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Patients try out pacemaker outside the skin before committing to invasive procedure

Patients are trying out pacemaker outside the skin before committing to invasive procedure and having a permanent implant. Professor Michael Giudici, director of arrhythmia services in the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals said that patients have numerous ...

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External beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer

Radiotherapy for prostate cancer is an alternative to surgical treatment such as radical prostatectomy and over the years the results of this treatment has improved and currently the results seem to be comparable to surgery.New era of medical research and ...

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Smoking around toddlers or while pregnant equally bad for kids

If you carelessly smoke around toddlers or while you are pregnant, chances are that your kids will end up with wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten years of age. University of Montreal’s Professor Linda Pagani, who ...

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Nurse cuts ‘put 7-day plan at risk’

Plans to create more seven-day services across the NHS in England are being put in jeopardy because of cuts to senior nurse posts, union leaders have warned. Official data shows the number of nurses employed in the two most senior ...

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Children with good memories are better liars

Children who benefit from a good memory are much better at covering up lies, University of Sheffield researchers have discovered. Experts found a link between verbal memory and covering up lies following a study which investigated the role of working memory in verbal ...

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Nutritionists oppose new ready-to-use therapeutic food for malnourished children in Bangladesh

A fresh debate has started in Bangladesh over a new ‘ready-to-use therapeutic food’ for treating children suffering from the worst form of malnutrition. Bangladesh Breastfeeding Foundation (BBF), which had led the earlier campaign against marketing a French company’s peanut butter ...

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New treatment for bone loss

At The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Florida, researchers have developed a method to manipulate a protein that could result in the development of new bone-forming cells in people suffering from bone loss.The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, focused ...

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‘Sleepless nights’ could pose heart disease risks equivalent to smoking

In a new study, scientist have found that a bad night’s sleep could trigger health risks equivalent to that of smoking. The research shows that people who sleep for less than seven hours were up to four times more likely ...

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First penile transplant recipient ‘to become father’

The South African recipient of the world’s first penile transplant is to become a father, a surgeon who performed the operation has told the BBC. His girlfriend has reported that she is about four months pregnant, and this showed that ...

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‘Exercise’ with physiotherapist helps overpower ‘depression’

A new study has revealed that exercise with a physiotherapist helps people with depression. Sahlgrenska Academy researcher evaluated exercise as add-on therapy to medicating with antidepressants. The study divided 62 individuals with diagnosed clinical depression into three groups, in which ...

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