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Multiple courses of antibiotics may have significant impact on child development

Multiple courses of antibiotics may have significant impact on child development

A new animal study by NYU Langone Medical Center researchers adds to growing evidence that multiple courses of commonly used antibiotics may have a significant impact on children's development. [More]
New study examines how reasons for illicit marijuana use relate to use of other drugs

New study examines how reasons for illicit marijuana use relate to use of other drugs

Marijuana is the most prevalent drug in the U.S. Approximately 70% of the 2.8 million individuals who initiated use of illicit drugs in 2013 reported that marijuana was their first drug. [More]
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Researchers receive $1.1 million grant to pioneer novel approach to speed bone regeneration

Researchers receive $1.1 million grant to pioneer novel approach to speed bone regeneration

Senior citizens and combat soldiers don't usually have much in common--unless the topic is bone injuries. Among both groups, mending serious skeletal injuries--whether caused by a blast or a common fall--is a costly, complicated challenge. [More]
Centinel Spine obtains FDA clearance for STALIF MIDLINE, MIDLINE II and MIDLINE II-Ti devices

Centinel Spine obtains FDA clearance for STALIF MIDLINE, MIDLINE II and MIDLINE II-Ti devices

Centinel Spine, Inc., the pioneer of Stand-Alone, No-Profile, Integrated Interbody fusion devices receive FDA clearance for its STALIF MIDLINE, MIDLINE II, MIDLINE II-Ti (Ti-ACTIVE) devices for use with allogeneic bone graft in lumbar spinal fusion procedures. [More]
Loyola tests new combination treatment for people living with cancer that has spread to spine

Loyola tests new combination treatment for people living with cancer that has spread to spine

Loyola University Medical Center is the first center in the country to enroll patients in a clinical trial of a minimally invasive treatment for patients living with cancer that has spread to the spine. [More]
NYU Langone receives $25 million to establish Fresco Institute for PD and movement disorders

NYU Langone receives $25 million to establish Fresco Institute for PD and movement disorders

NYU Langone Medical Center today announced that the Paolo and Marlene Fresco Foundation (Fresco Foundation) has generously given $25 million to establish the international Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson's & Movement Disorders. [More]
Omeros signs exclusive license agreement with Fagron affiliates for commercialization of OMS103

Omeros signs exclusive license agreement with Fagron affiliates for commercialization of OMS103

Omeros Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for both large-market as well as orphan indications, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive license agreement with affiliates of Fagron NV for the commercialization of OMS103, Omeros' product for arthroscopic surgery. [More]
UCLA Medical Group earns five-star ranking from CAPG for patient care capabilities

UCLA Medical Group earns five-star ranking from CAPG for patient care capabilities

The UCLA Medical Group has again earned the highest rating possible in an annual survey conducted by CAPG, an association representing physician organizations in 38 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. [More]
BMJ adds new international orthopedic sports medicine journal  to its portfolio

BMJ adds new international orthopedic sports medicine journal to its portfolio

Global healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has added The Journal of ISAKOS: Joint Disorders & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (JISAKOS) to its extensive portfolio of specialty journals, the company has announced. [More]
Study examines whether children born by C-section face risk of chronic diseases later in life

Study examines whether children born by C-section face risk of chronic diseases later in life

A new paper in the British Medical Journal by Jan Blustein, M.D., Ph.D., of New York University's Wagner School and a professor of Medicine and Population Health at NYU School of Medicine and Jianmeng Liu, M.D., Ph.D., of Peking University examines the evidence as to whether newborns delivered by Cesarean section are more likely to develop chronic diseases later in life. [More]
NYU Langone Medical Center celebrates 65th anniversary of Rusk Rehabilitation

NYU Langone Medical Center celebrates 65th anniversary of Rusk Rehabilitation

Howard A. Rusk, MD (1901-1989), a tall, soft-spoken physician from NYU Langone Medical Center and widely considered "the father of rehabilitation medicine," set about to establish a facility founded on the belief that care should focus on the whole person—not just on their physical illness or disability, but also on their emotional, psychological, and social needs as well. [More]
Despite low value and high costs, certain preoperative tests still common in U.S.

Despite low value and high costs, certain preoperative tests still common in U.S.

Professional physician associations consider certain routine tests before elective surgery to be of low value and high cost, and have sought to discourage their utilization. [More]
Griffith student finds success in medical tourism

Griffith student finds success in medical tourism

The world of medical tourism was not one that Dan Donner had ever considered as a potential career path, but today he can be found dividing his time between study at Griffith University and running a flourishing business in Thailand. [More]
New study shows average New Yorker sits more than seven hours a day

New study shows average New Yorker sits more than seven hours a day

The Big Apple is one of the most walkable cities in the nation, providing many opportunities for physical activity, and New Yorkers are more likely to exercise regularly than the average U.S. adult. But they are also sitting far more than what is considered healthy. [More]
CHLA opens doors of new Encino outpatient care center

CHLA opens doors of new Encino outpatient care center

Children's Hospital Los Angeles opened the doors of its new outpatient care center in Encino today. The pediatric medical facility, Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Encino, will be staffed by physicians who are Board-certified in pediatric specialties and subspecialties, including hematology-oncology, nephrology, neurology, orthopaedics, pediatric surgery and urology. [More]
Study on human growth hormone for ACL tear recovery receives funding from Mark Cuban Foundation

Study on human growth hormone for ACL tear recovery receives funding from Mark Cuban Foundation

Funding from the Mark Cuban Foundation, run by the well-known owner of the Dallas Mavericks, will allow University of Michigan scientists and physicians to study how human growth hormone may aid recovery from an ACL tear - one of the most frequent, traumatic and dreaded knee injuries among athletes. [More]
Pennsylvania physicians urge residents to take precautions against bug bites, bee stings

Pennsylvania physicians urge residents to take precautions against bug bites, bee stings

For many people, bug bites and bee stings aren't a big deal beyond a small irritation. But for some, it could mean the start of a painful - possibly long-term or even deadly - experience. [More]
US patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery receive more treatments for pain

US patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery receive more treatments for pain

New research presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia conference in Berlin shows that American patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery* receive more treatments for pain and that their experience of pain differs in some aspects to orthopaedic patients internationally. [More]

Zimmer finalizes divestiture agreements in furtherance of pending acquisition of Biomet

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. announced today that it has finalized agreements with buyers to divest in the United States certain Zimmer® Unicompartmental High-Flex Knee System assets, Biomet Discovery® Elbow System assets and Cobalt™ bone cement assets. [More]
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