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More Than Two-Thirds Of Americans Support Mandated Coverage Of Birth Control In Health Plans

Nearly 7 in 10 Americans support mandated coverage of birth control medications, according to a new national survey by researchers at the University of Michigan Health System. Women, blacks, Hispanics, parents with children under the age of 18 at home, and adults with private or public insurance were significantly more likely than other adults to [...]

Combination Of Alcohol And Tobacco Increases Risk Of Esophageal Cancer

The rate of developing esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) nearly doubles in those who both smoke and drink compared to those who only smoke or drink, according to new research published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Although multiple studies have identified risk factors for the development of ESCC, notably, exposure to alcohol and tobacco, [...]

Vivere-Audubon Honors National Infertility Awareness Week

Audubon Fertility & Reproductive Medicine is proud to recognize the 25th Annual National Infertility Awareness Week April 20 – 26

Fertility Center Joins National Movement to Recognize Men, Women Struggling with Disease Infertility is a disease affecting more than 7 million people across the U.S., according to the National Survey of Family Growth. That number represents 12% of women of childbearing age or one in eight couples. Audubon Fertility & Reproductive Medicine is proud to [...]

Intelligent Prosthetic Liners Could Ease Pain For Lower Limb Amputees

“We’re hoping that the development of the intelligent liner will be the first step leading to the ‘holy grail’ in prosthetics – a fully automatic, self-adjusting smart socket interface for amputees" said Dr Liudi Jiang
Source: University of Southampton

A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement lower limbs. Researchers are developing a prototype of the world’s first prosthetic ‘intelligent’ liner with integrated pressure sensors, which could be available to NHS patients in as little as three years. The [...]

ADHD: Scientists Discover Brain’s Anti-Distraction System

Psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors' perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders.
Credit: © Feng Yu / Fotolia

Two Simon Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors’ perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders. This discovery opens up the possibility that environmental and/or genetic factors may hinder or suppress a specific brain activity that the researchers have identified as helping us prevent distraction. The Journal of Neuroscience has just [...]