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Does the Body Produce an Anti-Inflammatory Naturally?

Posted by on July 12th, 2018

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found a lipid naturally produced by the body is capable of reducing inflammation caused by a specific bacteria and virus. The bacteria being studied is Francisella tularensis (tularemia), a life-threatening disease that can be difficult to diagnose.  It is typically spread to humans through the bite… Read More »

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Battling the Summer Heat can Result in Health Issues

Posted by on July 10th, 2018

It’s July and that means high temperatures and oppressive humidity for a good portion of our country.  The temperature can be uncomfortable, but it can also be downright risky to your health! Sweat is your body’s way of cooling itself but in high temperature with added humidity, sometimes this mechanism isn’t effective enough.  Illnesses related… Read More »

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NIH Study Finds Drug Therapy Could Restore Hearing

Posted by on July 5th, 2018

Testing on mice has shown that partial hearing can be restored using drug therapy.  Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Iowa have been studying a molecular mechanism that underlies a form of deafness named DFNA27.  Their findings suggest that a new treatment option might be available for people who are… Read More »

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UAMS Device Studies Fetal Health After Opioid Exposure

Posted by on July 3rd, 2018

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has developed a biomagnetic technique that can assess the health of a fetus in the third-trimester.  Specifically, it looks at the brain and heart heath of fetuses who have been exposes to opioids. A recent pilot study compared a group of women who had been exposed to… Read More »

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