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What is aspiration?

What is aspiration?

Pulmonary aspiration is the medical term for a person accidentally inhaling an object or fluid into their windpipe and lungs. This can lead to coughing, difficulty breathing, discomfort, and sometimes choking. Most people occasionally experience pulmonary aspiration when something they are eating or drinking “goes down the wrong way.” Or, aspiration can be a continual […]

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What causes pain in the penis?

What causes pain in the penis?

Many conditions can cause penis pain, and it can range from mild to severe. Pain may occur at rest, during sexual activity, or when urinating. While a person can sometimes get relief from penis pain at home, some underlying causes may need medical treatment. This article looks at the possible causes of penis pain, as […]

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How do oral bacteria make colorectal cancer more aggressive?

How do oral bacteria make colorectal cancer more aggressive?

Scientists have identified a molecular mechanism through which an oral bacterium accelerates colorectal cancer growth. An oral bacterium with links to tooth decay may speed up the growth of colorectal cancer. Tests have shown that around a third of people who develop colorectal cancer also have the bacterium, which has the name Fusobacterium nucleatum. Their […]

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Psychedelics: Risks and benefits of microdosing revealed

Psychedelics: Risks and benefits of microdosing revealed

New research, published in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience, finds both potential benefits and risks of using psychedelic microdosing to treat mental health problems. The study reveals effects on cognitive skills and sociability, as well as metabolic and neuronal consequences. Previous research has shown that magic mushrooms can alleviate hard-to-treat depression. An emerging body of […]

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Single injection gives mammals night vision

Single injection gives mammals night vision

Scientists at the cutting edge of nanotechnology are on the path to the seemingly impossible: creating an injection that allows us to see in the dark. This research opens the door to brand new therapeutic interventions. Nanotechnology and vision science may have a bright future. The mammalian eye can only respond to a small band […]

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Working long hours increases depression risk in women

Working long hours increases depression risk in women

Women who clock 55 working hours or more every week might have a higher risk of depression. Also, working weekends can increase depression risk for both men and women. Working longer hours may impact mental health, especially for women. A new study that now appears in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health found that […]

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Sleep Apnea May Be Linked With Alzheimer’s Marker

Sleep Apnea May Be Linked With Alzheimer’s Marker

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News SUNDAY, March 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans are left drowsy each day by sleep apnea, and new research suggests it might also raise their odds for Alzheimer’s disease. It isn’t clear, however, if sleep apnea causes the buildup of “tau” protein tangles in the brain […]

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baclofen (Gablofen, Lioresal)

baclofen (Gablofen, Lioresal)

What is baclofen, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Baclofen is an oral and injectable medication that relaxes skeletal muscles, the muscles that move the skeleton (and also called striated muscle). Chemically, baclofen is related to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a naturally occurring neurotransmitter in the brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that nerves use to […]