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Format: 2014-10-30
Format: 2014-10-30

Symposium focuses on consideration of obesity as a disease state

29 Oct 2014
BOSTON — In this video, Caroline M. Apovian, MD, professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Research Center at Boston Medical...

Ebola May be Slowing in Liberia, W.H.O. Says

29 Oct 2014
The World Health Organization’s assistant director general said there had been a decline in burials in the West African nation and no increases in confirmed cases.

'No clear winner' between RYGB, gastric banding

29 Oct 2014
Patients who underwent laparoscopic bariatric surgery lost more weight with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass than adjustable gastric banding but had a higher risk for short-term complications and long-term...

Varadkar announces €13.5 million for health research

29 Oct 2014
Health Minister Leo Varadkar today announced €13.5 million for research into cancer, antibiotics and other vital treatments....

The Latest: Ebola in the United States

29 Oct 2014
In late September, Thomas Duncan became the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. Two hospital workers who treated him also became infected, setting off a nationwide effort to contain...

The Religious Lives of Finnish Mind Readers

29 Oct 2014
In the vast body of scientific writing on religion, there's a subset of research that focuses on connections between spiritual belief and the brain—as an academic might put it, the "cognitive biases...

In Liberia, a Good or Very Bad Sign: Empty Hospital Beds

29 Oct 2014
Liberia has far fewer people being treated for Ebola than anticipated, but health officials are hesitant to declare victory.

The Enduring Scariness of the Mad Scientist

29 Oct 2014
As Mary Shelley described it, the inspiration for Frankenstein came to her all at once in a nighttime apparition: “I saw—with shut eyes, but acute mental vision—I saw the pale student of unhallowed...

Health Minister praises community pharmacists

29 Oct 2014
Health Minister, Jim Wells, has visited local pharmacies, where he praised the work of pharmacists and their role in the transformation of the Health Service.

Milk may be linked to bone fractures and early death

29 Oct 2014
"Drinking more than three glasses of milk a day may not protect bones against breaking – and may even lead to higher rates of death," the Mail Online reports. Do not be alarmed – your milkman is no...

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