Individualized physical therapy reduces incontinence, pain in men after prostate surgery

For decades, therapy to strengthen pelvic muscles has been the standard treatment for men dealing with urinary incontinence after prostate surgery. But a new study from UT Southwestern’s Departments of Urology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation suggests that may not be the best approach. The study examined records from post-prostatectomy patients with stress urinary incontinence—meaning loss of bladder control while […]

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Battery-free pacemaker reduces equipment to size of a dime

Researchers have developed and tested for the first time in vivo a miniaturized, battery-free pacemaker that supports optical and electrical multisite stimulation. The new device is powered wirelessly, omitting the weight and bulk associated with battery power, along with the need to replace or recharge, thereby allowing for indefinite operation. Sudden cardiac death is the largest cause of natural death […]

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Drug reduces risk of pneumonia in newborn mice

The underdeveloped lungs and immune systems of premature babies put them at high risk of potentially deadly pneumonia. Now, a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found, in mice, that an inhaled drug promotes the development of lung immunity and reduces the risk of pneumonia. The findings, published Aug. 14 in Science Advances, suggest that […]

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Removal of the Appendix reduces the risk of Parkinson’s disease by 20%

According to new research, after the removal of the Appendix, almost 20% reduced chance of developing Parkinson’s disease. To such conclusion scientists have come, having analysed the data of 1.6 million. The results of their study were published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Parkinson’s disease is a common disorder. And therefore, most likely, she may have a few points […]

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