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This Is Why You Should Try A Team Sport

Since ancient times, even before the Greeks hosted the Olympic games, team sports have been a part of human civilization.  There is a good reason: team sports have many benefits

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Toxic air pollution nanoparticles found in heart cell ‘powerhouses’ of city dwellers

Toxic metallic air pollution nanoparticles are getting inside the crucial, energy-producing structures within the hearts of people living in polluted cities, causing cardiac stress, a new study confirms. Using state-of-the-art

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How the body regulates scar tissue growth after heart attacks

New UCLA research conducted in mice could explain why some people suffer more extensive scarring than others after a heart attack. The study, published in the journal Cell, reveals that

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South Africa begins second phase of reopening of schools

Thousands of South African students are returning to school Monday after nearly four months when their classes were closed to combat the spread of the new coronavirus. Students in grades

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Post-operative functional neurological symptom disorder after anesthesia

All patients are vulnerable during the immediate post-anesthetic recovery period. The occurrence of functional neurological symptom disorder (FNSD) is a rare manifestation during this period. FNSD includes neurological symptoms that

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A step closer towards a more effective treatment for osteoarthritis

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a microparticle formulation that allows sustained release of drugs to treat osteoarthritis, a chronic joint condition. They have designed a

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Intra-hospital transport of ICU patients poses a moment of risk

When bedbound intensive care patients are moved within a hospital, the single most common risk factor is nonfunctioning technology and equipment. These transfers, a well-known moment of risk, have been

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Growth of online sports betting poses significant public health challenge New study

A surge in use of online sports betting platforms, and promotional tactics such as free bets to hook users in, pose a significant and growing public health challenge which needs

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