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Business, government can span tech divide for people with disabilities

Business, government can span tech divide for people with disabilities

Jan. 22, 2013 — Forging public and private partnerships that encourage broadband access for people with disabilities may help bridge a technological divide that hinders them from reaching their potential, according to an international team of researchers. Besides connecting people who have disabilities with resources that may help them become more independent, equipping them with broadband technology also can benefit society and ease the financial burden on taxpayers, said Krishna Jayakar, associate professor of communications, Penn State Continue reading

Drug combination extends pancreatic cancer patient survival, study suggests

Drug combination extends pancreatic cancer patient survival, study suggests

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Abortions Are Safe When Performed By Nurses Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Certified Nurse Midwives, study suggests

Abortions Are Safe When Performed By Nurses Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Certified Nurse Midwives, study suggests

Jan. 18, 2013 — First trimester abortions are just as safe when performed by trained nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse midwives as when conducted by physicians, according to a new six-year study led by UCSF. The study posted online January 18 in the American Journal of Public Health in advance of the print edition. Continue reading

Complex spinal surgeries with two attending physicians, instead of one, benefit patients

Complex spinal surgeries with two attending physicians, instead of one, benefit patients

Jan. 18, 2013 — Two heads are better than one, as the saying goes — and a new study by a duo at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) demonstrates how having two attending surgeons in the operating room during spinal surgeries can benefit patients in multiple ways. Most spinal surgeries in the United States are performed by teams led by a single attending surgeon — one top-level doctor who has completed medical school, residency and other specialized training Continue reading

Potential to prevent, reverse disabilities in children born prematurely, study suggests

Potential to prevent, reverse disabilities in children born prematurely, study suggests

Jan. 17, 2013 — Physician-scientists at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital are challenging the way pediatric neurologists think about brain injury in the pre-term infant Continue reading

Tree and human health may be linked

Tree and human health may be linked

Jan. 16, 2013 — Evidence is increasing from multiple scientific fields that exposure to the natural environment can improve human health. In a new study by the U.S. Continue reading