Non-surgical correction of infant ear deformities


A team of researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has improved a nonsurgical procedure that safely and effectively corrects newborn ear deformities in just two weeks – a drastically shorter period of time than previously reported.

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Mayo Clinic patient’s first impressions with bionic eye

Mayo Clinic: “Bionic Eye implant offer hope of restoring vision”

This is a breathtaking moment where a man can see his wife again after almost a decade.

Dr. Lezzi explains the procedure

Source: Mayo Clinic

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Promising lung cancer breath test device moves into clinical trials

Ground-breaking lung cancer breath test in clinical trial

University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals to evaluate revolutionary device which detects lung cancer in early stages
A clinical trial led by University of Leicester respiratory experts into a potentially ground-breaking ‘breath test’ to detect lung cancer is set to get underway at the Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.

It is hoped that the LuCID (Lung Cancer Indicator Detection) programme will lead to a non-invasive method of diagnosing lung cancer in the early stages.

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NASA treadmill at Bournemouth hospital helps injured walk

Lesley Kingsley and James CreaseyA treadmill using technology designed for astronauts is being used to help patients in Bournemouth.

It will be used to help people with leg injuries and disorders recover, as they can exercise without putting their whole body weight on their legs.

Patients with arthritis of the knee joint and some with lower back pain, are zipped into a sealed bag which is then pumped with air.

Their body weight is reduced by as much as 80% while they use they machine.

Source: BBC

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