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Posted on 03/10/2012 by B.G.H.B

Hospital Bedsores Linked To Mortality

A new clinical study spearheaded by the dean of UCLA's School of Nursing has found a direct correlation between pressure ulcers — commonly known as bedsores — and patient mortality and increased hospitalization. The research is believed to be the first of its kind to use da... [»]

Posted on 02/10/2012 by B.G.H.B

Sleep Apnea Plays Dual Role In Stroke

Obstructive sleep apnea, a disorder where the flow of air to the brain pauses or decreases during sleep, is both a risk factor for stroke and a complication following stroke, according to the Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care. Among the general population sl... [»]

Posted on 02/10/2012 by B.G.H.B

New Research On How The Ear Works

The discovery, which was made in collaboration with scientists at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, USA provides new fundamental knowledge about the mechanisms of hearing. It is presented in the online scientific journal Nature Communications. Before we can perceive speech, m... [»]

Posted on 02/10/2012 by B.G.H.B

Tanning Beds Cause Non-melanoma Cancer

Indoor tanning is already an established risk factor for malignant melanoma, the less common but deadliest form of skin cancer. Now, the new study confirms that indoor tanning significantly increases the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers, the most common human skin cancers. In t... [»]

Posted on 02/10/2012 by B.G.H.B

Apples Reduce Hardened Artery Risk

In a study of healthy, middle-aged adults, consumption of one apple a day for four weeks lowered by 40 percent blood levels of a substance linked to hardening of the arteries. Taking capsules containing polyphenols, a type of antioxidant found in apples, had a similar, but not a... [»]

Posted on 01/10/2012 by B.G.H.B

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