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Like coffee, blue light keeps night drivers alert

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers from the Université Bordeaux Segalen, France, and their Swedish colleagues have recently demonstrated that constant exposure to blue light is as effective as coffee at improving ...

Nov 23, 2012
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Researchers claim NIH grant process is 'totally broken'

(Medical Xpress)—John Ioannidis, a researcher at Stanford University has, along with graduate student Joshua Nicholson, published a commentary piece in the journal Nature, taking the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ...

Dec 06, 2012
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The nose's unheralded neighbor

Pity the poor maxillary sinuses. Those bulbous pouches on either side of the human nose are known more for trapping mucus and causing sinus infections than anything else. They were thought to be an evolutionary ...

Mar 12, 2013
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New sexual health app to help men last longer

(Medical Xpress)—A new smartphone app that will enable men to last longer in the bedroom by tackling premature ejaculation during sex has been created by QApps, Queen Mary, University of London's app store.

Jul 19, 2013
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Ten weird and terrifying medical instruments from the past

The UK's largest medical charity, the Wellcome Trust, has made its vast database of images freely available to all. The collection holds photos of hundreds of years worth of medicine, instruments and scientific culture. ...

Jan 22, 2014
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Bacteria in urine could contribute to overactive bladder

Contrary to popular belief, urine is not sterile and the bacteria in it may be associated with overactive bladder (OAB) in some women, according to research presented today at the annual meeting of the American ...

May 18, 2014
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Doctor exposes China's medical corruption epidemic

Ordering an unnecessary pacemaker, urging a woman to be hospitalised for a sore throat—a doctor's allegations of corruption spotlight troubles so endemic in China's healthcare system that patients frequently turn violent.

May 23, 2014
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