April 24, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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First objective measure of pain in brain scan patterns

For the first time, scientists have been able to predict how much pain people are feeling by looking at images of their brains, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, may lead to the development

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April 24, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Fish oil cuts heart risk

A daily dose of fish oil may be good for a healthier heart in overweight, middle-aged men, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia. Winthrop Professor Hugh Barrett said a small study of Perth-based men whose average weight was 100kg showed that taking 4g of fish oil (omega-3

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April 24, 2013 by Contributor in Archived
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Americans Support Medicare, Medicaid and ACA Expansions

A major new public opinion survey on the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and other key health issues (done by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health — including my colleague Robert Blendon) is chock full of important and compelling findings.

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April 24, 2013 by Contributor in Archived
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A Surgeon General’s Advice to Me

Way back in 1993, I met Dr. C. Everett Koop MD, the nation’s most recognized and respected Surgeon General (he served in the 1980s under President Reagan). We met at an event at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston where he and I both received awards from Health Care for

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April 24, 2013 by Contributor in Archived
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Surprise! It's National Public Health Week

OK, you probably haven’t noticed, but April 1-7 2013 is National Public Health Week.  The American Public Health Association is leading this week’s recognition and has created the above-linked spiffy website.  Lots of Schools and some cities and towns are noting and doing something special this week.  Though the Massachusetts

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April 24, 2013 by Contributor in Archived
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Are people really staring at you?

People often think that other people are staring at them even when they aren’t research led by the University of Sydney has found. When in doubt, the human brain is more likely to tell its owner that they’re under the gaze of another person, researchers from the University of Sydney

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