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New test for joint infection could spare some patients an unnecessary procedure

A potential diagnostic test that could help surgeons confirm or rule out the presence of infection-causing bacteria in prosthetic joints that require surgical revision has been developed by researchers at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), a part of ...

Staying Dry at Beach May Spare Your Stomach

Longer exposure to water, wet sand boosts gastrointestinal illness risk, study says FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- When you're at the beach, you may want to stay on dry sand as much as possible, suggests a University of Florida researcher who conducted a two-year study of three Flo...

Less invasive lymph node biopsy method could spare thousands unnecessary operations

Barcelona, Spain: Using an ultrasound-guided fine needle to biopsy lymph nodes could spare thousands of melanoma patients every year worldwide from having to undergo unnecessary and sometimes unpleasant surgery to verify whether their cancer has spread, new research indicates. In a study prese...

Osteoporosis Does Not Spare Men Either

Osteoporosis or ‘porous bone disease’ is a condition in which the bone mass in the body becomes reduced// and the skeletal system of the body is deeply affected. It normally affects postmenopausal women. A McMaster University researcher is alerting men and their doctors that osteoporosis isn'...

Women With Breast Cancer Can Now USE IVF To Spare Their Daughters

Women with a family history of breast cancer could be allowed to use IVF to have children free of the disease. These new proposals that is due to be discussed by the government's fertility watchdog tomorrow for approval. // WOMEN with inherited forms of breast cancer will be allowed to select embry...

Sexual dysfunction does not spare even the young men.

Erectile dysfunction is thought to be a common problem with the Middle-aged and older men, while sparing the young, college aged men. But now, Dr. Najah S. Musacchio, a fellow at Children's Memorial Hospital// in Chicago, went a step further in finding out if this problem could have hit even the yo...

Bird Flu Does Not Spare the Wild Swans in Georgia

The head of the veterinary department at Georgia's Agriculture Ministry said that the deadly strain H5N1 causing the avian flu was detected among the wild swans// in Georgia. Jambul Maglakelidze told the press that bird flu has entered Georgia and has confirmed it after a series tests done on ...

Nephrologists Indicate High Interest in AMAG Pharmaceuticals' Newly Approved Feraheme According to Latest BioTrends Report

...ding to a recent report published by BioTrends on anticipated impact of the dialysis bundle, Medical Directors foresee the increased use of IV iron to spare the use of ESAs (such as Amgen's Epogen) as well as IV iron brand selection being heavily influenced by price. Although the bundled payment only impa...

Neusoft Medical's Latest Innovation, NeuViz 16 CT Scanner, Approved by FDA for the U.S. Market

...AD, OsteoCare, HIS, RIS and PACS, Patient Monitors, Biochemistry Analyzers and Medical IT Outsourcing. Neusoft Medical has set up 5 service and spare parts centers respectively in Houston, Lima, Saul Paulo, Dubai, and Shenyang, to provide fast and effective services in the global market, and million...

HIV Drugs Provide Breast-Fed Babies With Some Protection

...r Dr. Charles van der Horst, a professor in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, said in a university news release. "We may be able to spare mothers in the developing world a horrible choice by offering them an effective method for preventing transmission of HIV during breast-feeding." B...

IBM Award for Innovative Solution to Tackling World's Most Critical Social and Environmental Problems

...nitarian research. World Community Grid gains its power from the aggregated spare computing capacity of 1.3 million PCs belonging to 460,000 volunteers from ...er takes a break for even a few seconds, World Community Grid harnesses the spare capacity. The accumulation of the idle time in short spurts from millions ...

A New Jersey Charity Seeks Serious Inquiries for Historic 35mm Film Print of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Music Video

... with respect for the human dignity of each individual. Yet, in today's difficult economy, who hasn't thought to themselves, "I'm lucky if I can spare $20 let alone make a big donation to a charity". That's why Eva's Village is offering new ways for small donors to help the poor, including a ne...

Midbrook Partners with Supply Core Middle East to Provide Water Bottling and Medical Decontamination Equipment to the Middle East and North Africa

... Equipment and Midbrook Medical decontamination equipment throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). SCME will be providing complete sales, spare parts, and service maintenance support for Midbrook Medical systems and CapSnap Equipment water bottling systems. CapSnap Equipment is world ren...

EUROPACE raises remote monitoring profile

...e each year, which is pushing the health care system to breaking point. Services are so overstretched by routine follow ups that they do not have much spare capacity to deal with emergencies when they come in," said Professor Auricchio. The solution, suggests Professor Auricchio, is to increase the numb...

Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Protocol Clinical Trial Conducted by NorthShore University HealthSystem

...nt can profoundly affect a man's quality of life. If we can tell which cancers are non-aggressive and can be followed safely without treatment, we can spare many men unnecessary side effects." In this trial, patients will be monitored every three months with several new prostate cancer tests that...

TFAH Applauds 'Affordable Health Choices Act' for Making Prevention a Cornerstone of Health Reform

...or of TFAH. "The HELP Committee should be commended for making disease prevention and public health cornerstones of health reform -- which would help spare millions of Americans from needless suffering and save the health system billions of dollars in preventable costs. The Affordable Health Choices Act ...

Ortho Biotech Oncology Research & Development Announces Collaboration with National Cancer Institute to Develop Novel Cell Therapies to Treat Cancer

...and chemotherapy, which are effective at killing tumor cells but also can harm or kill healthy tissues. Adoptive immunotherapies have the potential to spare healthy tissue because they are designed to directly find and destroy cancerous tumor cells using a patient's own immune system T cells. Dr. Rose...

Medical, Insurance, Automotive and Safety Groups Call on Congress to Make This the "Last Deadly Summer for Teens" by Swiftly Passing Federal Teen Driving Safety Bill

...rare occasion when one policy decision can have such a dramatic effect in matters of life or death, injury or health. (H)elp us save more teen lives, spare parents the tragic loss of a child, and prevent costly injuries that burden our health care system." The organizations co-signing the letter to t...

New Compact and Folding Reading Glasses from VisAcuity.com: Never Leave Home Without Them

...sses styles from Cinzia Designs and Scojo New York are an easy way to keep an extra, hip-looking pair of glasses always at hand." Used as a spare for emergencies or on a regular basis, VisAcuity.com's latest offerings have fast become best sellers. New folding styles, including Pocket Eyes, Eyeb...

Gene Test Helps Detect Prostate Cancer

...at the PSA test is 60 percent to 70 percent accurate in detecting cancer. "These findings are very encouraging and suggest that this new test could spare tens of thousands of men from undergoing an unnecessary biopsy," study author Dr. William K. Oh, clinical director of the Lank Center for Genitourinar...

New blood test greatly reduces false-positives in prostate cancer screening

...olving approximately 1,000 men to determine if the findings remain valid. "These findings are very encouraging and suggest that this new test could spare tens of thousands of men from undergoing an unnecessary biopsy," Oh said. "However, until we can verify our findings, it is important to recognize tha...

ER physicians don't follow clinical guidelines for diagnosing possible pulmonary emboli

... not rule out PE completely, but in patients with a low-probability of having it, based upon their presenting clinical picture, a negative D-dimer can spare them the radiation dose associated with MDCT," said Dr. Corwin. ...

Eleventh Annual Welcome Back Awards Program Honors Individuals who Positively Impact the Depression Community

...Pictures Magazine Youth Award, presented at the Sundance Film Festival, "Eternal High" is currently being distributed in over 10 countries. In his spare time, Bryce travels around the U.S. and Canada to teach other teens about depression so that they can recognize it, deal with it and not be afraid of ...

CW's 7th Heaven Actress Mackenzie Rosman to Visit Birmingham Area High School to Honor Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fundraising

... this disease. More than 1,000 schools nationwide participate in CureFinders (R). As part of CureFinders (R), students from grades K-12 collect spare change and classes compete to raise the most money at their school. The program has raised more than $2 million - each dollar vitally important to fun...

Scientists discover how to improve immune response to cancer at Princess Margaret Hospital

...r and CFIBCR director, says: "The promise of using the body's own defenses to fight cancer is enormous. The day is coming when immunotherapy may help spare cancer patients the toxic side effects of traditional therapies and greatly improve their quality of life while treating the disease. This is why we a...

Stress and its Remedies

...o promotes the storage of fat around the middle of the body, and unless we deal with the effects of stress, we can find it very difficult to lose that spare tyre! MK Nutrition's easy to follow nutritional programme can help you minimise hormonal release, enabling you to achieve and maintain ideal bo...

Global Health Leaders Gather to Address Urgent Crisis of Prematurity and Stillbirth

...sure that advances in health are created and delivered to the families who need them." "The March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign seeks to spare parents the grief of losing a child to an early birth and the anxiety of caring for an infant born too soon," said Jennifer L. Howse, Ph.D., pres...

