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Monday, May 11, 2015

Health Research: Potential new painkiller provides longer lasting effects ♦ Snoring keeping you up at night? ♦ Naturally occurring amino acid could improve oral health

Gene expression is key to understanding differences between individuals and disease susceptibility The Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project consortia has now published its results from their first pilot study contributing to a better understanding of genomic variation and give us new clues about disease susceptibility
Naturally occurring amino acid could improve oral health Arginine, a common amino acid found naturally in foods, breaks down dental plaque, which could help millions of people avoid cavities and gum disease.
Potential new painkiller provides longer lasting effects Medications have long been used to treat pain caused by injury or chronic conditions. Unfortunately, most are short-term fixes or cause side effects that limit their use. Researchers have discovered a new compound that offers longer lasting painkilling effects, and shows promise as an alternative to current anesthetics
New care approach to colorectal operations speeds patient's' recovery times Patients undergoing colorectal operations who participated in an enhanced recovery program left the hospital sooner and had significantly lower hospital costs than patients who had the traditional approach to their care, according to a new study, which also found further postoperative improvements after adding an infection prevention protocol
Snoring keeping you up at night? In patients with primary snoring or mild OSA, oropharyngeal, or mouth and tongue, exercises significantly reduced the frequency of snoring by 36 percent and total power of snoring by 59 percent, a study concludes

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