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Dentsply Sirona reintroduces the CEREC ® MC Milling Unit to the U.S. market
The entry-level milling solution is available again as part of the U.S. CEREC product portfolio, offering an attractive and affordable path to digital dentistry and single-visit restorations CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 14, 2017- Dentsply Sirona announced today the reintroduction of the CEREC MC Milling Unit to the U.S. dental market.CEREC MC is ideal for practitioners who are interested in single- visit chairside inlays, onlays, and single-unit veneers and crowns. With the ability to wet grind and dry mill, dentists can use a vast array of chairside materials to produce single-unit restorations in one office visit.Used in c...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Pharmacoscopy improves therapy for relapsed blood cancer in a first clinical trial
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) 88.2 percent of patients receiving pharmacoscopy-guided treatment achieved partial or complete remission, compared to 23.5 percent to their own previous treatment. Further, the median progression-free survival increased four-fold. Retrospectively, pharmacoscopy also predicted the response of AML patients to first-line treatment with 90 percent accuracy. These results show that pharmacoscopy can assist decision-making of the responsible clinicians effectively and thus represent a powerful tool for practical precise and personalized medicine. (...
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UK researchers report breakthrough in fighting killer superbug
Treatment for the antibiotic resistant bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae could lie within the bodies ’ natural defences, according to researchers from the UK and Austria. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Participants from across Russia and beyond gather for the third Cochrane Workshop in Kazan
Cochrane Austria,Cochrane Russia, andCochrane Sweden joined forces to  deliver a truly International Cochrane event on evidence-based medicine, held in Kazan at the end of October. The successful workshop took place over two days and focused on review production software. It marked the third Cochrane workshop held in Russia to date.The Vice Rector for Innovation, Andrey Artemyev, officially opened the workshop and gave a warm welcome to participants on behalf of the Rector of Kazan Federal University, Ilshat Gafurov.The theme of the workshop was   'Cochrane systematic reviews: from protocol to review - logistics ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

West Pharma reveals new wearable SmartDose injectors
Credit: West West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST) unveiled two new wearable injectors today from its SmartDose drug delivery platform as part of the annual PDA Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices meeting in Vienna, Austria. West’s first-gen SmartDose device is a user-loaded injector designed to deliver high volumes of viscous drug products. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post West Pharma reveals new wearable SmartDose injectors appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. Source Type: news

FDA takes unprecedented step toward more efficient global pharmaceutical manufacturing inspections
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined the agency will recognize eight European drug regulatory authorities as capable of conducting inspections of manufacturing facilities that meet FDA requirements. The eight regulatory authorities found to be capable are those located in: Austria, Croatia, France, Italy, Malta, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 31, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bacterial toxins made in the gut
(Wiley) You get an infection, you are given penicillin--and then you could get hemorrhagic diarrhea. This rare but extremely unpleasant side reaction can be related to the enterotoxin tilivalline produced by a regular intestinal bacterium. Austrian scientists have now scrutinized the toxin's biosynthetic pathway and presented the results in the journal Angewandte Chemie. Their findings give important insights in the pathobiology of antibiotic side reactions and unveil the multifunctionality of bacterial toxins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 25, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

One in four women over 65 will be disabled by 2047
Researchers from the Wittgenstein Centre International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria found projected handicaps will be sufficiently severe to restrict daily activities. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Not just one node among many' - plural policing in a state-dominated context: the case of Austria - Terpstra J.
One of the most influential approaches in the study of plural policing is the concept of nodal governance of security. This approach is presented as an alternative to the dominant, state-centred model of policing. This paper tries to understand the plurali... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Boost for lipid research: Austrian researchers facilitate lipid data analysis
(Graz University of Technology) Illnesses such as cancer and multiple sclerosis may also be associated with lipids. Disorders are difficult to assess due to the diversity of lipids. Austrian scientists from Graz present a new tool for the analysis of lipids in Nature Methods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Global Campaign to Smoke Out Tobacco Firms from UN Body
A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 2017 (IPS)The world’s tobacco companies – which have been widely ostracized in the UN system – may be ousted from one of their last fortified strongholds in the United Nations: the International Labour Organization (ILO). A letter signed by nearly 200 public health organizations and labour rights groups worldwide is calling on the Governing Body of the Geneva-based UN agency to expel tobacco companies from its subsidiary membership.“Tobacco companies victimize fa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

