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2011-06-06 20:03:50

Patients in the intensive care unit who do not tolerate adequate nutrition from tube feeding should wait a week before receiving intravenous (IV) feeding because, compared with early IV feeding, it enhances recovery from critical illness. Results of a new multicenter study from Belgium will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. "These findings have enormous impact for improving quality and reducing the cost of medical care for critically ill...

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2011-02-24 09:00:00

Air pollution is responsible for more heart attacks worldwide than cocaine, according to a new study published by Belgian researchers this week in the medical journal The Lancet. Scientists at Hasselt University and the Catholic University of Leuven claim that traffic fumes and dirty air trigger more than eight times as many heart attacks than the illicit drug, Telegraph Medical Correspondent Stephen Adams wrote on Thursday. Additionally, by looking at what they call "final straw" risk...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.