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American College of Chest Physicians, Oct. 6-10

The 84th Annual Meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians The annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians was held from Oct. 6 to 10 in San Antonio and attracted approximately 6,000 participants from around the world, including specialists and heath care professionals focused on pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. The […]

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Do legal cannabis products really work as well as Ibuprofen?

Do legal cannabis products really work as well as over-the-counter Ibuprofen? It’s a booming market with cannabis porridge, cola and even pet food on the way But, while that excites some, experts are still divided on their alleged benefit Home Secretary recently said some doctors will be able to prescribe cannabis A chance conversation overheard […]

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Your Gut May Be to Blame for Your Bloodstream Infection

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 — Bloodstream infections contracted during a hospital stay are usually caused by a patient’s own digestive tract, not a doctor’s dirty hands or another patient’s cough, a small new study suggests. Stanford University researchers used new computer software to quickly identify the source of bloodstream infections among 30 patients. The findings […]

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Abnormal vision in childhood can affect brain functions

A research team has discovered that abnormal vision in childhood can affect the development of higher-level brain areas responsible for things such as attention. The researchers from the University of Waterloo, University of British Columbia, and the University of Auckland uncovered differences in how the brain processes visual information in patients with various types of […]