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Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teen Girls

September 30, 2014 9:06 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends. In an updated policy, the American Academy...

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Nerve Repair Development Wins Student Innovation Award

September 29, 2014 2:36 pm | by University of Wollongong | Comments

As a teenager in Germany, Katharina watched her boyfriend fall from his BMX bike and break his third and fourth vertebrae, rendering him a quadriplegic. With a fierce motivation to help people, and a belief that nature provides us with many...

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Supersensitive Nanodevice Can Detect Extremely Early Cancers

September 29, 2014 2:22 pm | by University of Alabama Huntsville | Comments

Extremely early detection of cancers and other diseases is on the horizon with a supersensitive nanodevice being developed at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in collaboration with The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering...

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From Rats to Humans: Project NEUWalk Closer to Clinical Trials

September 29, 2014 2:00 pm | by EPFL | Comments

A completely paralyzed rat can be made to walk over obstacles and up stairs by electrically stimulating the severed part of the spinal cord. The EPFL scientists discovered how to control in real-time how the rat moves forward and how high...

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Researchers Identify Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer

September 29, 2014 12:06 pm | by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Comments

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other institutions have discovered a sign of the early development of pancreatic cancer – an upsurge in certain amino acids that occurs before the disease...

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Revolutionary Hamstring Tester Will Keep More Players on the Field

September 29, 2014 11:59 am | by Queensland University of Technology | Comments

Elite sporting stars can assess and reduce their risk of a hamstring injury thanks to a breakthrough made by QUT researchers. The discovery could be worth a fortune to football codes, with hamstring strain injuries accounting for most non-contact...

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Harvesting Energy from People Walking

September 29, 2014 11:53 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | Comments

At the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV), scientists decided to "capture" the energy produced by people walking. They designed a pill-shaped cylinder adapted to a shoe in order to store the mechanical-vibrational energy the person...

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Scientists Make Droplets Move on Their Own

September 29, 2014 11:44 am | by University of Southern Denmark | Comments

Droplets are simple spheres of fluid, not normally considered capable of doing anything on their own. But now researchers have made droplets of alcohol move through water. In the future, such moving droplets may deliver medicines, etc. To be...

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Research Mimics Brain Cells to Boost Memory Power

September 29, 2014 11:13 am | by RMIT University | Comments

RMIT University researchers have brought ultra-fast, nano-scale data storage within striking reach, using technology that mimics the human brain. The researchers have built a novel nano-structure that offers a new platform for the development...

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Remote Healthcare for an Aging Population

September 29, 2014 10:49 am | by Inderscience | Comments

An aging population and an increased incidence of debilitating illnesses such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease means there is pressure on technology to offer assistance with healthcare - monitoring and treatment. Research published in the...

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TIA Urges Immediate Action on Medicare Expansion of Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring

September 29, 2014 10:43 am | by Telecommunications Industry Association | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association, the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, joined a diverse group of stakeholders in the healthcare space and submitted on Friday...

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Alimera, pSivida Say FDA Clears Eye Implant

September 29, 2014 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Alimera Sciences and pSivida said Friday the FDA approved their eye disease implant Iluvien. Iluvien is an implant delivered by injection that is intended to treat diabetic macular edema, a condition that can cause blurred vision and blindness.

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CE Mark for CVRx's Barostim neo System for the Treatment of Heart Failure

September 29, 2014 10:28 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

CVRx, Inc., a private medical device company, announced today it received CE Mark approval from the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) of the Barostim neo System for the treatment of heart failure.  The therapy is approved for use...

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Consistent Innovation Secures Future of Global Medical Battery Market

September 29, 2014 10:23 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

The global medical batteries market is expected to experience sustained growth owing to technological advancements and booming regional demand. Strong potential offered by emerging economies, especially in the Asia-Pacific, will offset the...

Cardica Introduces New Iteration Of MicroCutter XCHANGE 30 Five-Millimeter Surgical Stapler

September 29, 2014 10:11 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Cardica, Inc. has announced the introduction of a newly enhanced version of the MicroCutter XCHANGE 30 surgical stapler, with the ability to clamp thicker tissue during a variety of surgical procedures. The XCHANGE 30 is the world's first and...

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