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BPA Can Disrupt Painted Turtles’ Brain Development Could be a Population Health Concern

Research could help determine how BPA affects male and female brains ...

Increasing Evidence for Taxing Sugary Drinks to Improve Heart Health

Nancy Brown, American Heart Association CEO, comments on evaluation of sugary drink taxes in Berkeley, California published in the American Journal of ...

A new method simplifies blood biomarker discovery and analysis

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with Estonian Competence Centre on Health Technologies have developed a new gene expression analysis method to widen the usage of blood in biomarker discovery and analysis. Their paper is published in the journal Scientific Reports. ... Full story

1 in 5 are discharged from hospital with unstable vital signs, and experience higher readmission and death rates Aug 09, 2016

DALLAS – Twenty percent of people hospitalized are released before all vital signs are stable, a pattern that is associated with an increased risk of death and hospital readmission, a new study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers shows. ... Full story

Mums key to organ donation decision-making

Women, particularly mothers, play a crucial role in the decision to donate a deceased loved one's organs according to research by a University of Canberra academic. ... Full story

Pharmaceutical advertising: A combination of information & emotion produces the best results

A new study, which takes a close look at the acceptance of advertising for non-prescription medications, has recently been published as a comprehensive book publication. The investigation focused on the pharmaceutical markets in the USA, in Germany, Austria and Brazil. ... Full story

Shingles vaccine: still time to get simple jab which can prevent painful condition

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 years old that they are still able to receive the shingles vaccine. The vaccine will help protect them against the common and painful skin disease and its complications. ... Full story

Queensland rays could pose toxic Asian medicine risk

Consumers of Asian alternative medicine derived from Australian marine life may be inadvertently consuming toxins, according to research by The University of Queensland. ... Full story

Medicine is the one item you should never buy online, says UB pharmacy practice expert

Counterfeit drugs, spoiled pills and unsupervised treatments are a few of the risks of using online pharmacies ... Full story

Scientists develop painless and inexpensive microneedle system to monitor drugs

Researchers at UBC and the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Switzerland have created a microneedle drug monitoring system that could one day replace costly, invasive blood draws and improve patient comfort. ... Full story

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