Month: November 2019

Source: Outdoor Voices More than 85% of Americans are expected to make purchases over the Thanksgiving weekend, either online or in their local mall, according to a recent poll. To capture their attention, even the most coveted and popular brands are offering deals. Some are kicking off their promotions early, hoping to lure shoppers who
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Nov 29 2019 Postnova Analytics has posted a new on-demand webinar introducing how advanced analytical techniques are impacting the field of nanogeochemistry. The webinar discusses the advanced analytical approaches that are used to apply Asymmetric Flow Field-Flow Fractionation with online UV-Visible and ICP-MS detectors to nano-geochemical systems in the SWAMP (Soils, Water, Air, Manures, and
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Constipation is uncommon in infancy, particularly in breastfed babies, but it can happen. Breastfed babies tend to have fewer episodes of constipation and diarrhea than formula-fed babies because breast milk is easier than formula to digest. In older children, constipation is common and accounts for about 3% of visits to pediatric outpatient clinics and up
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Blood thinners help prevent and treat blood clots. Blood clots can partially or completely block blood flow through a blood vessel. Doctors refer to blood clots as thromboses. A blood clot can cause serious health effects, such as a heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism. In this article, learn about blood thinners for different types
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A medical first — a woman with an incurable form of cancer has had all signs of living cancer cells eradicated from her body for at least 6 months. What’s more, it was accomplished in a single treatment. And the magic potion — was the measles virus. For more information or to schedule an appointment,
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Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a medical condition that causes a person to experience an overwhelming need for order, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control. People with the condition have an obsessive need to follow rules and regulations, as well as a moral and ethical code from which they will not deviate. In other words,
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With their expertise in the safe and effective use of medications, pharmacists can help in the management of chronic diseases. A review and analysis published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology indicates that initiatives–such as patient education, medication review, and physical assessments–led by pharmacists can make important contributions to the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
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Any physical activity that places too much or unusual strain on the muscles can lead to soreness. Everyone can experience muscle soreness, even people who exercise regularly and have good physical fitness. Muscle soreness can be uncomfortable and disruptive. However, the pain typically disappears within a few days. This article outlines the causes of muscle
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New research examines the impact of non-digital games, such as board games and cards, on the cognitive ability of older adults. Share on PinterestOlder adults may benefit from starting to play games. Games aren’t just fun; they can keep our minds agile and sharp. At least this seems to be the main takeaway of a
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Health organizations are urging people to get their flu shot soon to protect themselves during the upcoming influenza season. Image Credit: metamorworks / Shutterstock.com They advise that, despite doubts surrounding the effectiveness of flu jabs, not getting vaccinated soon is a mistake. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between October 1st, 2018,
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Lithium toxicity, or lithium overdose, can occur when a person takes too much of a mood-stabilizing medication that contains lithium. It can also develop when the body does not excrete lithium properly. Lithium, or lithium carbonate, is an active ingredient in some drugs that treat mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder. Overdose can cause
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A recent study has reported that rapamycin, a drug that has long served as an immune suppressor, may also slow aging in human skin. Share on PinterestA new study suggests that a drug with immunosuppressant functions can prevent signs of skin aging. The small clinical trial found that regular application of rapamycin to the backs
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At the study hospital, pediatric palliative care (PPC) involvement for children with VADs has sharply increased in recent years, according to the new research by Christopher Knoll, MD, and colleagues of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Palo Alto, Calif. “Early PPC involvement occurred in the majority of patients and appears to lead to more frequent
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Many people have symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, often called acid reflux. This condition can eventually lead to Barretts esophagus, dysplasia and even esophagus cancer (adenocarcinoma.) This video demonstrates ways to reduce the occurrence of reflux and get relief from its symptoms. Mayo Clinic has a very large team with an international reputation
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The World Health Organization has set a goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. To achieve that goal, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American Thoracic Society is a founding member, is calling on governments, health advocates and non-government organizations on World AIDS Day to strengthen their response to AIDS
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