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Physicians have long been taught that a physical examination is not complete without an assessment of whether a patient appears to be acutely or chronically ill.
The European Union's taxpayers are paving the way for fishing fleets to reel in valuable catch in developing countries while fishing companies pocket the profits.
Scientists at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and physicians at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD, have found that restoring the normal, helpful bacteria of the gut and intestines may treat patients suffering from recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.
A first-ever study from the University of Guelph reveals that relaxed, content male mink raised in enriched environments – cages complete with pools, toys and swings – are more successful in the mating season.
Steroid injections given to pregnant women before premature birth may increase the child's risk of later behavioral and emotional difficulties, a study has found.
Laboratory testing is health care's single highest volume activity, with over 5 billion tests performed each year in the U.S.
Shifting the emphasis from gaze to hand, a study by Indiana University cognitive scientists provides compelling evidence for a new and possibly dominant way for social partners -- in this case, 1-year-olds and their parents -- to coordinate the process of joint attention, a key component of parent-child communication and early language learning.
High levels of tungsten in the body could double the risk of suffering a stroke.
To survive, animals must explore their world to find the necessities of life.
A new study has found that higher levels of racism in white Americans is associated with having a gun in the home and greater opposition to gun control policies.
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