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The beautiful game and the beautiful mind

The World Cup stimulates not only passion and nationalism, but reminiscence. The heroic 2-3 effort of the Socceroos against the Netherlands was the centre of many conversations this week, but will also be ...

Jun 23, 2014
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Depressed patients perceive worse hand functioning

(HealthDay)—Patients with depression or catastrophization perceive worse hand function before and after treatment for atraumatic hand/wrist conditions, according to a study published in the May 21 issue ...

Jun 18, 2014
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Guidelines issued for stroke prevention in women

(HealthDay)—New guidelines have been released that highlight unique stroke risk factors for women and address prevention strategies, according to a synopsis article published in the June 17 issue of the ...

Jun 17, 2014
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