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Ultraviolet air sterilizer reduces sepsis and mortality in cardiac surgery patients
An ultraviolet air sterilizer reduces sepsis and mortality in cardiac surgery patients, according to research presented today at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2016.
20 percent of emergency department visits preventable, of which half are cardiovascular disease
Twenty percent of emergency department visits are preventable, of which half are for cardiovascular disease, reveals research presented today at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2016.
New advances in imaging to enhance the detection of GI cancers
The technique involves using a standard endoscopy system with a novel set of camera filters, increasing the number of colors that can be visualized during endoscopy from three to over 50 and potentially improving the ability to detect abnormal cells in the lining of the gut.
Fruit-Rich Mediterranean Diet with Antioxidants May Cut AMD Risk by More than a Third
People who closely follow the Mediterranean diet -- especially by eating fruit -- may be more than a third less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, according to a study presented at AAO 2016, the 120th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Developing a sensor for vitamin B12 deficiency
University of Adelaide researchers have developed a world-first optical sensor that can detect vitamin B12 in diluted human blood -- a first step towards a low-cost, portable, broadscale vitamin B12 deficiency test.
Close proximity of slum dwellers could be answer to health problems
A new study suggests that the 'neighborhood effect' of slums could help to alleviate some of their associated health problems.
Avatar-based application improves symptom recognition in heart attack survivors
An avatar-based application improves symptom recognition in heart attack survivors, reveals research presented today at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2016 by Jintana Tongpeth, a Ph.D. student at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.
New study links protein in wheat to the inflammation of chronic health conditions
Scientists have discovered that a protein in wheat triggers the inflammation of chronic health conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, and also contributes towards the development of non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
All-female hybrid fish species 'uses' males for better genetics
A hybrid species of all-female fish in the north Pacific Ocean may have survived for an uncharacteristically long period of time by switching mating species.
Towards increasingly personalized fracture risk assessment
An ultrasound method developed at the University of Eastern Finland constitutes a step in the direction of an increasingly personalized and earlier assessment of fracture risk, which could be easily and cost-efficiently applied in osteoporosis diagnostics and follow-up in basic health care.

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