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Ebola Vaccine Trials -- Lest We Forget

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:41am
(MedPage Today) -- Is it too early for randomized, controlled trials for the Ebola vaccine?

Acidic oceans linked to greatest extinction ever

news@nature - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:21am

Rocks from 252 million years ago suggest that carbon dioxide from volcanoes made sea water lethal.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17276

Morning Break: Cancer Breath, No Love on These Boats

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 9:45am
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.

WHO Demands Better Clinical Trial Transparency

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 9:00am
(MedPage Today) -- The WHO prompts regulatory agencies to impose specific clinical trial reporting processes.

UK funders demand strong statistics for animal studies

news@nature - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:21am

Move addresses concerns that some experiments are not using enough animals.

Nature 520 271 doi: 10.1038/520271a

Mountain gorillas stuck in genetic bottleneck

news@nature - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 7:21am

Full genome reveals surprising level of inbreeding and could aid conservation efforts.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17277

Iran nuclear deal poses scientific challenges

news@nature - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 5:21am

From predictions of nuclear ‘break-out’ to monitoring for ‘sneak-out’, scientific expertise is central to the success of the preliminary accord.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17296

Test the effects of ash on jet engines

news@nature - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:21am

To judge the safety of flying during an eruption, the airline industry cannot just rely on advances in volcanic monitoring and prediction, says Matthew Watson.

Nature 520 133 doi: 10.1038/520133a

Senate Passes Historic SGR Repeal Bill By Vote of 92-8

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:25pm
(MedPage Today) -- Measure now heads to President Obama, who has said he will sign it.

BREAKING NEWS: Senate Passes SGR Fix Bill

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- Bill headed to Obama's desk

FDA Panel Wants New DPP-4 Inhibitor Labels

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 6:28pm
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular data warrant new risk information for saxagliptin and alogliptin, advisers say.

Eliminating Ornery Patient Reviews: Physicians Practice

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 5:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- Also, quelling fears about releasing your notes to patients.

Combo Therapy Keeps RA Patients on the Job (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:57pm
(MedPage Today) -- Work productivity clearly greater with etancercept plus methotrexate.

Early Erosions May Predict Future Joint Damage in RA (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:46pm
(MedPage Today) -- Inflammation need not be overt to predict future joint destruction.

Pelzman's Picks: Should the 'T' in EMT Stand for Tablet?

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- Arming paramedics with smart devices, the dark side of fitness technology, and more.

HIPAA Data Breaches on the Rise (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:30pm
(MedPage Today) -- Thievery accounts for more than half of cases.

MOC Watch: ABMS President Rebuts Critics

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- Though MOC needs improvement, it remains valuable to physicians.

Stroke Rounds: Thrombolysis Safe in Mild Stroke (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:47pm
(MedPage Today) -- Few complications seen with tPA treatment of mild stroke patients.

Seven days: 3–9 April 2015

news@nature - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:21pm

The week in science: Iran strikes deal on nuclear plans; Hong Kong academics decry government meddling; and souped-up LHC starts second run.

Nature 520 136 doi: 10.1038/520136a

Multiple Motivators Needed for Health Behavior Change

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- Education and "nudging" aren't enough, according to one expert.
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