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Recently, I've had occasion to ask several different scientists on several different projects why their particular lines of research haven't been studied more. Unsurprisingly, the …

Yesterday was a busy day for celebrity media coverage, with actress Farrah Fawcett losing her battle with cancer and King of Pop Michael Jackson dying …

You're not likely to get well at the hospital if you can't sleep. A new program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics recognizes this fundamental idea …

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Year: 1989 Setting: Medical office in We, New Caledonia Position: First and only private general practitioner on the island As I am consulting with patients …

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A woman with dark-brown eyes has identical-twin green-eyed daughters. Their dad also has brown eyes, as did everyone else in the previous three generations, with …

Victor Fuchs, PhD, one of the nation's foremost health economists, says a government-run plan will not solve the huge financial issues that plague health-care in …

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Year: 1983 Setting: Branch of the St Francis Hospital, Ikoyi island in Lagos, Nigeria Position: Only European private general practitioner in Lagos A few days …

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The concept behind comparative effectiveness research seems simple enough. Researchers would compare two or more strategies for treating a specific illness and then determine which …

Federal stimulus funds are beginning to be distributed, and among the initial awards from the National Institutes of Health are 18 projects at Stanford, ranging …

Champion of bed-side medicine, Abraham Verghese, MD, advises his medical students at Stanford to meet their patients first then scour the overwhelming amounts of medical …

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The World Health Organization has officially declared a swine-flu pandemic. While somewhat anti-climactic from a news perspective, the action does promise to spur accelerated development …

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Year: 1994 Setting: Chevron hospital in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea Position: Chief Medical Officer 2 a.m., a nurse wakes me up: Doc, there …

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