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New tuberculosis drug may shorten treatment time for patients

A new experimental antibiotic for tuberculosis has been shown to be more effective against TB than isoniazid, a decades-old drug which is currently one of the standard treatments. In mouse studies, the new drug showed a much lower tendency to develop resistance, and it remains in the tissues where the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria reside for […]

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Canadian Syncope Risk Score IDs ED Monitoring Time Postsyncope

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 — The risk for arrhythmic conditions can be identified quickly among patients with syncope presenting to the emergency department, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in Circulation. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy, M.B.B.S., from the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, and colleagues conducted a prospective cohort study enrolling adults presenting to […]

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How to sleep soundly in spite of the time change

Twice a year, Albertans reset their clocks for daylight saving time and begin the more difficult task of resetting their internal clock as well. While daylight saving time has been accepted for decades by most Canadians, it can play havoc with sleep patterns no matter your age. This weekend Albertans will see the time fall […]

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Surgery students struggle to use their hands, professor warns

Surgery students are struggling to use their hands because they spent ‘too much time watching TV’ rather than sewing or playing an instrument as children Professor┬áRoger Kneebone claims students missed out on crafts as youngsters Despite having very good grades, many are ‘incompetent’ with their hands Professor Kneebone has seen student dexterity decrease in the […]