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September 6th, 2017 Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) save lives in amateur sports and fitness centres, according to research presented at ESC Congress. The 18-year study found that survival from cardiac arrest reached 93% in centres equipped with an...

September 6th, 2017 According to a Science Magazine report, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated 3.4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), better known as the illegal drug ecstasy, a "breakthrough therapy" for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),...

September 6th, 2017 High salt intake is associated with a doubled risk of heart failure, according to a 12-year study in more than 4,000 people presented today at ESC Congress. "High salt (sodium chloride) intake is one of the major causes of high blood pressure and...

August 30th, 2017 People who get less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to an Australian study. REM sleep is the sleep stage when dreaming occurs. There are five stages of sleep. Stage one is light sleep....

August 23rd, 2017 A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study showed that sepsis and deaths in the first two months of infancy were reduced by 40%, following the administration for seven days of an oral probiotic mixture. A research team at the University...

August 16th, 2017 Past research has indicated that physical punishment, such as spanking, has negative consequences on child development. However, most research studies have examined short-term associations – less than one year – between discipline and...
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