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Doctors Use Leeches To Reattach Severed Ear

PROVIDENCE (CBS Connecticut) – Doctors in Rhode Island turned to an ancient medical practice to help reattach a 19-year-old woman’s ear…leeches.

“The body is very efficient at making new arteries and veins, so the leeches are temporary,” Sullivan said. 199 more words


Study: Diabetic Heart Attacks And Strokes Falling

NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. 723 more words


Results of medication studies in top medical journals may be misleading to readers

Public release date: 25-Aug-2011

UCLA-Harvard study highlights 3 types of confusing outcome measures

Studies about medications published in the most influential medical journals are frequently designed in a way that yields misleading or confusing results, new research suggests. 872 more words

Medical Ethics

In defense of AA

John Kelly chimes in with a powerful and evidence-based defense of AA, that doesn’t just rebut Dodes’ arguments, he destroys them.

It’s too good to pull quotes from, take the time to read the whole thing.   162 more words

Study Shows Autism Begins During Pregnancy

Emerging research presents new evidence that autism begins during pregnancy.

Investigators analyzed 25 genes in postmortem brain tissue of children with and without autism. These included genes that serve as biomarkers for brain cell types in different layers of the cortex, genes implicated in autism and several control genes. 638 more words


A closer look at the placebo effect

placebos were equally as effective as albuterol in helping to relieve patients’ discomfort and their self-described asthma symptoms.

Public release date: 13-Jul-2011

Study describes subjective and objective measures of patient improvement in asthma patients receiving bronchodilator treatment vs placebo treatments vs. 759 more words

Counter Intuitive - Medical

Sham good!

The results of a really interesting clinical trial were just reported at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology and simultaneously published online before print by the… 343 more words