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  • November 18, 2016

Chewing Gum Sweetener Can Cause Dangerous Weight Loss

Chewing Gum Sweetener Can Cause Dangerous Weight Loss 4.58413 Many sugar-free chewing gums contain a sweetener called sorbitol. Sorbitol is a laxative which is poorly absorbed by the small intestine. An article in this week’s British Medical Journal (BMJ) warns of the dangers of excess sorbitol intake. The warning comes after doctors came across two […]

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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 01, 2016

What is Effexor (venlafaxine)? What are the side effects of Effexor?

What is Effexor (venlafaxine)? What are the side effects of Effexor? 2615 Effexor (Venlafaxine) is an antidepressant, belonging to the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) class of drugs, used for the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. The drug, currently marketed by Pfizer, is the one of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants in the U.S. As […]

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  • November 01, 2016

UF, UCF Had Planned To Partner In Acquisition Of Sanford Burnham

UF, UCF Had Planned To Partner In Acquisition Of Sanford Burnham WMFE The University of Florida and University of Central Florida had planned to announce a partnership in the acquisition of Sanford Burnham, according the Orlando Sentinel.  But just six hours before the announcement was to be made, it was mysteriously delayed as news broke […]

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  • October 28, 2016

Surgery Most Stressful Occupation; High Suicide Rate

Surgery Most Stressful Occupation; High Suicide Rate 4.511 Performing surgery is a very stressful occupation. Close to 8,000 doctors were surveyed and 501 reported thoughts of suicide during the previous year. However fears of admitting having an issue affecting their practices, doctors often self-prescribe medications or confide in colleagues for assistance off the record. Those […]

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  • October 28, 2016

Prostate cancer detection from urine RNA steps closer

Prostate cancer detection from urine RNA steps closer 4.5 Testing for non-coding RNA molecules in urine may offer a way to detect prostate cancer that is more accurate and reliable than current methods using biomarkers such as PSA and PCA3. The researchers believe using non-coding RNAs as biomarkers will lead to more reliable and accurate […]

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  • October 21, 2016

Heart benefits linked to marathon training, researchers say

Heart benefits linked to marathon training, researchers say 4.52 It may seem obvious at first: training for a marathon improves risk factors related to cardiovascular disease. But recent years have seen middle-aged male runners dying from cardiac arrest while running a marathon, suggesting older men are at higher risk while running the 26.2-mile race. Now, […]

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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 14, 2016

What is ventricular fibrillation? What causes ventricular fibrillation?

What is ventricular fibrillation? What causes ventricular fibrillation? 4.5357 Ventricular fibrillation is an abnormally irregular heart rhythm caused by rapid, uncoordinated fluttering contractions of the ventricles – the lower chambers of the heart. These fluttering replace normal contractions. Ventricular fibrillation puts the heartbeat and pulse beat out of synch. The pumping chambers in the ventricles […]

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Amphetamine-like stimulant remains in dietary supplements 2 years after FDA discovery

Amphetamine-like stimulant remains in dietary supplements 2 years after FDA discovery 5 In January 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration published a study in which they identified an amphetamine-like stimulant in a number of commonly used dietary supplements. More than 2 years later, a new study led by a researcher from Harvard Medical School […]

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