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Increased levels of radon in Pennsylvania homes correspond to onset of fracking

Levels of radon, a known carcinogen, rising since 2004, around the time that drilling for a new type of natural gas well beganJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 6 years ago
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Mayo Clinic finds direct evidence of gadolinium deposition in brain tissues

Mayo Clinic research finds direct evidence of gadolinium deposition in neuronal tissues following intravenous administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents used in MRI exams.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 6 years ago
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'Gold standard' for pain relief after shoulder surgery may not be 24 karat

Single-shot nerve block provided pain relief for significantly shorter than 24 hoursAround 10,000 patients undergo shoulder surgery in Ontario every year and most go...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 6 years ago
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Studies find $1 test using gold nanoparticles outperforms PSA screen for prostate cancer

Cancer biomarkers cling to gold nanoparticles, providing more accurate early-stage detectionA test that costs less than a $1 and yields results in minutes has been...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 6 years ago
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Gold nanoparticles may improve radiation treatment for cancer

Lab tests show that tethering gold nanoparticles to peptides that seek out cancer cells can intensify the cancer-killing effect of radiation.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 6 years ago
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Flu infections can lead to deadly cytokine storm that sparks lung inflammation

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have mapped key elements of a severe immune overreaction - a 'cytokine storm' - that can both sicken and kill patients who are infected with...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 6 years ago
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Briefs: Migraine management meets magnesium

Migraines are a common sight during any shift in the ED. I have written about them before, and the benefits of antiemetics and depakote are reasonably well documented. A treatment for refractory headaches that seems to be gaining favor recently is IV magnesium. You may be familiar with Mag and its use in asthma exacerbation, or (gasp) preeclampsia – but emerging evidence suggests that magnesium may help with migraines as well.  
pemcincinnati.com
about 6 years ago
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Podcast #11: All Seizures Stop…Eventually (Magnesium and Eclampsia)

A healthy 23 year old woman presents 37 weeks pregnant seizing. She has no history of seizures, drugs, trauma, illness, etc.  You are addressing the A, B, Cs and the nurses asks “what med do you want to stop the seizure”?  
thesgem.com
about 6 years ago
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The New Age of Sepsis Management - R.E.B.E.L. EM - Emergency Medicine Blog

Physicians have become more aggressive in the management of sepsis which raises the question of whether all elements of EGDT protocol are still necessary.  
rebelem.com
about 6 years ago
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Rat droppings, urine and arsenic found in fake beauty items - BBC News

Police are warning people about fake beauty products after substances such as rat droppings, human urine and arsenic were found in seized goods.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 6 years ago