Poland detects mad cow disease on farm: OIE
Poland has reported a case of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) among cattle on a farm near the Czech border, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

IDegLira good value for money in T2DM in Czech Republic
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - February 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Can you pick an MMA winner by studying fighters' faces?
(Frontiers) 'When it comes to predicting the performance of Czech MMA fighters, you shouldn't judge a book by its cover,' says Dr Vit Trebicky, lead author of a new study published in Frontiers in Psychology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gum disease may cause premature labour
A study by University Hospital Hradec Kr álové, Czech Republic, found that of 78 new mothers whose waters broke prematurely, 45 per cent had swollen, sore or infected gums. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man Set Himself on Fire Amid Czech Commemoration Event
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech officials say a man has been seriously injured after he set himself on fire in downtown Prague amid commemorative events to remember a student who burned himself to death 50 years ago to inspire resistance against the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. Police say the man born in 1964 poured an unspecified flammable liquid on himself at Wenceslas Square and set himself on fire Friday. They say that people who were nearby extinguished the fire. Prague's rescue service says the man suffered burns on about 30 percent of his body and was transported to a hospital in an artificially-induced com...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Patient Care Source Type: news

Man Set Himself on Fire Amid Czech Commemoration Event
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech officials say a man has been seriously injured after he set himself on fire in downtown Prague amid commemorative events to remember a student who burned himself to death 50 years ago to inspire resistance against the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. Police say the man born in 1964 poured an unspecified flammable liquid on himself at Wenceslas Square and set himself on fire Friday. They say that people who were nearby extinguished the fire. Prague's rescue service says the man suffered burns on about 30 percent of his body and was transported to a hospital in an artificially-induced com...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Patient Care Source Type: news

Mediterranean freshwater fish species susceptible to climate change
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) Climate change will strongly affect many European freshwater fish species. This is particularly the case for species in the Mediterranean region, according to the latest findings of an international team of researchers from institutions including IGB, the University of Girona in Spain, the Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE) and the Czech Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ten group leaders across Europe supported by EMBO Installation Grants
(EMBO) EMBO announces today the award of ten Installation Grants to early-career researchers establishing their independent laboratories in the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal and Turkey. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cochrane launches Cochrane Czech Republic to support the use of high quality, trusted health information
Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health, is proud to announce its newest Associate Centre,  Cochrane Czech Republic, at the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno.Cochrane Czech Republic will promote evidence-based decision making in healthcare in the Czech Republic by supporting and training authors of Cochrane Reviews, as well as working with clinicians, professional associations, policy-makers, patients, and the media to encourage the dissemination and use of Cochrane evidence.Cochrane works with collaborators from more than 130 c...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Is Cold and Dark Weather a Trigger for Heavy Drinking?
There is a commonly held belief that winter conditions — that are characterized by extreme cold and low sunlight — are connected to heavy drinking. Whenever we think of countries in Northern Europe we instantly think of sub-zero temperatures, dark clouds and polar landscapes. We also imagine its inhabitants tucked in a bar drinking their sorrows away. What creates this image is the perception that strong spirits and binge drinking are a staple of many Northern countries. However, scientific and factual evidence shows a more nuanced picture. Statistical Verdict The argument that countries with a colder climate e...
Source: Psych Central - November 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claudiu Revnic Tags: Addictions Substance Abuse alcohol use Alcoholism heavy drinking Holiday Blues Holiday Season Public Health Winter Source Type: news

