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Man with Quadriplegia Employs Injury Bridging Technologies to Move Again—Just by Thinking

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Bill Kochevar, who was paralyzed below his shoulders in a bicycling accident, is believed to be the first person with quadriplegia in the world to have arm and hand movements restored with the help of two temporarily implanted technologies.

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Optical Coherence Topography Offers Superior Resolution in Coronary Stent Implantation, According to Study

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides safe and improved guidance for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention to treat coronary artery disease, according to results from the ILLUMIEN III: OPTIMIZE PCI trial.

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Surprising Findings on Deadly Diarrhea Suggest Ways to Save Children's Lives

New research offers unprecedented insights into the causes of childhood diarrhea, the second-leading cause of death of children worldwide, and suggests that the role of pathogens has been vastly underestimated.

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Cities of the Future

A new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests eight interventions that will help create healthier and more sustainable cities of the future, built to reduce the negative impacts of pollution, climate change, noise and crime.

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Science Can Shape Healthy City Planning

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A three-part series published in The Lancet and released in conjunction with the United Nations quantifies health gains achieved if cities were designed so that shops, facilities, work and public transportation were within walking distance of most residents.In part three of the series, researchers tackle how to implement timely research into city design, planning and policy to improve the health of a city’s residents.

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Central Sleep Apnea, Sleep Apnea, sleep apnea treatment, Clinical Trial, Clinical Research, Heart Failure, Medical Device, Nerve Stimulators, Breathing, Sleep, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Implanted Device Successfully Treats Central Sleep Apnea, Study Finds

Results from an international, randomized study show that an implanted nerve stimulator significantly improves symptoms in those with central sleep apnea, without causing serious side effects.

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Obesity, Overweight, Public Health, Mortality and longevity, Health Risks, Weight, Body Mass Index (Bmi)

A Few Extra Pounds Can’t Hurt You — or Can They?

Being overweight increases the chances of premature death, said Jonathan Samet of USC. His statement is backed by a four-continent effort involving 239 studies and data from 10.6 million people. The study — one of the largest to date — runs counter to the results of a JAMA, which found that being overweight actually adds to one’s life span.

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UNC Researcher Provides Recommendations to Stop Violence Against Clinicians in China

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With publications in prestigious medical journals and multimillion dollar federal grants, UNC faculty have shown they are committed to moving the fields of HIV prevention, treatment and cure research forward.

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How to Get This Country Moving

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Greater efforts should be made to actively monitor physical activity as a risk factor in clinical practice, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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CATCH Identified as Successfully Scaled-Up Physical Activity Intervention

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In a paper published today in a special physical activity series of The Lancet, the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program developed by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) was identified as an excellent example of an evidence-based physical activity intervention that has been successfully scaled up to affect population health.







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