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NeuroArm: Navigating the future of surgery

...rld can work within an eighth of an inch. NeuroArm makes it possible for surgeons to work accurately within...and alongside the other people involved in surgery makes it a very complex environment," says the project's robotics engineer Alex Greer. By acquiring first-...

Global Fund must fund salaries of health workers to deliver HIV, TB and malaria treatments

...ituation. "The Global Fund has an advantage that makes it a key actor in the field of supporting health workforces," they say. "Most other donors are forced to aim for sustainability in the conventional sense, implying that beneficiary countries should gradually replace international funding with domesti...

New reflux guidelines released

... patients do not have visible esophageal erosions, makes diagnosis and treatment of GERD a challenge. Furthermore, non-gastrointestinal entities, such as cardiac or pulmonary disease, may produce symptoms that are similar to those attributable to GERD. Some new technologies offer opportunities for more a...

Medical students should be taught about rape

...all drug-facilitated sexual assaults. This reality makes a recent ruling by a UK appeal court that a student was not raped, because she had voluntarily consumed large quantities of alcohol, even more troubling. "The ACMD recommends that the Department of Health develop and disseminate guidelines to staff...

Drugs for Parkinson's disease may ease stroke-related disability

...strongly linked to motor neglect, a condition that makes patients slow to move toward the left side. Like stroke patients with motor neglect, Parkinson's patients are also slow to initiate responses involving movement. Scientists attribute this deficit in Parkinson's disease to loss of neurons that use t...

Fragile X, Down syndromes linked to faulty brain communication

...er percentage than in the general population. This makes Fragile X, which can be studied in mice, the only genetic model for autism. As the syndrome's name suggests, the responsible gene, called Fmr1, is located on the X chromosome. Because boys have only one X chromosome while girls have two, boys are u...

Report reveals estimated high prevalence and heavy cost of type 2 diabetes complications

... more other serious health problems. "The report makes it clear that we have a major national issue when it comes to diabetes management, and that urgent action is needed," said Daniel Einhorn, MD, FACE, and Secretary of the Board of Directors of AACE. "People with type 2 diabetes need to achieve and ma...

Weak immune response critical to disease that causes most infant hospitalizations

...pread availability of advanced respiratory therapy makes U.S. RSV fatalities rare.) Analysis of the lung samples showed high concentrations of RSV and inflammatory signaling molecules associated with infection, but no sign of T-cell activity. "This significantly changes the way we look at how we want to ...

New guideline for screening mammography for women 40 to 49 years of age

...on and Publishing Division at ACP. The guideline makes four recommendations for women between the ages of 40 and 49: Clinicians should periodically perform individualized assessment of risk for breast cancer to help guide decisions about screening mammography. Clinicians should inform women i...

1 out of every 3 arthritis sufferers is affected in ability to work

... injury, and prolonged negative effects of illness makes simple social and economic sense." The authors note that future research on public health and arthritis management could address what types of work people with arthritis are unable to do, which groups are more affected and why, and how intervention...

Still some way to go in tackling racism in mental health care

... published last week by the Healthcare Commission, makes grim reading for people of African and Caribbean origin living in England and Wales, write Professors Kwame McKenzie and Kamaldeep Bhui. The survey of 32,023 inpatients on mental health wards in 238 NHS and private healthcare hospitals reported tha...

A new, nanoporous ceramic filter offers hope to kidney-dialysis patients

...s most noteworthy achievement is a technology that makes it easier to re-melt and reuse aluminum scraps by consolidating shavings, wires and other fine pieces of the metal into a bulk form that melts more readily. EMV's foray into biomaterials began several years ago, when, as an adjunct professor at W...

Studies highlight advances in diagnosis, medical therapy

...PI is a very good test. And the use of regadenoson makes MPI even better," Dr. Thomas said. Dr. Thomas will present this study on Monday, March 26, at 1:45 p.m. in La Nouvelle Orleans C....

Studies highlight 'real world' use, safety of drug-eluting stents

...od samples before and after adding a chemical that makes untreated platelets clump together. If 70 percent or more of the platelets clumped together despite the large clopidogrel dose, the patient was considered a nonresponder. All patients then received double antiplatelet therapy with 325 mg aspirin and...

Nanoparticles can track cells deep within living organisms

...one's individual frequency, says Wickline. That makes the labeled cells potentially useful for vascular research as well. "Many kinds of cells are involved in the formation of new blood vessels," Partlow says. "Because we can create a separate MRI signature for different cells with these various types o...

Cornell researcher helping develop quick, cheap HIV/AIDS test

... to initiate and when to stop the treatment, which makes this test so important. "While such testing is routine in Western countries -- and used repeatedly over the course of treatment to see if interventions are effective -- it's unavailable to many people in the developing world, especially in rural area...

Embargoed March/April Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...equent grant activity, which, the authors suggest, makes the program important in supporting the early career development of family medicine researchers. Research Productivity Among Recipients of AAFP Foundation Grants By Martin C. Mahoney, M.D., Ph.D., et al LESSON FROM JAZZ IMPROVISATION FOR THE MEDIC...

Health insurance fails to protect Americans from financial risk

...t is the right thing to do, only to be buried. It makes even honest, hardworking people like us wonder if it would have been better to not have had insurance in the first place." ...

Key science Web sites buried in information avalanche

...ctions that may not be intended by the user and so makes some sites more accessible than others. Search engines such as Google play an increasingly important gate-keeping role that will influence the information that is found. They can shape "winners and losers" by means that are not always apparent and m...

New cigarette designs don't offer lower predicted cancer risks

... any meaningful degree. The paper states that this makes promises of reduced harm based on such removal "speculative and unverified." "Despite all the years of research, we can only account for a small percentage of the carcinogenicity of smoking conventional cigarettes," said Pankow, Ph.D., professor in...

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