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Harvard Medical School researchers have improved the design of tiny nanodiscs—synthetic models of cell membranes used to study proteins that control what enters and leaves a cell. The enhancements provide an unprecedented view of how viruses infect cells. Read the full story at hms.harvard.edu/news/building-better-nanodiscs Like Harvard Medical School on Facebook: https://goo.gl/4dwXyZ Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/GbrmQM
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Caffeine and Coffee can be our saviors on challenging days, but did you know there is a right and a wrong way to drink coffee? Check out the video to find out how to make coffee and caffeine have the best bang for your buck. Become an Insider at https://patreon.com/medschoolinsiders Connect with me! WEBSITE: https://medschoolinsiders.com
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Yogurt is a good source of calcium, vitamin D, potassium, and protein. Recent research also suggests that certain types of yogurt might help reduce inflammation and improve blood sugar control. Because of its nutritional benefits, nutritionists often recommend that people with diabetes eat yogurt as part of a healthful diet. This article outlines the research
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A new study from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health has found that bisexual women consumed seven times more marijuana over the last year compared to heterosexual women. The study titled, “State-level marijuana policies and marijuana use and marijuana use disorder among a nationally representative sample of adults in the United States, 2015-2017: Sexual
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Vitamin C is usually safe to take even at high dosages. However, people may sometimes experience mild side effects, such as digestive discomfort. Rarely, more serious side effects can occur. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin for the human body. It is an antioxidant, and it helps with a range of important processes, including lowering
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Zio Getty Images Wearable heart monitor company iRhythm is teaming up with Alphabet‘s health company Verily on unspecified new technology that will monitor people at risk for atrial fibrillation, a common form of irregular heart rhythm that is associated with strokes and other serious health problems. Verily and iRhythm aren’t the only technology companies working
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Group B streptococcus, or group B strep, is a common type of bacteria that lives in some adults and children. It is not usually dangerous, but infection with this bacteria may be more serious in babies. If a pregnant woman carries group B strep, the bacteria can sometimes pass to a baby during delivery, which
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Lipitor is the brand name of the medication atorvastatin, which is a statin that reduces blood cholesterol. The risk of experiencing side effects when taking this drug is low. According to the American College of Cardiology, about 85–90% of people report no side effects from taking statins. When side effects do occur, the most common
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For Altria and Philip Morris International, breakin’ up may have been too hard to do. A decade after going their separate ways, the two tobacco giants announced this week they are considering a merger. The potential merger would end years of speculation on whether the companies would eventually reunite. Marlboro-maker Altria spun off PMI in
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A new microscope technology allows us to see cells and tissues like we’ve never seen before. Find out more at https://hms.harvard.edu/news/boldly-go Like Harvard Medical School on Facebook: https://goo.gl/4dwXyZ Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/GbrmQM Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/s1w4up Follow on LinkedIn: https://goo.gl/04vRgY Website: https://hms.harvard.edu/
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On one hand, we have alarming statistics about the physician shortage across the United States, and on the other hand, it’s incredibly difficult to become a doctor. In fact, some of the more competitive medical schools in the U.S. accept less than 4 percent of applicants. We need more doctors, but it’s so difficult to
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Foot injuries can lead to infections that are painful and make the foot difficult to walk on. There are several types of foot injury that can lead to an infection, including cuts and blisters. Feet are vulnerable to infections, as wearing socks and shoes can create a moist environment for bacteria and fungi to grow
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University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Professor Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, has been awarded nearly $1.4 million for a peer-support program for sleep apnea patients. The funding — from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute — will be used by Dr. Parthasarathy and his research team to implement the findings of a previous research project
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When a person stops taking opiates, they may experience withdrawal symptoms, such as pain, body aches, fatigue, and nausea. The symptoms will ease up over time, and medical treatments and home remedies can help. The symptoms of opiate withdrawal can be very distressing, but they are rarely life threatening. Withdrawal symptoms can arise hours after
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