UCLA oncologist Dennis Slamon wins 2019 Lasker Award for clinical medical research
Physician-scientist Dr. Dennis Slamon, professor and chief of hematology/oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been awarded the 2019 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for the groundbreaking development of breast cancer drug Herceptin (trastuzumab), a lifesaving therapy for women with HER2-positive breast cancer. He shares the award with H. Michael Shepard, an American cancer researcher honored for work he completed at biotechnology company Genentech; and Axel Ullrich, a German cancer researcher from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry.The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation honored Sl...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Stop rubbing toothpaste on your penis to last longer in bed, experts warn
The peppermint oils and other chemicals in toothpaste, including bleaching agents, can be extremely irritating to sensitive skin, British men are being warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Juul Illegally Claimed That Its Products Were Safer than Cigarettes, FDA Says
Juul illegally marketed its e-cigarettes as less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, and must find a way to correct that violation, according to a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). E-cigarettes like Juuls, which heat liquid nicotine instead of burning tobacco, are thought to be less dangerous than cigarettes because they produce fewer cancer-causing chemicals. But “regardless of where products like e-cigarettes fall on the continuum of tobacco product risk, the law is clear that, before marketing tobacco products for reduced risk, companies must demonstrate with scientific evidence that their s...
Source: TIME: Health - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Analysis of ocular injury characteristics in survivors of the 8.12 Tianjin Port explosion, China - Jiang H, Xue C, Gao Y, Wang Y.
INTRODUCTION: On the evening of August 12, 2015, a large chemical explosion occurred at Tianjin Port. We analyzed ocular injury characteristics in the survivors of this accident. METHODS: Twenty injured eyes of 17 hospitalized patients were include... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Development of Accident Probability Index using surrogate indicators of chemical accidents in chemical plants - Huh DA, Huh EH, Byeon SH, Sohn JR, Moon KW.
To reduce damage caused by chemical accidents, it is important to establish a prevention system for chemical accidents. The first step in the prevention of chemical accidents is to screen the high-risk chemical plants. Risk index, one of the screening meth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Energize your day with ginger and pears (or combine them into a delicious smoothie)
(Natural News) Unlike milkshakes, which are full of various chemicals and added sugar, healthy smoothies made with fresh ingredients offer many benefits. For example, this pear, ginger, and citrus smoothie can boost your energy levels and promote gut health. The nutritional profile of pears Sweet, juicy pears aren’t just delicious. They are also full of nutrients... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exfoliate and moisturize: 6 Natural and effective remedies for dry skin on your face
(Natural News) Not everyone has flawless skin, especially on the face. Some people are more prone to having dry skin on the face than others. There are many reasons why dry facial skin occurs, such as changes in temperature or humidity; using soaps with harsh chemicals; and skin problems like eczema. The skin naturally produces... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nerve agents: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 1 - McGhee S, Finnegan A, Angus N, Clochesy J.
Recent incidents in the UK and the alleged chemical attacks in Syria by the Bashar al-Assad regime have brought the subject of chemical weapons back into the public domain. To date these types of event have been relatively rare because terrorist plans to h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Responding to nerve agent poisoning: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 2 - McGhee S, Finnegan A, Angus N, Michael Clochesy J.
The release of chemical agents can cause loss of life and result in major incidents. Chemical agent-related major incidents require a modified response by emergency services due to the chemicals' transmissibility, lethality, latency and persistence. In gen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

US Health Officials Report New Vaping Deaths, Repeat Warning
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday again urged people to stop vaping until they figure out why some are coming down with serious breathing illnesses. Officials have identified about 450 possible cases, including as many as five deaths, in 33 states. The count includes newly reported deaths in California, Indiana and Minnesota. No single vaping device, liquid or ingredient has been tied to all the illnesses, officials said. Many of the sickened — but not all — were people who said they had been vaping THC, the chemical that gives marijuana its high. Many are teens. Health officials have only b...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston vaping Source Type: news

Is Vaping Marijuana Safe? Deaths and Lung Disease Linked to E-Cigs Call That Into Question
Vaping THC may be behind many of the serious lung diseases that have been tied to e-cigarette use––raising concerns about an increasingly popular way of consuming marijuana, which many consumers view as a relatively safe habit. Up to 450 people have developed illnesses and at least three people have died after using e-cigarettes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials said on a call with reporters Friday. While the CDC and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have not found a device, product or substance that is linked to all cases, a paper published Friday in the New England Journal of Medic...
Source: TIME: Health - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

