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NEW ROBOTIC SURGERY ARM APPROVED BY FDA

... video monitor. The surgeon can use hand grips and foot pedals on the console to control three robotic arms that can perform the surgery using a variety of surgical tools. The product, the Da Vinci Surgical System, made by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., of Mountain View, Calif., is the first of its kind.The ro...

India takes on foot-and-mouth disease by vaccinating animals

While the foot and mouth disease is playing havoc with the economies ofdeveloped countries like the UK, India has been adopting a more conservativeapproach of vaccinating the animals for the past three decades. "Vaccinating the domestic animals against FMD on a re...

Shock it to Heal!!

...at a diabetic could have, the dreaded would be the foot ulcer, as damage can be severe enough to require amputation. For diabetics with this dreaded foot ulcer, a boon in disguise would be a new device that delivers a high voltage electric current to the...

GlaxoSmithKline To Cultivate Non-Smoking Environment

GlaxoSmithKline is putting its best foot forward in completing its social responsibility. The steps will also enable the company promote Zyban, its anti-smoking drug. Glaxo is aiding companies cultivate a non-smoking environment as part of its policy, along with providing teams to help in t...

Care for footwear not required diabetic patients

...eople with diabetes should be well aware that good foot care is an essential// part of managing their cond...circulation that is typical in diabetes leaves the foot vulnerable to ulceration and other problems which can lead to serious complications if left unattend...

Diabetics & Foot infections

... that nearly 80 per cent of diabetic patients with foot infections had considerable improvement when they ...cided that a little change in lifestyle and proper foot care would help avoid these problems. The study examined 1,660 patients in the ‘high risk’ category...

Drug Effective for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

...in is beneficial for diabetic patients with severe foot ulcers.// Chronic foot ulcers cause a lot of suffering for diabetic patients and are one of the most expensive diabetic com...

Diabetic Ulcers A Probable Cause Of Depression

...test findings researchers say people with diabetic foot ulcers suffer from a higher level of depression an...ression. Results indicate that those with diabetic foot ulcers usually experience the same depression levels as people who have undergone lower-extremity am...

Mouth Infection better handled with new discovery

...id that the binding action of histatin acts like a foot in the door. Blocking the channel open allows a lethal unregulated flow of potassium and other essential molecules into and out of the cell. Now that the target for histatin has been identified, a better protein can be designed that will even be mo...

‘Loud Noise’ Research may help in Development of Prosthetics for Eldery

...ady been shown that facilitation of other types of foot sensation can be helpful in the elderly by improving the effectiveness of stabilizing reactions and by improving balance control while standing”. The study reported in the April 2005 issue of Psychological Science by Cari Wells, Lawrence M. Ward, R...

Research Finds How Post-traumatic Stress Leads to Long-Lasting Memories

...ed to remain there, demonstrating a memory for the foot shock they had received in the dark compartment. T...k compartment, suggesting they didn't remember the foot shock. "In a separate experiment, we chemically inactivated the amygdala in rats very soon after t...

Arsenic in drinking water

...ene in China (Province of Taiwan), known as ‘black foot disease’. This disease has not been observed in other parts of the world, and it is possible that malnutrition contributes to its development. However, studies in several countries have demonstrated that arsenic causes other, less severe forms of per...

Where there is a will, there is a way!

... 149-km route from Trest near Jihlava to Prague on foot in 28 hours. The 68-year-old Jan Klima's feat was announced Friday by Lubos Rafaj of // Dobry den agency, a Czech record database. The man from Trest, who has suffered five heart attacks and been operated several times, walked to a regular check-up...

Benefits Of Robotic Prostate Surgery- But At What Cost?

...e operating table, pushing a joystick and pressing foot controls to remotely manipulate the three robotic arms at the bedside. Robotics is meant to eliminate hand tremors, but some surgeons find the lack of contact with instruments disconcerting. So far, patient demand, not evidence, is the driving forc...

Exubera could mean the end of an insulin injection era for diabetics

...nd organ damage, blindness, and kidney failure and foot ailments. Despite approval, many would still have to use needles, because the drug is not a replacement for the currently available longer-acting insulin. In addition, patients who smoke will be excluded from taking the drug, because of evidence th...

Magnets May Not Relieve Pain

...se of magnetic insoles in shoes do not relieve the foot pain. Reporting in the current issue of Mayo Clini...ins. Searchers for the study had said adults with foot pain are likely to initiate self-treatment with magnets based on personal recommendations or belief ...

Reflexology, complement therapy for breast cancer patients

... to other treatments. . Reflexology is specialized foot therapy that applies firm pressure to certain parts of the sole of the foot – helps women adjust better to their treatment. Reflexology can be used to support patients through ...

Complete Robotic Surgery To Revolutionize Surgical Treatment of Prostate Cancer

...es four robotic “arms” and “wrists” using hand and foot controls. One of the robotic arms holds a tiny video camera, one works as a retractor and the other two replicate the surgeon’s exact hand movements. The camera and instruments are inserted through small keyhole incisions in the patient’s abdomen. Th...

The Polymicrobial Nature Of Diabetic Foot Infections

... to produce tissue necrosis and ulcers//. Diabetic foot infections are generally polymicrobial in nature. ...plications, evaluated the bacteriology of diabetic foot ulcers at the Adan teaching hospital, Ministry of Health in Kuwait, Kuwait. The relative frequency o...

Harsh British Winter Could Kill Upto 90,000 Pensioners

...hile large parts of England were under more than a foot of snow for weeks. (IANS)...

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