Unknowns of the new virus make global quarantines a struggle

Health authorities are scrambling to halt the spread of a new virus that has killed hundreds in China. But with important details about the illness and how it spreads still unknown, officials and medical personnel are struggling. Governments have rushed to get their citizens out of China while also restricting visitors from the country, which is orchestrating history’s largest anti-viral […]

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Heart valve invented in Minnesota allows new kind of heart treatment

Inaugurating a potential blockbuster medical device category, a wire-and-mesh medical device invented in Roseville, Minn., has become the first catheter-delivered implant to get European approval to replace the heart’s mitral valve without open-chest surgery. European approval of Abbott Laboratories’ Tendyne Transcather Mitral Valve is “a very important first step” toward gaining U.S. approval, which would open a device category potentially […]

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Imaging nerve regeneration provides insight to success of repair

When peripheral nerves are injured and surgically repaired, regeneration must occur in a timely fashion to restore sensory and motor function. Current methods for following nerve regeneration provide only limited information and may delay a needed second surgical intervention and lead to poor outcomes. Richard Dortch, Ph.D., (Radiology and Radiological Sciences), Wes Thayer, MD, Ph.D., (Plastic Surgery), and colleagues evaluated […]

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Coronavirus spreads to EVERY part of China as death toll jumps to 170

Killer coronavirus spreads to EVERY region of China as death toll jumps to 170 and almost 8,000 people have caught the deadly SARS-like infection China has confirmed 7,711 cases – more than 100 have been recorded elsewhere Deaths have also risen to 170, with 38 patients succumbing in the deadliest day Finland and the UAE yesterday became the latest countries […]

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Disability, quality of life, mood may affect sleep in IBD patients

(HealthDay)—Sleep quality is associated with mood state, disability, and quality of life among patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study published online Jan. 16 in Scientific Reports. Carla Marinelli, from the University Hospital of Padua in Italy, and colleagues evaluated sleep quality among 166 IBD patients to identify possible independent risk factors for sleep disturbance, including demographic […]

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Kobe Bryant's Best Fatherhood Quotes Ahead of Fatal Crash

Family man. Kobe Bryant wasn’t just a basketball legend — the late athlete was a devoted dad and husband to his wife and four daughters. The Olympian, who died on Sunday, January 26, in a tragic helicopter crash, met his wife, Vanessa Bryant, in 1999 and married her two years later. The pair went on to welcome their eldest daughter, […]

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