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Complications After Thigh Lift Surgery Common, But Usually Minor

December 30, 2014 11:08 am | Comments

Performed as part of body contouring procedures in patients with massive weight loss, a procedure called medial thigh lift carries a substantial risk of complications, reports a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). ...  

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Weight-Loss Surgery Not an Easy Way Out

December 30, 2014 10:28 am | by Jen Rini, The News Journal | Comments

Craig Gilbert had estimated he had about 10 years left to live. At 363 pounds he had diabetes, sky-rocketing blood pressure and cholesterol so high it actually had begun to block the coronary artery in his heart. ...        

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Scientists Help Put Bed Bugs to Bed - Forever

December 29, 2014 12:08 pm | Comments

The world owes a debt of gratitude to Simon Fraser University biologist Regine Gries. Her arms have provided a blood meal for more than a thousand bedbugs each week for five years while she and her husband, biology professor Gerhard Gries, searched for a way to conquer the global bedbug epidemic. ...   

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Scientists Focus on How Lung Cancer Spreads

December 29, 2014 11:45 am | Comments

CANCER RESEARCH UK scientists have taken microscopic images revealing that the protein ties tethering cells together are severed in lung cancer cells - meaning they can break loose and spread, according to research published in Cell Reports on Dec. 24. ...   

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Protein Could Target Ebola, Other Infections

December 29, 2014 11:28 am | Comments

A protein called GRP78 could be a universal therapeutic target for treating human diseases like brain cancer, Ebola, Influenza, Hepatitis and superbug bacteria such as MRSE and MRSA, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University-led pre-clinical study published this month in the Journal of Cellular Physiology. ...   

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Gallbladder Surgery: Many Patients Who Would Benefit The Most Don't Get It

December 29, 2014 11:11 am | Comments

Gallbladder removal is one of the most common operations performed in older adults. Yet, research from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston shows many patients who would benefit most from the surgery don't get it. ...     

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South Korean Cosmetic Surgery Staff Partied While Operating

December 29, 2014 10:40 am | by The Guardian | Comments

South Korean health authorities have said they are investigating a cosmetic surgery clinic in Seoul after photographs emerged online apparently showing medical staff partying in an operating theatre. ...        

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Surgery Can Provide Elbow Pain Relief in Minutes

December 29, 2014 9:59 am | by Roxanne Stein, WPTV | Comments

A surgery to relieve pain in the elbow can now be completed in just a few minutes with minimal invasion. ...                          

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Researchers Map Paths to Cancer Drug Resistance

December 23, 2014 4:07 pm | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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Limit Imaging Scans For Headache? Neurosurgeons Concerned

December 23, 2014 12:11 pm | Comments

Recent guidelines seeking to reduce the use of neuroimaging tests for patients with headaches run the risk of missing or delaying the diagnosis of brain tumors, according to a special article in the January issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. ...      

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