Maude Abbott and the Holmes Heart

Published March 18, 2011 | One response so far
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Today is the 142nd birthday of an amazing Canadian researcher and physician– Dr. Maude Abbott. It’s hard to sum up in a few words just how awesome this lady was. Briefly, she was orphaned as a child and was raised by her grandmother. After graduating high school, she joined one of the first groups of
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Marzieh Ghiasi

Decade of women who inspire

Published February 08, 2011 | 2 responses so far
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Preamble I intended to make this post on the eve of the new decade over a year and half ago, but at the time I opted to make an ode to the decade instead. March 8th, 2011 is the 100th anniversary of the first International Women’s Day— and I thought, what would be more perfect
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Marzieh Ghiasi

Hookworms and anemia in women

Published September 26, 2008 | No responses yet
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As posted in Neglected Tropical Diseases Society Science Daily reports of a recent study in the PLoS showing that almost 7 million pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa are infected with hookworms and at risk for anemia. According to the study, completed through systemic investigation of literature, 37.7 million women in the region, and millions more
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Marzieh Ghiasi