DNA study casts light on century-old mystery of how cells divide
(University of Edinburgh) Scientists have solved a longstanding puzzle of how cells are able to tightly package lengthy strands of DNA when they divide -- an essential process for growth, repair and maintenance in living organisms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Toward dynamic structural biology: Two decades of single-molecule Förster resonance energy transfer
Classical structural biology can only provide static snapshots of biomacromolecules. Single-molecule Förster resonance energy transfer (smFRET) paved the way for studying dynamics in macromolecular structures under biologically relevant conditions. Since its first implementation in 1996, smFRET experiments have confirmed previously hypothesized mechanisms and provided new insights into many fundamental biological processes, such as DNA maintenance and repair, transcription, translation, and membrane transport. We review 22 years of contributions of smFRET to our understanding of basic mechanisms in biochemistry, molecula...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lerner, E., Cordes, T., Ingargiola, A., Alhadid, Y., Chung, S., Michalet, X., Weiss, S. Tags: Biochemistry, Physics review Source Type: news

6,000-year-old track record for healing leaky gut
When I was traveling in India, I had the privilege of studying Ayurvedic medicine with traditional Master Healers. Surrounded by lakes, oceans and mountains, Kerala, India, is the birthplace of Ayurveda medicine. My plane landed in Mumbai. From there, I made the 800-mile trip to Kerala down on the southwestern-most tip of the Indian peninsula. With origins dating back 6,000 years, Kerala is the birthplace of Ayurvedic medicine. I spent a lot of time at the AyurMana or “ancient healing house.” This is the oldest existing school of Ayurvedic medicine in the world. It was there that I observed how quickly...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures anxiety arthritis Cancer celiac disease chronic fatigue depression diabetes digestive issues fibromyalgia leaky gut multiple sclerosis schizophrenia Source Type: news

BRCA1 Methylation Tied to Ovarian Cancer Risk
(MedPage Today) -- DNA repair gene may be nonfunctional despite'normal'test result (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - January 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Is This Struggling EVAR Player on Its Last Leg?
Lombard Medical Technologies could be standing on its last leg. The company disclosed in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it has defaulted on a loan and expects to go broke in the first half of this year. The Didcot, England-based company said it met with Oxford Finance representatives Jan. 8 to discuss the company's current financial situation. Four days later, Lombard received a default notice from the lender. The company said it is working with Oxford to try to restructure its debt, but according to the current terms of its loan agreement, Oxford may pursue all available remedies ...
Source: MDDI - January 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Canada Introduces New Asbestos Regulations
Two Canadian government agencies are sponsoring legislation that will prohibit the import, use and sale of asbestos and products containing the cancer-causing mineral. The proposed Prohibition of Asbestos and Asbestos Products Regulations, sponsored by Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada, comes more than a year after the Canadian government promised a comprehensive ban on asbestos by 2018. Additional amendments to the existing Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations (ESECLR) would restrict the export of all forms of asbestos, going beyond Canada’s commitment under the Rotterdam...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 16, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos ban in canada Catherine McKenna Environment and Climate Change Canada Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations Health Canada Jesse Todd Kathleen Ruff Prohibition of Asbestos and Asbestos Products Regulations Rig Source Type: news

Snapshot of DNA repair
(Osaka University) Osaka University scientists, in collaboration with The University of Tokyo, describe the crystal structure of RNF168 bound to ubiquitin chains, a crucial interaction for DNA repair, to find a unique interaction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Key player in cell metabolism identified
(Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)) Published in Nature Cell Biology (NCB), the study shows that the EXD2 protein is critical for the mitochondria, the cell's powerhouses, to produce energy. This protein was previously thought to be located in the cell nucleus and to be involved in DNA repair. The results contribute to our basic understanding of mitochondria and suggest that EXD2 could be important for fertility and represent a potential target for cancer therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Memory loss from West Nile virus may be preventable
(Washington University School of Medicine) More than 10,000 people in the United States are living with memory loss and other persistent neurological problems that occur after West Nile virus infects the brain. Now, a new study in mice suggests that such ongoing neurological deficits may be due to unresolved inflammation that hinders the brain's ability to repair damaged neurons and grow new ones. When the inflammation was reduced by treatment with an arthritis drug, the animals' ability to learn and remember remained sharp after West Nile disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Healing Edge: After Surgery in the Womb, a Baby Kicks Up Hope
Baby Boy Royce, who underwent an operation for spina bifida as a fetus, had the biggest defect that the surgical team had attempted to repair. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Surgery and Surgeons Babies and Infants Texas Children's Hospital spina bifida fetal surgery Source Type: news

