Archive: 09/06/2011

Brain waves control the impact of noise on sleep

During sleep, our perception of the environment decreases. However the extent to which the human brain responds to surrounding noises during sleep remains unclear. In a study published this week in Proceedings of ...

Sep 06, 2011
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Screening for HPV persistence and cervical cancer risk

Women over the age of thirty who test positive for HPV (Human Papillomavirus) should be re-tested two years later as part of cervical cancer screening, according to a study published online TK in the Journal of the National Ca ...

Sep 06, 2011
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Protecting adolescent girls from unwanted unprotected sex

Partner abuse leads to HIV infection, and black women are most at risk. A new study at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has found that 46 percent of African-American adolescent girls report that their partner ...

Sep 06, 2011
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Medical homes linked to better health, school performance

Undocumented children who have access to health insurance are healthier and more engaged in school than those without insurance, according to researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California ...

Sep 06, 2011
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BRCA1 gene mutation associated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Nearly half of breast cancer patients carrying the BRCA1 gene mutation experience a complete pathological response (pCR) – the disappearance of all evidence of disease from the breast tissue and lymph nodes – regardless ...

Sep 06, 2011
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