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Cryotherapy May Prevent Chemo - Induced Neuropathy
Breast cancer patients on paclitaxel had lower incidence of peripheral neuropathy with cryotherapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of cryotherapy?
We look at the benefits of cryotherapy including weight loss, inflammation reduction, and the possibility of it preventing dementia. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Cryotherapy May Help Prevent Neuropathy in Cancer Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Less CIPN in patients wearing ice-cold gloves and socks after taxane therapy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Frozen Gloves, Socks Reduce CIPN in Patients With Breast Cancer Frozen Gloves, Socks Reduce CIPN in Patients With Breast Cancer
Cryotherapy delivered to the hands and feet during weekly paclitaxel chemotherapy significantly reduces the incidence of peripheral neuropathy in patients with breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study finds cold therapy may be effective at controlling cancer treatment side effects
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that cryotherapy, specifically having chemotherapy patients wear frozen gloves and socks for 90-minute periods, is useful for preventing symptoms of neuropathy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Minimally invasive treatment for prostate cancer
Cryotherapy for prostate cancer? This minimally invasive procedure can be an alternative to removing the prostate gland surgically. Learn more about cryotherapy for prostate cancer ? why it's done, what to expect, possible risks and whether it might be right for you. Symptoms of prostate cancer? Prostate cancer may cause no signs or symptoms in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

CSA Medical wins another FDA expansion for TruFreeze cryotherapy
Endoscopic cryo-ablation company CSA Medical said today it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its TruFreeze spray cryotherapy system, now cleared for use on patients with Barrett’s esophagus with low grade dysplasia. With the clearance, the device is now approved for both low and high grade dysplasia as well as malignancies, the Boston-based company said. “Over the past few years, studies have underscored the potential risk for Barrett’s esophagus with low grade dysplasia to progress to esophageal adenocarcinoma. Intervening at this level of dysplasia has become common practice and is recogni...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance CSA Medical Inc. Source Type: news

CSA Medical Announces Expansion of truFreeze(R) Label to Include Barrett's Esophagus with Low Grade Dysplasia
From Barrett's Esophagus to Malignancy - Only truFreeze® BOSTON, Aug. 31, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CSA Medical announced on Thursday, the expansion of its truFreeze® label with the addition of Barrett's Esophagus with l... Devices, Interventional, FDA CSA Medical, truFreeze, Barrett's Esophagus, cryotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Channel Medsystems(R) Secures $14.1mm Financing for Office-Based Treatment of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 23, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Channel Medsystems, developer of an innovative, physician office-based therapy for heavy menstrual bleeding, announced today that it has secured a $14.1mm Series C-1 financing.... Devices, Venture Capital Channel Medsystems, Cerene Cryotherapy, endometrial cryoablation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meditation in fashion? Designers share how the practice helps them reboot, refresh and stay grounded
Meditation: it never goes out of style. While fashion folk constantly seek out the latest wellness trend — IV drips, sensory deprivation, infrared saunas, cryotherapy, turmeric and beet lattes — the centuries-old practice is finding new currency.“It’s tough within the industry now,” says Khajak... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristen Tauer | WWD Source Type: news

Cryotherapy or cervical cancer screening in HIV-infected women?
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

CSA Medical wins expanded FDA nod for TruFreeze system
Endoscopic cryo-ablation company CSA Medical said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for a 3rd spray kit, the rapid AV spray kit, for its TruFreeze system. The Boston-based company’s TruFreeze system is designed as a cryosurgical tool designed for use in dermatology, gynecology, general surgery and to ablate benign and malignant lesions. The newly cleared addition is designed to shorten the time to liquid nitrogen spray by 50%, the company said. The company touted the TruFreeze device as the only ablation technology designed to ablate Barrett’s Esophagus with a high grade dysplasia or cancers as such a...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance CSA Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Channel Medsystems wins CE Mark for Cerene cryotherapy device
Channel Medsystems said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Cerene cryotherapy endometrial ablation device designed for treating women with heavy menstrual bleeding due to benign causes. The Emeryville, Calif.-based company said that current endometrial ablation procedures can be painful and require general anesthesia, but its Cerene device and associated procedure are comfortable and usable in an office setting with no post-procedure downtime. “Finding the right treatment can be a challenge for women. The introduction of the Cerene procedure in Europe will allow gynecologists t...
Source: Mass Device - June 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Channel Medsystems Source Type: news