Genes that aid spinal cord healing in lamprey also present in humans, MBL team discovers
(Marine Biological Laboratory) Many of the genes involved in natural repair of the injured spinal cord of the lamprey are also active in the repair of the peripheral nervous system in mammals, according to a study by a collaborative group of scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and other institutions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Feinstein Institute discovers genes that repair spinal cord in fish are also in humans
(Northwell Health) Northwell Health's Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Associate Professor Ona E. Bloom, PhD, along with colleagues at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), published today in Scientific Reports that many of the genes that repair an injured spinal cord in a fish called the lamprey are also active in the repair of the peripheral nervous system in mammals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers Develop a Technique to Regenerate the Mouse Thymus
The discovery reveals the role of a growth factor and endothelial cells in thymus repair, and could have implications for chemotherapy and radiation patients' recovery following treatment. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 12, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

Evidential reasoning-based condition assessment model for offshore gas pipelines - Mosleh F, Zayed T, El-Abbasy Mohammed S.
Condition assessment of oil and gas pipelines is a significant component in pipeline operations and maintenance. Such assessments are used to ensure better decisions for repair and/or replacement to reduce pipelines' failure possibilities. Therefore, it is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Hiatal Repair During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy May Limit GERD Symptoms Hiatal Repair During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy May Limit GERD Symptoms
Repair of hiatal laxity and herniation during laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) for obesity improves symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Science confirms: Inflammation is the underlying cause of almost ALL disease – Here are some natural ways to avoid it
(Natural News) Inflammation is the cause of almost all disease, according to an article published on the website WakingTimes.com. Fortunately, there are natural ways on how to avoid it. Inflammation is the body’s response to heal after an injury, defend itself against foreign invaders, like bacteria and viruses, and repair damaged tissue. Without it, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIDCR Autotherapies Symposium | Thurs., Jan. 25, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.   NIDCR invites you to a scientific symposium: "Autotherapies: Enhancing Our Innate Healing Capacity"  Thursday, January 25, 8:00 am-12:00 pm Lipsett Amphitheater in the NIH Clinical Center (Building 10)NIH Campus, Bethesda, Md. Autotherapies are treatments based on the body's natural ability to heal and protect itself. For example, immunotherapy harnesses the body’s immune cells to fight c...
Source: NIDCR Science News - January 11, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Study: Implantable robot helps spur tissue regeneration
An implantable, programmable robot induced cell growth and lengthened part of the esophagus in an animal model by more than 75%, according to researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital. The team reported in Science Robotics today that the robot triggered tissue growth without interfering with organ function. The system could help regrow parts of the esophagus that are missing in people with long-gap esophageal atresia, the researchers noted. “This project demonstrates proof-of-concept that miniature robots can induce organ growth inside a living being for repair or replacement, while avoiding the sedation...
Source: Mass Device - January 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Implants Regenerative Medicine Research & Development Robotics Boston Children's Hospital Source Type: news

Winning Senior Olympic Gold After Heart Surgery and Cardiac Rehab
Treatment TermsHeartCardiac prevention and cardiac rehabilitation Overview Dick Mazur of Raleigh was a fit 76-year-old planning to compete in the Senior Olympics for his third year in a row when his plans got waylaid. Diagnosed with a serious heart problem, he underwent heart surgery followed by cardiac rehab at Duke Health. Mazur went on to compete in the Senior Olympics after all, where he won three medals. “I owe it all to the rehab people,” he said. Hero Imagedickmazur_cardio_140.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Dr. Rockman Makes a Game Plan, Assembles Heart Team ContentIt started one morning...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

