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Medical Research

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  • B. Braun executive urges repeal of medical device tax

    B. Braun executive urges repeal of medical device tax
    — An executive from B. Braun Medical Inc. in Bethlehem urged federal lawmakers to undo a tax on medical devices that has cost the company $33 million since it was enacted, requiring across-the-board cutbacks. In order to pay that tax bill —...
  • bc-health-cpr

    You need only two things to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation and possibly save a life: a willingness to press hard on someone's chest and familiarity with the Bee Gees' disco hit "Stayin' Alive." Yes, CPR has changed. The American Heart Association...
  • Sugar lobby keeps Congress from souring on sugar

    Sugar lobby keeps Congress from souring on sugar
    Sugar lobby keeps Congress from souring on sugar Our mothers told us that sugar is filled with "empty calories," and it can rot your teeth, make you fat and give you diabetes. They told us this because, unfortunately, it's true. But this is...
  • Beneficial gut bacteria show promise for new medical treatments

    By Jeremiah McNichols, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine whatdoctorsknow.com Until the late 20th century, science recognized 11 organ systems--the muscular, skeletal, circulatory and respiratory systems are just a few. Each plays a...
  • TechBits: Analyzing medical data, breaking smartphones

    TechBits: Analyzing medical data, breaking smartphones
    Your smartphone could be a valuable tool for medical research — and for treating a variety of ailments. IBM wants to use the power of its Watson computing system — which famously won TV's "Jeopardy" a few years back — to analyze...
  • Death and taxes: Why tax day may be hazardous to your health

    Death and taxes: Why tax day may be hazardous to your health
    Do you dread tax day? If so, your instincts are good – though your anxiety is probably misdirected. Sending your hard-earned money to the government may bring on chest pains, but the real risk to your health on April 15 is that you could die in...
  • French lawmakers OK health care bill targeting anorexia

    Too-thin models, too much drinking, sexy cigarette packs: France's parliament is cracking down on all of these in a sweeping bill designed to improve public health and trim public health costs — while tackling unhealthy stereotypes along the way....
  • Diabetes alert dog a 'life-saver' for St. Mary first-grader

    Diabetes alert dog a 'life-saver' for St. Mary first-grader
    Aiden Gorman, 7, just got the best early warning system for Type I diabetes known to man. It's a black Chevy, weight 63 pounds, comes standard with four legs, floppy ears, and a nose that can detect one part trouble in a trillion. Studies show that dogs...
  • Autism could be linked with moms' diabetes during pregnancy

    Diabetes that develops early in pregnancy may increase women's chances of having a child with autism, according to a new study. The risk was seen in young children whose mothers were diagnosed with diabetes during the most crucial period of fetal brain...
  • Courtrooms shouldn't decide science

    This is in response to “Room for reasonable doubt; Doctors and defense attorneys begin to raise questions about criminal convictions that once seemed clear-cut.” Children can suffer devastating brain injury from being shaken or struck. We know...
  • Heroin task force addressing age-old Baltimore issue

    Heroin task force addressing age-old Baltimore issue
    The story was all too familiar, especially to those who have attended any of the multiple meetings called by state and local officials trying to solve a heroin crisis that has been killing hundreds of people a year in Maryland. The man testifying before...