Rating road safety performance of Czech regions using composite indicators - Mik šová D, Elgner J, Valach O, Ambros J.
Road safety performance may be rated using socio-economic losses from traffic accidents. However, each relative indicator has its advantages and challenges, which complicates their choice and use. In order to obtain overall ranking of each region of countr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Alcohol as an issue of the public health in the Czech Republic: facts and context - Hnilicov á H, Dobiášová K.
Alcohol consumption has a direct impact on the extent of the alcohol related damage, including health and quality of life impacts. Alcohol policy, especially the availability of alcoholic beverages, affects the overall alcohol consumption. The Czech Republ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Overseas Embryo Adoption Saves Chelmsford Couple Thousands Of Dollars
CHELMSFORD (CBS) – Infertility can be a painful experience for couples trying to start a family. It’s a roller coaster ride of emotion that Shawn and Shannon McNamee know well. For more than a year, Shannon injected herself hundreds of times. They tried several rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Nothing worked. “You would get really hopeful and optimistic, then it would crash. The results came back negative every time,” Shawn told WBZ-TV. The McNamees decided to adopt and now their living room is filled with toys and their hearts with love. Their son Logan is happy and curious and in no way int...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Embryo Adoption Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness of care for people with psychosis in the community and psychiatric hospitals in the Czech Republic: an economic analysis - Winkler P, Koeser L, Kondr átová L, Broulíková HM, Páv M, Kališová L, Barrett B, McCrone P.
BACKGROUND: The absence of economic evidence hinders current reforms of hospital-based mental health systems in central and eastern Europe. We aimed to assess the cost-effectiveness of discharge to community care for people with chronic psychoses compared ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Test-retest reliability of selected HBSC items measuring problem behaviour among Slovak and Czech adolescents - Holubcikova J, Kudl áček M, Sirůček J, Madarasova Geckova A.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess the test-retest reliability of selected items based on self-reports, measuring problem behaviour in the Slovak and Czech version of the HBSC survey questionnaire. METHODS: The data from test-retes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How roundabout entry design parameters influence safety - Nov ák J, Ambros J, Frič J.
Roundabouts are considered the safest intersection design; however, the safety effect may not be satisfactory at each specific roundabout. This is true especially in countries where roundabout design is a relatively new concept, such as in the Czech Republ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

How to produce fluorescent nanoparticles for medical applications in a nuclear reactor
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) Scientists from IOCB Prague and IMC have developed a revolutionary method for the easy and inexpensive production of irradiated nanodiamonds and other nanomaterials suitable for use in highly sensitive diagnostics of diseases, including various types of cancer. Their article was recently published in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How do peptides penetrate cells? Two sides of the same coin
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) The research team of Pavel Jungwirth from IOCB Prague has discovered a previously unknown mechanism by which short peptides are able to penetrate cells and, in principle, could serve as carriers of drug molecules. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The prospective relationship between social cohesion and depressive symptoms among older adults from Central and Eastern Europe - Bertossi Urzua C, Ruiz MA, Pajak A, Kozela M, Kubinova R, Malyutina S, Peasey A, Pikhart H, Marmot M, Bobak M.
BACKGROUND: Social cohesion has a potential protective effect against depression, but evidence for Central and Eastern Europe is lacking. We investigated the prospective association between social cohesion and elevated depressive symptoms in the Czech Repu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Stem juice from bananas a potential natural cure for diabetes
(Natural News) Bananas (Musa × paradisiaca L.) are some of the most common fruits in the world. Aside from its fruit, other parts of the banana plant, which are usually just thrown away or ignored, also have their own uses. In a study, published in Czech Journal of Food Sciences, they observed that juice extracted from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA researchers identify common molecular mechanism in two skeletal disorders
FINDINGSA rare and as-yet-unnamed skeletal disorder shares a common “signaling pathway” with another rare skeletal disorder called Jansen metaphyseal chondrodysplasia. (A signaling pathway is a group of molecules in a cell that work together to control one or more cell functions.) The findings point to the mechanisms that control both normal and disordered devel opment of the skeleton, and could even lead to a novel target for cancer drugs.  BACKGROUNDSkeletal disorders, or dysplasias — such as brittle bones or very short limbs — can arise from genetic mutations that affect the development...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Effects of the '11+ Kids' injury prevention programme on severe injuries in children's football: a secondary analysis of data from a multicentre cluster-randomised controlled trial - Beaudouin F, R össler R, Aus der Fünten K, Bizzini M, Chomiak J, Verhagen E, Junge A, Dvorak J, Lichtenstein E, Meyer T, Faude O.
BACKGROUND: To assess the effects of the injury prevention programme '11+ Kids' on reducing severe injuries in 7 to 13  year old football (soccer) players. METHODS: Football clubs (under-9, under-11 and under-13 age groups) from the Czech Republic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Banana stem juice demonstrates antidiabetic potential - study
(Natural News) Researchers have shown that stem juices from bananas (Musa × paradisiaca L.) have potential antidiabetic compounds, regardless of where they were planted. Their study, which was published in Czech Journal of Food Sciences, determined the phytochemicals present in banana stem juices that have antidiabetic property. The leaves, peels, roots, and stems of banana plants are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU asks Czech Republic to clarify trade measures on African swine flu
The EU executive said on Friday that it had asked Czech authorities to clarify a decision to ask states to test exports to the country for African swine fever. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