'Decorated' stem cells could offer targeted heart repair
(North Carolina State University) 'Decorating' cardiac stem cells with platelet nanovesicles can increase the stem cells' ability to find and remain at the site of heart attack injury and enhance their effectiveness in treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Effects of estrogen treatment combat multiple sclerosis in mice
FINDINGSA study by UCLA researchers reveals the cellular basis for how the hormone estrogen protects against damage to the central nervous system in women with multiple sclerosis, or MS. The researchers found that estrogen treatment exerts positive effects on two types of cells during disease — immune cells in the brain as well as cells called oligodendrocytes.BACKGROUNDUCLADr. Rhonda VoskuhlMultiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune, neurodegenerative disease marked by visual impairment, weakness and sensory loss, as well as cognitive decline. These symptoms emerge when inflammatory immune cells destroy the myelin s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Targeting breast cancer through precision medicine
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) University of Alberta researchers have discovered a mechanism that may make cancer cells more susceptible to treatment. The research team found that the protein RYBP prevents DNA repair in cancer cells, including breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers find potential path to repair nerves damaged by multiple sclerosis
FINDINGSA UCLA study found that gene expression in specific cells and in specific regions of the body can provide a more precise, neuroprotective approach than traditional treatments for neurological diseases. Gene expression is the process by which genetic instructions are used to synthesize gene products, such as proteins, which go on to perform essential functions.For multiple sclerosis, specifically, increasing cholesterol synthesis gene expression in astrocytes of the spinal cord can be a pathway to repair nerves that affect walking.BACKGROUNDMultiple sclerosis is an autoimmune, neurodegenerative disease characterized...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Baxter buys Mallinckrodt ’ s Recothrom, Preveleak sealants for $153m
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) said today it inked an agreement with Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:MNK) to acquire its Recothrom and Preveleak hemostat and sealant products for approximately $153 million up front with a potential for contingent payments in the future. Mallinckrodt’s Recothorm is a stand-alone recombinant thrombin-based product with indications as an aid to hemostasis to control oozing blood and minor bleeding from capillaries and small venules when control of bleeding by standard surgical techniques is ineffective or impractical. The Preveleak sealant is designed to seal suture holes during su...
Source: Mass Device - January 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Surgical Baxter Mallinckrodt Source Type: news

Baby's heart surgery cancelled five times by Leeds hospital
One-year-old Evelyn Johnston-Smith needed surgery to repair a hole in her heart. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Surgical Option for Serious Rotator Cuff Tears
Treatment TermsOrthopaedicsRotator Cuff TearsShoulder pain and injuries Overview If you have a severe rotator cuff tear that can ’t be mended, or if a previous repair didn’t bring relief, superior capsule reconstruction may help. Content Blocks Header About Rotator Cuff Tears and Repairs ContentYour shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that help keep the ball at the top of your upper-arm bone centered in your shoulder socket. It also helps you lift and rotate your arm.When your rotator cuff tears -- either from a sudden injury or long-term wear-and-tear -...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Record-Breaking Winter Weather Exposes Asbestos Threats
The brutal winter storms affecting most of the U.S. bring more dangers than just freezing temperatures and icy roads. Snow, freezing rain and weather forecasts in the single digits can also affect building materials containing deadly asbestos. For example, a Massachusetts elementary school remains closed after a pipe burst over the holiday break and damaged asbestos ceiling tiles. Fitchburg Public Schools Superintendent Andre Ravenelle said Crocker Elementary School will be closed until at least Friday as the building undergoes remedial work. “We are working with the appropriate agencies and licensed experts to remed...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: Andre Ravenelle asbestos in schools Crocker Elementary School environmental protection agency Fitchburg High School Longsjo Middle School Massachusetts School Building Authority Reingold Elementary School Sally Cragin winter storms Source Type: news

