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Image: Repellent surface technology prevents biofilm formation (Photo courtesy of Joanna Aizenberg/ Harvard).

Slippery Surface Technology Repels Bacterial Biofilm

Novel lubricant-infused slippery polymers could serve as a long lasting, self-replenishing solution to repel deadly bacterial build-up in medical devices.   More...
05 Mar 2015

Transfusion Approach Reduces Death from Blood Loss

A new study shows that a blood transfusion with equal ratios of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells give patients a significantly better chance of survival.  More...
04 Mar 2015
Image: Global malaria death rates (Photo courtesy of the WHO Global Malaria Program).

Imminent Danger of Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreading from Myanmar

Resistance of the malaria parasite P. falciparum to artemisinin has been spreading and is on the verge of entering India, according to a new study.  More...
03 Mar 2015

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Risk Is Unpredictable

Patients with congenital cardiac muscle weakness must be treated as carefully as patients with ischemic heart failure that suffered a heart attack, according to a new study.  More...
03 Mar 2015

Standard Diagnostic Tests Help Identify Appendicitis

A new study suggests that white blood count and polymorphonuclear leukocyte differential can improve the predictive value of ultrasound in children with suspected appendicitis.  More...
02 Mar 2015

Physician Attire Influences Patient Relationships

A new review suggests that that if physicians dressed to match patients’ perceptions, it would improve overall patient trust, satisfaction, and confidence.  More...
26 Feb 2015
Image: UltraShape Ultrasound Machine (Photo courtesy of Syneron Medical).

Ultrasound Can Be Used as a Painless and Viable Alternative to Losing Weight

A leading producer of aesthetic medical devices has developed the first noninvasive body contouring treatment approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Most women are unhappy about their abdominal area, and the new treatment offers a safe and efficient treatment for reducing abdominal fat by an average of 3.3–6.35 cm.  More...
25 Feb 2015

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