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Lawrence Livermore Labs to study and create implantable neural device to compensate for memory deficits and Apple iPad nickel allergies

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 14, 2014

Source: DARPA taps Lawrence Livermore to develop world’s first neural device to restore memory Got a Rash? iPad, Other Devices Might Be the Cause  

New guidelines encourage dentists who prescribe opioids to prescribe only small amounts

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 11, 2014

Source: Stop routinely prescribing opioids, dentists urged  

Virtual house calls needs to be placed in the context of “the right tool for the right job”

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 10, 2014

Source: Doctors increasingly making ‘virtual’ house calls  

Black box recording of surgeries designed to improve quality control and patient safety

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 9, 2014

Source: Airline-inspired black box to help surgeons improve O.R. performance  

Alzheimer predictive blood test not ready for clinical application

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July , 2014

Source: Alzheimer’s disease could be prevented after new blood test breakthrough   Reference: Alzheimer’s & Dementia, DOI:¬†10.1016/j.jalz.2014.05.1749

New brain surgery tools helps surgeon identify and remove most if not all of the tumour

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 7, 2014

Source: Tool helps guide brain cancer surgery Reference: Intraoperative mass spectrometry mapping of an onco-metabolite to guide brain tumor surgery. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2014; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1404724111

New approach to regenerate and grow human corneas for transplant

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 4, 2014

Source: Scientists use stem cells to regenerate human corneas Reference: ABCB5 is a limbal stem cell gene required for corneal development and repair

Upright MRI scanners allow images that provide information on painful joint activity

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 3, 2014

Source: Specialized upright scanners at UBC give researchers images that could help osteoarthritis patients Reference:

Doctors’ refusal to prescribe birth control pills opens broader debate on moral and religious belief’s influence on practice

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 2, 2014

Source: Should doctors have the right to refuse to treat a patient?  

Blood test for breast cancer shows promise but much more research required

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 1, 2014

Source: Women offered hope of breast cancer-predicting blood tests Blood test for breast cancer ‘has potential’ Reference: A BRCA1-mutation associated DNA methylation signature in blood cells predicts sporadic breast cancer incidence and survival

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