‘Einstein of the Ocean’ Who Helped Surfers Catch the Perfect Waves Turns 100
This article originally appeared on TheConversation.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Spence and Shane Keating / The Conversation Tags: Uncategorized birthdays History Oceans onetime Science Surfing World War II Source Type: news

Flood of radioactivity in Europe may be coming from Russia, according to experts
(Natural News) Since the end of September, experts claim that there has been a spike in radioactivity detected in the air over Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France. Although scientists are still unaware of what is responsible for this increase, new calculations suggest that it originally came from somewhere within the southern Ural Mountains. Specifically,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austria is on the verge of electing a 31-year-old. Does his age matter? | Stefan Stern
World leaders seem to be getting younger. But whether youthful energy and verve can ever make up for lack of experience remains a vexed questionGrey power this is not. Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of the conservative Austrian People ’s Party (ÖVP),looks set to become the world ’s youngest head of government after Sunday’s elections. The country of elegantly dressed, respectably middle-aged ladies and gentlemen has handed the keys of the Mercedes to a fresh-faced kid.Kurz may look young but he is not a new figure on the Austrian political scene. Four years ago he was madeforeign minister. Cl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Stefan Stern Tags: Austria Europe World news Young people Society Politics UK news Ageing Science Source Type: news

Germ-free hatching eggs: An alternative to formaldehyde application
(Graz University of Technology) Hatching eggs in large-scale hatcheries are currently treated with formaldehyde to eliminate germs. Austrian researchers from TU Graz, acib and Roombiotic have now developed a natural alternative. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Usutu virus is back -- not only in blackbirds but also in humans
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) During 10 subsequent years no Usutu virus associated bird mortality was observed in Austria - contrary to neighboring Hungary. Last year Usutu virus was identified again in two blackbirds - and in 2017 already in sixteen songbirds. A research team of the Vetmeduni Vienna investigated the virus strains involved. In another study Usutu virus was demonstrated in seven human blood donations from eastern Austria, suggesting that human infections seem to be more frequent than previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sharing of science is most likely among male scientists
(University of Vienna) Even though science is becoming increasingly competitive, scientists are still very willing to share their work with colleagues. This is especially true for male scientists among each other and less so for females among each other or between the sexes. These patterns of sharing among scientists were discovered by a team of Austrian, Dutch and German researchers led by Jorg Massen of the University of Vienna. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The life-skills program Lions Quest in Austrian schools: implementation and outcomes - Matischek-Jauk M, Krammer G, Reicher H.
This article investigates the importance of implementation level for the effectiveness of the school-based life skills program Lions Quest in a sample of Austrian students (n = 363 from three schools; aged 9-15 at T1). A quasi-experimental pre- and post-te... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

There Are Better Ways to Mourn
On a crisp fall day in Vienna, Austria, I received a private tour of the crypt below Michaelerkirche (St. Michael’s Church). Bernard, the young Austrian man who led me down the steep stone staircase, had perfect English delivered in an inexplicably deep Southern accent. “Aye’ve been told my ax-sent is straynge be-fore,” he drawled, like a Confederate general. Bernard explained that during the Middle Ages, when the members of the Hapsburg court attended St. Michael’s, there was a cemetery located directly outside, in the courtyard. But, as so often happened in larger European cities, the cemete...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Caitlin Doughty Tags: Uncategorized Books Source Type: news

RH ÖN-KLINIKUM AG Diligently Presses Ahead with Digitalization
RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG is forging ahead with the implementation of its digitalization strategy and is launching a new collaboration with Austrian enterprise search and big data provider Mindbreeze, a subsidiary of the publicly listed Fabasoft AG. The clinic group will use Mindbreeze’s AI-based (artificial intelligence) search engine technology. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - September 28, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

