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Training Family Doctors To Better Support Domestic Violence Survivors

Women who are experiencing domestic violence feel better supported, more confident and less depressed when they are counselled by trained family doctors, according to new rese...
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Mothers' Pregnancy-Related Anxiety May Alter How Infants' Brains Respond To Sad Speech

A study has shown a potential link between pregnancy-related anxiety and how a baby's brains respond to sad speech. Researchers at Aalto University and the University of Turku...
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Infant Home Visiting Program Linked To Less Child Abuse

Family Connects, a program where nurses conduct home visits for newborns and their families, is linked to substantial reductions in child maltreatment investigations in childr...
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Understanding Breast Implant Safety

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that patients considering breast implants — whether for reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy or cosmetic surgery — ...
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One-Third Of Reproductive Age Women Have Health Conditions That May Complicate Pregnancy

One in three women of reproductive age have at least one chronic condition that could compromise their health or lead to adverse outcomes during pregnancy, according to Univer...
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Everyone Who Works In Health Care Needs To Know About Opioids; This Free New Online Course Can Help

Even if they never write a single prescription for an opioid painkiller, or care for someone who has overdosed on heroin or fentanyl, people who work in every area of American...
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Lean Hospitals? How Lessons From Manufacturing Can Improve Health Care

The philosophy of maximizing customer value while minimizing waste — has long been hailed as a panacea for low productivity and poor performance. Introduced decades ago throug...
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Pesticides And Children: Who Is Most At Risk?

Studies show that exposure to pesticides – specifically those containing chlorpyrifos, which attack an insect’s nervous system – can harm a child’s physical and mental develop...
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Young Mums More Likely To Have Kids With ADHD

Young mothers have a greater chance of having a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) according to new research from the University of South Australia. P...
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Consensus Report Shows Burnout Prevalent In Health Care Community

Clinician burnout is affecting between one-third and one-half of all of U.S. nurses and physicians, and 45 to 60% of medical students and residents, according to a National Ac...
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Medical Alarms May Be Inaudible To Hospital Staff

Thousands of alarms are generated each day in any given hospital, but there are many reasons why humans may fail to respond to medical alarms, including trouble hearing the al...
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Using Plasma Jets To Deliver Cancer Medication

Modern advances in oncology have significantly improved cancer survival rates. However, personalized treatment methods are necessary, since tumors may behave differently for...
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Study Suggests A New Way To Think About The Brain's Link To Postpartum Depression

Chronic stress during pregnancy triggers an immune response in the brain that has potential to alter brain functions in ways that could contribute to postpartum depression, ne...
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Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk Linked To Insufficient Placental Steroid

A study in experimental models suggests that allopregnanolone, one of many hormones produced by the placenta during pregnancy, is so essential to normal fetal brain developmen...
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HPV Immunization Program Cuts Pre-Cancer Rates By More Than Half

A school-based human papillomavirus (HPV) immunization program in British Columbia, Canada, is dramatically reducing rates of cervical pre-cancer in B.C. women, according to a...
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Combination Of Artificial Intelligence And Radiologists More Accurately Identified Breast Cancer

An artificial intelligence (AI) tool—trained on roughly a million screening mammography images—identified breast cancer with approximately 90 percent accuracy when combined wi...
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Medical Minute: Providers Help Women Cope With Pain Of Infant Loss

For women who suffer the devastation of an infant loss during pregnancy, emotions can run the gamut. They may feel guilty, angry or even relieved. No matter the feeling, expre...
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Scientists Build Genomic Research Platform To Help Treat Cervical Cancer

Yale Cancer Center scientists have built a powerful genomic research platform to study cervical cancer, a disease that often is untreatable if it progresses after surgery or p...
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Exercise Can Now Be Prescribed Like Medicine For People Wtih And Beyond Cancer

It’s well known that exercise is good for preventing and treating many forms of heart disease, but less commonly known are the benefits of physical activity for people living ...
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Better 3-D Imaging Of Tumors In The Breast With Less Radiation

The Science In breast cancer screening, an imaging technique based on nuclear medicine is currently being used as a successful secondary screening tool alongside mammography ...
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Babies Burdened By Environmental Estrogens In Mothers' Wombs

Xenoestrogens are absorbed through the environment, especially through food. As oestrogen-like substances, they can have a profound effect on the body's hormonal balance. Zear...
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'Wild Idea' Opens Possible New Frontier For Preventing Ovarian Cancer

A laboratory study published in Clinical Cancer Research offers a new hypothesis about how ovarian cancer forms and suggests how it might be prevented. The study is the first...
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3D Mammograms: Are They Worth It?

If it's October, it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when pink ribbons sprout up on everything from suit lapels to yogurt containers, reminding women to turn their attention t...
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Study: Aggressive Breast Cancers Store Large Amounts Of Energy, Which Enables It To Spread

Cancer cells – especially the more aggressive ones – seem to have an ability to change. It’s how they evade treatment and spread throughout the body. But how does a cancer ce...
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A Story Of Hope! Nurse Practitioner Overcomes Breast Cancer

October 20th, 2015 was the day my life changed forever. I was going through my nightly routine and had a slight itch on my back. I reached around to scratch my back and my arm...
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