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Physical activity boosted cognition in breast cancer survivors, study says

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:33:29 -0400

A study conducted by a team of researchers at the San Diego School of Medicine, University of California, reported that physical activities can more than double the post-treatment mental processing speed of breast cancer survivors.



Florida Hospital implement the Babyleo TN500 IncuWarmer beds from Draeger

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:53:00 -0400

Florida Hospital today announced it’s the first in the United States to implement the Babyleo TN500 IncuWarmer beds from Draeger, Inc., a world leader in medical technology. With an estimated 15 million babies born preterm annually according to the World Health Organization, this technology is critically important for both babies and families. The beds are in use in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) at three hospitals across the health system in Central Florida.



Narrow networks get even tighter when shopping for mental health specialists

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:38:14 -0400

If you've got a plan offered on the federal health law's insurance marketplace and you're looking for a therapist, you may have to look really hard: The average provider network includes only 11 percent of all the mental health care providers in a given market, according to a recent study.



Micronic launch new Screw Cap Recappers for optimal storage sample sealing performance

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:10:00 -0400

Micronic, innovator in sample storage solutions, adds two new Screw Cap Recappers to its sample handling equipment line: the Univo Screw Cap Recapper SR006 and SR004. With these devices Micronic addresses the need of research laboratories for a cost-effective solution to recap 48-well and 24-well format sample storage tubes securely and uniformly, ensuring an optimal sealing performance.



Hard water may contribute to development of eczema by damaging skin barrier

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:09:39 -0400

Researchers from the University of Sheffield and King’s College London have discovered that exposing the skin to hard water damages the skin barrier – which is our defense against outside threats such as bacteria or sun burn – and increases the sensitivity of the skin to potential irritants found in everyday wash products such as soap or washing powder.



ESCP reveals overwhelming response to large cohort study on colon, sigmoid, rectal resection operations

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:09:35 -0400

The European Society of Coloproctologists has revealed that almost 1500 clinicians from around the world (49 countries) have participated in its latest cohort study recording and sharing the results of 5640 operations – marking one of the largest studies of its kind.



Philips reinforces commitment to improve 3 billion lives each year by 2025

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:06:47 -0400

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, is reinforcing its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by launching a series of global programs that enable and strengthen access to healthcare around the world.



Triple-action antibody to be tested as HIV vaccine

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:14:00 -0400

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with the pharmaceutical company Sanofi have engineered a three-pronged antibody that protected monkeys from two strains of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) better than the equivalent naturally occurring antibodies.



FDA approves scope with disposable part aimed at reducing superbug infections

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:36:27 -0400

Seeking to prevent superbug outbreaks, federal health officials said they have approved the first gastrointestinal medical scope with a disposable cap for use in the U.S.



Chemotherapy may increase survival for advanced colon cancer patients with dementia, study suggests

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:53:20 -0400

A pre-existing diagnosis of dementia was associated with increased risk of death for older patients with advanced colon cancer; however, some of the effects of dementia on survival could be mediated by receipt of chemotherapy.