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Treating Hepatitis C Infection in Prison…

September 28, 2012 by Wiley

Incarcerated patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are just as likely to respond to treatment for the disease as patients in the community,   according to findings published in the October issue of Hepatology, a peer-reviewed...

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Biochemists Solve a Birth-Defect Mystery

September 28, 2012 by Dr Dali Edwards

The cellular cause of birth defects like cleft palates, missing teeth and problems with fingers and toes has been a tricky puzzle for scientists.   Now Professor Emily Bates and her biochemistry students at Brigham Young University have...

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Diabetic Retinopathy - a Closer Look

September 23, 2011 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology 

Diabetes can affect sight   If you have diabetes mellitus, your body does not use and store sugar properly. High blood-sugar levels can damage blood vessels in the retina, the nerve layer at the back of the eye...

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Gene that controls chronic pain identifi…

September 25, 2011 by University of Cambridge

Research lays groundwork for the development of new, targeted pain medications   A gene responsible for regulating chronic pain, called HCN2, has been identified by scientists at the University of Cambridge. The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)...

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Study Suggests Acupuncture May be Better…

September 9, 2012 by JAMA Report

The treatment of chronic pain   An analysis of patient data from 29 randomized controlled trials suggests that acupuncture may be better than no acupuncture or sham acupuncture for the treatment of some chronic pain, according to a...

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Keep an Eye on UV Safety

September 23, 2011 by The American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology offers tips for safe fun in the sun   SAN FRANCISCO – As you rub sunscreen on to protect your skin this summer, don’t forget to protect your eyes as well. Summertime means more...

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Scientists can now turn on or off the...

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Fatty Diets May Be Associated…

Men’s diets, in particular the amount and type of different fats they...

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Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell - Opening…

The first woman to receive an M.D. degree in the United States   Medical...

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