Neovasc touts Tiara TMVR success rate in study
A small study of the Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) Tiara transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) in high-risk patients revealed a 100% procedural success rate and immediate elimination of mitral regurgitation. Published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, the study also showed no death, myocardial infarction, stroke, major bleeding, or access site complications at 30 days. The twelve patients in the study had had a previous aortic valve replacement. Such patients have been excluded from most TMVR trials because of the potential risks of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction or interaction between the T...
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Featured Replacement Heart Valves Research & Development Mayo Clinic neovasc Neovasc Inc. Source Type: news

Working with HTAs: It ’s Your Move
In June last year, the heads of European health technology assessment (HTA) bodies came together at a meeting facilitated by EUnetHTA (European Network for Health Technology Assessment) and the European Commission ’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety.A key focus of the event was the creation of earlier and more engaging dialogue between pharma and HTA bodies. This is not surprising. As critical gatekeepers for new medicine seeking access to national markets, HTAs are playing central roles in moves to tighten control over drug spending across Europe. As part of this, bodies are going further than ever bef...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ross Davies Source Type: news

Sex or food? Decision-making in single-cell organisms
(Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology) Unicellular diatoms are able to adapt their behavior to different external stimuli based on an evaluation of their own needs. This was discovered by scientists of the Friedrich Schiller University and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, together with partners from Belgium. In experiments, Seminavis robusta diatoms directed their orientation either towards nutrient sources or mating partners, depending on the degree of starvation and the need to mate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Longer and heavier vehicles in Belgium: a threat for the intermodal sector? - Meers D, van Lier T, Macharis C.
To achieve transport cost reductions and to reduce the environmental impact of road transport, different European countries are allowing or testing longer and heavier vehicles on their road network. In Belgium, the Flanders region started a trial in 2015 a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Doctors Warn Of C-Section ‘ Epidemic ’ As Global Rates Double
(CBS Local) — Caesarean section birth rates have nearly doubled in two decades worldwide, even reaching “epidemic” proportions in some countries, doctors warned Friday. According to research published in The Lancet, the number of women delivering babies via C-sections rose to 29.7 million worldwide in 2015, or 21 percent. That is the most recent year for which complete data is available. That’s up from 16 million in 2000, or 12 percent of all births, and significantly higher than the 10-15% considered medically necessary. Globally, the number of babies born through #Caesarean section has...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Fearful of swine fever, France plans fence on Belgian border
France will start putting up fencing along part of its border with Belgium this weekend to prevent wild boars spreading African swine fever, a virulent livestock disease that could disrupt Europe's large pig industry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fearful of swine fever, France to put up fence on Belgian border
France will put up fencing along its border with Belgium to prevent wild boars spreading African swine fever, a virulent livestock disease that could disrupt Europe's pig industry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fighting forgetfulness with nanotechnology
(Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research) About 29 million people around the world are affected by the disease 'Alzheimer'. In an international collaboration, scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Mainz together with teams from Italy, Great Britain, Belgium and the USA are now working together on an approach for a therapy. On the one hand, the goal is to understand the processes occurring in the brain that lead to the disease; on the other hand the development of a method for targeted drug delivery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

China bans pig imports from Japan, Belgium over swine fever
China banned imports of pigs, wild boars and products from Belgium after an outbreak of African swine fever, as well as imports from Japan after a regular swine fever outbreak, the General Administration of Customs said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China bans pig imports from Japan, Belgium over African swine fever
China has banned imports of pigs, wild boars and products from Japan and Belgium following outbreaks of African swine fever in the two countries, Chinese customs said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Parents' and adolescents' perception of traffic- and crime-related safety as correlates of independent mobility among Belgian adolescents - Huertas-Delgado FJ, Mertens L, Chill ón P, Van Dyck D.
The independent mobility (IM), defined as the freedom of young people to travel without adult supervision, has been related to the physical activity time, the acquisition of personal autonomy, to less intense fear of crime, and to a stronger feeling of bei... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rewind Therapeutics Appoints Leading Neuroscience Drug Developer Ian J. Reynolds as Chief Executive Officer
LEUVEN, Belgium, October 3, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Rewind Therapeutics ("Rewind"), a private Belgian biotech company developing innovative first-in-class therapies for myelin-related diseases, announces the appointment... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology, Personnel Rewind Therapeutics, myelin-related diseases (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

