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  • March 23, 2012

Repetitive blast exposure tied to brain changes in combat vets

Repetitive blast exposure tied to brain changes in combat vets 1 Brain injury experts find that combat veterans exposed to repeated mild explosions show chronic changes in neuron activity in certain brain regions – and the more blasts they are exposed to, the more of the lasting changes they show. The researchers say we need […]

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  • March 22, 2012

Sjogren’s Syndrome: How Did It Affect Venus Williams’ Performance?

Sjogren’s Syndrome: How Did It Affect Venus Williams’ Performance? 4.5251 Venus Williams, sister of tennis champion Serena and a seven-time major champion and two-time US Open titlist herself, has played 11 matches on the women’s tour this year. However, as the tennis world focuses its attention to the United States and the US Open in […]

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  • March 18, 2012

Peppermint: Health Benefits, Precautions

Peppermint: Health Benefits, Precautions 4.51121 Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a sterile, hybrid plant, created from the blending of watermint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). Peppermint is used for adding flavor or fragrance to several foods, cosmetics, soaps, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and other products – it is also popular for medicinal purposes. Peppermint leaves can be […]

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  • March 17, 2012

Link found between dementia and vitamin D deficiency

Link found between dementia and vitamin D deficiency 4.55 In what is regarded as the first large, population-based study of its kind, a team of researchers has found a link between vitamin D consumption and the risk of developing dementia. Older people who do not get enough vitamin D could double their risk of developing […]

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  • March 15, 2012

The Shocking Truth About Giving Birth In South Africa

The Shocking Truth About Giving Birth In South Africa 4.5484 Imagine going to a hospital while in labor, only to be told you are lying and then to be sent outside in the street, or being pinched, slapped and rough-handled by medical staff while in labor – in South Africa these awful incidents, and many […]

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  • March 09, 2012

DCF To Move Ahead With Foster-Care Changes After Bill Fails

DCF To Move Ahead With Foster-Care Changes After Bill Fails Wikimedia Commons A bill aimed at reforming the way Florida foster children are placed in group homes died on the last day of the 2016 legislative session. But the bill’s failure isn’t likely to stop efforts by state and national policymakers to try to reduce […]

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