Medical News Archives: Medical

Hip Replacement Safe Sex

Hip Replacement Safe Sex

A scientific study was under taken to establish what are safe sexual position for post-op hip replacement patients. The study was taken very serious and their results are actually very impressive. By taking their time and creating 3D images, they were able to present their results in a medical journal that patients and their partners will appreciate.

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After Liposuction Compression Garments

After Liposuction Compression Garments

Compression garments are important after any liposuction procedure. Wearing compression garments after liposuction is one of the most important things you can do to ensure proper recovery. Doctors have found that patients who comply with recommendations to wear compression garments following lipo have better results and are happier with the outcome over patients who do not wear them.

But how do you know what is the right compression garment before liposuction? Find out.

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Angelina Jolie Double Mastectomy

Angelina Jolie Double Mastectomy

The 37-year-old Actress Jolie Angelina, who has six children – three by Brad Pitt and three adopted – announced in a New York Times op-ed article on Tuesday that she finished three months of medical procedures and underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

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Human Embryonic Stem Cells 3D Printing

Human Embryonic Stem Cells 3D Printing

Scientists at the Heriot-Watt University in Scotland have become the first to develop human embryonic stem cells using 3D printing.

The new technique uses bio-ink, which is squeezed out of a value-based printer from two separate reservoirs, to form the stem cells.

This process allows the scientists to form different shapes and sizes of embryonic stem cells – originally harvested from an embryonic kidney and a well studied embryonic cell line – which can then be used for various types of tissues.

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Smokers Lungs Eligible to Donate

Smokers Lungs Eligible to Donate

A new study suggests that using heavy smokers lungs as donor organs is suitable and does not affect survival rates.

Researchers at the Temple University in Philadelphia found that lungs from donors who smoked at least 20 cigarettes per day for more than 20 years could be used in certain transplant situations without affecting the number of deaths from lung cancer.

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US Hospital Doctors Say Health Conditions Unsafe

US Hospital Doctors Say Health Conditions Unsafe

>A new study finds that 4 out of every 10 doctors working in U.S. hospitals say they are overworked.

America’s health care system has never been known as the best in the world, but recent studies have shown that now 4 out of every 10 hospitals doctors are overworked, and 1 out of 5 say that during those busy times, patient safety is at risk.

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AspireAssist Aspiration Bariatric Device

AspireAssist Aspiration Bariatric Device

A new weight-loss device aims to help obese people lose weight by sucking food out of the stomach before it’s digested.

The new bariatric device, developed by AspireAssist, consists of a thin silicone A-Tube, a ‘Skin Port’ a handheld component that sucks ‘aspirated’ food from the body, and a bag, which is filled with water to helps regulate the system.

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Cervical Cancer Diagnosed with Vinegar

Cervical Cancer Diagnosed with Vinegar

Indian doctors are using an unusual diagnostic test to help catch cervical cancer in rural areas of the country where medical facilities are poor.

The test, developed by scientists at Johns Hopkins University and other institutions, employs a simple household condiment to detect the cancer, vinegar. When applied to a women cervix, the acetic acid in the vinegar causes the area of the body to turn white or yellow if there are cancerous cells present. The test only takes one or two minutes

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Dogs Detect Diarrhea Causing Bacteria

Dogs Detect Diarrhea Causing Bacteria

Researchers at the Diarrhea Oracle of VU University Medical Centre have developed a novel way of diagnosing if a patient is infected with disease. The new method replaces days of analyzing stool samples in the lab, for something we all love, man’s best friend.

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Why Yawning is Contagious

Why Yawning is Contagious

It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to tell you that yawning is extremely contagious, it’s simply something we’ve accepted for centuries. But not everyone is satisfied with such vague explanations as to why this is so.

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