Archive | June 2015

Does radiation from X-rays and CT scans really cause cancer?

MAYWOOD, IL – In recent years, there has been widespread media coverage of studies purporting to show that radiation from X-rays, CT scans and other medical imaging causes cancer.

But such studies have serious flaws, including their reliance on an unproven statistical m…
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New model of cosmic stickiness favors ‘Big Rip’ demise of universe

The universe can be a very sticky place, but just how sticky is a matter of debate.
That is because for decades cosmologists have had trouble reconciling the classic notion of viscosity based on the laws of thermodynamics with Einstein’s general theory of relativity. H…
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Hospital-wide program for delirium, alcohol withdrawal and suicide/harm impacts readmission rates

Brigham and Women’s Hospital finds that developing and implementing an interdisciplinary care improvement initiative improves outcomes.
Approximately 20 percent of all patients admitted to a hospital have a mental health condition, either as a primary or a secondary d…
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Cuba becomes first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV

Washington (AFP) – Cuba on Tuesday became the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organization said.
“Eliminating transmission of a virus is one of the greatest public health achievements pos…
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Possible Citrus-Skin Cancer Link Subject of New Study

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FDA seeks data on e-cigarettes after surge in poisoning cases

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is seeking additional data and comments on liquid nicotine as it considers warning the public about the dangers of its exposure amid a rise in electronic cigarette use.
The agency has e…
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Many older adults have persistent pain after car crashes

By Madeline Kennedy
(Reuters Health) – One in four seniors who’ve been in car accidents will have lasting pain, and many will struggle to perform basic daily activities in the months afterward, a new study suggests.
Car crashes are th…
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