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Australia's poorly applied drug policy wastes $320m a year: study

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The federal government’s failure to implement a competitive regime means potential savings are wasted, thinktank the Grattan Institute says The federal government is wasting $320m every year through its failure to implement properly a drug-pricing policy for subsidised medicines, a new report f...
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Researchers discover the anatomic reasons for the persistence of musical memory in alzheimer patients

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In comparison to other memory functions, long-term musical memory in Alzheimer patients often remains intact and functional for a surprisingly long time. However, until now, the underlying causes of this phenomenon have remained in the dark. In a recent study, scientists from the Max Planck Insti...

Risk of major sea level rise in England, Northern Europe

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Global warming leads to the ice sheets on land melting and flowing into the sea, which consequently rises. New calculations show that the sea level in Northern Europe may rise more than previously thought. There is a significant risk that the seas around Scandinavia, England, the Netherlands and ...

PLOS Science Wednesdays: Hi, we’re Manica Balasegaram and Bernard Pécoul, here to talk about prospects for a global health R&D fund to fight Ebola, Antibiotic Resistance & Neglected Diseases — AUA!

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Hi, I’m Manica Balasegaram, executive director of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Access Campaign, where we work to increase access to essential medicines for all. I worked for years as an MSF physician in the field in several African countries and in the Indian sub-continent, where I expe...

Mining the microbial dark matter

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Microbiologists are finding new ways to explore the vast universe of unknown microbes in the hunt for antibiotics.Nature 522 270 doi: 10.1038/522270aAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Alzheimer’s spares brain’s music regions

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Brain regions involved in recognizing familiar songs are relatively unscathed in Alzheimer’s disease.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Ozone therapy for breast cancer: It just makes common sense

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(NaturalNews) Anyone who is committed to healing their breast cancer naturally knows that cancer cells thrive in environments with very little oxygen.In 1966, Otto Warburg, a Nobel Prize-winning doctor from Germany, put the relationship between cancer and oxygen this way: "Cancer...

Sperm From Ovaries

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With the deletion of a single gene, female Japanese rice fish can produce sperm.

Bespoke diets based on gut microbes could help beat disease and obesity

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Early trial showed use of computer algorithm to produce diet tailored to a person’s unique biological make-up had benefits for pre-diabetic subjectsScientists have created bespoke diets using a computer algorithm that learns how individual bodies respond to different foods.Researchers believe t...
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New hope in the fight against tuberculosis

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According to figures of the World Health Organization, some 8.7 million people contracted tuberculosis in 2012 and this disease is fatal for approximately 1.3 million people throughout the world each year. One of the main problems is that the tuberculosis pathogens have become resistant to the an...

Business: The billion-dollar biotech

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Moderna Therapeutics has big ambitions and a bankroll to match. How a fledgling start-up became one of the most highly valued private drug firms ever.Nature 522 26 doi: 10.1038/522026aAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Health plan

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Proposals to improve the international emergency response to disease outbreaks in the wake of the Ebola epidemic should be implemented — but local solutions are the best defence.Nature 522 5 doi: 10.1038/522005a

The Guardian view on vital medical research on primates: don’t give in to the animal rights advocates | Editorial

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Some medical research on primates is vital. It must be humanely conducted, but abandoning it would be craven and foolishThe extraordinary triumph of the neuroscientists in California who have wired up a paralysed man’s brain so that his impulses to move can control a robot arm deserves a toast ...

North American ragweed to bring autumn allergy misery to Europe

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Ragweed pollen is the bane of many lives in the US, and climate change could help the plant become much more common in Europe by 2050Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

The Bronze Age Egtved Girl was not from Denmark

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One of the best-known Danish Bronze Age finds, the Egtved Girl from 1370 BC, was not born in Egtved, Denmark, reveals new research. Strontium isotope analyses of the girl's hair, teeth and nails show that she was born and raised hundreds of miles from Egtved, most probably in Southern Germany, an...

New studies contradict earlier findings on Rett syndrome

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Independent reproduction of other scientists' results is a cornerstone of solid research, but scientists are rarely recognized for successfully reproducing published findings, much less for demonstrating that scientific findings cannot be reproduced. However, failure to reproduce a finding may su...
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Wave of medical police state refugees to flee California if SB 277 signed into law... Gov. Brown to declare war on children... no child safe

Naturalnews.com / By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor - - Reading time 5 mins - Share :
(NaturalNews) California will be the origin of America's first wave of medical police state refugees fleeing medical tyranny if Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB 277 into law.SB 277 is California's pharma-funded vaccine assault on all parents and children. It would eliminate all personal...Ads from Inore...

Is mindfulness-based therapy ready for rollout to prevent relapse and recurrence in depression?

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Doubts that much of clinical or policy significance was learned from a recent study published in Lancet Promoters of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) notoriously established a record for academics endorsing a psychotherapy as better than alternatives, in the absence … Continue reading »...
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'Healthy Brain, Happy Life' (US, 2015): Book Excerpt

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Exercise won't help you see into the future, but it may help you imagine it.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader
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Soft-tissue engineering for hard-working cartilage

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An international study published in the journal Nature Communications points the way toward wider, more effective use of biocompatible materials in repairing human tissues. Focusing on the difficult case of restoring cartilage, which requires both flexibility and mechanical strength, the research...
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Are you going too far in your quest to keep well?

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Feel perpetually guilty that you're not doing enough to stay healthy? Wellness is all the rage – but we don't really know what it is. That's got to change