Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The surprising origin of a deadly hospital infection

Hospital staff spend a significant amount of time working to protect patients from acquiring infections while they are being cared for in the hospital. They employ various methods from hand hygiene to isolation rooms to rigorous ...


Turmeric may be as good for treating indigestion as omeprazole

A natural compound found in the culinary spice turmeric may be as effective as omeprazole—a drug used to curb excess stomach acid—for treating indigestion symptoms, suggests the first study of its kind, published online ...

Overweight & Obesity

Revisional-RYGB examined for GERD and weight-loss failure

Following sleeve gastrectomy (SG), revisional Roux-Y-gastric-bypass (RYGB) is beneficial for remission of reflux symptoms and extra weight loss, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in Obesity Surgery.

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The proton is a subatomic particle with an electric charge of +1 elementary charge. It is found in the nucleus of each atom but is also stable by itself and has a second identity as the hydrogen ion, 1H+. It is composed of 3 even more fundamental particles comprising two up quarks and one down quark.

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