Stethoscope Remains Best Way to Monitor Fetal Distress During Labor
WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2021 -- Listening to a fetal heart rate using a stethoscope is still the best method for determining whether a baby is in distress during delivery, according to a review published online April 6 in CMAJ, the journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Reproduction without pregnancy: would it really emancipate women? | Jenny Kleeman
It may sound far-fetched, but a breakthrough in Israel has brought us a step closer to creating artificial wombs for humansA team of Israeli scientists announced the mother of all inventions last week. Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science revealedin the journal Nature that they had successfully gestated hundreds of mice inside an artificial womb. They placed newly fertilised eggsinside glass vials rotating in a ventilated incubator, and grew the embryos for 11 days – the mid-point of a mouse pregnancy – outside their mothers’ bodies. The embryos developed normally; their hearts, visible thro...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jenny Kleeman Tags: Reproductive rights Reproduction Science Health Fertility problems Society Parents and parenting Women World news Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of PONVORY ™ (ponesimod), an Oral Treatment for Adults with Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis Proven Superior to Aubagio® (teriflunomide) in Reducing Annual Relapses and Brain Lesions
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – (March 19, 2021) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved PONVORY™ (ponesimod), a once-daily oral selective sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1) modulator, to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease.1,2,3 PONVORY™ offers MS patients superior efficacy in reducing annualized relapse rates compared to an established oral therapy and a proven safety profi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

New Phase 3 Data Show First-in-Class TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Achieved Complete Skin Clearance and Favorable Joint Efficacy in Adult Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Through Two Years
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, March 16, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced long-term data from the Phase 3 DISCOVER-2a study showing that the skin clearance, joint symptom relief, and safety of TREMFYA® (guselkumab) previously demonstrated through 24 weeks and one year (Week 52) in adults with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) continued through two years (Week 112).1,2 These findings also confirmed that the robust efficacy TREMFYA demonstrated in patients at Week 24 on physical function, physical aspects of health-related quality of life, and resolution of enthesitis...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Does aspirin thin the blood? How much aspirin you should take - and when it can be harmful
ASPIRIN is a common painkiller that's usually used for headaches, flu, toothaches, and even fevers. But does aspirin thin the blood? Here's why 'baby aspirin' may be used to prevent heart attacks and strokes - and the amount of aspirin you should have to avoid harmful side-effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We read books to my daughter from birth, which enriched all our lives
A difficult pregnancy meant the only item I dared buy for my unborn child was a book. When she arrived we read it to her every dayNine years ago, I gave birth to a little girl. And now that little girl has grown into abookworm. It began, as all stories about books should really begin, in a bookshop. I was several months pregnant and I picked up an American picture book I had never come across before:Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. It featured a poem that my husband and I would end up reading, oh, I don ’t know, at least 900 times. The book became such a pillar of my daughter’s nightly routine that by the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Donna Ferguson Tags: Children's books: 7 and under Pregnancy Parents and parenting Family Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

‘We Will Handle It.’ An Army of Women Is Taking on the Hunger Crisis in Local Communities
Just before 3 p.m. on a warm Wednesday in February, 30-year-old Jammella Anderson—­donning heart-shaped glasses, a Black Lives Matter tee and 2-in. platform boots—strolls up to a small bicycle-­repair shop just north of Albany, N.Y. She’s here to persuade Troy Bike Rescue to let her use an electrical outlet so she can plug in a new refrigerator just outside the shop’s front door. “It’s just two prongs,” she explains to one of the employees. “All I need is an outlet.” Anderson, who works as a part-time doula and yoga instructor, is here on behalf of the one-woman...
Source: TIME: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Vesoulis and Mariah Espada Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature food insecurity Magazine Women in Crisis Source Type: news

Africa: Baby Infected With Coronavirus in the Womb - New Study
[The Conversation Africa] A pregnant woman with suspected COVID-19 was rushed by ambulance to Sk åne University Hospital, in Malmo, Sweden, suffering from sudden severe abdominal pain. The doctors noticed that the unborn infant had an abnormally low heart rate, which can be a sign that the baby is not getting enough oxygen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New research at UH Rainbow studies the impact of face masks on heart ra
(University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center) Researchers at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies& Children's Hospital (UH Rainbow) published new findings today that wearing a face mask -- either a cloth mask or a surgical mask -- did not impair the ability of subjects to get air in and out of their bodies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Baby mice have a skill that humans want - and this microchip might help us learn it
(University of New South Wales) A new microchip could help scientists uncover secrets of heart regeneration in baby mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 24, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

