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Circus Artists' Injuries Comparable To Elite Athletes

A five-year study of injuries among Cirque Du Soleil performers showed the same patterns of injuries often found among elite athletes in competitive sports. The study, released today at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), is the first step in developing an injury prevention program to document the frequency and types of injuries that occur among artists in performance companies like Cirque du Soleil.

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Nutrition 21 Launches Iceland Health

Nutrition 21 introduced two new additions to its Iceland Health brand portfolio: Iceland Health Cholesterol Health and Iceland Health Joint Relief Plus SLEEP Support. Formulated with omega-3 fish oil and a specialized form of plant sterols (phytosterols) that are natural compounds, Iceland Health Cholesterol Health has been shown to reduce LDL or "bad" cholesterol up to 15%.

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Combo Treatment Releases Brake On Antitumor Immune Responses

It has been a long-held dream in immunology to create a cancer vaccine - but the problem with malignant tumors is that they are notoriously good at evading the immune system. One way they are known to do this is by increasing activity of a specialized group of T cells, known as T regulatory cells (Tregs), which suppress immune responses to self-antigens and reduce inflammation.

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Is The Future Of Surgery Painless?

A sophisticated new surgical technology holds promise for future painless and scarless surgery with shorter recovery times than laparoscopic surgery. New research supporting the safety and efficacy of natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTESTM) and detailing the outcomes associated with new tools and robotic applications will be presented today at Digestive Disease Week

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Atlas Spine Launches Stature Vertebral Body Replacement System

Atlas Spine announced the national launch of the STATURE Vertebral Body Replacement System. The STATURE VBR is a radiolucent MIS compatible spacer system designed to utilize a self-distracting technique in the treatment of various pathologies of the thoracic and lumbar spine.

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SEDASYS System Reduced Risk Of Over Sedation With Propofol

Ethicon Endo-Surgery's pivotal trial demonstrated physician/nurse teams using the SEDASYS System reduced the risk of over sedation with propofol in patients undergoing screening and diagnostic procedures for colorectal cancer, and disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract.

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