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Endovascular Repair of Ruptured AAA Improves Midterm Survival Endovascular Repair of Ruptured AAA Improves Midterm Survival
Endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm was linked to reduced mortality at 3 years, improved early quality of life, and reduced costs compared with open surgery in the IMPROVE trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Diabetes drug helps repair UV-damaged DNA in cells of 'Moon children'
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) The severe and debilitating genetic disease Xeroderma pigmentosum impedes cells to repair UV-induced DNA damage. Scientists from CeMM found a drug approved for diabetes treatment to alleviate the impact of the gene defect in cell culture, which led to the discovery of a previously unknown DNA repair mechanism. The study was published in Molecular Cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UofL researchers discover key signaling protein for muscle growth
(University of Louisville) Researchers at University of Louisville have discovered the importance of a well-known protein, myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MyD88), in the development and regeneration of muscles. Ashok Kumar, Ph.D., professor and distinguished university scholar in UofL's Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology, led a team of researchers who have described the protein's critical role in the growth and repair of skeletal muscles, both in post-natal development and in the regeneration of injured adult muscles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is There Hope for an Endologix Comeback?
A year ago, Endologix CEO John McDermott walked into the VEITHsymposium at the New York Hilton-Midtown, saw the look on the face of his head of regulatory and clinical affairs as he approached the Endologix booth, and knew something was wrong. Sure enough, FDA had just asked Endologix to provide two-year patient follow-up data from its EVAS-FORWARD study of the Nellix endovascular aneurysm sealing (EVAS) system. "So that night we worked through the night to get out our press release first thing the next morning to inform the world that there was going to be pushback in the timeline and the clinical requirements,&...
Source: MDDI - November 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Nov. 17, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Skyline Medical’s joint venture to Lensar receiving FDA clearance and CE Mark, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Skyline Medical launches JV deal with Helomics Skyline Medical announced in a Nov. 15 press release that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Helomics. The agreement comes after a strategic collaboration between the companies that allows Skyline to reach more markets. The joint venture leverages the Helomics D-Chip platform to develop and market new approaches for personalized cancer diagnostics and care. 2.&...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) mHealth (Mobile Health) Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Helomics InnerScope iReliev LensAR Inc. Source Type: news

Danny ’s journey to a biventricular heart
The first hint that something wasn’t quite right with Danny Sanchez-Garcia’s heart came at his mom’s six-month prenatal visit. “There was a little blip on the ultrasound, but then it was gone on the next one, so they didn’t think it was anything and I didn’t worry any more about it,” says Danny’s mom, Cynthia. Cynthia was overjoyed when Danny was born at her local hospital seeming perfectly healthy. But as the hospital staff monitored Danny overnight, they noticed his oxygen level was lower than normal and decided to run more tests. His doctors believed the tests pointed to a...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Biventricular Repair Complex Biventricular Repair Program congenital heart valve program double outlet right ventricle Dr. Christopher Baird Dr. Roger Breitbart ECMO Pulmonary atresia tetra Source Type: news

The Controversy in Treating Partners of Sex Addicts
In “From Victimhood to Victorhood” (published in the May/June 2015 issue of The Therapist), Alex Katehakis writes that a “major shift has occurred in treating partners of sex addicts”. The shift she describes is towards the Relational Trauma (RT) Model, in which practitioners emphasize that partners’ relational bonds are damaged by betrayal, as precipitated by the discovery of sexual acting out — not a historical and ongoing pattern of destructive or self-defeating behavior by non-acting out partners, as implied by the so-called co-addict model, previously espoused by writers like Stepha...
Source: Psych Central - November 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Graeme Daniels, MFT Tags: Addictions Psychotherapy PTSD Relationships & Love Sexuality Substance Abuse Trauma Addiction Recovery co-addict model co-addiction Codependency Enabling Hypervigilance Impulsive Behavior Infidelity love addiction lying r Source Type: news

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (Symptoms, Repair, Surgery, Survival Rate)
Title: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (Symptoms, Repair, Surgery, Survival Rate)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - November 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

