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Hamstring grafts prove more effective in ACL knee reconstruction, study says

SAN DIEGO, CA - Patients receiving anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee reconstruction with a hamstring tendon graft rather than a knee tendon graft were less likely to suffer from pain and mobility issues15 years after surgery, say researchers pre...

1 person of 1,900 met AHA’s definition of ideal heart health,...

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 18 -- Only one out of more than 1,900 people evaluated met the American Heart Association (AHA) definition of ideal cardiovascular health, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medi...

New study finds 9,500 ED visits related to cribs, playpens and...

Parents and caregivers have traditionally relied on cribs, playpens and bassinets to protect children while they sleep. The massive crib recalls followed by the announcement in December 2010 by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (...

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2011 Annual Meeting tip sheet

Treating Hip Fractures Delaying Hip Fracture Surgery Appears Detrimental (Embargo: February 15) Reduction of wait time encouraged for both economic and humanitarian reasons Patients who wait more than 36 hours for surgery to correct a hip frac...

Total knee replacement patients functioning well after 20 years

Most patients who undergo total knee replacement (TKR) are age 60 to 80. More than 90 percent of these individuals experience a dramatic reduction in knee pain and a significant improvement in the ability to perform common activities. However ques...

A billion tons of biomass a viable goal, but at high...

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A new study from the University of Illinois concludes that very high biomass prices would be needed in order to meet the ambitious goal of replacing 30 percent of petroleum consumption in the U.S. with biofuels by 2030. A...

Health care spending: Study shows high imaging costs for defensive purposes

Nearly 35 percent of all the imaging costs ordered for 2,068 orthopaedic patient encounters in Pennsylvania were ordered for defensive purposes, according to a new study presented today at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaed...

Scientists discover cell of origin for childhood muscle cancer

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital have defined the cell of origin for a kind of cancer called sarcoma. In a study published today as the Featured Article in the journal Cancer Cell,...

Rising seas will affect major US coastal cities by 2100

Rising sea levels could threaten an average of 9 percent of the land within 180 U.S. coastal cities by 2100, according to new research led by University of Arizona scientists. The Gulf and southern Atlantic coasts will be particularly hard hi...

In online dating, blacks more open to romancing whites than vice...

Has Valentine's Day become post-racial? Not yet, it seems. New research from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that when it comes to dating, cyberspace is as segregated as the real world. Data gathered from more than 1 million profi...

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