The 30 Most Visited Cities in the World in 2017
This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alison Millington / Business Insider Tags: Uncategorized bi onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Record-breaking Dentsply Sirona World sets a new precedent for dental conferences
This was a fun meeting to attend and fantastic entertainment! MJDentsply Sirona World has concluded but the buzz surrounding the event continuesCHARLOTTE, NC (Sept. 20, 2017) –Dentsply Sirona World sold out weeks before the event launched on Thursday, Sept. 14, in Las Vegas and those who were lucky enough to attend experienced an event like no other in dentistryMore than 100 Breakout Sessions, inspiring General Sessions, unparalleled entertainment and exciting social activities solidified the event ’s reputation as the Ultimate Dental Meeting. Throughout the three-day event, guests attended the highest caliber ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 26, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

OncoQR ’s S-TIR vaccine technology helps induce killing of cancer cells
Austrian start-up OncoQR ML has confirmed that a single therapeutic vaccine based on its Specific Total Immune Remodeler (S-TIR) platform is capable of simultaneously inducing and activating the killing of tumour target expressing cells. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 22, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From the FDA’s clearance of Covalon’s film-drape to Bioventus launching its study, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA clears Covalon’s MediClear OTC surgical film-drape Covalon announced in a Sept. 21 press release that the FDA has cleared its MediClear PreOp to market in U.S. hospitals, clinic and directly to patients without a prescription. The MediClear PreOp is a breathable, transparent, self-adhesive, silicone barrier film-drape that can conform to a patient’s skin at a planned incision or insertion si...
Source: Mass Device - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Laboratory Instruments/Laboratory Supplies mHealth (Mobile Health) Research & Development Vascular Bioventus LLC Contego Medical Covalon Technologies Getinge Guerbe Source Type: news

Shockwave Medical touts Disrupt BTK lithoplasty system study results
Shockwave Medical today released results from the Disrupt below the knee study of its Shockwave Lithoplasty system designed to treat peripheral artery disease, touting low rates of residual stenosis and low vascular complications. Data from the study was presented at the annual Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. “Interventional procedures that involve moderate and severe calcium can be complex, unpredictable and costly. The previous Disrupt PAD Study demonstrated that Lithoplasty addresses many major concerns in the treatment of problematic calcium i...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular Shockwave Medical Source Type: news

Tumor-infiltrating B lymphocytes promote melanoma progression & resistance to therapy
(The Wistar Institute) In a multi-institutional collaborative study, scientists at The Wistar Institute and the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, have identified the role of tumor-infiltrating or tumor-associated B-cells ('TABs') in melanoma progression and resistance to targeted therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Opening day of Dentsply Sirona World exceeded expectations
After much anticipation, the first day of the second annual Ultimate Dental Meeting concluded with high praiseLas Vegas, N.V. (Sept. 15, 2017) –After months of anticipation, Dentsply Sirona World 2017 has officially begun! This three-day event is the industry ’s only educational festival, and those in attendance have now experienced the Dentsply Sirona difference.The day started with the magnificent Opening General Session. With a ballroom submerged in darkness, LED light dancers wowed the audience with incredible illusions and captivating choreography. Immediately following, Group Senior Vice President of the ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Five years of mandatory bicycle helmets for children in Austria - a post hoc evaluation (Safety-2016 abstract #246) - Bauer R, Steiner M, Robatsch K.
BACKGROUND In Austria, bicycle helmets have been mandatory on public roads for children under 12 years of age since May 31, 2011 (23rd amendment to the road safety act). The regulation was introduced as an awareness measure and is primarily designed to pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Preventive human rights monitoring in child and adolescent psychiatry and welfare institutions - Berger E, Paar C.
Since 1  July 2012 the Austrian Ombudsman Board (AOB) together with its six regional expert commissions form the so called "National Prevention Mechanism" implementing the UN Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or D... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The history of child and adolescent psychiatry in Austria : essay about a long development - Thun-Hohenstein L.
The history of child and adolescent psychiatry in Austria is very short - it was established first in 1975, finally it achieved the status of a seperate specialisation in 2007. In earlier years the name of this specialty was used under the guise of scienti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

