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Scientists Find Stem Cells That Tell Hai…

September 28, 2012 by Bill Hathaway

Yale researchers have discovered the source of signals that trigger hair growth, an insight that may lead to new treatments for baldness   The researchers identified stem cells within the skin's fatty layer and showed that molecular signals...

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More gene links to breast cancer risk

October 19, 2012 by Vanderbilt University

The well-known BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations linked to breast cancer are rare and have a strong effect on cancer risk   But since these mutations only contribute to a small percentage of breast cancers, much of the genetic...

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5 Ways to Keep Arthritis From Slowing Yo…

September 29, 2012 by Harvard Medical School

Arthritis is a painful problem that can interfere with your ability to do the things you enjoy   But you can take steps to protect your joints, reduce discomfort, and improve mobility. Physical or occupational therapists can be very...

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Dr. Maude Abbott - a Leader in Pathology…

December 25, 2011 by Matthew Farfan

Dr. Maude Abbott (1869-1940), Pioneer Woman Doctor   Born Maude Babin in St. Andrews East in 1869, Maude Abbott was orphaned as a young child by the death of her mother. The first cousin (once removed) of that...

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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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Keeping an Eye on Age-Related Macular De…

September 23, 2011 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Early detection, careful monitoring, and prompt treatment are crucial to saving sight   SAN FRANCISCO— Marilyn Gozdon can tell you from personal experience why it’s crucial to know your risks for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Marilyn lost most of...

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Coconut Oil Could Combat Tooth…

Digested coconut oil is able to attack the bacteria that cause tooth...

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How to Avoid Single-Bicycle Crashes

The resulting paper, 'What do cyclists need to see to avoid single-bicycle...

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The American Academy of Dermatology

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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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