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Friday, June 12, 2015

Health Research: New drug triggers tissue regeneration ♦ Plasma makes wounds heal quicker ♦ Pedophiles more likely to have physical irregularities

Pedophiles more likely to have physical irregularities New research suggests pedophiles are more likely to have superficial facial flaws, known as Minor Physical Anomalies (MPAs). They are also more likely to be left-handed. She led an investigation into the prevalence and distribution of physical anomalies among men who are sent for sexological assessment. The study adds to a growing body of evidence that suggests pedophilia develops prenatally, around the same time that such physical flaws develop.
Plasma makes wounds heal quicker Many people suffer from skin disorders. Open wounds are a particularly acute problem, especially among the elderly. PlasmaDerm, a new medical technology solution, uses plasma to facilitate faster healing of wounds.
Clear, strong stimulation may help prevent apathy for persons with dementia Nursing home residents with dementia are less likely to be apathetic if they live in an appropriately stimulating environment, according to nursing researchers. Apathy is one of the most common neurobehavioral symptoms in dementia, with about 90 percent of older adults with dementia experiencing it
New drug triggers tissue regeneration: Faster regrowth and healing of damaged tissues The concept sounds like the stuff of science fiction: take a pill, and new tissues grow to replace damaged ones. Researchers have now announced steps toward turning this idea into reality. They have detailed how a new drug repaired damage to the colon, liver and bone marrow in animal models -- even saving mice who would have died in a bone marrow transplantation model.
Your phone knows how many steps you take per day, shouldn't your doctor? The rise of health apps has made it possible to chart your steps, heartbeat, and sleep patterns, but the availability of this constant stream of information has yet to reach patient electronic health records. In a commentary, researchers argue that these mobile devices could rapidly reshape the practice of medicine. The first steps though will be creating standards that can enforce cross-platform communications

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