Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin Cuts Stroke Rate in Half Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin Cuts Stroke Rate in Half
New results from the COMPASS trial show combination therapy reduced the ischemic stroke rate by 49% vs aspirin alone in patients with stable vascular disease, without increasing intracerebral bleeding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA OKs MedyMatch AI software as breakthrough device
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an expedited access...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE partners with MedyMatch on AI Samsung NeuroLogica, MedyMatch to collaborate IBM Watson deal puts MedyMatch on the map MedyMatch debuts AI for detecting intracranial bleeding AI developer adds to scientific, medical advisory board (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Bevacizumab dramatically improves severe hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) associated bleeding
(Elsevier) Patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) with severe bleeding, who were treated with intravenous bevacizumab, reported a marked reduction in nose bleeds and gastrointestinal bleeding and were able to stop or considerably reduce blood transfusions, resulting in significantly improved quality of life. A new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings provides good quality evidence for the excellent safety profile and efficacy of intravenous bevacizumab in the management of these patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Roche hemophilia drug lowers costs despite high price: ICER
(Reuters) - A costly new Roche Holding AG drug to treat the bleeding disorder hemophilia A could significantly reduce healthcare expenses for certain patients, a draft report from an independent U.S. nonprofit organization that evaluates clinical and cost effectiveness of new medicines said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CHMP recommends EU approval of Roche ’s Hemlibra for people with haemophilia A with inhibitors
Roche today announced that the EU Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for Hemlibra ® (emicizumab) for routine prophylaxis of bleeding episodes in people with haemophilia A with factor VIII inhibitors. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - January 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CHMP recommends EU approval of Roche ’s Hemlibra for people with haemophilia A with inhibitors
Roche today announced that the EU Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for Hemlibra ® (emicizumab) for routine prophylaxis of bleeding episodes in people with haemophilia A with factor VIII inhibitors. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CHMP recommends EU approval of Roche ’s Hemlibra for people with haemophilia A with inhibitors
Roche today announced that the EU Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for Hemlibra ® (emicizumab) for routine prophylaxis of bleeding episodes in people with haemophilia A with factor VIII inhibitors. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - January 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CHMP recommends EU approval of Roche ’s Hemlibra for people with haemophilia A with inhibitors
Roche today announced that the EU Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for Hemlibra ® (emicizumab) for routine prophylaxis of bleeding episodes in people with haemophilia A with factor VIII inhibitors. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What happens when you get shot in the head and live to tell about it
In 2006, Jim Ledgewood was minding his own business at a sports bar in Glendale when he was randomly shot in the head by a gunman. The hollow point bullet exploded, severing a facial nerve and destroying his inner eardrum. Then the bullet traveled to the back of his head, nicking his carotid artery, causing bleeding around his brain. His frontal and temporal lobes also were damaged. While 90 percent of people shot in the hea d die from their wounds, a small percentage who survive are able to maintain… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

What happens when you get shot in the head and live to tell about it
In 2006, Jim Ledgewood was minding his own business at a sports bar in Glendale when he was randomly shot in the head by a gunman. The hollow point bullet exploded, severing a facial nerve and destroying his inner eardrum. Then the bullet traveled to the back of his head, nicking his carotid artery, causing bleeding around his brain. His frontal and temporal lobes also were damaged. While 90 percent of people shot in the hea d die from their wounds, a small percentage who survive are able to maintain… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Herbal Supplements May Be Dangerous When You Take Certain Prescription Drugs
A number of common herbal supplements, including green tea and Ginkgo biloba, can interact with prescription medications, according to a new research review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. These interactions can make drugs less effective—and may even be dangerous or deadly. Doctors know that herbs can affect medication regimens, wrote the researchers, from the South African Medical Research Council, in their new paper. But because people often don’t disclose to their healthcare providers what over-the-counter drugs and supplements they’re taking, it’s difficult for scienti...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized are herbal supplements safe are supplements safe drug interactions drug side effects green tea healthytime herbal drugs medicine onetime supplement safety warfarin Source Type: news

