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Botox Can Reach Nervous System

April 16, 2015 10:46 am | by UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND | Comments

 Botox - best known for its ability to smooth wrinkles - has been extremely useful for the treatment of over-active muscles and spasticity as it promotes local and long-term paralysis.

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'4-D' Lung Cancer Model Could Quicken Discoveries

April 16, 2015 10:41 am | by HOUSTON METHODIST | Comments

"Our model truly captures the phenomenon of cancer metastasis," said Houston Methodist thoracic surgeon and scientist, Min P. Kim, M.D., the report's principal investigator.

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ACS Supports Repeal of Sustainable Growth Rate Formula

April 16, 2015 10:37 am | by American College of Surgeons | Comments

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) gratefully acknowledges the U.S. Senate’s landslide 92-8 vote Tuesday to stabilize the Medicare program. 

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After Lung Transplant Return to Work, Feel Better

April 15, 2015 10:18 am | by DEUTSCHES AERZTEBLATT INTERNATIONAL | Comments

Returning to everyday life and resuming work in one's regular occupation are common goals of transplant patients, yet not all who undergo lung transplantation can go back to work.

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Researchers Find Precise Heat to Boost Immune System Against Tumors

April 15, 2015 10:14 am | by THE GEISEL SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT DARTMOUTH | Comments

The immune system recognizes and usually eliminates small tumors, but other tumors become clinical problems and are known to block the antitumor tendencies with a natural system for immunosuppression. Recently, scientists have worked to learn how to reverse this tumor-mediated immunosuppression. 

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Blood Test Can Predict Future Breast Cancer

April 15, 2015 10:10 am | by FACULTY OF SCIENCE - UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN | Comments

He stressed the method has been tested and validated only for a single population (cohort) and needs to be validated more widely before it can be used practically.

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Surgeon Gives Patch Stamp of Approval

April 14, 2015 11:14 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

His facility was one of the first two or three given it to try out and see how it worked realistically. “The surgeons who are out there need to once use it, and they will always use it,” he said.

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Biomarker Discovered for Uterine Cancer

April 14, 2015 10:19 am | by UPPSALA UNIVERSITY | Comments

Endometrial cancer of the uterus is the most common form of gynecologic cancer in Europe and North America. The treatment primarily consists of removing the uterus and in some cases offering chemotherapy if the risk of recurrence is deemed high.

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Study Provides Insight Into Public Interest in Medicines Research

April 14, 2015 10:02 am | by UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER | Comments

Increased engagement and involvement of patients in research has been shown to increase study recruitment/retention and improve patient experience, supporting the delivery of better healthcare through the development of new diagnostics, medicines and devices.

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Stem Cells Could Slow, Reverse Age-Related Macular Degeneration

April 14, 2015 9:51 am | by CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER | Comments

Age-related macular degeneration affects upward of 15 million Americans. It occurs when the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula, deteriorates. 

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Study: Less Doctors Think EMRs Improve Outcomes, Reduce Errors

April 14, 2015 9:43 am | by Accenture | Comments

However, despite doctors increasing their use of technology over that time, fewer physicians believe that EMR has improved treatment decisions (46 percent in 2015 vs. 62 percent in 2012), reduced medical errors (64 vs. 72 percent) and improved health outcomes for patients (46 vs. 58 percent).

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Cleaner and Greener

April 13, 2015 10:47 am | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Comments

Instrument sterilization and re-processing not only protects against infection, but can go a long way in helping control operating costs.

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Pain Relievers May Diminish Joy

April 13, 2015 10:44 am | by OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY | Comments

In the study, participants who took acetaminophen reported less strong emotions when they saw both very pleasant and very disturbing photos, when compared to those who took placebos.

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New Precautions Released for Hospital Visitors

April 13, 2015 10:41 am | by SOCIETY FOR HEALTHCARE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF AMERICA | Comments

The guidance looks to reduce the potential for healthcare visitors in spreading dangerous bacteria within the healthcare facility and community.

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Nearly 9 in 10 US Adults Have Health Insurance

April 13, 2015 10:38 am | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | Comments

Whether the new number from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index turns out to be a high-water mark for President Barack Obama's health care law, or a milestone on the path toward his goal of getting virtually all U.S. residents covered, remains to be seen.

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