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    Attempting to Zap Parkinson's Through Spinal Cord

    Attempting to Zap Parkinson's Through Spinal Cord
    WASHINGTON – Implanting a pacemaker-like device deep in the brain helps some Parkinson's disease patients move better, but could less risky zapping of the spinal cord work instead? It did in mice and rats nearly immobilized with Parkinson's-like symptoms: Scientists at Duke University Medical Center turned on the electricity and videotaped the rodents immediately scurrying around almost like normal. The research, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Beer Ingredient Eyed in Prostate Cancer Prevention

    Beer Ingredient Eyed in Prostate Cancer Prevention
    An ingredient of beer may someday help ward off prostate cancer, new animal experiments suggest. The compound in question, xanthohumol, is found in hops — the bitter flavoring agent in beer — and is known to block the male hormone testosterone, which plays a role in the development of prostate cancer. FORUM: The Cancer-Obesity Link "We hope that one day we ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Professor Markets Cancer Detecting Underwear

    New breast cancer-detecting bra may go on sale within a couple years Two seemingly divergent, but both rapidly growing fields are cancer diagnosis/treatment and wearable electronics. The two, however, may soon be combining, thanks to new cancer-detecting garments. Leading the trend is the cancer-detecting bra invented by Professor Elias Siores, director of the Centre for Research and Innovation at the University ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Hospitals Look Into Ways to Prevent Newborn Falls

    Hospitals Look Into Ways to Prevent Newborn Falls
    The new mother was crying frantically when the nurse entered her hospital room. "I dropped her," she said. "I dozed off and I dropped her." While nursing her baby in bed, the mother had fallen asleep and the newborn slipped out of her arms and fell to the floor. A CT scan and physical exam showed the baby was fine, but ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Math Model Reveals How AIDS Works On a Microscopic Level

    Math Model Reveals How AIDS Works On a Microscopic Level
    Ever wonder exactly how a cell, the basis of all living things works? So do researchers. While scientists have been able to derive a great deal of information about cellular components, what they do and some of the chemical processes that they carry out is poorly understood. Among the biggest puzzles is the cell membrane. The cell membrane is made up ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Separated Twins Doing Well at Children's Hospital

    Separated Twins Doing Well at Children's Hospital
    Successful separation of twins, conjoined from the breastbone to the groin, has occurred only 20 times in the world and never before at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. But in December, a team of 50 doctors and nurses from Children's -- including general and orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists and experts in plastic surgery, urology and organ systems -- separated 2-year-old twins ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Smoking Still Kills 5 Million Every Year

    Smoking Still Kills 5 Million Every Year
    LONDON (AP) — Tobacco use kills at least 5 million people every year, a figure that could rise if countries don't take stronger measures to combat smoking, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. In a new report on tobacco use and control, the U.N. agency said nearly 95% of the global population is unprotected by laws banning smoking. WHO said secondhand ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Urban Legends From Our RN Friends

    Urban Legends From Our RN Friends
    As part of my unending mission to find amusing nursing stories, I recently received an email from Melanie Herson telling a funny nursing story… About a someone who…”was doing a shift with a student nurse, and looking after a patient on complete bed rest. The student nurse took this word for word & when the patient needed a commode she heaved ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Incisionless Surgery for Heartburn Goes for the Throat

    Incisionless Surgery for Heartburn Goes for the Throat
    Like some 14 million Americans, Debra Crawford, a 58-year-old nurse from Farmington, Fayette County, suffered for years from heartburn, or GERD, the medical acronym for gastroesophageal reflux disease. At first, she kept it controlled by taking Nexium twice a day. Later, when Nexium started keeping her awake at night, she began taking it earlier in the day and adding Zantac at ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Hospice Nurse Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

    Hospice Nurse Sentenced to Two Years in Prison
    A former hospice nurse in Greeley was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for stealing six patients' identities to get their pain medications. Marguerite Furgerson's sobs echoed through the Weld Courthouse hallway as she was led away in handcuffs to immediately begin serving her prison sentence. "You're a nurse. You're supposed to be helping people," Weld District Court Judge Tom ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Insurers Make Pitch for Health Coverage Mandate