International Symposium on Mesothelioma to Focus on Immunotherapy
The eighth annual International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Saturday at UCLA will reflect the rapidly evolving philosophy on future treatment of this rare cancer. Change is coming. The Symposium, which was first held in 2011 to help bring awareness to lung-sparing surgery, will highlight groundbreaking discoveries and the latest advances in immunotherapy and gene therapy — believed to be the future of cancer care. The longtime chemotherapy and surgery standard-of-care routine is fading. The symposium at the Luskin Conference Center on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles will help explain why. “There ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 26, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Queen Paola stroke: Symptoms you must know after Belgian royal in health emergency
QUEEN Paola of Belgium had a stroke last night, according to Italian and Belgian media reports. These are the signs and symptoms of a stroke you should be aware of - are you at risk of the deadly health emergency? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Queen Paola stroke: Belgian royal in health emergency - symptoms to watch out for
QUEEN Paola of Belgium had a stroke last night, according to Italian and Belgian media reports. These are the signs and symptoms of a stroke you should be aware of - are you at risk of the deadly health emergency? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Attorneys: More Evidence Against Monsanto Related To Glyphosate Is Coming
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who was part of the legal team that won a $289,254,882.32 award against Monsanto Co. in the bellwether case of a man who said his repeated exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, caused his cancer, on Sept. 5 told a group in the European Parliament that in future cases, the plaintiffs will be able to admit into evidence more documents damaging to Monsanto that were not permitted in the initial case. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Supplementing with inulin improves your cholesterol levels
(Natural News) Diet plays a significant role in reducing one’s risk for cardiovascular disease. In a study published in the journal Nutrition, Belgian scientists demonstrated that the supplementation of inulin could prove helpful in maintaining a disease-free heart. Inulin is a low-calorie soluble fiber found in many plants, particularly vegetables. It is a “fructan,” which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vygon leads French investors in funding Canadian startup OxyNov
Single-use medical device maker Vygon said today that it has acquired a 20% stake in OxyNov, a Canadian startup specializing in oxygen therapy and respiratory assistance medical devices. The financial terms of the transaction, in which Desjardins-Innovatech and other private investors in Quebec also participated, were not disclosed. Founded in 2009, OxyNov (Quebec) launched FreeO2, a medical device CE marked in May 2017. FreeO2 automatically and continuously adjusts the flow of oxygen delivered to the patient based on a clinician-defined target for oxygen saturation and patient needs. The French group decided to invest in ...
Source: Mass Device - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Air pollution found to damage DNA in the womb, according to research
(Natural News) Exposure to air pollution from diesel fumes during the second trimester of pregnancy may have a detrimental effect on the DNA of unborn children, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. A team of health experts at the Hasselt University in Belgium examined a total of 641 pregnant women in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Europe's farmers on red alert as deadly African swine fever spreads to Belgium
Calls for a mass cull of wild boars to protect pork industry after disease is found in two animals in GaumeAn outbreak of African swine fever terrorising pig farmers in Europe has dramatically escalated with the confirmation that the deadly infectious disease has spread to Belgium.The discovery of thehighly contagious disease in two wild boars found dead near the town of Étalle, in Gaume, has sparked calls for a mass cull of that species to protect western Europe’s pork industry.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey in Brussels Tags: Farm animals Environment Infectious diseases Science Farming Belgium Europe Source Type: news

Western Europe on swine fever alert as Belgium sees wild boar cases
Belgium has confirmed an outbreak of African swine fever, marking a further spread of the disease that has hit farms in Eastern Europe and China and which could now threaten Western Europe's large pig industry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

EU health commissioner to meet Belgians over swine fever on Monday
The European Commission said it will deploy a team of experts this weekend to coordinate with Belgian authorities over two case of African swine fever found in Belgium, and the health commissioner will meet regional ministers on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

