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Men Under Knife to Reduce Bulging Waistline in Britian

...es on men over 50, brow lifts account for 5%, chin implants for 3% and ear surgery for 2%. Surgeon Patrick Whitfield said: 'In many cases, saggy skin around the eye area can add a decade on to a man. Its extremely rewarding seeing a rather conservative 50-something man bound out of the clinic after his six...

Implanon,norplant,Jadelle - Vary in Side Effects

...nancies. The most common side effect with all the implants was changes in bleeding pattern. Rates of amenorrh...n the studies continued to use their contraceptive implants for two or more years, says lead researcher Jo Power, who works at the Margaret Pyke Centre in Londo...

Floida to Electronically Track Alzheimers Patients

... of any population," Barnes said. While the RFID implants have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, VeriChip is testing the effectiveness of the chips in a real-world situation to see if Alzheimer's patients with the chip receive "quicker and better treatment" than those without, said Ver...

Drug Eluting Nanostructured Coatings Enable Targeted Drug Therapy for Orthopedic Patients

...ired duration of time. In the case of orthopedic implants with nanotubes on the implant surfaces, drugs such as antibiotics can be loaded in the tubes and released right at the site of implantation. This method, which targets the drug where it is needed, can avoid the side effects due to high dosages normal...

Researchers Find Estrogen Governs Genes That Affect Aggression

...roduction of testosterone, and then fitted in them implants that controlled their testosterone levels. Upon treatment with a drug that halts the production of estrogen, it was found that normally aggressive mice became less aggressive when faced limited daylight as in winter. On the other hand, normally doc...

Now, Natural Looking, Energy Efficient Robotic Ankles for Amputees

...es that attach directly to bone and draw on neural implants and sensors for automatic feedback and control. "Human beings aren't disabled. It's the technology that is provided to human beings that is disabled," Herr said. Herr and his group recently demonstrated their Active Ankle-Foot Prosthesis, part of a...

OrthoGlide(TM) Medial Knee Implant Reports Over 200 Implants

...er and manufacturer announced today that over 200 implants have been completed in the United States using the...ul osteoarthritis of the knee. Approximately 100 implants were performed during the first 11 months of the commercial availability of OrthoGlide. The second g...

Radical Idea of Implanting Tiny Electrodes to the Deaf

...ah State University. The possible auditory nerve implants likely would be suitable for the same people who a...t the low power requirements of the auditory nerve implants might lead to development of totally implantable devices. That would be an improvement over the exte...

Marijuana Beneficial in Fighting Lung Tumors, Study

...earchers injected THC into mice which had received implants of human lung cancer cells. Tumors reduced in size by 50%, compared to mice which did not receive this treatment. Paul B. Fisher, PhD, a professor of clinical pathology at Columbia University, commented that the research is certainly interesting bu...

Software System to Improve the Function of Retinal Implants

...m that is hoped to improve the function of retinal implants significantly. //With the aid of the software, the visual prosthesis "learns" to generate exactly those signals, which are expected and can be interpreted by the brain. Nearly two dozens of patients in Germany and the U.S. have so far been implanted...

Hip Resurfacing Fever Catches on in US

...ain. But the metal-on-plastic friction means the implants can begin wearing out in about 15 years, sooner if sports or other activities increase pressure on the joint. For the average 65-year-old, that's no problem. But a 50-year-old, in contrast, could very well wear out an initial replacement and have lit...

Cochlear Implantation Increases Meningitis Risk

... new study has found that the presence of cochlear implants increases the risk of bacterial infections that ca...e of meningitis, a third of the rats with cochlear implants were stricken with meningitis. The study’s authors found that in these cases, cochlear implantation ...

FDA Approves INFUSE Bone Graft for Use in Dentistry

...nts who were previously poor candidates for dental implants to revisit this procedure as a more permanent means to help restore their natural bite characteristics." Source- Emediawire/L...

Small Implant To Check On Cancer

...his technique is yet to be tested on humans. These implants could let the doctor know about the extent of spread of cancer cells and the effect of drugs on them. The current procedure of scans and blood test do not highlight the extent of drug penetration in to the tumor. For doctors, it is an uphill task t...

Computer Imaging Assists With Facial Reconstructive Surgery

...etween 1999 and 2004. Six of the patients received implants in their chins, while eight underwent a procedure known as osseous genioplasty, involving surgery on the chin bone. Preoperative and postoperative photographs were analyzed and the distance from the porion (the top of the external ear canal) to the p...

Making Sense of the World Through a Cochlear Implant

...e to study variation in the hearing of people with implants – why is it that some people do better at understanding speech than others. We hope that this will help inform speech and hearing therapy in the future.' Source-Eurekalert SR...

New Study: Pine Bark Significantly Reduces Endometriosis

...tion of oestrogen stops, depriving the endometrial implants of oestrogen, causing them to become inactive and degenerate. Most women will stop bleeding within 2 months of starting treatment and return of ovulation and menstruation varies. Endometriosis affects women in their reproductive years and is estima...

Prostate Brachytherapy Causes Fewer Side Effects Than Surgery

... long-term side effects profile withradiation seed implants than they do with surgery, according to a study.// Doctors in France conducted the first-ever multi-institutional, comparative study of men with early stage prostate cancer to evaluate a man’s quality of life, treatment-related side effects and cos...

Technology Changes in Glucose Monitoring Implants

...le.' Yet, there are limits set by the FDA. These implants are not to be intended as an alternative to traditional self-monitoring of blood glucose. The FDA cautions: 'These devices are intended to serve as an adjunct, supplying additional information on glucose trends that are not available from traditional...

Hearing Loss in Children Leads to Substantial Meningitis Risk

...tion determined that children who receive cochlear implants to counter hearing loss are more likely to develop meningitis. Worldwide, 90 of the 60,000 people receiving cochlear implant have been stricken with meningitis, drawing particular concern within the medical community. Otolaryngology- Head and Neck...

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