Monthly Archives: July 2010

Marijuana Derivative Could Be Useful for Pain Treatment

San Francisco. (July 20, 2010) – A new compound similar to the active component of marijuana (cannabis) might provide effective pain relief without the mental and physical side effects of cannabis, according to a study in the July issue of … Continue reading

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Phthalates Show Greater Effects on Newborn Neutrophils

Philadelphia, PA. (July 20, 2010) – In newborns, immune cells called neutrophils are more sensitive to potentially harmful effects of phthalate plasticizers, according to a new study in Pediatric Research. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a … Continue reading

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Study Shows Global Warming Impact of Anesthetics

San Francisco, CA (July 20, 2010) – Inhaled anesthetics widely used for surgery-particularly the anesthetic desflurane-make a measurable contribution to global warming, according to a study in the July issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia … Continue reading

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Michelangelo Hid Anatomy Lesson in the Sistine Chapel

Philadelphia, PA (July 19, 2010) – Detailed analysis of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes reveals a secret that’s been hidden for 500 years: an image of the human brainstem in a panel showing God at the beginning of Creation, according to … Continue reading

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Researchers Explore Links Between Heart and Kidneys

Philadelphia, PA. (July 15, 2010) – Research is yielding new understanding of the interactions between the heart and the kidneys-particularly the cardiorenal syndrome, in which failure of either organ can lead to failure of the other. Recent insights into the … Continue reading

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Evidence Supports Screening for Fragile X Syndrome in Prospective Mothers, Says Article in Genetics in Medicine

Authors Stress Need for Public Education About Unfamiliar Genetic Disease Philadelphia, PA. (July 15, 2010) – There’s adequate research data to support population screening of women of childbearing age for fragile X syndrome-the most common inherited cause of cognitive impairment, … Continue reading

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Leading Orthopaedists Share Groundbreaking Surgical Techniques in New, Four-Volume Reference.

Print-and-Online Resource Offers More Than 1,500 Surgical Techniques in Step-by-Step Detail Philadelphia, PA. (July 14, 2010) – – Leading healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) today announced the publication of Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, a new, four-volume reference … Continue reading

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Dr. Marc Fisher becomes editor-in-chief of Stroke

News from Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Philadelphia, PA. (July 1, 2010) – – The American Heart Association and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, have announced that Marc Fisher, M.D., will … Continue reading

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