Market for orthopedic extremity devices to hit $4.2 billion
The market for orthopedic extremity devices is expected to grow.

06/29/2012

A report compiled by the Millennium Research Group (MRG) indicates that by the year 2016, the market for orthopedic extremity devices will reach $4.2 billion. Continue reading

Oral asthma medications may not be tied to suicide risk
A class of oral medications for asthma may not be tied to increased risk of suicide attempts.

06/29/2012

Researchers from the University of Illinois, Chicago, discovered that leukotriene-modifying agents (LTMAs) may not increase patients’ risk of suicide attempts. Continue reading

Early diabetes intervention may benefit patients in the long run
Early and intense intervention in diabetes may preserve the body's ability to produce insulin.

06/28/2012

Researchers from the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center concluded that people who have type 2 diabetes would benefit in the long run if they initiate intensive therapy in the disease’s early stages. Continue reading

Tablet computers may interfere with shunts for hydrocephalus
Certain tablet computers may interfere with medical devices that are magnetically programmable.

06/28/2012

Parents and caregivers of children who have hydrocephalus need to be aware that the magnets contained in an iPad 2 or other tablet computers may interfere with the function of certain shunt devices to treat the disease. Continue reading

Most retirees feel confident about their ability to pay for healthcare
Most retirees feel confident about their ability to pay for healthcare.

06/27/2012

A survey conducted by Nationwide Financial found that nine out of 10 American retirees who own at least $250,000 in household assets are not worried about paying for healthcare beyond what Medicare covers. Continue reading

Gout is becoming more common in the U.S.
The incidence of gout in the U.S. is growing.

06/27/2012

The incidence of gout and hyperuricemia in the U.S. has grow significantly during the last 20 years. Continue reading

Benefits of brain stimulation for Parkinson’s level off after three years
Deep brain stimulation may effectively treat Parkinson's disease for about three years.

06/26/2012

Researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) concluded that deep brain stimulation (DBS) may be beneficial for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease for at least three years. Continue reading

Therapy with multiple cholesterol medications may be more effective than single statin
A regimen of multiple cholesterol drugs may be more effective than a single statin.

06/26/2012

Individuals who require medication for high cholesterol may benefit more from therapies that include multiple drugs rather than a single statin. Continue reading

Lifestyle factors – not aging – may influence men’s drop in testosterone
Different lifestyle factors may impact the testosterone levels of aging men.

06/25/2012

Scientists from Australia discovered that the customary drop in men’s testosterone levels over time may be the product of lifestyle factors such as weight gain and smoking behavior. Continue reading

Both individual influence and susceptibility may determine impact of social networking
Certain individuals are more influential than others on social networking sites.

06/25/2012

Researchers from New York University created a new method of measuring the influence of social networks. Continue reading