MMR/MSI Testing in Colorectal Cancer'Alarmingly' Low MMR/MSI Testing in Colorectal Cancer'Alarmingly' Low
Testing for mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency is suboptimal despite endorsement and well-established guidelines. Will that change now that immunotherapy is approved?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Surgeons repair spina bifida in fetus for first time in Canada, hospitals say
For the first time in Canada, a team of surgeons has successfully performed in-utero surgery to repair a form of spina bifida, two Toronto hospitals say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Surgeons repair spina bifida in fetus for 1st time in Canada, hospitals say
For the first time in Canada, a team of surgeons has successfully performed in-utero surgery to repair a form of spina bifida, two Toronto hospitals say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Short Takes
The 2017 meeting of the AIBS Council of Member Societies and Organizations, Engaging Policymakers: Opportunities for Biological Sciences Organizations, will be held in Washington, DC, on 4 December 2017. AIBS Council Representatives may now register for the meeting. Sam Clovis has withdrawn his nomination to serve as the Department of Agriculture's chief scientist. Clovis is a former Trump campaign official who was recently questioned by the Mueller investigation about what he knew about campaign team members' contacts with Russia. One former campaign aide, George Papadopoulos, has pled guilty to lying to the FBI. Email...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 14, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Use of MMR Deficiency Testing in Younger CRC Patients Is Low
Just 43.1 percent underwent mismatch repair deficiency of DNA testing (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Professor Dame Sally Davies, England's Chief Medical Officer, recently warned that the world could face a  " post-antibiotic apocalypse.” She urged that, unless action is taken to halt the practices that have allowed antibiotic resistance to spread and ways are found to develop new types of antibiotics, we could return to the days when simple wounds, infections or routine operations, are life-threatening. To mark   World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13th-19th November,  we are highlighting Cochrane  evidence which supports decision-making in the appropriate use of antibiotics. Pr...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Don't get injured at night... Researchers discover cell repair driven by circadian rhythm; wounds heal 60% faster during the day
(Natural News) Are you scheduled for some kind of surgery in the near future? You might want to request that it take place in the daytime. A recent study by researchers from the U.K.’s Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology, published in the journal Translational Medicine, has found that wounds inflicted during the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York Times (NYT) article looks at OA risk after knee ligament tear and ACL reconstruction
An article in The New York Times (NYT) discusses anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair and an increased likelihood of developing osteoarthritis (OA). (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Sapien Valve Works in'No-Option' Secondary MV Disease Sapien Valve Works in'No-Option' Secondary MV Disease
When standard valve surgery had been ruled out, transcatheter repair of two atypical forms of hard-to-treat secondary mitral disease usually restored valve function, with good clinical outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Reena ’s story: A bright future with short bowel syndrome
She’s just 16, but Reena Zuckerman knows exactly what she wants to be doing in another 10 years. “My dream is to play on the press team in the annual Women’s Congressional Softball Game,” says the aspiring political journalist. Since 2009, the event has pitted members of Congress against the press corps, raising nearly a million dollars for charity. “When I’m not doing schoolwork or watching TV, I’m listening to political podcasts and NPR,” Reena confesses. It’s an impressive goal, but one that’s no doubt attainable for this driven teen, who’s been pushing h...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation Dr. Tom Jaksic G-tube short bowel syndrome (SBS). volvulus Source Type: news

Urgent news about syndrome zero
I have urgent news. I consider this to be the biggest health crisis of all time. As a matter of fact, it’s a rapidly growing pandemic spreading around the world. When we look at the rate of new incidences, it’s only a matter of time before every man, woman and child on the planet will be affected. But what’s truly alarming is that it’s at the very root of every chronic disease plaguing our modern world. Cancer Heart disease Diabetes Obesity Alzheimer’s I named this emerging new threat Syndrome Zero. And while mainstream medicine has yet to connect the dots like I have, evidence that supports...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Natural Cures Alzheimer's Cancer Chronic diseases diabetes heart disease obesity Syndrome Zero Source Type: news

Impact of BMI on Open Ventral Hernia Repair Impact of BMI on Open Ventral Hernia Repair
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study examining the relationship between obesity and complications after open ventral hernia repair, published in Surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Endoscopic management of penetrating urethral injury after an animal attack - Reed A, Evans GH, Evans J, Kelley J, Ong D.
BACKGROUND: Initial management of urethral injury remains controversial concerning the use of suprapubic urinary diversion and delayed repair, primary open realignment, and primary endoscopic realignment. To our knowledge, we present the first reported cas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Japan clears Abbott ’ s Mitraclip
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today it won approval from Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for its MitraClip transcatheter mitral valve repair device, cleared for indications of treating people with mitral regurgitation. Currently, standard of care treatment for mitral regurgitation in Japan is limited to open-heart surgery and medication, Abbott said. Clearance of the catheter-based MitraClip system adds a minimally-invasive treatment option not previously available in the region, the company added. The MitraClip is designed to be delivered to the heart through a blood vessel in the leg, securing portions...
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Regulatory/Compliance Replacement Heart Valves Abbott Source Type: news