RT educator unwraps secrets of Peruvian mummies
Move over Indiana Jones -- meet Julie Ostrowski, a radiologic technologist...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT, 3D printing bring Egyptian mummy back to life Rewriting history: CT diagnoses ancient cold case CT, MRI find atherosclerosis in mummy hearts How CT unraveled curiosities of King Tut Austrian study uses MDCT to uncover tale of 12 mummies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips Supports Global Transformation of Pathology with Two New Fully Digitized Labs in Austria
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, has announced the continued momentum of its cutting-edge pathology diagnostics with the successful transformation of two fully digital pathology labs in Austria. The Pathology Institute in Hall and the Pathology Institute at Tirol Kliniken Innsbruck have fully digitized their diagnostic process with Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution, (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - August 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

Radiologic technologist unwraps secrets of Peruvian mummies
Move over Indiana Jones -- meet Julie Ostrowski, a radiologic sciences instructor...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT, 3D printing bring Egyptian mummy back to life Rewriting history: CT diagnoses ancient cold case CT, MRI find atherosclerosis in mummy hearts How CT unraveled curiosities of King Tut Austrian study uses MDCT to uncover tale of 12 mummies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Development and implementation of Safe Schools in Austria our road to success (Safety-2016 abstract #233) - Distl S, Spitzer P, Brandmayr G, Stricker B.
BACKGROUND We initiated and designed Safe School Communities, developed structures for implementation and evaluation in close cooperation with two different types of schools: Lannach Primary School and Rein Secondary School. Description The first step ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Achievement of the Austrian school route maps and opportunities for further enhancement (Safety-2016 abstract #650) - Knowles D, Schneider F, Robatsch K.
Background Since 2002 each Austrian primary school can develop a school route map with the help of traffic experts. The purpose is to inform parents and students of traffic conditions around the school and the safest walking routes. Today about 300 maps ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Hiker Recounts Experience of Being Struck by Lightning
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — There was no rain, no rumbling, no sign of danger before the blinding flash and deafening bang of a lightning bolt threw Mathias Steinhuber to the ground, tore off his clothes and burned a gaping hole in his shoe. The 31-year-old Austrian teacher, an avid hiker, had just reached the 9,000-foot summit of a Northern California mountain range ahead of his companions when he raised his arms for a picture and was struck in the back of the head. The electricity shot through his body and exited through his foot, and he was too stunned to know what had happened. "It was like in a dream," S...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 25, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Olga R. Rodriguez and Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Hiker Recounts Experience of Being Struck by Lightning
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — There was no rain, no rumbling, no sign of danger before the blinding flash and deafening bang of a lightning bolt threw Mathias Steinhuber to the ground, tore off his clothes and burned a gaping hole in his shoe. The 31-year-old Austrian teacher, an avid hiker, had just reached the 9,000-foot summit of a Northern California mountain range ahead of his companions when he raised his arms for a picture and was struck in the back of the head. The electricity shot through his body and exited through his foot, and he was too stunned to know what had happened. "It was like in a dream," S...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 25, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Olga R. Rodriguez and Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Mudslide in Switzerland Leaves 8 Missing
GENEVA (AP) — Rescue workers used a helicopter and dogs to search for at least eight people still unaccounted for in a Swiss Alpine valley on Thursday, a day after a mudslide and rockslide hit a small village near the Italian border. The village of Bondo, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Milan, has been evacuated. The slide Wednesday morning sent about 4 million cubic meters (140 million cubic feet) of material crashing down, causing an impact equivalent to 3.0 on the Richter scale, senior police official Andrea Mittner said. Police in Graubuenden canton (state) said buildings were damaged, and images from t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Getinge launches Biotronik ’ s Pulsar-18 SES in the US
Getinge (PINK:GETI B) said today it launched Biotronik‘s Pulsar-18 self-expanding stent in the US, operating as Biotronik’s distributor in the region for its portfolio of peripheral artery disease devices. Biotronik claims that the Pulsar-18, which won FDA clearance in March, is the only approved superficial femoral artery self-expanding stent with a 4-French delivery system, which it said makes the device and associated procedures simple and more efficient. “As more patients are diagnosed with PAD due to our aging population, interventional and surgical teams need access to innovative, proven p...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Stents Biotronik Getinge Source Type: news

