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Discovery by Canadian researchers of how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics could lead to more effective drugs

Ontario researchers say they have discovered how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, a finding they say could help combat the growing problem. Maikel Rheinstadter, a physics professor with McMaster University in Hamilton, and Andree Khondker, an undergraduate biochemistry student, said they found bacteria fight off antibiotics by stiffening their cell membranes and changing the barrier’s… Read More »

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Are E-Cigarettes More Effective Than NRT for Smoking Cessation?

February 15, 2019 Share this content: Throat or mouth irritation was reported more often in the e-cigarette group compared with the nicotine replacement group. Refillable e-cigarettes demonstrate greater efficacy for smoking cessation than nicotine replacement therapy when both products are accompanied by behavioral support. A 2-group, multicenter, pragmatic, individually randomized controlled trial was conducted at… Read More »

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Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men: Types & More

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Definition When we talk about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in men, we’re talking about testosterone. A small amount of testosterone is produced in the adrenal glands, but for men the majority of testosterone is produced in the testicles. Testosterone has both physical and psychological benefits.1 Physically, the hormone has several functions for… Read More »

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