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Social Media — Just flirt with me, won’t you?

Social Media — Just flirt with me, won’t you? | Canale Communique | Scoop.it
Maybe to succeed in social media you need to flirt a little. There are a few similarities between social media success and the dating scene!
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Veg 'lowers genetic heart risk'

Veg 'lowers genetic heart risk' | Canale Communique | Scoop.it
People who are genetically susceptible to heart disease can lower their risk by eating lots of fruit and raw vegetables, study findings reveal.
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Walgreens lets customers order refills via SMS | mobihealthnews

Walgreens lets customers order refills via SMS | mobihealthnews | Canale Communique | Scoop.it

"Walgreens recently announced the launch of an SMS reminder system for prescription refills. The free service reminds patients about medications due for a refill and makes it easy for them to replenish their meds: Patients need only reply “refill” to the reminder text."

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Obscura Digital Brings Its Creative Magic To Health Care | Fast Company

Obscura Digital Brings Its Creative Magic To Health Care | Fast Company | Canale Communique | Scoop.it

"The hospital of the future just got a lot more flashy."

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Scientists hail gain in human embryonic stem cell research - CNN.com

For the first time, researchers have succeeded in creating human embryonic stem cells by injecting DNA from a skin cell into an unfertilized egg, according to a study published Wednesday.
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Protecting health apps on the web from the evils of the Internet

The Internet can be a swamp of hackers, crackers, and hucksters attacking your systems for fun, profit and fraud.
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What Every Employer Should Be Doing To Lower Health Care Costs | Fast Company

What Every Employer Should Be Doing To Lower Health Care Costs | Fast Company | Canale Communique | Scoop.it
Last week, the Kaiser Family Foundation announced the results of its 13th annual survey of small and large employers, revealing that the costs of employer-sponsored group health plans increased to $15,073 this year, up a shocking 9% over 2010.
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Patients have a part to play in their own medical care

Patients have a part to play in their own medical care | Canale Communique | Scoop.it
Medicine has changed so much even over the past 60 years, that what used to be a cause of death (infectious diseases) is no longer.
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Low-cost, cell-phone powered stethoscope ideal for remote care - FierceMobileHealthcare

Low-cost, cell-phone powered stethoscope ideal for remote care - FierceMobileHealthcare | Canale Communique | Scoop.it
A new mobile stethoscope kit created by Oxford University and University of Cape Town was developed for global-health use, but could have interesting possibilities in remote areas, or for remote Read more...
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Vaccine could reduce HIV to 'minor infection' - Telegraph

Vaccine could reduce HIV to 'minor infection' - Telegraph | Canale Communique | Scoop.it

"HIV could be reduced to a..."minor chronic infection" akin to herpes, scientists developing a new vaccine have claimed."

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Stem cell trial offers hope to blind - FT.com

Stem cell trial offers hope to blind - FT.com | Canale Communique | Scoop.it
The first clinical trial outside the US of a treatment based on human embryonic stem cells – which could eventually cure blindness – is to take place at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.
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Twitter as biopharma radar - FierceVaccines

I initially hated Twitter when I begrudgingly signed up for an account more than three years ago. At that time, I likened it to making news reporters get paper routes to deliver their stories to Read more...
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Genome.gov | Teaching Old Drugs New Tricks

Genome.gov | Teaching Old Drugs New Tricks | Canale Communique | Scoop.it

"At some point in our lives, most of us rely on prescription drugs to treat a symptom or cure a condition. Few of us realize, however, what's involved in developing those drugs."

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Healthy sleeping habit could cut obese teens' diabetes risk - Telegraph

Healthy sleeping habit could cut obese teens' diabetes risk - Telegraph | Canale Communique | Scoop.it
Eight-and-a-half hours sleep could reduce the risk of type two diabetes in
obese teenagers, researchers have found.
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Gene therapy and stem cells unite

Gene therapy and stem cells unite | Canale Communique | Scoop.it
Two of the holy grails of medicine - stem cell technology and precision gene therapy - have been united for the first time in humans, say researchers.
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US sets up system for international collaboration in science

US sets up system for international collaboration in science | Canale Communique | Scoop.it
The US National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the formation of Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI), to support collaboration among researchers and spur scientific discovery...
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Severe hypoglycaemia cause found

Severe hypoglycaemia cause found | Canale Communique | Scoop.it
The cause of a severe form of hypoglycaemia - very low levels of sugar in the blood - is genetic, say researchers.
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Fears as GPs offer private option

Fears as GPs offer private option | Canale Communique | Scoop.it
Fears are being raised over a blurring of the lines between private and NHS care after news emerged of GPs targeting patients for private work.
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Scientists hail gain in human embryonic stem cell research - CNN.com

For the first time, researchers have succeeded in creating human embryonic stem cells by injecting DNA from a skin cell into an unfertilized egg, according to a study published Wednesday.
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Pfizer’s mobile clinical trial vendor gets $4.7M | mobihealthnews

Pfizer’s mobile clinical trial vendor gets $4.7M | mobihealthnews | Canale Communique | Scoop.it

"London-based Exco InTouch, which is providing Pfizer with the mobile clinical trial technology its using in its REMOTE study, has secured about $4.67 million from Scottish Equity Partners (SEP). Exco plans to use the funds to expand and take advantage of the “significant growth opportunities” in the emerging mobile patient communication market, the company’s press release stated."

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How One Hospital Reduced Its Readmission Rate

How One Hospital Reduced Its Readmission Rate | Canale Communique | Scoop.it
Northwestern Memorial Hospital saw its medical readmission rate fall to 16.7% from 19.9%.
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Many Physicians Feel They’re Delivering Too Much Care

Many Physicians Feel They’re Delivering Too Much Care | Canale Communique | Scoop.it
Some 28% of the doctors thought they themselves were practicing more aggressively than they would prefer to.
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New 'Smart' T-Shirt Could Monitor Patients' Vital Signs Remotely

New 'Smart' T-Shirt Could Monitor Patients' Vital Signs Remotely | Canale Communique | Scoop.it
Scientists have created a 'smart' T-shirt that could be used to track patients' heart rate, temperature and movements. Researchers say the shirt potentially could be used for diagnosis of cardiac anomalies and remote monitoring.
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The pivotal role of social media in patient support

The new breed of social platforms like Twitter and Facebook provide users with an ability to find an even larger support base.
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Venter Institute breaking ground on $35 million center

Venter Institute breaking ground on $35 million center | Canale Communique | Scoop.it
The genomics research facility, located on in the southwestern corner of the University of California San Diego, will allow the institute to double the size of its staff.
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Medtronic awarded $101.2M in patent infringement case - FierceMedicalDevices

Medtronic ($MDT) has won $101.2 million in damages after a San Diego jury found NuVasive's ($NUVA) CoRoent XL implants, MaXcess II and III retractors and Helix and Helix mini anterior cervical plates Read more >>...
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