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Thursday 28th May 2015

[Articles] Multiple-source current steering in subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease (the VANTAGE study): a non-randomised, prospective, multicentre, open-label study

The multiple-source, constant-current, eight-contact DBS system suppressed motor symptoms effectively in patients with Parkinson's disease, with an acceptable safety profile. Future trials are needed to investigate systematically the potential benefi...

[Comment] Multiple-source current steering: a new arrow in the DBS quiver

Since the pioneering work of Benabid and colleagues in the early 1990s,1 deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus has become the treatment of choice for advanced Parkinson's disease complicated by severe motor fluctuations and no longe...

[Comment] Assisted nutrition: a difficult decision in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Management of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a difficult task for the clinician. Difficulties start when making the correct diagnosis, which is often a protracted process because symptoms can start slowly, and the neurologist might re...

[Articles] Gastrostomy in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ProGas): a prospective cohort study

The three methods of gastrostomy seemed to be as safe as each other in relation to survival and procedural complications. In the absence of data from randomised trials, our findings could inform clinicians and patients in reaching decisions about gas...

Malaria Heroes: Stories from the Frontlines of the Malaria Fight in Africa

SOURCE May 25, 2015 “It is an honor to work alongside such a diverse and dedicated group of partners and malaria champions in support of the Ministry of Health and the National Malaria Control Program to make malaria history in Senegal.” –Yacine Djibo, president and founder of Speak Up Africa […]

Creativity Tied to Cerebellum for First Time

Trying to be creative may actually inhibit your ability to do so, according to a new study by Stanford University.Read more about Creativity Tied to Cerebellum for First Time

Blood turned into nerve cells by Canadian researchers

Stem cells extracted from blood are converted into neural stem cells using patented technique The Canadian Press Posted: May 21, 2015 1:06 PM ET Last Updated: May 26, 2015 8:16 AM ET Mick Bhatia, director of McMaster University’s Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute, says his lab hopes to eventually […]

Portable Neural and Cardiac Recording System

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South Florida Lawmakers Discuss Medicaid Expansion At Forum

With a special legislative session set for next week, state lawmakers and hospital representatives discussed the future of health care in Florida, including Medicaid expansion.

Reform of medical regulation is left off the Queen's speech for a second time

The General Medical Council (GMC) has said that it is “deeply disappointed” that the Queen’s speech did not include new legislation to change the regulation of healthcare professionals to give...

Reduce Your Prejudices While You Sleep

Your brain does a lot when you are asleep. It’s when you consolidate memories, and integrate the things you’ve learned during the day into your existing knowledge structure. We now have lots of evidence that while you are sleeping, specific memor...

Genelux Announces Positive Phase 1 Data for Viral-Based Cancer Therapy

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Anthrax Mistakenly Shipped by Military

A US Army facility may have inadvertently sent live anthrax spores to government and commercial labs in nine states, and to one US Air Force base abroad, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

WHO condemns attacks on healthcare workers in Yemen

The World Health Organization director general, Margaret Chan, has urged the warring parties in Yemen to stop attacking health workers and health facilities. Chan said that the conflict, which has...

India's medical council reintroduces ID system to tackle "ghost faculty" problem in medical colleges

The Medical Council of India has announced that it will reinstate the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system to identify, track, and monitor teaching faculties to tackle the “ghost faculty”...

Thin-skinned Space Mice

Data from three mice suggest months in space can alter the thickness and gene expression pattern of the skin.

Teva to pay $1.2b to settle Provigil case

The US FTC fine is to compensate insurance companies, pharmacies, and retailers that paid more for an original drug.

Results From the Multiple Myeloma Trials

We discuss some of the anticipated multiple myeloma trials with Sagar Lonial, MD, ahead of the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting.

Sanofi hosts Angela Merkel at Frankfurt site

German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel met with Sanofi chief executive officer Dr. Olivier Brandicourt to discuss the current status of antibiotics research and to gather ideas for encouraging and fostering additional antibiotics research initiatives.

Pneumococcal meningitis vaccines and other stories . . .

Sisyphus, King of Corinth, was known to the Greeks as the craftiest of men. After he died, he played a trick on Thanatos (Death), chaining him up so that nobody could die. But as everyone knows, he...

Novartis Presents New Data on 21 Medicines, 11 Investigational Compounds at ASCO, EHA

Novartis will highlight the strength of its expanded oncology portfolio in 21 medicines and 11 investigational compounds across more than 185 data presentations at the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, May 29-June 2, and the Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA), June 11-14.

Melanoma & NSCLC Patients Experience Various Side Effects With Nivolumab

Recently, I attended an event sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb featuring a medical oncologist who shared his experiences with nivolumab. An interesting observation he shared was that the side effects seem to be slightly different in patients with melanoma compared to those with NSCLC.

CVS Purchase of Omnicare Fits the Long Term Care Trend: Kalorama

According to Kalorama Information, CVS Health Corporation's agreement of May 21 to acquire Omnicare for approximately $12.7 billion fits a prevailing trend in the healthcare industry – to seek to benefit from an aging population. The U.S. long term care industry has experienced steady growth and this is expected to continue as the aging population increases demand for all forms of long term care...

Scientists Win $2.2 Million to Expand Study of Innovative Obesity Therapy

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UK law on consent finally embraces the prudent patient standard

The UK Supreme Court’s decision in the Montgomery case is a landmark judgment, establishing beyond doubt the court’s commitment to protecting patients’ right to self determination. 1 The judgment...


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