Channel Medsystems(R) Earns CE Mark Approval for the Cerene(R) Cryotherapy Device
EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 26, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Channel Medsystems, the developer of an innovative, physician office-based therapy for heavy menstrual bleeding, announced today that it has earned CE Mark approval, allowing t... Devices, Regulatory Channel Medsystems, Cerene Cryotherapy, endometrial cryoablation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Celebrities are now undergoing "cryotherapy" in quest for youthful appearance
(Natural News) Could exposing yourself to sub-zero temperatures really be good for you? If you follow the latest “health” trends making their way around Hollywood, then the name “cryotherapy” is probably pretty familiar. Some of the biggest stars are touting this deep freezing technique for its anti-aging benefits. For example, Hugh Jackman, an A-list movie... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Freezing frenzy: Cryotherapy makes big promises despite dearth of evidence
Three minutes in sub-zero temperatures will cost you $65. Cryotherapy is a controversial practice lacking scientific backing, say critics, but believers proclaim its advantages. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Why Hugh Jackman's cryotherapy is good for you
Hugh Jackman, 48, was recently seen climbing into a sub-arctic cryotherapy  tank, which can manage pain, restore blood vessels and smooth skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Study Using Fitbit to Monitor Patient Recovery
Millions of Americans use Fitbit devices to track their daily activities, exercise and sleep patterns. But a student intern at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) in California is using the popular fitness tracker for a different purpose — as a tool to measure postsurgery recovery for mesothelioma patients. Blair Kimble, a third-year undergraduate student at UCLA, is leading the latest clinical research project for the Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PCM), a division of PHLBI. Kimble is working closely with mesothelioma surgeon Dr. Robert Cameron, the scientific advisor at PHLBI. The study investigat...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 23, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Blair Kimble cancer immunotherapy research cryotherapy Dr. Raymond Wong Dr. Robert Cameron Dr. Steven Ching extrapleural pneumonectomy fitbit fitbit cancer recovery heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy Loyola Marymount University meso Source Type: news

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC): A " Cool " Trend that Lacks Evidence, Poses Risks
FDA says whole body cryotherapy is unproven and may be risky. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FDA Throws Cold Water on Whole Body Cryotherapy
Exposure to ultra-low temperatures shows no benefits and may be dangerous, agency warns Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Complementary and Integrative Medicine (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Throws Cold Water on Whole Body Cryotherapy
FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 -- There's no evidence that a growing trend called whole body cryotherapy is effective, but it does pose a number of risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. In whole body cryotherapy, people are placed in an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 3, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Want to Burn Maximum Calories? Here are Ten Clever Ways to Do It
How Can I burn 5000 calories a day? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Alex Lightman, Co-Author, Amazon bestseller Augmented: Life In The Smart Lane, on Quora: How Can I burn 5000 calories a day? This is a great question, here are ten steps to get you there, based on my details for clarity, which you can abstract and personalize to fit your metabolism. Develop a regular pattern of sleep and be well rested. Surprisingly few people can develop the discipline of going to bed at the same time, getting to sleep qui...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Cold Therapy? Maybe Better Save Your Money
Whole body cryotherapy, which began with elite athletes, is going mainstream, but there ’ s little evidence it helps. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Cryotherapy Health Care Decoded Tissue (Human) Source Type: news

