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Infections can affect your IQ by over 9 points

Public Release: 21-May-2015

New research shows that infections can impair your cognitive ability measured on an IQ scale; the study is the largest of its kind to date, and it shows a clear correlation between infection levels and impaired cognition… 821 more words

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Study questions quality of US health data

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers concludes that most U.S. clinical registries that collect data on patient outcomes are substandard and lack critical features necessary to render the information they collect useful for patients, physicians and policy makers. 823 more words

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Milk Thistle Inhibits Colorectal Cancer Stem Cells ( Video )

Oral milk thistle extract stops colorectal cancer stem cells from growing tumors

“It’s very simple: tumors from mice that were initially fed silibinin had fewer cancer stem cells, were smaller, had lower metabolisms and showed decreased growth of new blood vessels. 80 more words

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Hepatitis C drugs for RI prisons may break the budget

Public Release: 9-Apr-2015

Study tallies huge cost of hepatitis C drugs for RI prisons

Sticker shock for states

Brown University

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A new study finds that effective new hepatitis C drugs are so expensive the state of Rhode Island would have to spend almost twice its entire prison health budget to treat all its chronically infected inmates. 816 more words

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Terrifying Flesh Eating Disease Hits ISIS Thursday

09 April 2015

As global powers continue to debate the best way to deal with the threat of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, the terrorist group appears to be suffering its own internal problems. 247 more words

Societal

Every third teenager has suffered from one mental disorder and one physical disease.

Public Release: 8-Apr-2015

Mental disorders and physical diseases co-occur in teenagers

University of Basel

Every third teenager has suffered from one mental disorder and one physical disease. 406 more words

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Could a dose of nature be just what the doctor ordered?

Public Release: 8-Apr-2015

Exposure to the outdoors is linked with improved human health, but little is known about how much we really need

American Institute of Biological Sciences… 488 more words

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