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Surgical Techniques

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Surgery Holds No Benefit for Treatment of Spinal Stenosis

A new study reveals that surgical decompression yielded similar effects to a physical therapy (PT) regimen in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh (PA, USA), the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, USA) and other institutions conducted a randomized, controlled study... Read more

Women's Health

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Tampons Could Help Predict Endometrial Cancer

A new study shows that vaginal secretions in tampons can be used to detect the presence of endometrial cancer DNA. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA) obtained samples from 66 women who were about to undergo a hysterectomy, 38 of them due to endometrial cancer and 28 due to other indications.... Read more

Hospital News

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Ventas to Buy Healthcare Services Provider Ardent

Healthcare real-estate investment trust (REIT) Ventas (Chicago, IL, USA) will buy hospital operator Ardent Medical Services (Nashville, TN, USA) for USD 1.75 billion in cash. Under the terms of the agreement, Ventas will own 10 hospital properties and will separate their operations into entities that will be owned by... Read more


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Universal Public Drug Coverage Would Save Canada Billions

A new study claims that Canada could save CAD 7.3 billion annually by providing universal public coverage of medically necessary prescription drugs. Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC; Vancouver, Canada) and the University of Toronto (ON, Canada) used published data on prescribing patterns and costs... Read more


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