91% of people on Scientology cruise ship immune from measles and 'free to move'
Ninety-one percent of passengers and crew aboard a cruise ship belonging to the Church of Scientology that is quarantined off the coast of Curacao are now immune to measles and are free to leave the ship, local health officials say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientology Cruise Ship Passengers, Crew Still Under Quarantine
WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 -- Hundreds of passengers and crew members of a Church of Scientology cruise ship remain under quarantine in its home port of Curacao while awaiting measles test results. Blood samples from the 277 people were sent to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientology ship to remain under quarantine in Curacao
Authorities in Curacao say 318 people aboard a Church of Scientology ship docked in the Dutch Caribbean island will remain quarantined at least until Wednesday while they determine how many might be infected with measles (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Scientology cruise ship passengers tested for measles
Curacao health officials have tested passengers aboard the Church of Scientology cruise ship Freewinds for measles after a staff member came down with a suspected case of the disease last week. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curacao officials board Scientology ship in measles case
Authorities in Curacao on Saturday boarded a ship that arrived under quarantine to start vaccinating people to prevent a measles outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Scientology cruise ship faces renewed quarantine at home port in Curacao
A Church of Scientology cruise ship quarantined by the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia for measles is due to arrive on Saturday back at its home port on the island of Curacao, where it will face similar restrictions, a top health official there said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cruise ship quarantined for measles case heading to Curacao
The ship left St. Lucia late Thursday after spending two days under quarantine (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientology Cruise Ship With Measles Case Returns To Sea -- But Where Will It Be Able To Dock?
The ship seems headed to Curacao, but it ’s unclear how the Dutch nation will respond. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rachel Sandler, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Orthofix wins FDA, CE Mark for next-gen PhysioStim bone-growth stimulator
Orthofix (NSDQ:OFIX) said today it won FDA approval in the US and CE Mark approval in the European Union for its next-gen PhysioStim bone growth stimulator devices. The device is designed as a non-surgical treatment option for patients with a nonunion fracture in an extremity with no visible signs of healing, using pulsed electromagnetic field signals to induce a low-level electrical field at the fracture site that the Lewisville, Texas-based company claims stimulates bone healing. “We are proud to provide physicians with these next-generation devices that will enable them to redefine how patients with nonu...
Source: Mass Device - March 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Orthofix Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: March 2, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From InspireMD’s new distribution deals to Kelynium’s distribution deal with a mystery partner, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. InspireMD inks distribution deals in Greece, Caribbean InspireMD announced in a March 1 press release that it has signed exclusive distribution agreements with T-Vascular IKE Medical Supplies in Greece and Endo-Serv, SRL in the Caribbean. Both suppliers create high-tech medical devices for minimally-invasive procedures. Endo-Serv markets to the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao and Tr...
Source: Mass Device - March 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Ultrasound Biolase dexalytic Getinge Hologic Inc. iCad Inc. InspireMD Kelyniam Global Inc. MedTech Source Type: news

Orthofix swings to Q4 black
Orthofix (NSDQ:OFIX) yesterday put black ink in the ledger for the fourth quarter and beat the consensus forecast as it contemplates moving its corporate registration from Curacao to the U.S. The Lewisville, Texas-based orthopedics company posted profits of $1.6 million, or 8¢ per share, on sales of $116.9 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2017, compared with losses of -$3.2 million on sales growth of 7.7% over Q4 2016. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 52¢, two pennies ahead of Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $114.5 million. Full-year profits ro...
Source: Mass Device - February 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Orthofix Source Type: news

