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July 25, 2014

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2:02 AM | Native American Women: Child Abuse, Prostitution, Trauma, Medical Problems
By David H. Nguyen, Ph.D.An article from 2011 highlighting the plight of Native American women in Minnesota who were prostitutes reveals the ugly side of prostitution. The abuse these women endure leaves with them PTSD, brain damage, and drug addictions (1). Cancer InCytesfocuses on the healthcare needs of disadvantaged populations in order to raise awareness, spread information, and learn about the links between childhood trauma and cancer. Arthur Michalek, Ph.D., an expert on cancer […]

July 24, 2014

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11:15 PM | Connelly Partners acquires Mc|K Healthcare
Advertising firm adds healthcare specialist to roster
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11:03 PM | Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye
Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the […]
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11:01 PM | Managing pharma's uncertainty
Futures we can’t predict need a strategy we can’t plan
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10:03 PM | How honey bees stay cool
Honey bees, especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature […]
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9:02 PM | Stronger early reading skills predict higher intelligence later
A new study of identical twins has found that early […]
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8:16 PM | The Workout: Practicing His Own Medicine
Dr. Metzl's favorite medicine is exercise. It is one he takes often and prescribes to all of his patients.
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7:01 PM | Newly discovered gut virus lives in half the world’s population
Biologists at SDSU have found a previously unknown virus that […]
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6:00 PM | Using media as a stress reducer can lead to feelings of guilt and failure
It seems common practice. After a long day at work, […]
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4:58 PM | Wives with more education than their husbands no longer at increased risk of divorce
For decades, couples in which a wife had more education […]
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4:42 PM | Seeing the Child, Not the Disability
"People in health care, they don’t stare at my son like he’s some kind of freak, you know? They see him for who he is," a patient's mother said at a recent appointment.
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4:15 PM | Why Mendel tells you not to drink alcohol when you are conceiving an Einstein
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is generally considered as not a very good idea. For one, it can cause fetal alcohol syndrome if you are serious about your drinking (reference). It has been associated with smaller babies. And smaller babies is not good (for the babies themselves, presumably for their mothers it is a benefit during […]
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3:45 PM | Living With Cancer: A Tour of Hospice
I welcomed the idea of touring a new hospice facility to confront my fears of pain while dying, writes Susan Gubar in her continuing "Living With Cancer" series.
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1:57 PM | Astronomers come up dry in search for water on exoplanets
Astronomers surprised by low H20 abundances in hot Jupiter atmospheres […]
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1:55 PM | Schizophrenia’s genetic skyline rising
Suspect common variants soar from 30 to 108 — NIH-funded […]
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1:54 PM | NASA Voyager Statement About Solar Wind Models
A paper recently published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters […]
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1:53 PM | Researchers create the first model of the DNA ‘replication fork’
Human cells make new copies of their DNA billions of […]
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1:52 PM | Crows smarter Than a First-Grader?
UCSB researcher shows that New Caledonian crows can perform as […]
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1:50 PM | Forward osmosis desalination not energy efficient
The two-step process is better suited for other applications In […]
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1:48 PM | Combination Antiretroviral Therapy Helps Treat Hepatitis C in HIV Patients
Treatment of HIV patients co-infected with the hepatitis C virus […]
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1:47 PM | New theory turns cancer on its head
A new theory of how cancer works could lead to […]
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1:45 PM | How stress hormones promote brain’s building of negative memories
When a person experiences a devastating loss or tragic event, […]
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1:44 PM | New combo material may boost computer memory
The discovery of a new material combination that could lead […]
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1:33 PM | Medical Missions: Now and Then
Having been an editor of Penn Medicine publications for, um, several years, I’ve been privileged to learn about some of the many medical missions abroad that the institution’s physicians, nurses, and alumni have taken part in. Occasionally, our magazines have covered such initiatives. In the most recent issue of Penn...
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11:00 AM | The Hollywood Medical Reporter – To Care or Not to Care?
The Hollywood Medical Reporter’s purpose is to examine the influence that film and television has had, and continues to have, on the medical conscious of society. It will do so using a perspective of medical proficiency and media expertise. The first question you may ask is: why? In my introductory post, I touched on the […]
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10:11 AM | Turkey aims to become ‘global player’ in biopharma
Government pledges to boost country’s support for medicines access and R&D
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10:03 AM | FDA approves Gilead drug in three blood cancers
Zydelig recommended for use in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and two forms of lymphoma
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9:16 AM | BMJ accuses Boehringer of withholding Pradaxa data
Claims current FDA recommendation for anticoagulant may be flawed
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6:30 AM | Imaging genomics: can we link genes to brain structure and function?
Linking brain scans with genetic information offers a powerful way to further our understanding of how the brain works, but to do this properly many researchers from around the world need to collaborate. Fortunately, the ENIGMA Consortium are leading the way in this emerging field of imaging genomics. The post Imaging genomics: can we link genes to brain structure and function? appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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6:13 AM | The New York Stem Cell Foundation Partners With Beyond Batten Disease Foundation to Fight Juvenile Batten Disease
The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) and Beyond Batten Disease Foundation (BBDF) have partnered to develop stem cell resources to investigate and explore new treatments and ultimately find a cure for juvenile Batten disease, a fatal illness affecting children.NYSCF scientists will create induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell lines from skin samples of young people affected by juvenile Batten disease as well as unaffected family members. IPS cell lines are produced by artificially […]
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