After 3 Vaping Deaths, CDC Recommends Not Using E-Cigarettes
No single chemical or product has yet been determined to be the cause. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lisette Voytko, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Tim Ferriss, the Man Who Put His Money Behind Psychedelic Medicine
The author of “The 4-Hour Workweek” is behind a surge in funding for clinical research into psychedelic drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benedict Carey Tags: LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) Drug Abuse and Traffic Ecstasy (Drug) Mental Health and Disorders Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Addiction (Psychology) Therapy and Rehabilitation Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Philanthropy Chemistry Heffter Re Source Type: news

Which herbal medicines work against the flu?
(Natural News) Before the dawn of pharmaceuticals, people relied on medicinal plants to relieve symptoms of various ailments and improve overall health. Today, herbal medicines are on the rise once again, with their powerful chemical components becoming the focus of interest of many scientific studies. Besides being effective, these naturally occurring compounds cause very few adverse effects.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which herbal medicines work against the flu? A scientific review provides answers
(Natural News) Before the dawn of pharmaceuticals, people relied on medicinal plants to relieve symptoms of various ailments and improve overall health. Today, herbal medicines are on the rise once again, with their powerful chemical components becoming the focus of interest of many scientific studies. Besides being effective, these naturally occurring compounds cause very few adverse effects.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin E Oil Might Be Cause of Vaping-Linked Lung Injuries
FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 -- Lab tests have found a chemical derived from vitamin E in samples of vaping products that have sickened people in 25 states. Investigators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration discovered the oily chemical, vitamin E... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New proteins found in transcriptional factor complex in beta cells
New proteins discovered in the transcription factor complex that maintain beta cell function may contribute to reduced insulin release, according to a study published in theJournal of Biological Chemistry.Scienmag (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 6, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

At MIT, New DNA Microscopy Maps Cells and Their Genetic Sequences Using Chemicals Rather than Light
Genetic data captured by this new technology could lead to a new understanding of how different types of cells exchange information and would be a boon to anatomic pathology research worldwide What if it were possible to map the interior of cells and view their genetic sequences using chemicals instead of light? Might that spark […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 6, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology antibodie Source Type: news

Syria and the chemical weapons taboo - Price R.
Has the use of chemical weapons (CW) in Syria eroded the CW taboo? In this article I argue that, despite the significant violations of the CW taboo in the Syrian conflict, the trend overall is not indicative of the erosion of the long-standing internationa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

This chemical is 'key focus' in vaping illness investigation, health officials say
There were high levels of the chemical vitamin E acetate in nearly all cannabis-containing samples analyzed as part of an investigation into vaping-related lung illnesses, the New York State Department of Health said Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows how serotonin and a popular anti-depressant affect the gut ’s microbiota
In this study, we were interested in finding out why they might do so,” said Hsiao, UCLA assistant professor of integrative biology and physiology, and of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics in the  UCLA College; and of digestive diseases in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.Hsiao and her research group reported in the journal Cell in 2015 that in mice, a specific mixture of bacteria, consisting mainly of  Turicibacter sanguinis and Clostridia, produces molecules that signal to gut cells to increase production of serotonin. When Hsiao’s team raised mice without the bact...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vitamin E may be linked to marijuana vaping illnesses
There is a major break in the nationwide vaping crisis. Public health officials said some of the marijuana products that recently sickened users across the country contained the same chemical. It's a type of oil made from vitamin E. Dean Reynolds reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spacewatch: European Mars rover ready for final test
European Space Agency ’s ExoMars rover arrives in France for final tests before next year’s missionThe European Space Agency ’sExoMars rover has arrived in France forfinal tests before being prepared for its mission next year.Named Rosalind Franklin after the English chemist, the rover is designed to determine whether there has ever been life on Mars. It will also better understand the history of water on the red planet.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 5, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Space Mars European Space Agency Science France Source Type: news

Tips for When to Consider Legal Review of Quality System Investigations
As a lawyer with extensive experience in good manufacturing practice (GMP) issues, clients will ask me to review complex Quality System investigations. My clients are typically in-house counsel and, while review by Legal makes sense to a company’s in-house counsel (after all they, too, are lawyers), Quality or Manufacturing personnel often are flummoxed. My biased opinion is that a GMP lawyer is the exact person you want to review a challenging, sticky manufacturing investigation. Why? Lawyers are trained to review problems methodically. Lawyers are trained in efficient writing. And they can sniff out a ...
Source: MDDI - September 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Allison Fulton Tags: Manufacturing Equipment Source Type: news

