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Surgical Treatment for Migraines

Migraine surgery techniques show significant and lasting improvement More than 30,000,000 Americans (18% of females and 6% of males) suffer from migraine headaches that often seriously interfere with their lives, and current medication therapies only help about one-third of sufferers. Now, a recent 5- year study shows that innovative craniofacial surgery can offer a significantly […]

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FDA Approves First Rapid Detection Test for MRSA

FDA Clears First Rapid Diagnostic Test for Superbug MRSA

This is my health news story published last spring on GE Healthy Outlook about the first rapid diagnostic test for the highly resistant superbug MRSA. New technology test helps fight infection sooner MRSA, or methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a superbug bacteria that is highly resistant to antibiotics like methicillin. MRSA emerged in health care settings in the 1960s […]

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Solutions to Reduce Excessive Sweating

New treatment device launching this fall Everybody sweats – it’s a normal, important function that happens when glands in our skin produce a salty liquid to regulate body temperature. An estimated 9.3 million Americans, about 3% of the population, however, experience excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, where their sweat glands produce too much fluid, sometimes […]

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New Frontiers of Military Medical Research

New Frontiers of Military Medical Research

Futuristic Projects Revealed in Pentagon’s DARPA research budget for 2012 The US military is ramping up research to find new ways to treat wounded soldiers quickly and effectively. The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently announced their budget proposal for 2012, revealing an impressive array of futuristic medical research. Here are 5 DARPA […]

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Stats of the Union

Stats of the Union – GE Healthcare’s New iPad App

There is a mountain of American healthcare data, but how can we put it to good use? Stats of the Union is a new iPad application by GE Healthcare, a powerful new tool to bring health data together in an easy-to-navigate map. Users can explore more than 70 health factors at their fingertips– from life expectancy to […]

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HealthMap

HealthMap Visualizes Global Disease Outbreaks

Where in the world is an infectious disease outbreak occurring right now? Is it in your neighborhood? What is the status of potential pandemics in other countries? This information is only a click away at HealthMap, the leading global data visualization for aggregating infectious disease data on an interactive visual map. You can access HealthMap via […]

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Family Learns Health Secrets Through Genome Sequencing

Breakthrough research in the field of personal genomics. A few years ago, John West suffered two frightening pulmonary embolisms from blood clots that traveled from his leg to his lung.  Up to 600,000 Americans suffer from venous thromboembolism each year, a combination of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), and one third of them die as […]

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New Treatment Options for Chronic Pain

Beyond pills and patches – new treatment options for chronic pain  A new report by the Institute of Medicine reveals that a startling number of Americans, 116 million, are affected by chronic pain – more than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. Chronic pain is a huge public health burden that costs the U.S. up […]

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Canadian Discovery Turns Skin Into Blood

Canadian researchers at McMaster University have successfully turned skin into blood by bypassing the embryonic, stem-cell state. Mick Bhatia and colleagues at the Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine created blood progenitor cells that were then turned into all three blood cell types – white, red, and […]

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