AHA News: A Decade After Her Baby's Heart Surgery, a Surgeon Fixed the Same Problem in Her Heart
MONDAY, March 27, 2023 (American Heart Association News) -- Cynthia Felix Jeffers was a baby when her 12-day-old sister died from a congenital heart defect. She was 22 when her brother, a week shy of 20, died from the same condition. Cynthia,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Real-World Data Analyses Show Greater Treatment Persistence Than IL-17s in Both Bio-naïve and Bio-experienced Patients Living With Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, March 17, 2023 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new data, showing that initiation of TREMFYA® (guselkumab) was associated with greater treatment persistencea compared to secukinumab or ixekizumab in bio-naïve and bio-experienced patientsb living with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (PsO), based on pairwise analysesc of real-world data.[1],[2] Additionally, in a post-hoc analysis of Phase 3 VOYAGE 2 clinical trial results, TREMFYA demonstrated durable clinical efficacy, itch relief and quality-of-life improvements in patients living with scal...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 17, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

Family 'broken' as baby has four heart defects, two rare conditions and Covid
It has now been seven weeks since Albie had his first open heart surgery and things are still difficult for the family (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EPA To Crack Down on Toxic PFAS ‘ Forever Chemicals ’ in Drinking Water
The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed limiting the amount of harmful “forever chemicals” in drinking water to the lowest level that tests can detect, a long-awaited protection the agency said will save thousands of lives and prevent serious illnesses, including cancer. The plan marks the first time the EPA has proposed regulating a toxic group of compounds that are widespread, dangerous and expensive to remove from water. PFAS, or per- and polyfluorinated substances, don’t degrade in the environment and are linked to a broad range of health issues, including low birthweight babies and ki...
Source: TIME: Science - March 14, 2023 Category: Science Authors: MICHAEL PHILLIS and MATTHEW DALY / AP Tags: Uncategorized Environmental Health healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

How Does Ebstein ’ s Anomaly Present?
Discussion Ebstein’s anomaly (EA) accounts for about 0.3-0.5% of all congenital heart disease and about 40% of all tricuspid valve (TV) pathologies. It was first described by Dr. William Ebstein in 1866. In EA’s simplest form, the TV is displaced inferiorly from the normal hinge points into the right ventricle (RV). This is caused by delamination of both the septal and mural leaflets and they usually form a combined leaflet which can be more adherent to the RV. These anatomical changes causes poor movement of the leaflet(s) and tricuspid regurgitation. Displacement inferiorly can cause decreased RV capacity and...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 13, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Babies Born By C-Section Make Up for Lost Microbes
After nine months spent as a growing life in someone else’s body, the second a baby is born, they begin growing life in their own body: colonies of tiny bacterial cells ready to begin populating a baby’s gut microbiome. This microbial starter pack is a sort of going-away present from the mother’s body, acquired by a baby on the journey from the uterus through the birth canal. As a baby grows, their internal ecosystem becomes more complex, until eventually they’ve developed the robust bacterial diversity that allows the gut and other microbial havens to regulate and protect immunity and so many other...
Source: TIME: Health - March 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haley Weiss Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Research Source Type: news

New VOYAGER PAD Analysis Confirms Consistent Benefit of XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Plus Aspirin Following Lower Extremity Revascularization (LER)
TITUSVILLE, NJ, March 5, 2023 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced data from a new prespecified analysis from the Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD clinical trial reinforcing the benefits of the XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily plus aspirin 100 mg once daily) over standard of care (aspirin alone), demonstrating consistent benefit at 30 days, 90 days and up to three years following LER in patients with PAD. Lower extremity revascularization, also called peripheral revascularization, is a procedure that restores blood flow in blocked arteries or veins. This analysis of ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 5, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

Hearts melt as golden retriever tries to copy baby by using toy as pacifier
A dog named Winnie pretending to carry a pacifier apparently because the owner's baby has one has left the internet in stitches. In the clip shared on TikTok on Monday by the dog's owner, under the username Whitneyselbo, the golden retriever can be seen sitting on the sofa with her owner as it…#winnie #tiktok #pdsa #unitedkingdom #og #speechbird21 #meandthehoneybees #brittneywilliams #allieb (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New STELARA ® (ustekinumab) Long-Term Data Support its Established Safety Profile in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Durable Efficacy in Ulcerative Colitis
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, March 4, 2023 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced final pooled long-term safety results for STELARA® (ustekinumab) through five years in adults with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease (CD) and four years in adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC), as well as final four-year clinical and endoscopic outcomes from the UNIFI long-term extension (LTE) study evaluating the efficacy of STELARA for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active UC.1,2 These data are a part of Janssen’s 22 oral and poster ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 4, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Demonstrates a Differentiated Binding Mechanism from Risankizumab in In Vitro Studies
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, March 3, 2023 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced additional results from in vitro MODIF-Y studies, which continue to support a hypothesis that not all IL-23 inhibitors are the same by demonstrating a differentiated binding mechanism for TREMFYA® (guselkumab) from risankizumab. Findings show that guselkumab is able to dose-dependently bind to CD64+a myeloid cells,1 the predominant source of IL-23-driven inflammation in the gut.2,b Data comprise one of Janssen’s 22 oral and poster presentations at the 18th Congress of the European Crohn’s and Col...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 3, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

Your Houseplants Have Some Powerful Health Benefits
Every morning, I spring out of bed, eager to check on my housemates: Alvin the monstera albo, Allison the other albo, Dominic the philodendron domesticum variegated, and Connie the Thai constellation monstera. Yes, my vegetal friends all have names—which you understand if you’re a plant person, too. Collecting and caring for houseplants boomed in popularity during the pandemic, especially among younger adults who often don’t have abundant outdoor space. Americans spent $8.5 billion more on gardening-related items in 2020 than in 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Vibrant communities blossomed on s...
Source: TIME: Health - March 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angela Haupt Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Research Wellbeing Source Type: news

Curious cat trying to touch newborn baby through the crib bars melts hearts
A curious cat has stolen hearts online after being caught befriending a newborn by trying to touch the infant through the bars of the crib. In a viral TikTok video, the cat can be seen standing on its back feet and extending a paw through the bars as it tries to reach the child. The cat's…#tiktok #loathecat #wendydiamond #animalfairmedia #diamond (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistan ’s Free Healthcare Insurance Benefits Women, Poor
Universal Health Care priorities in Pakistan have been boosted by free healthcare insurance for the poor. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Ashfaq YusufzaiPESHAWAR, Feb 22 2023 (IPS) A free health insurance initiative started in Pakistan has benefited poor patients, especially women who have outnumbered men in using the cashless health services under the Sehat Card Plus programme. “The initiative is in line with the ICPD25 Programme of Action, under which 4.5 million people have received free services, with 62 percent of them women. In the last three years, we have been able to cut down maternal mortality rate from 186 d...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 22, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ashfaq Yusufzai Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population TerraViva United Nations Women's Health IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Pakistan Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Pregnancy and the heart
Pregnancy can be an exciting, happy time. It also can be an anxious time, especially if you have an underlying health problem, such as heart disease. February is American Heart Month, which makes this a good time to learn about heart conditions and pregnancy. Pregnancy stresses your heart and circulatory system. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases by 30% to 50% to nourish your growing baby. This makes your heart pump more blood each minute and… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 17, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Florida hospital investigated after CNN report
The Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has launched an investigation into deaths of babies at a Florida hospital after open heart surgeries. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news