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By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A combination of three probiotics did not reduce late-onset sepsis or mortality in very preterm infants, a new trial shows. Dr. Susan E. Jacobs of The Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and her colleagues found that a mixture of...
By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can be lifesaving in patients with cardiogenic shock and cardiac arrest, but complication rates can exceed 50%, researchers have found. “The results need to be interpreted with caution by clinicians and...
By Rob Goodier NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Researchers have found a link between age-related brain deterioration and the length of leukocyte telomeres. Telomeres shorten each time a chromosome replicates and also through exposure to inflammation and oxidation. While earlier studies have tied telomere...