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Physician heal thyself: Simple coping strategies for pervasive physician burnout
The proverb, "physician heal thyself," is probably more relevant today than it was in biblical times with the fast pace of life, the impact of multitasking and the unending bombardment of information, which have made emotional exhaustion almost certain. And this is especially true for obstetricians and gynecologists who experience professional burnout rates between 40 to 75 percent.
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Muscle grafts could help amputees sense and control artificial limbs
A new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs. Through coordination of the patient’s prosthetic limb, existing nerves, and muscle grafts, amputees would be able to sense where their limbs are in space and to feel how much force is being applied to them.
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Race and gender are important in predicting heart attack in the emergency department
Researchers at the George Washington University (GW) found that certain symptoms are more and less predictive of patients' risk for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), which includes heart attack, in patients of different gender and race.
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Tiny bubbles offer sound solution for drug delivery
Your brain is armored. It lives in a box made of bones with a security system of vessels. These vessels protect the brain and central nervous system from harmful chemicals circulating in the blood. Yet this protection system - known as the blood-brain barrier - also prevents delivery of drugs that could help treat patients with brain cancers and brain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
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Tiny nanoparticles offer significant potential in detecting/treating disease
Exosomes - tiny biological nanoparticles which transfer information between cells - offer significant potential in detecting and treating disease, the most comprehensive overview so far of research in the field has concluded.
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Paracetamol during pregnancy can inhibit masculinity
Paracetamol is popular for relieving pain. But if you are pregnant, you should think twice before popping these pills according to the researchers in a new study. In an animal model, Paracetamol, which is the pain-relieving substance found in the pills, actually damages the development of male behaviours.
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One in five hospitalized adults suffer side effects from antibiotics
A study examining the impact of antibiotics prescribed for nearly 1500 adult patients admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital found that adverse side effects occurred in a fifth of them, and that nearly a fifth of those side effects occurred in patients who did not need antibiotics in the first place.
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Gaps in infection prevention impact long-term care residents
While nearly 400,000 residents of long-term care facilities die as a result of healthcare associated infections (HAIs), these facilities continue to lack the resources, including qualified personnel, necessary to implement adequate infection control programs.
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Study finds more than 2 billion people overweight or obese
Globally, more than 2 billion children and adults suffer from health problems related to being overweight or obese, and an increasing percentage of people die from these health conditions, according to a new study.
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Bacteria free themselves with molecular "speargun"
Many bacteria are armed with nano-spearguns, which they use to combat unwelcome competitors or knockout host cells. The pathogen responsible for tularemia, a highly virulent infectious disease, uses this weapon to escape from its prison in cells defending the host. Researchers from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel report on this bacterial strategy.
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Industry News

UK’s MedTech Industry Forges Closer International Trading Relationships
The Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) has become the first UK Life Sciences industry association to create a bespoke membership offering for international companies.  The unique...
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South African Knysna Fires June 2017
A massive shout out to Burnshield Emergency Burn Care for their amazing contributions with medical supplies at this time of need !! Thisa is a company who have made a GIANT impact on this disaster...
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Distribution Agreement with Hologic for Tumark clipmarker
Berlin, Germany — April 3, 2017— SOMATEX® Medical Technologies GmbH today announced a distribution partnership agreement with Hologic, Inc., a leading provider of medical imaging systems, effective...
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WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2017 in Munich
On February 7-8, 2017 the WT | Wearable Technologies Conference will be hosted in Munich for the 11th time. The market is progressing and purchasing, sourcing and wholesale are becoming more and more...
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CoATherm AK-F200 introduced at Hochiminh University of Medical Center, Vietnam
CoATherm AK-F200 RF Tumor ablation system has been introcuded by Vascular Thoracic Dept. at Hochiminh University of Medical Center, Vietnam. Dr.Vy the head of Vascular Thoracic Dept orgainzed the...
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Sony to showcase its smart end-to-end medical workflow innovations at MEDICA 2016
New workflow solutions for the Integrated OR support more efficient diagnosis, surgery and post-operative care in today’s networked hospital environment Düsseldorf (Hall 10, Stand H57), 8 November...
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IMMS harnesses for point-of-care diagnostics
Test setup with live demonstration for personalized diagnostics of cancer in Hall 3/G60. Ilmenau, 15.11.2016. At the MEDICA 2016 IMMS is presenting its first approaches for the personalized...
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WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2017 in Munich
On February 7-8, 2017 the WT | Wearable Technologies Conference will be hosted in Munich for the 11th time. The market is progressing and purchasing, sourcing and wholesale are becoming more and more...
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MeriConnect makes surgical video and image handling simpler and more efficient
Video recordings in the operating room are becoming more common as non-invasive surgery and new medical technology are emerging. Additionally, hospitals need to pay more attention to the quality of...
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Fall asleep better with the Beurer "SleepLine" range
A restful night's sleep is just as important for your health as a balanced diet and sufficient exercise. But many people are not aware that they are suffering from sleep problems. For some people,...
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06/22/2017

Physician Assistant - profession with perspective

The doctor's profession is exhausting and involves many different activities. For a long time, there have been discussions about how doctors can be supported by other specialists. One solution: help from so-called physician assistants.
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06/08/2017

Modular Emergency Hospitals – Quick disaster response

After earthquakes or other types of disasters, infrastructures are often damaged and local hospitals destroyed. A modular hospital, developed under the direction of the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department is designed to be ready for these types of disaster situations and support the emergency response.
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05/08/2017

Project A.L.I.N.A: Training in the interdisciplinary emergency room

How can emergency room associates continue to educate themselves in a fast manner and without bureaucratic hurdles? The A.L.I.N.A Project, which gives associates new tools with special assistance services and learning environments, delivers the solution. We spoke with Prof. Sabine Blaschke at the University Hospital Göttingen about these tools and how they work.
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