I was excited to listen toEvery Patient Tells A Story (Random House Audio, 2009). I happily looked forward to an anthology of favorite cases that she had already presented. However, when I started to listen to the Audible book, read by the author, I quickly realized that Dr Sanderss book is so much more than a best hits collection.
Nov 21, 2017 1:15PM - The brain is sooooo cool! (thebrainissocool.com)
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Materialistic People May Use Facebook More
A European study suggest that if youre materialistic, youre likely to use Facebook more frequently and intensely. German researchers found materialistic people see and treat their Facebook friends as digital objects, and have significantly more friends than people who are less interested in possessions. Investigators also found that materialists have a greater need to compare themselves with others on Facebook.
Nov 21, 2017 1:08PM - psychcentral.com (psychcentral.com)
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Spit Test May Help Reveal Concussion Severity
A little spit may help predict whether a child's concussion symptoms will subside in days or persist for weeks. A test that measures fragments of genetic material in saliva was nearly 90 percent accurate in identifying children and adolescents whose symptoms persisted for at least a month, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. That's in contrast to a concussion survey commonly used by doctors that was right less than 70 percent of the time.
Nov 21, 2017 12:53PM - NPR.org (npr.org)