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Poll: Has America Changed Since 9/11?

According to CBS News/New York Times poll released last week, more than four out of five Americans say the United States has fundamentally changed since the attacks of September 11, 2001, with about one in four saying Americans are more cautious now. In the poll of 1,165 adults interviewed by telephone in late August 2011, […]

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By R Kennedy | History . Uncategorized
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National survey reveals widespread mistaken beliefs about memory

A new national survey published in PLOS One reveals that a substantial majority of people in the U.S. think that memory is more powerful, objective and reliable than it actually is. Their ideas are at odds with decades of scientific research. (Before reading further, test your own ideas about memory.) Researchers from the University of […]

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Neuroactive probiotics

In the journal Bioessays, an article and accompanying essay, offer a new look at probiotics and how they can function mechanistically as delivery vehicles for neuroactive compounds. “Until recently the idea that probiotic bacteria administered to the intestine could influence the brain seemed almost surreal,” said Dr Gregor Reid, from the University of Western Ontario,”Yet […]

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PubMed Mobile Web App

Recently the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched a mobile friendly version of PubMed. According to NLM, there has been a significant increase in mobile browsing for medical content and they have already created several mobile medical web apps. Features of the PubMed Mobile WebApp: * Basic searches * A simplified interface * Ability […]

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Mobile Payments

It seems that no one carries cash today.  A recent article in the New York Times describes that there are merchants that are no longer taking cash. An example of this is demonstrated by some airlines that only take credit cards when offering in-flight meals or drinks. So how does a clinician in private practice […]

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By R Kennedy | Technology . Uncategorized
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