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Australia Treats Self For Heart Attack And Sprang Into Action

In this study, researchers evaluated at a health clinic, remote seaside settlement in Australia, a 44-year-old nurse sensed he was having a heart attack and sprang into action, saving his own life. The man experienced severe chest pain and dizziness while he was the sole medical professional on duty at a nursing post in Coral Bay, more than 600 miles from Perth, the capital of Western Australia. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Use of Acetaminophen Overdosing Common

Researchers examined more than 14,000 adults about their recent use of acetaminophen found significant numbers are exceeding the maximum adult daily dose of 4 g (4000 mg). They found that the odds of taking more than 4 g of acetaminophen in 1 day increased 24% in the cold/flu season compared with the off-season (6.5% during cold/flu season vs 5.3%).

Moisture Levels Play A Major Role In The Development Of Wrinkles

According to this study, researchers examined the cost of ageing are of concern to us all, especially when considering the likelihood of developing wrinkles. They are not only a hallmark of ageing but also play a fundamental role, they will physically interact with many products and devices, from moisturiser cream and make up to razor and the fabrics of our clothes.

Oral Health Expands Human Oral Microbiome Database

Researchers from The Forsyth Institute, a global leader in oral health research, today announced they have added over 80 species to generate the expanded Human Oral Microbiome Database (eHOMD), an online index of microbial species present in the mouth and respiratory tract, including the nasal passages and throat. The database is now home to 772 species and has put Forsyth researchers on the forefront of identifying and capturing the full genomic information of all species that comprise the human oral and upper respiratory tract microbiome.