IBM Partners Blockchain Connect's'Czech Alliance' To Fight Fraud & Drive Digitization
IBM - aka ‘Big Blue’ - is participating as a partner with consultancy PwC, fintech incubator Adel and a global law firm in Blockchain Connect’s so-called ‘Czech Alliance’. The goal is to fight “real-estate fraud” and corruption in national administration and drive the “digitization of society. ” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Roger Aitken, Contributor Tags: NYSE:IBM LON:IBM Source Type: news

Drought In Central Europe Reveals Cautionary 'Hunger Stones' In Czech River
For hundreds of years, these boulders have warned about the consequence of devastating droughts — and documented them for posterity. One says "if you see me, weep." (Image credit: Petr David Josek/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Camila Domonoske Source Type: news

Researchers uncover a major new vulnerability of childhood leukemia
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) A team of researchers from IOCB Prague, KU Leuven, and Baylor College of Medicine has recently uncovered a major new vulnerability of mixed lineage leukemia. Their findings, published in a recent issue of the journal PNAS, reports that a protein called LEDGF/p75 is regulated by phosphorylation, a molecular modification that changes the electrical charge of the LEDGF/p75 protein. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Valeritas lands distro deal in Czech Republic, Slovakia
Valeritas (NSDQ:VLRX) said today that it inked an expanded deal with Med Trust, its distribution partner in Austria and Germany, to promote and sell the V-Go wearable insulin delivery device in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. According to the terms of the deal, Valeritas will be responsible for product development, regulatory approval, quality management and manufacturing the device while Med Trust will take over the sales, marketing and distribution activities. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Valeritas lands distro deal in Czech Republic, Slovakia appeared ...
Source: Mass Device - August 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Valeritas Source Type: news

Beer packed with vitamins and nutrients invented for women whose sense of taste is damaged by chemo
Breast cancer organisation Mamma Help in the Czech Republic has invented an alcohol-free, vitamin and nutrient packed beer which they hope will appeal to women undergoing chemotherapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student project leads to founding of startup DIANA Biotechnologies
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) A new startup, DIANA Biotechnologies, has been founded at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS (IOCB Prague) to develop a unique technology created by postgraduate student V á clav Navr á til with the potential to significantly improve disease diagnostics and accelerate the development of new drugs. The startup has earned the trust of investors, who are putting more than 3 million EUR into the project. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Have YOU got type A blood? You're more likely to be bitten by a tick
Researchers in the Czech Republic uncovered proof ticks, which can carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, may prefer type A blood. Supermodel Bella Hadid has often spoken about her battle with Lyme. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Czech Beer Is Designed for Cancer Patients' Tastes Czech Beer Is Designed for Cancer Patients' Tastes
The nonalcoholic beer has fewer hops, which reduces bitterness, and is diluted with apple juice for sweetening. Clinicians in the Czech Republic, where beer is the national drink, are handing it out to breast cancer patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Czech Company Designs A Nonalcoholic Beer To Taste Good To Cancer Patients
A nonalcoholic brew joins the growing market to help chemo patients overcome the changes in their palates that make food unappealing. And it just might help them feel better, too.(Image credit: Elizabeth Zahradnicek-Haas) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Zahradnicek-Haas Source Type: news

In a Race to Save the Northern White Rhino, Scientists Have Succeeded in Creating Hybrid Embryos
(BERLIN) — Scientists say they’re several steps closer to perfecting a method that could prevent the extinction of northern white rhinos, of which only two animals are known still to be alive. According to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications, researchers have succeeded in creating embryos using frozen northern white rhino sperm and eggs from a southern white rhino, a closely related sub-species. It’s the first time such hybrid embryos have been created and the scientists from Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic say it could provide a pathway to saving the critically endanger...
Source: TIME: Science - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Frank Jordans / AP Tags: Uncategorized animals onetime overnight Source Type: news

Lynxes in danger
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) A new study suggests that humans are putting pressure on the population of these big cats in the Germany-Czech Republic-Austria border area. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 26, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mortality in people with mental disorders in the Czech Republic: a nationwide, register-based cohort study - Krupchanka D, Mlad á K, Winkler P, Khazaal Y, Albanese E.
BACKGROUND: The region of central and eastern Europe is estimated to have high rates of premature mortality due to mental disorders. However, epidemiological evidence is scarce and insufficient to inform policy actions and health system development. We aim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

