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Women could benefit from Affordable Care Act's mandate for contraceptive coverage

Women could benefit from Affordable Care Act's mandate for contraceptive coverage

Women could benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act's mandate for contraceptive coverage, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. [More]
Chemical engineers devise new implantable tissue scaffold coated with bone growth factors

Chemical engineers devise new implantable tissue scaffold coated with bone growth factors

MIT chemical engineers have devised a new implantable tissue scaffold coated with bone growth factors that are released slowly over a few weeks. When applied to bone injuries or defects, this coated scaffold induces the body to rapidly form new bone that looks and behaves just like the original tissue. [More]
Queen's University scientists make breakthrough in fight against hospital superbugs

Queen's University scientists make breakthrough in fight against hospital superbugs

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have made a breakthrough in the fight against the most resistant hospital superbugs. [More]
Neovasc revenues increase 58% to $4,404,515 in Q2 2014

Neovasc revenues increase 58% to $4,404,515 in Q2 2014

Neovasc Inc. ("Neovasc" or the "Company") today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2014. All results are reported in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. [More]
"Self-fitting" material precisely fills bone defects and acts as scaffold for new bone growth

"Self-fitting" material precisely fills bone defects and acts as scaffold for new bone growth

Injuries, birth defects (such as cleft palates) or surgery to remove a tumor can create gaps in bone that are too large to heal naturally. And when they occur in the head, face or jaw, these bone defects can dramatically alter a person's appearance. [More]
State highlights: Aging inmate care outside prison; Colo.'s teen birth rate drop; Minn. rural doc shortage

State highlights: Aging inmate care outside prison; Colo.'s teen birth rate drop; Minn. rural doc shortage

Providing health care to an aging prison population is a large and growing cost for states. Not only do inmates develop debilitating conditions at a younger age than people who are not incarcerated, but caring for them in the harsh environment of prisons is far more expensive than it is on the outside. [More]
First Edition: August 12, 2014

First Edition: August 12, 2014

Today's headlines include stories about how the federal government's experience with healthcare.gov has led to the creation of the U.S. Digital Service. [More]
First peer-reviewed comprehensive expert guidance on the use of neurostimulation for pain

First peer-reviewed comprehensive expert guidance on the use of neurostimulation for pain

Reflecting groundbreaking international consensus regarding a group of rapidly evolving medical interventions for chronic pain, the International Neuromodulation Society announced it will soon publish the first peer-reviewed comprehensive expert guidance on the appropriate use of neurostimulation for pain. [More]
Cochlear calls for action to prevent proposed Medicare rule

Cochlear calls for action to prevent proposed Medicare rule

If the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) adopts a new rule proposed in July, people with certain types of hearing loss will no longer be able to secure Medicare coverage for certain types of hearing prosthetics that have been covered since 2006. [More]
Acidity sensor helps to estimate dynamics of insulin production

Acidity sensor helps to estimate dynamics of insulin production

Many human metabolic functions only run smoothly if the acid level in the body remains neutral and stable. For humans, normal blood pH values lie between 7.35 and 7.45. By way of comparison, an empty stomach is extremely acidic, with a pH value of 1.5. [More]
Forecast report on U.S. orthopedic large joint reconstruction device market

Forecast report on U.S. orthopedic large joint reconstruction device market

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: U.S. Orthopedic Large Joint Reconstruction Device Market. [More]
U.S. Neuromodulation, Neurovascular, Neurosurgical And Monitoring Device Market

U.S. Neuromodulation, Neurovascular, Neurosurgical And Monitoring Device Market

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: U.S. Neuromodulation, Neurovascular, Neurosurgical and Monitoring Device Market. [More]
Brazilian orthopedic large joint reconstruction device market expected to reach $502.4M by 2019

Brazilian orthopedic large joint reconstruction device market expected to reach $502.4M by 2019

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Brazilian Large Bone & Joint Orthopedic Devices Market. [More]
Retina's Alpha IMS microchip receives NUB innovation status from Germany statutory health insurance

Retina's Alpha IMS microchip receives NUB innovation status from Germany statutory health insurance

Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that the Company's Alpha IMS microchip was granted NUB innovation status and will now be reimbursed by Germany's statutory health insurance system. [More]

Women with problem transvaginal mesh surgery must hurry to file claims

Women with problem transvaginal mesh surgery must hurry to file their claims, according to a major public information website for mesh victims, or risk not participating in current billion-dollar court settlements. [More]
Research report on the U.S. spinal implant market

Research report on the U.S. spinal implant market

Decision Resources Group finds that the United States spinal implant market will expand modestly through 2022 to reach a value of nearly $7.1 billion. [More]

Optical prostheses for blind people

Graphene is viewed as a kind of "miracle solution": It is thin, transparent and has a tensile strength greater than that of steel. [More]
More and more patients are opting for dental implants, says dentist

More and more patients are opting for dental implants, says dentist

A National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey administered by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention found that 25 percent of patients over 60 years old have lost all of their teeth. It's estimated that 63% of all American adults are missing more than one tooth. [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]
UH Case Medical Center implants new type of cochlear device in patients with hearing problem

UH Case Medical Center implants new type of cochlear device in patients with hearing problem

University Hospitals Case Medical Center is the first in Cleveland to implant a new type of cochlear device for adults who have lost the high frequency range of their hearing, but have retained the low frequencies with or without a hearing aid. [More]