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Mayo Clinic unveils redesigned website

Mayo Clinic has launched its redesigned Arabic website, mayoclinic.org/arabic, which offers Arabic speakers easier access to important resources, like details for requesting an appointment, international services and patient testimonies.

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Mayo to hold trial for ALS stem cell therapy

  BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics said the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has agreed to conduct a clinical trial of the company's adult stem cell treatment for ALS.   The Mayo Clinic is the third leading

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Paper towels ‘more hygienic than hand dryers’

While drying skin is essential to staving off bacteria, paper towels were superior to driers, according to a hand-washing survey conducted by US-based Mayo Clinic. “Paper towels tend to dry hands more efficiently and contain

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Artificial pancreas ‘to ease diabetes burden’

An artificial pancreas that will deliver insulin automatically and with an individualized precision may free diabetics of the burden of finger pricks and daily insulin dosing, said experts. Endocrinologists Dr Yogish Kudva, and Dr Ananda B

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Mayo finds new test for pancreatic cancer

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in the US believe they have found a new way to test for pancreatic cancer. The procedure involves DNA testing of patients’ stool samples. The research was presented at the 2011 Digestive Disease Week conference,

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Belly fat ‘more risky’ than fat elsewhere

People with coronary artery disease who have even modest belly fat are at higher risk for death than people whose fat collects elsewhere, said a study. The effect was observed even in patients with a normal Body Mass Index (BMI), according

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Diabetes patients warned on summer risks

Patients with diabetes need to learn more about how to beat the heat by taking precautions when temperatures climb and humidity levels rise, said a report. Scorching spring and summer temperatures can cause potential problems for people wi

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Mayo Clinic uses laser to heat and destroy tumors

Physicians at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have successfully used a technique known as MRI-guided laser ablation to heat up and destroy kidney and liver tumors. So far, five patients have been successfully treated — meaning no visible tumo

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Sexual abuse cause of psychiatric disorders

A history of sexual abuse, regardless of the victim’s gender or age when the abuse occurred, correlates strongly with a lifetime diagnosis of multiple psychiatric disorders, said researchers. In the July issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings re

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