RIOCATH, a revolutionary type of catheter inspired by a snail's eye
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) A revolutionary type of catheter, RIOCATH ® (Reversal Inside-Out CATHeterisation), greatly reduces the risk of introducing infection into the body as well as the trauma of sensitive tissues. Clinical trials will begin by the end of this year and the first product market entry is expected in 2019. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Brood parasitism in fish
(University of Konstanz) Biologists from Brno (Czech Republic) and the University of Konstanz prove that 'evolutionary experience' as well as learning protects cichlid fish from the brood parasitism practiced by the African cuckoo catfish. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cost benefit study of a safety campaign's impact on road safety - Stojanov á H, Blašková V.
The aim of this paper is to identify a break in the development trend of the time series of the number of fatal, light and heavy injuries in traffic accidents and compare the progress caused by the media campaign named "Think or you'll pay! "in the Czech R... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Cycling: a benefit for health or just a means of transport? Case study Brno (Czech Republic) and its surroundings - Šťastná M, Vaishar A, Zapletalová J, Ševelová M.
Reducing pollution and preventing heavy traffic in cities together with recent transport policies are encouraging people to use more sustainable modes of transport, such as walking, cycling or public transport, in preference to private cars. The study was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Novel glutamine antagonist prodrugs to be developed as anticancer therapies
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) An international science team at IOCB Prague and Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA) has prepared and tested new substances for cancer treatment that are effective through stopping the metabolism of glutamine. The team's promising results attracted investors supporting the development of these new drugs in the amount of $40.5 million. Further preclinical development and clinical testing will be led by spin-off company Dracen Pharmaceuticals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Alcohol and drug intoxications in adolescents admitted to paediatric wards in the Czech Republic: 5-year retrospective study 2006-2010 - Kab íček P, Kobr J, Šašek L, Obdržálková Z, Svitálková L, Hůrková V, Zeman J.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to establish frequency, severity and circumstances of alcohol and drug intoxications in adolescents admitted to inpatient wards in the Czech Republic. METHODS: Chief physician of each participating ward (or thei... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cycling fatalities: when a helmet is useless and when it might save your life - B íl M, Dobias M, Andrášik R, Bílová M, Hejna P.
Autopsy reports of 119 cyclists who died in two Czech regions between 1995 and 2013 as a result of traffic crashes were studied. In all the study cases, pathologists analyzed whether a helmet could have helped the cyclists survive the crash or not. The cra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Hans Asperger Aided Nazi Child Euthanasia, Study Says
The autism researcher collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new report says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Holocaust and the Nazi Era Asperger's Syndrome Disabilities Intellectual Disabilities Doctors Research Austria Herwig Czech Hans Asperger Vienna (Austria) Source Type: news

Nazi Links of Hans Asperger, Autism Research Pioneer, Prompt Consternation
The Austrian doctor collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new report says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Holocaust and the Nazi Era Asperger's Syndrome Disabilities Intellectual Disabilities Doctors Research Austria Herwig Czech Hans Asperger Vienna (Austria) Source Type: news

Famed autism doctor Hans Asperger assisted in Nazi euthanasia
Herwig Czech, a historian of medicine at the Medical University of Vienna, made the discovery after looking at Asperger's Nazi-era publications along with documents from Austrian archives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hans Asperger aided and supported Nazi programme, study says
Eight-year study finds pioneer of paediatrics assisted in Third Reich ’s euthanasia programmeThe Austrian doctor after whom Asperger syndrome is named was an active participant in the Nazi regime, assisting in the Third Reich ’s euthanasia programme and supporting the concept of racial hygiene by deeming certain children unworthy to live,according to a study by a medical historian.Herwig Czech, from Vienna ’s Medical University, has made the claim in an academic paper published in the open access journal Molecular Autism, following eight years of research into the paediatrician Hans Asperger.Continue read...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kate Connolly in Berlin Tags: Nazism World news Science Czech Republic Source Type: news

Carmat updates on artificial heart pivotal trial, plans U.S. feasibility study
Carmat (EPA:ALCAR) today announced updates on its bioprosthetic artificial heart pivotal trial in Europe and said it has submitted files to the FDA seeking an early feasibility trial in the US. The Paris-based company said it has received the regulatory go-ahead to launch its European pivotal trial, looking to implant its bioprosthetic artificial heart in 20 patients with end-stage biventricular heart failure with stable health. The trial’s primary endpoint is the survival of the patients at six months. Carmat said it received clearance to run the trial in France, Kazakhstan, the Czech Republic and Denmark,...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Carmat Inc. Source Type: news

Sudan, World's Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies
Sudan lived most of his life in a zoo in the Czech Republic, but was brought to a conservancy in Kenya in 2009 as part of a last-ditch effort to save his species. He died at the conservancy at age 45.(Image credit: STR/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eyder Peralta Source Type: news