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Better Health Through Your Cell Phone

In many Third World and developing countries, the distance between people in need of health care and the facilities capable of providing it constitutes a major obstacle to improving health.

Eating Fish While Pregnant, Longer Breastfeeding

Higher prenatal fish consumption leads to better physical and cognitive development in infants, according to a study of mothers and infants from Denmark. Longer breastfeeding was also independently beneficial.

Private Equity Companies Purchase Nursing Homes

Over the last decade, private equity investors have increasingly purchased publicly traded nursing home chains. Although recent ownership trends raise important oversight questions, these transactions have not adversely affected the quality of care to date.

Massive Cancer Gene Search Finds Potential New Targets in Brain Tumors

An array of broken, missing, and overactive genes

Study Highlights Benefits of End-of-Life Conversations

Despite the long-held belief by many doctors that discussing end-of-life issues with patients increases the patients' emotional distress, such conversations can actually lead to improved quality of life


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