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Yemen: Diphtheria Spreads as War and Blockade Leave Health System in Tatters
Yemen: Diphtheria Spreads as War and Blockade Leave Health System in Tatters
12/14/2017 1:25:15 PM
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to a suspected outbreak of diphtheria in  Yemen, where the disease has reemerged as the country’s health system is weakened by ongoing war and a blockade on essential goods.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Causes Long-Term Damage in Mice
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Causes Long-Term Damage in Mice
12/14/2017 10:49:52 AM
A new  Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology  study in mice found that mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) can precipitate not only acute damage but also a lifelong degenerative process.
Work-Related Asthma, Vaccines and Identifying Respiratory Irritants and Asthma Triggers
Work-Related Asthma, Vaccines and Identifying Respiratory Irritants and Asthma Triggers
12/14/2017 10:02:37 AM
Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released information about a study the agency conducted that examined work-related asthma and the percentage of those with the condition who have received the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine.
‘Gut feeling’ spurs doctor to re-examine evidence on urinary tract infections in patients with spinal cord injury
‘Gut feeling’ spurs doctor to re-examine evidence on urinary tract infections in patients with spinal cord injury
12/14/2017 2:27:47 AM
People with spinal cord injuries rely on catheters to empty their bladder. When a well-respected publication concluded that catheters could be reused without an increased risk of infection, it didn’t sit right with a Vancouver clinician and researcher.
Understanding the World of Emergency Medical Care
Understanding the World of Emergency Medical Care
12/13/2017 1:45:30 PM
Coming from a family that specializes in construction, Ken Barnett carves his own path by becoming an emergency medical technician (EMT) instead. In his book, Neck Deep, he shares his rich experience in the field of flight paramedics, giving readers a glimpse into the world of emergency personnel and their various sacrifices to save lives.
Social media trends can predict tipping points in vaccine scares
Social media trends can predict tipping points in vaccine scares
12/13/2017 3:34:02 AM
Analyzing trends on Twitter and Google can help predict vaccine scares that can lead to disease outbreaks, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
Philips expands its Population Health Management business with the acquisition of VitalHealth
Philips expands its Population Health Management business with the acquisition of VitalHealth
12/11/2017 4:31:11 PM
Royal Philips  (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has acquired VitalHealth, a leading provider of cloud-based population health management solutions for the delivery of personalized care outside of the hospital, for example, in regional care networks.
Shionogi Signs Strategic Digital Transformation Agreement with Accenture
Shionogi Signs Strategic Digital Transformation Agreement with Accenture
12/11/2017 2:59:51 PM
As part of the consulting agreement, Accenture will help Shionogi envision and develop the IT strategy and roadmap for its digital transformation initiative as the company accelerates its investments in cloud, cybersecurity and other digital technologies – which Accenture refers to as “New IT.” In addition, Accenture will help Shionogi enhance the digital talent and …
New assay may help predict which pancreatic lesions may become cancerous
New assay may help predict which pancreatic lesions may become cancerous
12/11/2017 1:42:40 PM
A  report  in  The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics  describes a new simple molecular test to detect chromosomal abnormalities—biomarkers known as telomere fusions—in pancreatic tumor specimens and pancreatic cyst fluids.
Tumors Heat Up: New method for more effective photothermal tumor therapy with infrared light
Tumors Heat Up: New method for more effective photothermal tumor therapy with infrared light
12/11/2017 1:38:59 PM
Nanorods made of bismuth sulfide kill tumor cells with heat when they are irradiated with near-infrared light (NIR). Chinese scientists are now making these weapons more powerful by remodeling the defect state of the nanorod crystal lattice by adding gold nanodots.
Fujifilm Exhibits Latest Advancements in Image Enhanced Endoscopy and ESD At NYSGE 2017
Fujifilm Exhibits Latest Advancements in Image Enhanced Endoscopy and ESD At NYSGE 2017
12/11/2017 9:53:33 AM
(Booth #400) – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc.,- Endoscopy, will feature its endoscopic imaging solutions at the 41st Annual New York Course of the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (NYSGE).
Phase 3 Study Evaluating IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) in Combination with Rituximab in Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia Met Primary Endpoint
Phase 3 Study Evaluating IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) in Combination with Rituximab in Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia Met Primary Endpoint
12/7/2017 2:48:29 PM
Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) announced that the Phase 3 iNNOVATE (PCYC-1127) study evaluating IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) in combination with rituximab (RITUXAN®) in relapsed/refractory and treatment-naïve patients with Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia (WM) successfully met its primary endpoint of progression-free survival (PFS).
Sanofi’s Toujeo® met main objective in head-to-head study versus insulin degludec
Sanofi’s Toujeo® met main objective in head-to-head study versus insulin degludec
12/7/2017 2:42:21 PM
Sanofi’s Toujeo®  met the primary study objective in the first large head-to-head clinical trial1, called BRIGHT study, comparing Toujeo with insulin degludec.
Novartis tender offer for Advanced Accelerator Applications commences
Novartis tender offer for Advanced Accelerator Applications commences
12/7/2017 2:33:39 PM
Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS) ("Novartis") today announced that its direct and indirect subsidiary, Novartis Groupe France S.A., a  société anonyme  organized under the laws of France ("Purchaser"), has commenced a cash tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding ordinary shares, nominal value EUR 0.10 per share (each, an "Ordinary Share" and, collectively, the "Ordinary …
Doctor Satyabrata Chatterjee Offering New Cardiology Services in London, Kentucky
Doctor Satyabrata Chatterjee Offering New Cardiology Services in London, Kentucky
12/7/2017 1:04:15 PM
Cardiovascular disease is among the top health problems in the world today with the number of deaths surpassing cancer-related mortality statistics. To address the growing need for specialists skilled in treating cardiovascular issues, Dr.
West and Central Africa left behind in Global HIV response
West and Central Africa left behind in Global HIV response
12/6/2017 12:26:41 PM
More than four decades into the HIV epidemic, four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy, and AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise, according to a new report released today.  While acknowledging progress in several areas, the report Step Up the Pace: Towards an …
New method helps identify causal mechanisms in depression
New method helps identify causal mechanisms in depression
12/6/2017 11:14:08 AM
People with major depressive disorder have alterations in the activity and connectivity of brain systems underlying reward and memory, according to a  new study  in  Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.
Cell Tissue Must Not Freeze! Polyproline, as a minimal antifreeze protein mimetic, protects cell monolayers from freeze damage
Cell Tissue Must Not Freeze! Polyproline, as a minimal antifreeze protein mimetic, protects cell monolayers from freeze damage
12/6/2017 10:45:31 AM
Nature has evolved sugars, amino acids, and special antifreeze proteins as cryoprotectants. People use organic solvents and synthetic polymers as additives to prevent cell cultures from freezing damage.
The U.S. Weight Loss Market in 2018 - Forecasts
The U.S. Weight Loss Market in 2018 - Forecasts
12/6/2017 9:51:42 AM
Dec. 6, 2017 --   Marketdata LLC, a leading publisher of “off-the-shelf” market research studies about service and healthcare industries since 1979, has tracked the weight loss market performance during 2017.
Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance Urge People to ‘Tune in to AFib, Take Note of Stroke Risk’
Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance Urge People to ‘Tune in to AFib, Take Note of Stroke Risk’
12/5/2017 5:36:34 PM
The Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance, the National Stroke Association and iHeartMedia today launched ‘Tune in to AFib, Take Note of Stroke Risk’ to educate the estimated nearly seven million Americans in 2017 living with atrial fibrillation (AFib) not caused by a heart valve problem about their increased risk of stroke.