January 2014

New Device Allows Radiation-Free Progress Assessment Of Back Surgery Patients

One of the problems associated with extensive back surgery is that patients need to undergo repeated X-ray procedures to determine progress. More X-rays mean more exposure to radiation and that raises additional concerns. Now, two US engineering undergraduates have created a device that will allow doctors to monitor patients´ progress after back surgery without resorting […]

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Persistent Tissue Damage Heightens Hip Fracture Risk For Coeliac Disease Patients

Coeliac disease is a condition that requires a gluten-free diet to manage. If intestinal damage is allowed to become chronic, patients are at greater risk of hip fractures. A gluten-free diet helps reduce inflammation and could prevent various complications associated with broken bones.

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New Report Recommends Depression Screening For Patients With Severe RA

Screening for depression should become routine for doctors treating people with severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to researchers from the University of Manchester. They made this recommendation after study results suggested that severe RA leads to higher levels of depression and anxiety than previously believed.

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RFU Seeks To Raise Concussion Awareness With Compulsory Education Programme

Despite advances in medicine, concussion remains among the most challenging sports injuries in terms of diagnosis, assessment and rehabilitation. It is also one of the most common sports injuries so education is extremely important for raising awareness and promoting best practices. Driven by these considerations, the Professional Game Board (PGB) has approved an education programme

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