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Radiation a Risk For Brain Tumors in Young People

November 5, 2014 12:36 pm | Comments

In people under age 30, radiation is a risk factor for a type of brain tumor called a meningioma, a Loyola University Medical Center study has found.                                        

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Granger Casualty Test Can Make Epilepsy Surgery More Affective

November 5, 2014 12:21 pm | Comments

A new statistical test that looks at the patterns of high-frequency network activity flow from brain signals can help doctors pinpoint the exact location of seizures occurring in the brain and make surgery more effective, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Emory University School of Medicine ...

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Mexican Boy to Have Tumor Surgery in U.S.

November 5, 2014 12:04 pm | by the Associated Press | Comments

An 11-year-old Mexican boy suffering from a massive tumor, who drew international attention after U.S. Homeland Security Investigations helped him get treatment in New Mexico, is scheduled to have a series of surgeries in Albuquerque to remove the large growth on his shoulder ...    

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Surgery For Sleep Apnea Improves Ashthma Control

November 5, 2014 10:44 am | Comments

Surgical removal of the tonsils and adenoids in children suffering from sleep apnea is associated with decreased asthma severity, according to the first large study of the connection, published in the journal PLOS Medicine ...          

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Researchers Discover Why Anesthetics Can Cause Long-Term Memory Loss

November 4, 2014 11:19 am | Comments

Researchers at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine have shown why anesthetics can cause long-term memory loss, a discovery that can have serious implications for post-operative patients ...                  

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Stryker to Pay $1.43 Billion in Hip Replacement Lawsuit

November 4, 2014 10:59 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

Medical implant maker Stryker will pay at least $1.43 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits from patients who had to have surgery to remove problematic hip implants, under a deal announced Monday. The agreement, brokered by a New Jersey Superior Court judge, resolves state and federal lawsuits against the maker of orthopedics ...

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Surgery for Spinal Stenosis All Over the Map

November 4, 2014 10:30 am | Comments

When it comes to surgical interventions for spinal stenosis, patients across the country are subject to an "accident of geography" that makes spinal decompression surgery more than 8 times as likely in Tacoma, Washington, than the Bronx, New York, and spinal fusion surgery 14 times more frequent in Tyler, Texas, than Bangor, Maine ... 

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Inhaled Ebola Vaccine May Offer Long-Term Protection

November 3, 2014 3:12 pm | Comments

A potentially breathable, respiratory vaccine in development has been shown to provide long-term protection for non-human primates against the deadly Ebola virus, as reported this week in the online edition of the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics ...

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Pain, Depression Put Older Adults at Risk of Delirium Following Surgery

November 3, 2014 11:39 am | Comments

New research reports that preoperative pain and depressive symptoms in older adults place them at greater risk of delirium following surgery. According to the findings published today in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, both pain and depression are independent and interactive risk factors for delirium, suggesting a cumulative effect ... 

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More Than Half of Obese Drop Out of Bariatric Surgery Despite Being in Publicly-Funded Healthcare Program

November 3, 2014 11:22 am | Comments

Researchers from the University Health Network in Toronto are hoping to improve the operational efficiency of bariatric surgery programs to increase access to care. Studies have shown that bariatric operations can alleviate chronic health issues like diabetes and arthritis for extremely obese people ...

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Couple Marries After Losing 380 Pounds Through Weight Loss Surgery

November 3, 2014 10:59 am | Comments

A Detroit-area couple who met in a support group for weight loss surgery patients exchanged wedding vows after losing a collective 380 pounds. Crysta Danaher, 34, of Windsor, and Bill Anderson, 44, of Allen Park, were married Saturday at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, where they had bariatric surgery and later met, the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/1GdnjeH ) reported ...

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Preterm, Low-Weight Babies May Need New Hips as Adults

November 3, 2014 10:37 am | Comments

Researchers from Australia report that low birth weight and preterm birth are linked to increased risk for osteoarthritis (OA)-related hip replacements in adulthood. Findings published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, Arthritis Care & Research, indicate that low birth weight and pre-term babies were not at greater risk of knee arthroplasty due to OA as adults ... 

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Guidelines Published For The Treatment of Pediatric Hydrocephalus

November 3, 2014 10:14 am | Comments

The Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group is pleased to announce today's publication of "Pediatric hydrocephalus: systematic literature review and evidence-based guidelines," a supplement to the November issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics ... 

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Heart's Own Immune Cells Can Help It Heal

October 31, 2014 12:03 pm | by Julia Evangelou Strait, Washington University in St. Louis | Comments

The heart holds its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it heal after injury, according to new research in mice at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Most of the time when the heart is injured, these beneficial immune cells are supplanted by immune cells from the bone marrow, which are spurred to converge in the heart and cause inflammation that leads to further damage ...

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Scientists Trigger Self-Destruct Switch in Lung Cancer Cells

October 31, 2014 11:51 am | Comments

UK scientists have found a drug combination that can trigger the self-destruct process in lung cancer cells - paving the way for new treatments, according to research that will be presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool next week ...

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