March 2016

The Sterile Box is a complete drop-in sterilization system designed to be transported anywhere in the world. This could offer critical advantage to medical care in low-resource and post-disaster settings and for developing countries where surgical-site infections are 9 times higher than developing countries.  Click here to read more.

New techniques allow the stem cells already in the patients’ eyes to regrow lenses. The procedures are safer with more predictable outcomes and faster healing time. The success of this approach has great implications for other regenerative therapies which use stem cells and the power of our own bodies to repair and heal. Click here to read more.

Recent research has advanced the understanding of the biological relationship between 2 major public health problems: Type 2 Diabetes and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) appears to improve glycemic control in patients with Sleep Apnea and Type 2 diabetes and offers cardiac benefits as well. Click here to read more.

Thinkers and innovators open the gates to scientific and medical advancement. Medical News Today offers an appreciation of the contributions made through history and of those showing great promise for the future. They contacted many remarkable people who are the innovators today, and part of this dynamic process, to answer what medical innovation, past, present or future, fascinates them the most and why they rate it so highly. Click here to read more.

Recent findings by the University of Florida Health researchers could lead to the development of a supplement that patients could take orally to prevent cavities.  A new strain of bacteria in the mouth has been identified that may keep cavity-forming bacteria in check and ultimately lead to preventing cavities by taking probiotics. Click here to read more.

Being overweight and obese is a major cause of preventable illnesses and death. Healthy choices are being undermined by the marketing for junk foods and sweet drinks that are high in fat and sugar, cheap and all too accessible. To have the best chance for a healthier life and avert health crises for ourselves and our children, governments may need to step in to form comprehensive strategies to reduce the amount of fat and sugar consumed. Click here to read more. 

Concerns are growing. Mosquitoes and local transmissions continue to spread globally. The World Health Organization confirms that, in the last 2 months, the Zika virus has appeared in an additional 21 countries via local transmission as opposed to infections of travelers returning home.  The vector mosquito now resides in and affects 52 countries. Click here to read more

Awareness saves lives! Breast cancer is NOT for “Women Only.” The biggest risk is ignorance and detection is tantamount to beating it. Though rare, more men die of the disease than women with breast cancer. Dedicated to male breast cancer education and advocacy, please visit the John W. Nick Foundation website, Click here to read more

Medical treatment options are not One-Size-Fits All!  Fundamental gender and sex differences are risk factors crucial to providing more effective healthcare and critical for optimum health. Click here to read more.

It is shocking, and scary, to experience or watch a loved one go from an independent, vibrant individual to being dependent due to Alzheimer’s disease. No one wants to lose one’s mind, but ignoring the symptoms delays treatment, delays hope and delays the fight for a cure. Click here to read more.