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Year: 1985 Setting: Bottom of the pyramid of Keops, Egypt Position: Emergency medicine physician for a French multinational company The flight from Paris was uneventful …

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Steve Silberman has written a fascinating article for Wired about the increasing power of the placebo effect and its potential effect on the pharmaceutical industry. …

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Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have devised a technique that aims to deliver medication to patients on an as-needed basis for an extended period of …

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I'm a vociferous talking-on-cellphone-while-driving opponent. I think people who do it are dumber than dirt, and I USED to think that people who text are …

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A gene therapy technique developed by researchers at the University of Washington has just been used to cure color blindness in adult monkeys. In the …

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Besides a slimmer waistline, here's another reason to lace up your running shoes, take a bike ride or dive into the pool: aerobic exercise makes …

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Like most people, I have a vision of a "good death" that doesn't include respirators, gurneys, IVs or ICUs. And until reading Newsweek this week, …

One very simple way to help avoid getting the H1N1 flu this season is to regularly wash your hands. Avoiding the H1N1 strain of influenza …

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Year: 1983 Setting: Branch of the St Francis hospital in Lagos, Nigeria Position: Private general practitioner The air conditioner roars and rattles, and the waiting …

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Here's an idea for everybody: Call or email your doctor and ask him or her, "Are you going to get vaccinated for the H1N1 influenza …

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