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You do NOT need to spend six weeks in a cast if you fracture your ankle – three weeks is plenty

You do NOT need to spend six weeks in a cast if you fracture your ankle – three weeks is plenty, researchers find Patients even have improved ankle mobility if just in a cast for three weeks   Less time in a plaster is easier for patients and could reduce treatment costs Immobilisation can cause stiffness,… Read More »

Immunotherapy: What you need to know

Not all that long ago, chemotherapy was the only option to treat most advanced (metastatic) cancers. Because these drugs work by destroying rapidly dividing cells, they harm some healthy cells — such as hair follicles — as well as cancer cells. In the past two decades, cancer treatment has been transformed by targeted drugs and… Read More »

Mobile app for pacemaker patients trims need for monitors

Medtronic is marketing a mobile app for patients with pacemakers that communicates with patients’ smartphones and tablet devices. The MyCareLink Heart app securely sends device data to the Medtronic CareLink network, which can eliminate the need for remote monitoring hardware, according to the vendor, which manufactures biomedical engineering devices and technology. “The mobile app is… Read More »