Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Cutting Edge

Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Cutting Edge

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Spanish researchers have found that if the time between a road accident occurring and the arrival of the emergency services is reduced from 25 minutes to 15 minutes, the risk of death would be cut by one third. According to the Directorate General for Traffic, traffic accidents continue to be a significant public health problem in Spain. Calling for a quick fix.

The probability of death in road traffic accidents. How important is a quick medical response? Accid Anal Prev. 2010 Jul;42(4):1048-56

Proper nutrition is vital in fighting infection, and a new study suggests this is because the amino acid arginine is required to tell the body that it is being attacked. Using a laboratory model, the researchers were able to show that even when malnourished, if cells had sufficient arginine, their response to infection was improved. Junk the bad food!

TPL-2-Mediated Activation of MAPK Downstream of TLR4 Signaling Is Coupled to Arginine Availability. Sci. Signal., (2010);3(135):ra61

Research from the University of Toronto suggests that looking up to five years older than your age does not mean your health is poor. …

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