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Probiotic cure for peanut allergies shows long-term success

Sometimes the slow, measured pace of medical research is frustrating. On average it takes about 12 years for a new drug to move from discovery to general practice, but each step towards ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Gizmag

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Smokers 20 percent more likely to quit when cigarettes cost $1 more

Older smokers are usually more set in their ways, but a dollar increase in cigarette prices makes them 20 percent more likely to quit, a new Drexel University study found.

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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To reduce postoperative pain, consider sleep—and caffeine

Sleep is essential for good mental and physical health, and chronic insufficient sleep increases the risk for several chronic health problems.

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Despite benefits, half of parents against later school start times

Leading pediatrics and sleep associations agree: Teens shouldn't start school so early.

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Population health impact of infants born small for gestational age in low- and middle-income countries

In low-and middle-income countries, it is common for babies to be born of low birth weight, due to either inadequate growth in utero (fetal growth restriction) and/or preterm birth, (birth before ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Survey examines pubic hair grooming-related injuries

Pubic hair grooming is a widespread practice and about a quarter of people who groom reported grooming-related injuries in a national survey, according to a new article published by JAMA Dermatology.

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Allergic cross-reactivity between cypress pollen and peaches/citrus fruits finally explained

Today, many people suffer from allergies, especially in industrialized countries, where almost 30 percent of the population is affected. Doctors are observing an increase in cases of "pollen ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased heart failure risk in older adults

A recent study found an elevated risk of heart failure in more than half of older individuals, and this risk was significantly associated with vitamin D deficiency. Specifically, vitamin D deficiency ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Solutal Marangoni flows of miscible liquid drive transport without surface contamination

A research team led by Hyoungsoo Kim, a professor of Mechanical Engineering at KAIST, succeeded in quantifying the phenomenon called, the Marangoni effect, which occurs at the interface between ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Together at last – milk and sugar, in dissolvable capsules

Those little plastic containers of coffee cream may not look significant on their own, but when you consider how many of them are used and discarded every day … it adds up to ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Gizmag

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