Have a heart problem? There is a good chance it can be fixed non-surgically. Procedures that push tiny tools and tubes through blood vessels are reducing the need for open heart surgery and transforming heart care.
Howdini (July 14, 2014) When peeling ginger, ditch the fancy tools and reach for a spoon! Howdini shares a technique that yields more fresh ginger than using a vegetable peeler or a knife.
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AP (Jan. 10, 2014) In January 1964, the US Surgeon General issued the first government report linking smoking to disease and death. It ushered in an era of regulation that fifty years later has helped to cut the ... watch video
AP (Jan. 31, 2014) An Alabama brain surgeon walked about six miles through the height of Tuesday's winter storm to perform a life-saving brain operation. The patient is said to be doing well. (Jan. 31)
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Oct. 26, 2016 A single dose of dextrose gel, rubbed inside a newborn's mouth an hour after birth, can lower their risk of developing neonatal hypoglycaemia, according to a randomized study. The study, designed to ... read more
Oct. 26, 2016 A new gene editing strategy has been used to correct mutations that cause thalassemia, a form of anemia. Their gene editing technique provided corrections to the mutations ... read more
Oct. 25, 2016 Scientists have discovered a fast, noninvasive method that could lead to the early diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Using ultrasensitive, high-speed technology, the researchers identified a suite of ... read more
Oct. 25, 2016 Chronic cannabis users have reduced levels of an enzyme called fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH). The enzyme has been considered for treatment for cannabis dependence because it breaks down ... read more
Oct. 26, 2016 What causes vision loss in glaucoma? There are two common answers that at first may seem disparate: the first is pressure, as in elevated ocular pressure, and the second is damage to the optic nerve, ... read more
Mar. 23, 2015 A new clip helps older patients with mitral valve prolaspe and who are not strong enough for open surgery. The new minimally-invasive catheter-based procedure involves a half-inch long clip called ... read more
Aug. 25, 2014 America’s first transcather tricuspid heart valve replacement has been performed, providing an alternative to open heart surgery, clinical scientists report. Percutaneous interventions use hollow ... read more
Apr. 30, 2014 Even today, significant variations – among surgeons and hospitals - still exist in the performance of mitral valve repair vs replacement for moderate to severe mitral regurgitation, shows a ... read more
July 25, 2012 Researchers used stem cells from fat to grow new small-diameter blood vessels in the laboratory. Lab-grown small-diameter blood vessels could help patients undergoing procedures such as heart bypass ... read more