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FDA Approves Implanted Brain Stimulator for Epilepsy

FDA Approves Implanted Brain Stimulator for Epilepsy

Nov 15, – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday gave its approval to a new implanted device that lowers the rate of seizures among people with epilepsy. “The neurostimulator detects abnormal electrical activity in the brain and responds by delivering electrical stimulation intended to normalize brain activity before the patient experiences seizure symptoms,” […]

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Report acid reflux problem to doctor

Report acid reflux problem to doctor

Nov 02, – Gastro esophageal reflux, also known as acid reflux, occurs when the stomach contents reflux back up into the food pipe (esophagus) and/or mouth, explains Dr Vijay Anand, Specialist Internal Medicine, Gastroentrology, Zulekha Hospital Dubai. This can occur normally also, majority episodes being brief without causing symptoms. How does reflux happen? Normally at […]

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Wimbledon champion Murray receives royal honor

Wimbledon champion Murray receives royal honor

Oct 18, – Murray received his Officer of the Order of the British Empire medal by Prince William on Thursday, having been awarded the honor in Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year’s honors list for services to tennis following his victories at the U.S. Open and London Olympics in 2012. After winning two grand slams and […]

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Single Gene May Predict Mental Decline After Heart Surgery

Single Gene May Predict Mental Decline After Heart Surgery

Oct 13, – Their study included 233 elderly, white patients whose mental function was assessed before heart surgery and five years after. A certain gene appears to increase risk for mental decline after heart surgery, a new study suggests. Between 30 percent and 50 percent of heart surgery patients have a decrease in mental function […]

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Choose shoes with caution

Choose shoes with caution

Oct 11, –   Jacqueline Sutera, a doctor of podiatric medicine and surgery here, and Neal Blitz, Chief of Foot Surgery and Associate Chairman of Orthopedics at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital and the creator of the Bunionplasty, shares the dangers of our favourite shoes. If stilettos harm feet, flat shoes can also be dangerous. Find out how these […]

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Women’s Weight-Loss Surgery May Benefit Later Offspring

Women’s Weight-Loss Surgery May Benefit Later Offspring

May 29, – Researchers found differences in the activity of genes in children born to women after they’d had gastric bypass surgery compared to their siblings born before surgery. The changes suggest that the kids born after surgery, to thinner mothers, will fare better in terms of heart health because of benefits gained in the […]

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