New Private Hospitals Alliance Dedicated To Improve Britain’s Healthcare

The five largest private hospital providers have come together to work with government and regulators to improve Britain’s healthcare system. Formally launched to policy makers in the House of Commons today, H5 is the new alliance of leading private hospital providers. Collectively, H5 members provide healthcare services from over 165 hospitals across the country. Richard […]
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Researchers Identify Novel Gene Connected To Rare Muscle Disease

Researchers from the Department of Anesthesiology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), along with research teams from the National Institutes of Health and from Australia, the Netherlands and Spain, have identified a novel geneon chromosome 15q that, when altered, causes nemaline myopathy with cores, a rare inherited muscle disorder. The gene encodes a […]
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Toothache More Common Among Minority And Special Needs Children

Poor, minority and special needs children are more likely to be affected by toothache, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. “Toothache is a source of chronic and often severe pain that interferes with a child’s ability to play, eat and pay […]
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New SmartVascular Software Optimizes Imaging In Vascular Surgery

Ziehm Imaging’s intuitive SmartVascular software considerably simplifies imaging in vascular surgery. It introduces an entirely new workflow for fast results. This solution raises efficiency levels, eliminates interim C-arm operating steps and automates the imaging processes. SmartVascular is compatible with all Ziehm Vision C-arms and tailored to vascular procedures. Thanks to modern imaging technology, even the […]
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Neurological Protein May Hold The Key To New Treatments For Depression

Neuroscientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have developed a protein peptide that may be a novel type of highly targeted treatment for depression with a low side-effect profile. Depression affects one in ten Canadians at some time in their lives and is a leading cause of disability worldwide. The study published […]
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Gen-Probe Files US Regulatory Application For APTIMA® HPV Assay, New Molecular Test For Cervical Cancer

Gen-Probe Incorporated (Nasdaq: GPRO) announced that the Company has submitted a Premarket Approval Application (PMA) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its APTIMA® HPV (human papillomavirus) assay, a new molecular test that detects high-risk HPV infections that are associated with cervical cancer and precancerous lesions. “Developing and testing our APTIMA HPV assay […]
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Discovery Of Molecular Switch For Memory And Addiction

Scientists from Germany, UK and Italy identify a molecular switch that leads to a sustained increase of calcium in nerve cells and plays a crucial role in the formation of memory and addictive behaviors. Bonn, 26th November 2010. Learning and memory formation are based on the creation of new connections between neurons in the brain. […]
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Research Shows Small Percentage Of Healthcare Professionals Still Reusing Syringes, Performing Injections In Ways That Put Patients At Risk

Although the majority of U.S. healthcare professionals are following recommended safe injection practices, some are putting patients at risk through the reuse of syringes and single-dose vials, according to a peer-reviewed study authored by the Premier healthcare alliance in December’s American Journal of Infection Control. Increasing reports of outbreaks of hepatitis B and C viruses […]
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Functional MRI reveals effectiveness of acupuncture in relieving pain

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers have captured pictures of the brain while patients experienced a pain stimulus with and without acupuncture to determine acupuncture’s effect on how the brain processes pain. Results of the study, which the researchers say suggest the effectiveness of acupuncture, were presented today at the annual meeting of the […]
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New findings suggest targeting DNA in later-stage could be effective to treat breast tumors

Breast cancers that arise sporadically, rather than through inheritance of certain genes, likely start with defects of DNA repair mechanisms that allow environmentally triggered mutations to accumulate, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. The findings, reported this week in […]
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Universal microfluidics connector could find broad use in compact medical devices

Biomedical engineers at UC Davis have developed a plug-in interface for the microfluidic chips that will form the basis of the next generation of compact medical devices. They hope that the “fit to flow” interface will become as ubiquitous as the USB interface for computer peripherals. UC Davis filed a provisional patent on the invention […]
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Syneron launches CO2RE CO2 resurfacing system in US and Canada

Syneron Medical Ltd. (Nasdaq: ELOS), the global leader in the medical aesthetic device marketplace, announced today the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada clearance and commercial launch of its highly flexible CO2RE CO2 resurfacing system. CO2RE is a versatile fractional CO2 system that offers the unique ability to treat both superficial and […]
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People with OSA prone to develop atherosclerosis

People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder associated with obesity, have more non-calcified or “bad” plaque in their coronary arteries, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). “Our study reveals that individuals with obstructive sleep apnea are prone to developing an aggressive […]
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Researchers find two-part treatment for microtears in hamstring injury

Researchers in London say they have found an effective two-part treatment for microtears in the hamstring: injections of the patient’s own blood and a steroid along with “dry-needling,” in which repeated needle punctures cause controlled internal bleeding in the injured area. Results of the study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological […]
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Advanced Data Systems receives eHealthConnecticut REC Qualified Vendor status

Advanced Data Systems (ADS) has been designated an eHealthConnecticut REC Qualified Vendor. Qualified EHR Vendor status assures medical practices in CT that ADS and the MedicsDocAssistant EHR have met the REC’s standards and criteria for inclusion in the eHealthConnecticut REC. ADS has a longstanding and notable history of healthcare automation in CT. David Barzillai, President […]
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