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The Story of Dagmar Berne

December 25, 2011 by Vanessa Witton

The difficult road of the first female medical student   Written by Dr Vanessa Witton, Sydney Medical School Foundation Dagmar Berne was born in the New South Wales coastal town of Bega on 16 November 1866, the daughter of a Danish-born...

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Aurora Martinez - long road to find a cu…

September 29, 2011 by Walter Wehus

Aurora Martinez has been developing a new genetic disease drug. Now she and her team have received a generous grant and are hoping to start their own company Aurora Martinez and her research group work to find...

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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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When is it Time for Cataract Surgery?

September 23, 2011 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Almost everyone who lives a long life will develop cataracts at some point   As more Americans live into their 70s and beyond, we all need to know a few cataract basics: risks and symptoms, tips that may...

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Don’t Suffer in Silence with Toe Pain

August 1, 2011 by Todd Edwards

Toe deformities should be treated early, paper shows, and improper footwear can be to blame   Rosemont, IL --- While deformities of the lesser toes (all toes other than the big toe) can be very painful, there are...

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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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Yoga Reduces Stress

UCLA study helps caregivers of people with dementia   Six months ago, researchers at...

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Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) Provide the…

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) should be used routinely to provide emergency contraception, according...

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix-based non-profit organization dedicated...

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Women in Medicine: How Female…

Despite the variety of challenges that women in medicine have faced, today’s female physicians continue to...

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