Russia, Curacao suspend Colombian beef shipments due to foot and mouth
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Russia and Curacao, two of Colombia's biggest beef buyers, have suspended shipments from the Andean nation after an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, Colombian officials said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew mulls 100-worker Ft Worth expansion
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) is considering an expansion to its Ft. Worth, Texas facilities that would add an additional 100 jobs, according to a Star Telegram report. Smith & Nephew is seeking a tax abatement to aid in its expansion, with Ft. Worth offering a 5-year abatement on 55% of the property taxes once it completes its planned $25.7 million expansion, incurring savings of approximately $530,000, the paper said. With the deal, the company would have to expand on its workforce, currently employing 83 individuals, to add an additional 100 jobs by 2022. “This would be a nice addition to o...
Source: Mass Device - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Larry Shackelford Named as Washington Regional's Next CEO (Movers & Shakers)
J. Larry Shackelford will assume the role of CEO at Washington Regional Medical System in Fayetteville on Sept. 1. This follows William L. Bradley’s announcement last year that he plans to retire this November as CEO of the medical system. As Shackelford begins his new role, Bradley will assume the title of CEO emeritus until his retirement in mid-November and will assist in ensuring a smooth transition. “Our board is confident Larry Shackelford is the CEO to guide Washington Regional to successfully adapt in an ever-changing healthcare environment while remaining faithful to our goals and mission,” Greg ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 8, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Results, retrospectively analysed, of the current trauma database in Curacao, Dutch Caribbean - Hollander J, van der Molen MC, Fa Si Oen PR, Duits AJ, Nellensteijn DR.
BACKGROUND: Trauma registry plays an important role in a process of health-service improvement. Organization of trauma care in the Caribbean is limited; there is lack of registry and distribution of patients. OBJECTIVE: This was to compare incidenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Sonova buys AudioNova in $953m deal
(Reuters) — Swiss hearing aid maker Sonova Holding AG (SIX:SOON) is buying Dutch-based AudioNova for €830 million ($953 million), its largest acquisition, to expand a network of European stores where it will jettison rivals’ products in favor of its own. The cash deal to buy AudioNova from Curacao-based investment company HAL Holding N.V. will add 1,300 stores in 8 European countries. That more than doubles Sonova’s presence in Europe and boosts its worldwide store total to more than 3,300. AudioNova now sells more than 300,000 hearing aids a year from different providers. Sonova products &...
Source: Mass Device - May 4, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Hearing Sonova Holding AG William Demant Holding Source Type: news

The Latest On Zika: Experts Are Divided Over Genetically Modified Mosquitos
The Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babies born with the birth defect have smaller heads and sometimes brains that aren't fully developed, which can result in life-long developmental problems.    Zika is currently spreading through Central and South America and the Caribbean, and with the high volume of news about the virus, it's tough to stay up-to-date. Check out our full coverage, or read our daily recaps. Here are four updates, opinions and developments to know about now:   1. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest On Zika: New Countries Are Added To The CDC's Watch List
On Monday the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added four countries and territories to its growing list of places with active Zika virus transmissions, which means that the cases occurred locally, rather than in travelers returning from a place where they acquired the virus. So far, no local cases of Zika have been reported in the United States.  The virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babies born with the birth defect have smaller heads and brains that aren't fully developed, which can result in lif...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Pregnant Women Should Know About Zika Virus
On Monday, the World Health Organization declared a "public health emergency of international concern" due to the cluster of birth defects potentially linked to Zika virus.   No one is probably more concerned about this connection than the world’s pregnant women, especially those who are living in an area where there is ongoing Zika virus transmission. While the virus’ symptoms (fever, headache, joint pain, conjunctivitis) are no cause for alarm and rarely require hospitalization, the disease is suspected of causing severe birth defects like microcephaly, when a baby is born with an abnormally sm...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Unusual fish larva linked to new species of sea bass from Curacao
Identifying larval stages of marine fishes in the open ocean is difficult because the young fishes often bear little or no resemblance to the adults they will become. Confronted with a perplexing fish larva collected in the Florida Straits, scientists turned to DNA barcoding, which yielded an unexpected discovery -- a match between the mysterious fish larva and adults of a new species of sea bass discovered off the coast of Curacao. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 14, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Smithsonian scientists link unusual fish larva to new species of sea bass from Curacao
(Smithsonian) Identifying larval stages of marine fishes in the open ocean is difficult because the young fishes often bear little or no resemblance to the adults they will become. Confronted with a perplexing fish larva collected in the Florida Straits, Smithsonian scientists turned to DNA barcoding, which yielded an unexpected discovery -- a match between the mysterious fish larva and adults of a new species of sea bass discovered off the coast of Curacao. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Child abuse: A common problem in CuraƧao? - Klein K, Boersma AA, Meyboom-de Jong B, de Bruijn J.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of child abuse among high school students in Curacao. METHODS: A questionnaire survey among high school students up to 17 years of age was conducted. The questionnaire was based on existing literature and validated quest... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news