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Getting the bead on conception

A scientifically-based tool developed by researchers from Georgetown University's Institute for Reproductive Health to help women prevent pregnancy naturally, is now being used by a growing number of women to help plan pregnancy.

dateApr 15, 2010 in Medical research
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Extreme obesity affecting more children at younger ages

Extreme obesity is affecting more children at younger ages, with 12 percent of black teenage girls, 11.2 percent of Hispanic teenage boys, 7.3 percent of boys and 5.5 percent of girls now classified as extremely obese, according ...

dateMar 18, 2010 in Health
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Mayo researchers find obesity key

Mayo researchers collaborating with investigators at the University of Iowa, University of Connecticut and New York University (NYU) have discovered a molecular mechanism that controls energy expenditure in muscles and helps ...

dateJan 05, 2010 in Medical research
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Fitness levels decline with age, especially after 45

Men and women become gradually less fit with age, with declines accelerating after age 45, according to a report in the October 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. However, mainta ...

dateOct 26, 2009 in Health
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US has no good system to track medical implants

(AP) -- Three years ago, the maker of a surgical clip called the Hem-o-lok issued an urgent recall notice warning doctors to stop using the fasteners on living kidney donors. It said the clips could dislodge ...

dateOct 05, 2009 in Other
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