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Searching for a link between achy joints and rainy weather in a flood of data, researchers come up dry

Rainy weather has long been blamed for achy joints. Unjustly so, according to new research from Harvard Medical School. The analysis, published Dec. 13 in BMJ, found no relationship between ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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Surgeon Signs Initials into Patients' Livers: What Is an 'Argon Beam'?

A British surgeon has pleaded guilty to charges that he marked his initials into patients' organs using a medical instrument called an "argon beam coagulator," according to news reports.

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Despite removal of many obstacles, UK child organ donation rates remain low

Despite the removal of many logistical/professional obstacles, and clear guidance from national bodies, UK child organ donation rates remain lower than in other comparable countries, say experts ...

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High success rate reported for diabetic Charcot foot surgery

Nearly four out of five diabetic patients with severe cases of a disabling condition called Charcot foot were able to walk normally again following surgery, a Loyola Medicine study has found.

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Genetics may play role in chronic pain after surgery

Genetics may play a role in determining whether patients experience chronic pain after surgery, suggests a study published today in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed ...

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Gabapentin doesn't cut time to pain cessation after surgery

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing surgery, gabapentin does not reduce the time to pain cessation, but can increase the rate of opioid cessation, according to a study published online Dec. ...

8 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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New NHS app will help people spend less time waiting for health services

A new free app which shows how busy local NHS services are will help people to spend less time waiting for treatment.

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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Baby's heart placed back inside her chest in rare surgeries

British officials say a baby born with an extremely rare condition has survived three surgeries to place her heart inside her chest.

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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Man spiked girlfriend’s drink with abortion pills to kill unborn baby, woman claims

Sikander Imran’s girlfriend, Brooke Fiske, accused him of spiking her drink with a high dosage of abortion pills to kill their unborn baby.

4 hours ago from FOXNews

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Genomic blood test predicts survival rates after surgery for advanced heart failure

An experimental blood test developed at UCLA that uses gene activity data from immune cells was 93 percent accurate in predicting survival rates for people with advanced heart failure who had ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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