Abbott's MitraClip Approved as First Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Device in Japan
First minimally invasive device to treat people in Japan with common leaky heart valve for whom surgery is too risky More than 50,000 patients worldwide have been treated with the MitraClip therapy ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Nov. 6, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, Regulatory Abbott, MitraClip, Mitral Valve Repair, mitral regurgitation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Abbott's MitraClip Approved as First Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Device in Japan
- First minimally invasive device to treat people in Japan with common leaky heart valve for whom surgery is too risky (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Controlling nerve injury repair revealed in Monash University study
(Monash University) Monash University scientists are one step closer to solving the riddle of how nerves can self-heal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Repair decayed teeth with "bioactive" glass that remineralizes teeth without fluoride
(Natural News) Glass is not a material typically associated with dental hygiene. Yet a team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) Institute of Dentistry is working on changing that. According to ScienceDaily.com, the researchers have developed a fast-dissolving “bioactive” glass that they’re putting in toothpaste called “BioMinC”, a new toothpaste that repairs... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew takes $5m hit from hurricanes
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said today that it took a $5 million hit during the third quarter from the hurricanes that devastated Texas and Puerto Rico and guided toward the low end of its outlook for the rest of the year. The British orthopedics and wound care giant, which only reports profit numbers at the middle and end of the year, said Q3 sales grew 2.9% to $1.15 billion compared with the same period last year. CEO Olivier Bohuon, who’s slated to step down at the end of the year, declined to comment on rumors about a possible takeover or sale of its divisions or about the Smith & Nephew stake taken by hedg...
Source: Mass Device - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Wound Care Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Damage control and regeneration: Researchers find that the immune system also plays a role in nervous system health
(Natural News) A new study reveals that certain immune cells called neutrophils help the nervous system clear debris brought about by nerve damage before cell repair can take place, reports Science Daily. The research team studied mice and found that damaged nerve cells produce a stream of molecular “lures” that specifically attract neutrophils to the injury... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Both Plastic and ENT Surgeons Can Safely Repair Orbital Floor Fracture Both Plastic and ENT Surgeons Can Safely Repair Orbital Floor Fracture
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Blood-clotting protein prevents repair in the brain
(Gladstone Institutes) Katerina Akassoglou, PhD, and her research team at the Gladstone Institutes uncovered a promising new therapeutic strategy to repair myelin in the brain. Surprisingly, it's associated with a protein in the blood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PARP inhibitor may be effective against some TNBC lacking BRCA mutations
(American Association for Cancer Research) The investigational PARP inhibitor talazoparib caused regression of patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) of triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC) that had BRCA mutations and also those that did not have BRCA mutations but had other alterations in DNA damage-repair pathways. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

University of Seville researchers reveal the role of a DNA repair mechanism
(University of Seville) An important step forward in understanding more exactly what the mechanisms are that allow, if not correctly repaired, certain DNA breaks to be exchanged with others, so generating chromosomal translocation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Should vaginal mesh devices be banned?
Christian Beadell, senior solicitor at Fletchers Solicitors, comments on the latest calls to ban mesh implants Related items fromOnMedica MHRA ups its game on medical device safety Hundreds of women take legal action over vaginal mesh implants Artificial mesh marginally better than tissue repair for vaginal prolapse (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - October 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

J & J ’ s DePuy Synthes launches TFNA hip repair system
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Synthes said today it launched the TFNA augmentation system designed to treat patients with hip fractures who have poor bone quality. The company touted the system as the 1st and only polymethylmethacrylate cement with indications for specific traumas. The system is designed to be used to enhance implant fixation in cases where there is a significant potential risk of cut-out. “The TFNA Augmentation System addresses an important clinical need for patients who undergo hip fracture surgery, especially those who suffer from poor bone quality. This new system co...
Source: Mass Device - October 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Orthopedics depuysynthes johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

A rare case of bullhorn-injury associated traumatic hernia of anterior abdominal wall managed by laparoscopic sutured tissue-only repair - Singh KD, Singh V, Gupta P, Mani R.
Traumatic abdominal wall hernias (TAWHs) are relatively uncommon entities. Common mechanisms that predispose to such hernias include motor vehicle accidents, seat belt injuries, fall from height, handlebar injuries, and bullfighting. Bullhorn injury leadin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Man who helped repair homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey dies from flesh-eating bacterial infection
(Natural News) As tens of thousands of people begin to resurrect their lives in Texas following Hurricane Harvey earlier this fall, one man who was helping many people do just that has died after contracting a rare flesh-eating bacteria. The Houston Chronicle reports that Josue Zurita, 31, a man who was helping residents rebuild their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medacta wins FDA nod for anatomic, reverse shoulder repair components
Medacta said today it won FDA clearance for its Anatomic shoulder and reverse shoulder components designed as part of its Medacta shoulder system. The Chicago-based company touted that the 1st successful procedure using the device was recently performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital by Dr. Matthew Saltzman. “The procedure went very well. The Medacta Shoulder System’s instrumentation and implants allow for impressive anatomic restoration, resulting in an efficient surgery and, hopefully, improved patient outcomes,” Dr. Saltzman said in a press release. The Medacta shoulder system was released in Februa...
Source: Mass Device - October 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Medacta Source Type: news

