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SARMS tool assesses development of robotic microsurgery skills

SARMS tool assesses development of robotic microsurgery skills

A new standardized assessment provides a useful tool for tracking surgeons' progress as they develop the skills needed to perform robot-assisted microsurgery, reports a study in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). [More]
Decision analysis techniques can help women sort through breast reconstruction options

Decision analysis techniques can help women sort through breast reconstruction options

Decision analysis techniques can help surgeons and patients evaluate alternatives for breast reconstruction-leading to a "good decision" that reflects the woman's preferences and values, according to an article in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). [More]
Bioniche Life Sciences announces year-end results for fiscal 2014, provides corporate update

Bioniche Life Sciences announces year-end results for fiscal 2014, provides corporate update

Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. today announced financial results for its fiscal year ended June 30, 2014. [More]
UCLA research may lead to novel treatment for PH1

UCLA research may lead to novel treatment for PH1

Research by UCLA biochemists may lead to a new treatment - or even a cure - for PH1, a rare and potentially deadly genetic kidney disease that afflicts children. Their findings also may provide important insights into treatments for Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative diseases. [More]
Anti-inflammatory treatment may prevent heterotopic ossification

Anti-inflammatory treatment may prevent heterotopic ossification

An anti-inflammatory treatment, studied in the labs of regenerative medicine specialists and trauma surgeons, may prevent what's become one of the war-defining injuries for today's troops. [More]
Genetic factors influence consumption of alcoholic beverages

Genetic factors influence consumption of alcoholic beverages

How people perceive and taste alcohol depends on genetic factors, and that influences whether they "like" and consume alcoholic beverages, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. [More]
Highlights: Hawaii public hospital cuts; La. struggles with state worker health program costs; aging in Ky.

Highlights: Hawaii public hospital cuts; La. struggles with state worker health program costs; aging in Ky.

Public hospitals across Hawaii are finding ways to reduce staff and cut services because they don't have enough money to make ends meet. Executives from the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. told lawmakers Friday that even after layoffs they are facing a $30 million deficit in 2015. One hospital on Maui chose to close its adolescent psychology unit because it couldn't sustain the appropriate staffing levels to provide the services. It's also considering cuts to oncology and dialysis services if the situation doesn't improve (9/20). [More]
NCH advances cardiovascular service line in northwest suburbs

NCH advances cardiovascular service line in northwest suburbs

Northwest Community Healthcare is strengthening cardiovascular care for patients in the northwest suburbs by advancing its cardiovascular service line. NCH has new relationships with cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons and cardiologists, and, in addition, has announced plans to open a new heart failure clinic this fall in Mount Prospect. [More]
Study uncovers new genetic risk factor for deadly skin cancer

Study uncovers new genetic risk factor for deadly skin cancer

Buffers that guard against damage to the ends of chromosomes could hold the key to a better understanding of malignant melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer - according to new research from the University of Leeds. [More]
Data provides information on rising number of clinics that treat psychosomatic problems

Data provides information on rising number of clinics that treat psychosomatic problems

Germany economy is a leading force in the world and a model that calls for imitation. A paper published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics provides information on the rising number of clinics that treat burn-out and job-related psychosomatic problems. [More]
Semi-soft vaginal suppository provides drug-delivery vehicle to prevent spread of HIV

Semi-soft vaginal suppository provides drug-delivery vehicle to prevent spread of HIV

A unique method for delivering compounds that could positively impact the global battle against HIV and AIDS may be possible, thanks to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. [More]
Childhood burns victims experience higher rates of depression, suicidal thoughts

Childhood burns victims experience higher rates of depression, suicidal thoughts

Adults who have been hospitalized for a burn as a child experience higher than usual rates of depression and suicidal thoughts, according to new research at the University of Adelaide. [More]
School nurses reach 98% of students in U.S. public schools to diagnose primary immunodeficiency

School nurses reach 98% of students in U.S. public schools to diagnose primary immunodeficiency

School nurses reach 98 percent of the 50,000,000 students in U.S. public schools, grades k-12, and are uniquely positioned to facilitate the early diagnosis of serious medical conditions such as primary immunodeficiency (PI). [More]
Nurses who are motivated primarily by desire to help others are more likely to burn out on job

Nurses who are motivated primarily by desire to help others are more likely to burn out on job

Nurses who are motivated primarily by the desire to help others, rather than by enjoyment of the work itself or the lifestyle it makes possible, are more likely to burn out on the job, University of Akron researchers say. [More]
Loyola, ABHS partner to expand pediatric services in Chicago area

Loyola, ABHS partner to expand pediatric services in Chicago area

Alexian Brothers Health System of Arlington Heights, Ill., and Loyola University Health System of Maywood, Ill., are partnering to expand the breadth and reach of their pediatric service lines in the Chicago area. [More]
Heart attack survivors who exercise vigorously are at increased risk of cardiovascular deaths

Heart attack survivors who exercise vigorously are at increased risk of cardiovascular deaths

There is strong epidemiological evidence of the importance of regular physical activity, such as brisk walking and jogging, in the management and rehabilitation of cardiovascular disease and in lowering the risk of death from other diseases such as hypertension, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. [More]
GenVec reports net loss of $1.7 million for second quarter 2014

GenVec reports net loss of $1.7 million for second quarter 2014

GenVec, Inc. today reported financial results for the three-month and six-month periods ended June 30, 2014. For the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, the company reported a net loss of $1.7 million or $0.10 per share on revenues of $0.1 million as compared to a net loss of $3.1 million or $0.24 per share on revenues of $0.7 million in the same period in the prior year. [More]
New nanosheets can cling to body's most difficult-to-protect contours and keep bacteria at bay

New nanosheets can cling to body's most difficult-to-protect contours and keep bacteria at bay

Wrapping wound dressings around fingers and toes can be tricky, but for burn victims, guarding them against infection is critical. [More]
Topical sunscreens are still the safe option for sun protection

Topical sunscreens are still the safe option for sun protection

From lotions to sprays to sticks, consumers already have a myriad of options to choose from when selecting a sunscreen. [More]
Notch signaling also plays important role in onset of obesity and Type 2 diabetes

Notch signaling also plays important role in onset of obesity and Type 2 diabetes

A Purdue University study shows that Notch signaling, a key biological pathway tied to development and cell communication, also plays an important role in the onset of obesity and Type 2 diabetes, a discovery that offers new targets for treatment. [More]