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Skeletal Imitation: Insights into Bone Anatomy

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered how our bones grow at an atomic level, showing how an unstructured mass orders itself into a perfectly arranged bone structure. The discovery offers new insights, which could yield improved new implants, as well as increasing our knowledge of bone diseases such as osteoporosis.

Findings: Epidural Anaesthesia System Market During 2017 – 2025

Epidural anaesthesia, also known as regional anesthesia is a type of anesthesia that is injected at the back of the body. It blocks all responses to nerve impulses from the lower spinal segments, which results in decreased sensation in lower half of the body. Epidural anesthesia medications are of local anesthetics and are delivered in combination with opioids, in order to decrease the required dose of local anesthetic.

OCD Sufferers Benefit with Use of Simple Smartphone App

Imagine feeling anxious every time you touched a doorknob or dirty surface – maybe even spending hours washing and scrubbing your hands afterward, sometimes until they bleed. For sufferers of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), especially those with contamination fears, managing the disorder in daily life can be difficult.

Air Pollution Linked to Cancer: Occupational Health Study

University of Stirling experts have discovered new evidence of the link between air pollution and cancer as part of a new occupational health study. The team, from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, analyzed the case of a woman who developed breast cancer after spending 20 years working as a border guard at the busiest commercial border crossing in North America.

Fall in Smoking Rates in US, New Updates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  calls cigarette smoking  "the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the US, accounting for over 480,000 deaths per year." The CDC just reported that smoking rates among US adults have fallen to the lowest level ever recorded  – only 14%,  less than a third-rate just 70 years ago. While this decline is remarkable, it also points to a puzzle: How did smoking rates ever get so high in the first place?