New tool keeps orthopedic procedures on target

New tool keeps orthopedic procedures on target

Orthopedic procedures, such as hip and pelvic surgery, require the accurate positioning of a thin metallic wire to guide the positioning of a fixating screw. However, the surgical procedure is often hampered by deflection, bending and even breakage of the guide-wire, which then requires repair while complicating and prolonging the recovery of patients. To address this challenge, Prof. Meir Liebergall, head of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Hadassah Medical Center, partnered with a multidisciplinary…

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Men have ‘unrealistic expectations’ of sex after prostate surgery

Men have ‘unrealistic expectations’ of sex after prostate surgery

The treatment for prostate cancer can involve active surveillance, radiation, and removal of the gland, known as radical prostatectomy (RP). A survey of men who visited a sexual health clinic in the US following the removal of their prostate showed that they had “largely unrealistic expectations” of their sex lives after the procedure. The 336 men, with an average age of 64, who took part in the survey attended the health clinic three months after…

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Health card expired, leukemia patient faces death

Health card expired, leukemia patient faces death

Nowaday. the cost of health is very expensive. Djamilatou Maiga, a Montreal woman suffering from leukemia and could soon be facing death because her public health care card has expired. She come from Mali to Canada nine years ago and found about her illness in February 2012. Maiga requires emergency bone marrow transplant but as her health care card expired in January it couldn’t be use. To make worst, she cannot renew it because her…

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IVF Children May Have Higher Odds of Autism: Study

IVF Children May Have Higher Odds of Autism: Study

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children conceived through assisted reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization, are twice as likely to have autism as those conceived without assistance, a new study finds. But researchers only found an association, which may be explained by multiple births and other risks, not the infertility treatment itself, experts said. The study included nearly 6 million children born from 1997 to 2007. After taking into account factors such…

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