Dentistry

Japan tooth patch could be end of decay

Scientists in Japan have created a microscopically thin film that can coat individual teeth to prevent decay or to make them appear whiter, the chief researcher said.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What works best against varicose veins?

More than 40 million Americans suffer from varicose veins, which can be both unsightly and painful, but the best way to get rid of them hasn't been clear.

Oncology & Cancer

Skin cancer may develop during laser removal of tattoo

(HealthDay)—Malignant melanoma may develop on a preexisting nevus within a tattoo that is being removed with laser therapy, according to a case report published online July 31 in JAMA Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hand-held device cheaply, quickly diagnosis malaria

A Case Western Reserve University student-led startup aimed at saving lives through faster, better and cheaper malaria diagnosis won the 2013 LaunchTown Entrepreneurship Business Idea Competition at the University of Akron ...

Medical research

Laser thermal therapy ends patient’s seizures

After suffering from uncontrollable epileptic seizures for more than 15 years, a new laser therapy has given a 48-year-old Houston-area woman a life without seizures.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fractional, ablative er:YAG laser akin for skin resurfacing

(HealthDay)—Multiple sessions of fractional laser treatment with erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) for facial resurfacing are comparable to a single ablative Er:YAG laser treatment, according to a small study published ...

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