January 22, 2015 by Contributor in Archived
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Heart attack diagnoses ‘could be doubled’ by gender-specific tests

Similar numbers of men and women report to the emergency room with chest pains, yet according to researchers, women are less likely to be diagnosed with a heart attack. The authors of a new study suggest that using different criteria for men and women in a diagnostic blood test could

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January 22, 2015 by Contributor in Archived
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Memories need to be ‘switched on’ and are enhanced by emotion

The definition of “memory” for some may revolve around studying for a test or simply recalling where they last put their car keys. However, according to Pennsylvania State University psychologists, memory is far more selective than previously thought – people may have to “turn on” memories in order to recall

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January 22, 2015 by Contributor in Archived
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The impact of shift work on health

Shift work in the US Shift work tends to be classified as any work schedule that involves hours that are irregular or unusual in comparison with the traditional daytime work schedule that usually occurs between 6 am and 6 pm. The term shift work can, for this reason, refer to

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January 22, 2015 by Contributor in Archived
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Tough habit to break: professor awarded $1.6 million to create 'virtual patients,' continue tobacco cessation work

December 19, 2014   A medical student works with a standardized patient during a simulation of a clinical experience. (Photo courtesy of Albany Medical College/Mark McCarty) Download Photo WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A project led by a Purdue University professor will create “virtual patients” and educational assessments to help medical,

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January 22, 2015 by Contributor in Archived
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Pharmaceuticals, personal care products could taint swimming pools

January 5, 2015   WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A new study suggests pharmaceuticals and chemicals from personal care products end up in swimming pools, possibly interacting with chlorine to produce disinfection byproducts with unknown properties and health effects. Chlorination is used primarily to prevent pathogenic microorganisms from growing. Previous research

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January 22, 2015 by Contributor in Archived
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Purdue research suggests approach to treat virus causing respiratory illness, possible paralysis in children

January 1, 2015   [embedded content] This color-coded image shows the surface view of enterovirus D68. The virus has stricken children with serious respiratory infections and might be associated with polio-like symptoms. Red regions are the highest peaks, and the lowest portions are blue. In the black-and-white background are actual

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