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Indians and Europeans Share a Milky Past

September 9, 2011 by Cambridge University

Cambridge University researchers have discovered that lactose tolerant milk-drinkers in India and Europe could be related to the same person who lived at some point in the last 10,000 years   The Cambridge team, in association with fellow...

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Mold exposure in infancy increases asthm…

September 29, 2011 by University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Infants who live in "moldy” homes are three times more likely to develop asthma   Infants who live in "moldy” homes are three times more likely to develop asthma by age 7, according to a study led by...

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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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More gene links to breast cancer risk

October 19, 2012 by Vanderbilt University

The well-known BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations linked to breast cancer are rare and have a strong effect on cancer risk   But since these mutations only contribute to a small percentage of breast cancers, much of the genetic...

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Coconut Oil Could Combat Tooth Decay

September 28, 2012 by Society for General Microbiology

Digested coconut oil is able to attack the bacteria that cause tooth decay   It is a natural antibiotic that could be incorporated into commercial dental care products, say scientists presenting their work at the Society for General...

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The Human Touch: Nurse, Midwife and Doul…

February 28, 2013 by Kathryn Norcutt

Continuous support during labor has clinically meaningful benefits for women and infants and no known harm   The Cochrane Collaboration conducted the study “Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth” in 2011 and concluded that: “Continuous support during labor has...

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Macular Degeneration - a Closer…

What is macular degeneration?   Macular degeneration is a deterioration or breakdown of 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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The American Academy of Ophthalmology

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the largest national membership association of...

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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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