Archive: 04/4/2008

Poses can prevent falls

A specific type of yoga can help improve stability and balance in women over age 65, which could help to prevent falls, finds a preliminary study out of Temple University’s Gait Study Center.

dateApr 04, 2008 in Health
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Human values key to the development of new technologies

Emerging computer technologies will change our lives for the better by 2020. But we need to retain control to ensure that these developments do not impact negatively on basic human values, according to a new report co-edited ...

dateApr 04, 2008 in Other
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Supplements are not nutritious

Selenium supplementation, for example in mineral tablets, might not be that beneficial for the majority of people according to researchers writing in the open access journal Genome Biology. Although this trace element is ...

dateApr 04, 2008 in Other
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Are there too many female medical graduates?

More women now graduate from medical school than men, and soon male doctors will be in the minority. But are we risking future staffing problems, or is there still some way to go before we reach true equality? Two experts ...

dateApr 04, 2008 in Other
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Researchers uncover new genetic links to psoriasis

In the first comprehensive study of the genetic basis of psoriasis, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered seven new sites of common DNA variation that increase the risk of the ...

dateApr 04, 2008 in Genetics
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