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Are acid-suppressing drugs prescribed too often in infants?

Public release date: 20-Oct-2011

Cincinnati, OH, October 20, 2011 – Frequent spitting up, irritability, and unexplained crying in infants can be very distressing to parents. Pediatricians often prescribe acid-suppressing drugs for these symptoms in an effort to treat infants for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); however, GERD is an uncommon cause of these symptoms in otherwise thriving infants. 547 more words

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Study proves new technology kills bacteria

Public release date: 20-Oct-2011

BOSTON, MA (October 20, 2011) – Results from a comprehensive multi-site clinical trial demonstrated that the use of antimicrobial copper surfaces in intensive care unit rooms reduced the amount of bacteria in the rooms by 97 percent and resulted in a 41 percent reduction in the hospital acquired infection rate.  369 more words

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Women do not get enough vitamin D during the menopause

Public release date: 20-Oct-2011

A healthy diet is especially important during the menopause – a period in which the risk of suffering from health problems increases. 366 more words

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Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids

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- Thirty patient families chose antibiotics alone and 47 opted for surgery. Those in the non-operative group were admitted to the hospital and received IV antibiotics for at least 24 hours, followed by oral antibiotics for a total of 10 days after discharge. 109 more words

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Compound from green tomatoes stimulates muscle growth and strength

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- discovered that tomatidine generates changes in gene expression that are essentially opposite to the changes that occur in muscle cells when people are affected by muscle atrophy.

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Research shows impact of Facebook unfriending

High school friends often first to go

DENVER (April 22, 2014) – Two studies from the University of Colorado Denver are shedding new light on the most common type of `friend’ to be unfriended on Facebook and their emotional responses to it. 582 more words

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Ginseng can treat and prevent influenza and RSV, researcher finds

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21-Apr-2014

ATLANTA–Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages, according to research findings by a scientist in Georgia State University’s new Institute for Biomedical Sciences. 511 more words

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