Cryoablation Successfully Treats Recurrent Mesothelioma
Radiologists at the UCLA Medical Center are successfully killing tumor cells with extreme cold, also known as cryoablation, in patients with recurrent pleural mesothelioma. An outpatient procedure with few complications, cryoablation freezes the localized tumors with argon gas or liquid nitrogen, allowing patients to fight the almost-inevitable cancer recurrence after surgery. Dr. Fereidoun Abtin, a UCLA radiologist who performs the procedure, told Asbestos.com he is “convinced it works well for these patients.” “The results have been impressive, a lot better than what else is out there in the literature ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 6, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: cryoablation for cancer cryoablation for mesothelioma cryosurgery for mesothelioma cryotherapy for mesothelioma freezing cancer tumors mesothelioma treatment Source Type: news

CSA Medical Announces First Use of Significantly Reduced Diameter Cryogen Decompression Tube in a truFreeze(R) Spray Cryotherapy Case
LEXINGTON, Mass., Dec. 1, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CSA Medical today announced the initial use of a modified cryogen decompression tube (CDT) during a truFreeze Spray Cryotherapy (SCT) case at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. ... Devices, Product Launch CSA Medical, truFreeze Spray Cryotherapy, cryogen decompression tube (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA clears Channel Medical Cerene endometrial ablation trial
Channel Medsystems said today it won FDA investigational device exemption trial approval to run a pivotal trial of its Cerene cryotherapy device designed for endometrial ablation. The multicenter pivotal trial aims to examine the safety and effectiveness of the Emeryville, Calif.-based company’s Cerene device in endometrial ablation procedures for women with heavy menstrual bleeding who are finished with childbearing. “We expect that the Clarity study will confirm that the Cerene device can support a comfortable procedure without the need for IV sedation or narcotic pain medication. This is the first endometria...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Women's Health Channel Medsystems Source Type: news

Noninvasive imaging technique protects healthy tissues during freezing of cancer lesions
(SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics) A new article in the Journal of Biomedical Optics reports on an imaging technique for real-time optoacoustic temperature monitoring during cryotherapy which helps protect healthy adjacent tissues while treating cancerous lesions. The journal is published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Opioid crisis in rural areas may be tackled through telemedicine
GILES COUNTY, Va. — Robert Devereaux is a family physician in this southwest corner of Virginia, where problems around prescription opioid use far outstrip the capacity of psychiatrists and addiction specialists available to treat them. When he found crushed fragments of painkiller pills inside the nose of an older patient with chronic back pain, the […]Related:CDC whistleblower claims agency has been using wrong Zika testThat horrible morning sickness you’re having? It’s actually a good sign for the baby.The hot hype and cold reality of cryotherapy. Does it freeze your pains away? (Source: Washing...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The hot hype and cold reality of cryotherapy. Does it freeze your pains away?
A new ice age is here. And it’s making amazing promises of pain-free joints and sculpted abs. Cryotherapy – a freezing treatment turned piping-hot health trend – is being hyped by spas across the country, many of which sprang up within the last year. Among them, NYC Cryo in New York promises that cryotherapy leads […]Related:The pill mill doctor who prescribed thousands of opioids and billed dead patientsMark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s $3 billion effort aims to rid world of major diseases by end of centuryGonorrhea is more dangerous than ever as resistance to antibiotics grows (Source: W...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Cold, Hard Solution for Oral Mucositis A Cold, Hard Solution for Oral Mucositis
Oral cryotherapy provides simple, cheap prophylaxis in select cancer patients undergoing chemo, but more randomized controlled trials are needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 13, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cryotherapy can burn 800 calories in THREE minutes in temperatures of MINUS 140 degrees
It's been used by athletes to speed up recovery but fans of cryotherapy say it can aid weightloss too. Kelly Edwards, 35, from NSW, tried it to ease pain but says it helped her drop a dress size in six weeks (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Voodoo Medicine: Time To Stop
The world's most celebrated athlete standing on the podium in Rio in honor of receiving yet another gold medal has something important in common with your lazy uncle throwing back a cold one in his Barcalounger. Yes, swimming powerhouse Michael Phelps, purple-spotted from cupping therapy, and your slovenly relative with a beer gut both share a bond -- a weakness in succumbing to the allure of voodoo medicine. Modern-day snake oil salesmen hawking quick cures and TV doctors peddling the latest diet miracle with blatantly ridiculous claims are everywhere on the tube, social media, the supermarket and old-fashioned billboards...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cryotherapy: Is Freezing The Future Of Health?
Cryotherapy has many believing this once sci-fi approach can be the future to better health and recovery. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 4, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cochrane evidence for athletes
We have rounded up Cochrane evidence to help support athletes seeking to win a gold medal …and for everyone that is inspired to get active!Cryotherapy: does it work and is it safe?Injection treatments for Achilles tendinopathyKnee orthoses for patellofemoral pain syndromeRubefacients for musculoskeletal painStretching -does it reduce muscle soreness after exercise?Treating Shoulder (proximal humeral) fractures in adultsTropical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for acute musculoskeletal painSurgical fixation methods for tibial plateau fractures Featured Review:Topical NSAIDs for acute musculoskeletal pain i...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 3, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Zero ° Collar Provides Immediate Field-Ready Cryotherapy for Head and Neck Injuries
Basalt, CO, July 18, 2016 – Talus Research + Design, a Colorado company that develops field-ready first aid solutions, has introduced its first product, the Zero ° Collar ( “ Zero Degree Collar ” ). The Zero ° Collar is the first cold therapy specifically designed for field-side use to alleviate pain and inflammation in the head and neck following athletic injuries that are often associated with concussion . The Zero ° Collar was developed by a team of medical device experts with more than 60 years of combined experience creating medical technologies. Its custom, propri...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care Product Announcements Source Type: news

