By Population Council
In November 2013 at the International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Population Council convened the third meeting of international experts to discuss ways to expand contraceptive choice and accelerate progress toward the Mill
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By American Heart Association
Heart disease is linked with decreased brain function in older postmenopausal women. Women who have high blood pressure or diabetes may also be at higher risk for decreasing brain function over time.
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By Taylor & Francis
Rapid Automized Naming (RAN) tests were conducted on 43 average children and 25 with developmental dyslexia. The task involved naming colors, digits, pictures words and word lists displayed multiple times and in discrete form. Participants’ resp
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By Endocrine Society
A tomato-rich diet may help protect at-risk postmenopausal women from breast cancer, according to new research.
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By The JAMA Network Journals
A new guideline for the management of high blood pressure, developed by an expert panel and containing nine recommendations and a treatment algorithm (flow chart) to help doctors treat patients with hypertension, has been published.
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By The JAMA Network Journals
For persons with type 2 diabetes and chronic periodontitis, nonsurgical periodontal treatment did not result in improved glycemic control, according to a study.
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By American Chemical Society
In the quest to shrink motors so they can maneuver in tiny spaces like inside and between human cells, scientists have taken inspiration from millions of years of plant evolution and incorporated, for the first time, corkscrew structures from plants into
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By University of California - Berkeley
Population geneticists have produced the first high-quality genome of a Neanderthal, allowing comparison with the genomes of modern humans and Denisovans. The analysis shows a long history of interbreeding among these early humans and a fourth, previously
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By Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE)
A novel technique could resolve a snag in stem cell research for application in regenerative medicine—a strategy for reprograming cells in vivo to act like stem cells that forgoes the risk of causing tumors.
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By Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care
The manufacturer's second dossier on the drug Vemurafenib contained additional and more recent data, but did not provide any new findings. Hence the result "indication of considerable added benefit" remains unchanged.
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By University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
A researcher is using the first ever high-altitude sampling device designed to collect microorganisms from the upper atmosphere, to examine the massive dust clouds that roll into Florida from Africa each year. He's looking to see if the latest plant, anim
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By Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)
With the Neanderthal genome now published, for the first time, scientists have a rich new resource of comparative evolution. For example, recently, scientists have shown that humans and Neanderthals once interbred, with the accumulation of elements of Nea
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By BMJ-British Medical Journal
Doctors see many couples who lead unnecessarily stressful lives by wanting to be right rather than happy.
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By University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences
A research team has found no evidence of an association between iron levels in the body and the risk of atherosclerosis, the hardening and narrowing of the arteries that leads to cardiovascular disease, the number one killer in the U.S. The discovery cont
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By University of Illinois at Chicago
The nutritional value of food and drinks advertised on children’s television programs is worse than food shown in ads during general air time, according to new study.
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By National University of Singapore
A recent study opens a possible new route for treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a devastating disease that is the most common genetic cause of infant death and also affects young adults. As there is currently no known cure for SMA, the new disco
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By Johns Hopkins Medicine
In a study of national data on colon surgery, researchers found that while patients who undergo either minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery or the high-tech robotic approach have similar outcomes, robotic surgery is significantly more expensive.
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By Association for Psychological Science
While residents of wealthy nations tend to have greater life satisfaction, new research shows that those living in poorer nations report having greater meaning in life. The findings suggest that meaning in life may be higher in poorer nations as a result
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By American Gastroenterological Association
The anti-TNF-± biologic agents, such as infliximab or adalimumab, are recommended to induce remission in patients with moderately severe Crohn's disease , according to a new guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association.
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By Children's Hospital of Orange County
Researchers have identified a new technique that will significantly decrease pain for children following high-risk urology surgeries.
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