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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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Celebrating 150 Years of Women in Medici…

September 26, 2011 by Eric v.d. Luft, Ph.D., M.L.S.

Nineteen ninety-nine marks the 150th anniversary of the entrance of women into the modern regular medical profession   On January 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell (February 3, 1821 – May 31, 1910) received her M.D. from Geneva Medical College...

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First Estrogen Receptor-α Mutation Ident…

July 11, 2013 by Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

A receptor mutation that essentially blocks estrogen’s action has been identified for the first time in a female, researchers report.   The 18-year-old wasn’t experiencing breast development or menstruation, classic symptoms of too little estrogen, the usual cause...

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Birth Control Pills Affect Memory

September 9, 2012 by University of California - Irvine

Women who use contraceptives like birth control pills experience memory changes, according to new UC Irvine research   Their ability to remember the gist of an emotional event improves, while women not using the contraceptives better retain details. "What's...

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Measuring Women's Risk of Osteoporosis

October 17, 2012 by University of California, Los Angeles

For women of mixed racial or ethnic backgrounds, a new method for measuring bone health may improve the odds of correctly diagnosing their risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures, according to a UCLA-led study   Currently, assessing osteoporosis...

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Drug Pushing in the New Europe

September 23, 2011 by University of Cambridge

A new study reveals how drug reimbursement policy in Poland is leaving gaping loopholes for pharmaceutical firms to exploit, raising questions about other, post-communist, EU member states   This may be part of a broader syndrome of the...

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May Edward Chinn did not plan on becoming a doctor   Originally she wanted...

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