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More Evidence Fruit and Vegetables Cut Stroke Risk
Eating more fruits and vegetables may help lower the risk for stroke worldwide, according to results of an updated meta-analytic review of studies conducted in Europe, the United States, and Asia.
No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe
Warning: Drinking Is Hazardous to Your Health
Dementia: Is Gluten the Culprit?
In his new book Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar -- Your Brain's Silent Killers, Dr. David Perlmutter, Associate Professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine, advocates that lifestyle modifications, starting with a high-fat, nearly carbohydrate-free diet, can prevent or greatly lower dementia risk and progression. But detractors say the evidence isn't quite there.........What do you think?
Method of Parenteral Nutrition May Affect Bloodstream Infection Rates
In a large retrospective study reported here this evening, bloodstream infection (BSI) rates were significantly less frequent in critically ill patients who received parenteral nutrition (PN) via premixed 2-chamber bags compared with those who received hospital or outsourced compounded PN.
Two Easy Tools to Estimate Children's Body Weight Without Scales
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Estimating children's weight without scales can be more accurate using new low-tech, inexpensive, portable methods, two studies suggest. By Lorraine L. Janeczko April 02, 2014
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