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Monthly Archives: February, 2013


Source: LHSC CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics) is Canada’s national centre for developing and testing the next generation of minimally invasive surgical and interventional technologies and techniques, including … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

300,000+ Visits

PCO has surpassed 300 thousand visits since our 2010 debut. Thank you!

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

FDA Changing Course on Antibiotics in Livestock

Source: Jill U. Adams, Special to the Los Angeles Times The debate over the drug use in food animals continues as federal regulators tackle the issues of drug-resistance and shorter … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Gastric Emptying Study at UPMC

Source: UPMC: At Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, we believe parents and guardians can contribute to the success of this test and invite you to participate. Please read the … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Codeine After Tonsillectomy Dangerous, FDA Warns (Part 2 of 2)

Source: Kelly Fitzgerald / MNT  Ultra-rapid metabolizers of codeine have been identified before by regulatory authorities. In 2007, the FDA warned that nursing mothers who are ultra-rapid metabolizers of codeine should … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Codeine After Tonsillectomy Dangerous, FDA Warns (Part 1 of 2)

Source: Kelly Fitzgerald / MNT Medicines that contain codeine should not be used for pain relief in kids after a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy (surgery removing the tonsils or adenoids), because there is … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Maternal Obesity May Alter Fetal Brain

Source: Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today SAN FRANCISCO — Having an obese mother may alter early fetal brain development, a gene expression analysis suggested. Second trimester amniotic fluid showed … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment