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Study: Trauma Impacts Developing Brains Differently

PTSD is a condition that can affect people from all walks of life, but new research suggests that depending on when an individual experienced traumatic stress and his or her gender, symptoms may differ. (Bostan, 2017) Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program recently came together …

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What Are the Real Risks Surrounding Compound Drug Pharmacies?

On March 16, a federal prosecutor attempted to sway jurors in a case against Barry Cadden, the man behind the New England Compounding Center. Cadden, 50, was responsible for operating the center, which was linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak in 2012. (Raymond, 2017) His company sold contaminated drugs to customers, resulting in 64 fatalities. …

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Centrifuges: How a Child’s Toy May Help Doctors Diagnose Diseases in Blood Samples

Sometimes, scientists find resources to make medical advances in strange places. One of the latest is a child’s toy, and it may help reduce the cost of diagnosing diseases. A centrifuge is a piece of equipment that rotates an object around a fixed axis. It is occasionally used in laboratories to separate fluids, gas or …

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