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Thursday 28th July 2016

Teva receives US clearance for Actavis acquisition

With regulatory approval, the Israeli pharmaceutical company will complete the $40 billion acquisition next week.

Wednesday 27th July 2016

#jobs #lifescience Director of Biostatistics – Fast Growing, Industry Leading CRO

// CA-San Mateo, Based in San Mateo, we are the #1 product development company in our space. For nearly 15 years, we have provided pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies across the globe in the with best of breed operations, biometrics, and … Continue reading → Cet article #jobs #lifescience Director of Biostatistics – Fast Growing, Industry Leading CRO est apparu en premier ...

Tale of two sites: Science communication pitfalls covering Alzheimer’s drug

The same drug trial has been covered in completely different ways by various news outlets. It stands as a lesson for us all when we read and talk about science. The post

Chugai's Emicizumab Showed Continued Benefits in Patients with Hemophilia A

-Update from Japanese P I/II study presented at WFH 2016- TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:4519) announced today that latest data from an ongoing Japanese Phase I/II study (ACE002JP) of emicizumab was presented at the World Federation of Hemophilia 2016 … Continue reading → Cet article Chugai's Emicizumab Showed Continued Benef...

Patricia Duncan Fletcher

Patricia Fletcher was educated at the King’s High School for Girls in Warwick. She had always wanted to become a general practitioner and entered a joint practice in Peckham in 1956 before...

High cost of new drugs

The investigation by The BMJ and Cambridge and Bath universities into the availability of breakthrough hepatitis C drugs raises important questions for NHS England about access to lifesaving drugs.1...

A pill too hard to swallow: how the NHS is limiting access to high priced drugs

Highly priced medicines are challenging health systems around the world in unprecedented ways. And none more so than the new sofosbuvir based antiviral drugs introduced by Gilead Sciences in 2014....

Use of EHRs, CPOE associated with physician burnout, dissatisfaction

Physicians reported low satisfaction with their electronic health records and computerized physician order entry, according to findings published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.An analysis of survey data also found that physicians who used these technologies were more likely to be less satisfied and burned out.

[Articles] Does physical activity attenuate, or even eliminate, the detrimental association of sitting time with mortality? A harmonised meta-analysis of data from more than 1 million men and women

High levels of moderate intensity physical activity (ie, about 60–75 min per day) seem to eliminate the increased risk of death associated with high sitting time. However, this high activity level attenuates, but does not eliminate the increased risk associated with high TV-viewing time. These results provide further evidence on the benefits of physical activity, particularly in societies where ...

[Articles] The economic burden of physical inactivity: a global analysis of major non-communicable diseases

In addition to morbidity and premature mortality, physical inactivity is responsible for a substantial economic burden. This paper provides further justification to prioritise promotion of regular physical activity worldwide as part of a comprehensive strategy to reduce non-communicable diseases.

[Series] Progress in physical activity over the Olympic quadrennium

On the eve of the 2012 summer Olympic Games, the first Lancet Series on physical activity established that physical inactivity was a global pandemic, and global public health action was urgently needed. The present paper summarises progress on the topics covered in the first Series. In the past 4 years, more countries have been monitoring the prevalence of physical inactivity, although evidence of...

[Series] Scaling up physical activity interventions worldwide: stepping up to larger and smarter approaches to get people moving

The global pandemic of physical inactivity requires a multisectoral, multidisciplinary public-health response. Scaling up interventions that are capable of increasing levels of physical activity in populations across the varying cultural, geographic, social, and economic contexts worldwide is challenging, but feasible. In this paper, we review the factors that could help to achieve this. We use a ...

[Comment] Gender equality in sport for improved public health

In the 2016 Lancet Series on physical activity,1–4 published to coincide with the 2016 Rio Olympics, authors consider developments in our understanding of relations between physical activity and human health since the 2012 Olympic Games in London. One notable event for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in this quadrennium was the adoption of their Olympic Agenda 2020, which reaffirms the...

[Comment] Renewing commitments to physical activity targets in Thailand

The Lancet 2016 Series on physical activity provides global evidence on how physical activity contributes to healthy nations through primary prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), a growing epidemic.1–4 The Series presents compelling evidence on the benefits of physical activity not only for health, but also for social, environmental, and economic outcomes.2,5

[Comment] Update on the global pandemic of physical inactivity

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a major burden worldwide. Health behaviours such as tobacco cessation, healthy dietary choices, and low alcohol consumption have all proven effective in the prevention and treatment of NCDs; however, less global attention has been given to the importance of an active lifestyle for disease prevention. In 2012, The Lancet published its first Series on physical ac...

[Comment] Physical activity—time to take it seriously and regularly

In 1994, the epidemiologist Jerry Morris described physical activity as the “best buy” in public health.1 In 2012, The Lancet published its first Series on physical activity, which showed an estimated 5·3 million deaths per year are due to inactivity; the Series concluded that physical inactivity is as important a modifiable risk factor for chronic diseases as obesity and tobacco.2 Today, we ...

[Perspectives] Pedro Hallal: putting physical activity at the heart of better health

The city of Pelotas in southern Brazil could be doing better in providing opportunities for its inhabitants to take part in physical activity, according to Pedro Hallal, Associate Professor in Public Health at the Federal University of Pelotas, and the leading figure behind The Lancet's second Series on physical activity and health. “The city has made some improvements over the past few years, b...

#jobs #lifescience MedImmune: Analytical Development Scientist / QC Analyst Physiochemical Testing (R&DII/ASI) – 12 month FTC

// MedImmune: Are you an Analytical Development Scientist or QC Analyst with proven lab based expertise in the analytical characterisation of novel proteins? How would you like to assist in the development of new analytical methods to help assess the … Continue reading → Cet article #jobs #lifescience MedImmune: Analytical Development Scientist / QC Analyst Physiochemical Testing (R�...

Virgo Health Education expands team

Dr Ajay Aggarwal joins as an account director


Evolution predicts tragic consequences from the UK's choice

Longer Telomeres as the Fountain of Youth for Mice?

Without genetic manipulation, researchers have created chimeric mice with longer telomeres. What will these mice reveal about longevity and cancer? Find out...

Innate Immunity is Actually Acquired

Researchers have found that memory is required for the innate immune system. Learn more...

#jobs #lifescience PD fellowship in Tissue and Cell Biology of Ruminant Digestive System

// ·  Title: PD fellowship in Tissue and Cell Biology of Ruminant Digestive System ·  Area: Veterinary Medicine ·  Project Title: Expression of proteins of cell communication and cell junctions in the digestive system of cattle fetuses, newborn calves …… … Continue reading → Cet article #jobs #lifescience PD fellowship in Tissue and Cell Biology of Ruminan...

#jobs #lifescience Experimental Postdoctoral Position in High Throughput Small Molecule Ligand Screening

// Experimental Postdoctoral Position in High Throughput Small Molecule Ligand Screening – Outstanding postdoctoral applicants are sought with the following qualifications to work with Dr. Jeffrey Skolnick in the Center for the Study of Systems Biology in th…… from Bio-Job … Continue reading → Cet article #jobs #lifescience Experimental Postdoctoral Position in High T...

Attention desk jockeys: Those who sit at work need an hour of exercise a day

If you want to offset the health hazards of sitting at your desk all day, you’ll need to dedicate yourself to an hour of moderate exercise a day, according to…

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