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What is medicine
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Medicine is the science and practice of establishing the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness. Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology

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A drop in temperature
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Researchers examine the decline in average body temperature among healthy adults over the past two decades In the nearly two centuries since 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37.0 degrees Celsius) was established as the standard ‘normal’ body temperature, it has been used as the measure by which fevers have been assessed. Over time, however, lower body temperatures…

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Liquid states of water
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Using X-ray lasers, researchers have been able to follow the transformation between two distinct different liquid states of water. At around minus 63 Celsius, the two liquids exist at different pressure regimes with a density difference of 20 percent. By rapidly varying the pressure before the sample could freeze, it was possible to observe one…

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Healthy sleep habits
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Healthy sleep habits are associated with a lower risk of heart failure. Adults with the healthiest sleep patterns (morning risers, sleeping 7-8 hours a day and no frequent insomnia, snoring or excessive daytime sleepiness) experienced a 42% reduction in the risk of heart failure compared to those with unhealthy sleep patterns.

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