Health

Egypt making slow progress on genital mutilation

Raslan Fadl, the first doctor in Egypt to be put on trial for committing female genital mutilation, is still practicing even through a 13-year-old girl died after he performed the procedure. And in this Nile ...

Nov 19, 2014
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Vitamin D levels examined for long-term health effects

A West Australian study has recorded the vitamin D levels of local children, along with the genes involved in its production, setting the foundation for future research into vitamin D effects on a person's ...

Nov 05, 2014
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Immigrants baffled by HealthCare.gov lapse

Immigrants are baffled by what looks like an obvious lapse on the government's health insurance website: There is no clear way to upload a copy of a green card.

Nov 19, 2014
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'Tis the season to indulge in walnuts

Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have found that diets rich in whole walnuts or walnut oil slowed prostate cancer growth in mice. In addition, both walnuts and walnut oil reduced cholesterol and increased insulin ...

Nov 13, 2014
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Russian doctors protest as reforms threaten jobs

Russian doctors have taken to the streets in a rare protest as thousands are set to lose their jobs and dozens of hospitals are due to shut in Moscow in controversial moves to modernise the creaking health system.

Nov 18, 2014
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Linguistic and cultural factors influence GPs exams

Research at King's College London, with the Universities of Nottingham and Cardiff, has identified features of both candidate performance and of structured clinical skills examination design in general that ...

Nov 18, 2014
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Personality predicts our driving behaviour

Personality traits can be used to predict a lot about a person. They can tell about their probable career success, if they're likely to get divorced, their risk at dying early from disease – and now, how ...

Nov 13, 2014
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