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FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

...others like it) could also prove useful as a power assist that patients wear every day. A renewed ability to flex and extend at the elbow would be especially important to patients who also cannot walk and who may otherwise have to rely on a mouth stick to move their wheelchairs, Dr. Estores added. Veter...

Vaginal Bacteria Vary Among Healthy Women

...k to disease and individual health care needs, and assist doctors and women to make more informed decisions about health issues and treatment plans. Its important for us to understand that the bacterial landscape in vaginas is different in different women and thats normal, Forney said. Every speck of the ...

Mayo Clinic Physicians Have Adapted Real-time 3-D Ultrasound Imaging Devices

...ow this next-era ultrasound imaging technology may assist in peripheral nerve block placement -- the technique of disabling targeted nerves so that a patient doesnt feel pain from surgery. For example, their latest case study, reported in the July issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, describes how they used 3...

Inflamed Intestines Cost Australians Heavily

.... "We also need to educate health professionals to assist earlier diagnosis and improved management."...

Smoking Hampers Healing of the Ligament

... chemokines. Those, in turn, recruit more cells to assist in healing. That process of cellular proliferation and synthesis lasts for several days to several weeks. The final stage of healing involves remodeling of the tissue and can continue for months and even years. An earlier study found an increase in ...

Cigarette Smoking Delays Ligament Healing

...hemokines. Those, in turn, recruit more cells to assist in healing. That process of cellular proliferation... after surgery to see whether ending smoking might assist ligament healing. "Because ligament injuries usually occur suddenly, it's unlikely people will sto...

Software Improvements in Breast MRI Scans

...rograms such as the one evaluated in our study can assist us in interpreting breast MRI scans more easily. Our study suggests that the information provided may improve our ability to distinguish between benign and malignant lesions. Currently, MRI scans are used in addition to mammography when radiologists ...

Sex Offender Honored Twice by Texan Lawmakers

...7-year-old. The "doctor of the day" is on call to assist legislators, their staff members and the public with medical needs. Dr. Nilon Tallant, 75, was introduced by lawmakers in 2006 and again in January of this year's legislative session, even though one legislator said he'd warned others about the phy...

WFP Announces Food Assistance Plan for Timor Leste

...orld Food Programme (WFP) today announced plans to assist the Government of Timor-Leste in meeting the food needs of people living in communities affected by an ongoing drought. "There is a need for food assistance due to the persistence of the drought, and we will work closely with the Government to ens...

Pak Has South Asias Highest Infant Mortality Rate: Report

...rther said that around 10 million children work to assist their families. About 6.463 million children do not go to school, which is the second largest number of such children in a country. The number of street children is growing with almost 25,000 on the streets in Karachi alone, and almost four childre...

Presidential Commission Wants Proper Care of Wounded Soldiers at Their Homes

...e relatives must now leave their homes and jobs to assist with their service members treatment in distant hospitals run by the Departments of Defense or Veterans Affairs. But caring for injuries at home requires support from the V.A., they said, and support offered now is often insufficient. Another con...

DBT And IAVI Forge Partnership To Develop Next Generation Vaccine Candidates

...ners expect to work with an Indian manufacturer to assist with high throughput synthesis, antigen chemical characterization and potency evaluation of proposed AIDS vaccine candidates. The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) was established under the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology in 1986 to give...

Capricious Climate in Indonesia Adds to Farmers Woe

...ot, for the climate has not been on their side to assist them with good yields. Some farmers feel the weather has also turned capricious. Indonesias rice farming had continued undisturbed for generations, even in the face of war or economic disturbances. But now, it appears that something odd has struck I...

The DNA That Spells Double Risk of Heart Attack

...lp cut down the risk. This finding could also assist in zeroing in on novel ways of treating or preventing a condition due to which nearly 100,000 Britons die each year. The latest findings are a result of two research projects which, for the first time has spotted a common DNA sequence that is behind ...

New Therapies may Help to Avoid Transplant in Some Heart Failure Patients

.... Implantable heart pumps, called left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), pump blood through the body, whic...mprovement in heart function during the use of the assist device." Six (9 percent) of the 67 patients had their pump removed without needing a heart transp...

Court Seeks Explanation from Hospital for Childs Amputation

...court also appointed Jubeda Begum, an advocate, to assist the court in the matter. According to a preliminary report submitted to the court, the child's leg was plastered so tightly that a sensitive nerve got pressed, leading to insufficient blood supply in the limb. Pushpa, Jai's mother, said: "On Jan ...

A Serious Look at Mental Health Issues in Children

...nsultants to preschools and child-care programs to assist in such endeavours....

Stem Cells Endless Hope in Place of What Could Have Been a Hopeless End

...utated with no recourse, injected stem cells could assist in reviving circulation in the affected leg. Thus stem cells offer immense hope to scientists, when the situation has turned hopeless for the patient. Now, scientists have explored the potential of stem cells to cure a sick heart. As per recent e...

Practicing Spirituality may Help Smokers to Quit

...t successfully. We may be missing opportunities to assist these smokers." Gonzales and colleagues discover...se their own (the patient's) spiritual practice to assist in a quit attempt. "Our findings suggest that although not all clinicians want to talk about spiri...

New Food Allergy Clinic Opens at University of Michigan Health System

...utritionists who specialize in food allergies will assist families in devising menus to prevent allergic reactions....

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