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Leeds medics solve an ancient riddle -- and offer new tool for diagnosis

A puzzling medical condition, identified more than 2,000 years ago by Hippocrates, has finally been explained by researchers at the University of Leeds. The phenomenon of "finger clubbing", a deformity of the fingers and fingernails, has been known for thousands of years, and has long been rec...

Indian, Iraqi Medics may Face Terror Stigma Overseas

Overseas doctors, especially Indians, Jordanians and Iraqis, will face prejudice in the wake of the June 29 and 30 failed bomb attacks in London and Glasgow. According to the medical journal Lancet, there is a danger of such incidents being used as an excuse to discriminate against oversea...

NHS Medics at the Receiving End

Doctors undergoing training abroad are facing a sudden turn of events, after the change in the immigration rule, which stipulates that non-EU doctors// need to possess work permits to train with the NHS. This will obviously leave many thousands in quandary and render them jobless. The governme...

Plane Facts: Beneficial To Have Medics Full-Time In Super Jets

Rita Mody, who is a committee member of the Royal College of Nurses' In-flight Nurses Association, has provided a valuable insight during the upcoming production// of super jumbo jets. She said it was important to have a member of medical staff on every flight, to ensure immediate care to those who...

UK Uneasy Over Involvement of Doctors in Terror Attacks, but Not Panicking Over Non European Medics

UK authorities are asserting that they are not pressing panic buttons, at least not yet, in the matter of employing overseas doctors or taking in students from countries under the scanner for terrorist networks. All eight people arrested in the aftermath of two bungled car bombings here la...

Makers of the High-Tech 'Thermal Angel Blood Warmer' Say Lawmakers Should Look for Private Sector Solutions During Health Care Debate

...opping to a hypothermic level. Why is it so effective? Previously medics generally warmed an IV bag using their own body heat or a cumbersome AC-pow...steps are printed on the Thermal Angel label, bag, and instruction insert. medics may refer to a 2 1/2 minute online video for instruction, and the company p...

HIMSS Analytics and NetMotion Wireless Release Study Findings on Key Challenges for Wireless Healthcare Deployments

...heory, secure mobile access to medical records and imaging, prescriptions, and even general administrative databases, should allow doctors, nurses and medics to treat more patients faster, more accurately, and with greater flexibility - from any location in a large hospital, during home visits, or at the sc...

The Doctor Is In, Around the Clock

... InPlace Medical Solutions' delivery model places the right resources on Internet-enabled offshore rigs and remote facilities: specially qualified medics from the eCareGroup, advanced equipment, medical-quality videoconferencing, and an electronic medical record (EMR) system for recordkeeping. Facilitie...

A Medical Miracle: Back from the Dead

...seph Delfino and other city officials and Hospital representatives joined in celebrating the sequence of events and actions by the fast responders and medics that led to Mrs. Buhlheller's survival. Upon receiving the 911 call at 7:27 a.m., the White Plains police officer Andrew Harrington and an ambulan...

Combat Injuries: A Matter of Life and Death

... Rapid medical evacuation Improved training of corpsmen, medics and other frontline personnel Close proximity of highly trained me...ilize severely injured patients. Improved training of corpsmen and medics in treating traumatic injuries. Another military innovat...

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Medics in Biological News

Ultrasound imaging now possible with a smartphone

...we've done with this technology and find as many applications as possible,' Richard said. One such application could find its way to the military. medics could quickly diagnose wounded soldiers with the small, portable probe and phone to detect quickly the site of shrapnel wounds in order to make the de...

Gene against bacterial attack unravelled

...survived the bacterial infection', says Wiersinga. 'The other receptor that we investigated, Toll4, had no effect - even though for the past ten years medics had regarded this as the most important receptor.' The ultimate aim of this study is to develop a vaccine. ...

Elsevier congratulates its British Medical Association Award winning medical authors and editors

...lp students make the connection from the classroom to clinical practice. Professor Peter Abrahams stated, "We are thrilled to be recognized by fellow medics but the honor is even more important as a permanent memorial to Professor Hanno Boon, one of the authors, who was murdered during the preparation of t...

UCSB chemistry professor receives top military award for life-saving gauze

...s particularly important." Severe battlefield injuries present unique problems in stemming blood loss, which is the primary cause of combat deaths. medics may have less than two minutes to stop blood loss before death is imminent. In 2004, Stucky and his colleagues were asked by the Office of Naval Resea...

Summer-dormant tall fescue grass shows promise for pasture improvements

...cago species of legumes, commonly known as annual medics, are the best companion species for Flecha MaxQ, he said. Seed increases from the best suited medics will result in new cultivars for release in the U.S. and other markets in the next few years. With the new combination of summer-dormant, tall fesc...

Researchers develop portable 'vein finder' for faster, more accurate injections

... When medics are treating trauma patients, every second counts....ducer in the device's reusable section. As medics move the device along a patient's arm or leg, the ... device detects a vein, an alarm is triggered, and medics insert the needle. The vein finder has proved ...

'Nanospheres' that block pain of sensitive teeth

...synthesize nanospheres of hydroxyapatite. Hydroxyapatite is a ceramic material which is highly compatible with teeth and bone and so is widely used by medics for bone grafts or dental coatings (because it binds strongly with the bone material). Earl and his colleagues grew hydroxyapatite at various pH le...
Medics in Biological Technology

Gene against bacterial attack unravelled

...survived the bacterial infection', says Wiersinga. 'The other receptor that we investigated, Toll4, had no effect - even though for the past ten years medics had regarded this as the most important receptor.' The ultimate aim of this study is to develop a vaccine. ...
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