By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD,February 19, 2018 Google researchers along with those from its health technology subsidary Verily Life Sciences, have created a new way with which a person’s heart attack risk may be predicted. Their device looks at scans of the retina or the back layers and membranes of the eye and can then […]Continue Reading ...
WASHINGTON — A system for producing medically important technetium-99m isotopes within the U.S. without relying on highly enriched uranium as source material won FDA approval Thursday, the agency announced. Until now, Tc-99m isotopes — widely used in radiology as an imaging tracer — were available only from foreign suppliers. Since 2012, U.S. policy has been […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScFebruary 20, 2018 The charity Target Ovarian Cancer has warned of an “alarmingly low rate of awareness” among women that persistent bloating is a major symptom of ovarian cancer. Credit: siam.pukkato/ Shutterstock.com Out of 1,142 women across the UK who responded to a survey by YouGov, only 34% said they would visit […]Continue Reading ...
Note that some links may require subscriptions. In 2012, Glenn Chin headed a drug manufacturing operation in Massachusetts that caused a meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to eight years in prison. (Reuters) Wired reports on a startup that aims to do for clinical trials what “Kayak and Orbitz and […]Continue Reading ...
The FDA approved a third disease-modifying cystic fibrosis drug product from Vertex Pharmaceuticals to treat the underlying cause of the disease, the company announced Monday. To be sold as Symdeko, it’s a two-tablet product combining ivacaftor (Kalydeco) with a new agent called tezacaftor. One tablet, to be taken in the morning, contains both drugs; the […]Continue Reading ...
Regardless of what scope of obstetrics care you provide, a good OB wheel app is a must. With so many different OB apps available, which one should we use? OB Wheels is a redo of the venerable OB Wheel, an excellent medical app designed to assist providers in dating pregnancies and adjusting for sonographic data. […]Continue Reading ...
February 14, 2018 A trip to the dentist or orthodontist usually instills a sense of dread in most patients, and that’s before the exam even begins. Add to that the fear of oral surgery with a painful recovery, and many people will avoid these visits at all costs. Now, one group reports a pre-clinical study […]Continue Reading ...
BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — miRagen Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of RNA-targeted therapies, announced new interim data from its Phase 1 clinical trial of MRG-106 in patients with the mycosis fungoides (MF) form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). The data will be presented […]Continue Reading ...
Note that some links may require subscriptions. Reaction to Purdue’s promise to halt OxyContin marketing to prescribers: “20 years late” and “a little bit not honest.” (NPR) FDA advisory committees today will review a new indication for liposomal bupivacaine (Exparel) and a new hydrocodone product formulated with promethazine to limit nausea and vomiting. One lot […]Continue Reading ...
February 20, 2018 Trace amounts of pesticide can be detected in less than two hours Food scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) developed a rapid and highly sensitive screening technique capable of detecting minute amounts of pyrethroids in vegetables, a common type of synthetic pesticide applied on agricultural crops. The innovative strategy makes […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points A year-long, multi-faceted, school-based obesity intervention program for young children 5 – 6 years of age failed to produce any significant results 15 and 30 months post-intervention, in a U.K. study. Note that the year-long obesity intervention program had 4 main components: moderate to vigorous physical activity, cooking classes for students and parents […]Continue Reading ...
February 14, 2018 New research published in the journal Menopause found that climbing stairs helps lower blood pressure and strengthens leg muscles in postmenopausal women. Credit: Alfa Photostudio/Shutterstock.com The study findings were particularly relevant for postmenopausal women with estrogen deficiencies who are vulnerable to vascular and muscle problems. Though it is well known that exercise […]Continue Reading ...
Note that some links may require subscriptions. Under a new proposal, half of SNAP food benefits would be delivered as a standardized USDA Foods Package, consisting of shelf-stable, non-fresh foods. (The Washington Post) Excitable, inattentive, and questioning of authority: why certain behavioral traits lead to overdiagnosis of ADHD in children with high IQ. (Newsweek) Politics […]Continue Reading ...
Note that some links may require subscriptions. From the “I told you so” department: California officials are investigating statements by a former Aetna medical director that he never looked at patient records before approving or denying a claim. (CNN) Two members of New York’s State Assembly have called for child-resistant packaging for Tide laundry detergent […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Since its beginning more than 40 years ago when 500 patient consultations were conducted by interactive television, demand for telemedicine has continued to increase. Patients like the convenience and physicians know it can offer needed care to those who might not otherwise have access. A new position […]Continue Reading ...
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