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Protein May Improve Liver Gegeneration

( - SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Researchers at UC Davis have illuminated an important distinction between mice and humans: how human livers heal.

Mar 31, 2015 - 3:01:03 PM

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50 Years of Head Start

( - New Haven, Conn.-When Edward Zigler - widely known as the "Father of Head Start" and founder of the Yale Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy - celebrates Head Start's 50thanniversary in Washington, D.C. on March 31, he will see many "Head Start Babies," among them one he entrusted with his own life.

Mar 27, 2015 - 10:02:33 AM

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Condé Nast Hits All-Time Audience High of 80.9 Million Digital Consumers in February

( - NEW YORK  - Condé Nast broke a company record in total digital audience for February 2015.

Mar 27, 2015 - 9:53:32 AM

Hoya Group Invests in SalutarisMD Wet AMD Therapy Technology

( - TOKYO, Japan (March 26, 2015) - HOYA Group announced today that it has closed financing in Salutaris Medical Devices (SalutarisMD®).

Mar 26, 2015 - 3:59:43 PM

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Did Brittany Maynard Really Know How She Would Die?

( - As a vocal advocate for palliative care and hospice, I hear occasionally from individuals who want me to know their hospice experience was not the sort of "gift" I describe my own family's experience as having been.

Mar 26, 2015 - 2:18:00 PM

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UA Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Zain Khalpey Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

( - Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD, FETCS, associate professor of surgery at the University of Arizona, surgical co-director of Heart Transplant and director of Mechanical Circulatory Support and Mitral Valve Program at Banner - University Medical Center Tucson, has been awarded a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar.

Mar 25, 2015 - 3:38:28 PM

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Disc Tear: What It Is and How It's Treated

( - West Orange, NJ, March 2015 - Tearing is usually not a good thing - and even more so when it's a disc in your spine.

Mar 19, 2015 - 10:12:06 AM

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Realistic Gun Controllers in Video Games Foster Aggressive Thoughts

( - A new study by a group of UConn researchers has found that when people use a realistic gun-like controller to play violent video games, they are more apt to develop aggressive thoughts.

Mar 17, 2015 - 11:38:46 AM

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St. Patrick's Day (March 17)

( - Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1991, and the President issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year

Mar 16, 2015 - 4:58:18 PM

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How to Navigate the New ACA Tax Filing Requirements Like a Pro

( - NEW YORK, NY, - Successfully navigating tax requirements this year can be confusing for more than 29% of the population.

Mar 16, 2015 - 3:47:45 PM

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Conquest of Polio

( - West Point, NY, -- The March of Dimes legacy from conquering polio to championing the health of babies is celebrated on a new 2015 commemorative coin, minted today in honor of the organization's more than 75 years of life-changing achievements.

Mar 13, 2015 - 3:23:04 PM

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Michael J. Mandl Named President and CEO of Emory Healthcare

( - ATLANTA - Emory University President James Wagner today announced the appointment of Michael J. Mandl to the position of president and CEO of Emory Healthcare.

Mar 11, 2015 - 7:16:13 PM

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Adult Giant Pandas at San Diego Zoo Have First Breeding Encounter of the Season

( - This morning, giant pandas Bai Yun and Gao Gao were given physical access to each other for their first breeding attempt since 2012.

Mar 10, 2015 - 7:13:10 PM

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How Blood Group O Protects Against Malaria

( - It has long been known that people with blood type O are protected from dying of severe malaria.

Mar 10, 2015 - 4:59:48 AM

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Federal Chemical Controls Have Shrunk U.S. Cocaine Supply According to UA-Led Research

( - TUCSON, Ariz. - Following a December 2006 federal restriction on a chemical critical to the production of cocaine, the United States experienced a 35 percent decrease in cocaine purity, a 32 percent decrease in cocaine seized and a 100 percent increase in cocaine price - all indicators of a major downward shift in cocaine supply.

Mar 9, 2015 - 9:39:06 PM

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VA Accelerates Deployment of Nationwide Opioid Therapy Tool

( - Washington - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is accelerating the deployment of a state-of-the-art tool to help protect Veteran patients using high doses of opioids or with medical risk factors that put them at an increased risk of complications from opioid medications.

Mar 9, 2015 - 1:24:11 PM

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Erasing Embarrassing Mistakes with the Help of Tattoo Removal

( - People choose to get tattoos for a variety of different reasons, and sometimes, there's no discerning reason at all.

Mar 5, 2015 - 2:54:16 PM

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Ebola-infected Nurse Contends Dallas Hospital Violated Her Privacy

( - It was a touching scene, meant to buck up a hospital - and a community - shaken when one of its own nurses was infected with the Ebola virus.


Mar 2, 2015 - 6:17:43 PM

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Healthcare in the 21st Century: Understanding the Benefits of Telehealth and Telemedicine

( - Heathcare in the 21st century is about to leapfrog our best expectations. Distributed healthcare is a hot topic these days, thanks to innovative companies like Medibid and Theranos.

Feb 26, 2015 - 9:47:18 AM

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Feeling Itchy? Bedbugs are Still Out There

( - MANHATTAN, Kan. - Judging from the surge and eventual disappearance of news stories about bedbugs a couple of years ago, the tiny creatures are no longer a problem. But someone forgot to tell the bugs.


Feb 17, 2015 - 3:52:26 PM

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5 Little Known Tax Deductions that Are Worth Taking

( - BALTIMORE, Maryland – (February 16, 2015) – When it comes to filing taxes, it’s important to look for deductions that can be taken beyond the most common ones.