France calls for measures after African swine fever found in Belgium
French Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert called for protective measures on Thursday following reports that African swine fever had been detected in wild boars in Belgium near the French border. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CorFlow raises $9.7 million to launch clinical trial in Europe
Swiss medical device developer CorFlow Therapeutics said today that it has raised $9.7 million in the second close of its seed+ financing round. The first round closed in October 2017 at $2.7 million (CHF 2.6 million). The proceeds will finance the first-in-man clinical trial in Europe of the company’s controlled flow infusion (CoFITM) system, which will be studied in 40 acute heart attack patients. CorFlow said it has applied to conduct the trial in six leading cardiovascular centers in Switzerland, the U.K., Belgium and Germany. Get the full story at our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post CorFl...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Funding Roundup corflowtherapeutics Source Type: news

Galapagos shares soar on $4-6 billion hopes for new drug
Strong results for an experimental drug that promises to disrupt the rheumatoid arthritis market lifted shares in Belgian-Dutch firm Galapagos to an all-time high on Wednesday, as analysts forecast multibillion-dollar sales. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Miracor Medical closes $35m Series D
Miracor Medical Systems said today it raised $34.6 million (EU €30 million) Series D round of financing to help support the development and commercialization of its PiCSO Impulse System. The round was led by Ming Capital and co-led by a strategic investor, the Belgium-based company said. The round was also joined by newly invested Belgian investment fund Quest for Growth and existing investors Ming Capital, SFPI and Meusinvest. The company’s PiCSO therapy is designed to be used during stenting procedures for patients affected by acute myocardial infarcts to improve pressure in the coronary venous system to impro...
Source: Mass Device - September 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Funding Roundup Miracor Source Type: news

Miracor Medical closes final tranche of Series-D, bringing the round to €30M
Funds will be used to support clinical and prepare commercial activities. AWANS, Belgium, Sept. 4, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Miracor Medical SA (Miracor Medical) today announced the final closing of the Series D financing round ... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, Venture Capital Miracor Medical, PiCSO Impulse System, OxAMI-PICSO (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Discovery of long-lived macrophages in the intestine
(KU Leuven) Macrophages are specialised immune cells that destroy bacteria and other harmful organisms. KU Leuven scientists, Belgium, have come to the surprising conclusion that some macrophages in the intestines of mice can survive for quite some time. Most importantly, these long-lived macrophages are vital for the survival of the nerve cells of the gastrointestinal tract. This sheds new light on neurodegenerative conditions of the intestine, but also of the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Volunteers Step Forward: Belgian Scientists Look for Poo Donors Volunteers Step Forward: Belgian Scientists Look for Poo Donors
Belgian scientists are looking for people to donate their feces to help with research into illnesses ranging from bowel disorders and allergies to neurological diseases.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Medicrea to list on OTC exchange
Medicrea (EPA:ALMED) said today it is listing on the OTC exchange and will begin trading on the OTCQX Best Market under the tickers “MRNTY” and “MRNTF” starting tomorrow. The France-based company said it will list under two separate tickers representing its American Depository Receipts under “MRNTY” and its ordinary shares under “MRNTF.” Each ADR represents one share of the company’s ordinary shares, it added, and investors will have the opportunity to purchase either. “Being qualified to trade on the OTCQX Best Market in the U.S. is a great opportunity for M...
Source: Mass Device - August 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat Medicrea Source Type: news

Halo Device Protects Driver in Belgian Grand Prix Crash
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Fernando Alonso's McLaren car spiraled into the air and bounced — yes, bounced — on top of Charles Leclerc's Sauber during a dramatic first-lap crash at Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix. Both Formula One drivers walked away unscathed, with the "halo" protective device surrounding Leclerc's cockpit appearing to save him from a serious head injury. "I don't know how it would have ended up without it. I am happy it was there," said Leclerc, a 20-year-old driver from Monaco. "It all happened very quickly. At the time, I knew there was an orange car, I thou...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 27, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Patient Care News Source Type: news

