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Nutritious drink helps patients set for surgery

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Patients have long been told not to eat or drink for hours before surgery to avoid the risk of pulmonary aspiration, a condition wherein stomach contents are accidentally inhaled into the lungs.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Scientists find surgery, cancer use for mussels

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Mussels are displayed at a supermarket at the Kremlin-Bicetre, outside Paris. AFP FILE PHOTO/JOEL SAGET

Mussels secrete a powerful adhesive to hold tight on rocks swept by violent waves — and a synthetic version could prove critical for surgery and cancer treatment, researchers said Saturday.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

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