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Herbal medicines can be lethal, pathologist warns

(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Adelaide forensic pathologist has sounded a worldwide warning of the potential lethal dangers of herbal medicines if taken in large quantities, injected, or combined with prescription drugs.

Feb 08, 2010
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New genetic cause of cardiac failure discovered

Over the course of a lifetime, the heart pumps some 250 million liters of blood through the body. In the order to do this, the muscle fibers of the heart have to be extremely durable. The research group headed by Dr. Wolfgang ...

Nov 25, 2009
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Thinner thighs, weaker heart

Men and women whose thighs are less than 60cm in circumference have a higher risk of premature death and heart disease, according to research published on BMJ.com today. The study also concluded that individuals whose thighs ...

Sep 03, 2009
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