Common antibiotic can safely be given to most surgery patients despite penicillin allergy

Most surgical patients with a history of penicillin allergy can safely be given the guideline-recommended antibiotic cefazolin to prevent infection instead of several penicillin alternatives that are less effective and more expensive, according to a study conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Porto in […]

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Research breakthrough could see simple blood test replace surgery for some brain tumour patients

A research breakthrough shows that a simple blood test could reduce, or in some cases replace, the need for intrusive surgery when determining the best course of treatment for patients with a specific type of brain tumor. Researchers at the Brain Tumor Research Center of Excellence at the University of Plymouth have discovered a biomarker […]

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Cambodian study assesses 3D scanning technologies for prosthetic limb design

Cutting-edge 3D scanners have been put to the test by researchers from the University of Southampton and partners Exceed Worldwide to help increase the quality and quantity of prosthetics services around the world. The study carried out within the People Powered Prosthetics research group compared plaster-casts and 3D scans for prosthetic limb users in Cambodia […]

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Study exposes muscle mania stronghold on Australian young people

A world-first study has revealed that muscle dysmorphia (MD) is more common in Australian young people than other obsessive compulsive and eating disorders. Researchers from Western Sydney University analyzed data from the 2017 EveryBODY study—a population-based survey of eating and body image disorders—to investigate and report on the prevalence of MD. The results, published in […]

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