Archive: 9/09/2011

Birth control pills affect memory, study finds

Women who use contraceptives like birth control pills experience memory changes, according to new UC Irvine research. Their ability to remember the gist of an emotional event improves, while women not using the contraceptives ...

Stanford Hospital privacy breach puts data online

(AP) -- Stanford Hospital in California is blaming a subcontractor used by an outside vendor for a privacy breach that led to the posting online of medical information for thousands of emergency room patients.

Study tests use of warm-heart transplants

Rob Evans, a 61-year-old social worker from Apache Junction, Ariz., got the good news on Father's Day: After 3.5 years, doctors had found him a heart and were preparing to bring it to the University of California-Los Angeles, ...

Changes to distribution of livers for transplant proposed

Transplantation specialists have proposed changes to the allocation and distribution of organs used for liver transplants. The recommended policy modifications take into account the scarcity of available organs, ensuring ...

Body clock found to regulate platelet function

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have demonstrated that the circadian system, the body's internal clock, regulates human platelet function and causes a peak in platelet activation corresponding to the known ...

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