Achilles Tendon Repair Using Cryopreserved Umbilical Tissue Achilles Tendon Repair Using Cryopreserved Umbilical Tissue
What benefits might the use of viable umbilical tissue in Achilles tendon repair offer over standard of care?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Cells rank genes by importance to protect them, according to new research
(University of Oxford) Researchers at the University of Oxford have discovered that a cellular mechanism preferentially protects plant genes from the damaging effects of mutation.A new study, carried out in the Department of Plant Sciences, together with international colleagues, has shown for the first time that DNA Mismatch Repair (MMR), which corrects mutations that arise during the replication of the genome during cell division, is targeted to particular regions of the genome, and preferentially repairs genes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Robots of the future could have 'muscles' that self-repair
Researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder have developed artificial muscles which have superhuman strength robots (stock). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

S1P-dependent interorgan trafficking of group 2 innate lymphoid cells supports host defense
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are innate counterparts of adaptive T lymphocytes, contributing to host defense, tissue repair, metabolic homeostasis, and inflammatory diseases. ILCs have been considered to be tissue-resident cells, but whether ILCs move between tissue sites during infection has been unclear. We show here that interleukin-25– or helminth-induced inflammatory ILC2s are circulating cells that arise from resting ILC2s residing in intestinal lamina propria. They migrate to diverse tissues based on sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P)–mediated chemotaxis that promotes lymphatic entry, blood circulation, and a...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Huang, Y., Mao, K., Chen, X., Sun, M.-a., Kawabe, T., Li, W., Usher, N., Zhu, J., Urban, J. F., Paul, W. E., Germain, R. N. Tags: Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Mechanically robust, readily repairable polymers via tailored noncovalent cross-linking
Expanding the range of healable materials is an important challenge for sustainable societies. Noncrystalline, high-molecular-weight polymers generally form mechanically robust materials, which, however, are difficult to repair once they are fractured. This is because their polymer chains are heavily entangled and diffuse too sluggishly to unite fractured surfaces within reasonable time scales. Here we report that low-molecular-weight polymers, when cross-linked by dense hydrogen bonds, yield mechanically robust yet readily repairable materials, despite their extremely slow diffusion dynamics. A key was to use thiourea, wh...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Yanagisawa, Y., Nan, Y., Okuro, K., Aida, T. Tags: Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Nature had it right: Whole eggs found to be better for muscle building and repair than just egg whites
(Natural News) According to a recent study, individuals who eat at least 18 grams (g) of protein from whole eggs versus egg whites following resistance exercise build protein in their muscles differently. The process, named “protein synthesis,” takes place during the post-workout period, and the post-workout muscle-building response in those who consumed whole eggs is 40... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Design Bacteria to Reflect 'Sonar' Signals for Ultrasound Imaging
In the 1966 science fiction film Fantastic Voyage, a submarine is shrunken down and injected into a scientist's body to repair a blood clot in his brain. While the movie may be still be fiction, researchers at Caltech are making strides in this direction: they have, for the first time, created bacterial cells with the ability to reflect sound waves, reminiscent of how submarines reflect sonar to reveal their locations. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - January 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Immunobiologist Carla Rothlin spurs the body to repair itself
Rothlin has devoted much of her research to properties of the immune system —which promotes tissue repair but also can degrade health through autoimmune disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Deep Sedation Feasible, Safe for Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair Deep Sedation Feasible, Safe for Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair
Deep sedation is a comparable, safe alternative to general anesthesia for patients undergoing percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) for mitral regurgitation, new research from Germany suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Researchers find potential path to repair MS-damaged nerves
(University of California - Los Angeles) Gene expression in specific cells and in specific regions can provide a more precise, neuroprotective approach than traditional treatments for neurological diseases. For multiple sclerosis, specifically, increasing cholesterol synthesis gene expression in astrocytes of the spinal cord can be a pathway to repair nerves that affect walking. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Histogenics inks deal to develop Neocart for the Japanese market
Histogenics (NSDQ:HSGX) has inked a deal with Medinet to develop and commercialize its Neocart implant for the Japanese market. The Waltham, Mass.-based company’s Neocart implant is designed to repair knee cartilage damage. The product is made using a patient’s own cells, harvested from the surface of the patient’s femur. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Histogenics inks deal to develop Neocart for the Japanese market appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - December 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Implants Orthopedics Pain Management Regenerative Medicine Histogenics medinet Source Type: news

