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.
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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.
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.
CrossFit, circuit training, group exercise, functional training, resistance training, cardio training. Feeling dizzy yet? Never before have there been so many structured activities at the gym vying for your attention.
Heart attack patients can suffer substantial emotional trauma once the medics have finished making their bodies better, according to new research. The emotional whiplash can range from phobia about moving in case their heart rate rises, to difficulty accepting a new identity as someone with a serious health condition.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Sapien 3 Ultra system (Edwards Lifesciences) for transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis at intermediate or greater risk for open-heart surgery.
While a sudden coughing fit is a protective reflex to clear the airway, chronic cough can be caused by multiple factors that must be investigated to determine treatment. A cough is just one of several laryngeal symptoms including hoarseness and dysphoric breathing that can become debilitating.
Large thyroid nodules in asymptomatic patients show malignancy and false-negative rates on fine needle aspiration (FNA) that are similar to those of small nodules, suggesting that nodule size alone should not be a reason for surgical resection, according to findings from a new meta-analysis.
Trauma is a leading cause of disability in the world, resulting in more disability-adjusted life years than any other disease. While in-hospital, trauma-related mortality has decreased to just 4% in the U.S., little is known about what happens to the 96% of patients who survive their trauma injuries but may suffer debilitating long-term effects.
Isotretinoin, a drug for severe chronic acne, has long been linked to miscarriages, birth defects, and other serious problems, but a research review suggests much of data on the drug's safety, effectiveness, and side effects may be unreliable.