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Test could identify resistant tuberculosis faster

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Photo: Display showing DNA analysis [15/05/2015] The time needed to genetically sequence the bacteria causing tuberculosis (Mtb) from patient samples has been reduced from weeks to days using a new technique developed by a UCL-led team. This could help health service providers to better treat disease, control transmission of this infection, and monitor outbreaks.Test could identify resistant tuberculosis faster - Read more

Faster skin biopsies without anesthesia

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Photo: Tiny skin wound is sewn up [12/05/2015] Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Institute for Health Research of the Hospital "Ramón y Cajal" (IRYCIS have patented a new device for performing skin biopsies. With this new tool a skin biopsy can be performed with fewer instruments and the length of the procedure is shortened from thirty minutes to less than five.Faster skin biopsies without anesthesia - Read more

Hack of teleoperated surgical robot reveals security flaws

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Photo: Surgical robot moves rubber blocks on pegboard [11/05/2015] Teleoperated robots, which are controlled by a human who may be in another physical location, are expected to become more commonplace as the technology evolves. They are ideal for situations that are dangerous for people: fighting fires in chemical plants, diffusing explosive devices or extricating earthquake victims from collapsed buildings.Hack of teleoperated surgical robot reveals security flaws - Read more

Dementia: Screening older adults by telephone

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Photo: An older man talking on a mobile phone [04/05/2015] Nearly two-thirds of older adults were willing to undergo telephone screening for dementia, according to a new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute. Willingness to be screened by phone did not differ by sex, age or race.Dementia: Screening older adults by telephone - Read more

Cloth masks - dangerous to your health?

Photo: A japanes man wearing a surgical mask [24/04/2015] The widespread use of cloth masks by healthcare workers may actually put them at increased risk of respiratory illness and viral infections and their global use should be discouraged, according to a University of New South Wales (UNSW) study.Cloth masks - dangerous to your health? - Read more

No consistent standards in children's hospital environments

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Photo: A colorfully painted hospital room for children [23/04/2015] The sound, light and temperature levels in pediatric hospital wards often vary, highlighting the lack of consistent environmental standards, according to a new study.No consistent standards in children's hospital environments - Read more

Blindness: Technology may improve management of leading causes

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Photo: Eye [22/04/2015] A new research demonstrates that technology invented by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's Casey Eye Institute can improve the clinical management of the leading causes of blindness. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography could largely replace current dye-based angiography in the management of these diseases.Blindness: Technology may improve management of leading causes - Read more

Could maple syrup help cut use of antibiotics?

Photo: A green maple leaf [21/04/2015] A concentrated extract of maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, according to laboratory experiments by researchers at McGill University.Could maple syrup help cut use of antibiotics? - Read more

New treatment for Barrett's oesophagus

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Graphic: The shape of a stomach cut out of flames [20/04/2015] New research from the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust could transform treatments and diagnosis for a common digestive condition which affects thousands of patients.New treatment for Barrett's oesophagus - Read more

Mental rehearsal helps prepare for trauma patients

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Graphic: Flow chart showing 4 steps of action [14/04/2015] In the same way athletes mentally visualize races long before lacing up, doctors and other members of trauma resuscitation teams should map out mental blueprints, and then communicate their strategy to all team members involved in caring for patients, a new study suggests.Mental rehearsal helps prepare for trauma patients - Read more

 
 

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