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December 7th, 2016 Short-term sleep deprivation in the context of 24-hour shifts can lead to a significant increase in cardiac contractility, blood pressure and heart rate, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North...

November 30th, 2016 Runners who wear running shoes with no cushioning and land on the ball of their foot rather than the heel put significantly less demand on their bodies, a small University of Exeter study suggests. Researchers compared how quickly the force acts...

November 23rd, 2016 The popular group of antacids known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may increase the risk of ischaemic stroke, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2016. "PPIs have been associated...

November 16th, 2016 Having a vasectomy doesn't increase a man's risk of developing prostate cancer or dying from it, found a Canadian study. Previous research has been mixed about the risk of prostate cancer associated with vasectomy, a common form of long-term...

November 16th, 2016 A special type of iPad game was effective in treating children with amblyopia (lazy eye) and was more effective than the standard treatment of patching, according to a US study. Amblyopia is the leading cause of monocular visual impairment in...

November 16th, 2016 Patients with constipation had a 13% higher likelihood of developing chronic kidney disease and a 9% higher likelihood of developing kidney failure, after adjusting for various patient characteristics, found a large University of Tennessee...
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