A Daily Aspirin for Pregnancy?

Pregnant women who take a daily baby aspirin may reduce the risk for premature birth. Researchers did a randomized, double-blinded placebo-controlled study of 11,976 women in six countries with high rates of premature birth: India, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Kenya, Pakistan and Zambia. Beginning in the first trimester of pregnancy, half the…

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You’re Not Listening. Here’s Why.

“You’re not listening!” “Let me finish!” “That’s not what I said!” After “I love you,” these are among the most common refrains in close relationships. During my two years researching a book on listening, I learned something incredibly ironic about interpersonal communication: The closer we feel toward someone, the less likely we are to listen…

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Press highlights for the 2020 American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2020 — Journalists who register for the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) Spring 2020 National Meeting & Exposition in Philadelphia will have access to more than 14,000 presentations on topics such as food, nutrition, medicine, health, nanotechnology, space science, energy and the environment. The meeting will be held March 22 to 26 in…

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Trial shows using two drugs not better than one when treating MRSA blood infections

Researchers attempting to improve the treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) blood infections have discovered the combination of two antibiotics was no better than one, and led to more adverse effects. MRSA bloodstream infections have a mortality rate between 20 and 25 per cent and cause around 1000 infections a year in Australia. In what…

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