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Pre-term babies to learn night from day

Researchers at The University of Western Australia aim to improve health outcomes for pre-term babies by restoring the infants' natural sleep-wake cycle. The cycle, commonly known as the circadian rhythm, is vital to healthy ...

Oct 17, 2016
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New approach may be key to improving US population health

The United States spends more on health care than any other country in the world, yet the life expectancy of its citizens is significantly shorter when compared to other high-income countries. Now, researchers at the University ...

Oct 11, 2016
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Lack of resources affects mammogram rates

Almost 70 percent of women in the U.S. over the age of 40 get mammograms at least every other year, but minority and foreign-born women report lower rates even though they are at an increased risk for developing advanced ...

Oct 11, 2016
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Health care

Health care, or healthcare, refers to the treatment and management of illness, and the preservation of health through services offered by the medical, dental, pharmaceutical, clinical laboratory sciences (in vitro diagnostics), nursing, and allied health professions. Health care embraces all the goods and services designed to promote health, including “preventive, curative and palliative interventions, whether directed to individuals or to populations”.

Before the term health care became popular, English-speakers referred to medicine or to the health sector and spoke of the treatment and prevention of illness and disease.

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