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Study shows that tongue size and fat may predict sleep apnea risk in obese adults

A new study of obese adults is the first to show that those who have obstructive sleep apnea have a significantly larger tongue with a higher percentage of fat than obese controls. This may ...

Tue 30 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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Gov't website for doc payments not up to snuff

The government's new "Open Payments" website is intended to let you find out whether your doctor is getting freebies, travel or other financial benefits from drug companies and medical device ...

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Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids linked to smaller risk of coronary heart disease

A recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland shows that dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. The sources of polyunsaturated fatty ...

Tue 30 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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Energy drinks cause insomnia and nervousness in athletes

A study analysing the positive and negative effects of energy drinks on athletes has seen that, although in principle their sports performance was seen to improve by between 3% and 7%, there ...

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Drug-food interactions in mountaineering

According to a recent paper published by the researchers Aritz Urdampilleta-Otegui, PhD in Physical Education and Sports and lecturer in the Department of Physical and Sports Education of the ...

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Longitudinal report shows challenging reality of ageing with an intellectual disability

A new report launched today by the Intellectual Disability Supplement to TILDA (The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing) conducted by academics from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity ...

Tue 30 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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High-dose vitamin D for ICU patients who are vitamin D deficient does not improve outcomes

Administration of high-dose vitamin D3 compared with placebo did not reduce hospital length of stay, intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay, hospital mortality, or the risk of death at 6 months ...

Tue 30 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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To improve oral health of adults with developmental disabilities, support caregivers

Despite a policy focus on expanding access to care for adults with developmental disabilities, this vulnerable population continues to have significant dental disease. In this month's issue ...

Wed 1 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Caffeine-infused underwear not a weight loss aid, US regulators say

Bras, girdles and leggings infused with caffeine and sold as weight loss aids were more decaf than espresso, and the companies that sold them have agreed to refund money to customers and pull ...

Tue 30 Sep 14 from FOXNews

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Childhood asthma linked to lack of ventilation for gas stoves

Parents with children at home should use ventilation when cooking with a gas stove, researchers from Oregon State University are recommending, after a new study showed an association between ...

Mon 29 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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