Gene variant activity is surprisingly variable between tissues
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Every tissue has its own pattern of active alleles, a large-scale study led by an international team of scientists at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences has found. Researchers of the former group of Denise Barlow were able to show that the differential allele activity is regulated by tissue-specific, regulatory DNA elements known as enhancers - a process that could also be involved in many diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 18, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Austria orders recall of unapproved cancer drug
Austrian authorities have ordered a recall of a cancer medication that was put on the market without proper approval (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Austria finds some egg products contaminated with insecticide
VIENNA (Reuters) - Tests show that some imported egg products in Austria have been contaminated with a potentially harmful insecticide, Austria's food safety agency said on Monday, adding to the list of countries affected by an international health scare. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Austria finds some egg products contaminated with insecticide: ORF
VIENNA (Reuters) - Tests show that some imported egg products in Austria have been contaminated with a potentially harmful insecticide, a health ministry official told broadcaster ORF on Monday, adding to the list of countries affected by an international health scare. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Latest: 2 Austria firms recall eggs bound for eateries
Upper Austria's provincial government says two companies have recalled eggs possibly tainted with Fipronil and food control agents are conducting additional spot checks of eggs for evidence of the insecticide (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Novocure wins Austrian reimbursement for Optune
Novocure (NSDQ:NVCR) said today it won reimbursement across Austria for its Optune tumor treating fields delivery system designed for treating newly diagnosed glioblastoma. The St. Helier, N.J.-based company said it inked a contract with the Federation of the Austrian Social Insurance Institutions to grant reimbursement across the country, and that all 18 Austrian insurance funds have agreed to participate in the contract. “This decision marks Novocure’s 1st national reimbursement for Optune, providing additional access to millions of people. Access to our therapy continues to grow, demonstrating health in...
Source: Mass Device - August 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology NovoCure Source Type: news

Erratum to: Cluster randomized evaluation of adolescent girls empowerment Programme (AGEP): study protocol - Hewett PC, Austrian K, Soler-Hampejsek E, Behrman JR, Bozzani F, Jackson-Hachonda NA.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Orexigen Therapeutics Announces Commercialization and Distributorship Arrangement with Cheplapharm Arzneimittel GmbH for Mysimba(TM) in Germany, France and Austria
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 7, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Orexigen Therapeutics Ireland Ltd., and Cheplapharm Arzneimittel GmbH have executed a distrib... Biopharmaceuticals, Distribution Orexigen Therapeutics, Cheplapharm, Mysimba (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Austria: Women with leak-prone breast implants compensated
An Austrian consumer watchdog says 69 women in the country who received leak-prone breast implants made by a French company have received 3,000 euros (over $3,550) each in damages (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

No gene is an island
(Institute of Science and Technology Austria) Genes do not exist in isolation. Like beads on a string, they sit next to each other on the chromosomes. So far, little has been known about how the position of a gene on a chromosome affects its evolution. A new study by Calin Guet and Magdalena Steinr ü ck at IST Austria shows that a gene's neighborhood can influence whether and how the activity of a gene changes. The study was published today in eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO Urges Govt ’s to Raise Taxes on Tobacco
Credit: IPSBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 2017 (IPS)Seven million people die each year from tobacco-related deaths, according to a new report published by the World Health Organisation today. Stressing the urgent need to curb deaths from smoking, Dr. Vinayak Prasad, the head of WHO’s tobacco control programme, told IPS that “countries have to monitor tobacco use and prevention policies at the best-level.”He mentioned the adoption of core policies, called MPOWER, to monitor and protect people from tobacco smoke. At the highest level of implementation of these policies, countries will have elimina...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Global Headlines Health Women's Health Source Type: news