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Study: Ultrasound may heal chronic wounds
BBC News
A blast of ultrasound can help stubborn chronic wounds heal more quickly, a study suggests. Tests on animals, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, showed healing times could be cut by nearly a third. Experts said the early results were "quite impressive" but needed to be tested on people.
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Researchers sniffing out factors affecting staph germs
Northern Arizona University via Medical Xpress
A Northern Arizona University professor and a team of researchers are seeking to better understand staph bacteria, information that could lead to reductions of the potentially lethal pathogen. The team studied samples from inside the nose, home to thousands of types of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus. The microbes are usually harmless, but sometimes conditions promote the increased number of staph bacteria, which can lead to dangerous infections on the skin or inside the body.
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Stem cells provide lasting pain relief in mice
Medical News Today
Chronic pain caused by the nerve damage of Type 2 diabetes, surgical amputation, chemotherapy and other conditions is especially intractable because it resists painkilling medications. But in a study on mice, a Duke University team has shown that injections of stem cells from bone marrow might be able to relieve this type of neuropathic pain.
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New biocompatible hydrogel for wound healing, advanced tissue regeneration
Brigham and Women's Hospital via MedGadget
Researchers at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital engineered a new material that looks highly promising for use in accelerating wound healing, building replacement tissues, and growing new blood vessels. The photocrosslinkable elastin-like polypeptide-based hydrogel is biocompatible, having characteristics similar to many soft tissues within the human body.
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Protein supplements reduce wound healing complications in post-bariatric patients after body contouring
Healio
For patients undergoing abdominoplasty after massive weight loss from bariatric surgery, pretreatment protein nutritional supplementation significantly decreased wound healing complications.
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Medical school researchers compare reality, rhetoric of 2 health plans
University of Michigan Health System vai News-Medical.Net
Few people today would dare call President Richard Nixon a radical liberal. But 44 years ago, he proposed a health plan that went far beyond what today's Affordable Care Act includes. After the first plan failed, he did it again three years later.
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