Zero ° Collar Provides Immediate Field-Ready Cryotherapy for Head and Neck Injuries
Basalt, CO, July 18, 2016 – Talus Research + Design, a Colorado company that develops field-ready first aid solutions, has introduced its first product, the Zero° Collar (“Zero Degree Collar”). The Zero° Collar is the first cold therapy specifically designed for field-side use to alleviate pain and inflammation in the head and neck following athletic injuries that are often associated with concussion. The Zero° Collar was developed by a team of medical device experts with more than 60 years of combined experience creating medical technologies. Its custom, proprietary desi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care Product Announcements Source Type: news

Zero ° Collar Provides Immediate Field-Ready Cryotherapy for Head and Neck Injuries
Basalt, CO, July 18, 2016 – Talus Research + Design, a Colorado company that develops field-ready first aid solutions, has introduced its first product, the Zero° Collar (“Zero Degree Collar”). The Zero° Collar is the first cold therapy specifically designed for field-side use to alleviate pain and inflammation in the head and neck following athletic injuries that are often associated with concussion. The Zero° Collar was developed by a team of medical device experts with more than 60 years of combined experience creating medical technologies. Its custom, proprietary de...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care Product Announcements Source Type: news

FDA slams spas' cryotherapy claims
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has deemed whole-body cryotherapy a sham -- and a risky one at that. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beware whole body cryotherapy claims, FDA warns
HealthDay News Whole body cryotherapy -- a trendy treatment used for everything from arthritis pain to Alzheimer's -- may pose serious health risks, the FDA warns. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beware Whole Body Cryotherapy Claims, FDA Warns
Health benefits aren't proven, and trendy treatment carries risk of injury (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beware Whole Body Cryotherapy Claims, FDA Warns
FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 -- Whole body cryotherapy -- a trendy treatment that has been used for everything from arthritis pain to Alzheimer's -- may pose serious health risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. "Based on purported health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Beware Whole Body Cryotherapy Claims, FDA Warns
Title: Beware Whole Body Cryotherapy Claims, FDA WarnsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/8/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/8/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 8, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC): A "Cool" Trend that Lacks Evidence, Poses Risks
A growing number of wellness centers, spas, and sports rehabilitation centers are promoting whole body cryotherapy (WBC) as an effective way to treat chronic pain and a host of other medical conditions, and help you lose weight. However, the FDA has not cleared or approved any WBC machines for any medical use. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC): A " Cool " Trend that Lacks Evidence, Poses Risks
A growing number of wellness centers, spas, and sports rehabilitation centers are promoting whole body cryotherapy (WBC) as an effective way to treat chronic pain and a host of other medical conditions, and help you lose weight. However, the FDA has not cleared or approved any WBC machines for any medical use. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Iron Cowboy Used Acupuncture to Fuel 50 Ironman Triathlons in 50 Days in 50 States
