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[case_player][/case_player] Researchers at the University of British Columbia have created a synthetic heart valve that has the potential to reduce costs and improve efficiencies of surgical training programs. The synthetic material, made from a polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel, feels just like living human...
The New York Times reports on two studies new studies that have explored the prevalence of prescriptions for opioids for pregnant women. In the first study, published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers found that 1 in 5 Medicaid-enrolled women were prescribed an opioid during pregnancy and that...

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Survival After Colorectal Cancer Surgery Better with Peridural Analgesia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Peridural analgesia administered during colorectal cancer resection and postoperatively is associated with improved long-term survival rates, researchers in Germany report. “The present results are consistent with the theory that peridural analgesia may improve survival by...