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Beaming pain relief

...ry, and provide sedation and pain relief, all with virtually no side effects. While the therapy remains largely unknown in the West, Marvin Ziskin, M.D., professor of radiology and medical physics at Temple, first encountered it in the early 1990s on a trip to the former Soviet Union. Ziskin was intrigued but...

New infectious agents pose new risks for people with bleeding disorders, Jefferson hematologist says

... laboratory may not be quite as effective, but are virtually risk-free from contamination.Up until now, decisions on using blood-derived versus recombinant blood products have been left to patients and physicians. Safety studies have not definitively made the case for either. But Dr. Siegel is concerned. "Toda...

Florida Tech funding increases for Alzheimer's care technology

...s and other caregivers have an opportunity to stay virtually connected through a Web interface.In both projects, ICT could bridge the time and space barriers, which often separate loved ones. The pair, with the help of student researchers, will combine their expertise in psychology and information systems/comp...

Journal article validates the coming of age of hair replacement surgery

...er benefits of the SAFE System methodology include virtually pain-free surgery, faster recovery time and increased efficiency for physicians performing the procedure. "These results are very exciting for anyone who has considered hair replacement," explained James Harris, MD. "I feel strongly that this is the ...

Rutgers College of Nursing hosts end-of-life conference

... March 23-24. In 1975 Karen Ann was in a coma and virtually vegetative state when her parents wanted permission to remove her from the respirator which was keeping their daughter alive. After a long court battle, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Quinlans, declaring the Quinlan's right to dec...

Life-threatening lupus responds to stem cell transplant therapy

...s of hospitalization, patients immune systems were virtually destroyed through high doses of chemotherapy. Then the cleansed stem cells were returned to the bone marrow to repopulate the marrow and body in an effort to regenerate a healthier immune system. "The idea is that if you turn back the clock and let...

Treating glaucoma early lowers economic burden

...g early stages of the disease because symptoms are virtually undetectable without an eye exam. In their study, the team sought to determine whether the costs of managing glaucoma varied as the disease progressed in order to understand the relationship of patients' use of health resources to severity of disease...

New vaccine for condition that kills 500,000 children a year

...tigator demonstrated that the oral vaccine Rotateq virtually eliminated the most severe cases of rotavirus, a common childhood virus that sometimes becomes deadly. "This is good news for children everywhere," said principal investigator David O. Matson, M.D., professor of pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medica...

UCSD researchers state vitamin D needed to cut cancer risk

...an cancer, were assessed. This complex analysis of virtually every observational study written on the subject, called a systematic review, paints a clearer picture than any single study and is recognized by scientists as an important tool for establishing a consensus of findings. "A preponderance of evidence, ...

Asthma inhalers adopted more slowly for minority patients and children

...ate of prescription for Hispanic patients remained virtually unchanged. Children also were significantly less likely than adults to receive inhaled steroid medications throughout the years studied, although there was some increase in usage for the youngest children. "Technology adoption in health care requi...

Book looks at improving health-care access for disabled

...nt on disability policy. "The results will benefit virtually everyone at some point in their lives." "This book both opens eyes and offers practical suggestions that could improve quality of life for millions of Americans," wrote C. Everett Koop, M.D., the former U.S. Surgeon General, in a review. "All health-...

A little telomerase isn't enough

...hen them right away." The condition of the mice is virtually identical to the human disease dyskeratosis congenita, which has already been linked to mutations in telomerase that hinder the protein's telomere-maintaining activity. In both mice and people with the condition, stem cells in bone marrow that replen...

Virtual reality could help diagnose heart conditions

...rs learnt how to use theequipment and were able to virtually 'cut through' the heart to see inside,using a virtual pointer, within ten minutes. The ten doctors could alldistinguish healthy from unhealthy hearts and make the correct diagnosis withinonly ten minutes. "At the moment, I-Space technology is only a...

Antibody therapy promising for pediatric neuroblastoma

...ildren who suffer relapses following treatment are virtually incurable. The St. Jude study suggests that the immune system can be manipulated to target cancer cells that have become resistant to traditional chemotherapy. "This is an extraordinary model for advancing the field of pediatric oncology," said Raymo...

New evidence supports century-old theory of cancer spread

...ly when implanted in mice. Even though the idea is virtually unknown to cancer researchers today, many scientists worked on it in the 20th century. From the late 1960's up to today there have been many reports of tumor hybrids." "Aichel implored future scientists to study cancer cells 'from all angles' for evi...

Magnet lab researcher exploring science behind commercial applications of liquid helium

... temperatures (minus 452 degrees Fahrenheit, where virtually everything else is frozen solid). If helium is cooled to even lower temperatures, it becomes "superfluid," meaning that if placed in a closed loop it can flow endlessly without friction. "Superfluid helium has extraordinary properties," said Van Sciv...

UCLA imaging study of children with autism finds broken mirror neuron system

...ature Neuroscience shows children with autism have virtually no activity in a key part of the brain's mirror ne...lly developing children, children with autism have virtually no activity in the pars opercularis of the inferior frontal gyrus, identified by previous research a...

Short-term survival rates better for US vs. Canadian heart failure patients

...lized for heart failure, but by one year there was virtually no difference in the survival rates. "Despite being based on the same medical literature, the health care systems in the United States and Canada have very different results with respect to patients with heart failure," said principal investigator Ha...

Aspirin may help the heart, but one in ten patients will also develop an ulcer, new research shows

...But despite their ulcers, the patients experienced virtually none of the expected warning symptoms, like indigestion, abdominal pain, acid reflux, nausea or bloating. In fact, their ulcers were undetected until the patients underwent an endoscopy. The study was led by gastroenterologist, Professor Neville Yeom...

US heart patients receive more transfusions than international patients

...aid. "In a setting like the U.S., where blood is a virtually unlimited resource, physicians are more apt to reflexively transfuse their patients." In a study published in October, 2004, in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Rao found that heart patients were more than twice as likely to die durin...

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