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Norovirus is tragically common

Noroviruses are among the most common pathogens causing disease in humans. They are the most common cause of gastroenteritis globally and gastroenteritis is one of the most common ailments afflicting humans. Their role as ...

Apr 27, 2016
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No pain and extreme pain from one gene

The family from northern Pakistan is one of the strangest to appear in the scientific literature. At its center is a 10-year-old, a street performer who walked on hot coals and inserted daggers through his arms before astonished ...

Apr 22, 2016
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Low BMI and death after heart attack

Low body mass index increases risk mortality after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), even after adjustment for other health factors that affect body weight, according to a study this week in PLOS Medicine. Emily Bucholz, ...

Apr 19, 2016
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