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Does burned food give you cancer?

If you're offered a plate of blackened barbecue food this summer, you might think twice about eating it. It's commonly thought that food that has been burnt could cause cancer. This is in part down to one particular molecule ...

Aug 11, 2016
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What's the price of a hepatitis C cure?

Sofosbuvir is one of a number of new direct-acting antiviral drugs revolutionising the care of people living with hepatitis C. Combinations of two or three hepatitis C virus direct-acting antiviral drugs taken for 8-24 weeks ...

Aug 04, 2016
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Do opioids make pain worse?

The opium poppy is arguably the oldest painkiller known to man, with its use being described by the ancient civilizations. Opium mimics the body's home-made painkillers—endorphins and the like—and has given rise to the ...

Jul 29, 2016
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Drunk driving laws don't match the research

Emergency physicians learn to be prepared for anything thrown at us in the clinical arena. Personal life is a different story. Last year a drunk driver with multiple prior offenses and no valid driver's license smashed a ...

Jul 25, 2016
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