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Faster resistance analysis for patients with blood poisoning

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Photo: miniaturized system [28/09/2015] When treating cases of blood poisoning, doctors resort immediately to broad-spectrum antibiotics. The problem is that in many cases the bacteria are resistant to the medicine. Analyzing antibiotic resistance is a time-consuming process, and for many patients the results come too late. A new technique now supplies results in just nine hours.Faster resistance analysis for patients with blood poisoning - Read more

More than half of Asian-Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed

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Graphic: Bar chart [25/09/2015] More than half of Asian Americans and nearly half of Hispanic Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed, according to researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Their results were published Sept. 8 in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.More than half of Asian-Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed - Read more

No link between coffee consumption and common type of irregular heartbeat

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Photo: Coffee cups [25/09/2015] There is no association between coffee consumption and an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. No link between coffee consumption and common type of irregular heartbeat - Read more

Diabetic retinopathy screening for children with type 1 diabetes should start later

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Photo: Diabetic retinopathy screening [04/09/2015] A new study has found that the occurrence of advanced forms of a diabetic eye disease remains low among children living with diabetes, regardless of how long they have had the disease or their ability to keep blood sugar levels controlled. Researchers are therefore recommending that most children with type 1 diabetes delay annual diabetic retinopathy screenings until age 15.Diabetic retinopathy screening for children with type 1 diabetes should start later - Read more

Girls and boys with autism differ in behavior and brain structure

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Photo: A little girl and a boy [04/09/2015] Girls with autism display less repetitive and restricted behavior than boys do, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.Girls and boys with autism differ in behavior and brain structure - Read more

Magnetic fields provide a new way to communicate wirelessly

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Photo: Prototype of the magnetic field human body communication [02/09/2015] A new technique could pave the way for ultra low power and high-security wireless communication systems. Magnetic fields provide a new way to communicate wirelessly - Read more

Small companions: How wearables change our lives

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[01/09/2015] They can be seen everywhere: at the wrists, in the ear, clipped to the belt. Wearables are small technical assistants who are built to collect and partially also to analyze data. Some of them collect measurable health data, others "only" count their user’s steps or measure the surrounding UV radiation. The fact is, however, that wearables are en vogue and are used for many different cases.Small companions: How wearables change our lives - Read more

Robotically steered flexible needles navigate in tissue

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Photo: Two medical needles [28/08/2015] Robotically steering flexible needles can reach their intended target in tissue with sub-millimetre level accuracy. This has been demonstrated by the doctoral research of Momen Abayazid, who is affiliated with the research institute MIRA of the University of Twente.Robotically steered flexible needles navigate in tissue - Read more

New clinical standards for emergency nurse practitioners

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Photo: Doctor and nurse look at a tablet [24/08/2015] Dr Jane O'Connell, Australia's first endorsed nurse practitioner specializing in emergency care, is leading the way in re-defining the role specialty nurse practitioners play in the health system. She has published the first set of clinical practice standards for emergency nurse practitioners.New clinical standards for emergency nurse practitioners - Read more

Divide and rule: a tumor's strategy

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Graphic: cancer cells [20/08/2015] Researchers supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation have discovered how aggressive cells can invade healthy tissue during the earliest stage of tumor development. This opens up new ways of attacking cancer at its root.Divide and rule: a tumor's strategy - Read more

 
 

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