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How nice, brown rice: Study shows rice bran lowers blood pressure in rats
Thousands of years ago, humans began scrubbing
off and discarding the outer layer of long-grain rice, preferring the polished white kernel beneath. Now, for the first time, scientists in Japan have shown that this waste product of rice processing, called rice bran, significantly lowers blood pres...
For one Stanford doctor, the beat goes on during open-heart surgery
...d Stanford as an off-pump center," he said, before scrubbing
up for surgery on that afternoon earlier this year. "I want patients sent here from everywhere." Ihnken would spend the next three-and-a-half hours intricately stitching new blood vessels onto the beating heart of his patient. When he lifted the hea...
'Good' bacteria could save patients from infection infection by deadlier ones
...eons of England that the stress on antibiotics and scrubbing
with antiseptic soap may actually open an avenue for the more virulent forms of bacteria to attack patients. This is so because these "preventive" measures destroy beneficial bacteria, while at the same time the more "nasty" bacteria are often able t...