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New trash-to-treasure process turns landfill nuisance into plastic
With billions of pounds of meat and bone meal going to waste in landfills after a government ban on its use in cattle feed, scientists today described development of a process for using that so-called meat and bone meal to make partially biodegradable plastic that does not require raw materials made from oil or natural gas. (2011-03-27)
Weight loss surgery also safeguards obese people against cancer
Weight loss surgery might have more value than simply helping morbidly obese people to shed unhealthy extra pounds. (2014-06-04)
Weight loss surgery may be associated with increased substance use following surgery
Patients who undergo bariatric weight loss surgery may be at increased risk for substance use (drug use, alcohol use and cigarette smoking) following surgery, particularly among patients who undergo laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery who appear to be at increased risk for alcohol use following surgery. (2012-10-15)
Plastic below the ocean surface
Current measurement methods skim the surface of the ocean while computer modeling shows ocean turbulence may force plastics far below the surface despite their buoyancy. (2016-04-21)
Up to 50 percent of women with advanced-stage ovarian cancer could be cured with 1 treatment model
Up to half of women with advanced-stage ovarian cancer might be cured, compared to the current 20 percent survival rate, argues Dr. (2016-01-20)
Women seek labial reduction surgery for cosmetic reasons
Women with normal sized labia minora still seek labial reduction surgery for cosmetic reasons finds new research published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. (2011-08-23)
Modified surgical procedure appears effective for treating obstructive sleep apnea
A modified version of a surgical procedure used to treat obstructive sleep apnea appears to be effective for reducing symptoms of the disorder, according to an article in The Archives of Otolaryngology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2004-02-16)
Johns Hopkins scientist programs robot for 'soft tissue' surgery
A research team shows that a robot can adjust to the subtle movement and deformation of soft tissue to execute precise and consistent suturing during surgery. (2016-05-04)
Consumer education and development of bio-sensitive alternatives can revive the plastics industry
With country after country creating legislative and environmental laws to curb the use of plastics, stronger emphasis on recycling and public education on the use and disposal of plastics is vital to the survival of the plastics packaging industry. (2003-05-30)
UCSB researcher shows microplastic transfers chemicals, impacting health
With global production of plastic exceeding 280 metric tons every year, a fair amount of it makes its way to the natural environment. (2013-12-02)
Nano-sponges of solid acid transform carbon dioxide to fuel and plastic waste to chemicals
The primary cause of climate change is atmospheric CO2, whose levels are rising every day. (2020-07-31)
UCLA launches first West Coast human hand transplantation program
The UCLA Health System has launched the new UCLA Hand Transplantation Program, the first of its kind on the West Coast and only the fourth such center in the United States. (2010-07-26)
Women who undergo reconstructive breast implantation frequently develop short-term complications
Almost one-third of women who underwent reconstructive breast implantation after mastectomy had at least one short-term complication in the chest or breast area, with one in five women requiring additional surgery, according to a study in the December issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2005-12-19)
No benefit to "nil by mouth" after surgery
There is no benefit in keeping patients (2001-10-04)
High cholesterol levels linked with rotator cuff surgery failure
Patients with higher cholesterol levels face a significantly greater risk for failure of minimally invasive (arthroscopic) rotator cuff surgery, according to a new study to be presented on Friday, March 17, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). (2017-03-14)
First Computer-Aided Surgical Navigation System For Hip Replacements Will Be Demonstrated In Operation At Pittsburgh's Shadyside Hospital
The first computer-assisted tool to improve hip replacement surgery was developed at Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh's Shadyside Hospital. (1997-06-10)
New Science paper calculates magnitude of plastic waste going into the ocean
How much mismanaged plastic waste is making its way from land to ocean has been a decades-long guessing game. (2015-02-12)
Microplastics: Rhine one of the most polluted rivers worldwide
Between Basel and Rotterdam, the Rhine has one of the highest microplastics pollution so far measured in rivers, with the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area showing peak numbers of up to four times the average. (2015-12-08)
Predicting the movement and impacts of microplastic pollution
Microplastics, which are particles measuring less than 5 mm, are of increasing concern. (2017-04-25)
Plastic's carbon footprint
From campaigns against microplastics to news of the great Pacific garbage patch, public awareness is growing about the outsized effect plastic has on the world's oceans. (2019-04-15)
Conjoined twins celebrate first birthday at UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital
Conjoined twins Maria Teresa and Maria de Jesus Quiej-Alvarez will celebrate their first birthday this afternoon at a party with their mother, local relatives, medical staff and Healing the Children volunteers at UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital. (2002-07-25)
