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A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, found that smokers were more likely to enroll in reward-based cessation programs but were more successful in penalty-based cessation programs, reports The New York Times. In a study of 2,500 smokers, participants were enrolled in two different...
According to recent clinical trials at The University of Sydney, vitamin B3 in the form of nicotinamide can reduce the likelihood of skin cancer in patients who have had at least two previous non-melanoma skin cancers, reports CBS News. In a study of 400 individuals, researchers saw a twenty-three percent...
C-difficile or c-diff. is a common and sometimes deadly health care-associated infection. Almost 500,000 cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S., usually affecting hospitalized patients and others taking antibiotics. The symptoms include severe diarrhea and colitis. Even after treatment, c-diff frequently...