Understanding breast lesions

Most women eventually have noncancerous breast diseases, according to the American Cancer Society. An region of aberrant breast tissue is referred to as a breast lesion. At least 20 percent of women are thought to be at risk for developing breast lesions. It makes sense to be worried if a doctor finds a breast lesion. […]

The idea that many people grow following trauma may be a myth

Studies of posttraumatic growth are fundamentally flawed, researchers say. German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is credited with the famous quote, “What does not kill me, makes me stronger.” There are many variations of this adage in literary, spiritual, and more lately, psychiatric sources. According to psychological studies, at least half of survivors go on to grow […]

Researchers learn how to use the body’s innate signal to fight blood loss

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified a group of brainstem cells that regulate the body’s reaction to significant blood loss. This finding may aid efforts to create novel treatments for traumatic injuries. The latest findings by Stephen Abbott, Ph.D., of UVA and colleagues provide insight on a critical procedure the […]

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