Feb 16, 2015 - 1:37:43 PM

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Consumers Union Supports GE Food Right-to-Know Act

( - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, today announced its support for the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, a bill in Congress that would create a federal standard for the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.

Feb 12, 2015 - 1:03:32 PM

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Tattoo-like Sensor can Detect Glucose Levels Without a Painful Finger Prick

( - Scientists have developed the first ultra-thin, flexible device that sticks to skin like a rub-on tattoo and can detect a person's glucose levels.

Feb 11, 2015 - 10:15:14 AM

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Increasing Individualism in U.S. Linked with Rise of White-Collar Jobs

( - Rising individualism in the United States over the last 150 years is mainly associated with a societal shift toward more white-collar occupations, according to new research published in Psychological Science

Feb 5, 2015 - 4:57:29 PM

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Pharmacists Reveal Their Most Recommended Over-The-Counter Medications

( - WASHINGTON, DC - This week, Pharmacy Today released the findings of the new Pharmacy Today Over-the-Counter Product Survey, conducted by the American Pharmacists Association. The annual survey presents the OTC products most often recommended by pharmacists in the U.S.


Feb 5, 2015 - 10:30:46 AM

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American Medical Association to FDA: Do Not Stifle Innovation

( - CHICAGO - As a result of its longstanding commitment to medical innovation to enhance patient care, the American Medical Association (AMA) yesterday submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expressing concern...

Feb 3, 2015 - 3:07:16 PM

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Super Bowl XLIX: Feb. 1, 2015

( - Super Bowl XLIX will be played Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. This will be the second time the NFL's championship game will be held in Glendale and the third time in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Jan 29, 2015 - 12:28:38 PM

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Counting Every Veteran on the Way to Ending Homelessness

( - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald is taking a firsthand look at the issue of homelessness among Veterans by participating in this year's Point-in-Time (PIT) Count in Los Angeles, California. The PIT Count typically takes place in locations around the country during the month of January.

Jan 28, 2015 - 11:14:51 AM

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Happy Egg Co First Producer to Achieve Humane Certification

( - WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 27, 2015 - American Humane Association, the country's first national humane organization, today announced that the happy egg co. has become the first commercial egg producer in the United States to be granted humane certification from American Humane Association in the category "Layer Hens: Free-Range and Pasture-raised."

Jan 27, 2015 - 12:14:56 PM

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Study of Former NFL Players Reveals Specifics of Concussive Brain Damage

( - A team of Johns Hopkins specialists, using a battery of imaging and cognitive tests, has gathered evidence of accumulated brain damage that could be linked to specific memory deficits in former National Football League (NFL) players experienced decades after they stopped playing the game.

Jan 26, 2015 - 1:04:52 PM

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Researchers Identify Brain Circuit That Regulates Thirst

( - Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have identified a circuit in the brains of mice that regulates thirst. When a subset of cells in the circuit is switched on, mice immediately begin drinking water, even if they are fully hydrated. A second set of cells suppresses the urge to drink.

Jan 26, 2015 - 12:34:18 PM

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Johns Hopkins Pediatrician Catherine DeAngelis to Receive One of Field’s Highest Honors

( - Renowned Johns Hopkins Children's Center pediatrician and former JAMA editorCatherine D. DeAngelis, M.D., M.P.H., will receive the 2015 Howland Medal of the American Pediatric Society, one of the highest awards in pediatric medicine, bestowed annually for distinguished service in the field as a whole.

Jan 26, 2015 - 10:22:26 AM

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Suggestions From Two Big Losers

( - If you've long felt you have a slim chance of getting fit, the inspiring story and useful tips from one father and daughter pair may help in a big way.

Jan 25, 2015 - 12:12:39 AM

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Making Sense of Drug Side Effects

( - Boston, MA - All drugs have effects. Some we want, others we don't. The unwanted ones are known as side effects. The January 2015 Harvard Women's Health Watch describes ways to limit or manage side effects.

Jan 20, 2015 - 8:09:54 AM

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Iodine Deficiency in Pregnant Women Impairs Embryonic Brain Development

( - (Vienna, 20th January 2014) Pregnant women in Austria commonly suffer from an iodine deficiency.

Jan 20, 2015 - 8:01:37 AM

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Would You Trust A Doctor Who Got Kickbacks To Prescribe Your Drugs?

( - I'm thinking, "Maybe not."  Yet, this sort of unethical practice goes on all the time.  According to physician/activist Roy Poses, MD, there were at least four significant settlements of such cases during the last half of 2014 alone.

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:01:22 AM

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American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

( - WASHINGTON, D.C., January 15, 2014 - American Humane Association, the country's first national humane organization, today announced the official start of the 2015 American Humane Association Hero Dog AwardsTM campaign

Jan 16, 2015 - 12:02:47 PM

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Wrangling Over Pesticide Ingredients Comes to a Head in 2015

( - Consumer advocates are fighting a new rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency that aims to address concerns over "inert" ingredients, including fragrances and dyes, in pesticides for non-food use.

Jan 14, 2015 - 10:42:07 AM

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DNA 'glue' Could Someday be Used to Build Tissues, Organs

( - Windows allow brilliant natural light to stream into homes and buildings. Along with light comes heat that, in warm weather, we often counter with energy-consuming air conditioning.

Jan 14, 2015 - 10:28:37 AM

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Levels of 'Molly,' aka Ecstasy, Spike in Rivers Near Music Festival

( - The illicit drug called "Molly" or ecstasy is a serious concern for parents, law enforcement and now for environmentalists.

Jan 14, 2015 - 10:16:52 AM

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