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Eating chocolate cuts risk of heart dise…

August 30, 2011 by University of Cambridge

Eating high levels of chocolate could be associated with a significant reduction in the risk of certain cardiovascular disorders, reveals Cambridge research published in the British Medical Journal this week.   The researchers compiled a systematic review of...

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Safety Tips to Avoid Yoga-related Injury

October 1, 2012 by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Moderation is key to avoiding yoga-related injury when bending and stretching   Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual discipline, originating in ancient India, that involves a series of stretching, posing and breathing exercises. When done correctly and...

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The Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill Hel…

January 18, 2012 by European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology

The combined oral contraceptive pill does alleviates the symptoms of painful menstrual periods   A large Scandinavian study that has been running for 30 years has finally provided convincing evidence that the combined oral contraceptive pill does, indeed, alleviate the symptoms...

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Kidney Grafts Function Longer in Europe …

October 12, 2012 by Heidelberg University Hospital

Kidney transplants performed in Europe are considerably more successful in the long run than those performed in the United States   While the one-year survival rate is 90% in both Europe and the United States, after five years...

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Teens Use Tanning Beds to Look Good Desp…

May 16, 2011 by Todd Edwards

You're So Vain: New Survey Shows Teens Use Tanning Beds to Look Good Despite Knowing Health Risks   For many teens and young adults, living in the moment is all about having fun, looking good and not worrying...

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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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Glaucoma - a Closer Look

What is glaucoma?   Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve—the part of...

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Babies Born After Three or…

Health professionals should be informed about the potential risks of repeat abortions   One...

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The Story of Dagmar Berne

The difficult road of the first female medical student   Written by Dr Vanessa Witton, Sydney...

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