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Scientists Discover How the Brain Ages

September 12, 2012 by Newcastle University

Researchers at Newcastle University have revealed the mechanism by which neurons, the nerve cells in the brain and other parts of the body, age.   The research, published today in Aging Cell, opens up new avenues of understanding...

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Meditation Strengthens the Brain

March 13, 2012 by Mark Wheeler

Meditation strengthens the connections between brain cells   Earlier evidence out of UCLA suggested that meditating for years thickens the brain (in a good way) and strengthens the connections between brain cells. Now a further report by UCLA...

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Why Women should be Nurses and not Doct…

December 16, 2011 by Professor Anne Crowther, Centre for the History of Medicine, Glasgow University

The story of women's role in medicine in 19th-century Britain has been dominated by two iconic figures Sophia Jex-Blake (1840 - 1912) and Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910)   They died within a couple of years of one...

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New White Blood Cell Discovery Reveals …

September 25, 2012 by Newcastle University

Researchers in Newcastle and Singapore have identified a new type of white blood cell which activates a killing immune response to an external source   The discovery provides a new potential target for vaccines for conditions such as...

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Leading respiratory organisations advoca…

June 16, 2011 by European Lung Foundation

Collaborative approach needed to address the significant socio-economic impact of leading lung disease in the EU   First-of-its-kind European open forum meeting to combat alarming increase of people living with COPD. Multidisciplinary initiative to address key challenges in early...

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Dr. Maude Abbott - a Leader in Pathology…

December 25, 2011 by Matthew Farfan

Dr. Maude Abbott (1869-1940), Pioneer Woman Doctor   Born Maude Babin in St. Andrews East in 1869, Maude Abbott was orphaned as a young child by the death of her mother. The first cousin (once removed) of that...

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The Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill…

The combined oral contraceptive pill does alleviates the symptoms of painful menstrual periods   A large Scandinavian...

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Just Be Positive At All…

Sometimes I get scared or depressed and that’s the way it is...

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The American Academy of Child…

Between 7 and 12 Million American youth suffer from mental, behavioral, or...

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Dr. Lucille Teasdale - Canadian…

Dr. Lucille Teasdale was one of the first women in Quebec to...

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