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Extra vitamin E may protect elderly from getting common pneumonia

Extra vitamin E protected older mice from a bacterial infection that commonly causes pneumonia. Microbiologists and nutrition researchers from Tufts University report that the extra vitamin E helped regulate the mice’s immune system. The findings, published online in advance of print in the The Journal…

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Researchers Wish to Backhack Nervous System to Crack Infection Code

By Heather Callaghan Infectious and auto-immune disease and the nervous system – a connection? Inflammation from disease and the central nervous system have always been studied independently of each other…until now. Basic science researchers are now trying to decipher ‘neural code’ of information being sent…

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Study Admits Why You Are Disoriented Long After Surgery

By Heather Callaghan University of Toronto researchers discover why anesthetics cause prolonged memory loss If you ever suspected that things weren’t quite right after going under anesthesia – you were right! Anesthetics are serious business. Students taking their clinical internships who happen to prick their…

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Medical marijuana states have 25% fewer deaths by opiates: Study

Results suggest medical marijuana laws may have unexpected benefits On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws. Opioid analgesics, such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin, are prescribed for moderate…

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Carcinogens Still Used in Hair Dyes and Perm Chemicals

This study suggests that permanent dyes and perming treatments may contain toluidines, which are subject to a European Union-wide ban in cosmetics on account of their carcinogenic properties, say the authors. They measured the levels of eight potentially carcinogenic aromatic amines, to include toluidines, in…

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Combined MMRV Vaccine Doubles Risk of Seizures in Babies

The combined measles–mumps–rubella–varicella (MMRV) vaccine shows a slightly increased risk of febrile seizures in children, compared with the previously separate vaccines for MMR and varicella (chickenpox) (MMR+V), according to an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The MMRV vaccine was developed for young children…

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