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Potential use of Google Glass in surgical settings

Potential use of Google Glass in surgical settings

An article recently published in the International Journal of Surgery shows the potential applications for Google Glass in the surgical setting, particularly in relation to training. Personal portable information technology is advancing at a breathtaking speed. Continue reading

Everest trek shows how some people get type II diabetes

Everest trek shows how some people get type II diabetes

Scientists have gained new insights into the molecular process of how some people get type II diabetes, which could lead to new ways of preventing people from getting the condition. The research, led by the University of Southampton and UCL, which took place on Mount Everest, assessed the mechanisms by which low oxygen levels in the body — known as hypoxia — are associated with the development of insulin resistance. Continue reading

Adult tonsillectomy complications and health care expenses

Adult tonsillectomy complications and health care expenses

A study released today of 36,210 adult tonsillectomy patients finds that 20 percent will have a complication, offering valuable new insights to a decades long discussion. Continue reading

Rural versus urban causes of childhood concussion

Rural versus urban causes of childhood concussion

Researchers at Western University (London, Canada) have found youth living in rural areas are more likely to sustain concussions from injuries involving motorized vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes, whereas youth living in urban areas suffer concussions mostly as a result of sports. Continue reading

Rural versus urban causes of childhood concussion

Rural versus urban causes of childhood concussion

Researchers at Western University (London, Canada) have found youth living in rural areas are more likely to sustain concussions from injuries involving motorized vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes, whereas youth living in urban areas suffer concussions mostly as a result of sports. Hockey accounts for 40 per cent of those injuries. Continue reading

Bariatric surgery provides long-term control of diabetes

Bariatric surgery provides long-term control of diabetes

A study by Cleveland Clinic researchers shows bariatric surgery is a highly effective and durable treatment for type 2 diabetes in obese patients, enabling nearly all surgical patients to be free of insulin and many to be free of all diabetic medications three years after surgery. The STAMPEDE (Surgical Therapy And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently) trial was simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented today at the Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology in Washington, D.C. The study also shows that bariatric surgery patients experienced an improvement in quality of life and a reduction in the need for cardiovascular medications to control blood pressure and cholesterol compared to those receiving medical therapy. Continue reading

Link between diabetes, pancreatic cancer found

Link between diabetes, pancreatic cancer found

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have shown that there is an association between pancreatic cancer and diabetes. In a new study published today in Annals of Surgical Oncology , clinicians worked with mathematicians to review data from 1973 to 2013 to conclude there was a time-dependent link between being diagnosed with diabetes and pancreatic cancer. A review of 88 international studies to date, is the largest analysis on the topic published Continue reading

Link between diabetes, pancreatic cancer found

Link between diabetes, pancreatic cancer found

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have shown that there is an association between pancreatic cancer and diabetes. In a new study published today in Annals of Surgical Oncology , clinicians worked with mathematicians to review data from 1973 to 2013 to conclude there was a time-dependent link between being diagnosed with diabetes and pancreatic cancer. A review of 88 international studies to date, is the largest analysis on the topic published. Continue reading

Link between diabetes, pancreatic cancer found

Link between diabetes, pancreatic cancer found

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have shown that there is an association between pancreatic cancer and diabetes. In a new study published today in Annals of Surgical Oncology , clinicians worked with mathematicians to review data from 1973 to 2013 to conclude there was a time-dependent link between being diagnosed with diabetes and pancreatic cancer. A review of 88 international studies to date, is the largest analysis on the topic published. Continue reading

Cardiac guidelines ‘not endorsed’

Cardiac guidelines ‘not endorsed’

5 February 2013 Last updated at 06:55 ET By Marie Louise Connolly BBC Northern Ireland health correspondent The guidelines used to assess children’s cardiac services in NI were not endorsed by local professional medical bodies, it has emerged. The assessment has led to the future of cardiac services at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children being placed under threat. Continue reading