Archive: 03/12/2008

Study raises caution on new painkillers

A new class of painkillers that block a receptor called TRPV1 may interfere with brain functions such as learning and memory, a new study suggests. The experiments with rat brain found that the TRPV1 receptor regulates a ...

dateMar 12, 2008 in Medications
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New lab test predicts risk of kidney injury after surgery

A simple laboratory test may provide a new way for doctors to identify patients at risk of developing potentially severe acute kidney injury (AKI) after surgery—up to three days before the problem would otherwise be detected, ...

dateMar 12, 2008 in Other
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Police raid Nevada clinics

Authorities investigating a hepatitis outbreak have seized patient records from six southern Nevada medical offices.

dateMar 12, 2008 in Other
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Baby seals dying in Baltic Sea

German conservationists said a warm winter has left hundreds of baby seals dying of cold and starvation in the Baltic Sea.

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Researchers Hack Defibrillators

Some medical devices such as implantable cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers are now equipped with wireless technology, allowing for remote device checks and freeing patients from repeated doctor visits. ...

dateMar 12, 2008 in Computer Sciences
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