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UCSF First U.S. Medical School to Offer Credit For Wikipedia Articles

UC San Francisco soon will be the first U.S. medical school at which medical students can earn academic credit for editing medical content on...

Diets of Pregnant Women Contain Harmful, Hidden Toxins

Pregnant women regularly consume food and beverages containing toxins believed to pose potential risks to developing fetuses, according to researchers at  the University of...

Music decreases perceived pain for kids in pediatric ER

Newly published findings by medical researchers at the University of Alberta provide more evidence that music decreases children's perceived sense of pain. Faculty of Medicine...

With Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Sufferers Only See Flaws

What society holds up as beautiful in men and women is often unrealistic, and in the modern age of computer-altered images and airbrushing, those ideals seem virtually unattainable for most people. The pressure to be perfect is especially difficult for people diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). These people are preoccupied with perceived or imagined flaws. While most people focus to some degree on their appearances, those with BDD are obsessed with their perceived flaws.

DoD Bolsters Service Members’ Post-Deployment Health Assessment Process

Thousands of active duty and reserve U.S. service members deployed overseas for Operation Iraqi Freedom will undergo an enhanced post-deployment health assessment process. The new health evaluation process was approved mid-April and is being implemented now to provide added safeguards for the health of deployed service members, Dr. William Winkenwerder, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, told Pentagon reporters April 29.

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