Artificial Mesh and its Application in Surgery

Posted on 02/21/2012 08:13:14 AM

The advancement of medical inventions is evident as time passes. But patients who have had stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are still dwelling on a few options of treatment. In fact, the results of the September 2011 FDA advisory committee meeting on vaginal mesh explained that only a narrow improvement ...

Super Foods: Blueberry

Posted on 02/21/2012 01:13:06 AM

Blueberries contain high levels of pterostilbene, anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, resveratrol, flavonols, and tannins, with higher levels in wild species. These all inhibit mechanisms of cancer cell development, inflammation and some diseases. The anthocyanins cause blood vessels to relax and increase ...

February Is National Heart Disease Awareness Month

Posted on 02/18/2012 03:36:46 PM

Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. It’s the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S. There is a wide range of symptoms associated with a heart attack. Symptoms do not always include distinct chest pain, especially in women. They can be subtle ...

Aspartame - Sweet Misery, A Poisoned World

Posted on 02/18/2012 03:13:14 PM

  This documentary discusses the dangers of Aspartame and MSG, the flavour enhancers that are linked to the increase in brain cancer and brain disorders, and many other degenerative diseases.    The narrator, Cori Brackett recovered from MS (Multiple Sclerosis) following the removal ...

6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World - Paul Stamets Talk, Lecture, Documentary

Posted on 02/18/2012 03:01:25 PM

Mycologist Paul Stamets lists 6 ways the mycelium fungus can help save the universe: cleaning polluted soil, making insecticides, treating smallpox and even flu.Entrepreneurial mycologist Paul Stamets seeks to rescue the study of mushrooms from forest gourmets and psychedelic warlords. The focus of Stamets' ...

The Hip Recall Move by DePuy Orthopaedics

Posted on 02/17/2012 10:20:38 AM

As described by a US Food and Drug Administration advisory, the recall of the device does not necessarily mean removal or replacement. A recall sometimes requires only frequent and closer monitoring. The withdrawal of a hip system may be attributed to several reasons. You and your physician must have ...

Vaginal Wall Prolapse: The Diagnosis

Posted on 02/17/2012 08:56:23 AM

Since the problems related to genital prolapse have started to bother the public, surgical mesh manufacturing was approved even when these devices have not been clinically tested on human subjects first. In the absence of clinical trials, many women are wondering if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

Vaginal Mesh and its Side Effects

Posted on 02/16/2012 08:43:52 AM

What is vaginal mesh and what are its adverse effects?   A semi-permeable device called transvaginal mesh is implanted by a physician through surgery in the vaginal wall of a woman to serve as a support structure to keep her damaged tissues and internal organs in place. The implantation is intended ...

J&J Reimbursements for Hip Recall Patients

Posted on 02/15/2012 12:55:15 PM

Over a year ago, DePuy Orthopaedics ordered a voluntary recall on its ASR hip system. After looking into escalating concerns on the safety and effectiveness of the device, the company issued a recall order. A significant amount has been released by the company for the recall. According to recent reports, ...

FDA Assumes new Method for Hip Recall

Posted on 02/15/2012 08:45:29 AM

On August 24, 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics issued a voluntary recall on its ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. This decision was also heeded by the US Food and Drug Administration. A senior FDA official urges smart regulation in the wake of the DePuy recall. The recall was voluntarily ...



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