AHA News: Hoping to Find Out Her Baby's Sex, She Learned of a Serious Heart Defect
FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Latisha Wilborne was excited. She and her husband had tried for a year to get pregnant, and now, 20 weeks pregnant, she was at a doctor's visit with her two sisters where an ultrasound would... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Using wearable tech to keep babies, pregnant women healthy
(West Virginia University) A new study explored how a wearable device called WHOOP could be used to monitor pregnant women's resting heart rate and heart rate variability. The data collected from the devices shed light on the fitness changes that can take place during and after pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research in Newcastle to further study the role of genes in congenital heart defects
(British Heart Foundation) New research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) at Newcastle University will study how certain genes could lead to heart blood vessel defects in babies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 27, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports 2020 Fourth-Quarter and Full Year Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (January 26, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for fourth-quarter and full year 2020. “Our notable full year performance reflects the continued confidence from patients, physicians, customers and consumers in our life-enhancing products and medicines, particularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “I’m incredibly proud of our Johnson & Johnson teams around the world for going above and beyond to meet stakeholder needs. These efforts, and our commitment to families around the world a...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes milestone as Emirates cancels Australian flights
Global coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million people;UK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enter;German vaccine officials forced to guess who is eligible from namesBrazil rushes to save premature babies as Covid swamps hospitalsVaccine passports: what are they and do they pose a danger to privacy?US suffers bleak January as Covid rages and vaccination campaign falters‘At the coalface’: what the Australian expert in WHO’s Covid mission in China hopes to find12.44amGMTHere ’s our story on a grim landmark. The world has now passed 2m deaths from Covid-19.“Our world has ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Michael McGowan Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

AHA News: Baby Born With Heart Defect Faces More Challenges After Stroke
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Kayla Scritchfield had a normal pregnancy and delivered her second daughter, Ava, thinking all was well. About six hours later, Ava looked purple. Medical personnel whisked away the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Baby Born With Heart Defect Faces More Challenges After Stroke
Title: AHA News: Baby Born With Heart Defect Faces More Challenges After StrokeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - January 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
“No!” The doctor snapped. “Look at me!” I had been staring her in the eyes, as she had ordered, but when a doctor on my other side began jabbing me with a needle, I started to turn my head. “Don’t look at it,” the first doctor said. I obeyed. This was in early August in New Orleans, where I had signed up to be a participant in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It was a blind study, which meant I was not supposed to know whether I had gotten the placebo or the real vaccine. I asked the doctor if I would really been able to tell by looking at the syringe. &...
Source: TIME: Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Walter Isaacson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
“No!” The doctor snapped. “Look at me!” I had been staring her in the eyes, as she had ordered, but when a doctor on my other side began jabbing me with a needle, I started to turn my head. “Don’t look at it,” the first doctor said. I obeyed. This was in early August in New Orleans, where I had signed up to be a participant in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It was a blind study, which meant I was not supposed to know whether I had gotten the placebo or the real vaccine. I asked the doctor if I would really been able to tell by looking at the syringe. &...
Source: TIME: Science - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Walter Isaacson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Detroit Paramedic Jon A. Bozich, 45, Dies of Cancer
This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit paramedic Jon A. Bozich, 45, dies of cancer ___ (c)2020 the Detroit Free Press Visit the Detroit Free Press at www.freep.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. The post Detroit Paramedic Jon A. Bozich, 45, Dies of Cancer appeared first on JEMS. (Source: JEMS Special Topics)
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Cancer Michigan Paramedic Source Type: news

Detroit Paramedic Jon A. Bozich, 45, Dies of Cancer
This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit paramedic Jon A. Bozich, 45, dies of cancer ___ (c)2020 the Detroit Free Press Visit the Detroit Free Press at www.freep.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. The post Detroit Paramedic Jon A. Bozich, 45, Dies of Cancer appeared first on JEMS. (Source: JEMS Operations)
Source: JEMS Operations - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Cancer Michigan Paramedic Source Type: news

