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Medical Research

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  • Nonprofits' property tax breaks under scrutiny

    Nonprofits' property tax breaks under scrutiny
    Local government leaders have complained for years that the property tax exemption enjoyed by large nonprofit organizations such as hospitals deprives counties, municipalities and school districts of critical revenue they could be using to provide...
  • Self-exam and doctor's-exam find similar breast tumors

    Women's self-exams and physical exams by a doctor both detect breast cancer tumors at about the same size, but older women are more likely to have a tumor discovered via doctor's examination, according to a new Swiss study. The authors, led by Fabienne...
  • In Colorado, terminally ill man's public letter spurs lawmakers to act

    In Colorado, terminally ill man's public letter spurs lawmakers to act
    Red-faced and teary-eyed, Julie Selsberg struggles to compose herself as she describes her father's last days. "He wanted to die at home at peace," she says, sitting in a Denver coffee shop. "In the end he died suffering. He did not die peacefully."...
  • Consumer Reports: New rules for coffee and wine drinkers

    During the holiday season, meals often begin with wine and end with coffee, notes Consumer Reports. If you've seen the headlines touting the health benefits of both beverages -- and you're among the 61 percent of Americans who down a daily cup of java...
  • Hadassah 'gate keepers' gather

    Hadassah 'gate keepers' gather
    More than 160 special donors from the Florida Atlantic Region of Hadassah's "Keepers of the Gate" annual giving program attended a gala brunch on Dec 14, at the Polo Club in Boca Raton, celebrating its Chai anniversary. Founded 18 years ago by a small...
  • Some heart patients do better when the cardiologist is away

    Some heart patients do better when the cardiologist is away
    Holy heart attack! Researchers have found that certain high-risk heart patients stand a better chance of survival if they go to a teaching hospital when all the cardiologists have left town.  Though heart doctors have joked that the safest place to...
  • Exercise is the best medicine for getting a good night's sleep

    Exercise is the best medicine for getting a good night's sleep
    Since my wife and I moved in together 23 years ago, I've been waking up on the wrong side of the bed, because she took my side! Nevertheless, for 21 of those years, I've been a regular exerciser and rarely make it past three pages in a novel before my...
  • Ebola doctor's dilemma: Two patients, and drugs enough for one

    Dr. Lance Plyler prayed. He had a choice to make. Two colleagues at a hospital in Liberia, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, were battling the deadly Ebola virus. The air ambulance had turned back with a mechanical problem, and Plyler feared they...
  • Montco killer Bradley Stone committed suicide

    Montco killer Bradley Stone committed suicide
    After violently snuffing out six lives in an early-morning murder spree last week in Montgomery County, Bradley Stone retreated to the woods near his Pennsburg home and quietly committed suicide. Autopsy results released Tuesday show that Stone died...
  • FDA to ease longtime ban on blood donations from gay men

    FDA to ease longtime ban on blood donations from gay men
    For the first time since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, gay and bisexual men will be permitted to donate blood under rules set for release next year by the Food and Drug Administration. Officials at the federal agency said Tuesday that they...
  • Most people use inhalers and auto-injectors improperly

    By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) – Less than one in five people who need to use asthma inhalers or epinephrine auto-injectors know how to use them properly, a small U.S. study suggests People with severe allergies or asthma often carry the...