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Image: Research shows TremorTek offers new hybrid therapy for treatment of tremors (Photo courtesy of the Lawson Health Research Institute).

Kinematic Technology Helps Treat Patients with Tremors

A combination of wearable movement sensors and computer software can help clinicians precisely plan where to place botox injections to reduce upper limb tremors at the source. More...
26 May 2016
Image: A pressurized metered nicotine dose inhaler (Photo courtesy of the University of Otago).

Metered Nicotine Inhaler Doubles Smoking Cessation

A new study shows that smokers who used an active nicotine pressurized metered dose inhaler (pMDI) were twice as likely to quit smoking as those using a placebo inhaler. More...
25 May 2016
Image: The Zip aerial drone (Photo courtesy of Zipline).

Drones to Deliver Medical Supplies in Rwanda

In an effort to improve access to vital medications, vaccines, and blood supplies, a new project in Rwanda will use aerial drones to deliver essential medical supplies to remote and hard-to-access regions across Rwanda. More...
25 May 2016
Image: A new study suggests immediately taking aspirin after a mini-stroke substantially reduces risk of major stroke (Photo courtesy of the University of Oxford).

Aspirin Beneficial in Early Secondary Stroke Prevention

Using aspirin immediately after mini-stroke could substantially reduce the risk of a major subsequent major stroke, according to a new study. More...
24 May 2016
Image: A computer illustration of a Neisseria gonorrhoeae that appears as two rounded halves with menacing tendrils (Photo courtesy of the CDC).

Antibiotic Treatment Speeds up Spread of Resistant Gonorrhea

A new study suggests that screening and treatment of patients infected with Neisseria gonorrhoeae might actually spread antibiotic resistance of the sexually transmitted bacterium. More...
24 May 2016
Image: Warfarin may increase the risk of dementia in certain populations (Photo courtesy of Fotolia).

Warfarin Use Can Increase Dementia Risk in AF Patients

A new study shows that atrial fibrillation (AF) patients treated over a long period of time with Warfarin experience higher rates of dementia than their counterparts. More...
19 May 2016
Image: A recent study showed that brain cancer incidence is not directly related to increased mobile phone use (Photo courtesy of the University of New South Wales).

New Study Shows Mobile Phone Use Does Not Increase Brain Cancer

A new study claims that brain cancer incidence is not compatible with the steep increase in mobile phone use over the years. More...
18 May 2016

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