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2013-03-11 13:22:56

The drug natalizumab is effective for treating multiple sclerosis (MS), but it increases the risk of a rare but potentially fatal brain infection called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). A study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16 to 23, 2013, suggests that early detection of PML may help improve survival and disability levels. The study examined 319 people with MS who were treated with...

Making Whoopee Is The Cure For Chronic Headaches Says German Study
2013-03-06 13:44:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When a migraine attack sets in, the common response for most people is to dim the lights, remove any noises or distractions and lie down in bed until it passes. A new study suggests that these may be just the first steps toward setting the mood for a far more effective way of getting rid of a headache. According to team of neurologists from the University in Muenster, Germany, having sex can lead to “partial or complete...

2013-03-05 14:58:57

Results show 70 percent reduction in risk for average-risk adults A new study led by a researcher at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania adds support to current medical recommendations stating that screening colonoscopy substantially reduces an average-risk adult´s likelihood of being diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) in either the right or left side of the colon. In recent years, colonoscopy has begun to rapidly replace sigmoidoscopy...

2013-03-01 23:01:38

U.S. ARKRAY is very excited to introduce the newest generation of the AUTION urinalysis instruments to the U.S. Market. Edina, MN (PRWEB) March 01, 2013 U.S. ARKRAY Inc. announced today the FDA clearance of the Fully Automated Integrated Urine Analyzer AUTION HYBRID AU-4050. This latest addition to the U.S. ARKRAY Inc. urinalysis portfolio combines the proven ARKRAY urinalysis strip technology with fluorescent flow cytometry sediment analysis in one space-efficient unit (32”x...

2013-02-18 23:03:41

~ Evidence-Based Medicine Expands to Differential Diagnosis through Integration ~ IPSWICH, Mass. (PRWEB) February 18, 2013 The growing relationship between two valuable resources that provide vital point-of-care information to healthcare providers has the potential to significantly impact the quality of patient care. The integration and a new reselling agreement between DynaMed, the premier evidence-based clinical information resource and Isabel Healthcare, which produces the highly...

Taking Music Lessons Early In Life Leads To Strong Brain Connections
2013-02-13 13:46:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Getting your child involved in a music program from an early age can help them develop stronger connections in their brain, according to a new study. Researchers reported in the Journal of Neuroscience children who start taking music lessons, such as a learning a recorder in kindergarten, before the age of seven have helped create stronger connections within the brain. The new study suggests musical training before this age...


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Electrocardiography
2013-04-30 09:55:53

Electrocardiography, sometimes called ECG or EKG, is a measurement of the electrical activity of the heart as the linear process unfolds. With the use of electrodes that are attached to the skin, this non-invasive test can provide vast information as to the patient’s status. By leaving the electrodes attached, the patient’s status can be monitored over intervals of time and recorded on the device. This data can be sent electronically for consults about potential treatments without delay....

Auscultation
2012-11-18 19:26:05

Auscultation performed by a physician during a physical exam can give the physician clues whether the body is performing as it should or help pinpoint problems that may be occurring. Immediate auscultation was a procedure used to assist the physician with diagnosis and dates back to possibly Ancient Egypt. This is where no instrument is used and the sounds are heard with the ear being placed upon the patient. History Ascultation is based on a Latin verb auscultare, which means to listen....

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2010-09-24 17:35:29

The stethoscope is an acoustic medical device used for listening the internal sounds of the body. It can be used to listen to lung, heart, and intestines as well as blood flow in the arteries. With a sphygmomanometer it can be used to measure blood pressure. Along with listening to bodies a stethoscope might be employed to listen to automobiles to diagnose any damage as well as used to check scientific vacuum chambers for leaks. A phonendoscope is a stethoscope that intensifies sounds. In...

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