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1 HOUR AGO - New York Times

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Obama to Unveil Research Initiative to Develop Tailored Medical Treatments

Plans include collecting genetic data on one million Americans so that scientists can suit drugs and treatments to patients’ specific traits, officials said.

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1 HOUR AGO - Huffington Post

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4 Things You Should Know About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

A recent episode of NPR's new podcast, Invisibilia shed light on a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder that's rarely talked about: One that involves intrusive thoughts about harming others. The show's hosts, Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller interviewed an unidentified man who, after watching the violent Brazilian drama, City Of God, developed obsessive thoughts about killing his wife, explaining: [In the ...

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1 HOUR AGO - Huffington Post

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How Being A Sports Fan Makes You Happier And Healthier

It's easy to be cynical about professional sports -- especially the NFL. But despite the disturbing headlines the league earned this year, ranging from lax penalties for domestic violence to a growing awareness of the impact of traumatic brain injuries, there will always be at least one silver lining for professional football. That would be the undisputed, research-supported evidence that ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Pennington Biomedical launches child obesity reduction plan

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center has launched a new initiative aimed at helping reduce obesity in children. The center on Thursday launched its new Childhood Obesity Treatment Toolkit, which features comprehensive information for pediatricians on evaluating childhood obesity, including approaches for treatment. The center's executive ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Health Canal

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The Ottawa Hospital leads first Canadian clinical trial of mesenchymal stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation announced today a $4.2 million grant to support the first Canadian clinical trial of mesenchymal stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS), led by Dr. Mark S. Freedman of The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa.

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