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25 May 2009

Are Medical Residents Worked Too Hard?

Some experts say medical residents are tasked to the point of exhaustion, putting patient safety at risk. Others say the training makes them better doctors, even when they’re tired read more | digg story
25 May 2009

The Physiology of Pressure: How Your Body Reacts to Stress

Regardless of the cause, stress sets in motion certain automatic changes in the body that are designed to give it a quick burst of energy. The pattern of changes has been called the “fight-or-flight” response because it
21 Apr 2009

Beating diabetes: Some do, but are they cured?

Diabetics..who manage to turn things around, getting their blood sugar under control, either escaping the need for drugs or improving enough to quit taking them, are drawing keen interest from the medical community… “technically, you could call
21 Apr 2009

1 in 5 Americans is Postponing Health Care

20% of Americans say they have delayed or postponed medical care, mostly doctor visits, citing cost as the main reason, according to a survey released by Thomson Reuters. read more | digg story
13 Apr 2009

U.S. Food Safety No Longer Improving, Data Show

Across a range of different food-borne illnesses, there has been no statistically significant change over the past three years in the share of the nation’s population that has been severely sickened by food. read more | digg
13 Apr 2009

Want to Live Longer? Stop Worrying

If you want to live to a hundred, you’d better lighten up. Children of centenarians—who usually inherit both longevity and personality traits from their parents—are on average more outgoing, agreeable, and less neurotic, according to a new