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NBC News reports that "U.S. headache sufferers are racking up nearly a $1 billion a year on brain scans — and the vast majority of them are probably unnecessary." The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that "about one in every eight visits to a doctor for an uncomplicated headache or...
"Staar Surgical Co said an independent advisory panel to the FDA recommended marketing approval for its implantable lens, bringing it closer to a long-awaited U.S. launch and sending the company's shares up 27 percent," according to an article published by Reuters. The Visian Toric implantable lens "can...
Back pain is a significant problem in America. In 2010, more than 10 million people experienced back pain. More than 200,000 of these patients are diagnosed with a herniated disc. A new study, published in The Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, found that the estimated average annual...