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Is This The Strictest Security Check Ever?

by Liubov Edwards   -  February 27th, 2015

Travellers taking antibiotics to prevent “travellers diarrhea" are at risk of developing antimicrobial resistance. 20-50% of international travellers develop diarrhoea within the first week of travel. In most cases the use of antibiotics is unnecessary as diarrhoea resolves on its own.

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50 Shades Readers More Likely to Suffer Mental Health Issues

by   -  February 23rd, 2015

by urbanbuzz
by urbanbuzz
Fifty Shades of Grey, a best-selling erotic book by author E. L. James, has set book sale records worldwide and recently been turned a feature film. But what does reading a book, or now, perhaps, watching a movie, tell us about the people who seek out a storyline that contains sexual scenes that include both bondage and violent discipline? Is it possible that people who choose to read 50 Shades of Grey do so because there is violence and abuse in their own lives? Do young adults who read 50 Shades of Grey actually have more mental health issues than others?

According to a study done at Michigan State University (MSU), the answer is yes.

A Study on the Mental Health of Those Who Read 50 Shades

Amy Bonomi, chairperson and professor in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies, conducted a study with more than 650 women between the ages of 18-24 and found disturbing trends in those who chose to read 50 Shades of Grey.

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Chasing the Dragon of Drugs

by Liubov Edwards  -  February 18th, 2015

The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) plans to allow online sales of prescription drugs. A system will be set up to allow licensed pharmacists to dispense prescriptions online.

Most major Chinese pharmaceutical companies, as Jointown Pharmaceutical Group, the Sinopharm Group, Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holdings, have already set up their own e-commerce sites. Firms such as Alibaba and Tmall also have marketed online sales of prescription drugs as a huge opportunity for growth.

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The Link between Bipolar Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

by   -  February 16th, 2015

Bipolar disorder is known as an affective, or mood, disorder. It is characterized by periods of extremely elevated mood (mania or hypomania) and periods of extremely low mood (depression) as well as euthymic (non-symptomatic) periods. Obsessive-compulsive disorder, on the other hand, can be thought of as an anxiety disorder and is characterized by intrusive, distressing and obsessive thoughts and/or compulsive mental or physical actions. (Note that in the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder is no longer included with the anxiety disorders and is actually considered its own category of disorder.)

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Generic Competition for Diovan

by Tiffany  -  February 13th, 2015

Novartis may finally face the generic competition for Diovan. In the first week of July 2014, India’s Ranbaxy got approval to launch a cheap generic version of Diovan in the US. After Ranbaxy, three domestic pharmaceutical companies – Lupin, Aurobindo Pharma and Jubilant Life Sciences – have received final approval from the US drug regulator to sell generic valsartan in the US.

On Jan 2015, global pharmaceutical companies Mylan and Teva have received the final approval for selling version of Diovan. Sandoz, the generic division of Novartis also announced the US introduction of an authorized generic version of the leading anti-hypertensive medicines in July 8, 2014. Now, an onslaught of competition is coming. Novartis will not only face stepped-up competition for the Diovan brand, but for its own authorized generic copy.

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Are There Ancient Roman Origins to Valentine’s Day?

by   -  February 12th, 2015

by roxanabalint
by roxanabalint
As Cupid sets his sights (or his arrows) on lovebirds around the world soon, it’s interesting to note that this $20 billion dollar cash cow could be tied to an ancient pagan Roman festival known as Lupercalia. In fact, many traditional and even Christian holidays were once pagan in origin, as we even discussed last year at Halloween. So it should come to no surprise that Valentine’s Day could be another one of them.

Interestingly, while I consider myself fairly versed in ancient history (I actually went to school to study ancient art, history, and literature), for some reason, while researching this article, I was surprised to find its possible roots in paganism. Though it should come to no surprise, considering the ancient Romans certainly loved romance, nakedness, and fertility rites.

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Can A Pharmacist Call in Sick?

by Liubov Edwards  -  February 10th, 2015

There are hundreds of excuses people use when calling in sick. Monday 2 February has even been called National Sickie Day in the UK, as statistically 69 per cent of the country’s workers said they would be tempted to call sick on this particular day. But excuses workers give their employers are not always reasonable, sometimes they can be really outrageous.

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8 Last-Minute Ways to Spend Family Day Together This Year

by   -  February 5th, 2015

8 Last-Minute Ways to Spend Family Day preview
In Canada, the timeframe from New Year’s Day to Good Friday has typically been a sparse one for holidays that offer some much needed time off. Family Day is currently observed the provinces of Alberta, Ontario, and Saskatchewan on the third Monday of February. For British Columbia, however, Family Day falls on the second Monday of February. In 1990, Alberta was the first province in Canada to observe Family Day as a way to celebrate the importance of families and family. History states that it was created as a way to reflect the values of family and home that were important to the pioneers who founded Alberta. Not to mention, give workers the opportunity to spend more time with their families over a long weekend.

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Could Your Credit Score Tank True Love?

by   -  February 2nd, 2015

by place4design
by place4design
Who would have thought this was a thing? Yet, funnily enough, it is. I guess it makes a bit of sense, now that I think of it. We live in a country consumed by numbers: How many Twitter followers do you have? Do you have more Facebook friends than me? How many likes did I get for that post? And so on…

If your credit is less than stellar, and you’re trying to attract a mate, experts are saying that rather than pumping your time and money into making your appearance better – you should work at bringing up your credit score.

In some ways, though, I simply can’t relate. I met my husband on Twitter, of all places. And if I were basing our relationship on his credit score, there would have been no chance. Not because his credit score stunk, but because he didn’t have one. Period. At least, not a United States based credit score. He lived in England at the time, therefor the credit he had built his entire life didn’t jive with anything we have in place over here.

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