Do Some Adhesives in Diabetes Devices Cause Allergic Dermatitis? Do Some Adhesives in Diabetes Devices Cause Allergic Dermatitis?
Isocyanate adhesives in diabetes devices and wound dressings may cause allergic contact dermatitis, researchers in Belgium report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 8, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

German Diplomat Arrested in Brazil Over Slaying of Belgian Husband
Police have revealed how officials discovered wounds on the victim’s body, suggesting foul play. #diplomat #belgianhusbandpolice (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Porn star whose 32JJ boob implant EXPLODED shares gross clip of her draining pus from her own breast
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: British porn star Sophie Anderson has shared shocking footage of pus oozing out a hole in her breast following reconstructive surgery in Belgium. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

European Commission Approves IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib) in a Fixed-Duration Combination Regimen for Adult Patients with Previously Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)
BEERSE, BELGIUM, 4 August 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the European Commission granted marketing authorisation for the expanded use of IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) in an all-oral, fixed-duration (FD) treatment combination with venetoclax (I+V) for adults with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). The approval is based on the pivotal Phase 3 GLOW study that demonstrated superior progression-free survival (PFS) in patients treated with I+V versus chlorambucil-obinutuzumab (Clb+O), and the FD cohort of the Phase 2 CAPTIVATE study, which showed deep ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 4, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

To End AIDS, We Need to End Punitive Laws Perpetuating the Pandemic
A man is tested for HIV at a health centre in Odienné, Côte d’Ivoire. Credit: UNICEF/Frank DejonghBy Suki BeaversMONTREAL, Aug 2 2022 (IPS) This week, the global HIV response community is gathering in Montreal to address the crisis of stalling progress that is putting millions of people in danger. Delegates here are clear on two things: first, the world is not on track to end AIDS, second, the world can still get on track and end AIDS as a public health crisis by 2030, but only if leaders are bold. This includes removing laws which are perpetuating the pandemic. Punitive and criminalizing approaches to law have been c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Suki Beavers Tags: Aid COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes Meant to Create Nicotine Addicts, Expert Says E-Cigarettes Meant to Create Nicotine Addicts, Expert Says
Scientific evidence does not support a role for e-cigarettes in eliminating tobacco consumption. The Belgian Alliance for a Tobacco-Free Society considers them to be devices for winning new customers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

World Health Organization Declares Monkeypox a Global Emergency
LONDON — The World Health Organization said the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an “extraordinary” situation that now qualifies as a global emergency, a declaration Saturday that could spur further investment in treating the once-rare disease and worsen the scramble for scarce vaccines. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the decision to issue the declaration despite a lack of consensus among members of WHO’s emergency committee. It was the first time the chief of the U.N. health agency has taken such an action. “In short, we have an outbreak that has...
Source: TIME: Health - July 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized wire Source Type: news

Janssen Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Novel Bispecific Antibody TECVAYLI ® (teclistamab) for the Treatment of Patients with Relapsed and Refractory Multiple Myeloma (RRMM)
BEERSE, Belgium, 22 July 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for TECVAYLI® (teclistamab) as monotherapy for adult patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM), who have received at least three prior therapies, including an immunomodulatory agent, a proteasome inhibitor, and an anti-CD38 antibody and have demonstrated disease progression on the last therapy. Teclistamab is an off-the-shelf, T-cell r...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 22, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

Eight-year data from APHINITY study show Roche ’s Perjeta-based regimen continues to reduce the risk of disease returning for people with HER2-positive early breast cancer
Discussion on the Optimal Primary Breast Cancer Treatment. Breast Care 2019;14:103-10.[11] US Food and Drug Administration. Prescribing information for Phesgo. [Internet; cited June 2022]. Available from:[12] European Medicines Agency. Phesgo. [Internet; cited June 2022]. Available from:[13] World Health Organization. Cancer. [Internet; cited June 2022]. Available from:[14] Iqbal N, Iqbal N. Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (H...
Source: Roche Media News - July 14, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Same but different? Comparing attitudes regarding gender, gender diversity, and sexual diversity among early adolescents in South Africa and Belgium - Hendrickx M, Mothupi MC, Cooper D, De Meyer S, Knight L, Michielsen K, Tabana H.
This study aims to compare low socioeconomic status, urban early adolescents' (EAs) attitudes toward gender, gender diversity and sexual diversity in two contexts with similar progressive legal frameworks for gender equality and nondiscrimination,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How Grief Upsets Your Gut Health
After the death of Caroline Rustigian’s mother earlier this year, her physical health took a tumble. “I stopped eating and couldn’t keep food down,” says Rustigian, a public relations consultant and podcaster in Laguna Beach, Calif. Desperate to feel better, Rustigian went to urgent care, where she was told that acid reflux was one cause of her tummy troubles. The doctor recommended medication, which eased her discomfort. However, the mother of two still didn’t feel like her old energetic self. “I was fatigued and just trying to get through each day,” she recalls. Finally, Rustigia...
Source: TIME: Health - July 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Connie Chang and Juli Fraga Tags: Uncategorized freelance Gut health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Belgium chocolate factory shut after salmonella infection
A huge Belgian chocolate factory has halted production after detecting salmonella in a batch of chocolates (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bad news for Paxlovid? Coronavirus can find multiple ways to evade COVID-19 drug
Prescriptions for Pfizer’s blockbuster drug Paxlovid have skyrocketed in recent weeks. That’s good news for many COVID-19 patients, as the pill has been proven to reduce severe disease from SARS-CoV-2 infections. But a bevy of new lab studies shows the coronavirus can mutate in ways that make it less susceptible to the drug, by far the most widely used of the two oral antiviral drugs authorized to treat COVID-19 in the United States. Researchers have found some of those mutations in variants already circulating in infected people, raising fresh concerns that physicians could soon lose one of their best therapies for fi...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 29, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Monkeypox Is Not a Global Emergency ‘At This Stage,’ WHO Says
(London) — The World Health Organization (WHO) said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health emergency. In a statement Saturday, a WHO emergency committee said many aspects of the outbreak were “unusual” and acknowledged that monkeypox—which is endemic in some African countries—has been neglected for years. “While a few members expressed differing views, the committee resolved by consensus to advise the WHO director-general that at this stage the outbreak should be determined to not constit...
Source: TIME: Health - June 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Cheng / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health wire Source Type: news

People who work 49 or more hours a week drink more booze than nine-to-fivers, study finds
Experts in Belgium say workaholics turn to alcohol to 'reward' themselves and unwind after a long, stressful week. They also warn the cost of living crisis could force more families to work overtime. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news