Solving the mystery of a shapeshifting neck tumor
Jaedin, 10 years old, holds the control for a remote-controlled race car, Christmas 2017. Amanda Brown couldn’t shake an uneasy intuition that something just seemed “off” throughout her second pregnancy. During a scheduled caesarian section at her local hospital in North Carolina, her instinct proved to be true. “I had given birth to my first son by C-section so I knew what to expect,” Amanda says. “But this time around, as the surgeons totally stalled in the middle of the delivery, I thought to myself, ‘it doesn’t take this long to pull a baby out.’” When her son...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat J. McAlpine Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Airway Disorders cervical teratoma Dr. Reza Rahbar germ cell tumor Neck and Skullbase Surgery Program at Boston Children's NICU Solid Tumors Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Source Type: news

Ibuprofen pill claims to cut side-effects and be faster
British company infirst Healthcare have come up with a solution that could allow people in chronic pain to consume ibuprofen and get the same relief with half the dose and no risk of gastric bleeding. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drugs recast $10 billion hemophilia market as Sanofi swoops in
LONDON (Reuters) - Sanofi is placing a big bet on the $10 billion-a-year hemophilia market at a testing time, as scientific advances overhaul traditional approaches to treating the rare uncontrolled bleeding disorder. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brushing your teeth 'can PROTECT against cancer by lowering bleeding gums risk'
BRUSHING your teeth regularly can slash the risk of cancer by more than a quarter, according to new research. Bugs that get into the bloodstream via bleeding gums cause deadly tumours by triggering inflammation, scientists fear. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Endometrial ablation: What you need to know
Endometrial ablation is a procedure to remove the uterine lining. It may help women who have heavy or long periods, or bleeding in between periods. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Now, Safer Deliveries for Women in Tajikistan
January 16, 2018In just a year, home births in Bokhtar District have been cut in half.“I delivered my oldest daughter at home,” says Gulrukhsor Talbieva. “I’d never heard about the maternity hospital.”  Gulrukhsor Talbieva, now a 26-year-old mother of five, lives in Lohuti village in Tajikistan ’s remote Bokhtar district.She also delivered her second baby, a son, at home and had a terrible headache that lasted for days. She didn ’t know it at the time, but she had eclampsia, a life-threatening condition." I'd never heard about the maternity hospital. "  “I...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

FDA to speed review of medical products for use by military
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Department of Defense launched a program on Tuesday to speed the development and review of medical products needed by the military, such as freeze-dried plasma that could prevent wounded troops from bleeding to death. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Uganda denies there is an outbreak of 'eye-bleeding fever'
Officials in the African country have been accused of 'concealing' cases of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, which is fatal 40 per cent of the time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists identify what may have killed millions in mystery epidemic
In the 16th century, an epidemic known as "cocoliztli" that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of Guatemala, Mexico and even reached Peru. It wiped out 80% of the population, killing millions of people. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

500 years later, scientists discover what probably killed the Aztecs
Within five years, 15 million people – 80% of the population – were wiped out in an epidemic named ‘cocoliztli’, meaning pestilenceIn 1545 disaster struck Mexico ’s Aztec nation when people started coming down with high fevers, headaches and bleeding from the eyes, mouth and nose. Death generally followed in three or four days.Within five years as many as 15 million people – an estimated 80% of the population – were wiped out in an epidemic the locals named “cocoliztli”. The word means pestilence in the Aztec Nahuatl language. Its cause, however, has been questioned for...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Mexico Health Science Americas Guatemala Source Type: news

