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New Spinal Cord Stimulation System Launched

... Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) System, the world's smallest rechargeable SCS neuromodulation device for the treatment of chronic pain of the trunk, back and limbs. Precision Plus provides physicians with EGL Scan(TM), the first and only SCS lead scanning technology. The Precision Plus system also features an...

Hormone Replacement Therapy Liberation at a Cost

...scribed for the shortest effective time and in the smallest effective dose. Women who are initiated on HRT should usually have a three-month checkup, followed by six-month or annual checkups that include pelvic and breast examinations. These checkups may also include blood tests to measure cholesterol leve...

Medical Science Strides-No Guarantee For Pre-Mature Babies

...ry of the "tiniest babies after the parents of his smallest patient asked whether he knew of any others that size. Some facts remain, like: survivors are more likely to be girls than boys, and they are all born small for gestational age, often because their mothers had pregnancy-associated high blood press...

Newborn Screening Tests for Babies

...lenges in order to provide for the health of their smallest citizens. For example, Louisiana, which still is recovering from the devastating hurricanes of 2005, requires screening for 28 of the core conditions. This is the fifth consecutive year the March of Dimes has analyzed state-by-state newborn screeni...

EPA to Improve Nanotechnology

...st administrator William Ruckelshaus wrote, Todays smallest materials pose a big opportunity and huge challenge for the Environmental Protection Agency. But what do we know about nanotechnology, about its effects on human health and the environment" Not much. What are we doing to get these answers" Not enou...

Virginity Rules-Meant To Be Broken?

...g since about 1991. Texas, however, has seen the smallest decline despite receiving almost $17 million in the name of virginity. And, no state has more to lose in this battle than Texas, which draws more abstinence money than any other. Very common here are billboards showing teens declaring slogans like...

Maggots Rid Patients of MRSA

...atment with two others. "Maggots are the world's smallest surgeons. In fact they are better than surgeons - they are much cheaper and work 24 hours a day," Professor Boulton jokingly said. "They have been used since the Napoleonic Wars and in the American Civil War they found that those who survived were ...

FDA Approves Divigel(R) for Treatment of Hot Flashes Linked With Menopause

... to individualize treatment for each woman and the smallest application area compared to all other available gel or lotion estrogen products. "We are pleased that the FDA recognizes the value that this convenient, low-dose therapy brings to women that are experiencing uncomfortable hot flashes associated wi...

Maggots Rid Patients of MRSA

...atment with two others. "Maggots are the world's smallest surgeons. In fact they are better than surgeons - they are much cheaper and work 24 hours a day," Professor Boulton jokingly said. "They have been used since the Napoleonic Wars and in the American Civil War they found that those who survived were ...

Mind Control is the Key to Happiness: Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev

... are running away from life. Be involved in life's smallest activities. That is the best way to live and the mantra for a happy life," the Sadguru said. To avoid getting entangled in life, he advised shedding of 'identifications'. "You carry a thousand identifications with you, be it your gender, caste, ...

Unique Models Help Teach Nanoscience to the Blind

...es; yet in nanoscience, our eyes fail// us. The smallest object we can see still looms thousands of times larger than a typical nano-sized structure. Even the most powerful microscopes can't peer into the nanoscale directly. That's why nanoscale experiments offer such great opportunities to teach blind ...

Zodiac Signs Has No Impact on Finding the Right Partner

... found between star signs. "If there is even the smallest tendency for Virgos to fancy Capricorns, or for Libras to like Leos, then we should see it in the marriage statistics," he said. "When you have a population of 10 million couples, then even if only one pair in 1,000 is influenced by the stars, you ...

Mobility can be improved in elders with exercise

...contract. In the generation of muscular force, the smallest controllable unit consists of an individual neuron and the muscle fibers it stimulates. We believe that our research is very important to our understanding of motor-control mechanisms in general and impaired control in patient populations.' Sheddin...

Multi-Year Data Shows PAD Treatment Prevents Amputation

...nd stenting, we can restore blood flow through the smallest vessels in the legs and keep them open long-term, saving these patients from life-altering amputation,” says lead author Nael Saad, M.D., interventional radiologist, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York. “Aggressive interventio...

New Microchip for Protein Sorting

...at increases the probability of detecting even the smallest number of molecules in the sample. "With this technology we can isolate interesting proteins faster and more efficiently. And because it can process such small biologically relevant entities, it has the potential to be used as a generic molecular s...

Burn Hospitalizations on the Rise

... made up 38 percent. The elderly accounted for the smallest share of admissions (12 percent). ? The average hospital stay for burn care cost hospitals almost twice that for all other conditions as a whole ($ 17,300 compared with $9,000). Hospital costs for burn victims cost hospitals $573 million in 2004. ...

Bottleneck in Blood Supply Makes Brain Vulnerable to Strokes

...the time of the study. “It is the capillaries, the smallest blood vessels, that provide the brain cells with oxygen and nutrients. So we were able to measure the dynamics of blood flow where it really matters to nerve cells.” Source-Newswise SRM...

Autism: The Brain Digs Its Own Grave

...uch older in age among the study group and had the smallest amygdala in their brains. The results corroborate the earlier theory that an overly excited amygdala in young autistic patients may instigate cell death and the part of the brain may actually shrink in size as the patient ages, when autism takes on...

Depressed Seniors in Primary Care Benefit Most From Team Approach

.... The number of participants ranged from 96 in the smallest study to 1,801 in the largest. Usual care in all the studies involved allowing primary care physicians to assess depression and offer treatment as they deemed appropriate. Psychosocial interventions included education and counseling provided by n...

"Trojan Horse" Agent Halts Bone Metastasis in Mice

...ral years ago. They created the drug by fusing the smallest of VEGF proteins (VEGF 121) to a genetically engineered toxin, gelonin, derived from a plant that grows wild in India, and used bacteria to produce the fusion protein. The agent is designed to enter new blood vessel cells in tumors through expressed ...

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