RadioMD: Health News

RadioMD Health News

November 7, 20161 min
RadioMD News... I'm John ByrdScientists have come up with a test that can determine whether you are suffering from a viral or bacterial infection. Being able to distinguish quickly between the two can help doctors better select a course of treatment, and minimize excess use of antibiotics.Smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke has been discovered to potentially lead to fertility problems and the early onset of menopause, says new research. Compared with women who never smoked, 14% were more likely to have infertility and 26% more likely to enter menopause prematurely.And... listening to 'Star Wars' helps doctors perform better? Doctors in Australia were found to more accurately discover bowel cancer when listening to the 'Star Wars' score than those who listened to pop music, found a new study. It's common for doctors and surgeons to listen to music while performing procedures on patients. In addition to potentially influencing the medical personnel, the music tends to soothe the patient, too. May the Force

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