History of Medicine. Plague and Vampirism in the Middle Ages.

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The Nachzehrer would be a special kind of vampire who lives in a constant state of numbness in his grave, without understanding what is happening around and just like a child, chewing spasmodically his dress. Martin Böhm wrote in 1601: "We have seen in times of the plague how dead people especially women - who have died of the plague make smacking noises in their graves, like a pig that is eating, and that while this smacking is going on the plague becomes much worse, usually in the...

No Difference in Nutritional Value Between Organic And Conventional Foods

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A new study released in the Annals of Internal Medicine revealed that there is no significant difference in organic and conventional foods comparing nutrition and safety. The study included a review of 17 human studies and 223 studies of nutrient and contaminant levels in unprocessed foods.

PPIs Video Consult

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This video will provide information on acid reflux relief agents, specifically proton-pump inhibitors such as omeprazole, esomeprazole, lansoprazole.

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Cholesterol lowering agents Video Consult

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This video will provide information on cholesterol-lowering agents such as simvastatin, atorvastatin, and rosuvastatin.

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DERMATOLOGY BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS

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In the years 1941-1942, the G.B. makes experiments with anthrax on Scottish islands. Forty years later (1982) Insland Gruinard is still heavily contaminated. Despite all attempts to disinfect the island, the spores of this experiment have led to quarantine them for 48 years, until 1990. In 1986 a specialized company was paid half a million pounds to decontaminate the 520-acre island, scattering on the ground 280 tons of formaldehyde in dilute 2000 tons of seawater. Today if someone...

Science Nation - Skin Mounted Electronics

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John Rogers and his team at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana have come up with a way to monitor the body electronically that really sticks. They have developed a small, flexible circuit device that sticks comfortably to the skin and is artfully camouflaged as a temporary tattoo. It can read a patient's brainwaves, heart rate and muscle activity while they are going about their normal activity, making it possible to cut back on visits to the doctor's office. Rogers envisions one...

Carl Zimmer at the DOE JGI 2012 Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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New York Times science writer Carl Zimmer delivering the opening keynote "On the Genome Beat" at the 7th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2012 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

European Research for diabetes patients

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The prevalences of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and the metablic syndrome are rising rapidly both in Europe and worldwide. There is evidence that this is due to the population taking less exercise and becoming more sedentary, coupled with the increased consumption of high fat, low fibre foods (fast food or convenience food). The EXGENESIS consortium aims to provide insights into the reasons why poor diet and lack of exercise contribute to increasing levels of obesity and diabetes.

Idiopathic Systemic Capillary Leak Syndrome (Clarkson's Disease): The Mayo Clinic Experience

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Dr. Philip R. Greipp, MD, Mayo Clinic, discusses his article entitled “Idiopathic Systemic Capillary Leak Syndrome (Clarkson’s Disease): the Mayo Clinic Experience” (available at: http://tinyurl.com/24gyvd7 ), published Online First at Mayo Clinic Proceedings. This retrospective study describes clinical features, natural history, and outcome in a cohort of 25 consecutive patients with systemic capillary leak syndrome.

ASPIRE: An International Women's Initiative

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ASPIRE is an international women's health initiative aims to save thousands of lives by implementing a scalable and affordable integrated cervical cancer screening program in Eastern Africa using self-collection for the human papillomavirus (HPV). The ASPIRE program is community-driven and will undertake education and information campaigns to increase knowledge and capacity among healthcare providers. For more information visit www.aspireafrica.ca