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Effects of ear points' pressing on parameters related to obesity in non-obese healthy and obese volunteers.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of ear points' pressing at ear meridian points on the following obesity-related parameters: body weight; body fat; body-mass index; waist;Expand
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Suppressive Effect on MDC and IP-10 Expression in Monocytes by Endocrine Disruptor Chemicals
The expression of chemokines is critical in leukocyte recruitment and inflammation, but the regulatory mechanisms involved remain incompletely defined. While endocrine disrupter chemicals (EDCs) areExpand
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Psychological empowerment and service orientation: A study of front-line employees in the food and beverage industry
ABSTRACT Employees with service orientations can achieve higher service performance and create a competitive advantage for a company. The service process in the food and beverage industry isExpand
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Physiological effects of azetidine on cellular leakage in soybean seedlings
Abstract In addition to heat shock (HS), a proline analog, azetidine-2-carboxylic acid (Aze), also induces heat shock protein (HSP) synthesis. Here, we describe our further characterization of theExpand
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MR Imaging of Primary Spinal Germinoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Germinomas in the central nervous system (CNS) are uncommon tumors and occur usually in the pineal or suprasellar regions. Primary spinal germinoma is extremely rare. Here we reported a rare case ofExpand
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Prostaglandin I2 Analogs Suppress Tumor Necrosis Factor α Production and the Maturation of Human Monocyte-Derived Dendritic Cells
Background Dendritic cells (DCs) are professional antigen-presenting cells and have critical roles in regulating immune responses. Prostaglandin I2 (PGI2) analogs are considered to be potentialExpand
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[Nurse practitioner development: from the perspective of the author].
The role of nurse practitioner (NP) has had 20 years of development in Taiwan, with most NPs today being trained in hospitals. The Department of Health, together with leaders from medical and nursingExpand
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