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The Human Touch: Nurse, Midwife and Doul…

February 28, 2013 by Kathryn Norcutt

Continuous support during labor has clinically meaningful benefits for women and infants and no known harm   The Cochrane Collaboration conducted the study “Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth” in 2011 and concluded that: “Continuous support during labor has...

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Scientists Discover How the Brain Ages

September 12, 2012 by Newcastle University

Researchers at Newcastle University have revealed the mechanism by which neurons, the nerve cells in the brain and other parts of the body, age.   The research, published today in Aging Cell, opens up new avenues of understanding...

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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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Nanoparticles Detect Biochemistry of Inf…

September 24, 2012 by Debra Kain

A non-invasive way of detecting measurable, low levels of hydrogen peroxide and other ROS to provide a viable way to detect inflammation   Inflammation is the hallmark of many human diseases, from infection to neurodegeneration. The chemical balance...

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Ann Preston - Pioneer Woman Doctor

December 24, 2011 by Margaret Hope Bacon

One of the most notable achievements of the Religious Society of Friends in the 19th century was the role it played in the entrance of women into medicine   Among those pioneer Quaker women doctors, none was more...

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Hearing Impaired Ears Hear Differently i…

September 28, 2012 by Amy Patterson Neubert,

The world continues to be a noisy place, and Purdue University researchers have found that all that background chatter causes the ears of those with hearing impairments to work differently   "When immersed in the noise, the neurons...

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Gene that controls chronic pain…

Research lays groundwork for the development of new, targeted pain medications   A gene...

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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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