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September 2009 Blog Posts (4)


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All you need to know about flu/influenza A?

What is swine flu/influenza A?

Swine flu is a disease with a mild course in the great majority of

cases. It is a virus disease. The virus is similar in swine flu and

seasonal flu (the flu of normal winters). Swine flu can produce fever,

headache, muscle pain, general malaise, nasal congestion, cough,

and sometimes digestive symptoms. Swine flu has the same

symptoms as seasonal flu.

How do people get infected?

Transmission is the same as seasonal flu,… Continue

Added by Network Admin on September 8, 2009 at 11:12pm — No Comments


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Scientists Identify Two Gene Variants Associated with Alzheimer's Risk

In the largest genome-wide association study (GWAS) reported to date involving Alzheimer's disease, scientists have identified two new possible genetic risk factors for late-onset Alzheimer's, the most common form of the disease. The study, which pooled DNA samples from a number of European and U.S. groups, not only associated variations in the sequence of the CLU and PICALM genes with increased risk, but also found another 13 gene variants that merit further investigation, according to… Continue

Added by Network Admin on September 8, 2009 at 7:48pm — 1 Comment


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Why Most Published Research Findings Are False?

There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false. The probability that a research claim is true may depend on study power and bias, the number of other studies on the same question, and, importantly, the ratio of true to no relationships among the relationships probed in each scientific field. In this framework, a research finding is less likely to be true when the studies conducted in a field are smaller; when effect sizes are smaller; when there is a greater… Continue

Added by Network Admin on September 5, 2009 at 11:24pm — No Comments


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Migraine: Is acupuncture clinically viable for treating acute migraine?

Chinese investigators performed a well-designed, randomized trial to investigate the efficacy of true Chinese acupuncture compared with two different sham acupuncture approaches for the treatment of acute migraine attacks. Real acupuncture was superior to sham acupuncture, but the absolute pain relief was minimal.



Migraine is a frequent and disabling episodic headache with autonomic disturbances. Migraine attacks are usually treated with antiemetics followed by either analgesics or… Continue

Added by Network Admin on September 4, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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