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Echinacea for Preventing and Treating the Common Cold

 follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork JAMA JAMA Clinical Evidence Synopsis | February 10, 2015 ABSTRACT ABSTRACT | SUMMARY OF FINDINGS | DISCUSSION | ARTICLE INFORMATION | REFERENCES Clinical Question  Are Echinacea products associated with a reduced incidence and a shorter duration of common colds compared with placebo? Bottom Line  Individual prophylaxis trials show no association with …

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Diet Quality Declines Despite Increase in Healthy Food Consumption

 follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork JAMA April 21, 2015, Vol 313, No. 15 Over the last 2 decades, adults around the world modestly increased their intake of healthy dietary items, but this trend was exceeded by increases in consumption of unhealthy items, according to an analysis of global dietary patterns (Imamura F et al.Lancet Glob …

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Drones in Healthcare

Follow us Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Drones in Healthcare I think the world has become fascinated by drones. I know I have. I got one for Christmas and it’s really fun to play with. The one I got is really hard to fly, but in many ways that makes it more fun. What a lot of people …

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THE BENEFITS OF SLEEP ACCORDING TO RECENT RESEARCH

follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Men’s Fitness   A flood of recent studies is giving us new insights into how important getting enough good sleep is for staying healthy, feeling great, and thinking straight. So take a short siesta and check out the slumber stats below. Sleep deprivation makes you eat more. Skip sleep, and …

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A Deadly Case of MANOPAUSE

 follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork ACEP NOW APRIL 2015   A Deadly Case of MANOPAUSE A quest for the Fountain of Youth may cost more years than it gains. The Case “I told him he never should have started that medication,” said the patient’s worried wife. Several hours earlier, her husband had presented to the …

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What Can Pomegranate Do for Men?

follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork   SFGATE     With vivid burgundy seeds and a distinctive sweet flavor, the pomegranate is a nutrient-dense fruit that is fun to eat and steeped in history. Its medieval French name originates from the Latin roots for “apple” and “seedy,” according to the University of California. It was first …

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Electric Stimulation Device Approved to Treat Obesity

follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork JAMA February 24, 2015   The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a first-of-its-kind weight loss treatment device that electronically suppresses hunger signals traveling between the stomach and the brain. The Maestro Rechargeable System, which is manufactured by EnteroMedics of St Paul, Minnesota, consists of an electrical pulse generator, …

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New machine could one day replace anesthesiologists

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNNetwork TOLEDO — The new machine that could one day replace anesthesiologists sat quietly next to a hospital gurney occupied by Nancy Youssef-Ringle. She was nervous. In a few minutes, a machine — not a doctor — would sedate the 59-year-old for a colon cancer screening called a colonoscopy. But she …

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Africa: How Malaria Fight Saved Millions – Why It Matters

Follow us oN Twitter:@GoAfricaNetwork Durham, NC — The latest statistics show impressive progress in the fight against malaria — a 46 percent decrease in infections among children in sub-Saharan Africa and an estimated 4.3 million deaths averted globally. A substantial increase in international funding has contributed to those achievements. The U.S. government is among the …

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Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Cancer, Study Shows

follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork HealthDay Taking aspirin every day appears to reduce the odds of developing and dying from colon, stomach or esophageal cancer, a new study suggests. Based on a review of available studies, researchers determined that the benefits of aspirin therapy for preventing cancer outweigh the risks. Millions of people already take …

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