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American Medical News for 19 Oct 2017

Photo of the Day: The Future of Wearable Medical Devices

Medical Design Technology - 19 Oct 2017 17:26
News According to medGadget, the market for wearables is only going to increase from here ... Staff Author: Lexie Metzler Topics: Wearables
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LivaNova Receives FDA Approvals for SenTiva Device

Medical Design Technology - 19 Oct 2017 17:19
News SenTiva includes a detect-and-respond mode, designed to prevent seizures before they start and automatically deliver extra therapy to stop them ... Contributed Author: LivaNova PLC
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Synaptive Medical Unveils Next Generation of Surgical Robotics

Medical Design Technology - 19 Oct 2017 17:08
News For surgeons, Modus V's instrument tracking with auto-focus, combined with a flexible arm, allows for increased surgical efficiency through hands-free control ... Contributed Author: Synaptive... Medical Inc. Topics: Medical Diagnostics
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AMC580, Zynq UltraScale+ FPGA, Dual FMC Carrier, AMC

Medical Design Technology - 19 Oct 2017 16:27
Product Announcement The FPGA has an interface to a single DDR4 memory channel (64-bit wide with ECC) which allows for large buffer sizes to be stored during processing ... Contributed Author:... VadaTech
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News The materials operate by charge transfer reactions between the organic conductive polymers and the surrounding environment ... Contributed Author: University of Arizona College of Engineering
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Scientists reveal 'superbug's' artillery

EurekAlert! - 19 Oct 2017 06:00
(Monash University) Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have created the first high-resolution structure depicting a crucial part of the 'superbug' Pseudomonas... aeruginosa, classified by the WHO as having the highest level threat to human health. The image identifies the 'nanomachine' used by the highly virulent bacteria to secrete toxins, pointing the way for drug design targeting this.
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(American Association for Cancer Research) More than 20 percent of non-Hispanic white women ages 18 to 30 who reported using an indoor tanning device one or more times in the past 12 months were... dependent on indoor tanning. Dependence was strongly associated with beliefs about physical appearance and depressive symptoms.
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(Infectious Diseases Society of America) New tests provide more detailed information about organisms associated with infectious diarrhea, but may require infectious disease expertise to interpret... them.
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(Yale University) Glucose levels are reduced in the brains of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes compared to lean individuals, according to a new Yale study. The finding might explain... disordered eating behavior -- and even a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease -- among obese and diabetic individuals, the researchers said.
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(Georgetown University Medical Center) A survey of young, white women who have used indoor tanning at least once in the past year showed that more than one in five of them have signs of being addicted... to the high dose of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds. In addition, women with symptoms of depression were three times more likely to meet the criteria for having a tanning dependence.
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(Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association) The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin is participating as a research partner in the Human Cell... Atlas (HCA). The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has now announced that it will provide financial support for the HCA's sub-project 'Towards a Human Cardiac Cell Atlas.'
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(European Society of Cardiology) WhatsApp use by ambulance doctors in Argentina was associated with faster treatment of heart attack and lower mortality in an observational study presented today at... the Argentine Congress of Cardiology (SAC 2017). The free messaging application was used to send diagnostic electrocardiograms (ECGs) directly to hospital catheterisation (cath) laboratories, enabling patients to bypass the emergency department.
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(American Society of Hematology) The drug hydroxyurea does not appear to increase the risk of malaria infection in patients with sickle cell anemia who live in malaria-endemic regions, according to a... study published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).
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Feel fuller, longer with mushrooms

EurekAlert! - 19 Oct 2017 06:00
(Mushroom Council) A new study on satiety published in the October issue of the journal Appetite indicates that eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of... fullness after the mushroom breakfast compared to the meat breakfast.
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(Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)) This new knowledge may be key to the early detection of patients who would benefit from zoledronic acid and those who should be spared, and it... may accelerate the administration of the first preventive treatment of metastasis.
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(American College of Cardiology) Patients with a history of heart attack were more likely to use emotion-focused coping strategies for stress such as eating more or drinking alcohol, while patients... without a history of heart attack or heart disease used problem-focused coping strategies, according to research to be presented at the 8th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference Oct. 19-21, 2017 in Dubai.
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(MediaSource) In an effort to better understand neurological diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS -- and develop new ways to treat them -- researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner... Medical Center have performed the first meta-analysis of all induced pluripotent stem cell models for neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, and created an atlas of how cell characteristics are linked to their genotype.
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(Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Complete elimination of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) presents a challenge due to latent viral reservoirs within the body that can help... re-establish infection. In a paper publishing this week in the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, researchers propose a mathematical model that investigates the effects of drug parameters and dosing schedules on HIV latent reservoirs and viral load dynamics.
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(Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine) National medical organizations jointly issue new recommendations regarding Hepatitis C in pregnancy.
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(University of Liverpool) A new study published in Nature, conducted by an alliance between industry and academia involving the University of Liverpool, highlights a new approach to targeting key... cancer-linked proteins, thought to be 'undruggable'.
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(American Cancer Society) A new study finds regular walking, even if not meeting the minimum recommended levels, is associated with lower mortality compared to inactivity.
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(San Diego State University) Researchers found that about 40 percent of adolescents in 2015 slept less than 7 hours a night, which is 58 percent more than in 1991 and 17 percent more than in 2009.... They further learned that the more time young people reported spending online, the less sleep they got. Teens who spent 5 hours a day online were 50 percent more likely to not sleep enough than their peers who only spent an hour online each day.
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(University of Liverpool) A novel contact lens device developed by University of Liverpool engineers to improve the treatment of glaucoma has been found to reliably track pressure changes in the eye... and be wearable by people who took part in its first clinical study.
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(University of Waterloo) Novice gamblers who watched a short video about how slot machines disguise losses as wins have a better chance of avoiding gambling problems, according to new research.
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(University of Helsinki) It found that complementary and alternative medicine is being used in connection with various health problems, particularly in situations where help provided by conventional... medicine is considered inadequate.
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