Silk could repair damaged spinal cords, scientists claim
The team of researchers from Oxford and Aberdeen universities discovered that modified Antheraea pernyi silk had important properties desirable in a 'scaffold' suitable for spinal repair. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Integra Lifesciences slips on missed Q3 expectations
Integra LifeSciences (NSDQ:IART) shares are off today after it missed expectations with its third-quarter results and lowered its full-year earnings outlook. The Plainsboro, N.J.-based medical device company posted profits of $3.2 million, or 4¢ per share, on sales of $278.8 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, for a -84.3% bottom-line slide on sales growth of 11.4% compared with Q3 2016. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 45¢, 2¢ below the consensus forecast on Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $286.1 million. “Despite the challenges that we encount...
Source: Mass Device - October 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat integralifesciences Source Type: news

Second Victim Of Flesh Eating Bacteria After Hurricane Harvey Dies
A 31 year old man who helped repair homes in Galveston, Texas is the second person to die from flesh eating bacteria after Hurricane Harvey. An infected wound in his arm was the source. Prompt recognition, antibiotics, and surgery can be lifesaving. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Second Death From Flesh Eating Bacteria Infection After Hurricane Harvey Reported
A 31 year old man who helped repair homes in Galveston, Texas is the second person to die from flesh eating bacteria after Hurricane Harvey. An infected wound in his arm was the source. Prompt recognition, antibiotics, and surgery can be lifesaving. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Second Death From Flesh-Eating-Bacteria Infection After Hurricane Harvey Is Reported
A 31-year-old man who helped repair homes in Galveston, Texas, is the second person to die from flesh-eating bacteria after Hurricane Harvey. An infected wound in his arm was the source. Prompt recognition, antibiotics and surgery can be lifesaving. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

How scientists hope to treat diseases by editing our RNA
Scientists have devised a method of gene editing that can turn the protein-production machinery of certain cells on and off at will. The technique, called RNA REPAIR, could one day treat diseases of the brain, muscles, liver and kidney, whose cells don't (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Pacira to invest up to $25m in surgical reconstruction company
Pacira Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:PCRX) plans to invest up to $25 million in privately-held surgical reconstruction company Tela Bio, the company said today. Pennsylvania-based Tela Bio has a portfolio of reinforced bioscaffold products, called OviTex, which combine biologic and synthetic materials in an embroidered implant that allows fluid and cells to move freely through the device. The implants are designed for ventral hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Pacira to invest up to $25m in surgical reconstruction company appeared first...
Source: Mass Device - October 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Funding Roundup Implants Pharmaceuticals Surgical Wall Street Beat Pacira Pharmaceuticals Tela Bio Source Type: news

Flesh-eating bacteria from Harvey debris kills Texas man
Health officials say 31-year-old Galveston man contracted flesh-eating bacterial infection ​ while he was doing repair work (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A man who helped repair homes after Hurricane Harvey just died of flesh-eating bacteria
A 31-year-old Texas man died of a rare flesh-eating bacterial infection last week, nearly two months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall and the man began repairing homes damaged by the floods. On Monday, the Galveston County Health District said the man went to a hospital on Oct. 10 with a “seriously” infected wound on his upper left arm. […]Related:The rare case of a woman who stunned doctors in Italy by sweating blood from her faceThe rare case of a woman who stunned doctors in Italy by sweating blood from her face‘Damaged for the rest of my life’: Woman says surgeons mista...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man dies from flesh-eating bacteria after Harvey cleanup
A man who helped repair several homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey-related floodwaters has died from a flesh-eating bacterial skin infection, according to the Galveston County Health District in Texas. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OTC Antihistamine May Repair Myelin Damage in Chronic MS OTC Antihistamine May Repair Myelin Damage in Chronic MS
Clemastine fumarate may promote remyelination -- even in patients who have pre-existing injury -- suggest full results from the ReBUILD trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Texas man dies of infection from Harvey cleanup
Health officials say the 31-year-old Galveston man contracted a flesh-eating bacterial infection ​ while he was doing repair work (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does stem cell therapy offer the best hope for neurodegenerative diseases?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) As the brain has limited capability for self-repair or regeneration, stem cells may represent the best therapeutic approach for counteracting damage to or degeneration of brain tissue caused by injury, aging, or disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news