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10 Year Old Girl Wakes from Brain Surgery, Sings Usher Song

A 10 year old Canadian girl – nicknamed the “singing girl” during previous treatment at Ottawa’s Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) – broke out into song after brain surgery at the  Hospital for Sick Children, singing Usher’s “DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again”. “She is just amazing,” exclaimed her father from Toronto, where… Keep Reading

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Haiti Battles Cholera Epidemic, 292 Dead

An outbreak of cholera in Haiti has resulted in 292 people killed and over 4000 infected. The epidemic is the latest disaster to hit the Caribbean nation since the earthquake on January 12 of this year. Haiti and its aid partners are fighting to contain the outbreak, but experts are saying the disease is spreading… Keep Reading

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6-Week Old Baby is California’s Tenth Whooping Cough Fatality

Whooping cough (pertussis) has claimed its tenth victim this year in California – all ten fatalities were babies. It is predicted that continued occurrences will break the state’s record on the number of deaths from pertussis. The highest record for the disease was in 1950 where 6,613 cases were reported. This year 5,978 cases have… Keep Reading

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Research: Gene Therapy to Treat Depression

According to recent findings in Science Translational Medicine, gene therapy may be able to cure depression by targeting a region in the brain that suffers from lack of a critical protein. Weill Cornell Medical College researcher Michael Kaplitt discovered that scarcity of p11 in the nucleus accumbens region of the brain causes depression. This region… Keep Reading

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Children with Autism Less Able to Sustain Previous Lies

Queens University in Kingston, Ontario Canada recently conducted a comprehensive study to examine the ability and willingness for children with autism to lie. Conducted by Queen’s Psychology Professor Beth Kelley, along with Developmental Psychology PhD student Annie Li – with assistance from Dr. Kang Lee, who has dedicated much of his research to the behavioral… Keep Reading

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Study: Eating Greens May Beat Breast Cancer in African-American Women

In a study conducted by the Slone Epidemiology Center at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), it has been reported that African-American women who eat their greens are less likely to develop estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer than their contemporaries who do not. Published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the study results were based… Keep Reading

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FDA Approves New Weapon in War Against Opiate Addiction

The Food and Drug Administration added another treatment for patients suffering from an addiction to opiates –  drugs that include heroin and powerful prescription painkillers – with its approval of a time-release, injectable version of Naltrexone: Vivitrol. This new drug functions by blocking brain receptors from responding to opiates which results in substantially lower cravings.… Keep Reading

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Dentists Donate Services to Domestic Violence Victims

Forty miles North of Chicago, Dr. Shapira and Dr. Amidei – General Practitioners in Dentistry and Partners at Delany Dental Care for the last 26 years – have a reputation for professional work in dental cosmetic reconstructions, and their collective history of donating dental services to their community in Gurnee, Illinois. Both dentists, along with… Keep Reading

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Tickle Lipo Claims Less Painful Liposuction

Tickle Lipo, or more commonly known as Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture (N.I.L), is a form of liposuction that tricks the body into thinking that it is not in pain by letting it register tingling sensations around the treated area. The FDA approved process is as effective as traditional liposuction for the purposes of fat removal and… Keep Reading

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Evidence Herbal Supplements Can Treat Anxiety

A recent study has revealed evidence which supports herbal supplements containing kava or passionflower  may be able to treat anxiety. The study conducted by researchers at the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation, which involved 2,600 participants, was published in Nutrition Journal. Kava and passionflower have been used for medicinal purposes for a long time due to… Keep Reading

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