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Tests to measure internal bleeding may not be reliable

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Photo: Hand holds a vial of blood [25/08/2015] A recently-published study found that while internal bleeding may be uncommon as a result of taking blood thinners, the normal coagulation tests physicians use to check for the side effect of bleeding may not be reliable.Tests to measure internal bleeding may not be reliable - Read more

Neurological disease: 'Hidden epidemic' through modern living?

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Photo: Motorway in a city covered by smog [07/08/2015] Modern living could be responsible for an 'almost epidemic' increase in neurological brain disease, according to new research from Bournemouth University.Neurological disease: 'Hidden epidemic' through modern living? - Read more

NICU admissions increase for normal birth weight and term infants

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Photo: Newborn in an incubator [05/08/2015] Neonatal intensive care units were originally created for newborns who are extremely ill and/or underweight, but a Dartmouth study finds that NICU admission rates are increasing for newborns of all weights. In effect, NICUs are increasingly caring for normal, or near normal, birth weight and term infants.NICU admissions increase for normal birth weight and term infants - Read more

Non-surgical approach helps paralyzed people move their legs

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Photo: A man's legs move with electrodes attached [04/08/2015] In a study conducted at UCLA, five men who had been completely paralyzed were able to move their legs in a rhythmic motion thanks to a new, noninvasive procedure that stimulates the spinal cord.Non-surgical approach helps paralyzed people move their legs - Read more

NIST PET phantoms bring new accuracy to medical scans

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Photo: A calibration phantom in a PET scanner [03/08/2015] Teaming with a medical equipment company, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the first calibration system for positron emission tomography (PET) scanners directly tied to national measurement standards.NIST PET phantoms bring new accuracy to medical scans - Read more

Iron-containing inflammatory cells in Alzheimer's brains

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Graphic: Tree with a face looses it's leaves [24/07/2015] Examining post-mortem tissue from the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease, Stanford University School of Medicine investigators identified what appear to be iron-containing microglia -- specialized scavenger cells that sometimes become inflammatory -- in a particular part of the hippocampus, a key brain structure whose integrity is critical to memory formation.Iron-containing inflammatory cells in Alzheimer's brains - Read more

Action and reform for scientific reproducibility needed

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Photo: Woman writing in a lab book [16/07/2015] Public concern about reproducibility is legitimate and scientists must respond effectively, says task force for scientific reproducibility from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB).Action and reform for scientific reproducibility needed - Read more

Less work hours do not improve surgical patient safety

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Photo: Young surgeon sleeping in a wheelchair [13/07/2015] Work hour restrictions for resident physicians, revised nationally four years ago largely to protect patients against physician trainees' fatigue-related errors, have not had the desired effect of lowering postoperative complication rates in several common surgical specialties, according to new study results.Less work hours do not improve surgical patient safety - Read more

Umbilical cord 'milking' improves blood flow in preterm infants

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Photo: Preterm born baby [30/06/2015] A technique to increase the flow of blood from the umbilical cord into the infant's circulatory system improves blood pressure and red blood cell levels in preterm infants delivered by Cesarean section, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.Umbilical cord 'milking' improves blood flow in preterm infants - Read more

Diabetes: Smart insulin patch

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Photo: Insulin patch [23/06/2015] Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past, thanks to a new invention from researchers at the University of North Carolina and NC State, who have created the first "smart insulin patch" that can detect increases in blood sugar levels and secrete doses of insulin into the bloodstream whenever needed. Diabetes: Smart insulin patch - Read more

 
 

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