Detroit Paramedic Jon A. Bozich, 45, Dies of Cancer
This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit paramedic Jon A. Bozich, 45, dies of cancer ___ (c)2020 the Detroit Free Press Visit the Detroit Free Press at www.freep.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. The post Detroit Paramedic Jon A. Bozich, 45, Dies of Cancer appeared first on JEMS. (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Cancer Michigan Paramedic Source Type: news

Detroit Paramedic Jon A. Bozich, 45, Dies of Cancer
This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit paramedic Jon A. Bozich, 45, dies of cancer ___ (c)2020 the Detroit Free Press Visit the Detroit Free Press at www.freep.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. The post Detroit Paramedic Jon A. Bozich, 45, Dies of Cancer appeared first on JEMS. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Cancer Michigan Paramedic Source Type: news

Detroit Paramedic Jon A. Bozich, 45, Dies of Cancer
This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit paramedic Jon A. Bozich, 45, dies of cancer ___ (c)2020 the Detroit Free Press Visit the Detroit Free Press at www.freep.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. The post Detroit Paramedic Jon A. Bozich, 45, Dies of Cancer appeared first on JEMS. (Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership)
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Cancer Michigan Paramedic Source Type: news

Detroit Paramedic Jon A. Bozich, 45, Dies of Cancer
This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit paramedic Jon A. Bozich, 45, dies of cancer ___ (c)2020 the Detroit Free Press Visit the Detroit Free Press at www.freep.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. The post Detroit Paramedic Jon A. Bozich, 45, Dies of Cancer appeared first on JEMS. (Source: JEMS Latest News)
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Cancer Michigan Paramedic Source Type: news

AHA News: He Went From Open-Heart Surgery at 5 to a Black Belt at 7
MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- After months of bed rest, then an emergency delivery six weeks early, Maria and Francisco Saldivar were relieved and elated when they saw their baby boy. After months of bed rest, then an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Thai Rescue Worker Uses CPR To Save Baby Elephant Hit By Motorcycle
Mana Srivate watched a video clip to figure out the location of the animal's heart. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 21, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

What are the most effective interventions during pregnancy for preventing stillbirth?
Antenatal interventions for preventing stillbirth, fetal loss and perinatal death: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviewsA stillbirth is generally defined as the death of a baby before birth, at or after 24 weeks of development. It is most common in low ‐ and middle‐income countries but also affects people in high‐income countries. Numbers of stillbirths have not fallen much in the last 20 years and, despite the high numbers, it is not widely recognised as a global health problem.This overview of Cochrane systematic reviews included 43 Cochrane reviews that assessed 61 different ways of preventing stillbirth duri...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Brick (NJ) EMTs Save Man Who Suffered Widowmaker Heart Attack
Amanda Oglesby Asbury Park Press (MCT) BRICK – Joe Holler was mowing his lawn before noon on Halloween when he began to feel weak. Worried that he was having a heart attack, Holler took a baby aspirin and called 911. Holler’s quick thinking and a 6-minute response from Brick EMTs Joseph Sharkey and Brian Schwarz averted what would otherwise have been a tragedy, police said in a news release. Within minutes of their arrival, and that of Patrolman Daniel Fogarty, Holler’s pain worsened. Before the ambulance pulled away from his home, Holler slipped into unco...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News News Feed Patient Care Cardiac Arrest EMT New Jersey Source Type: news

Brick (NJ) EMTs Save Man Who Suffered Widowmaker Heart Attack
Amanda Oglesby Asbury Park Press (MCT) BRICK – Joe Holler was mowing his lawn before noon on Halloween when he began to feel weak. Worried that he was having a heart attack, Holler took a baby aspirin and called 911. Holler’s quick thinking and a 6-minute response from Brick EMTs Joseph Sharkey and Brian Schwarz averted what would otherwise have been a tragedy, police said in a news release. Within minutes of their arrival, and that of Patrolman Daniel Fogarty, Holler’s pain worsened. Before the ambulance pulled away from his home, Holler slipped into unco...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News News Feed Patient Care Cardiac Arrest EMT New Jersey Source Type: news

