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Obesity in Samoa: A global harbinger?

The South Pacific archipelago of Samoa and American Samoa harbors a global health mystery that may seem both remote and extreme but could foretell trends in obesity and related conditions across much of the ...

Feb 16, 2014
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NAS report: Make childbirth safer in Indonesia

Indonesia is a fast-rising economic power that has made significant progress toward key development goals including reducing child mortality. But for reasons outlined in a National Academy of Sciences report ...

Jan 30, 2014
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HIV medications dialogue differs by race, ethnicity

A lot of evidence shows that a patients' race or ethnicity is associated with differences in how health care providers communicate with them, the health care they receive, and their health outcomes. In HIV ...

Jan 27, 2014
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At arm's length: The plasticity of depth judgment

(Medical Xpress)—People have a distance at which they are best able to judge depth. That distance, it turns out, is dictated by how long people understand their arms to be. Researchers showed this in the ...

Jan 17, 2014
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Seniors in HCBS face higher hospital risk

(Medical Xpress)—Seniors want greater access to home- and community-based long-term care services. Medicaid policymakers have been happy to oblige with new programs to help people move out of expensive nursing homes and ...

Jan 08, 2014
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Parasitic DNA proliferates in aging tissues

The genomes of organisms from humans to corn are replete with "parasitic" strands of DNA that, when not suppressed, copy themselves and spread throughout the genome, potentially affecting health. Earlier ...

Dec 20, 2013
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Stents don't benefit renal artery stenosis patients

Dr. Lance Dworkin, professor of medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a physician at Lifespan and University Medicine, and Dr. Tim Murphy, professor of diagnostic imaging at the Alpert Medical ...

Nov 19, 2013
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Protein interplay in muscle tied to life span

Fruit flies are notoriously short-lived but scientists interested in the biology of aging in all animals have begun to understand why some fruit flies live longer than others. They have documented a direct ...

Nov 14, 2013
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