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  • October 27, 2016

Risk of opioid overdose ‘influenced by prescription strength’

Risk of opioid overdose ‘influenced by prescription strength’ According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US “is in the midst of a prescription painkiller overdose epidemic,” and opioids are a key culprit, responsible for 44 deaths each day. But according to a new study, a patient’s risk of death from an opioid […]

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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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Neuroscience of bullying: Why do some find it rewarding?

Neuroscience of bullying: Why do some find it rewarding? 4.5 A modern, progressive society has no place for bullying, yet it continues. Breaking research uncovers why some people might find unwarranted aggression so rewarding. New research shows how bullying activates reward circuits. Aggressive behavior is often a facet of psychiatric disorders. But it also readily […]

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  • October 05, 2016

Death Risk After First Heart Attack Higher Among Those With Fewer Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors

Death Risk After First Heart Attack Higher Among Those With Fewer Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors 4 A new study reveals that individuals who were admitted to hospital following a first heart attack without previous cardiovascular disease, who had reduced coronary heart disease risk factors, such as hypertension (high blood pressure) and smoking had an […]

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  • October 04, 2016

Memory encoding may be influenced by expectation

Memory encoding may be influenced by expectation After testing participants’ recall of scenes where people pass around balls of different colors, researchers suggest attention is not enough to remember the features of events accurately; expectation also plays a role. The researchers suggest attention is not enough to ensure accurate memory; expectation about how the information […]

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  • September 27, 2016

Bacterial Vaginosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Bacterial Vaginosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments 3.57353 Bacterial vaginosis (BV), also known as vaginal bacteriosis is the most common cause of vaginal infection for women of childbearing age. Although it frequently develops after sexual intercourse with a new partner, bacterial vaginosis is not considered as an STI (sexually transmitted infection). BV is more common in […]

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  • September 27, 2016

Finding in type 1 diabetes overturns idea of zero insulin

Finding in type 1 diabetes overturns idea of zero insulin 51,28616 Type 1 diabetes was previously thought to render the pancreas completely unable to produce insulin, the hormone responsible for controlling sugar entry into cells and subsequent blood levels. The truth, researchers have now discovered, is that very small amounts of insulin are produced in […]

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FDA Warns About Using Codeine After Tonsillectomy

FDA Warns About Using Codeine After Tonsillectomy Medicines that contain codeine should not be used for pain relief in kids after a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy (surgery removing the tonsils or adenoids), because there is a chance of serious side effects or possible death, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A new boxed […]

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  • September 13, 2016

New FDA Approved Medtronic ICD Only Shocks Heart When Necessary

New FDA Approved Medtronic ICD Only Shocks Heart When Necessary 41 A new implantable defibrillator (ICD) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week that is “smart” and will only administer a shock when it detects life-threatening arrhythmia, or a disorder of the heart rate (pulse) or heart rhythm, such as […]

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  • September 13, 2016

What is a rectocele? What causes a rectocele?

What is a rectocele? What causes a rectocele? 478 A rectocele, also called a proctocele, results from a tear in the normally tough, fibrous, sheet-like divider between the rectum and vagina (rectovaginal septum), causing a bulge to protrude as a hernia into the vagina when there is a bowel movement. It is mainly caused by […]

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