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Delayed Cord Clamping Increases Iron Sto…

July 11, 2013 by Wiley

The authors found babies' blood and iron levels were healthier when the cord was clamped later   Delaying clamping of the umbilical cord after birth benefits newborn babies, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. In...

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Learning How Gut Bacteria Influence Heal…

September 29, 2011 by New York University School of Medicine

Scientists have deciphered the genome of a bacterium implicated as a key player in regulating the immune system of mice   The genomic analysis provides the first glimpse of its unusually sparse genetic blueprint and offers hints about...

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Helen B Taussig - a Founder of Pediatric…

December 25, 2011 by Todd Edwards

Helen Brooke Taussig is known as the founder of pediatric cardiology for her innovative work on "blue baby" syndrome   In 1944, Taussig, surgeon Alfred Blalock, and surgical technician Vivien Thomas developed an operation to correct the congenital...

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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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American Academy of Dermatology Issues N…

September 7, 2011 by American American Academy of Dermatology

Updated evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of melanoma   Based on an extensive review of scientific literature and the recommendations of recognized melanoma experts, the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has released updated evidence-based guidelines for the treatment...

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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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Gene that controls chronic pain…

Research lays groundwork for the development of new, targeted pain medications   A gene...

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Meditation Reduces Loneliness

Meditation significantly reduced expression of inflammatory genes   Many elderly people spend their last...

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The Atlas of Human Embryology

From Oocytes to Preimplantation Embryos   The European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology...

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Dr. Maude Abbott - a…

Dr. Maude Abbott (1869-1940), Pioneer Woman Doctor   Born Maude Babin in St. Andrews...

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