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Offspring of childhood cancer survivors …

December 16, 2011 by Dagny Stuart

A large, retrospective study of the children of childhood cancer survivors who were treated with radiation therapy and/or some forms of chemotherapy found that the offspring do not have an increased risk for birth defects compared...

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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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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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Autistic Adults Have Unreliable Neural R…

September 19, 2012 by New York University

Autistic adults have unreliable neural sensory responses to visual, auditory, and touch stimuli   This poor response reliability, the study’s authors conclude, appears to be a fundamental neural characteristic of autism. “We are not suggesting that unreliable sensory —...

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Delivery of therapeutics: Small Packages…

July 14, 2013 by University of Melbourne

New strategy to coat microscopic materials   University of Melbourne researchers have developed an efficient system to coat tiny objects, such as bacterial cells, with thin films that assemble themselves which could have important implications for drug delivery...

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Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) Provide the …

May 9, 2012 by European Society of Human Reproduction

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) should be used routinely to provide emergency contraception, according to the authors of the first systematic review of all available data from the past 35 years.   They found that IUDs had a failure rate...

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Biochemists Solve a Birth-Defect Mystery

The cellular cause of birth defects like cleft palates, missing teeth and...

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Understanding Alcohol and Drug Addiction…

Recent years show a significant increase in drug and alcohol addiction in...

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European Society of Human Reproduction…

History of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology   The idea to create the...

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Dr. Emily Blackwell

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

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