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How we touch (4/7/2014)

New Research sheds light on how we experience the flutters and pressures of touch. The research could help to spell relief from the unending pain of tactile allodynia. It could also help to restore fading senses of touch for diabetes sufferers, cancer patients undergoing chemo—and for everybody else as they age. Read Here.

(3-28-2014)
Did you gain weight during the Fat free trend? - You may want to read:
"Why We Got Fatter During The Fat-Free Food Boom"

Alzheimer's or Breast Cancer? (3-19-2014)
An Alzheimer.org report shows that women age 60 and older have a 1 in 6 chance of getting Alzheimer's disease in their lifetime, and are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's compared with breast cancer, read the whole story here: Are there any flaws in this report?
http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/19/health/women-alzheimers/


Improbable Research (3-10-2014)

Improbable research is research that makes people laugh and then think.
Improbable Research is the name of an organization that collects (and sometimes conduct) improbable research. They publish a magazine called the Annals of Improbable Research, and administer the Ig Nobel Prizes. See more at: http://www.improbable.com/about/

For example, the medicine Ig Nobel Prize:
Masateru Uchiyama [JAPAN] et al., for assessing the effect of listening to opera, on heart transplant patients who are mice. - See more at:
http://www.improbable.com/ig/winners/

Confronting bias against obese patients (3-10-2014)
Medical educators are starting to raise awareness about how weight-related stigma can impair patient-physician communication and the treatment of obesity.

Read the full article, here:

http://www.amednews.com/article/20130902/profession/130909988/4/

CVS to halt tobacco sales (2-24-2014)

Although the sale of tobacco products in CVS pharmacies produces more than $1.5 billion in revenues annually, the financial gain is outweighed by the paradox inherent in promoting health while contributing to tobacco-related deaths. As a result, CVS has decided to cease tobacco sales in a phased approach over the next year.

Read the full Article here.

Study Casts Doubts on Value of Mammograms (2-24-2014)

One of the largest and most meticulous studies of mammography ever done, involving 90,000 women and lasting a quarter-century, has added powerful new doubts about the value of the screening test for women of any age.

Read full article, here:

www.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/health/study-adds-new-doubts-about-value-of-mammograms.html

 

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