Sham Surgery vs Surgical Repair of SLAP II Shoulder Lesions Sham Surgery vs Surgical Repair of SLAP II Shoulder Lesions
What are the differences between labral repair, biceps tenodesis and sham surgery in patients with SLAP II lesions?British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Diet rich in apples and tomatoes may help repair lungs of ex-smokers, study suggests
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found the natural decline in lung function over a 10-year period was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and fruits, especially apples, suggesting certain components in these foods might help restore lung damage caused by smoking. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lung damage by smoking could be repaired by eating THESE fruits
HEALING properties found in fresh apples and tomatoes can slow down natural ageing of the lungs and even repair damage caused by smoking, research claims. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The development of mood repair response repertories: I. Age-related changes among 7- to 14-year-old depressed and control children and adolescents - Kovacs M, Lopez-Duran NL, George C, Mayer L, Baji L, Kiss E, Vetr ó A, Kapornai K.
The purpose of this study was to test developmentally informed hypotheses about regulatory responses to sadness that attenuate versus exacerbate it (adaptive versus maladaptive mood repair responses, respectively) across late childhood, early adolescence, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Whole eggs better for muscle building and repair than egg whites, researchers find
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) People who consume 18 grams of protein from whole eggs or from egg whites after engaging in resistance exercise differ dramatically in how their muscles build protein, a process called protein synthesis, during the post-workout period, researchers report in a new study. Specifically, the post-workout muscle-building response in those eating whole eggs is 40 percent greater than in those consuming an equivalent amount of protein from egg whites, the team found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Achilles tendon operation with improved recovery time
Every year, surgeons in the UK repair 10,000 ruptured Achilles tendons. Gavin Thow, 33, underwent a new technique with a speedier recovery time, as ADRIAN MONTI reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Awards $800,000...
Phase II clinical trial seeks to determine if autologous stem cell therapy can improve outcomes for patients with chronic rotator cuff tears who undergo surgical repair.(PRWeb December 18, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14951671.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Living on a knife-edge – survey reveals what a pay rise would mean to NHS employees
Being able to feed their families, afford dental treatment, repair their cars or pay off debts are some of the things that health workers could afford if the government gave them a decent pay rise, according to a survey released today (Sunday) by UNISON. UNISON says the findings expose the financial hardship suffered by NHS staff as a result of the government imposing limits on their pay. They form part of the union’s evidence to the NHS pay review body, which is due in tomorrow (Monday). Since the 1% pay cap was imposed seven years ago, NHS employees have seen their pay lose value as the gap between wage increases a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Debt health health care low pay NHS Sara Gorton survey Source Type: news

Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
How might endovascular aneurysm repair benefit patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm who are physically frail and ineligible for open repair?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Endovascular Versus Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Endovascular Versus Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Dr Lowenfels comments on a report, published in Surgery, that compares the two procedures for AAA. What have we learned to date?Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Isaac ’s story: A ‘new normal’ with short bowel syndrome
It was the morning after their baby son Isaac had come home from the hospital, and Jennifer and Brian Campbell were performing the same sweet act of bonding as many new parents: giving him a bath in the sink. But as they maneuvered around the room, they suddenly realized something was very wrong. “I fell to the floor and started screaming and crying as formula shot out of his stomach,” remembers Jennifer. “I thought we’d broken him.” The reality, of course, was that the Campbells were simply adjusting to their new “normal” — something any parent of a medically complex child c...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 14, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation cerebral palsy Dr. Christopher Duggan Dr. Mark Puder Dr. Tom Jaksic necrotizing enterocolitis short bowel syndrome (SBS). Source Type: news

Your body’s ability to self-heal nerves in the brain can be compromised by a toxic internal environment – will researchers look for the diet connection?
(Natural News) Nobody can explain the processes of the brain fully, but there are some things we do know about it, such as the brain’s ability to repair itself called neuroregeneration. When the nerve fibers of the brain lose its protective coating, called myelin, the brain sends adult stem cells to regenerate a new myelin sheet.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news