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Healthcare workers at risk of witnessing abusive behavior in Canadian operating rooms, study shows

Healthcare workers in Canadian operating rooms are at a risk of witnessing physical and psychological abuse, according to a study led by a University of Manitoba research team that will be published in the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. [More]
Special article outlines recommended strategies to prevent Zika from blood transfusion

Special article outlines recommended strategies to prevent Zika from blood transfusion

As the Zika epidemic spreads to the United States, the potential for contracting the disease via blood transfusion has emerged as a serious concern. [More]
Combination of demineralized bone and gene therapy shows promise for treating pseudarthrosis

Combination of demineralized bone and gene therapy shows promise for treating pseudarthrosis

A team headed by Professor Albert Rizvanov, director of the Gene and Cell Technologies Open Lab, created a gene therapy drug that encodes growth factors for the stimulation of blood vessel and bone formation. [More]
Older adults with cataracts more likely to have depressive symptoms, study shows

Older adults with cataracts more likely to have depressive symptoms, study shows

Older adults with cataracts are more likely to have symptoms of depression, reports a study in the December issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. [More]
Newcastle scientists develop promising new test to identify patients with rare liver disease

Newcastle scientists develop promising new test to identify patients with rare liver disease

Newcastle scientists and medics have developed a promising new test to identify patients with a rare liver disease who will not respond to standard treatment, allowing earlier intervention with alternatives. [More]
Alpha blockers benefit patients with larger kidney stones

Alpha blockers benefit patients with larger kidney stones

Nearly one in 11 Americans will have a kidney stone in their lifetime, causing pain, sometimes missed work and, often, a lot of money. [More]
Philips pathology services recognised as big contributor to cancer research

Philips pathology services recognised as big contributor to cancer research

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today commented on a recent report of Cancer Research UK (CRUK), which indicates that innovations, such as digital pathology, image measurement and digital collaboration are recommended to avert major gaps in UK pathology services in the near future. [More]
WideCells signs LOI with Qigenix to undertake research at Manchester stem cell facility

WideCells signs LOI with Qigenix to undertake research at Manchester stem cell facility

WideCells Group PLC, the healthcare services company focused on providing stem cell banking services and ground breaking insurance for stem cell treatment, is pleased to announce that it has taken steps to secure a new revenue stream, in addition to the cash flow opportunities outlined in the Company’s prospectus published in July this year, having signed a Letter of Intent (‘LOI’) with Qigenix and its CEO, Dr. Todd Ovokaitys. [More]
New data shows positive results for DePuy Synthes ATTUNE Knee System

New data shows positive results for DePuy Synthes ATTUNE Knee System

DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction, today announced the latest clinical evidence of the performance of the ATTUNE Knee System. [More]
Researchers receive Stafford Fox Medical Research Foundation grant to accelerate CFS diagnosis

Researchers receive Stafford Fox Medical Research Foundation grant to accelerate CFS diagnosis

Major improvement in the diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is expected following the award of $4m in funding to one of Australia’s foremost authorities on the condition. [More]
Hallucinogenic drug offers relief for people with cancer-related anxiety or depression

Hallucinogenic drug offers relief for people with cancer-related anxiety or depression

In a small double-blind study, Johns Hopkins researchers report that a substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for up to six months from a single large dose of psilocybin -- the active compound in hallucinogenic "magic mushrooms." [More]
Many women dissatisfied with length of time for diagnosis of PCOS, survey finds

Many women dissatisfied with length of time for diagnosis of PCOS, survey finds

A large international survey of women with a common condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is characterized by reproductive and metabolic problems, found nearly two in three were dissatisfied with the length of time they waited and the number of healthcare professionals they had to see before they received a diagnosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
White deaths exceed births in 17 U.S. states, report reveals

White deaths exceed births in 17 U.S. states, report reveals

According to new research by Rogelio Sáenz, dean of The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Public Policy, and Kenneth Johnson, senior demographer at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire, more white deaths than births were reported in 17 U.S. states--more than in any time in the country's history--compared to only four in 2004. [More]
New study finds genetic link between Parkinson's disease and cognitive decline

New study finds genetic link between Parkinson's disease and cognitive decline

Although the hallmark symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) - such as involuntary shaking, slowness of movement and muscle rigidity - are related to movement, recent evidence has suggested that memory impairment plays an outsized role in diminished quality of life and the burden placed on caregivers. [More]
NASPGHAN clinical practice guidelines recommend screening test for NAFLD in obese children

NASPGHAN clinical practice guidelines recommend screening test for NAFLD in obese children

A screening test for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)--a serious condition that may have lifelong health consequences--is recommended for all obese children aged nine to eleven years, according to clinical practice guidelines developed by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. [More]

Additive Manufacturing application notes released by Lucideon

Lucideon has released a new white paper titled ‘Additive Manufacturing – a Metallurgical Perspective’. The paper discusses the value and potential of metallurgical additive manufacturing alongside some of the challenges the technology needs to overcome. [More]
Type 2 diabetes linked to long list of complications that can affect health and quality of life

Type 2 diabetes linked to long list of complications that can affect health and quality of life

T2D Lifestyle, a national survey by Health Union of more than 400 individuals living with type 2 diabetes (T2D), reveals that patients not only struggle with commonly understood complications, but also numerous lesser known ones that people do not associate with diabetes. [More]
Study finds no changes in overall rates of suicide attempts and patterns

Study finds no changes in overall rates of suicide attempts and patterns

Johns Hopkins investigators report that their analysis of a national database representing more than 1 billion emergency department visits shows that over a recent eight-year period, nothing much has changed in the rates of unsuccessful suicide attempts, or in the age, gender, seasonal timing or means used by those who tried to take their lives in the United States. [More]
Online program for insomnia can improve amount and quality of sleep

Online program for insomnia can improve amount and quality of sleep

An online program designed to help people overcome insomnia significantly improves both the amount and quality of sleep, a new study has found. [More]
New global network to explore link between genes and environmental factors to tackle health challenges

New global network to explore link between genes and environmental factors to tackle health challenges

A new global network linking leading research centres across the world has launched today to tackle some of the most pressing global health challenges of our time such as autism, cancer, diabetes and dementia. [More]
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