The device, called a nerve guidance conduit (NGC), is a framework of tiny tubes that guide the damaged nerve ends towards each other so that they can repair naturally.
Many physicians who tested their breast-examination skills on a new type of pressure-sensing breast model failed to detect masses deep in the breast because they were not pressing hard enough, a study has found.
Additional study needed to affirm consistency of findings to latest surgeon training practices, other factors, say researchers.
Millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul.
Health in All Policies, or HiAP, has gained traction in some governments but little research has gone into measuring its effectiveness.
About 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers got the wrong tax information from the government, the Obama administration said Friday, and officials are asking those affected to delay filing their 2014 returns.
An 18-year-old student is struggling to survive after he was infected by a superbug outbreak tied to contaminated medical instruments at a Los Angeles hospital, his attorney said.
$250,000 given to winners at second annual National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) Competition.
Policy and environmental changes are very important in preventing unhealthy weight gain but may not help people with severe obesity achieve substantial weight loss, according to a report published online February 18 in The Lancet.
Anesthesiologist Richard Berlin, M.D., will lead the first-ever obstetric fistula repair mission for international children's medical aid organization Operation Smile.
Contaminated medical instruments are to blame for infecting seven patients, including two who died, with a potentially deadly superbug at a Los Angeles hospital, officials said. A total of 179 patients have been exposed to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
The number of U.S. measles cases this year has risen to 141, with most of the new illnesses tied to outbreaks at Disneyland in California and an Illinois day care center.
Geriatric trauma patients benefit from quality-of-care consultations that determine their risk of cognitive and physical decline.
New diagnostic approach can readily be adapted to other institutions’ practice settings according to new Journal of American College of Surgeons study.
A growing group of neurosurgeons are providing brain tumor and stroke patients with a national search tool that helps them find surgeons trained in new surgical approaches focused on identifying, mapping and often accessing and removing challenging deep-seated tumors or certain strokes that may have once been considered inoperable.