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"By identifying and weighing data-driven connections between the attributes in a patient’s profile and the knowledge corpus of published medical literature and guidelines in Watson, MD Anderson’s Oncology Expert Advisor can provide evidence-based treatment and management options that are personalized to that patient, to aid the physician’s treatment and care decisions."
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|English: Author: Andrew Ryzhkov Rotation of the model of the Paclitaxel molecule generated by the ViewMol3D program. http://redandr.ca/vm3/viewmol3d_gallery.htm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
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"Nutritional scientists and epidemiologists should be cognizant of the public health messages that are taken away from their individual studies and not sensationalize the findings or contribute to the media frenzy around a single study," the authors believe.The authors mention two separate studies that theorize a decreased risk of ovarian cancer due to flavonoids in red onions and omega-3 in sea bass. Both of these studies were reported as fact on a popular television talk show. The authors assert that with further research, three other studies would have been found that can disprove the findings reported as true.
"The public needs more information about the effect of diet as a whole on cancer risk, as well as the importance of achieving and maintaining an ideal body weight, regular physical activity, and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle," the authors wrote.
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Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work | Video on TED.com:
"We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. (Filmed at TEDxBloomington.)
Shawn Achor is the CEO of Good Think Inc., where he researches and teaches about positive psychology."
|English: Close-up of 0.5mg tablets of the brand name benzodiazepine drug, Ativan. Generic name is Lorazepam. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
"Beginning May 1, the Alberta government will force generic drug manufacturers to sell their products at 18 per cent of the price brand name drugs are sold at, compared with the current 35 per cent.
Hypothetically, if a bottle of Druggin costs $100, its generic equivalent Drugsler must be sold at $18, decreasing the generic drug manufacturer’s profit by $17 per bottle.
As profits decrease, the large generic drug manufacturers will react in two ways.
First, they will reduce or eliminate the rebates they pay to pharmacies for using their products. Pharmacies will, in turn, be forced to reduce their hours and their staff, even though the demand for pharmacists’ services will increase as baby boomers grow old and require more medication.
Second, generic drug manufacturers will reduce the supply of generic medications in Alberta."
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"In his discussion, Gunter von Minckwitz, MD, PhD, of the German Breast Group and the University of Frankfurt, Germany, said there is increasing evidence that lapatinib is not as active as trastuzumab in a number of breast cancer therapy settings, perhaps because of the rapid development of secondary resistance and because dual blockade appears to be the most promising approach for the future."It often takes time, but Health Canada has now made notice of updated prescribing information.
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