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2014-02-21 12:24:38

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of veterans and other medical marijuana patients nationwide use marijuana to treat symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) is blocking researchers who are seeking to learn more about the risks and benefits of the treatment. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and University of Arizona Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved protocol for a study of marijuana for...

2014-02-20 16:26:29

CORALVILLE, Iowa, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnaclife, Inc., founded by the world-renown wound and skin care biochemist, Darlene McCord, Ph.D., FAPWCA, is sending Takkin Lo, MD, MPH, CWSP, ABPM/UHM to speak at The Philippine Wound Care Society Annual Convention. The convention will be held at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City, Philippines from February 26-28, 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120510/CG05130LOGO) Dr. Takkin Lo is an Associate...

Master Monkey Uses Thoughts To Control Paralyzed Monkey
2014-02-19 14:42:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a research project inspired by the movie “Avatar,” scientists from Cornell University and Harvard Medical School have designed a system that allows one monkey to control the paralyzed body of another monkey using only thoughts, according to a newly published report in the journal Nature Communications. The study team said they hope their research will eventually allow for paralyzed individuals to regain control of their body....

2014-02-19 12:59:47

Among patients who had completed standard rehabilitation after hip fracture, the use of a home exercise program that included exercises such as standing from a chair or climbing a step resulted in improved physical function, according to a study in the February 19 issue of JAMA. More than 250,000 people in the United States fracture their hip each year, with many experiencing severe long-term consequences. "Two years after a hip fracture, more than half of men and 39 percent of women are...

2014-02-17 23:00:40

InventHelp, a leading inventor service company, is working to submit this idea, the Clock A Bed, to companies for their consideration. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 It is vital that bedridden patients change position frequently in order to avoid developing bedsores. Of course, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted-living centers can be quite busy, and staff may forget to assist such patients, or maybe they do not get to them in time. To make sure that the best care is delivered...

2014-02-14 11:10:42

Abstract TMP66 (Room Hall G) Suffering an injury to the head or neck increases ischemic stroke risk three-fold among trauma patients younger than 50, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2014. "These findings are important because strokes after trauma might be preventable," said Christine Fox, M.D., M.A.S., lead author and assistant professor of neurology at the University of California San Francisco. Researchers studied...

2014-02-12 23:20:24

Placental-based wound coverings to reach VA and other health care providers treating chronic wounds. Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Liventa Bioscience (formerly AFCell Medical), the trusted innovator in living donor birth tissues to advance wound care healing, has joined forces with industry leader Medline Industries, Inc. to enter the U.S. wound care market. The partnership will introduce Liventa’s advanced placental-based technology to Medline’s extensive customer base...

2014-02-12 08:29:53

Study finds significant reduction in post-traumatic stress disorder among African war refugees using Transcendental Meditation(TM) NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- African war refugees who practiced Transcendental Meditation(TM) (TM) had significant reductions in post-traumatic stress symptoms within 10 days, according to a new study published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress (February 2014, Volume 27/pp. 112-115)...

2014-02-10 08:27:05

Solution for deep, hard-to-heal wounds with additional contouring functionality COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACell, Inc., a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of tissue repair products, today announced that it has launched the new MatriStem® Multilayer Wound Matrix device for deep, hard-to-heal, full-thickness wounds. The one-to-one (1:1) mesh design of MatriStem Multilayer Wound Matrix is built to...

2014-02-05 23:22:11

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Wound Debridement Products markets. Global market for Wound Debridement Products is projected to exceed US$1.0 billion by 2020, driven by growing incidence of chronic wounds and increasing need to reduce patient hospital stays. San Jose, California (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn - Defined as the process of removal of contaminated, dead or adherent tissue from a wound to promote healing, debridement represents...


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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
2013-07-19 15:31:29

Posttraumatic stress disorder (commonly known as PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder characterized by adverse anxiety-related experiences, behaviors, and physiological responses that results from exposure to an event that causes psychological trauma. Examples of events that could lead to PTSD include the threat of harm or death to oneself or to someone else, or witnessing an event that overwhelms the individual's ability to cope. Diagnostic symptoms for PTSD include flashbacks or nightmares,...

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