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Low Cost Design Makes Ultrasound Imaging…

September 24, 2012 by Newcastle University

An ultra-low cost scanner that can be plugged into any computer to show images of an unborn baby has been developed by Newcastle University engineers.   The hand-held USB device – which is roughly the size of a computer mouse –...

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Science Reveals the Power of a Handshake

October 18, 2012 by Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

New neuroscience research is confirming an old adage about the power of a handshake: strangers do form a better impression of those who proffer their hand in greeting   A firm, friendly handshake has long been recommended in...

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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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Research could lead to a better understa…

September 28, 2012 by University of Lincoln

Royal Society University Research Fellow Dr Edward Taylor has joined the University of Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences   Dr Taylor spent the last ten years at the University of York where he was awarded a Royal Society...

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Meditation Reduces Loneliness

August 13, 2012 by Mark Wheeler

Meditation significantly reduced expression of inflammatory genes   Many elderly people spend their last years alone. Spouses pass and children scatter. But being lonely is much more than a silent house and a lack of companionship. Over time...

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How to Avoid Single-Bicycle Crashes

October 12, 2012 by Taylor & Francis

The resulting paper, 'What do cyclists need to see to avoid single-bicycle crashes?', has been awarded two prizes from insurers Liberty Mutual   With the 'Wiggins effect' in full swing after London 2012 and people taking up cycling...

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Scientists Discover How the Brain…

Researchers at Newcastle University have revealed the mechanism by which neurons, the...

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The Human Touch: Nurse, Midwife…

Continuous support during labor has clinically meaningful benefits for women and infants...

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The American Academy of Cosmetic…

What is the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery?   Founded in 1985, the mission...

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Helen Flanders Dunbar - Pioneer…

Helen Flanders Dunbar - "the mother of holistic medicine" (Stevens & Gardner...

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