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Traumatic Brain Injury, Neuromodulation and Stroke Among Innovation & Technology Symposia At Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2013 Annual Meeting

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) will address the latest developments in traumatic brain injury (TBI), neuromodulation and stroke at three new Innovation and Technology Symposia at the Annual Meeting, October 19-23, 2013, in San Francisco.

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16-Sep-2013 11:40 AM EDT

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Article ID: 607572

Codeine Could Increase Users' Sensitivity to Pain

University of Adelaide

Using large and frequent doses of the pain-killer codeine may actually produce heightened sensitivity to pain, without the same level of relief offered by morphine, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.

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12-Sep-2013 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: New Antibiotic Shows Promise for Treating MRSA Pneumonia
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    11-Sep-2013 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 607427

New Antibiotic Shows Promise for Treating MRSA Pneumonia

Henry Ford Health System

A drug approved just two years ago for treating bacterial infections may hold promise for treating the potentially fatal MRSA pneumonia, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers found that patients treated with the antibiotic ceftaroline fosamil, or CPT-F, had a lower mortality rate after 28 days than the mortality rate seen in patients treated with vancomycin, the most common drug therapy for MRSA pneumonia.

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9-Sep-2013 10:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 607465

Effects of Multitasking on Doctors’ Ability to Diagnose

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Physicians may be able to complete simple tasks concurrently while diagnosing a patient without affecting the accuracy or speed of diagnoses, human factors researchers have suggested, based on the findings of a recent laboratory experiment. Complex tasks, however, that require tapping into memory appear to slow the decision-making process, resulting in measurable delays in completing the diagnoses.

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9-Sep-2013 5:00 PM EDT
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    8-Sep-2013 8:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 607230

Study Suggests Fish Oil Could Help Protect Alcohol Abusers from Dementia

Loyola University Health System

A Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study suggests that omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related dementia.

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3-Sep-2013 10:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 607381

Large International Study of COPD Drug Finds Two Types of Inhalers Equally Safe and Effective

Johns Hopkins Medicine

An international study led by a Johns Hopkins pulmonary expert finds that the drug tiotropium (marketed as the Spiriva brand), can be delivered safely and effectively to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in both “mist” and traditional “dry powder” inhalers.

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6-Sep-2013 11:55 AM EDT
Newswise: MRI Right Before or After Surgery Does Not Benefit Women with Early Breast Cancer
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    4-Sep-2013 5:00 PM EDT

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MRI Right Before or After Surgery Does Not Benefit Women with Early Breast Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

A Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center study shows that the use of MRI before or immediately after surgery in women with DCIS was not associated with reduced local recurrence or contralateral breast cancer rates.

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4-Sep-2013 1:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 607215

Global Analysis Shows Cardiac Stents Beneficial in Women

Mount Sinai Health System

A new world-wide pooled analysis, presented by researchers from The Mount Sinai Medical Center at the ESC Congress 2013 in Amsterdam, organized by the European Society of Cardiology, provides strong evidence that stents work well in women. Their examination of 26 randomized stent studies that enrolled 11,557 women concluded that women benefit just as much from stents as men do.

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2-Sep-2013 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: From Cancer Treatment to Ion Thruster

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From Cancer Treatment to Ion Thruster

Michigan Technological University

The next generation of micro rockets could be built around a magnetic fluid that appears to defy gravity.

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29-Aug-2013 3:00 PM EDT
Newswise: A New Approach to Early Diagnosis of Influenza
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    8-Sep-2013 4:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 606746

A New Approach to Early Diagnosis of Influenza

American Chemical Society (ACS)

A new technology is showing promise as the basis for a home test to diagnose influenza quickly, before the window for taking antiviral drugs slams shut and sick people spread the virus to others, scientists reported here today. In a presentation at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, they described how it also would determine the specific strain of flu virus, helping in selection of the most effective drug.

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26-Aug-2013 7:00 AM EDT

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