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Braces halt further progression of spinal curve, surgery in adolescent scoliosis patients

Braces halt further progression of spinal curve, surgery in adolescent scoliosis patients

Bracing often is recommended for adolescents diagnosed with idiopathic adolescent scoliosis, and a spinal curve between 25 and 45 degrees. When worn consistently and as directed, braces have been found to effectively halt or slow further progression of a spinal curve, often preventing surgery. [More]

Invisalign set to open first dedicated dental center in Dubai

Following the global success of more than 3.4 million patients worldwide, Invisalign is set to open its first dedicated dental center in Dubai. The clinic which opens on 24th November 2015, will be a highly specialised clinic providing the revolutionary treatment solution to teeth straightening. [More]
Dynamic spine brace in development for children with scoliosis

Dynamic spine brace in development for children with scoliosis

Some six million people in the U.S. suffer from scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine. These include approximately 2 to 3% of adolescents who are diagnosed each year with idiopathic scoliosis, which is usually identified during puberty and progresses until skeletal maturity. [More]
Researchers developing dynamic spine brace for children with scoliosis

Researchers developing dynamic spine brace for children with scoliosis

Some six million people in the U.S. suffer from scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine. These include approximately 2 to 3% of adolescents who are diagnosed each year with idiopathic scoliosis, which is usually identified during puberty and progresses until skeletal maturity. [More]
Fetuses with enlarged ventricles are not ideal candidates for fetal spina bifida surgery

Fetuses with enlarged ventricles are not ideal candidates for fetal spina bifida surgery

Fetuses with enlarged ventricles--the fluid-filled cavities inside the brain--may be less likely than other fetuses to benefit from surgery in the womb to treat spina bifida, according to a study co-authored by researchers at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco. [More]
Total knee replacements can effectively treat degeneration caused by bone deformity

Total knee replacements can effectively treat degeneration caused by bone deformity

A first-of-its kind study has found that total knee replacements can effectively treat degeneration caused by a bone deformity called Blount disease. [More]
New non-invasive spinal cord stimulation helps paralyzed men voluntarily move their legs

New non-invasive spinal cord stimulation helps paralyzed men voluntarily move their legs

Five men with complete motor paralysis were able to voluntarily generate step-like movements thanks to a new strategy that non-invasively delivers electrical stimulation to their spinal cords, according to a new study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. The strategy, called transcutaneous stimulation, delivers electrical current to the spinal cord by way of electrodes strategically placed on the skin of the lower back. [More]
Silicone ankle sleeves and lace-up ankle braces can improve neuromuscular control among athletes

Silicone ankle sleeves and lace-up ankle braces can improve neuromuscular control among athletes

An athlete's use of silicone ankle sleeves (SAS) and lace-up ankle braces (LAB) during sports participation can improve neuromuscular control, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. [More]
University of Bristol researchers develop new technology to increase protection against bacterial infection

University of Bristol researchers develop new technology to increase protection against bacterial infection

A new technology which could increase protection against antibacterial and antifungal infection for weeks, months or years has been developed by researchers at the University of Bristol. [More]
Scientists find that collagen 'cross-links' can determine tumor's ability to grow and spread

Scientists find that collagen 'cross-links' can determine tumor's ability to grow and spread

When skyscrapers go up, contractors rely on an infrastructure of steel beams and braces. Some cancers grow the same way, using a biological matrix from which the tumor can thrive and spread. [More]
UB neurologist examines neurological disorders of U.S. presidents

UB neurologist examines neurological disorders of U.S. presidents

Neurology and history may sound like two fields that don't often overlap, but they have, sometimes with extraordinary consequences, according to a University at Buffalo neurologist. [More]

Intronix Technologies, Western University collaborate to develop rehabilitation devices

Intronix Technologies will be collaborating with Western University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to develop technology to be incorporated into rehabilitation devices. [More]
New study examines efficacy of brace application for treatment of spinal compression fractures

New study examines efficacy of brace application for treatment of spinal compression fractures

Compression fractures in the spine due to osteoporosis, a common condition causing progressive bone loss and increased fracture risk, are especially common in older women. A new study appearing in the December 3rd issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery found that patients who wore a brace as treatment for a spinal compression fracture had comparable outcomes in terms of pain, function and healing when compared to patients who did not wear a brace. [More]
As U.S. bolsters defenses against Ebola, price tag grows

As U.S. bolsters defenses against Ebola, price tag grows

President Barack Obama vows national defense against the disease but reminds Americans that the human toll in Africa is also worthy of their support. Administration weighs tighter screening for international travelers. [More]
Basic yoga pose reduces idiopathic scoliosis curves for adolescent, adult patients

Basic yoga pose reduces idiopathic scoliosis curves for adolescent, adult patients

A basic yoga pose, done for an average of only 1.5 minutes a day, six days a week for two months, reduced idiopathic scoliosis curves for adolescent and adult patients an average of 32% in the first peer-reviewed published clinical trial studying yoga for the reduction of scoliosis curves. [More]
State highlights: Calif. hospital chain sues union; Texas sues Xerox again; La. employees face higher health care costs

State highlights: Calif. hospital chain sues union; Texas sues Xerox again; La. employees face higher health care costs

In a surprising move, an anti-union Southern California hospital chain hoping to buy the struggling Daughters of Charity Health Care System is suing employee unions under the federal RICO Act, saying the unions are trying to thwart that deal and others by using extortionist tactics aimed at forcing it to cave into union demands. [More]

Feds say Texas responsible for unnecessary Medicaid spending

Texas is "ultimately responsible" for millions of misspent Medicaid dollars, according to a new federal audit, because a state agency failed to properly oversee the contractor that reviewed the medical necessity of Medicaid claims. [More]
Access Pharmaceuticals enters into exclusive license agreement with Norgine

Access Pharmaceuticals enters into exclusive license agreement with Norgine

ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., an emerging biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it had entered into an exclusive license agreement with Norgine B.V., a leading independent European specialty pharmaceutical company, for the commercialization of MuGard in Europe. [More]
Cosmetic dentistry improves patients' self-confidence

Cosmetic dentistry improves patients' self-confidence

The results of a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry showed that virtually all Americans -- 99.7 percent to be exact -- believe that a nice looking smile is an important physical asset. Dr. Michael Lenz, DMD of Wilmington Dental Associates sees countless patients who don't like the way their teeth look and are eager to improve their smiles at his Wilmington cosmetic dentistry. [More]

Hamlin Dental Group provides easy and comfortable teeth straightening treatment

It's easy to feel self-conscious if you're suffering from crooked teeth but, for many, the thought of having uncomfortable metallic braces obscuring your smile is even less appealing. [More]
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