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European Heart Guidelines Based On Disgraced Research May Have Caused Thousands Of Deaths

By Larry Husten, Contributor

Despite a 2-year-old scandal discrediting key evidence, current guidelines relying on this evidence have not been revised. As a result of physicians following these guidelines, some researchers say, it is possible that thousands of patients may have died each year in the UK alone. It is unlikely that a true understanding of the damage will ever be known. …read more

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Where Does Google Scholar Fall Short?

By Quora, Contributor

Despite being made by a company known for search, Scholar lacks miserably in features that would aid scientific searches (at least, in the field of medicine). I use this product on a regular basis, and it’s far superior to just about anything else I’ve used in terms of the relevancy of its search results, but it can still be aggravating. Wish list of abilities: Sort by # of citations a paper has received (high to low). Bonus: sort by # of citations a paper has received per year it’s been in print. Why should I care about a paper from 10 years ago that’s only been cited 3 times? I want the NEJM article that’s been cited 500+ times in the last 2 years alone. Search within specific impact factor range. Two uses: set IF range high for broad general topics (e.g. breast cancer) to get the tier 1 publications, set IF range lower to seek out specialty journals that may have more specifics on rarer conditions (e.g. pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis). “Cites” in addition to “Cited by” would be epic. When I do a literature review on a topic, I literally type in “review” as a search term to find the latest review publications. I often want to delve in and read the papers that the review article felt were worthy of citing, but doing so is a giant timesink because I have to type them all in individually. Make the inclusion of books a non-default option. Seriously? When was the last time a good scientist cited a book instead of the original paper off which the book was written? If I want a book I can just find one off Amazon. There are exceptions, such as in ethics research where much original scholarship is contained within books, but this is a small percentage of research overall. Make “[Citation]” a non-default option.I want a link to the paper, not a notice of how cool it is. This is useless to me: Get rid of all the nonsensical alternative medicine junk. It’s Google Scholar, not Google Quack. I do not appreciate your search results wasting my time with entries from the Himalayan Journal of Alternative Botanical Medicine. … …read more

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Despite Summer Lull 3 Central Banks Have Work to Do

By Dean Popplewell, Contributor

Despite the onset of the summer doldrums, a busy weekend in Moscow, Tokyo, and Beijing will possibly inject some life into the financial markets. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe got what he wanted over the weekend: control of the upper house of parliament. The Liberal Democratic Party-New Komeito coalition Abe leads now holds 135 seats after the election, regaining a majority and surpassing the “stable majority” threshold of 129 seats that enabled the coalition to control the house. Abe’s coalition already owns 325 seats and enjoys the so-called “super majority” in the lower house. Armed with a new, strong mandate, the country’s political stability is on solid footing for the first time in six years as Abe presses ahead with his economic reforms. …read more

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LIVE: Yahoo Beats Q2 Profit Forecasts But Revenues Still Flat

By Robert Hof, Contributor Despite low expectations, Yahoo turned in first-quarter earnings that came in just a bit worse yet on the revenue front but better than expected on profits. Shares fell 2% in early after-hours trading after falling 1.7% to $26.88 today before the results. …read more

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Coachella: Three Delightful Days In The Desert Versus Two Hours Of Madonna

By Richard Finger, Contributor

Despite a dearth of creature comforts compounded by rain, the mud, hovel-like overcrowding with attendant poor sanitation, and paucity of comestibles, a sense of camaraderie and intimacy pervaded this crowd of nearly half a million souls’ in quest of some ineffable musical experience. Legends came: Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Joe Cocker, Blood Sweat and Tears, Ravi Shankar, the great Hendrix, the list too long to print.  It was the end of a decade of anti-war revolution on college campuses from infamous riots at Berkeley to the even more disgraceful events at Kent State. And yet it ushered in an epoch of peace and love and non-violence by this “hippie” generation. It was the summer of 69’……1969 that is, and I am referring to Woodstock. Decades later many attendees wistfully recount satisfying their amorphous craving for transcendence…..but the more remarkable thing about this historic event, is despite the traffic jams, bad weather, and every other conceivable logistical nightmare, there was practically no violence.

From: http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardfinger/2013/04/21/coachella-three-delightful-days-in-the-desert-versus-two-hours-of-madonna/

Cleantech: Bright Spot in US-China Cooperation

By William Brent, Contributor Despite heated rhetoric from protectionist corners that China and the United States must compete over the massive dollars associated with the clean energy industry, some signs are actually emerging that we’re entering a phase of mutual benefit and collaboration.

