Tag Archives: Patients

Dr Steven Fabes who has CYCLED around the globe treating patients in 73 countries

Intrepid Dr Steven Fabes has cycled 53,285 miles in the last six years  The adventurous medic swapped the London tube for a trusty bike in 2010 While camping he found black widow spiders and scorpions in his tent Along the way he sought out projects, charities and clinics to volunteer at By Becky Pemberton For Mailonline Published: 06:34 EST, 11 ...

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Patients Have Been ‘Waking Up’ During Surgery, Surprisingly Pain Isn’t The Worst Part Of The Experience

Surgeries can be a pretty nightmarish experience. The mere thought of being cut open and operated by a surgeon is enough for most people to cower in fear and seek alternative treatment methods. Now imagine “waking up” while a surgeon operates on you. Though it sounds horrific, the biggest-ever study of this phenomenon is shedding light on what such an ...

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Teen Invents Sock Device That Could Save Alzheimer’s Patients’ Lives

A 15-year-old boy won the Scientific American Science in Action Award via the Google Science Fair for inventing a simple device that could save the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Kenneth Schinozuka of New York received $ 50,000 in the contest for his invention of a wearable sensor that detects when an Alzheimer’s patient stands up. According ...

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Ebola Virus Outbreak: U.S. Nurses Say They Are Ill Prepared, Untrained To Handle Patients

American nurses say that they are untrained and unprepared to handle patients suffering from Ebola in emergency rooms across the country. Some of them have gone to their bosses, asking for more training and information on how to protect their families from developing the deadly disease. This contradicts statements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other ...

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Monkey Mind Control Could Lead to Treatment for Paralyzed Patients

Duke University researchers taught rhesus monkeys to control virtual arms with their minds. It’s an unusual path, but promising therapy for paralyzed patients may come from the work of monkeys. Researchers at Duke University conducted a study in which monkeys learned to control the movement of virtual arms by using just their brains. These findings could prove particularly useful for ...

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