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Celebrating 150 Years of Women in Medici…

September 26, 2011 by Eric v.d. Luft, Ph.D., M.L.S.

Nineteen ninety-nine marks the 150th anniversary of the entrance of women into the modern regular medical profession   On January 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell (February 3, 1821 – May 31, 1910) received her M.D. from Geneva Medical College...

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New White Blood Cell Discovery Reveals …

September 25, 2012 by Newcastle University

Researchers in Newcastle and Singapore have identified a new type of white blood cell which activates a killing immune response to an external source   The discovery provides a new potential target for vaccines for conditions such as...

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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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New Translational Research Reveals a Use…

March 24, 2011 by American Academy of Pain Medicine

National Harbor, MD — Results from a new study offers insight into the brain’s circuitry involved in stress-induced hyperalgesia (SIH), which may help lead to a better understanding of the development and maintenance of chronic pain...

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Dr. Emily Howard Stowe - a Pioneering Ca…

December 24, 2011 by Library and Archives Canada

Dr. Emily Howard Stowe was a pioneering Canadian physician and suffragette   She was not only the first Canadian woman to practise medicine in Canada, but she was also a lifelong champion of women's rights. Her tireless campaign...

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Safety Tips to Avoid Yoga-related Injury

October 1, 2012 by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Moderation is key to avoiding yoga-related injury when bending and stretching   Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual discipline, originating in ancient India, that involves a series of stretching, posing and breathing exercises. When done correctly and...

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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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How to Avoid Single-Bicycle Crashes

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

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Spice up Your Summer Barbecue…

Especially for People with Smell and Taste Disorders   ST. PAUL, Minn. – The...

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Helen Flanders Dunbar - Pioneer…

Helen Flanders Dunbar - "the mother of holistic medicine" (Stevens & Gardner...

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