A $25 'Sleeping Bag' Incubator to Join More Than 40 Innovations at 'Extremely Affordable Health Innovations' News Conference and Exhibit at 6th Annual World Health Care Congress, April 15, 2009

...ound probes that attach to a PC or mobile cell phones for remote diagnostic imaging -- "Car Part" Incubator -- A fully functioning incubator made of spare car parts readily available throughout the world. -- Mobile Famine Monitors -- mobile phone-based famine warning system -- Health Education Games...

Ronald McDonald House Charities(R) Makes it Easy for Supporters to Give Back Through Its '30 Ways in 30 Days' Campaign

...R) Host a pizza party, ice cream social, or popcorn and movie night at a local Ronald McDonald House Donate at rmhc.org or drop off spare change in a RMHC Donation Box at a local participating McDonald's(R) restaurant To reach even more people, RMHC will feature a ...

Blood test for brain injuries gains momentum

... patients will have a traumatic abnormality such as hemorrhage or skull fracture on a head CT scan. It takes about 20 minutes to get results and could spare many patients unnecessary radiation exposure. Physicians at six Emergency Departments in upstate New York, including the ED at Strong Memorial Hos...

Stanford Study on CyberKnife Radiosurgery for Prostate Cancer Demonstrates 100 Percent PSA Response at 33 months

... Prior Studies Demonstrate Frequency of Prostate Motion, Supporting Need for the CyberKnife System's Real-Time Tracking to spare Surrounding Sensitive Structures SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leade...

New test may predict spread of breast cancer

...cal Center, has produced a test for metastasis that could help doctors precisely identify which patients should receive aggressive therapy. This might spare many women at low risk for metastatic disease from undergoing unnecessary and potentially dangerous treatment. The findings were published today in th...

Pitt vaccine to prevent colon cancer being tested in patients

...gun testing a vaccine that might be able to prevent colon cancer in people at high risk for developing the disease. If shown to be effective, it might spare patients the risk and inconvenience of repeated invasive surveillance tests, such as colonoscopy, that are now necessary to spot and remove precancero...

New Mexico Doctors Now Treating Brain and Prostate Cancer With RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology

... "In the case of prostate cancer, when a treatment takes only 90 seconds to deliver, we are better able to deliver the dose right where we want it and spare the surrounding healthy tissue," said Dr. Franklin. RapidArc radiotherapy technology has now been used for the treatment of prostate, head and ne...

Patient Advocacy Teams Help Turn World Rare Disease Day 2009 Into A Global Success

...es donated. St. John Episcopol, Ladera Ranch, CA led by Kennedy Solomon and numerous primary and secondary schools throughout the country collected spare change, with the 'Change for Change' campaign "It's commitments from children like Jackson Watkins, Kennedy Solomon, Julian Levine and organizat...

MRI and PET/CT improve cervical cancer patient's chances for optimal treatment

...CT for cervical cancer may direct more women to optimal therapy choices and spare many women potential long-term morbidity and complications of trimodality t... goal of pre-treatment imaging is to identify these patients noninvasively, spare them surgery and have them treated with chemoradiation alone," she said. S...

Albany High School Students Unite To Raise Awareness and Funds For World Rare Disease Day 2009

...sking classmates, teachers and parents if they can spare some change to help support the first annual World...ancial hardship faced by families. Red Buckets spare Change Campaign The week leading up to World Rare...Pastime Hardware in El Cerrito, Calif., to collect spare change from classmates. The...

Prescription Drug Information Site Offers Free Medical Marketing Opportunity to Healthcare Professionals

...y difficult task of gaining exposure online, The People's Medicine Community™ is looking to level the playing field for those physicians who can spare a few minutes here and there to offer support to the public. "Creating a profile on PrescriptionDrug-Info.com is a free and excellent medical...

Landmark Rh Immune Globulin Celebrates 40 Years of Saving Babies' Lives

...e been contributing to the program for more than 10 years, and some have personal reasons for doing so. "My primary reason is simple -- I want to spare other Rh-negative expecting mothers from what I went through before RhoGAM(R) Brand was introduced," said Elizabeth Pascoe, a plasma donor for 30 year...

Targeted nanospheres find, penetrate, then fuel burning of melanoma

... light dose that was 12 percent of the dose required when the nanospheres aren't applied, Li and colleagues report. Such a low dose is more likely to spare surrounding tissue. Injected, untargeted nanoparticles accumulate in tumors because they are so small that they fit through the larger pores of abn...
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