Halo Device Protects Driver in Belgian Grand Prix Crash
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Fernando Alonso's McLaren car spiraled into the air and bounced — yes, bounced — on top of Charles Leclerc's Sauber during a dramatic first-lap crash at Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix. Both Formula One drivers walked away unscathed, with the "halo" protective device surrounding Leclerc's cockpit appearing to save him from a serious head injury. "I don't know how it would have ended up without it. I am happy it was there," said Leclerc, a 20-year-old driver from Monaco. "It all happened very quickly. At the time, I knew there was an orange car, I thou...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 27, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Patient Care News Source Type: news

Halo Device Protects Driver in Belgian Grand Prix Crash
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Fernando Alonso's McLaren car spiraled into the air and bounced — yes, bounced — on top of Charles Leclerc's Sauber during a dramatic first-lap crash at Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix. Both Formula One drivers walked away unscathed, with the "halo" protective device surrounding Leclerc's cockpit appearing to save him from a serious head injury. "I don't know how it would have ended up without it. I am happy it was there," said Leclerc, a 20-year-old driver from Monaco. "It all happened very quickly. At the time, I knew there was an orange car, I thou...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 27, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Patient Care News Source Type: news

Shift work and occupational accident absence in Belgium: findings from the Sixth European Working Condition Survey - Alali H, Braeckman L, Van Hecke T, Abdel Wahab M.
(1) Background: Irregular and non-standard work arrangements have become a serious determinant to the health and safety of workers. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between shift work and occupational accident absence. A representat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Association between feeling threatened by a terrorist attack and subjective health: a web survey a week after the attacks of 22 March 2016 in Belgium - Deschepper R, Six S, Gidron Y, Depoorter AM, Vandekerckhove M, Gheysens N, Van Overmeire R, Bilsen J.
Background: The wave of terrorist attacks over the past years in Europe and other regions may cause problems such as anxiety and depressive symptoms. Some studies suggest that perceived threat might also trigger physical health problems. Objectiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Investigating the impact of river floods on travel demand based on an agent-based modeling approach: the case of Li ège, Belgium - Saadi I, Mustafa A, Teller J, Cools M.
In Belgium, river floods are among the most frequent natural disasters and they may have important consequences on travel demand. In order to better understand how the travel patterns vary, we propose to set up a large scale scenario based on MATSim for gu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Thinking for you: New EEG headset measures brainwaves to learn what you like... can even “adjust your mood”
(Natural News) The use of electroencephalogram (EEG) technology has long been in use in most hospitals and clinics all over the world and, historically, its use has been mostly limited to that environment. Until now, that is. At the recently wrapped up Consumer Electronics Show expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, a Belgian technology center called Imec... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fellowships get researchers and technology moving
An EU-funded programme is bringing researchers from across the world to universities and SMEs in Belgium. The aim is to encourage technology transfer, stimulate innovation and develop careers in a range of sectors key to economic growth - including aeronautics and space, agro-food, biotechnology and chemicals. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - August 21, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Ivantis Now Has Its MIGS Stent Approved
The competition in the microinvasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) space is certainly heating up after today’s news. FDA has given a nod to Ivantis’ Hydrus Microstent, which will undoubtedly compete against Glaukos’ iStent. Irvine,CA-based Ivantis’ approval comes on the heels of Glaukos winning a nod from FDA for the iStent inject Trabecular Micro-Bypass System. The Hydrus Microstent is used to treat patients with mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma in conjunction with cataract surgery. The device’s approval is based on the HORIZO...
Source: MDDI - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Moving Toward an Earlier Diagnosis of Mesothelioma
This study provided proof of concept for the presence of ctDNA in blood of treatment-naive MPM [malignant pleural mesothelioma] patients by the detection of somatic variants that were identified by analysis of a tumor sample,” the authors wrote. “This opens perspective towards its use in MPM.” The post Moving Toward an Earlier Diagnosis of Mesothelioma appeared first on Mesothelioma Center - Vital Services for Cancer Patients & Families. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 13, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

