Saturday, December 19, 2015

American Council on Science and Health

Improved Wound Treatment, Direct from the Battlefield
A medical device developed to control serious bleeding from wounds suffered on the battlefield will now be available for civilians. The FDA has approved XSTAT30, which will give those with traumatic injuries — say from a car accident — a better chance of reaching a hospital before their condition worsens. Read more

Live Long (and Prosper) Even if Unhappy, Study Says
A new, large UK study attempted to discern whether those who are unhappy are more vulnerable to ill health and a shorter lifespan. In fact, the study found that while poor health does often lead to unhappiness, there was no evidence for the converse: unhappiness did not lead to poorer health outcomes. Read more

New Clues to Help Reduce Transplant Rejection
In a study published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers have been able to identify a discrete mechanism using mice that may provide some hope in reducing the risk of transplant rejection. Read more

Distracted Walkers: Not Just A Problem For The Empire
More and more Americans are sustaining injuries from collisions caused by distracted walkers. A problem that was once unique to the Galactic Empire as now found its way into our galaxy.Read more

Pain Relief by Patch, not Pill
If you ever had a headache or muscle pull, chances are you've reached for the Motrin or Advil. For most, that's a very common pain-relief solution. But since ibuprofen is consumed orally, that can cause some to suffer upset stomachs. As an alternative, researchers are developing an ibuprofen patch. Read more

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