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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Health News:Legionnaires disease outbreak could be linked to Safeway ♦ Snake venom helps hydrogels stop the bleeding ♦ Revolutionary new weapon in air pollution fight .

Legionnaires disease outbreak could be linked to safeway  . Public health officials in Wenatchee, Washington, reported four cases of Legionnaire’s disease October 27 possibly originating from the produce section at a Safeway on North Miller Street. The grocery store temporarily closed down the misters during the ongoing investigation
Mechanism discovered that could lead to better ovarian cancer treatment Resistance to chemotherapy is a major problem for those suffering from ovarian cancer -- a problem that prevents a cure from a disease dubbed the 'silent killer.' Now researchers are giving patients new hope with recent findings that help pinpoint the mechanisms causing chemoresistance
Snake venom helps hydrogels stop the bleeding A hydrogel infused with snake venom may be the best material to stop bleeding quickly, even in the presence of anticoagulants.
Maintaining blood pressure levels measured before entering OR may improve outcomes When a patient arrives in the operating room (O.R.) for surgery, one of the first things a physician will do is take his or her blood pressure, a “baseline” measurement used throughout the procedure. However, a new study has found that blood pressure taken before the patient enters the O.R. may produce more accurate measurements.
Revolutionary new weapon in air pollution fight People could soon be using their smartphones to combat a deadly form of air pollution, thanks to a potentially life-saving breakthrough by researchers.

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