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Macular Degeneration - a Closer Look

September 23, 2011 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology

What is macular degeneration?   Macular degeneration is a deterioration or breakdown of the macula. The macula is a small area in the retina at the back of the eye that allows you to see fine details clearly...

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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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Obesity Promotes Tumor Growth Regardless…

October 15, 2012 by American Association for Cancer Research

Researchers may have discovered a new explanation as to why obese patients with cancer often have a poorer prognosis compared with those who are lean   The potential explanation is based on data reported in Cancer Research, a...

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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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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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Meditation Strengthens the Brain

March 13, 2012 by Mark Wheeler

Meditation strengthens the connections between brain cells   Earlier evidence out of UCLA suggested that meditating for years thickens the brain (in a good way) and strengthens the connections between brain cells. Now a further report by UCLA...

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How Key Genes Cooperate to…

Scientists from Berkeley Lab, the University of Bradford, and Boston University discover...

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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 Cosmetic…

What is the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery?   Founded in 1985, the mission...

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Dr. Charlotte W. Ross, Manitoba’s…

The life of Dr. Charlotte Ross, Manitoba's first woman doctor who lived...

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