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Bad Drugs Likely Killed Indian Women

November 17, 2014 10:17 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

Tainted drugs apparently killed 13 women who underwent sterilization procedures in central India after autopsies ruled out any surgery faults, according to officials. ...                             

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Study Offers New Clue Into How Anesthesia Works

November 14, 2014 12:03 pm | Comments

Anesthesia, long considered a blessing to patients and surgeons, has been a mystery for much of its 160-plus-year history in the operating room ...                    

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Organ Sales Prove Costly to People of Nepal

November 14, 2014 11:50 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

Under crushing financial strain, Kumar Budathoki sold one of his kidneys to organ traffickers for $5,000, a sum he hoped would help set him up for a lifetime free of money problems. Instead, he got a lifetime of health problems — and only a fraction of the money promised to him by a shady broker in Hokshe, a village of tiny farms and mud huts that has been the center of the illegal organ trade in Nepal for more than a decade ...

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3D Printing Could Revolutionize Burn Treatment

November 14, 2014 11:28 am | by Alexander Trowbridge, CBS News | Comments

Dr. Marc Jeschke, the head of one of Canada's largest burn treatment centers, had to admit the 3D skin printer in his hands didn't look revolutionary ...                       

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Groundbreaking Surgery Could Help Arizona Man Walk Again

November 13, 2014 10:41 am | by Foxnews.com | Comments

Doctors hope a Scottsdale, Ariz. man who severed his spine in a dirt bike accident will regain the ability to walk after becoming the first-ever patient to undergo a groundbreaking new spinal cord surgery.      

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Study Breaks Down How Kids Suffer Head Injuries

November 13, 2014 10:13 am | by Elizabethe Holland Durando, Washington University in St. Louis | Comments

A study in which more than 43,000 children were evaluated for head trauma offers an unprecedented picture of how children most frequently suffer head injuries, report physicians at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.   

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Indian Doctor Arrested, Denies Role in Sterilization Deaths

November 13, 2014 9:49 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

The doctor who conducted sterilization procedures after which 13 women died in central India was arrested, but insisted he didn't do anything wrong — even though he said he used to perform up to 10 times more surgeries a day than allowed ...  

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Innovative Approach to Treating Pancreatic Cancer Combines Chemo and Immuno Therapy

November 12, 2014 11:08 am | Comments

VCU Massey Cancer Center and VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM) researchers discovered a unique approach to treating pancreatic cancer that may be potentially safe and effective. The treatment method involves immunochemotherapy - a combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy, which uses the patient's own immune system to help fight against disease ... 

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Genes Identify Kidney Transplant Rejection

November 12, 2014 10:34 am | Comments

Acute rejection after kidney transplantation occurs in about 15%-20% of patients despite immunosuppressive therapy. Rejection is usually heralded by an increase in the patient's serum creatinine (a marker of kidney function), and a kidney biopsy is then performed to confirm whether rejection is taking place ... 

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Sterilization Deaths Show India's Healthcare Ills

November 12, 2014 10:10 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

The women were poor, from villages in central India where the promise of a few dollars is all but impossible to resist. Many had babies so young they were still nursing at their mothers' breasts ...              

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How To Prepare Your Child For Surgery

November 11, 2014 1:41 pm | by Deborah Goodman, Deseret News | Comments

One of the greatest stressors for parents is when our children have to undergo surgical procedures. My experiences with children’s surgery have run the gamut —from minor things like tear duct openings for our youngest when he was one year old to a very complicated open heart surgery for our third child when he was only a week old ... 

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Migraine Linked to Defective 'Insulation' Around Nerve Fibers

November 11, 2014 12:11 pm | Comments

A new study shows cellular-level changes in nerve structure and function that may contribute to the development of migraine headaches, reports the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) ... 

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Eight Women Dead in India After Sterilization Surgery

November 11, 2014 11:28 am | by Rishi Iyengar, Time.com | Comments

Eight women died on Monday in the Indian state of Chattisgarh following government-sponsored sterilization surgery, according to a state medical official.                 

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Molecular Breakthrough Could Halt Spread of Prostate Cancer

November 10, 2014 11:48 am | Comments

Scientists believe a new treatment, shown to be effective in mice, could halt the growth of tumors in patients with prostate cancer.                                              

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Obesity Plays Major Role in Igniting Autoimmune Diseases

November 10, 2014 11:36 am | Comments

Autoimmune diseases like Crohn's Disease and multiple sclerosis, in which the immune system attacks its own body rather than predatory invaders, affect 5-20 % of the global community.         

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