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Study sheds new light on asthma, COPD

In diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the body produces too much mucus, making breathing difficult. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. ...

Mar 18, 2015
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A new method for healing hearts

(Medical Xpress)—A University of Arizona surgeon is exploring how amniotic tissue, with its anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring properties, may help prevent complications after heart surgery.

Sep 29, 2014
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Using antibiotics to help heart problems

A research team from the University of Bristol is looking at whether an antibiotic has the potential to prevent or treat irregular heartbeats brought on by other medicines, thanks to a grant from national ...

Sep 11, 2014
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The doctor can see you now

We've all seen ads for Fitbits, Jawbones, Gearfits – perhaps even tracked our own health with a specialized home glucometer or blood pressure cuff.

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