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Therapy Technique Cuts Divorce/Separation Rate By Nearly 50 Percent

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four simple questions on well-being asked at the start of each session of ongoing couples therapy can greatly increase chances for reconciliation and improved relationships, according to a newly published study. The largest clinical t...

Plastic Surgery Technique Might Ease Migraines

It targets facial muscles, nerves linked to headache, researchers explain FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Thanks to a procedure borrowed from cosmetic surgery, Michelle Cramer has now lost most of her frequent and debilitating migraine headaches, as well as her frown lines. Cram...

Penile Prosthesis Surgery Infection Rates Reduced With The No-Touch Technique By Dr. J. Francois Eid of Advanced Urological Care

After years of testing, Dr. J. Francois Eid, director and founder of Advanced Urological Care in New York City, has refined an innovative "No-Touch" surgical technique that has caused penile implant infection rates to plummet to near zero. Infection rates for the infrequent penile impl...

New technique could sustain cancer patients' fertility

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have completed a critical first step in the eventual development of a technique to retain fertility in women with cancer who require treatments that might otherwise make them unable to have children. The researchers have developed a metho...

New technique could save cancer patients' fertility

CHICAGO The tiny translucent egg nestled in the special laboratory gel was a mere 30 days old, but its four-week birthday caused researchers to quietly celebrate. This was the first time anyone had successfully grown a woman's immature egg cells, contained in a tiny sac called a follicle, to a he...

Promise for Treating Low Back Pain - Radiofrequency a Trusted Technique With a New Application

WILMINGTON, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Who suffers from low back pain; my brother, my boss's brother, my neighbor, a friend on the golf course and recently the media reports Regis Philbin and Jeff Gordon suffer from low back pain. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090217/NE7...

New Technique May Improve Early Cervical Cancer Treatment

Modified hysterectomy method could boost survival, German study shows MONDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- A new approach to performing radical hysterectomy in early-stage cervical cancer patients reduces the risk of complications, death and local tumor recurrence, a German study shows. ...

New technique may help detect potential breast cancer spread

A new phase III clinical trial of early stage breast cancer patients has shown that a molecule designed to home in on nearby lymph nodes is just as accurate as current techniques, but faster, more specific and easier to use. "These results will really enable molecular biology to enter the opera...

MRI: Imaging technique of choice to exam pregnant patients with possible appendicitis

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) gives physicians a safe and accurate tool for the diagnosis of appendicitis in pregnant patients without the increased risks of radiation to the patient and fetus, according to a study performed at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA. "Appendicitis i...

New MR technique may help save women from unnecessary breast biopsies

A new MR procedure that uses diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) to determine whether or not a breast lesion is malignant or benign may help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies, according to a study performed at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD. DWI is a method that produces images det...

New women's imaging technique allows for a more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer

Breast elastography allows physicians to give a more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a study performed at Singapore General Hospital in Singapore. Breast elastography is a new technique which looks at the mechanical properties of tissues (relative stiffness) as opposed to convent...

New technique that scrambles light may lead to sharper images, wider views

When photographers zoom in on an object to see it better, they lose the wide-angle perspective -- they are forced to trade off "big picture" context for detail. But now an imaging method developed by Princeton researchers could lead to lenses that show all parts of the scene at once in the same hi...

First noninvasive technique to accurately predict mutations in human brain tumors

DENVER Donald O'Rourke, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and colleagues, were able to accurately predict the specific genetic mutation that caused brain cancer in a group of patients studied using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The re...

New technique invented to reveal pancreatic stem cells

Wanted: stems cells. Just like those absconders chased by police all over the world, everybody can tell about their good deeds but none really knows how to recognize them. Yet, as of today, thanks to a study just published in the Proceedings of the National Accademy of Sciences (PNAS) and author...

Plastic Surgeon Allan Parungao, MD, FACS, Announces Clinical Trial of Juvderm Technique to Treat Root Cause of Midface Sagging, without Surgery

An experience trial at the Hinsdale Center for Plastic Surgery in suburban Chicago will study the effects of the new Juvéderm Midface Rejuvenation, or JuMiR, technique designed to instantly treat a key cause of facial aging. Hinsdale, Ill. (PRWEB) March 27, 2009 ...

New staging technique might save bladders in some bladder cancer patients

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Pathologists today (March 9, 2009) reported encouraging results from a new technique to increase the accuracy of staging bladder cancer tumors that could reduce the need to remove bladders from some patients. The technique is performed by pathologists before surgery. It can con...

Hebrew University scientist develop technique for eliminating reblockage of arteries

Jerusalem, March 9, 2009 An easily implementable technique to avoid reblockage of arteries that have been cleared through angioplasty and stent insertion has been developed by researchers led by Prof. Boris Rubinsky of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Angioplasty is the "gold-standard" tr...

New technique boosts protein NMR imaging speeds

Solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance, or SSNMR, is a valuable tool to image and analyze the chemical makeup of proteins and other biomolecules. But the imaging process is time-consuming and requires large amounts of costly isotope-labeled sample for study. Yoshitaka Ishii, associate professor...

Surgical technique in Spain enables extirpation of benign tumors of the pancreas

This release is available in Spanish . This minimally invasive procedure, pioneering in Spain, has been developed by a team of surgeons at the University Hospital of Navarra, which brings together the greatest experience worldwide in this technique. The results obtained in patients we...

ISU researchers develop technique for quick detection of Salmonella

AMES, Iowa -- In the hours following an outbreak of Salmonella , there are many questions. And answers can be hard to find. Where did the problem start? Can it be contained? Is the sickness likely to spread? Iowa State University researchers have developed a technique for testing for the pr...