Health Officials Close in on Culprit in Vaping Lung Injury Cases
THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 -- Lab tests have found a chemical derived from vitamin E in samples of vaping products that have sickened people in 25 states. Investigators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration discovered the chemical in samples of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Officials Close in on Culprit in Vaping Lung Injury Cases
THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 -- Lab tests have found a chemical derived from vitamin E in samples of vaping products that have sickened people in 25 states. Investigators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration discovered the chemical in samples of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Denmark bans PFAS 'forever chemicals' from food packaging
Denmark will be the first country to ban PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to cancer, elevated cholesterol and decreased fertility, from food packaging, starting next year. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kilauea lava fuels phytoplankton bloom in the North Pacific Ocean
From June to August 2018, the eruption of Kīlauea volcano on the island of Hawai‘i injected millions of cubic meters of molten lava into the nutrient-poor waters of the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. The lava-impacted seawater was characterized by high concentrations of metals and nutrients that stimulated phytoplankton growth, resulting in an extensive plume of chlorophyll a that was detectable by satellite. Chemical and molecular evidence revealed that this biological response hinged on unexpectedly high concentrations of nitrate, despite the negligible quantities of nitrogen in basaltic lava. We hypothesize that...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 5, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Wilson, S. T., Hawco, N. J., Armbrust, E. V., Barone, B., Björkman, K. M., Boysen, A. K., Burgos, M., Burrell, T. J., Casey, J. R., DeLong, E. F., Dugenne, M., Dutkiewicz, S., Dyhrman, S. T., Ferron, S., Follows, M. J., Foreman, R. K., Funkey, C. Tags: Microbiology, Oceanography reports Source Type: news

Structure elucidation of colibactin and its DNA cross-links
Colibactin is a complex secondary metabolite produced by some genotoxic gut Escherichia coli strains. The presence of colibactin-producing bacteria correlates with the frequency and severity of colorectal cancer in humans. However, because colibactin has not been isolated or structurally characterized, studying the physiological effects of colibactin-producing bacteria in the human gut has been difficult. We used a combination of genetics, isotope labeling, tandem mass spectrometry, and chemical synthesis to deduce the structure of colibactin. Our structural assignment accounts for all known biosynthetic and cell biology d...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 5, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Xue, M., Kim, C. S., Healy, A. R., Wernke, K. M., Wang, Z., Frischling, M. C., Shine, E. E., Wang, W., Herzon, S. B., Crawford, J. M. Tags: Chemistry, Microbiology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

DIY Shake Slime kits recalled for chemical hazard
A line of make-your-own slime kits for children has been recalled because of a chemical hazard.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Michigan Just Became the First State to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes in an Effort to Keep Kids ‘Safe’
Michigan this week became the first U.S. state to ban the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products, which critics say are largely to blame for an epidemic of youth e-cigarette use. “As governor, my number one priority is keeping our kids safe,” Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement Wednesday. “And right now, companies selling vaping products are using candy flavors to hook children on nicotine and misleading claims to promote the belief that these products are safe. That ends today.” Research does show that flavored e-cigarettes are more appealing to kids than adults, which has made th...
Source: TIME: Health - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Clues to Why Epileptic Seizures Can Halt Breathing
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 -- Higher levels of the brain chemical serotonin are linked to a lower risk of potentially deadly seizure-related breathing pauses in people with epilepsy, researchers say. The findings suggest serotonin may help protect... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Test Operations Procedure (TOP) 08-2-199 Collective Protection (ColPro) System Chamber Tests
Source: U.S. Army. Published: 9/4/2019. This 87-page test operations procedure provides basic information to facilitate planning, conducting, and reporting testing of collective protection active and passive systems in a chamber. Collective protection systems are designed to provide protection of enclosed personnel, supplies, and equipment from threats, including chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, biological warfare agents, and radiological contaminants.The contaminant may be a toxic industrial chemical vapor, simulant vapor, or aerosol of agent-like organism. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PFAS conference highlights research obstacles, public health challenges
Toxicologists and other scientists explored new ways to study these complex chemicals. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Chemicals ’ effects on development and reproduction reviewed by expert panel
The National Toxicology Program invited outside experts to review its first technical reports related to developmental and reproductive toxicology. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Blocking mosquitoes with a graphene shield
Graphene film may be an alternative to chemicals now used in insect repellants and protective clothing. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Home Depot Removes Glyphosate Unfair Trade Practices Case To Federal Court
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Home Depot USA Inc. on Aug. 19 removed to Florida federal court a complaint brought by a woman who contends that the company has violated unfair trade practices law by selling the herbicide Roundup because it contains the chemical glyphosate, which she alleges is carcinogenic (Aimee Waters v. Home Depot USA Inc., No. 19-81167, S.D. Fla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 3, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Want To Live Longer? Study Suggests You Should Ditch Soda
This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet and sugary beverages and health risks, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage, obesity or another hidden health issue. “The cause behind these associations isn’t clear,” said Bergquist. “Other potential biological causes could be attributed to experimental evidence linking consumption of artificial sweeteners to sugar cravings, appetite stimulation ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Soda Source Type: news