How to get rid of piles: This natural treatment can help relieve symptoms
PILES, also known as haemorrhoids, are swollen veins around the anus or lowest part of the rectum that can cause irritation and even bleeding. While symptoms usually clear up by themselves, there is medicine and natural treatment available depending on how severe the case is. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop the clots, spare the coagulation
(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) In the fight to cure thromboinflammatory diseases, one of the target molecules is thrombin, a protein that promotes inflammation and can cause blood clots. However, inhibiting thrombin too much can lead to uncontrolled bleeding, limiting the use of anti-inflammatory drugs. Now, researchers from BIDMC and the Wyss Institute have found that a class of small molecule called 'parmodulins' can reduce inflammation without compromising normal blood clotting, making parmodulins attractive candidates for new, safer drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Black Death' virus causes panic in Uganda as girl dies
A nine-year-old girl died in central Uganda with the symptoms of an eye-bleeding disease which it is thought could kill up to 40 per cent of those infected by it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Susquehanna Valley (Pa.) EMS Trains Community Members to 'Stop the Bleed'
  HELLAM TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. -- When someone’s in an accident, first responders say uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death. That’s why Susquehanna Valley Emergency Medical Services is freely training people, using dummies and fake blood, to 'Stop the Bleed'.  Saving a life is as simple as having someone around who knows how to stop an uncontrolled bleed. “The wounds getting to be a scary place. There’s no doubt about that," said Chief Mike Fitzgibbons, Susquehanna Valley Emergency Medical Services. Chief Fitzgibbons says accidents...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Grace Griffaton, Fox43 Tags: Training News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Everything you've ever wanted to know about my colonoscopy (but never dared to ask)
When I had rectal bleeding, I went for a colonoscopy. The doctor prescribed more fiber – but could anxiety be the source of the pain in my backside?The thing about writers – the thing that makes us hated and occasionally liked – is that very often we have our heads up our asses. There are two ways that people in my profession can address this.We could develop a deeper sense of humility, looking beyond ourselves and try to use our voices to amplify the experiences of other people in this cruel, cruel world.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mona Chalabi Tags: Anxiety Medical research Health US news World news Science Society & wellbeing Life and style Psychology Source Type: news

Oprah is the perfect fit for bleeding heart liberals: Emotional speeches that distort reality while utterly lacking any real substance at all
(Natural News) What exactly is so appealing about the idea of Oprah Winfrey for President? She’s extremely wealthy and her name appears quite often on television and in magazines; other than that, what qualifies her to be the next commander-in-chief and leader of the free world? Perhaps the liberals like her so much because, simply... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

QuikClot Control+ Hemostatic Dressing is used for internal organ space bleeding.
QuikClot Control+ Hemostatic Dressing is used to control bleeding wounds such as surgical wounds and traumatic injuries. Unit is suitable for patients displaying class III or class IV bleeding.This story is related to the following:Surgical Dressings (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - January 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

SURGICEL & #194; & #174; Powder Absorbable Hemostat is used in surgeries.
SURGICEL® Powder Absorbable Hemostat is used for broad-surface oozing and stops bleeding fast. Unit is suitable for gynecologic, oncologic, cardiovascular and general procedure applications. Product offers bactericidal activity in vitro against MRSA, MRSE, VRE, PRSP, E Coli pathogens.This story is related to the following:Hemostats (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - January 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Bayer, J & J win reversal of $28 million verdict in Xarelto lawsuit
(Reuters) - A Pennsylvania state court judge on Tuesday overturned a $27.8 million jury award to an Indiana couple who accused Bayer AG and Johnson& Johnson of failing to warn of internal bleeding risks of their drug Xarelto, the companies said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gynesonics touts pivotal IDE Sonata trial results
Gynesonics today released results from the pivotal FDA investigational device exemption cleared trial for its Sonata system designed for the incision-free treatment of uterine fibroids, touting a 99% freedom from surgical reintervention for heavy menstrual bleeding. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company’s Sonata trial is a prospective, longitudinal, multi-center trial exploring the safety and effectiveness of its Sonata device, which is designed to use sonograph-guided radiofrequency ablation to destroy intrauterine fibroids while preserving the uterus. Results from the trial indicated that 99% of trial patient...
Source: Mass Device - January 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Women's Health Gynesonics Source Type: news

