Category Archives: Research

Veggies Are Good for the Heart

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300"] Oxford University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Not super surprising that less (no) meat = less heart attacks - but useful nonetheless. From the MedPageToday post. "Vegetarians are less likely to develop ischemic heart disease than those who eat meat, British researchers found. In a prospective study, vegetarians in England and Scotland had…
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New strain of norovirus wreaks havoc : ACEP NEWS

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] English: Norovirus particles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] A very common problem in emergency, urgent and primary care.. "A new strain of norovirus, identified last March in Australia, has swept through the United States, causing more than half of the 2012 outbreaks."... The post continues... "The virus is highly transmissible; exposure to as…
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Cocaine, Heroin Cut With Animal Dewormer Send Users to ED

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300"] English: Cocaine powder Deutsch: Kokain in Pulverform (als Salz) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Something new to look out for if you see unexplained neutropenia and skin necrosis in patients using cocaine or heroin . "A case series study showed that 23 individuals who presented at healthcare facilities with unexplained neutropenia or skin…
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