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October 23, 2016

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October 23, 2016

New Nanomedicine Approach Aims to Improve HIV Drug Therapies

Oct. 21, 2016 — New research aims to improve the administration and availability of drug therapies to HIV patients through the use of ... read more

Sixty Percent of Americans With Diabetes Skip Annual Sight-Saving Exams

Oct. 21, 2016 — People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have sight-saving annual eye exams, according to a large ... read more

CDC Recommends Only Two HPV Shots for Younger Adolescents

Oct. 20, 2016 — The U.S. CDC is recommending that 11- to 12-year-olds receive two doses of HPV vaccine at least six months apart rather than the previously recommended three doses to protect against cancers caused ... read more

Patients Weigh in on Orthopedic Surgeons' Pay, Reimbursement

Oct. 20, 2016 — Most patients don’t think an orthopedic surgeon is overpaid but they greatly exaggerate how much a surgeon is reimbursed by Medicare for performing knee surgery, according to a study of patient ... read more

Needle-Sized Imaging Probe Improves Image Quality, Surgical Outcome

Oct. 20, 2016 — To provide a better view of difficult to see tissue, researchers have miniaturized an imaging probe to fit inside a needle that can be inserted into the eye during eye surgery. The probe was used ... read more

More American Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer Could Opt out of Immediate Treatment

Oct. 20, 2016 — A new report on Swedish men with non-aggressive prostate cancer suggests that a lot more American men could safely choose to monitor their disease instead of seeking immediate radiation treatment or ... read more

The Smart Wheelchair

Oct. 20, 2016 — A wheelchair controller that automatically avoids obstacles and knows when the user is tired or stressed is being developed by researchers in ... read more

To Prescribe or Not to Prescribe?

Oct. 20, 2016 — Doctors are more likely to prescribe growth hormones for a child who does not meet federal guidelines for the therapy if the child’s family requests it or if the physician believes in its ... read more

Reshaping the Future of Global Clinical Trials Practice

Oct. 19, 2016 — A new international guideline has been developed to help standardize how results from clinical trial studies are reported. This new guideline could increase the efficiency and value of clinical ... read more

Severe Lead Poisoning in Children: Causes and Risk Factors

Oct. 19, 2016 — Although national and local policies have reduced the prevalence of lead poisoning in the United States, severe cases still occur.  Whereas, exposures at blood lead levels (BLLs) as low as 5 µg/dL ... read more

More Support Needed for Nurses Facing Mistreatment at Work

Oct. 19, 2016 — Nurses need more help dealing with disrespectful behavior from colleagues if patient care is to be maintained, new research ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a smartphone that can analyze several samples at once to catch a cancer biomarker, producing lab quality ... read more

Elder Abuse Under-Identified in U.S. Emergency Departments

Oct. 18, 2016 — Researchers used a nationally-representative dataset to estimate the frequency with which emergency providers make a formal diagnosis of elder abuse. The answer: 1 in 7,700 ... read more

Medical Ethicists Challenge Court Ruling on Lethal Injection in Alabama Case

Oct. 18, 2016 — Court orders demanding death row inmates to provide "specific, detailed and concrete alternatives" to a state's lethal injection protocol compel those inmates to produce evidence that ... read more

Prevalence of Drug-Resistant Staph Bacteria Higher in Young Children Living With Hog Workers, Study Suggests

Oct. 18, 2016 — Young children who reside with adults who work on large industrial hog operations in rural North Carolina had a higher prevalence of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in their nasal ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Scientists are aiming to develop a more effective method for delivering neural stem cells to the brain in an effort to move forward stem cell therapies to treat neurological ... read more

Study Finds Mixed Results for Use of Mesh for Hernia Repair

Oct. 18, 2016 — Among patients undergoing incisional hernia repair, the use of mesh to reinforce the repair was associated with a lower risk of hernia recurrence over 5 years compared with when mesh was not used, ... read more

Researchers Identify New Imaging Findings, Treatment for Patients With Parsonage-Turner Syndrome

Oct. 18, 2016 — Physicians have been studying patient outcomes of Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (PTS), a neurological disorder that results in a sudden paralysis of one or more muscles around the shoulder and ... read more

General Anesthesia in Young Children Not Associated With Significant Neurological Impairments, Study Suggests

Oct. 18, 2016 — Children who are exposed to general anesthesia from birth to age 2 have developmental testing results in kindergarten that are similar to those of children who have not been exposed, according to a ... read more

Patients Unsuitable for LASIK Could Benefit from Vision Correction Surgery Using Intraocular Lenses

Oct. 17, 2016 — People who are unsuitable for LASIK because of moderate or extreme nearsightedness or severe astigmatism may benefit from a surgical procedure using intraocular lenses. Phakic intraocular collamer ... read more

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