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Chinese Doctors Punished For Surgery Selfies

December 23, 2014 | by Naomi Ng, CNN.com | News | Comments

Senior executives and a team of medical staff from a Chinese hospital in the northwestern province of Shaanxi have been punished for taking group photos next to apparently unconscious patients after surgery, state media reported on Monday. ...     

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Researchers Map Paths to Cancer Drug Resistance

December 23, 2014 4:07 pm | News | Comments

A team of researchers led by Duke Cancer Institute has identified key events that prompt certain cancer cells to develop resistance to otherwise lethal therapies.                  

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'July Effect' Does Not Impact Stroke Outcomes

December 23, 2014 3:59 pm | News | Comments

Patients with strokes caused by blood clots -known as acute ischemic strokes- who were admitted in July had similar outcomes compared to patients admitted any other month, according to a new study. ...          

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Skin Patch Could Help Heal, Prevent Diabetic Ulcers

December 23, 2014 3:49 pm | News | Comments

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine say they have developed a safe and effective skin patch to deliver a drug that enhances the healing of diabetes-related ulcers. The patch, which they tested in mice, may also serve as a way to prevent ulcer formation. ...   

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Researchers Find Alternate Drug Therapy Lowers Antibodies

December 23, 2014 3:38 pm | News | Comments

Findings of a three-year clinical trial led by University of Cincinnati (UC) transplant researchers suggest that a novel pre-operative drug therapy reduces antibodies in kidney patients with greater success than with traditional methods, with the potential to increase the patients' candidacy for kidney transplantation and decrease the likelihood of organ rejection. ... 

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Opportunities Open to Develop Targeted Drug Therapy For Cardiac Arrhythmia

December 23, 2014 3:26 pm | News | Comments

In an orchestra, each instrument plays an important role in creating a beautiful piece of music. If just one instrument falls out of rhythm, a world-class symphony could sound more like a middle-school orchestra practice. Similarly, the heart is controlled by a complex system of electrical signals. If any of the signals fail, the results can be fatal. ...  

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Molecular Mechanism Behind Health Benefits of Dietary Restriction Identified

December 23, 2014 3:07 pm | News | Comments

A new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers identifies a key molecular mechanism behind the health benefits of dietary restriction, or reduced food intake without malnutrition. ...         

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Using Laparoscopy For VP Shunt Replacement

December 23, 2014 11:45 am | News | Comments

Researchers conducted a prospective randomized controlled clinical trial at Bern University Hospital in Switzerland to compare a laparoscopic procedure with a mini-laparotomy for insertion of a peritoneal catheter during ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt surgery. ...      

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Medical Facility Offers New Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

December 23, 2014 11:30 am | News | Comments

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is now using a robotic navigation system to deliver an innovative new ablation procedure treatment for atrial fibrillation, the only Connecticut hospital currently performing this procedure. ...      

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New Technology Could Develop Organs in the Future

December 22, 2014 12:03 pm | News | Comments

A new instrument could someday build replacement human organs the way electronics are assembled today: with precise picking and placing of parts. ...                    

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Johns Hopkins Develops Suit to Fight Ebola

December 22, 2014 11:44 am | by GE Reports.com | News | Comments

Here’s an idea for a smarter business suit, if your business is fighting Ebola or some other deadly infectious disease. ...                      

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NDS Surgical Imaging Honored to Win ESP Award

December 22, 2014 11:20 am | News | Comments

NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) has been awarded “Best of Show, Second Place” overall honors at the 2014 Excellence in Surgical Products Awards, recognizing the technology innovation of its ExpandOR™ HD video/audio streaming device. ...        

Televised Medical Talk Shows: Health Education or Entertainment?

December 22, 2014 10:47 am | News | Comments

For millions of people, televised medical talk shows have become a daily viewing ritual. Programs such as The Dr. Oz Show and The Doctors have attracted massive followings as charismatic hosts discuss new medical research and therapies while offering viewers their own recommendations for better health. For show producers it's a winning ratings formula, but for viewers eager for a healthier life, the results aren't so clear cut. ...

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Reducing Emergency Surgery Cuts Health Care Costs

December 22, 2014 10:22 am | News | Comments

As hospitals and health systems increasingly focus on addressing the rising cost of health care in the United States, and with the expense of surgical care playing a major role, physician researchers and others across the healthcare industry are working to identify innovative ways to reduce surgical costs. ...   

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Chinese Hospital Snapped Photos During Surgery

December 22, 2014 9:56 am | News | Comments

Chinese health authorities put a hospital president on probation and fired three other supervisors following public outrage over photos posted online of smiling medical staff posing with patients in the middle of surgery. ...        

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Ocean Bio-Chem's New Disinfectant Effective and Safe Against Viruses, Germs, Bacteria

December 19, 2014 12:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. said earlier this week in an interview with CEOLIVE.TV that its new product, Performacide®, kills bacteria, mold, mildew and non-enveloped viruses that the CDC has issued guidance on including a disinfectant for Ebola. ...    

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