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FDA Approves Filter To Prevent Recurrent Pulmonary Embolisms

Posted on 08 June 2009 by admin


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved a device made by Vancouver based Angiotech to treat people with pulmonary artery blockages.

Pulmonary embolisms are very, very serious and occur when part of a blood clot breaks away and travels via the blood stream throughout a person’s body. Continue Reading

American Diabetes Association Recommends Simple Blood Test

Posted on 08 June 2009 by admin

A medical group has recommended a simple blood test be used by doctors to diagnose diabetes cases in patients
A medical group has recommended a simple blood test be used by doctors to diagnose diabetes cases in patients.

The medical test would involve drawing blood and analyzing it to find out average blood sugar levels for the previous week or 2, the findings of which could be used to determine a diabetes diagnosis. Continue Reading

FDA Approves OTC Marketing Of Wrinkle Remover

Posted on 05 June 2009 by admin


Good news for Palomar Medical Technologies Inc as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved OTC marketing of their laser wrinkle remover.

OTC, refers to over the counter, and is a term commonly used when discussing certain drugs that can be purchased at pharmacies. Continue Reading

(Update) Using Cell Phones Is A Real Pain In The Elbow

Posted on 05 June 2009 by admin


A new medical condition known as cell phone elbow has been identified in people who spend hours a day chattering away to friends and colleagues on their mobiles.

According to doctors, the condition is brought about by the way we hold our hphones when we talk to people, as we are putting our elbo in an unnatural position for an extended period of time. Continue Reading

Cell Phone Use Increases Risk Of Painful Elbow

Posted on 04 June 2009 by admin


The millions of people who talk on their mobiles for hours at a time are at risk of developing a condition called cell phone elbow.

Studies have linked chronic cell phone use to increased risk of cancer, but never have researchers linked the devices to elbow pain. Continue Reading

FDA Approves Pfizer Cancer Drug For Dogs

Posted on 03 June 2009 by admin


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have just approved a drug called Palladia for the treatment of cancer in dogs.

The drug is manufactured by a division of Pfizer Inc, and is the first ever drug developed specifically for canine cancer. Continue Reading

Chinese Scientists Derive Pluripotent Stem Cells From Pigs

Posted on 03 June 2009 by admin


More great news from the world of stem cell research as now it is being reported that Chinese scientists have found a way to create them from pigs.

Scientists used a pig for their research, because funnily enough they have a lot of close similarities to the human in many physical ways. Continue Reading

More Smokers Turning To Electronic Cigarettes For Nicotine Fix

Posted on 03 June 2009 by admin


According to the results of a new report, more smokers are turning to the electronic cigarette as a way of getting their must have nicotine fix.

Makers of the e-cigarette insist that the little devices offer a safer alternative than actual real ciggies, because they release a lower dose of nicotine. Continue Reading

Doctors Seeing More Cases Of Cell Phone Elbow

Posted on 02 June 2009 by admin


A new type of health hazard is becoming very popular with people who spend hours a day chatting on their cell phones.

Cell phone elbow is the name of a new health complaint heard repeatedly by doctors from people who jabber daily on their phones to friends, family and work colleagues. Continue Reading

Surgeons Perform Heart Valve Surgery Without The Surgery Part

Posted on 02 June 2009 by admin


Doctors have successfully replaced a valve in the heart of a woman from Utah without performing traditional surgery.

The procedure performed by surgeons at Intermountain Medical Center is the first of its kind, and maybe the beginning of a new trend when it comes to certain heart operations. Continue Reading