Herbology is the Chinese art of combining medicinal herbs. Herbology is traditionally one of the more important modalities utilized in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Each herbal medicine prescription is a cocktail of many herbs tailored to the individual patient.

New Imaging Technique May Enhance Accuracy of Cancer Surgery

Use of a chemofluorescence technique may allow surgeons to visualize, in real time, cancerous tissue, thereby increasing the precision of their resections, according to animal study findings presented Tuesday at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia.

Combination of Severe Depression and Antidepressant Use Impairs Driving Ability

A combination of severe depression and antidepressant use may impair driving ability, new research suggests. In a study presented here at the American Psychological Association 116th Annual Convention, researchers from the University of North Dakota found individuals with severe depression who were taking antidepressants had reduced concentration and slower reaction times behind the wheel than […]

FDA Warns About Injection Site Reactions With Naltrexone

Injectable, extended-release naltrexone (Vivitrol, Cephalon), used for the treatment of alcohol dependence, has been linked to adverse injection-site reactions, some requiring surgery, according to a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory notice to healthcare professionals released yesterday.

Levitronix CentriMag Extracorporeal Blood Pumping System

Levitronix CentriMag Extracorporeal Blood Pumping System: CentriMag Primary Console (with v200 Application Software) Audience: Cardiothoracic healthcare professionals, perfusionists, hospital risk managers, biomedical engineers

SIDS Risk Higher in Infants of HIV-Positive Women Who Use Opiates

Risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is 69 times higher for babies of HIV-positive women who used opiates during pregnancy than in the general population of similarly aged infants, Swiss researchers report in the November issue of the Archives of the Disease in Childhood. Increased SIDS risk did not appear to be mediated by […]

FDA Approvals: KINRIX and Metvixia

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a combination vaccine that offers protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and polio in a single shot; and the use of methyl aminolevulinate 16.8% cream with a narrow-band, red-light device equipped with light-emitting diodes for the treatment of actinic keratoses.