    Insurers Make Pitch for Health Coverage Mandate
    WASHINGTON – The health insurance industry said Wednesday it will support a national health care overhaul that requires them to accept all customers, regardless of pre-existing medical conditions, but in return it wants lawmakers to mandate that everyone buy coverage. Lawmakers have signaled their intent to craft health care legislation early next year, and the insurance industry's support would make passage ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    About 1 in 9 US Kids Use Alternative Medicine

    About 1 in 9 US Kids Use Alternative Medicine
    ATLANTA – More than one in nine children and teens use herbal supplements or some other form of alternative medicine, the government said Wednesday, citing a new national survey. It's the first time children's use of such remedies, including acupuncture, meditation, and chiropractic care, has been measured. Adult use of alternative treatments remains about the same as it was in 2002 ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Obama Says He's Attending to Healthcare

    Obama Says He's Attending to Healthcare
    The $787 billion American Reinvestment and Recovery Act will help prevent healthcare coverage loss and stabilize the system, the White House said Tuesday. The legislation President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday provides $87 billion for a temporary increase in the federal Medical Assistance percentage so that states won't have to cut eligibility for Medicaid and SCHIP participants because of budget ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Questions Surround Health IT Money

    Questions Surround Health IT Money
    Here's the best-case scenario for the government's plans to spend $19 billion on computerized medical records: seamless communication among doctors and patients, and far fewer mistakes. And the worst-case: $19 billion goes down the drain. The medical industry is hoping for the first outcome, even while some fear the second, as the Health and Human Services Department tries to get hundreds ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Ginkgo Fails to Prevent Alzheimer's in Large Study

    Ginkgo Fails to Prevent Alzheimer's in Large Study
    CHICAGO – The dietary supplement ginkgo, long promoted as an aid to memory, didn't help prevent dementia and Alzheimer's disease in the longest and largest test of the extract in older Americans. "We don't think it has a future as a powerful anti-dementia drug," said Dr. Steven DeKosky of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, who led the federally funded ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    No Job Shortage Here

    No Job Shortage Here
    SEBRING - Snowbird Janet Morris got an offer she couldn't refuse. Until a few weeks ago, the 20-year veteran nurse lived year round in Wabash, Ind. While her husband enjoyed several winters here as a seasonal visitor, Morris occasionally visited by plane, but continued to work year-round in the Hoosier State. Florida Hospital Heartland Division offered to pay Morris' health care ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Home From the Hospital

    Home From the Hospital
    Think going to the hospital is stressful? Try getting discharged. For people preparing to head home, the departure can be just as scary and full of uncertainties as hitting the operating room. One moment you have a team of nurses flying to your bedside if your heart rate rises or your oxygen level falls. Experts are on call around the clock. ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    AACN Applauds Congress for Enacting the Stimulus Bill That Includes Funding Nursing Education

    AACN Applauds Congress for Enacting the Stimulus Bill That Includes Funding Nursing Education
    WASHINGTON - The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) applauds President Obama and our Nursing Champions on Capitol Hill for securing additional funding for nursing education in the newly enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1). Of the $500 million allocated for health professions training in the final stimulus package, $300 million will be awarded to the National Health ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Texan Gets 45 Years for Spreading HIV Through Sex

    Texan Gets 45 Years for Spreading HIV Through Sex
    McKINNEY, Texas – A jury sentenced a suburban Dallas man to 45 years in prison Friday for knowingly infecting six women with the AIDS virus. Philippe Padieu, described by his own lawyer as a "modern-day Casanova," shook his head and looked down when the decision was read. Jurors sentenced him to 45 years on five counts and 25 years on the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Pelosi: House Lacks Votes to OK Senate Health bill

    Pelosi: House Lacks Votes to OK Senate Health bill
    WASHINGTON – Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she lacks the votes to quickly move the Senate's sweeping health overhaul bill through the House, a potentially devastating blow to President Barack Obama's signature issue. Pelosi, D-Calif., made the comment to reporters after House Democrats held a closed-door meeting at which participants vented frustration with the Senate's massive version of the legislation. ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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