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The simple water filter that could save lives around the world

USC senior’s Club H2O is the first step to launching a global business spun off from that charity ...

Tobacco control can save billions of dollars and millions of lives

GENEVA - Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases, can generate significant government revenues for health and development ...

Fewer See E-Cigarettes as Less Harmful Than Cigarettes

Perceptions changing despite unclear research consensus on the devices ... Full story

Genomic sequencing illuminates recent Shigella outbreaks in California

Researchers identify genes associated with toxin production and antibiotic resistance ... Full story

Drug screening should be part of primary care settings, UCLA study recommends

A few minutes of counseling could steer people away from risky drug use ... Full story

Medicinal Cannabis – harms or benefits? Who decides?

Wellington researchers are calling for doctors to be more involved in the debate around cannabis as a medicine. ... Full story

Preventing medical communication errors

Jacqueline Carey   Structured tools can reduce “end-of-round time compression” during multidisciplinary morning rounds in the hospital, according to a new study. Previous studies on multidisciplinary rounds, or ... Full story

A study describes a key process to define the safety of nanoparticles in humans

Recerca A team of the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of the University of Barcelona (IN2UB) elaborated a study, published in the journal ACS Nano, which ... Full story

Newly-revealed amino acid function could be used to boost antioxidant levels―Protecting the body against oxidative stress

A Japanese research team has become the first in the world to discover that 2-aminobutyric acid (2-AB) is closely involved in the metabolic regulation of the antioxidant glutathione, and that it can effectively raise levels of glutathione in the body when ingested. The findings were published in the online version of Scientific Reports on November 9. ... Full story

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