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The doctor will ‘see’ you now

Social media is being touted as the latest way for medical practitioners to differentiate themselves and their practices by providing a communication medium for direct contact with patients, such as interactive blogs. The benefits could be two-fold: healthcare professionals are … Continue reading

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Hand sanitizer under fire

One of the key ingredients in hand sanitizer, triclosan, is raising concerns after an American study showed that the chemical slows muscle function. Researchers are concerned about the impact of the chemical, which is also used in all manner of … Continue reading

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Can twitter predict food –related outbreaks?

Sickweather is the first company to attempt to predict outbreaks by tracking symptom and disease mentions on twitter. Previous efforts have tracked Google search terms, emergency room visits, and over the counter medication sales to track disease. However, the company … Continue reading

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You may be what you eat

It is expected that the nutrients, minerals and vitamins contained within the food we eat will be assimilated into our bodies. Once consumed, large molecules are quickly digested and broken down into safe functional components. Recent research has observed that … Continue reading

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