The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation will provide military hospitals with special access to tissue needed for cartilage and joint repair for injured servicemen and women.
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The study in children's hospitals may help set priority targets for patient safety efforts in children's hospital.
The contentious debate about why insects evolved to put the interests of the colony over the individual has been reignited by new research, showing that they do so to increase the chances that their genes will be passed on.
The US health care system is a bit of an odd duck. It's not like the universal health care other countries offer, and it was originally created to be there for the big emergencies in life like heart surgery or broken limbs.
FDA today issued a public health advisory to alert patients, caregivers and health care professionals to switch to HFA-propelled albuterol inhalers because CFC-propelled inhalers will not be available in the United States after Dec. 31, 2008.
The ProSound 2 is a portable diagnostic ultrasound system, providing excellent image quality with comprehensive functions.
Given that many Delawareans lack adequate health care coverage, AARP commissioned a survey to explore the views of Boomers age 50 to 64 in Delaware on the current state of health care in Delaware.
Researchers have coaxed adult cells into reverting to an embryonic stem cell-like state was arguably the biggest news in developmental biology since the cloning of Dolly the ewe.
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.
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%.
Somanetics Corporation has received 510(k) clearance from FDA to expand the labeling for its INVOS Cerebral/Somatic Oximeter System.
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.
Cells responsible for bone formation, are also directly involved in the proliferation and expansion of blood-forming hematopoietic stem cells.
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
It was great to see Community General Hospital's hard work on reducing infections reported in this morning's Post Standard.
Researchers provide more evidence that the nitric oxide (NO) system in the life of a cell plays a key role in disease, and the findings point to ways to improve treatment of illnesses such as heart disease and cancer.
No significant difference in death rates or other outcomes was found between a group of patients with acute kidney injury that received intensive dialysis and another group that received a more standard regimen of dialysis.
A research team has applied advanced imaging methods and computer simulations to be able to glance at the regulation of a cancer-related gene in a living cell.
Reducing early blockages in bloodstream access for kidney failure treatment does not increase the likelihood that the access will function adequately for long-term treatments.
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.
HHS released a new consumer publication, Your Guide to Coumadin/Warfarin Therapy.
FDA approved Entereg (alvimopan) to accelerate the restoration of normal bowel function in patients 18 years and up who have undergone partial large or small bowel resection surgery. Entereg will be used in hospitalized patients who can receive no more than 15 doses.
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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