Clitoris IS 'important for making babies and not just for pleasure'

The clitoris is NOT just for pleasure: Stimulating the sex organ ‘triggers changes in the body which make it easier for sperm to get to the egg’ Stimulating it ‘triggers changes which makes conditions optimal for conceiving’ Increases blood flow and changes position of cervix, according to British expert  Review, published in Clinical Anatomy, flies in face of wealth of […]

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Not all lung nodules are cancerous, but follow-up care is important

Kentucky has the highest rate of lung cancer in the country, and is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. It claims more lives each year than breast, prostate and colorectal cancers combined. With early detection, lung cancer is very treatable, and lung cancer screenings throughout the state have helped detect lung cancer at an early stage […]

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Important results for brain machine interfaces

Data from Mental Work project, conducted as an experimental artwork at EPFL’s Artlab, indicates that BMI is robust and accessible to the general public, spurring new research collaborations in Switzerland on user experience. Brain-machine interfaces are rarely found outside of medical clinics, where the disabled receive hours or days of training in order to operate wheelchairs with their minds. Now […]

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Why Abortion Access Became More Important to Me When I Came Out

After President Trump was elected, I had a miniature — read: major — breakdown, so I decided to focus on a specific issue: Abortion access. In January of 2017, I joined the board of directors at NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota, which works on everything from pro-choice legislation to running a volunteer clinic escort program. At the time, I was still in […]

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Individualized medical-nutrition therapy important in diabetes

(HealthDay)—Diabetes-focused medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is fundamental to overall diabetes management and should be adapted as needed throughout life, according to a consensus report published in the May issue of Diabetes Care. Noting that strong evidence supports the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of nutrition therapy as a component of quality diabetes care, Alison B. Evert, from the University of Washington in […]

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Scientists shed light on processes behind age-related decline in brain structures important for memory

Ageing can cause damage to support cells in the white matter, which in turn may lead to damage in the grey matter of the hippocampus, finds a new study by Cardiff University. The discovery gives researchers a new area to focus on in the search for treatments that can protect cognitive function. Claudia Metzler-Baddeley, from Cardiff University’s Brain Imaging Research […]

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