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  • Ted Kennedy Diagnosed with a Glioma (Malignant BrainTumor)

    I was only twelve at the time, but I’ve always remembered Senator Ted Kennedy’s concession speech from the 1980 Democratic Convention in NYC. He had entered the hall trailing incumbent Jimmy Carter’s number of pledged delegate votes by a whopping ...

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  • Big Leap Forward in Understanding Genetics Underlying Prevalent Diseases

    The Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium (WTCCC), a collaboration of 24 leading human geneticists analyzing thousands of DNA samples from patients suffering prevalent human diseases, have announced breakthrough research findings. Hailed as a "....

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  • Watch HBO Tuesday - Baghdad Hospital: Inside the Red Zone

    Fulbright scholar Dr. Omer Salih Mahdi filmed inside the ER where he works at Al-Yarmouk hospital in Baghdad, revealing the terrible wounds suffered by Iraqi civilians in the ongoing fighting. As an ER nurse, I got emotional watching as the staff...

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  • Obesity Called a "Pandemic"

    At the opening of the International Congress on Obesity on Sunday, obesity was called a "pandemic", with the chairman, Paul Zimmet, calling it "as big a threat as global warming and bird flu". He went on to cite the statistic that, "there are now...

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  • Want to Lose Weight? Eat a Big Breakfast

    We keep hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz, a clinical professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and an endocrinologist at the Hospital de Clinicas Caracas in Venezuela reported to the Endocri...

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  • Violence Against Pregnant Women - How Do We Protect the Vulnerable?

    Another pregnant soldier is dead. The story of Spc. Megan Lynn Touma grabs the headlines, but what most of us fail to realize is that murder is the leading cause of death in pregnant women. We think that only women who are already victims of dome...

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  • Laughter Really Is the Best Medicine

    Want to decrease anxiety and stress in your life? Plan positive experiences where you know you are going to laugh. Researchers studying the interaction between the brain, behavior and the immune system have found that just looking forward to a go...

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  • Darwin's Nightmare: Can Medicine 2.0 Save the World?

    While thefounder, mentor and inspiration of thisMedicine 2.0 Blog Carnival was wilting in 42 degree C record breaking heat (107 F to the Yanks among us), I was sitting in my breezy San Francisco Bay side apartment, riveted by Darwin's Nightmare,...

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  • March is National Colorectal Awareness Month

    The Prevent Cancer Foundation reminds everyone over age 50 to get screened for colorectal cancer this month. People who are obese, sedentary, over age 50 with a history of inflammatory bowel disease are at greatest risk. Use of tobacco also raise...

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  • Global Healthbeat: Somalia, Country of War

    We received an email from a reader in Somalia: "Can you help me. Somalia is a country of war."War is the ultimate public health crisis, and Somalia, that beautiful strip on the coast of East Africa, home to ancient mariners, frankincense and myrrh...

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