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Many people take dangerously high amounts of ibuprofen

(Reuters Health) - Many adults who use ibuprofen and other so-called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs take too much, increasing their risk of serious side effects like internal bleeding and heart attacks, a U.S. study suggests.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

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Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
This article aims to discuss the problem of AF in dialysis patients, summarise the current evidence around the use of oral anticoagulants for AF in ESRD and provide some practical suggestions on management of AF in the haemodialysis population.
Source: British Journal of Haematology - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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Source: British Journal of Haematology - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Issue highlights Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
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Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
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Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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