Monthly Archives: December 2015

Seventeen organizations use HPN’s software suit of care coordination tools

Heritage Provider Network, the nation's leading physicians' organization, is pleased to announce that seventeen organizations are now using its internally developed software suit of care coordination tools known as "QHMO." The organizations utilizing t...

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One orgasm a day may reduce risk for prostate cancer

According to a new study, one orgasm a day could reduce a man's risk for prostate cancer. Researchers claim that while an orgasm provides pleasure during sex, it may also reduce the risk for prostate cancer. It also provides a number of health benefits...

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Presence of myopia significantly affects muscles used in focusing lens of the eye

The presence of myopia, or nearsightedness, significantly affects the muscles used in focusing the lens of the eye--a finding with important implications for the development of "accommodating" implanted intraocular lenses (IOLs) that can adjust to diff...

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Martyrs to Science? When Research Participants Die

In a short piece for the American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, Susan E. Lederer discusses what happens when research participants die in the course of medical research. Lederer opens by noting that in the 1950s, little outrage greeted the ...

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UAB’s Undiagnosed Diseases Program finds answers for mysterious health issues

Stephanie and Christopher Smith have been on a long, difficult and often frustrating journey to find answers for the mysterious health issues of their children. It started 24 years ago when their third child, Gage, was born. Gage, his younger brother A...

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Scientists pin down structure of neuronal protein clumps associated with ALS

To create treatments for a disease without any, scientists need to study and understand the driving forces behind the faulty biology. Today, researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine announced the first-ever evidence-based desc...

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New study identifies activity of brain proteins linked to memory impairments in Alzheimer’s disease

A new study conducted at the University of Haifa and published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience has identified activity of brain proteins associated with memory impairments in Alzheimer's disease, and has also found that "repairing" this activit...

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Marmosets appear to use auditory cues similar to humans to process pitch

The specialized human ability to perceive the sound quality known as 'pitch' can no longer be listed as unique to humans. Researchers at Johns Hopkins report new behavioral evidence that marmosets, ancient monkeys, appear to use auditory cues similar t...

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E-cigarettes damage cells in ways that could lead to cancer

Adding to growing evidence on the possible health risks of electronic cigarettes, a lab team at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System tested two products and found they damaged cells in ways that could lead to cancer. The damage occurred eve...

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