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Interviews Concerning Innovations

Interviews concerning innovations

Inventions, technologies, devices - something new always happens in the field of medical technology. Experts, researchers and inventors talk about prospects of new treatments and sometimes also their dangers - on


Novel prosthetic heart valve

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Photo: Researchers from Singapore with a heart model [06/10/2015] A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a novel prosthetic heart valve, known as VeloX, which can be implanted through a small incision for the treatment of a serious heart valve disorder called mitral regurgitation.Novel prosthetic heart valve - Read more

High-volume facilities better for nursing hip fractures

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Photo: X-ray image of hip fractur [05/10/2015] There is not a lot of information available to help family caregivers choose the best skilled nursing facility for an elderly loved one who breaks a hip, but a new study suggests a potentially useful quality indicator: the facility's number of hip fracture patients during the prior year.High-volume facilities better for nursing hip fractures - Read more

Healthy heart choices for everyone, everywhere

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Photo: Woman shows the form of a heart with her hands [29/09/2015] Diseases of the cardiovascular system, such as heart failure, coronary heart disease and heart attack are among the most common diseases and often lead to death. Therefore, the international World Heart Day informs about prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart every year.Healthy heart choices for everyone, everywhere - Read more

Keeping cells in good shape

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Photo: filling the Cytospace experiment unit [28/09/2015] People often talk about how important it is to stay in shape, something humans usually can accomplish with exercise and a healthy diet, and other habits. But chances are, few of us ever think about the shape of our individual cells.Keeping cells in good shape - Read more

Older people getting smarter, but not fitter

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Photo: Elderly woman with a laptop [22/09/2015] People over age 50 are scoring increasingly better on tests of cognitive function, according to a new study by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), published in the journal PLOS ONE. At the same time, however, the study showed that average physical health of the older population has declined.Older people getting smarter, but not fitter - Read more


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