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Magnetic Nanoparticles Could Stop Blood Clot-Caused Strokes


By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly used clot-busting technique.
23-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

7 Tips for Nurturing the Gut Microbiome

Increased awareness of the importance of digestive health has quickly turned into a multi-million dollar industry. According to Global Industry Analysts, the probiotics market is expected to exceed $29 billion by 2015 and expected to rise 7 percent...
17-Feb-2015 9:55 AM EST

Holiday Overeating Can Be Big Problem for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Overindulging at a holiday party or two this season isn’t going make a big difference in someone’s health. But it could be a much different story for people with type 2 diabetes.
21-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Men Need to Know Potential Dangers Before Undergoing Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Testosterone replacement therapy has become fashionable and many men are blindly taking it in a quest for more energy and a better sex life and are not looking at one potential danger....heart attack.
12-Nov-2014 10:15 AM EST

Reprogrammed Cells Grow Into New Blood Vessels


By transforming human scar cells into blood vessel cells, scientists may have discovered a new way to repair damaged tissue. The method, described in an upcoming issue of Circulation (early online), appeared to improve blood flow, oxygenation, and...
7-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

10 Tips for a Thinner Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving Day, good eating habits spiral out of control and exercise plans are thrown out the window resulting in undesired weight gain.
6-Nov-2014 11:55 AM EST

A Veteran Who Survived Three Wars Wins New Battle Over Heart Disease

A 93-year old U.S. Veteran who survived World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars battled severe aortic stenosis and won after receiving a Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). Would make nice Veterans Day feature.
3-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

In Orbit or on Earth, Implantable Device Will Be Commanded to Release Therapeutic Drugs Remotely


Scientists will receive about $1.25 million from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to develop an implantable device that delivers therapeutic drugs at a rate guided by remote control. The device's effectiveness will be tested aboard...
23-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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Common Hip Issue in Teens Misdiagnosed as Pulled Muscle

Rice University catcher, John Clay Reeves, felt pain in his groin after a collision at the plate with an opposing player. He thought he had pulled a muscle, but it turns out he was suffering from a common condition seen in teens and young adults...
24-Feb-2015 5:00 PM EST

Alzheimer's Experts for Still Alice Movie


9-Feb-2015 11:05 AM EST

From Surgery to Recovery: Athletes and ACLs

National Hockey League players have the best chance to return to their sport after an ACL tear, and snowboarders have the lowest rate of returning to their sport, according to a series of papers recently published in the Orthopaedic Journal of...
2-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Twitch the Knots Away

Whether recovering from an injury or dealing with everyday aches, tight muscles can be a pain in the neck. Functional dry needling is a new therapeutic treatment that stimulates twitches to provide pain relief.
29-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Better Healing for Your Achilles’ Heel

In most surgeries, damaged tissue is cleaned out before surgeons make the necessary repairs. However, a new minimally-invasive surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon actually uses the damaged tissue to help repair the tear.
4-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

New Knee Implant Saves the Ligaments

A new total knee replacement that saves all of the ligaments can make a person’s knee feel and move just like the original.
22-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

New Heart Procedure Safer for Women

Instead of going through the groin during heart catheterizations, physicians can now insert the catheter through a patient’s wrist, a less traumatic and safer option for some patients — especially women.
14-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT

A New Knee

In 2010, Bonnie Egbert, a veteran of more than 20 marathons, had to quit running due to excruciating pain caused by her right knee joint rubbing bone on bone.
3-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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