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Glutamine Has Powerful Gut-Healing Properties

Bone broth is renowned for reducing gut inflammation and improving digestive health. In fact, it’s a traditional superfood. But the bone broth isn’t for everyone, which is why if you’re looking to reap the powerful digestive-healing benefits of bone broth as a vegan, then you need to know about glutamine.

Impact of Juul Use on Teenagers and Young Adults

Teens and young adults who use Juul brand e-cigarettes are failing to recognize the product's addictive potential, despite using it more often than their peers who smoke conventional cigarettes, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The findings, from an ongoing Stanford project addressing the use and perceptions of tobacco products by California youth is published in the journal JAMA Network Open.

Postoperative Brain Function In Patients After Anesthesia & Surgery

A multidisciplinary, international group of experts has recommended changing the way clinicians and patients describe cognitive changes experienced in some patients after anesthesia and surgery.

The study was published in the journal Anesthesiology, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Acta Anaesthesologica Scandinavica, Anesthesia & Analgesia, British Journal of Anaesthesia, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia and the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Palliative Care Must Happen Before Death

Our experience of death obviously shapes the final moments of our own life. It also shapes the experience and remains in the memories of those around us. Around 160,000 Australians die each year, but few achieve the type of death they would like.

Some 60% of us would like to die at home, but less than 10% are able to. Up to 30% are admitted to intensive care before they die in hospital. As an intensive care specialist for more than two decades, my colleagues and I do the best we can to provide high-quality end-of-life care.