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WHO Issues New Guidelines to Reduce Surgical Infections

The World Health Organization has released new global guidelines covering surgical site infection (SSI), with a view to reduce costs and infection-related patient complications. More...
01 Dec 2016
Image: Prototype dosage forms of ivermectin (Photo courtesy of Brigham and Women\'s Hospital).

Ultra-Long Acting Pills Could Help Eradicate Malaria

A novel capsule that delivers a sustained therapeutic dose over a month could help treat malaria and other parasitic infections, according to a new study. More...
30 Nov 2016
Image: Research shows oral antibiotics following pneumonia in children show good results (Photo courtesy of Masterfile).

Oral Antibiotics Preferred for Pediatric Pneumonia

Children with complicated pneumonia should be discharged from the hospital with oral instead of intravenous (IV) antibiotics when possible, according to a new study. More...
30 Nov 2016
Image: An injectable shear-thinning biomaterial aids endovascular embolization (Photo courtesy of Ali Khademhosseini/ HMS).

Injectable Viscous Hydrogel Stops Uncontrolled Bleeding

A new study describes a novel embolic agent for endovascular embolization procedures that has a hemostatic activity comparable to that of metallic coils, the current gold standard. More...
29 Nov 2016
Image: The proportion of men with high blood pressure worldwide (blue is lower) (Photo courtesy of ICL).

Global Hypertension Rates Have Doubled Over 40 Years

A new study that examined blood pressure in every country in the world between 1975 and 2015 found that the number of people with hypertension has reached 1.13 billion. More...
29 Nov 2016
Image: The risk of AAA is twice as high in smokers (Photo courtesy of Medtronic).

Smokers Twice as Likely to Develop Aortic Aneurysms

A new study suggests that smokers hold almost double the risk of developing an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) than the general population, but they can lower their risk by quitting. More...
25 Nov 2016
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Plasma Jets Facilitate Transdermal Drug Delivery

A new study describes how atmospheric microplasma irradiation (AMI) can be used to decrease the barrier function of skin and adapt it for transdermal drug delivery. More...
23 Nov 2016


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