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  • November 28, 2016

Sun’s UV Rays May Stop Spread Of Chickenpox

Sun’s UV Rays May Stop Spread Of Chickenpox 42 If you look at the evidence to date from a different perspective, a virologist at St George’s Hospital, University of London in the UK believes it suggests the sun’s UV rays inactivate the chickenpox virus on the skin before it has a chance to transmit to […]

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  • November 26, 2016

Listening To Music Helps Prevent Insomnia

Listening To Music Helps Prevent Insomnia 3.5153 Warm milk, melatonin pills, or even prescription pills are all used to avoid a dreaded condition known as insomnia. Each of these methods have different degrees of side effects and success. For the 50 percent of Americans who suffer from insomnia, what if sleep could be reached not […]

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  • November 26, 2016

New Study: Think You Need Bypass Surgery? Not So Fast!

New Study: Think You Need Bypass Surgery? Not So Fast! 4 New study findings suggest that contrary to current practice, doctors and patients have time to consider bypass surgery over drug treatment alone. Open-heart surgery has an early risk of death, with nearly 5% of patients who underwent bypass surgery in the study dying within […]

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  • November 21, 2016

Vegan Diet: Health Benefits Of Being Vegan

Vegan Diet: Health Benefits Of Being Vegan 428 Being a vegan is definitely more of a lifestyle choice and a philosophy than a diet. A vegan does not eat anything that is of animal origin. Vegans will not use animal based products for clothing, or any other purpose. A person can become a vegan because […]

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  • November 16, 2016

Proton Pump Inhibitors Raise Persistent Diarrhea Risk, Warns FDA

Proton Pump Inhibitors Raise Persistent Diarrhea Risk, Warns FDA 4 Stomach acid drugs, known as PPIs (proton pump inhibitors), are linked to a higher risk of diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile, a type of bacterium. Patients on PPIs who develop persistent diarrhea should be tested for CDAD (Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea), says the US Food […]

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  • November 11, 2016

AP Report On RFID Chips And Cancer Raises Concerns

AP Report On RFID Chips And Cancer Raises Concerns 4.5834 A report by the Associated Press (AP) reveals that cancer experts were concerned when they reviewed a collection of animal studies suggesting that implanted RFID microchips may cause cancer. Although the experts said there is a considerable difference between humans and animals (it’s easier to […]

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  • November 10, 2016

Roche Failed To Report Thousands Of Drug Side Effects, Facing Fines

Roche Failed To Report Thousands Of Drug Side Effects, Facing Fines 4 The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has started an infringement procedure to against Roche for not properly reporting thousands of potential medication side effects; what EMA describes as “failure to comply with pharmacovigilance obligations”. Roche may be fined up to five percent of its […]

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  • November 07, 2016

High-salt diet may harm liver

High-salt diet may harm liver It is well known that consuming too much salt is linked to high blood pressure. Now, a new study suggests it may also lead to liver damage in adults and developing embryos. Most of the salt we eat comes from processed foods and foods prepared in restaurants. The new study, […]

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Endoscope-i: a pocket-sized game changer

Endoscope-i: a pocket-sized game changer 4.5 The endoscope is a vital tool for the diagnosis and tracking of many medical ailments. As such, advances in endoscopy technology are likely to produce widely felt tremors throughout medicine. The Endoscope-i looks set to streamline ENT imaging.Image credit: Endoscope-i The new Endoscope-i, based on iPhone technology, takes images […]

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  • November 01, 2016

Spina Bifida: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments

Spina Bifida: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments 4 Spina bifida is a congenital malformation (birth defect) in which there is something wrong with the bone in the vertebral column, exposing the spinal cord which should be protected within the vertebral column. Spina bifida is caused by the incomplete closing of the embryonic neural tube. The term […]

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