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Industry ‘Must Do More’ To Improve Urinary Catheters

| 07/04/2015

A leading researcher says industry must “wake up and invest more” in urinary cathetersMandy Fader, professor of continence technology at the University of Southampton, says their design has changed “very little” in 80 years. In the Surgical Blog Scrubbing Up column, she criticises low investment from industry and “weak” regulation The Urology Trade Association says […]

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HIV, Hepatitis Risk For Many Sydney Dental Patients

| 07/02/2015

Thousands of Sydney dental patients may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis, according to health authorities.A New South Wales (NSW) Health spokesman said at least 11,000 patients of two dental operators were at “low risk” because of poor cleaning and sterilisation practices. Patients who had invasive procedures at four practices in the Sydney region […]

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Cuba Stamps Out Mother-To-Child HIV

| 07/01/2015

Cuba has successfully eliminated mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The head of the WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, called it one of the greatest public health achievements possible. It follows years of efforts to give pregnant women early access to prenatal care, testing and drugs to stop these […]

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Supreme Court Allows Texas Abortion Clinics To Remain Open

| 06/30/2015

The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would force 10 abortion clinics to close. The justices voted 5-4 on Monday granting an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new regulations and refused to keep them on hold while the clinics appealed to the Supreme Court. […]

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Female Drug Users Shun Treatment For Fear Of Losing Children

| 06/29/2015

Female drug users worldwide are far less likely than their male counterparts to undergo treatment due to discrimination against mothers and pregnant women and the cost of childcare, transport and treatment, the U.N. drugs body said on Friday. Women with drug problems are heavily stigmatized and find it difficult to leave their homes or families […]

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Optical Imaging Has Bright Future For Cancer surgery

| 06/28/2015

For cancer patients and the surgeons who treat them, tumor margins matter. The amount of malignant tissue left behind after cancer surgery can make a profound difference in overall survival, but sparing healthy tissue while removing as much tumor as possible is limited by the surgeon’s ability to differentiate one from the other. Now, new […]

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Children With Good Memories ‘Tell Better Porkies’

| 06/27/2015

Children who have a good memory are better at telling lies, say child psychology researchers.They tested six and seven-year-olds who were given an opportunity to cheat in a trivia game and then lie about their actions. Children who were good liars performed better in tests of verbal memory – the number of words they could […]

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Received Poor Medical Advice & Don’t Know Where To Turn? Read This

| 06/24/2015

Injury and illness is something we can all expect to encounter at some stage during our lives. What we don’t expect, however, is to receive the wrong information by the professionals hired to help us through these difficult moments. Sadly, medical negligence does occur and it can affect our health. The majority of us take […]

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