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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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Gene that controls chronic pain identifi…

September 25, 2011 by University of Cambridge

Research lays groundwork for the development of new, targeted pain medications   A gene responsible for regulating chronic pain, called HCN2, has been identified by scientists at the University of Cambridge. The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)...

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A Guide to Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment

April 10, 2015 by Steve

Many of us feel that since we look fit we can handle minor disorders in our body   However that might not be the case; you might be overlooking some ailments just because you are unfamiliar with them...

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Treating Hepatitis C Infection in Prison…

September 28, 2012 by Wiley

Incarcerated patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are just as likely to respond to treatment for the disease as patients in the community,   according to findings published in the October issue of Hepatology, a peer-reviewed...

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Babies Born After Three or More Abortion…

September 29, 2012 by European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)

Health professionals should be informed about the potential risks of repeat abortions   One of the largest studies to look at the effect of induced abortions on a subsequent first birth has found that women who have had...

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Helen B Taussig - a Founder of Pediatric…

December 25, 2011 by Todd Edwards

Helen Brooke Taussig is known as the founder of pediatric cardiology for her innovative work on "blue baby" syndrome   In 1944, Taussig, surgeon Alfred Blalock, and surgical technician Vivien Thomas developed an operation to correct the congenital...

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What orthopaedic surgeons want you to know   Home chores never seem to get...

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Meditation Reduces Loneliness

Meditation significantly reduced expression of inflammatory genes   Many elderly people spend their last...

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The American Academy of Family…

Facts About The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)   The American Academy of...

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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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