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Race and gender are important in predicting heart attack in the emergency department
Researchers at the George Washington University (GW) found that certain symptoms are more and less predictive of patients' risk for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), which includes heart attack, in patients of different gender and race.
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Tiny bubbles offer sound solution for drug delivery
Your brain is armored. It lives in a box made of bones with a security system of vessels. These vessels protect the brain and central nervous system from harmful chemicals circulating in the blood. Yet this protection system - known as the blood-brain barrier - also prevents delivery of drugs that could help treat patients with brain cancers and brain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
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Tiny nanoparticles offer significant potential in detecting/treating disease
Exosomes - tiny biological nanoparticles which transfer information between cells - offer significant potential in detecting and treating disease, the most comprehensive overview so far of research in the field has concluded.
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Paracetamol during pregnancy can inhibit masculinity
Paracetamol is popular for relieving pain. But if you are pregnant, you should think twice before popping these pills according to the researchers in a new study. In an animal model, Paracetamol, which is the pain-relieving substance found in the pills, actually damages the development of male behaviours.
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One in five hospitalized adults suffer side effects from antibiotics
A study examining the impact of antibiotics prescribed for nearly 1500 adult patients admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital found that adverse side effects occurred in a fifth of them, and that nearly a fifth of those side effects occurred in patients who did not need antibiotics in the first place.
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Gaps in infection prevention impact long-term care residents
While nearly 400,000 residents of long-term care facilities die as a result of healthcare associated infections (HAIs), these facilities continue to lack the resources, including qualified personnel, necessary to implement adequate infection control programs.
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Study finds more than 2 billion people overweight or obese
Globally, more than 2 billion children and adults suffer from health problems related to being overweight or obese, and an increasing percentage of people die from these health conditions, according to a new study.
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Bacteria free themselves with molecular "speargun"
Many bacteria are armed with nano-spearguns, which they use to combat unwelcome competitors or knockout host cells. The pathogen responsible for tularemia, a highly virulent infectious disease, uses this weapon to escape from its prison in cells defending the host. Researchers from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel report on this bacterial strategy.
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A mechanical trigger for toxic tumor therapy
Ultrasound-sensitive nanoparticle aggregates target toxic doses of chemotherapy drugs to tumors while minimizing systemic toxicity.
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Free tool for reducing work related injuries
Employers can reduce the costs of occupational musculoskeletal disorders by using a free online risk management tool created by ergonomic researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.
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