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March 01, 2015
Robert Kerlan delivers Dotter Lecture at SIR 2015
Robert K. Kerlan, M.D., FSIR, chief of interventional radiology and a professor of clinical radiology and surgery at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, delivered the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2015 Dr.

Black men less willing to be investigated for prostate cancer
To investigate the possible effects of patients' preferences and choices, a team led by the University of Exeter Medical School carried out a study in more than 500 men attending general practices.

Research ship returns from ice edge with first-of-its-kind atmospheric measurements
Scientists have commissioned Australia's first permanent ship-based labs to study the influence of both natural ocean emissions and human emissions on the composition of air over the Southern Ocean.

The failure of the Medicare principle of universality
Monash University researchers have revealed for the first time clear and detailed evidence of the inequitable delivery of mental health care services for disadvantaged Australians.

Genetics reveals where emperor penguins survived the last ice age
A study of how climate change has affected emperor penguins over the last 30,000 years found that only three populations may have survived during the last ice age, and that the Ross Sea in Antarctica was likely the refuge for one of these populations.

Interventional radiology treatment relieves chronic plantar fasciitis
Patients suffering from chronic plantar fasciitis now have a new weapon against this debilitating foot ailment.

Image-guided treatment shown to break the migraine cycle
An innovative interventional radiology treatment has been found to offer chronic migraine sufferers sustained relief of their headaches, according to research being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's Annual Scientific Meeting.

Soft drink tax could improve health of the nation
An excise tax on sugar-sweetened drinks would be an effective way to improve the health of heavy consumers, new research shows.
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