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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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Emerging Health Threats to be Explored at MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS 2015

December 23, 2014 11:54 am | Comments

Even though TIME magazine named “the Ebola fighters” as the 2014 Person of the Year, the Ebola outbreak proved the health care community has work to do. At the MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS (MWA) 2015 conference and expo, industry leaders will collaboratively discuss this and other pressing health care challenges, lessons learned and breakthrough innovations they can implement immediately. ...   

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Using Laparoscopy For VP Shunt Replacement

December 23, 2014 11:45 am | 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 | 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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Chinese Doctors Punished For Surgery Selfies

December 23, 2014 11:11 am | by Naomi Ng, CNN.com | 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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FDA Approves New Melanoma Drug From Bristol-Meyers

December 23, 2014 10:13 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval Monday to a new drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb to treat the deadliest form of skin cancer. ...                  

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New Technology Could Develop Organs in the Future

December 22, 2014 12:03 pm | 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 | 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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