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Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 — Could an ancient Chinese practice come to the rescue for women struggling with menopausal symptoms? New Danish research suggests that — for some women at least — acupuncture might bring relief. “Acupuncture for menopausal symptoms is a realistic option for women who cannot or do not wish to use [hormone […]

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New compound could help treat ovarian cancer

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a compound that could be more effective in treating certain cancers than standard chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is still the first line of defence for most cancer tumours and is often highly effective. However, many cancers are naturally resistant, or develop resistance, to commonly used first-line chemotherapy drugs like […]

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New nurses work overtime, long shifts, and sometimes a second job: Nearly half of newly licensed nurses work overtime, while more than 1 in 10 have a side job

New nurses are predominantly working 12-hour shifts and nearly half work overtime, trends that have remained relatively stable over the past decade, finds a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. In addition, 13 percent hold a second job, according to the study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing. Changes […]

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Antimicrobial reusable coffee cups prove safer to use than standard plastic cups

Antimicrobial reusable coffee cups are safer to use than ordinary plastic reusable cups, according to independent research undertaken by microbiologists at Aston University in Birmingham. The researchers who compared ordinary plastic coffee cups to specially developed antimicrobial cups, found the antimicrobial technology inhibited the growth of most common types of bacteria by more than 99%. […]