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New Therapeutic Opportunities Against Hypertension

Spirulina is celebrated as a so-called "superfood" because of its possible beneficial properties, although its mechanism of action is still under investigation. With the scientific name of Arthrospira platensis , spirulina is a cyanobacterium capable of photosynthesis. Sometimes classified as a "blue algae," it was supposedly used as a food by the Aztecs.

Study: Newborn Falls in Hospitals With Rooming-In

Hospital efforts to support breastfeeding by having babies room-in with mothers may have a rare unintended consequence: an increased risk of newborn falls. Neonatal falls are increasingly recognized as a postpartum safety risk, with as many as 1,600 newborns falls occurring in U.S. hospitals each year, researchers note in a paper online December 28 in Pediatrics.

Perioperative NSAID's Use in Cataract Surgery

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used and studied by cataract surgeons for different benefits in the perioperative period, but optimal medication formulae and dosing have yet to be established. In this article, we perform a literature review of articles published between 1 January 2016 and 30 June 2018 concerning perioperative NSAID use for patients undergoing cataract surgery.