FDA Accepts New Drug Application (NDA) to Review Midazolam Nasal Spray, an Investigational Product for the Acute Treatment of Seizure Clusters
Brussels (Belgium)& Atlanta Georgia, August 13th 07:00 (CEST): UCB today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the filing of a New Drug Application (NDA) for midazolam nasal spray*, an investigational product... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - August 13, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Researchers Find New Mesothelioma Genes in Family Study
This study strengthens the suspicion that, next to germline BAP1 alterations, other genetic factors might predispose families to the development of MM,” the authors wrote. Mutations in only one gene called BAP1 have been shown to increase risk of mesothelioma. However, experts suspect other genes may play a role in the disease. This new study supports the idea that other genes can predispose a person — or even an entire family — to mesothelioma. Hints of Genetic Influence on Mesothelioma Risk Asbestos exposure is the No. 1 cause of mesothelioma. However, some families seem to have more cases of mesothe...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 6, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

A 17-year national study of prison suicides in Belgium - Favril L, Wittouck C, Audenaert K, Vander Laenen F.
This study sought to describe characteristics associated with a consecutive series of suicides in Belgian prisons fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Getting to a 75 percent sugar reduction: How researchers discovered sweet spot for Stevia
(Kellen Communications - NY) JULY 17, 2018 (Brussels, Belgium) -- A team of 27 scientists working with a major stevia supplier has created a systematic way to spot blends of steviol glycosides with outstanding taste performance. With data from a huge sensory study they built a mathematical model of the interactions between key glycosides. The model reveals the glycoside mixes that taste the best -- and those that don't. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A gene required for addictive behavior
(EMBO) Cocaine can have a devastating effect on people. It directly stimulates the brain's reward center, and, more importantly, induces long-term changes to the reward circuitry that are responsible for addictive behaviors. Alban de Kerchove d'Exaerde from the Universit é Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, and his colleagues have now uncovered that a gene called Maged1 plays a crucial role in controlling these pathological changes. This finding was published today in EMBO Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Clinical characteristics of the 2013 Haiyan typhoon victims presenting to the Belgian first aid and support team - van Berlaer G, de Jong F, Das T, Gundran CP, Samyn M, Gijs G, Buyl R, DeBacker M, Hubloue I.
This study aims to describe the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Common Heart Drug Recalled In 22 Countries For Possible Cancer Link
(CNN) — A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure is being recalled in 22 countries because it contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off-patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines. Novartis, the company that originally developed the drug, said Sandoz valsartan and valsartan/HCT film-coated tablets are being recalled since they “do not meet our high quality standards.” Pharmacies in the UK are advised to recall valsartan batches containing medicines made by Dexcel Pharma Ltd and Accord Healthcare. The recall involves about 2...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan Source Type: news

Study: Moringa leaf powder improves the immune system of HIV patients undergoing antiretroviral therapy
(Natural News) People with HIV could stand to benefit from adding powdered moringa leaves (Moringa oleifera) to their diet, especially during antiretroviral therapy, as this can improve their nutritional status and boost their immune system, according to research in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In the study, researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles in Belgium compared the effects of daily... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New & Resurgent Infectious Diseases Can Have Far-reaching Economic Repercussions
DAVID E. BLOOM is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, DANIEL CADARETTE is a research assistant, and JP SEVILLA is a research associate, all at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.By David E. Bloom, Daniel Cadarette and JP SevillaWASHINGTON DC, Jul 3 2018 (IPS)Infectious diseases and associated mortality have abated, but they remain a significant threat throughout the world.We continue to fight both old pathogens, such as the plague, that have troubled humanity for millennia and new pathogens, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that have mutated or spilled over ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David E. Bloom and JP Sevilla Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Only 7 percent of social egg freezers have returned for fertility treatment at a large European center
(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) Despite dramatic uptake in the numbers of women electing to freeze their eggs as insurance against an anticipated age-related fertility decline, there is still little that clinics can predict about outcome based on real-life experience. Indeed, at one of Europe's biggest fertility centers -- the Brussels Centre for Reproductive Medicine in Belgium -- only 7.6 percent of women have returned to thaw their eggs and try for a pregnancy. And only one-third of those have been successful. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news