Breathing life into injured lungs: World-first technique will expand lung donor organ pool

(Toronto, Friday, December 19, 2008) For the first time in the world, transplant surgeons at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network used a new technique to repair an injured donor lung that was unsuitable for transplant, and then successfully transplanted it into a patient. The use o...

New technique enables faster genetic diagnosis for hereditary diseases

Antwerp, Belgium − VIB researchers connected to the University of Antwerp have developed a new method that enables them to track down the cause of hereditary diseases more quickly and efficiently. By means of this technique, genetic tests that take a long time today − such as screening...

Angled gantry technique reduced breast radiation exposure by 50 percent

(PHILADELPHIA) A novel angled gantry approach to coronary CT angiography reduced radiation exposure to the breast by more than 50%, according to Thomas Jefferson University researchers. Ethan Halpern, M.D., associate professor of Radiology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson Unive...

New technique captures high-res images of full retina

Rockville, MD Researchers used a new imaging technique to take high quality color photographs of the clinical stages of ocular inflammation in mice, and the technology could help in the monitoring and treatment of diseases of the eye that may cause blindness. The study, "The Clinical Time-Cour...

Miami's Soluna MD Introduces New Cosmetic Surgery Facelift Technique With Permalift

Have you always wanted to get cosmetic surgery but either couldn't afford it or were afraid of undergoing a cosmetic procedure? A new facelift takes the fear out of cosmetic surgery with a nonsurgical facelift that's extremely safe, minimally invasive, convenient and affordable, delivering radian...

Novel imaging technique reveals brain abnormalities that may play key role in ADHD

November 17, 2008 (Baltimore, MD)A study published today in the online advance edition of The American Journal of Psychiatry for the first time reveals shape differences in the brains of children with ADHD, which could help pinpoint the specific neural circuits involved in the disorder. Research...

New technique to study the genetics of breast cancer

A new technique to study genetic changes that can lead to breast cancer could be one step closer. The University of Nottingham has received 15,000 from the charity Breast Cancer Campaign to fill in one of the research gaps identified by the country's top breast cancer experts in a recent study ...

A biomagnetic diagnostic technique to evaluate esophageal transit time

ETT assessment is used to diagnose diseases, such as gastroesophageal reflux, dysphagia, esophagitis, and achalasia. These studies are commonly performed in conjunction with scintigraphic and manometric techniques, despite the use of ionizing radiation and catheters, for each of these additional t...

New Tummy Tuck Technique Increases Sensuality

ENCINITAS, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by San Diego fitness divas, Dr. Steve Laverson of Feel Beautiful Plastic Surgery in Encinitas and Carlsbad, CA developed a new abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) technique that creates a more sensuous, sculpted, fit appearance than traditional tummy...

New Technique Activates Brain Neurons to Move Paralyzed Limb

Experiment with monkeys could lead to new treatments for severely injured patients WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- In the latest effort to cause movement in paralyzed limbs, researchers have found a way to activate single neurons in the brain and use them to move a paralyzed wr...

3-D MRI technique helps radiologists detect high-risk carotid disease

OAK BROOK, Ill. Canadian researchers have used three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging (3-D MRI) to accurately detect bleeding within the walls of diseased carotid arteries, a condition that may lead to a stroke. The results of the study published in the October issue of Radiology suggest ...

Surgical technique halts cell loss, Parkinson's researchers find

CINCINNATIDeep brain stimulation, a surgical technique often viewed as a last resort for people with Parkinson's disease, halts the progression of dopamine-cell loss in animal models, according to preliminary research by scientists at the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cincinnati (UC)...

New Technique Removes Gallbladder Without External Incisions

Endoscope was inserted through 1-inch cut behind uterus and into woman's body cavity FRIDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- In what they say may be the first operation of its kind in the United States, surgeons at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center removed a ...

Weizmann Institute scientists' new technique gets to the root of cancer

In two complementary studies, Weizmann Institute scientists have developed a new method for reconstructing a cell's 'family tree,' and have applied this technique to trace the history of the development of cancer. The quest to understand a cell's path of descent, called a cell lineage tree, is ...

Corneal transplant technique shows promise in children

Philadelphia, PA, July 15, 2008 For infants and children with blinding diseases of the cornea, a sophisticated new corneal transplantation technique offers the hope of improving vision while overcoming the technical difficulty and low success rate of traditional penetrating keratoplasty (PK) in c...

Researchers hone technique to KO pediatric brain tumors

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, led by Karen L. Wooley, Ph.D., James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences, is a step closer to delivering cancer-killing drugs to pediatric brain tumors, similar to the tumor that Senator ...

New Technique Harvests Stem Cells at Earlier Stage

Research shows future production of new lines may be done without destroying embryo WEDNESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have finally succeeded in developing human embryonic stem cells earlier in the development stage of a blastomere, or a 4-cell stage embryo, so t...

New ovarian stimulation technique offers more cancer patients the chance to preserve their fertility

Barcelona, Spain: Researchers have shown for the first time that it is possible to stimulate a woman's ovaries to produce eggs for collection during the final phase of the menstrual cycle. The finding offers the chance for more women who have been diagnosed with cancer to restore their fertility f...

Automated MRI technique assists in earlier Alzheimer's diagnosis

OAK BROOK, Ill. An automated system for measuring brain tissue with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can help physicians more accurately diagnose Alzheimer's disease at an earlier stage according to a new study published in the July issue of the journal Radiology . In Alzheimer's disease, ner...

SILS Surgical Technique Now Available at MUMC

SAVANNAH, Ga., May 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) now offers a type of gallbladder surgery that requires only one small incision in the belly button. It's called single incision laparoscopic surgery, or SILS. Less than 20 surgeons nationwide are skilled...
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