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Baby born after ovary transplant

10 years ago from UPI

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A baby girl was born in London to a 38-year-old woman who received an ovary from her identical twin sister, a doctor said...

Simple brain mechanisms explain arbitrary human visual decisions

10 years ago from Science Blog

Mark Twain, a skeptic of the idea of free will, argues in his essay "What Is Man?" that humans do not command their minds or the opinions they form. "You...

Playing A Game Shows How Personalities Evolved

10 years ago from Science Daily

Why do some of us always do the right thing while others only seem to be out for themselves? New research offers a new explanation as to why such a...

Cases: Always a Doctor, Even in the Dying of the Light

10 years ago from NY Times Health

My father took pride in keeping up with the latest in medicine, and the functions of his body were fascinating to him in a detached, scientific way.

Cases: A Planet of Pain, Where No Words Are Quite Right

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Until you belong to the imaginary club of Mothers Without Children, it is a secret planet of pain, all but invisible to the outside world.

Women Buying Health Policies Pay a Penalty

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Women pay much more than men for individual insurance policies providing identical coverage, according to new data from insurance companies and online brokers.

In Palin, Families of Disabled Children See a Potential White House Friend

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Supporters drawn by Gov. Sarah Palin’s advocacy for children with special needs see her as someone who understands their struggles.

Court Blocks White House Push on Medicare Expenses

10 years ago from NY Times Health

A federal court has blocked the Bush administration’s effort to save money on Medicare by paying for only the least expensive treatments for particular conditions.

Philip Reed, Councilman Who Fought for Health Issues, Dies at 59

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Mr. Reed, a former elevator salesman, became a champion of housing and health issues as an openly H.I.V.-positive member of the New York City Council.

Ronald Davis, Health Crusader, Dies at 52

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Dr. Davis was a former president of the American Medical Association who campaigned against tobacco, alcohol, obesity, illicit drugs and unhealthy lifestyles in his career as a public health official.

H.I.V. Scare Unnerves a St. Louis High School

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Life has been far from normal for students at Normandy High School since they learned that as many as 50 classmates may have been exposed to H.I.V.

Once Just an Aging Sign, Falls Merit Complex Care

10 years ago from NY Times Health

For some, a fall sets off a downward spiral of physical and emotional problems that becomes too much to withstand.

Obama Weighs Quick Undoing of Bush Policy

10 years ago from NY Times Health

The president-elect is poised to reverse some actions that President Bush took using executive authority.

The power of speech

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Daniel Everett looks and talks very much like the middle-aged American academic he is - until he drops a strange word into the conversation. An exceptionally melodic noise tumbles from...

Study finds rise in rate of diagnostic imaging in managed care

10 years ago from

Use of radiology imaging tests has soared in the past decade with a significant increase in newer technologies, according to a new study that is the first to track imaging...

Schools' resources important for helping children of immigrant families succeed

10 years ago from

Children of immigrants who enter school with low math and reading skills have a better chance of catching up with their peers if they attend a school with high-performing students,...

With GPS, They Know Where You Are

10 years ago from Science Daily

How can we keep our personal location private in a society where GPS-enabled devices and internet-connected computing is ubiquitous? That is the question posed by a computing and legal specialist...

Neuroimaging of Brain Shows Who Spoke To A Person And What Was Said

10 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have developed a method to look into the brain of a person and read out who has spoken to him or her and what was said. With the help...

Iron could save China's children

10 years ago from Science Alert

Chinese mothers could save their child's life by taking iron supplements while pregnant, and international collaboration has discovered.

Smokers support driving ban

10 years ago from Science Alert

New research has found 96 per cent of New Zealand smokers support a ban on lighting up while driving in cars carrying pre-school children.

Opinion: Policy changes necessary for a vibrant higher education system

10 years ago from Science Alert

If the Government wants more innovative universities it needs to allow them to act independently and creatively, writes Don Watts.

Feature: Amuse it or lose it

10 years ago from Science Alert

Happy brains are healthy brains, or so Mariam Chaalan is proving with her research into links between lifestyle and mental fitness.

Case study: Childless couple put CGH screening to the test

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

After spending $80,0000 on IVF, without success, Lisa and her husband turned to a new embryo-screening technique

3D Display Offers Glimpse of Future Media

10 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- The 3D objects in the display box may at first look like a product of smoke-and-mirrors trickery. That impression would be about half right, as a rapidly spinning...

Burrowing into bias

10 years ago from Physorg

If you saw any of the political debates between Biden and Palin or McCain and Obama, you know who won. It was obvious. Isn't it odd, though, that so many...

Could Religious Beliefs Affect Compliance With Ocular Treatment?

10 years ago from Science Daily

For people of strong faith, religious beliefs and related cultural taboos can have a powerful impact on how they care for their health, including the medical treatments they choose to...

We're all getting fatter and it may be contagious, claim economists

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Obesity could be socially contagious, according to new research by two of Britain's leading

NY family opposes end to care for brain-dead boy

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A Washington hospital has asked a judge for permission stop treating a brain-dead 12-year-old cancer patient, even though his ultra-religious New York parents want to keep him...