Go ahead and read that headline again. 50 Ironman triathlons in 50 days in 50 states. There are no typos there. James Lawrence, who goes by the nickname Iron Cowboy, actually did that last summer. And he used acupuncture to help fuel his journey. The Iron Cowboy's 50.50.50 has been documented by numerous media outlets. It's worth a Google search to understand the magnitude of what he endured to break his own world record of consecutive Ironman races and raise money for the child-obesity epidemic. A lesser covered aspect of the Iron Cowboy's great adventure is his use of acupuncture. Specifically, he received laser-acupun...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austin restorative health chain sets sights on national expansion
Restore Cryotherapy, riding a wave of interest in the extreme-cold treatment for aches and pains, is betting it can expand to the rest of the country while keeping its competition in a deep freeze. The Austin company opened its second location April 26 in a shopping center in Round Rock. It also has a facility in Austin on William Cannon Drive and another coming in about three weeks in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Round Rock location is at 110 North Interstate 35, in the same shopping center… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 29, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Will Anderson Source Type: news

Acutus Medical closes $75m Series C round for 3D cardiac mapping tech
Acutus Medical said today that it closed a Series C funding round worth $75 million for the AcQMap 3D cardiac mapping technology it’s developing – including a contribution from an unnamed strategic investor. Carlsbad, Calif.-based Acutus said participants in the round included new backers Deerfield Management, Xeraya Capital and the undisclosed strategic; prior investor Advent Life Sciences also participated. Acutus, which pulled down a $26 million Series B round in September 2014, said it plans to use the proceeds from the C round to develop a full suite of products for catheter-based proce...
Source: Mass Device - March 22, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Acutus Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Mayo Doctors Will Test Cryotherapy for Mesothelioma Tumors
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, opened a mesothelioma clinical trial involving intrapleural cryotherapy before surgery to trigger an anti-tumor response. It is the only cryotherapy clinical trial for mesothelioma conducted in the U.S. Two previous cryotherapy trials for mesothelioma at other cancer centers in 2009 and 2011 were withdrawn or terminated. Cryotherapy involves dissipating small cancer tumors by freezing them with controlled nitrogen vapors. It has been used with other cancers, but it remains a controversial procedure as an adjuvant therapy for mesothelioma. The Pacific Meso Center in Los Ang...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 8, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tim Povtak Tags: Treatment & Doctors Source Type: news

New addition to El Dorado Hills Town Center isn't a boutique or restaurant
Don't be surprised if a new business in the El Dorado Hills Town Center gets a chilly reception. That's kind of the point. NorCal Cryotherapy is opening soon at 4364 Town Center Blvd. The business offers "cold therapy" to clients such as athletes who want to revitalize sore muscles. But this is more than your standard ice pack. Cryotherapy customers generally are immersed in cold temperatures during a brief time in a whole-body chamber. A Facebook page for NorCal Cryotherapy says it will open Jan.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 28, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sonya Sorich Source Type: news

6 Questionable Health Trends We'd Like To Leave Behind In 2015
As the year comes to a close, it's time for one of our favorite traditions, saying goodbye to questionable health trends we'd like to leave behind in 2015. While the year brought promise in certain areas -- we moved away from fad diets; the U.S. surgeon general endorsed walking as exercise; and the phrase "harm reduction" became a buzzword -- there were also some major letdowns. So in the spirit of Festivus, we're airing our grievances. Here are six health trends that have sorely disappointed us over the past 365 days: 1. Calling pleasurable foods 'crack' As members of the media, we'll take some respons...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news