fMRI, PET could help foresee epileptic seizure issues
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CBS Local – Although many people think diet soda is a healthier option than other sugary drinks, a new study has found that having beverages using artificial sweeteners can still lead to diabetes and obesity. Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin say a study of rats has revealed that artificial sweeteners, commonly used in zero-calorie sodas, actually did as much harm to the body as a high-sugar diet. “We also observed that replacing these sugars with non-caloric artificial sweeteners leads to negative changes in fat and energy metabolism,” lead researcher Brian Hoffmann sa...
A 57-year-old man was the first person to have both a double lung transplant and a procedure to fill his cracked vertebra with cement, which leaked into his blood stream and nearly killed him.
The surgery involved transplanting skin, muscles, tendons, nerves, bone and blood vessels.
Surgeons at Johns Hopkins University perform first-of-its-kind operation to address "an unspoken injury of war"
Physical activity both before and during treatment can significantly increase the likelihood of survival, say researchers.Medscape Medical News
(Reuters) - A soldier wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan has received the world's first complete penis and scrotum transplant, officials at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore said on Monday.
Nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons were involved in the 14-hour surgery on March 26 at Johns Hopkins, transplanting an entire penis, scrotum without testicles, and abdomen.
Men and women who receive a false-positive breast or prostate cancer screening are likely to obtain future recommended cancer screenings, a new study says.
Doctors at a Baltimore hospital have performed the most extensive penis transplant to date, this one also involving the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall
Abstract Delays in diagnosis due to low Breast Cancer awareness are widespread in Brazil maybe owing to ineffective strategies to raise attention on early diagnosis. As a proxy of collective interest in BC screanning (BCS) we studied the monthly accesses to BC and BCS webpages in INCA's website along 48 months. A log analyzer built a time serie (2006-2009) of BC and BCS monthly means, which oscilations were studied by analysis of variance (ANOVA). We found significant increasing accesses to BC and transient “ attention peaks ” . Enlargement in BC/BCS differences along all period were caused by increasing access...