Brick (NJ) EMTs Save Man Who Suffered Widowmaker Heart Attack
Amanda Oglesby Asbury Park Press (MCT) BRICK – Joe Holler was mowing his lawn before noon on Halloween when he began to feel weak. Worried that he was having a heart attack, Holler took a baby aspirin and called 911. Holler’s quick thinking and a 6-minute response from Brick EMTs Joseph Sharkey and Brian Schwarz averted what would otherwise have been a tragedy, police said in a news release. Within minutes of their arrival, and that of Patrolman Daniel Fogarty, Holler’s pain worsened. Before the ambulance pulled away from his home, Holler slipped into unco...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News News Feed Patient Care Cardiac Arrest EMT New Jersey Source Type: news

Brick (NJ) EMTs Save Man Who Suffered Widowmaker Heart Attack
Amanda Oglesby Asbury Park Press (MCT) BRICK – Joe Holler was mowing his lawn before noon on Halloween when he began to feel weak. Worried that he was having a heart attack, Holler took a baby aspirin and called 911. Holler’s quick thinking and a 6-minute response from Brick EMTs Joseph Sharkey and Brian Schwarz averted what would otherwise have been a tragedy, police said in a news release. Within minutes of their arrival, and that of Patrolman Daniel Fogarty, Holler’s pain worsened. Before the ambulance pulled away from his home, Holler slipped into unco...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News News Feed Patient Care Cardiac Arrest EMT New Jersey Source Type: news

Brick (NJ) EMTs Save Man Who Suffered Widowmaker Heart Attack
Amanda Oglesby Asbury Park Press (MCT) BRICK – Joe Holler was mowing his lawn before noon on Halloween when he began to feel weak. Worried that he was having a heart attack, Holler took a baby aspirin and called 911. Holler’s quick thinking and a 6-minute response from Brick EMTs Joseph Sharkey and Brian Schwarz averted what would otherwise have been a tragedy, police said in a news release. Within minutes of their arrival, and that of Patrolman Daniel Fogarty, Holler’s pain worsened. Before the ambulance pulled away from his home, Holler slipped into unco...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News News Feed Patient Care Cardiac Arrest EMT New Jersey Source Type: news

Brick (NJ) EMTs Save Man Who Suffered Widowmaker Heart Attack
Amanda Oglesby Asbury Park Press (MCT) BRICK – Joe Holler was mowing his lawn before noon on Halloween when he began to feel weak. Worried that he was having a heart attack, Holler took a baby aspirin and called 911. Holler’s quick thinking and a 6-minute response from Brick EMTs Joseph Sharkey and Brian Schwarz averted what would otherwise have been a tragedy, police said in a news release. Within minutes of their arrival, and that of Patrolman Daniel Fogarty, Holler’s pain worsened. Before the ambulance pulled away from his home, Holler slipped into unco...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News News Feed Patient Care Cardiac Arrest EMT New Jersey Source Type: news

AHA News: Two Kids, Same Heart Defect:'Like Having Lightning Strike the Same Place Twice '
TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Stephanie Harris was six months pregnant and in the hospital with excruciating pain. But it wasn't the baby, it was kidney stones. However, when doctors checked on her unborn daughter, an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Post-Pandemic Bucket List (and What To Do In the Meantime)
A version of this article appeared in It’s Not Just You, a new newsletter by Susanna Schrobsdorff, TIME Editor at Large. Subscribe here to have It’s Not Just You delivered to your inbox weekly. 🌞 Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. This week we have some thoughts on life after COVID, a Taraji P. Henson TIME100 Talks interview about being vulnerable, gorgeous words from poet Ross Gay, plus a callout for your personal Person of the Year. A POST-PANDEMIC BUCKET LIST Oh, the things we’ll do when the vaccines are distributed and the pandemic is over! Don’t we all have a post-COVID buck...
Source: TIME: Health - December 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

