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Understanding Alcohol and Drug Addiction…

August 24, 2012 by Paige Taylor

Recent years show a significant increase in drug and alcohol addiction in women When you think of addiction, images of haggard men struggling to cope with drugs and alcohol may come to mind. However, recent years show...

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Social Media as an Effective Tool for Pr…

February 5, 2013 by University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Facebook and other social networking technologies could serve as effective tools for preventing HIV infection among at-risk groups, new UCLA research suggests   In a study published in the February issue of the peer-reviewed journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases...

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Biochemists Solve a Birth-Defect Mystery

September 28, 2012 by Dr Dali Edwards

The cellular cause of birth defects like cleft palates, missing teeth and problems with fingers and toes has been a tricky puzzle for scientists.   Now Professor Emily Bates and her biochemistry students at Brigham Young University have...

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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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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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Intra-aortic Balloon Pumps Do Not Reduce…

August 30, 2011 by Doctor Patel, Manesh (Durham, USA)

Hot Line III - Acute Coronary Syndromes Topics: Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)   Intra-aortic balloon pump counterpulsation prior to PCI in patients with ST segment elevation MI does not reduce infarct size as measured by MRI, according to...

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Eye Protection is Essential for…

American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends sport-specific eyewear to prevent devastating injuries   For Stephen Sacks...

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Jump, Flip, Twist and Enjoy…

AAOS offers gymnastics safety tips   Gymnastics is a rigorous sport requiring long hours...

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The American Academy of Pain…

AAPM: The Physician’s Voice in Pain Medicine   The American Academy of Pain Medicine...

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Dr. Emily Blackwell co-founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children...

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