From: http://www.forbes.com/sites/williambrent/2013/04/18/cleantech-bright-spot-in-us-china-cooperation/

IMG Worldwide Purchases Golf Management Company As Talks Of Sale Continue

By Darren Heitner, Contributor

Despite the fact that IMG Worldwide is up for sale and that Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has already been identified as a potential purchaser of the global sports, fashion and media business, IMG continues to add value by increasing its assets.  The latest move is the acquisition of management company IGP Sports & Entertainment Group, a company established in 1996 as a tournament production and professional athlete management firm.  IGP currently manages the U.S. PGA Tour’s Honda Classic (at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida) and represents PGA Tour Professionals including Glen Day, Mathias Gronberg, Dicky Pride and Duffy Waldorf.

From: http://www.forbes.com/sites/darrenheitner/2013/04/15/img-worldwide-purchases-golf-management-company-as-talks-of-sale-continue/

Play it Like Steve Jobs-Three Questions for Business Leaders to Ask When Surprise Hits

By Milo Jones and Philippe Silberzahn, Contributor Despite tremendous developments in business strategy over the last fifty years, businesses and governments keep being disrupted by events that they might have seen coming, but didn’t. In other words, they get surprised… and not in a happy, surprise party kind of way. Think 9/11, the Arab spring, Fukushima or the launch of the iPhone for Nokia. Such events often have consequences far beyond their immediate environment that make many firms suffer, and require a response that isn’t in anyone’s existing playbook.  The late Steve Jobs – no slouch when dealing with disruption in the marketplace – once replied that his strategy was to “wait for the next big thing.”

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Nicole Kidman Presents Omega's Fashionable New Ladymatics

By Laurie Kahle, Contributor

Despite the bitter cold outside, spring was in the air last Saturday night in Vienna’s flower-bedecked Gartenpalais Liechtenstein as Nicole Kidman took the stage to speak about her passion for watches and her eight-year partnership with Omega, which has launched a new global advertising campaign featuring the actress photographed by Peter Lindbergh. She also praised the brand for supporting her work with UN Women to prevent violence against women around the world. Kidman, who appeared in an elegant black lace gown, was in town to introduce a new infusion of fashion into Omega’s Ladymatic collection, for which she serves as ambassador. …read more
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New Zogby Poll: Numbers Still Pointing In Obama's Favor

By John Zogby, Contributor Despite any real prospects for a settlement of the federal government‘s fiscal crisis, President Barack Obama‘s numbers continue to look strong, according to a new poll by Zogby Analytics. The online survey of 1000 likely voters, conducted March 13-14, shows the President’s job approval holding steady at 52%, with 45% disapproving. This is a point better in each dirction since the February 27-28 Zogby Poll. …read more
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Is Drugwar Violence Scaring Away Mexico's Spring Break Tourists?

By Nathaniel Parish Flannery, Contributor

Despite the drugwar violence, U.S. tourists are still likelier to visit Mexico than any other country on the planet. According to a report from Mexico’s tourism industry, “Visitor arrivals by air to Mexico during the period January to August 2012 increased 6.1 percent with respect to 2011, 4.9 percent compared to 2010 and 11.7 percent compared to 2008.” Although a number of destination cities continue to attract high levels of tourism and are likely to pull in visiting spring breakers this March, one city, the resort town of Acapulco on Mexico’s Pacific coast, stands out for its continued security struggles. …read more
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Launch Festival Celebrates Startups, Innovation, but No

By Jean-Baptiste Su, Contributor

Despite a slow start, the 6th Annual Launch Festival is now moving at full speed with a great line-up of “visionaries” speaking and judging hundreds of startups over the 3-day conference. “We reached more than 5,800 registered attendees,” confirmed to me by the organizer, Jason Calacanis. …read more
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CMOs: Are You A Next Generation Marketer?

By Kimberly Whitler, Contributor

Despite the increasing emphasis on the need for CMOs to “evolve” and grow with the changing demands of the role, the fact is that over 70% of CMOs feel underprepared to manage at least some aspects of their job. The reality is that between keeping up with the job and trying to have a personal life, there isn’t a lot of time to attend conferences, read books, or take classes which can provide the knowledge to adapt effectively. …read more
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