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Reflex Test: Understanding the Knee-jerk Response and What the Test Can Tell You
Reflex tests help assess the integrity of nerve circuits and are performed to confirm the integrity of the spinal cord, or specific nerve root function
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Is Using Hot Water for Washing Hands More Effective Than Using Cold Water
Study reveals that when washing hands cool water removes the same amount of harmful bacteria as warm or hot water
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When Should You Seek Emergency Medical Care
Listening to your symptoms will alert you as to when you should seek emergency care
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List of Bacteria For Which New Antibiotics Are Urgently Needed
WHO publishes list of antibiotic resistant priority pathogens of 12 families of bacteria that pose greatest threat to human health
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Call for Paradigm Shift in Approach of Health-care System
As the U.S. population ages, nursing scholar calls for paradigm shift in approach of health-care system
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Nurses and Industry: Conflict or Collaboration?
Need for evidence-based investigation to understand in what ways nurse-industry relationships affect the ethical conduct of nurses
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Blood Pressure Reading Difference Between Arms
Study reveals large arm-to-arm difference in blood pressure linked to higher heart attack risk and some diseases
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Chronic Diseases: Progress Report Over the Last Decade
A Decade of Innovation in Chronic Diseases highlights medical advances that have helped patients avoid serious disease complications, hospitalizations, and improved quality of life
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U.S. Concerns Regarding Zika Virus
Survey finds 50% of Americans are concerned that the Zika virus will likely spread to their neighborhoods
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Human Anatomy: Primary Body Systems
Outline of Human Body Systems - Immune, Urinary, Musculoskeletal, Circulatory, Endocrine, Respiratory, Nervous, Digestive, Integumentary, Reproductive and Lymphatic Systems
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Documentary Exposes Water Fluoridation Poison On Tap
Documentary video explores science behind water fluoridation, one of the most controversial health practices of the 20th - 21st centuries
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Antibiotic Resistance: WHO Survey Reveals Confusion & Misunderstanding
World Health Organization (WHO) multi-country survey reveals widespread public misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance
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Ostomy: Concerns, Adapting and Psychosocial Issues
Changes in appearance and functional ability may change the way a person with an ostomy internalizes their body image and self-concept
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Vaping: Information on Electronic Cigarette Use
Information regarding vaping, inhalation of vapor from e-cigarettes or electronic cigarette devices
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500+ Amazing Human Body Facts and Trivia
Strange, weird and fascinating list of unusual facts and trivia regarding the amazing human body
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Spore-forming Bacteria and Illegal Drug Use
Information regarding spore forming bacteria and the increase in illness and death among people who inject drugs
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Importance of Maintaining Personal Body Hygiene
Tips and reasons why it is important to practice good personal hygiene
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Antibiotic Resistance: Universities & Industry
Over the last years introduction of new antibiotics has slowed to a near halt and a dangerous increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been observed
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Using Plant Cells to Help Treat Hemophilia
Researchers develop a way to use plant cells to teach the immune system to tolerate rather than attack blood clotting factors
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Health Workers Exposed to Unsafe Triclosan Levels in Antibacterial Soap
Hand-washing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan
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