New Absorbable Adjunctive Hemostat From Ethicon Helps Surgeons Control Disruptive Bleeding More Efficiently
SURGICEL® Powder is the next innovation in bleeding management designed to help improve operating efficiency SOMERVILLE, N.J., Jan. 9, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Ethicon*, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Compani... Devices, Surgery, Product Launch Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson, SURGICEL, ABSORBABLE HEMOSTAT, hemostat (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Z-Medica Officially Launches QuikClot Control+
Wallingford, CT, Lake Buena Vista, FL – Z-Medica, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces today that QuikClot Control+ is now commercially available. The announcement is being made in advance of the 2018 EAST Annual Scientific Assembly of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), January 9-13 at the Disney Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, where Z-Medica will be exhibiting. Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June of 2017 under the de novo classification process, QuikClot Control+ is the first and only hemostatic dressing cleared for ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Z-Medica Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Z-Medica Officially Launches QuikClot Control+
Wallingford, CT, Lake Buena Vista, FL – Z-Medica, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces today that QuikClot Control+ is now commercially available. The announcement is being made in advance of the 2018 EAST Annual Scientific Assembly of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), January 9-13 at the Disney Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, where Z-Medica will be exhibiting. Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June of 2017 under the de novo classification process, QuikClot Control+ is the first and only hemostatic dressing cleared for ...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Z-Medica Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Baxter buys Mallinckrodt ’ s Recothrom, Preveleak sealants for $153m
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) said today it inked an agreement with Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:MNK) to acquire its Recothrom and Preveleak hemostat and sealant products for approximately $153 million up front with a potential for contingent payments in the future. Mallinckrodt’s Recothorm is a stand-alone recombinant thrombin-based product with indications as an aid to hemostasis to control oozing blood and minor bleeding from capillaries and small venules when control of bleeding by standard surgical techniques is ineffective or impractical. The Preveleak sealant is designed to seal suture holes during su...
Source: Mass Device - January 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Surgical Baxter Mallinckrodt Source Type: news

Pregnancy, Bleeding
Bleeding During Pregnancy (Light, Heavy, Causes, Pictures) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Childbirth Deaths Declining in U.S., New Report Finds
THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 -- Improved management of excessive bleeding and high blood pressure during labor and delivery are helping to reduce the number of childbirth-related deaths in the United States, maternal health experts say. A new report, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hologic wins CE Mark for MyoSure Manual
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its MyoSure Manual device. The MyoSure Manual device features an integrated vacuum with no external suction required, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. The system is supported by a one-liter bag of saline without the need for a controller or fluid management equipment. “There is an increased demand to simplify tissue removal procedures regardless of where they are being performed, in-office or in the theater. We continuously look to meet this need by developing innovative solutions that provide flexibility and convenie...
Source: Mass Device - January 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Hologic Source Type: news

Aegea Medical raises $40m
Aegea Medical said today raised a total of $40 million in financing to support the development of its Adaptive Vapor Ablation technology designed for endometrial ablation. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said the financing included $30 million from Perceptive Advisors and an additional $10 million from existing equity investors including Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), Alloy Ventures, Delphi Ventures, BioMed Ventures and Solas BioVentures. “We are excited to be partnering with Aegea Medical in helping to launch this game-changing technology in the women’s health space. We believe Aegea’s Adaptive Vapor ...
Source: Mass Device - January 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Urology aegeamedical Medtronic Source Type: news

An Interdisciplinary Literature Review of Prehospital Use of Tranexamic Acid (TXA) in Major Bleeding
An interdisciplinary literature review Discovered in the 1950s, tranexamic acid (TXA) is an antifibrinolytic medication that, over the last decade, has drawn considerable attention from researchers, clinicians and mainstream media.1 TXA is a synthetic chemical that’s a competitive antagonist to the lysine binding site of plasminogen.2 When a fibrin clot forms in the body in response to bleeding, it’s naturally degraded over time. In major trauma and hemorrhage, it’s thought that the body’s fibrin degradation process is accelerated due to high levels of fibrinolytic factors in circulation.3 This cont...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael J. Carr, MD Tags: Trauma Patient Care Source Type: news

Treating Patients in Austere, Remote Settings
Considerations when treating patients in austere, remote settings You glance over at your partner who’s driving to the call and ask if he knows where he’s going. He tells you he knows the area but not the location of the specific address. He thinks you’re still about 20 minutes away. You look back at the map and locate the trailhead where the caller is supposed to meet you. A 24-year-old male riding an ATV meets you at a trail marker. You key the microphone to let dispatch know you’ve made contact and you hear, “Last unit repeat, unreadable.” You repeat your transmission and dispatch res...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dennis Edgerly, EMT-P Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Vaginal bleeding
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black poo? THREE reasons for strange bowel symptom - and if you should see doctor
BLACK POO is unusual and often down to diet changes, but it could also be a sign of bowel cancer and internal bleeding. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hyphema (Bleeding in Eye)
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Houston Astros first base coach recovering well after emergency brain surgery
Rich Dauer was rushed to the hospital with bleeding on the brain after he hit his head on the floor the night before the Houston Astros celebrated the World Series title. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news