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More and More People Are Benefitting From Shoulder Replacement Surgery

The combined effects of demographics and technology are motivating a dramatic increase in the number of shoulder replacement surgeries, according to a new report from Loyola University Medical Center. Increasing numbers of aging Baby Boomers are...

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Computer Simulation, Comprehensive Examination, Dose-Variable Effects

In an effort to enhance understanding of how the liver metabolizes acetaminophen, researchers at Indiana University's Biocomplexity Institute have announced the development of a computer based "virtual model" of...

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Developing Opioid Addiction Risk Assessment and Education Protocols: Firms Announce Partnership

In a press release earlier this week, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and GeneAlign announced the formation of a partnership to develop low-opioid pain management protocols for perioperative patients at high risk for addition and misuse. The initiative will engage...

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Opioid Overdose Vaccine Formulation Shows Promising Results in Animal Models

In what is described as a potentially significant advance in the treatment of opioid addiction and overdose, researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) report the development of a vaccine that blocks the opioid's analgesic effect and decreases the risk of fatality from overdose. The vaccine was...

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Study Findings are a First Step in Advancing Chronic Wound Treatment Approaches

A new study published by a researcher from George Washington University concludes that patients with chronic wounds heal faster if they are not given opioids during their recovery. Writing in the journal Wound Repair and Regeneration, Victoria Shanmugam, MD, reported...

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Study of Yoga Related Injury finds 3x Higher Risk in Older Population

In what is described as the first large scale study, researchers from the University of Alabama, Birmingham have concluded that the practice of yoga is "relatively safe" but with a higher incidence of injury in older participants that can be mitigated by the presence of a qualified instructor. The research team, from the Center for Injury Sciences, based...

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