COVID Can Harm the Infant Heart
Researchers found a 2-month-old baby experienced heart issues similar to those seen in adults. The infant later recovered and was released with no heart medications. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID Can Harm the Infant Heart
THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2020– An infant diagnosed with COVID-19 showed signs of reversible heart injury and heart failure, according to a new case report. Researchers found the 2-month-old baby experienced heart issues similar to those seen in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gene therapy gives man with sickle cell disease the chance for a better future
For Evie Junior, living with sickle cell disease has been like running a marathon.“But it’s a marathon where as you keep going, the trail gets rockier and then you lose your shoes,” the 27-year-old said. “It gets harder as you get older. Things start to fail and all you can think about is how much worse it’s going to get down the road.”In sickle cell disease, a genetic mutation causes the blood-forming stem cells — which give rise to all blood and immune cells — to produce hard, sickle-shaped red blood cells. These misshapen cells die early, leaving an insufficient numbe...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Data from EXPLORER Clinical Research Program to be Unveiled at American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2020
RARITAN, N.J., November 9, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that 10 data presentations will be shared at the virtual American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2020 from November 13-17. Most notably, four new sub-analyses of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) from the landmark VOYAGER PAD trial, part of the EXPLORER global cardiovascular research program, will be presented, including two live, featured science oral presentations. “We're pleased VOYAGER PAD was selected to be front and center once again at a major medical congress, as there's an urgent need f...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen Submits Application to U.S. FDA for New Indication to Expand Use of XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease
RARITAN, NJ, October 26, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today it has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new indication to expand the use of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). If approved, this new indication for the XARELTO® vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily plus aspirin 75-100 mg once daily) would include reducing the risk of major thrombotic vascular events such as heart attack, stroke and amputation in patients after recent lower-extremity revasculariz...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

AHA News: Study Highlights Heart-Health Issues for Adults Who Were Preemies
By Michael Merschel American Heart Association News MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Erin Wegener was a tiny baby facing enormous challenges. Born at 29 weeks'gestation, she weighed only 1 pound, 14 ounces. Her first three... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rural U.S. Hospitals Are On Life Support As a Third Wave of COVID-19 Strikes
When COVID-19 hit the Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert, a small rural town in Randolph County, in late March, the facility—which includes a 25-bed hospital, an adjacent nursing home and a family-medicine clinic, was quickly overwhelmed. In just a matter of days, 45 of the 62 nursing home residents tested positive. Negative residents were isolated in the hospital while the severely ill patients from both the nursing home and the local community were transferred to other better-equipped facilities. “We were trying to get the patients out as fast as possible,” says Steve Whatley, Southwe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Big Babies May Face Higher Lifelong A-Fib Risk
MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 -- Parents are usually pleased when their newborn seems big and strong, but new research suggests that large babies may be at higher risk for the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation later in life. Atrial fibrillation... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Big babies could be at higher risk of common heart rhythm disorder in adulthood
(European Society of Cardiology) Elevated birth weight is linked with developing atrial fibrillation later in life, according to research presented at the 31st Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHA News: New Mom Faces Life-Threatening Heart Attack Days After Giving Birth
FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Chanel Davis-Mitchell and her husband, Benji Mitchell, were looking forward to parenthood after the birth of their healthy baby boy, Braxton. Despite a high-risk pregnancy and a massive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Conquering CHD, Children's Hospital Colorado encourage others to provide cardiac outcomes
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect in the United States, occurring in approximately one in every 100 babies. However, hospital data regarding outcomes for patients has been limited and difficult to access. To combat this problem, Conquering CHD, Children's Hospital Colorado and others have created an online tool to improve outcomes for all patients by providing key data for families to make informed decisions about where to go for cardiac surgeries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Many Children Do I Have? It ’s Not So Simple
I gave birth to two, but I also was a foster parent to another child for a year and a half, and he is still a child of my heart. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan Birch-McMichael Tags: Parenting Foster Care Babies and Infants Adoptions Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Using machine learning to predict pediatric brain injury
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) When newborn babies or children with heart or lung distress are struggling to survive, doctors often turn to a form of life support that uses artificial lungs. This treatment, called Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), has been credited with saving countless lives. But in some cases, it can also lead to long-term brain injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news