Engineered stem cells may limit heart attack damage, improve function
Implanting tiny plastic scaffolds seeded with genetically engineered stem cells reduced organ damage and led to better cardiac function after a heart attack, according to an animal study presented at the American Heart Association's Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2010 Scientific Sessions -- Technological and Conceptual Advances in Cardiovascular Disease. (2010-07-20)
New Study Shows Effects Of Pressure On The Carpal Tunnel
University of California-San Francisco researchers have developed a new animal model to study carpal tunnel syndrome and have shown high pressure to this area in the wrist damages the structure as well as decreases nerve activity. (1998-09-23)
Pioneering tests on odors from plastic water pipe
Plastic pipes, which are increasingly being used in place of copper water pipes, can significantly affect the odor and taste of drinking water, according to a pioneering study on the subject. (2007-08-23)
Study finds weight loss surgery cost disparity
A new study from the University of Georgia finds that users of public insurance are paying more for bariatric weight loss surgery compared to private insurance patients. (2020-07-13)
NUS marine scientists find toxic bacteria on microplastics retrieved from tropical waters
A team of marine scientists from the National University of Singapore had uncovered toxic bacteria living on the surfaces of microplastics (which are pieces of plastic smaller than 5 millimetres in size) collected from the coastal areas of Singapore. (2019-02-11)
Beating heart surgery may increase risk to patients
Coronary artery bypass surgery performed whilst the heart is still beating may carry an increased likelihood of death, according to a systematic review by Cochrane researchers. (2012-03-14)
Safety of microfocused ultrasound with visualization in darker skin types
Microfocused ultrasound treatment to tighten and lift skin on the face and neck appeared to be safe for patients with darker skin types in a small study that resulted in only a few temporary adverse effects, according to a report published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. (2015-08-27)
Study: Widespread vitamin D deficiency in thyroidectomy patients
A new study from researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit finds widespread vitamin D deficiency among patients who undergo a thyroidectomy, potentially putting them at greater risk for developing dangerously low blood calcium levels after surgery. (2014-09-25)
Engineers make strong, environmentally friendly plastic foams
Engineers have found a way to make dense plastic foam that may replace solid plastic in the future. (2002-04-02)
Ohio State surgeons rebuild pelvis of cancer patient
In a rare and medically remarkable operation, a multi-disciplinary team of surgeons at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. (2011-05-04)
Conservative surgery not inferior to nephrectomy
The latest results from the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer 30904 study were presented in a plenary session today at the Anniversary EAU Congress, which showed that conservative surgery is not inferior to radical renal surgery or nephrectomy. (2010-04-17)
UT faculty improving surgical outcomes for children, cancer patients
Faculty and students across engineering disciplines are using novel 3-D surface imaging technology and complex algorithms to address one of the most difficult questions for cancer patients and children facing reconstructive surgery: Which surgical procedure is right for me?... continue reading (2011-07-13)
Study: One-fifth of spine surgery patients develop PTSD symptoms
Nearly 20 percent of people who underwent low back fusion surgery developed post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms associated with that surgery, according to a recent Oregon Health & Science University study published in the journal Spine. (2012-09-27)
Stronger than steel, novel metals are moldable as plastic
A team led by Jan Schroers, a materials scientist at Yale University, has shown that some recently developed bulk metallic glasses can be blow molded like plastics into complex shapes that can't be achieved using regular metal, yet without sacrificing the strength or durability that metal affords. (2011-03-01)
Wider cleft width appears associated with hypernasal speech, nasal air escape
Patients with wider cleft palates appear more likely to postoperatively develop velopharyngeal insufficiency, a condition characterized by hypernasal speech and nasal air escape when speaking, according to a study published Online First by Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, a JAMA Network publication. (2012-04-16)
Weight-loss surgery puts spark back into relationships
Bariatric surgery does not only benefit the health of patients who undergo this weight loss procedure. (2015-06-02)
Cleveland clinic study: Timing of melanoma diagnosis, treatment critical to survival
A new Cleveland Clinic study underscores the importance of early detection and treatment of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. (2017-10-17)
Laparoscopy reduces the risk of small-bowel obstruction
Open surgery appears to be associated with an increased risk of small-bowel obstructions compared to laparoscopic procedures. (2012-04-23)
Concerns over minimally invasive surgery for breast cancer
Minimally invasive breast surgery may be trading better cosmetic outcomes for worse rates of cure, warns a senior doctor in an editorial published on bmj.com today. (2009-02-19)
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