FDA approves implant designed to treat obesity 01/14/2015 17:42WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have approved an appetite-suppressing implant designed to treat obesity by zapping nerves that connect the stomach and the brain. The system, which is the first obesity device approved by the FDA since 2007, includes a rechargeable electrical pulse generator, wire leads and electrodes implanted surgically into the abdomen...
Hospital-acquired infection rates declining01/14/2015 15:29CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. hospitals have made strides in cutting the rates of hospital-acquired infections caused by the deadly superbugs MRSA and C. difficile, but officials say more work is needed to reduce infections, which affect 1 in 25 patients each day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Wednesday showed that hospitals have cut down on infections caused by medical mistakes and bacteria...
Ramdev is Haryana's brand ambassador01/14/2015 13:15 Haryana has shown interest in joining hands with Ramdev and his Patanjali Yogpeeth trust to promote yoga and Ayurveda and announced the yog guru as the brand ambassador of the state. Health Minister Anil Vij, who met Ramdev at his ashram in Haridwar Thursday, said the state government had urged Ramdev to be brand ambassador for Haryana and he had agreed...
Pain drug to be prescription-only01/14/2015 11:05People who have been prescribed diclofenac by a doctor should continue to take their medicine as instructed. 14 January 2015 — People will no longer be able to buy diclofenac tablets, used for pain and inflammation, from pharmacies without a prescription from their doctor. Diclofenac tablets, used to treat pain and inflammation, will no longer be available to patients without a prescription due to the small risk of heart problems...
LV Prasad Eye Institute performs 20000 corneal transplants01/14/2015 09:48L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) has created history in the field of Corneal Transplantation by becoming the first Institute ever in the world to achieve 20,000 corneal transplants across its network. LVPEI founder and chairman Gullapalli N. Rao said the best of eye institutions located in the US and across the world were nowhere near this record figure of 20,000 corneal transplants, which the Hyderabad institute accomplished Jan 6...