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  Researchers advocate better access to angioplasty treatment

Photo of article New research from the United Kingdom has found that primary angioplasty does increase the survival rate of heart attack patients. The Imperial College London researchers said recent studies examining the role of specialist heart attack centres generated misleading results, because physicians tend to allocate the best care to high-risk patients. They have discovered that the lack of benefit indicated in clinical records is an outcome of the sickest patients being sent to the specialist centres, effectively skewing the data. The finding was recently presented in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

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Published: 29 November 2012


  Increase your activity for a healthier lifestyle

Photo of article People are increasingly leading a sedentary lifestyle that may lead to weight gain issues; efforts are being made across Europe to encourage people to become more active and as a result, healthier. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany have taken up the challenge and have now developed an interactive learning system that aims to encourage and motivate the user to move about more – but in a playful way. The researchers have combined a sensor mat with an activity monitor into a system that both children and adults can use to stay fit and learn at the same time. The highlight: the system records the intensity of the physical activity and immediately displays it.

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Published: 22 November 2012


  Transforming surgeries by reducing blood loss

Photo of article Having received approval to be sold in Europe and Canada, HemoSep is set to revolutionise the healthcare sector. HemoSep is a revolutionary surgical blood salvage technology which was developed at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in the United Kingdom. Its developers believe that it has the potential to radically transform the way major surgery is carried out by reducing blood loss in patients. This device essentially captures blood spilled during a patient's surgery and then transfuses it back to the patient. While similar devices exist, HemoSep differs in that it was designed to be extremely compact, widening its usage to trauma situations.

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Published: 21 September 2012



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