Closer to a Cure
Closer to a Cure

November 30, 2011 Tags: None

Medical researchers are again in pursuit of a goal they had all but abandoned: curing AIDS.

“It’s hard to understate how the scientific community has swung in its thinking about the possibility that we can do this,” said Kevin Frost, chief executive of the Foundation for Aids Research, a nonprofit group.
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Train Your Brain
Train Your Brain

November 30, 2011 Tags: None

Why would mental control over our daydreams make us more healthy? It turns out that having a well-functioning default mode network—one that lets us explore ourselves and our lives but doesn’t intrude into our efforts to concentrate when that’s what’s needed—is critical to mental health.

Those of us who daydream mo
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Transmitters of Germs
Transmitters of Germs

November 29, 2011 Tags: None

Germs that reside on doctors’ lab coats, nurses’ uniforms and hospital bed curtains are known to contribute to an unacceptably high rate of hospital-acquired infections. And that’s just for starters.
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Centers Filling the Gap
Centers Filling the Gap

November 29, 2011 Tags: None

Academic research has shown that school-based health clinics, which typically promote prevention and provide comprehensive services, reduce emergency room visits and hospitalizations.
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