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Aussie Comedian Apologises for Pam Anderson Hepatitis Joke

...cted the serious blood virus from sharing a tattoo needle with her ex-hubby, Tommy Lee, had no immediate comment on the issue....

Tenaxis Medical Inc. Announces First Human Use of Vascular Sealant

...e and immediately stopped the bleeding through the needle holes created when the artificial graft was sutured in place and the artery-graft junction was exposed to full arterial pressure. Dr James Zimmerman, a vascular surgeon with Pacific Coast Cardiac & Vascular Surgeons, Redwood City, California, atten...

New Nano-power Could Make Biopsies Sensitive and Efficient

...loaded with nanoparticles, could be attracted to a needle within two or three minutes. In the lab, the researchers showed that a magnetised needle could draw leukaemia cells surrounded by nanoparticles and suspended in blood or other synthetic mat...

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

...nts heart -- so that they can watch as they use a needle filled with anesthetic to numb individual nerves l...find the nerve we want in real-time 3-D, guide our needle right next to it, then watch as anesthesia is released and surrounds the nerve, inactivating it, Dr....

Asia Must Overcome HIV Stigma, Say Research Chiefs

...Lancet praised China's adoption of schemes such as needle exchanges and awareness campaigns among gay men, although the UN said there was still resistance to confronting the problem at a local level. In India, where the estimated number of HIV cases was this month halved to 2.5 million, the government has...

Purdue Pharma Agrees to Pay $600 Million Fine for Misbranding Oxycontin

...d then snorting the powder, or injecting it with a needle produced a high as powerful as heroin. OxyContin is a pure, high-strength version of a long-used narcotic, oxycodone. By 2000, parts of the United States, particularly rural areas, began to see soaring rates of addiction and crime related to use o...

Patient Confidentiality Must Be Ensured-UNAIDS

...st,' she said, noting that traditional intravenous needle testing will also be available at the health department. Nationwide, the largest number of HIV/AIDS cases occurred among persons aged 35-39 years and accounted for 16% of all cases diagnosed in 2005. However, from 2001-2005, a significant increase ...

Storing Medical Info Under Your Skin

... size of a grain of rice that are implanted with a needle could give emergency room doctors quick access to the records of chronically ill patients, the nation's largest doctors group said in a report. The association adopted a policy Monday stating that the devices can improve the "safety and efficiency ...

US Officials Urge Testing for HIV as Health Crisis Intensifies

...st," she said, noting that traditional intravenous needle testing will also be available at the health department. The traditional blood tests will be offered at health departments in Bamberg and Calhoun counties as well. South Carolina reported a total of 21,010 HIV cases, which includes a total number o...

Radio-frequency Ablation Offers Hope for People With Inoperable Kidney Tumours

...ventional radiologist carefully guides an ablation needle into the centre of the tumour using imaging techniques such as ultrasound or CT scan. The probe is connected to a radio-frequency generator that delivers alternating electrical current to the tumour producing heat up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. This c...

Surgical Students Fail to Report Needle Stick Injuries

.... medical centers found that 582 had experienced a needle stick injury. In more than half the cases, the nee...States is the only nation that has a comprehensive needle safety program, said Ron Stoker, executive director of the International Sharps Injury Prevention So...

Inhaled Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes Shows Mixed Results

...ecome necessary. Insulin can be delivered through needle syringes, insulin pens, jet injectors and external infusion pumps. If uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, poor circulation, amputation of limbs, and ultimately result in death. The U.S. Food and...

Girls With Cancer Given Fertility Hope

...s week. We were able to extract oocytes \ using needle aspiration from very young girls, he told the European Society of Human Fertilization and Embryology conference in Lyon. Scientists believe the frozen eggs stand a good chance of producing a pregnancy after being artificially fertilised. While e...

New Survey List Out Cities That Take Sun Protection Seriously

...f the Academy. "From here, our goal is to move the needle so that we have 45 percent or even 50 percent starting to score in the A or B range." Of the 32 cities and states ranked on their percentage of A and B grades, Washington, DC, was ranked No. 1, with 47 percent of its residents receiving As and Bs, ...

Stimulating the Ankle Can Help Patients With Overactive Bladder

...ial nerve. A small electrode is then placed on the needle and a mild electrical current is passed through. Most patients state that their foot feels "asleep" during the treatment. Each stimulation session takes about 30 minutes and 12 sessions are recommended to get the best benefit. "PTNS works in patien...

FASgen Announces New Diagnostic Research Test for Steatohepatitis

...t diagnostic technique for this disease is a liver needle biopsy. While only for research use presently, FASgen anticipates the opportunity for use of the non-invasive FAS-Detect(TM) ELISA NASH test in the future will be substantial. FAS-Detect(TM) ELISA is a proprietary product of FASgen Diagnostics LLC, a...

Airway Bypass Treatment for Emphysema - Study

... airway that is away from blood vessels. A special needle is then used to make a small opening and an Exhale Drug-Eluting Stent is placed in the passageway to keep it open. The procedure involves placing up to six drug-eluting stents. The total time of the procedure is approximately one to two hours. This...

Genetic Risk Factor for Coeliac Disease Identified.

...dicting who is susceptible is like searching for a needle in a haystack. Currently genetic testing is a blunt instrument which can only narrow down the search to around one third of the general population....

Three Cases of Hepatitis C Points Finger at One NYC Doctor

...not identify, administered pain-deadening drugs by needle at 10 Manhattan outpatient centers, including clinics and doctors offices, but not at hospitals. The patients were treated between Dec. 1, 2003, and May 1, 2007.The doctor has been practicing since 1977 and he does not have a history of spreading dis...

Geisinger Launches Extensive Study on Obesity and Related Liver Problem

...ose the disease is through a liver biopsy, where a needle is inserted into the skin and liver tissue is collected. However, biopsies can pose health risks because of the potential for bleeding from the liver or for infection. The goal is to develop a noninvasive blood test for the disease and then bring i...

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