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  • April 07, 2012

Could your dog give you norovirus?

Could your dog give you norovirus? 5 Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness in the US. You can also catch it from infected people and contaminated surfaces. Now, new research raises the question of whether humans can catch it from dogs. The study raises enough evidence for further investigation into whether dogs can […]

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  • April 06, 2012

Epilepsy deaths: ‘we have done far too little for far too long’

Epilepsy deaths: ‘we have done far too little for far too long’ 5 A new report in Neurology wages war on the hidden numbers of epilepsy-related deaths. According to the authors, we only see the tip of the iceberg. More must be done to halt the rising tide. Epilepsy affects more than 4 million Americans. […]

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  • April 04, 2012

Fecal matters: treating infection with stool transplants

Fecal matters: treating infection with stool transplants 4.51751 Having someone else’s stool placed inside your body sounds more like grounds for treatment rather than treatment itself. Yet fecal microbiota transplant is a procedure that has been found to be a particularly effective for treating Clostridium difficile infection. The micro-organisms living in the gut play an […]

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  • March 27, 2012

What is tennis elbow? What causes tennis elbow?

What is tennis elbow? What causes tennis elbow? 4.52 The condition is also known as lateral epicondylitis (inflammation of the outside elbow bone). Tennis elbow often occurs as a result of strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm and around the elbow joint. These tendons attach to the lateral epicondyle of the […]

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  • March 21, 2012

Overweight men face discrimination

Overweight men face discrimination 3 Overweight men face discrimination when shopping and applying for jobs, according to new research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Larger men face subtle discrimination. Previous research has looked at weight stigmatization or discrimination toward women, but less so for men. Enrica Ruggs, assistant professor of psychology and colleagues […]

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  • March 11, 2012

Gardiner Considers Taking Up Armstrong Confirmation

Gardiner Considers Taking Up Armstrong Confirmation Florida Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong Florida Department of Health Senate President Andy Gardiner said late Wednesday he was considering bringing Surgeon General John Armstrong’s nomination to the Senate floor, a potentially dramatic move aimed at breaking a log jam over the agency head’s fate. The confirmation of Armstrong, […]

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  • March 06, 2012

Combination Drug Therapy May Be Best Treatment For Osteoporosis

Combination Drug Therapy May Be Best Treatment For Osteoporosis 3.55 The combination of two different drugs for osteoporosis was found to increase bone mineral density (BMD) more than treatment with either drug alone, according to the results of a small clinical trial published in The Lancet. The combination, which included teriparatide, a bone-building (anabolic) drug, […]

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