WHO Affirms Use Of Birth Control Injections After Weighing HIV Risks

The WHO upheld its guidelines on the safety of hormone injections for contraception yesterday, despite some data that users are at increased risk of HIV transmission. An expert panel says the evidence isn’t solid yet, and at-risk couples should use a second method, like condoms, for HIV prevention.

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 WHO Affirms Use Of Birth Control Injections After Weighing HIV Risks

Obama: ‘I Will Not Walk Away From The Promise Of Clean Energy’

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama called for more domestic oil and gas production, saying that “a future where we’re in control of our own energy” is within reach, where the nation’s security and prosperity would not be so closely linked to unstable parts of the world.

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 Obama: I Will Not Walk Away From The Promise Of Clean Energy

Dog-Gone Genetics: A Few Genes Control Fido’s Looks

Humans have complicated genetic structures — not so dogs. Almost every physical trait in canines is controlled by just a few genes, which means custom-breeding a dog is only a matter of flipping a few genetic switches.

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 Dog Gone Genetics: A Few Genes Control Fidos Looks

Diabetes Resources

The APMA Diabetes Resource page gives you to the tools to take control of diabetes and the negative effects it can have on your feet! Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed or have been battling the disease for years, the podiatrist-approved advice below will help you to monitor your feet and prevent diabetes-related amputation.

To Save Wildlife, Namibia’s Farmers Take Control

Imagine the U.S. government saying to the people living around Yellowstone, “You know what? All those wild animals in the park — the grizzlies, the bison, the wolves — they belong to you.” This is exactly what the government of Namibia has done in a radical experiment to save wildlife — and the people who share their land.

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 To Save Wildlife,  Namibias Farmers Take Control

Lionfish Threaten Coral Reefs Near Fla.

The coral reefs off Florida have become infested with another invasive species: lionfish. Originally from the Pacific Ocean and popular as aquarium fish, lionfish are colorful and sport venomous spiky tentacles. They’re also voracious predators — posing a threat to the small fish that thrive around coral reefs. To control this marine pest, conservation groups are encouraging fishermen to catch lionfish and eat them. Groups are holding competitions — including a recent one in Key Largo — where hundreds of fish are being culled and eaten.

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 Lionfish Threaten Coral Reefs Near Fla.

Diabetes Resources

The APMA Diabetes Resource page gives you to the tools to take control of diabetes and the negative effects it can have on your feet! Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed or have been battling the disease for years, the podiatrist-approved advice below will help you to monitor your feet and prevent diabetes-related amputation.

Diabetes

The APMA Diabetes Resource page gives you to the tools to take control of diabetes and the negative effects it can have on your feet! Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed or have been battling the disease for years, the podiatrist-approved advice below will help you to monitor your feet and prevent diabetes-related amputation.

Electronic ‘Skin’ Monitors Brain, Heart Activity

Reporting in Science, researchers write of developing a flexible, skin-like circuit that adheres to skin just like a temporary tattoo. Study author John Rogers discusses how the device could be used to measure brain waves, heart and muscle activity, or even control computer games.

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 Electronic Skin Monitors Brain, Heart Activity

Diabetes

The APMA Diabetes Resource page gives you to the tools to take control of diabetes and the negative effects it can have on your feet! Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed or have been battling the disease for years, the podiatrist-approved advice below will help you to monitor your feet and prevent diabetes-related amputation.

A Pertinent Overview Of Infection Control And Instrument Disinfection

This week I will be giving a talk on office infection control to the podiatric assistants at the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) National Meeting in Boston. I believe this is an area that does not receive enough attention since it is far from “sexy” or cutting edge, but is still important.

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New Device Reduces Seizures, No Surgery Required

The experimental device uses small patches placed on the surface of the skin, above the eyebrows, to electrically stimulate a nerve that leads into the brain. The approach appears to control epileptic seizures without the fatigue or problems with mood and thinking associated with some anti-seizure drugs.

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 New Device Reduces Seizures, No Surgery Required