Health

Internet searches can predict volume of ER visits

The correlation between Internet searches on a regional medical website and next-day visits to regional emergency departments was "significant," suggesting that Internet data may be used in the future to predict the level ...

Dec 10, 2014
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Debate on safety of e-cigarettes continues

Opposing views on the potential impact of electronic cigarettes on public health are published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. The commentaries, by two experts, differ in their views on the topic ...

Dec 08, 2014
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Dead teen's parents seek ban on caffeine powder

The parents of an Ohio teen who died from an overdose of caffeine powder are urging federal regulators to ban sales of the stimulant, saying that children must be protected from a highly potent substance.

Dec 09, 2014
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Running really can keep you young, study says

If you are an active senior who wants to stay younger, keep on running. A new study involving the University of Colorado Boulder and Humboldt State University shows that senior citizens who run several times ...

Nov 20, 2014
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Can doctors be trained in a 48-hour working week?

Since August 2009 all UK trainee doctors have been restricted to a 48 hour week, but some say this has had negative effects on the quantity and quality of medical training. Is there any evidence to substantiate these fears? ...

Dec 09, 2014
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