What is computed tomography?
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Computed tomography (CT) is one of the most widely used imaging studies after x-ray imaging and the two technologies use similar mechanisms when producing the images. However, the CT images are far more superior in terms of clarity and the descriptiveness while it is characterized...
By: Lovelin Paul
Implants can be defined as objects or material which is inserted or grafted into the body for therapeutic, prosthetic, diagnostic and experimental purposes. A variety of materials, such as stainless steel and titanium, have been used for years for implants. The recent technical advancement in...
How biodegradable joint implants work
By: Bobby Scott
According to the Finland University of Technology (TUT), biodegradable implants are made from a substance called polyactide copolymer. It is mostly used in operations on the fingers and toes. This implant helps the bone grow tissue, and then it disappears. This biodegradable implant is also...
How biodegradable joint implants work
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
In surgical practice, joint implants are usually metallic objects made out of strong and light material such as titanium, which are built to last more than a decade. These implants can take over the functioning of damaged bone ends or cartilages and allow people to...
By: Lovelin Paul
Biodegradable implants are those implants that degenerate with time, along with the healing process facilitating the healing and regeneration of tissues more than the conventional implants. Implants made of materials such as titanium, stainless steel and cobalt chrome have been used for years, but the...
How electric shock could cure headaches
By: Terrence Aym
A startling new therapy that significantly relieves chronic headaches has been discovered: electric shocks.Scientists say the breakthrough treatment—that has no adverse side effects—floods s headache sufferer's body with natural painkillers that have similar properties to powerful opiates including the universally used drug...
Liquid drops could replace allergy shots
By: John Atchison
Folks on the East Coast and in the Midwest might disagree, but Spring is just about in the air. The temperatures will begin to warm up and the sour dispositions brought out by the cold will begin to recede. The world will become a happy...
By: Robin Lamb
A young doctorate student from MIT has devised a technology for customizing prosthetics which could benefit amputees all over the world. Prosthetic limbs which are not fitted precisely can be a major source of discomfort for amputees, but David Sengeh, 26, hopes that by loading...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Today there is a variety of magnetic bracelets to choose from, and these bracelets are used as natural remedies for many different ailments and illnesses. One such bracelet is called the Linx Device. This is a medical device which is fitted by a specialist by...
A look at magnetic bracelets for heartburn remedy
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The use of magnetic bracelets has become a fashion in many cultures although it has been used for many decades as part of a treatment process known as "magnetic therapy." Being a pseudoscience, there is no scientific evidence to suggest whether these devices are...

 

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