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NEW ROBOTIC SURGERY ARM APPROVED BY FDA

... the tool, giving surgeons additional manipulation ability during laparoscopic surgery, enabling easier, more intricate motion and better control of surgical tools. The new robotic system is intended to be used in an operating room in laparoscopic procedures, for example for gall bladder disease or gastro-e...

Amphetamines Help Recovery of Stroke Patients

...es were given to 30 stroke patients who lost their ability to speak. Dr.D.Hal Unwin told that while they don't know for sure until the results are finalized, "It looks like it works". He also says it is known from previous studies that people learn better on amphetamines and therefore may be able to re-learn...

Cinnamon May Help Diabetics

People with type 2 diabetes may improve their ability to regulate their blood sugar by adding a little spice to their life.In preliminary findings, cinnamon helped fat cells recognize and respond to insulin, the hormone that removes excess glucose from the blood and deposits it into cells. In a test tub...

More Accurate "PROSTATE CANCER" Test can save Unnecessary Biopsies

...d a "Free PSA" has further improved the diagnostic ability to detect the cancer and save almost 75% of the patients an unnecessary biopsy of the gland. PSA exists in blood as either being bound to protein or some of it floats around freely. This free form of PSA is key to identifying the patient who requires...

Debate Rages over firing of HIV infected health care workers

...rtant to Waddell that he be evaluated based on his ability to practice well and safely rather than based on stereotypes or inflated concerns or irrational fears," Scarborough said. Among those supporting Waddell is Dr. Donald Marianos of Northern Arizona University, a participant in the development of the US...

Brain death – How to cope with it

...ople in a persistent vegetative state who have the ability to breathe and therefore have the potential to wake up in a year or two," he added. It is very difficult for the people involved to actually take this hard decision to stop life support. But by coming to terms with death they can actually avoid a l...

Man against HIV – new vaccine ready for human trials

... vaccine to see how effective this could be. The ability of the virus to mutate and survive has made it smart and strong to survive all the initiatives man has taken to eliminate it. The TAT vaccine is the latest hope for man against the virus! Lets hope this works!!...

How do babies understand language?

...ancement of science in San Francisco.For years the ability of children to pick up language and to become familiar with it has baffled scientists.Anyone who listens to foreign language finds it even difficult to say where a word begins or ends, but children learn to adapt to strange languages in just one or t...

New antibiotic already developing resistance

...ay life in these settings. Bacteria have an innate ability to mutate, and when they are repeatedly exposed to an antibiotic, they learn to change themselves in order to evade the drug. Bacteria that cause diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis and meningitis have learned to outsmart standard treatments. Wi...

Avoid sudden death by quick cooling

... cool buildings. They have eight times the cooling ability of water, according to Becker. If things go according to the calculations of these doctors then a patient can be brought to the emergency room with sudden cardiac arrest and then his heart can be cooled and the heart can be treated slowly while a ma...

Special proteins to fight TB identified

...s of heat-shock proteins block the TVB bacterium's ability to infect cells, but another explanation is that the presence of extra heat-shock proteins sends a warning to the immune system, the report indicates. This study has led the scientists headed by Dr. Stewart to opine that finding a way to produce ext...

Obesity raises IVF miscarriage risk

...s. Professor Norman speculated that as the body's ability to deal with insulin properly could be affected by carrying excess weight, this could impact on the supply of blood to the developing placenta....

Arthroscopy for Ankles

... electrothermal and laser probes have expanded the ability of arthroscopy to remove bone chips and repair tissue damage in the ankle. Sparing patients from surgical injury and lengthy recovery and rehabilitation time not only saves patients from pain and inconvenience, it also saves them money, Stienstra say...

Shock it to Heal!!

...cers as a result of poor circulation and a reduced ability to fight infection. The conventional way to treat such ulcers would be by cleaning and daily dressing with appropriate aseptic measures, keeping the wound moist and resting the affected limb. According to the recent study which involved 35 diabetic ...

Ear infection- a new treatment

...itish Medical Journal shows that bacteria with the ability to inhibit the growth of the pathogens responsible for ear infections can be used successfully and may help reduce the use of antibiotics. Acute Otitis Media is one of the most common bacterial infections in young children, and is often treated// wi...

Reversing heart failure

...lant.Heart failure is characterised by a decreased ability of the heart muscle to pump blood around the body. Till now, it has always been assumed that heart failure is irreversible - with the only real cure being a transplant.// The left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a mechanical pump which is used ...

Minor mutations in HIV virus

...e immune response that is generated depends on the ability to recognise the displayed HIV fragment. The stu...e response in one person, and that it retains this ability even after it is transmitted to the next person according to researchers. When this happens, the im...

Air pollution affects the heart

...your heart should beat regularly but, in fact, the ability to adapt heart rate with minor fluctuations in its beat rate is a sign of good health. Heart rate variability indicates the state of the blood vessels, blood pressure and the heart's electrical activity. The fact that air pollution appears to be link...

Less drinking less stroke

... effects of alcohol were probably derived from its ability to raise levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and to thin the blood, which might explain the lowered risk of silent strokes with moderate intake. ...

Alcohol linked to brain activity

...untary and involuntary actions of the body such as ability to button a shirt or put a key in a lock. It is thought that alcohol exerts benefits through thinning the blood vessels and by increasing levels of high density lipoprotein (LDL, or 'good' cholesterol) in the blood. This study suggests that the usual...

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