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Article ID: 15903

Addressing Racial Disparity in Cancer

Vanderbilt University

The National Cancer Institute has awarded more than $1 million to support a new partnership between Meharry Medical College and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to conduct collaborative research and patient care initiatives to help close the racial gap in cancer incidence and death.

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Article ID: 15809

Heart Failure Prevented through a Single Gene

University of California San Diego

Cardiac researchers at the UCSD School of Medicine have demonstrated in mice that the progression of heart failure can be completely arrested by inhibiting a single gene called phospholamban.

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Article ID: 15862

Disruptions in Health System over next Decade

PriceWaterhouseCoopers, NY

Consumerism, e-business and genetic mapping will bring disruptive changes in the way U.S. healthcare is provided and paid for in the 21st Century, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' HealthCast 2010: Smaller World, Bigger Expectations report released Oct. 28 at the PricewaterhouseCoopers Thought Leadership Forum in Cambridge, Mass.

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Article ID: 15725

Forecast of Healthcare in 2010

PriceWaterhouseCoopers, NY

In a look at 2010, PricewaterhouseCoopers primary research study, surveying more than 400 healthcare thought leaders worldwide, predicts the forces shaping the global and U.S. healthcare industry.

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Article ID: 15896

Soy Substances Slow Prostate Cancer Growth In Animals

Ohio State University

Substances in dietary soy products may slow the growth of prostate cancer, a new animal study at Ohio State has shown.

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Article ID: 15895

Strategies for Eliminating Minority Health Disparities

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

AHCPR announced today that over the next five years the agency will establish up to four "centers of excellence" with the purpose of identifying practical tools and strategies to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in the health care system.

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Article ID: 15893

Hormone-Like Gel Causes Speedier Deliveries

Ohio State University

Use of a special medical gel, placed into the cervix of a pregnant woman, can enhance the natural birth process by shortening both the time until labor begins and the time to delivery, new research at Ohio State suggests.

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Article ID: 15892

Ten Steps to a Sharper Memory

Z Communications, VA

Memory function can be improved by reducing stress, exercising body and brain, and feeding the brain with vitamins, hormones, herbs, and "smart" drugs and nutrients, say Julian Whitaker, M.D.

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Article ID: 15891

New Treatments for Varicose and Spider Veins

American Academy of Dermatology

As anyone with varicose or spider veins knows, masking these conditions with cosmetics, clothing, or, in the worst case, a suntan, can be a common practice.

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Key to Successful Cosmetic Surgery

American Academy of Dermatology

Feeling the need to improve your appearance? Considering liposuction? A hair transplant? Microdermabrasion? A chemical peel or other forms of cosmetic surgery?

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