Summary of the activity of the most widely used antimalarials throughout the life cycle of Plasmodium. (PLoS Medicine)

Summary of the activity of the most widely used antimalarials throughout the life cycle of Plasmodium. (PLoS Medicine)

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In the journal PLoS Medicine, BYU professors Julianne Holt-Lunstad and Timothy Smith report that social connections – friends, family, neighbors or colleagues – improve our odds of survival by 50 percent.

In the journal PLoS Medicine, BYU professors Julianne Holt-Lunstad and Timothy Smith report that social connections – friends, family, neighbors or colleagues – improve our odds of survival by 50 percent.

PLOS Medicine: Changes in Intake of Fruits and Vegetables and Weight Change in United States Men and Women Followed for Up to 24 Years: Analysis from Three Prospective Cohort Studies

PLOS Medicine: Changes in Intake of Fruits and Vegetables and Weight Change in United States Men and Women Followed for Up to 24 Years: Analysis from Three Prospective Cohort Studies

This Week in PLOS Medicine: Noncommunicable Disease Prevention in LMICs, Active Commutes in Urbanizing India, & Traffic Crashes as a Neglected Issue | Speaking of Medicine

This Week in PLOS Medicine: Noncommunicable Disease Prevention in LMICs, Active Commutes in Urbanizing India, & Traffic Crashes as a Neglected Issue | Speaking of Medicine

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PLOS Medicine: Initial Severity and Antidepressant Benefits: A Meta-Analysis of Data Submitted to the Food and Drug Administration

PLOS Medicine: Initial Severity and Antidepressant Benefits: A Meta-Analysis of Data Submitted to the Food and Drug Administration

Last month saw the 20th anniversary of Nirvana singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain’s death from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.  However, fans who participated in tributes at his home city of Seattle, US, claim the grunge icon may still be alive today if doctors had properly diagnosed and treated the stomach problems that had blighted him in the years leading up to his untimely death, and a source of clear distress for Cobain – evident in his published journals.

Last month saw the 20th anniversary of Nirvana singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain’s death from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. However, fans who participated in tributes at his home city of Seattle, US, claim the grunge icon may still be alive today if doctors had properly diagnosed and treated the stomach problems that had blighted him in the years leading up to his untimely death, and a source of clear distress for Cobain – evident in his published journals.

A new study published today in  PLoS Medicine  re-evaluates the role of public reporting of hospital-acquired infection data.

A new study published today in PLoS Medicine re-evaluates the role of public reporting of hospital-acquired infection data.

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The researchers in the study in PLOS Medicine hope the findings convince sedentary people that even a modest physical activity program can boost health.  I Like the Comment:   Watzup; Arctic Dude: Click To Read

The researchers in the study in PLOS Medicine hope the findings convince sedentary people that even a modest physical activity program can boost health. I Like the Comment: Watzup; Arctic Dude: Click To Read

Obesity causes vitamin-D deficiency: Research Many prior studies have found a strong correlation between obesity and low levels of vitamin D. According to the researchers, however, the new study is the first that has actually been able to show a causal link, confirming that obesity causes vitamin D deficiency rather than the other way around (and rather than both conditions being caused by some third factor).

Obesity causes vitamin-D deficiency: Research Many prior studies have found a strong correlation between obesity and low levels of vitamin D. According to the researchers, however, the new study is the first that has actually been able to show a causal link, confirming that obesity causes vitamin D deficiency rather than the other way around (and rather than both conditions being caused by some third factor).

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