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Antifungal Resistance: A Global Health Threat

Antibiotic resistance receives lots of media attention, being a huge threat to global public health. But an equally concerning problem remains a relative unknown to the general public: antifungal resistance. Fungal infections have the potential to cause rashes, mild inflammations,...

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Squirrel Hibernation May Help Stroke Survivors

As winter approaches, squirrels collect nuts and bears gorge on food to gain weight. Animals of all sizes prepare for hibernation, in which they may sleep for up to seven months – something many of us would like to try....

Health Benefits and Risks of Coffee

Whether you’re in a meeting, lecture, class or just working late, for a lot of people the first thing that springs to mind is coffee. As 125 million people are regular coffee drinkers, it is not surprising that it is...

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Use Or Abuse? Corticosteroids For Pain Relief

You may have heard of injured athletes who are made to ‘play through the pain barrier’ with the help of ‘injections’, these are actually corticosteroids – the gold standard of anti-inflammatory medicine. While this is somewhat of a common practice...