LOS ANGELES (ASRN.ORG)- Viruses love plane travel. They get to fly around the world inside a closed container while their infected carrier breathes and coughs, spreading pathogens to other passengers, either by direct contact or through the air. And once people deplane, the virus can spread to other geographical areas.
BALTIMORE, MD (ASRN.ORG)- A of team researchers has found in animal experiments that an antidepressant developed over 40 years ago can blunt and even reverse the muscle enlargement and weakened pumping function associated with heart failure.
ROCHESTER, MN (ASRN.ORG)- Tired of unhealthy fad diets that ultimately backfire? Ready to throw away your calorie counter? Mayo Clinic, a leading authority on health and nutrition, announces The Mayo Clinic Diet, the first and only diet developed by Mayo Clinic. Designed to cut through the weight-loss clutter, this could be the last diet you'll ever need.
LOS ANGELES (ASRN.ORG)- Buying medicine by mail may encourage patients to stick to their doctor-prescribed medication regimen, new research suggests.
BOSTON (ASRN.ORG)- Changing the words used to describe someone struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction may significantly alter the attitudes of health care professionals, even those who specialize in addiction treatment. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have found that health professionals' answers to survey questions about a hypothetical patient varied depending on whether he was described as a "substance abuser" or as "having a substance use disorder."
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