Vitamins for Depression
In trying to cope with the debilitating symptoms of depression, people often turn to vitamins, supplements, herbs, or home remedies first. And it’s no wonder — such efforts to alleviate symptoms are often far less expensive and easier to obtain. For some, it may be a part of their rationalization that their depression “isn’t all that bad,” if it can be treated with vitamins and supplements. Many people find relief in taking vitamins and supplements for depression. It is also one of the most well-researched topics, so we know what the science has to say about the efficacy of such treatments. Bu...
Source: Psych Central - September 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Depression Diet & Nutrition General Medications Miscellaneous Drugs supplements for depression vitamins for depression Source Type: news

Denmark Moves To Ban Harmful PFAS Chemicals In Food Packaging
Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl, which are used to make products stain- and water-resistant, have been linked to adverse health effects. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 3, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study finds chemicals in the body may protect against lung disease in 9/11 first responders
A new study from New York University's School of Medicine has found that 30 metabolites may protect 9/11 first responders from developing obstructive airway disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Body ’ s Natural Chemicals May Help Protect 9/11 Responders ’ Health: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

One Dead, Eight Sick in San Jose HazMat Incident
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say one woman has died and eight people have been sickened in a hazmat incident Saturday at a Northern California hotel. KTVU reports Saturday that guests of the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose reported smelling a chemical odor — similar to a rotten egg —and feeling faint, light-headed and short of breath. San Jose police Officer Gina Tepoorten says authorities are investigating the death as a suicide. Tepoorten said in an email the hazmat incident is related to the woman's suicide. San Jose Fire Department Capt. Mitch Matlow says the eight people sickened are believed to be...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 3, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News AP News Tag Source Type: news

Body's Natural Chemicals May Help Protect 9/11 Responders' Health: Study
TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 -- Certain chemicals made by the body may have helped prevent lung disease in some first responders who were exposed to toxic dust after the World Trade Center was destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, researchers say. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Body's Natural Chemicals May Help Protect 9/11 Responders' Health: Study
Title: Body's Natural Chemicals May Help Protect 9/11 Responders' Health: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/3/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/3/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 3, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

More pharmacies in England to offer free heart checks
Some chemists in England will start providing the rapid detection service from next month. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sheffield professor urges dentists to ditch single-use plastic
"I've never seen this many different plastics in one place," chemistry professor Tony Ryan says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers develop new coating for textile fibers that can protect against toxic industrial chemicals
(Natural News) Industrial workers and soldiers alike are often exposed to deadly chemicals in the workplace. Now, they might breathe in relief thanks to a new metal-organic framework. When applied to the fibers of various textiles, the coating will catch and trap deadly chemicals, keeping the toxic substances from ever reaching the wearer. The metal-organic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thematic Paper on the Status of Country Preparedness Capacities: Background Report Commissioned by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 9/2019. Through analysis of country-level data, key stakeholder interviews, and reviews of high-level recommendations made in the wake of recent emergencies, this 65-page report provides an overview of the status of country preparedness capacities and global progress in implementing identified priority actions. The analysis indicates that the strongest capacities across all countries include laboratory systems, surveillance, and immunization. The weakest include capacities for preparing against chemical and radiation emergencies, as well as securing points of entry. (PDF...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tiny Robots Powered By Vibration Eyed for Medical Applications
Robotic technology is becoming increasingly more advanced, with robots that are able to move on their own and smaller and smaller form factors being developed for extremely specialized work. As a new example of the latter, a team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a tiny, 3D-printed robot that responds to vibration to create self-actuation. The robots, which researchers said could be grouped together to work similarly to ants, could potentially be used to repair injuries inside the human body, move objects, or in other applications. Researchers have created a new type of tiny 3D-printed r...
Source: MDDI - August 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Design News Source Type: news