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A better way to analyze how wounds are healing
The Washington Post
The digital age has finally reached two of the oldest medical problems: bedsores and skin ulcers, which can be incredibly painful and take forever to heal. Doctors often track the progression of these wounds over months, sometimes years, switching up treatments if they don't see improvements.
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Study: Synthetic skin could help repair wounds twice as fast
Yahoo News
Australian scientists have created a synthetic skin that doubles the speed at which the body can repair itself. The research is so remarkable it has received a huge grant to get it to clinical trials to help patients, sooner.
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Joint injections: The next generation
The Huffington Post
Joints sometimes hurt. Like well oiled machines, occasionally the oil runs thin, the surfaces become corroded, small particles become trapped and the components get out of line. Pain happens when the surrounding nerve fibers become irritated. Swelling happens as the vessels in the lining of the joint bring new cells, to both remove the irritants and provide healing factors to the damaged tissues. The cascade of injury and repair goes on every day in every joint of the body.
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Are pain patients being denied 'legitimate prescriptions?'
National Pain Report
Recently, the National Pain Report asked if the news media was missing the point on the pain medication story. Two leaders, one doctor and one researcher, were quoted as saying that the chronic pain patient's need for medication and society's need to combat narcotic pain medicine abuse are separate, but may be conflated in a way that is hurting some people in pain.
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Recent advances in herbal bioenhancers
By Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani
Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of Hindu traditional medicine native to India. One of the concepts often being mentioned in Ayurveda is Yogvahi, or synergism, which is a technique to increase bioavailability, tissue distribution and efficiency of medications. A natural agent that is capable of enhancing drug bioavailabity upon its co-administration with the active pharmaceutical ingredient is called bioenhancer or biopotentiator. This concept is somewhat new to modern medicine, but it has led to some promising approaches.
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