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Chronic pain. The National Institutes of Health reports that tens of millions of Americans suffer from it. Chronic pain can destroy your quality of life and make even the simplest of tasks unbearable. Experts at Mayo Clinic want to change that. They are using an implantable device that stimulates the spine to reduce pain for
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A school-based human papillomavirus (HPV) immunization program in British Columbia, Canada, is dramatically reducing rates of cervical pre-cancer in B.C. women, according to a new study. The evaluation of the HPV vaccination program in B.C. was conducted jointly by researchers at BC Cancer, the BC Centre for Disease Control, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre
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An accidental discovery in mice may lead to a cure for one of the world’s most deadly infections. Share on PinterestResearchers have identified a bacterial species in the gut microbiota that protects against highly contagious rotavirus (pictured). The World Health Organization (WHO) estimate that each year, 215,000 children worldwide under the age of 5 years
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Adolescents who play contact sports, including football, are no more likely to experience cognitive impairment, depression or suicidal thoughts in early adulthood than their peers, suggests a new University of Colorado Boulder study of nearly 11,000 youth followed for 14 years. The study, published this month in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, also found
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The anus usually consists of soft tissue. However, this tissue can become hard due to infections and other medical conditions, many of which range in severity. When this happens, it may feel as though there is a hard lump in the area. The anus is the opening at the lower part of the digestive tract,
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Keynote speaker Donald Berwick, who recently led the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, told graduates that in a contentious and sometimes confusing time for medicine, a physician’s “true compass” should always be the oath to care for all patients. Like Harvard Medical School on Facebook: https://goo.gl/4dwXyZ Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/GbrmQM Follow on Instagram:
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Unless you’ve completed medical school and are a doctor yourself, you probably believe various stereotypes across surgical specialties and have a distorted perception of the personality types of surgeons. Some stereotypes are true, but most aren’t. This is the truth about each specialty. Why I Chose Plastic Surgery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyqu5AER7gg 00:53 Neurosurgeons 02:53 Orthopedic Surgeons 03:47
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Delirium is a sudden change in a person’s mental function, which includes their ways of thinking and their behavior or level of consciousness. This change often affects memory and concentration. Medical professionals do not yet fully understand delirium, but it seems to have an association with older age, alcohol withdrawal, and certain medical conditions. In
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Adapting features of the electronic medical record system used by doctors in caring for their patients may improve efforts to prevent antibiotic drug resistance, according to Penn State research. Physicians and pharmacists at Penn State College of Medicine collaborated with computer scientists to expand the work of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Penn State Health
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Researchers in the laboratory of George Church have designed and synthesized an E. coli genome with more than 200,000 DNA-base changes—the most highly modified bacterial genome yet. The changes they made apply to DNA segments that code for protein building, but in a way that doesn’t alter the proteins’ structure or function. Read about the
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Dr. J. D. Bartleson, neurologist, explains cervical spinal stenosis and Mayo Clinic’s unique approach to treatment and care for patients. Visit http://mayocl.in/2zjCNCY for more information on spine care at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic’s Spine Center treats cervical spinal stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck due to the overgrowth of
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New research featuring in the journal Science Translational Medicine shows that fatty acids fuel prostate tumor growth. As blocking fatty acids seems to slow disease progression, fatty acid uptake may be a promising new therapeutic target for prostate cancer. It may soon be possible to stop prostate cancer from becoming aggressive by blocking fatty acids.
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Serotonin syndrome occurs when a person takes one or more drugs that cause excess levels of serotonin to accumulate in the body. If someone experiencing serotonin syndrome does not receive treatment, the condition can lead to serious and sometimes life threatening complications. Serious complications include: seizures kidney failure respiratory failure loss of muscle tissue In
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New research shows that an innovative strategy for treating Parkinson’s disease has proven successful in neurons that derive from people living with the condition. Parkinson’s disease affects dopamine producing neurons, illustrated here. Dr. Dimitri Krainc, chair of neurology and director of the Center for Neurogenetics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL,
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