Africa: Catalysing Precision Medicine by Africa, for Africa
[Prof Collen Masimirembwa, founding President and CEO of the African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology (AiBST), Distinguished Professor] Africa is the continent with the most genetic diversity, but is gravely underrepresented in genomic research, with only 2% of global genomic data coming from people of African ancestry as of 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 27, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Africa HIV-Aids and STDs Health and Medicine Innovation Noncommunicable Diseases Science and Biotechnology Source Type: news

Augustinus Bader ’s Celeb-Approved Retinol Serum Gets Rare 25 Percent Off Discount for Cyber Week
Augustinus Bader has added yet another holy grail ingredient to his skin-saving beauty lineup. Already known for the patented TFC8 (Trigger Factor Complex), a botanical formula developed from his 30 years of stem cell research, the renowned German biomedical scientist and his eponymous skin-care…#augustinusbader #triggerfactorcomplex #retinolserum #augustinusbaderserum #violetgreycyberweek #regularly350 #violetgrey #sephoracom #bader #charlesrosier (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government plans to offer support for treatment of rare diseases
"Accordingly, as these patients have already commenced treatment, Sarepta Therapeutics has committed, as per the communication received by the NDRC (National Rare Diseases' Committee), to continue treating these patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy for the next three months, and to supply the medication free of cost during this period," it said. The court directed doctor Madhulika Kabra from the All India Institute of Medical Science to place the order for the medicine with the company within one week and expedite the procurement for these 14 patients. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 7, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nov 03 2023 This Week in Cardiology Nov 03 2023 This Week in Cardiology
Tricuspid regurgitation therapy, two more left atrial appendage trials, and reflections on being too soft on medical science are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week ’s on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 3, 2023 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

What to Know About Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Kids
The human heart is a muscle, but it’s also a kind of complicated balloon—a balloon that fills and empties roughly 60 to 100 times every minute, and several billion times during the course of a lifetime. Among people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the walls of the heart muscle are abnormally thick. This thickness can interfere with the heart’s normal filling-and-emptying operation. “If you think of a balloon made with super-thick rubber, you have to blow harder to fill it, and it’s the same with a hypertrophic heart,” says Dr. Daphne Hsu, professor of pediatrics and medicine at Ped...
Source: TIME: Health - November 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Africa: Breakthroughs in Medicine - Top Virologist On the Two Most Important Developments for Africa
[The Conversation Africa] There have been several important breakthroughs in medical science recently. Crispr, mRNA, next-generation cancer treatments and game-changing vaccines are some of them. Oyewale Tomori, a virologist with decades-long involvement in managing diseases in Nigeria, gives his verdict on the most significant discoveries and what they mean for Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Health and Medicine Source Type: news

Liberia: Nyan Scholarship Program and SoS-Liberia Medical Center Sign MOU for Training Professional Nurses
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Nyan Scholarship Program (NSP), sponsored by the acclaimed Liberian biomedical scientist and inventor, Dr. Dougbeh Christopher Nyan, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the SOS-Liberia to collaborate in training of professional nurses for the Liberian healthcare system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Education Health and Medicine Liberia West Africa Source Type: news

Setting the Record Straight
As Key Note Speaker at the Dissemination of the World Mental Health Report, and National Mental Health Strategic Plan 2020-2030, Bangladesh, 2022. Credit: Jishan SultanaBy Saima WazedDHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct 9 2023 (IPS) This year, three of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) six regions elect new Regional Directors (RD). The South-East Asia Region (SEARO) is composed of only 11 Member States, yet is home to over a quarter of the world’s population. Two SEARO Member States, Nepal and Bangladesh, have nominated their candidates to contest for RD. I have the privilege of being Bangladesh’s nominated candidate. The SE...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 9, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saima Wazed Tags: Asia-Pacific Gender Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Uganda: Failure to Pay Medical Interns Is Dangerous, Say Experts
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -- Healthcare worker strikes in Uganda are likely to have greater negative impact on poor and vulnerable patients, according to research published in Cureus, a journal of medical science which is part of Springer Nature; the German-British academic publishing company with headquarters in London, Berlin and New York City. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Economy, Business and Finance East Africa Health and Medicine Labour Uganda Source Type: news

The big idea: should we bring extinct creatures back to life?
We might be able to genetically engineer something like woolly mammoths, but is it a good idea?We may weep for the dodo, but could and should we bring this lovely bird back from the dead? De-extinction is the science ofrestoring lost species and it has been in the news, sporadically, for decades.The story in modern times began in 1990 whenMichael Crichton published his science fiction novel Jurassic Park, in which he imagined a world where scientists were able to bring dinosaurs back to life. Crichton had trained as a biomedical scientist, so he was aware of the then newpolymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology that was r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 7, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Mike Benton Tags: Extinct wildlife Science and nature books Biotechnology industry Genetics Culture Source Type: news

The Connection Between Diabetes and Heart Arrhythmias
The human heart beats roughly 3 billion times during the course of an average lifetime. Every single time it beats, blood is drawn into its two upper chambers, held there briefly by a network of valves, and then pumped out forcefully through its two lower chambers. This drawing-and-pumping action ensures that about six liters of freshly oxygenated blood leaves the heart and enters the bloodstream every minute—a volume that can rise to more than 35 liters per minute when someone is exercising. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] But none of that can happen unless the heart’s complicated machinery&md...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

AI? Brain manipulation? WHO ’s new chief scientist aims to anticipate global challenges
At the beginning of May, after almost 10 years at the helm of one of the world’s richest biomedical foundations, British physician Jeremy Farrar traded funding clout for a bigger international stage, moving to Geneva to become chief scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO). Farrar had helped make the U.K.-based Wellcome Trust a major player in global issues such as infectious diseases and the health effects of climate change. He also wasn’t shy about criticizing WHO’s leadership, specifically its slow response to the West African Ebola outbreak in 2014. Only the second person in the chief scie...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 29, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Africa: Human Organs for Transplant - 5 Steps Africa Must Take to Improve the Supply Chain
[The Conversation Africa] Medical science has made tremendous advancements over the past 70 years. One of these is the transplant of human organs from one person to another. The first transplant - a kidney - was in the US in 1954. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 23, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Health and Medicine Source Type: news

Two-Thirds of Physicians, Scientists Report Online Harassment
THURSDAY, June 22, 2023 -- Physicians and biomedical scientists experience high levels of harassment online, according to a research letter published online June 14 in JAMA Network Open. Regina Royan, M.D., from the Northwestern University Feinberg... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - June 22, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctors, Scientists Saw Uptick in Online Harassment During the Pandemic
(MedPage Today) -- Physicians and scientists commonly experience online harassment, and this was especially true during the COVID pandemic, new survey data showed. Among 359 physicians, biomedical scientists, and trainees responding to the survey... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 14, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news