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CDC Proposes the Counseling of all Males on Circumcision

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that doctors counsel parents of baby boys and teenagers, as well as men, on the benefits and risks of circumcision.  More...
18 Dec 2014

Lack of Exposure to Natural Light Disrupts Chronobiological Cycles

A new study shows that lack of exposure to natural light in the workspace is associated with physiological, sleep, and depressive symptoms.  More...
17 Dec 2014
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In Veterans with PTSD, PET/CT Imaging Reveals Pituitary Abnormalities

Hybrid imaging with positron emission tomography and computed tomography in the pituitary region of the brain has been shown to be a potential new approach for distinguishing military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder from those with mild traumatic brain injury.  More...
16 Dec 2014
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Electroceutical Device Eases Chronic Back and Leg Pain

A new injectable neuromodulation device powered by an externally worn transmitter aids in the relief of chronic back and leg pain.   More...
16 Dec 2014

Hormonal Regulation Links Obesity to Blood Pressure

Leptin, a hormone that regulates the amount of fat stored in the body, also drives the increase in blood pressure that occurs with weight gain, according to a new study.  More...
15 Dec 2014

Bariatric Surgery May Lead to Ophthalmic Complications

Patients who have undergone bariatric surgery should take the supplements prescribed to them to protect their eyes, according to a new review.   More...
11 Dec 2014
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E-cigarettes Contain Multiple Carcinogens

A new study reveals that e-cigarettes can contain up to 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents than regular tobacco, including formaldehyde and acetaldehyde.  More...
11 Dec 2014


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