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  • November 19, 2016

Air pollution linked to facial liver spots

Air pollution linked to facial liver spots 3.51 Traffic-related air pollution and gases associated with air pollution may lead to the formation of dark spots on the skin, known as lentigines, or “liver spots,” says research published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Air pollution may exacerbate the development of liver spots. Lentigines are small, […]

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  • November 11, 2016

Study shows dopamine may play role in chronic pain

Study shows dopamine may play role in chronic pain 51 The brain chemical dopamine – already known to be important for thinking, memory, movement and reward – may also play a key role in maintaining chronic pain, says a new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. In people with chronic pain, their nerve cells […]

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  • November 08, 2016

Video CPR training as effective without manikin

Video CPR training as effective without manikin 52 Training family members of patients at risk of cardiac arrest to administer CPR may be done as effectively with a video-only kit as with a video kit that includes a manikin to practice hands-on resuscitation. The researchers say knowing the manikin is not necessary for basic CPR […]

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  • November 08, 2016

Drug combination for advanced melanoma wins FDA approval

Drug combination for advanced melanoma wins FDA approval 140 In what has been described as a significant step forward in the treatment of advanced melanoma, US regulators have approved a combination drug therapy to treat the most aggressive and dangerous form of skin cancer. The majority of skin cancers are caused by exposure to ultraviolet […]

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  • November 04, 2016

Fatigue: Why Am I So Tired?

Fatigue: Why Am I So Tired? 451110 Fatigue, also referred to as tiredness, exhaustion, lethargy, and listlessness, describes a physical and/or mental state of being tired and weak. Although physical and mental fatigue are different, the two often exist together – if a person is physically exhausted for long enough, they will also be mentally […]

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  • October 29, 2016

New Early Recognition Staph Infection Test Now Food and drug administration Approved

New Early Recognition Staph Infection Test Now Food and drug administration Approved What happens a S. aureus, or staph infection is? Well continue reading, but in advance, there’s a brand new 24 hour test authorized by the Food and drug administration now that may determine if you possess the infection and if it’s potentially resistant […]

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  • October 21, 2016

Saliva protects teeth against cavities more than we thought

Saliva protects teeth against cavities more than we thought 51 Mucus – part of the 0.5% of saliva that is not water – contains salivary mucins, compounds that actively protect teeth from damage by the cavity-causing bacterium Streptococcus mutans, according to a new study. The new study suggests salivary mucins play an active role in […]

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  • October 20, 2016

Senate Approves Needle Exchange Program

Senate Approves Needle Exchange Program Wikimedia Commons The Florida Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a proposal that would create a needle-exchange pilot program in Miami-Dade County. The legislation (SB 242) comes as Florida leads the nation in newly diagnosed HIV cases, while Miami-Dade and Broward counties are the top two counties in the country for […]

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  • October 20, 2016

Shelf Life Of Blood Nearer 3 Than 6 Weeks, Study

Shelf Life Of Blood Nearer 3 Than 6 Weeks, Study 5 Blood banks consider six weeks to be the standard shelf life of blood for use in transfusion. Now a new small study from the US adds further evidence to suggest this timescale should be shortened to three weeks, because after that red cells in […]

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  • October 13, 2016

Heartburn drug prematurely ages blood vessels

Heartburn drug prematurely ages blood vessels 52 Many Americans who suffer from heartburn find relief from the discomfort by taking proton pump inhibitors – an over-the-counter medication. Although these drugs are widely used, concerns are mounting over their long-term effects on the body. Recent studies have demonstrated links between proton pump inhibitors and a range […]

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