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Sensing shakes
Every year earthquakes worldwide claim hundreds or even thousands of lives.
Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity each linked to unhealthy brains
Factors that influence the health of our blood vessels, such as smoking, high blood and pulse pressures, obesity and diabetes, are linked to less healthy brains, according to research published in the European Heart Journal.
Study of young athletes suggests snoring and sleep apnea are linked to sudden cardiac death
A study of university rugby players has shown that they are more likely to suffer sleep disordered breathing than an average middle-aged man.
Care home dehydration tests don't work
Carers often use simple tests to see if an older person is dehydrated.
Female academic EM doctors less likely than male doctors to hold rank of full professor
As few as one-third of academic emergency medicine physicians are female and these physicians face significant disparities in representation and academic rank by gender.

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