Redwood City medical device maker Pulmonx sets targets for $123M IPO
Pulmonx Corp., which makes minimally invasive medical devices for emphysema, set price targets Thursday for an IPO in which it hopes to raise up to $123 million. This is the Redwood City company's second attempt this year at going public after shelving an earlier plan to raise up to $86 million. It withdrew that filing after raising $66 million privately in May. The 202-employee company expects to list on the Nasdaq exchange as “LUNG.” It is offering 6.7 million shares for between $14 and $16… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Bronchoscopic Lung-Volume Reduction Can Help Some With Severe Emphysema Bronchoscopic Lung-Volume Reduction Can Help Some With Severe Emphysema
Bronchoscopic lung-volume reduction achieved by endobronchial valve placement can be an effective alternative to open lung-volume reduction surgery for relieving symptoms in patients with severe emphysema and air trapping, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

How to Make Homemade Face Masks More Effective —and How to Wear Them Right
Five months after coronavirus took root in the U.S., face masks remain one of the most controversial and confusing parts of the pandemic. Changing public-health messaging hasn’t helped. In March, when personal protective equipment (PPE) was running short, top U.S. public-health officials told Americans that the general public did not need masks because they don’t fully block respiratory particles that spread COVID-19, such as those in a sick person’s cough or sneeze. Most masks are best at preventing particles from getting into the air where others might inhale them, so, at first, the U.S. Centers for Dis...
Source: TIME: Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Lung Risk Factors May Boost Hip Fracture Risk in Smokers Lung Risk Factors May Boost Hip Fracture Risk in Smokers
People who smoke may have lung-specific risk factors such as emphysema that increase the risk of hip fracture, according to an observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 13, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

A targeted treatment for emphysema?
(Boston Children's Hospital) Emphysema is a progressive, debilitating lung disease in which the lung's breathing sacs, or alveoli, enlarge, get thinner, and eventually are destroyed as the cells die off. It can be fatal, and there is currently no cure. New research at Boston Children's Hospital, using lung cells and mouse models of emphysema, offers hope in the form of a small, engineered peptide molecule called PR1P. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema
What do we currently know about combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema? Learn more about the features of this condition and explore treatment options.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

CT illuminates why nonsmokers get COPD
A study using CT to image the lungs of patients has found that people with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Texture analysis could help quantify COPD on CT AI can accurately quantify emphysema on CT Should CT be added to criteria for diagnosing COPD? U.K. group uses math to characterize lung disease on CT Genetic variation in lung airways elevates risk of COPD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pulmonary Rehab Can Help People With COPD, So Why Do So Few Get It?
MONDAY, May 18, 2020 -- Roughly 16 million Americans have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but only a fraction have access to a lifesaving treatment called pulmonary rehabilitation. COPD is a family of diseases, including emphysema and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medtech in a Minute: COVID-19 Fraud, a Virtual AFib Trial, and More
FDA Cracks Down on Fraudulent COVID-19 Tests The agency revised its earlier policy on COVID-19 antibody tests to cut down on false and inappropriate marketing claims that have cropped up. In March it was critical for FDA to provide regulatory flexibility for serology test developers, given the nature of this public health emergency. But officials said this week that flexibility never meant they would allow fraud.   Now May Not Be the Best Time for an IPO Pulmonx was poised to go public but the global pandemic forced the company to switch gears. Still, Pulmonx managed to raise $66 million...
Source: MDDI - May 8, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Pulmonx Delays IPO and Reels in $66M Financing
Pulmonx has raised $66 million in a financing round despite a lull in procedures and a turbulent economy caused by the negative impact of the novel coronavirus [COVID-19]. The commercial-stage medical device firm, which was on the list of 16 Promising Private Medtech Companies in 2019, developed the Zephyr Valve System, a minimally invasive treatment from patients suffering from emphysema. The financing round comes a little more than a month after Pulmonx delayed its $86 million IPO. “We were poised to take the company public,” Pulmonx CEO Glen French told MD+DI. “What ...
Source: MDDI - May 5, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Implants Business Source Type: news

Coronavirus Fears Have People With Asthma, Emphysema Avoiding the ER
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 21, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, News, Source Type: news

Coronavirus Fears Have People With Asthma, Emphysema Avoiding the ER
TUESDAY, April 21, 2020 -- Doctors are increasingly worried that people are mistaking stay-at-home orders to mean they should avoid emergency medical care -- including for serious lung diseases. People with chronic lung conditions, such as emphysema... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Texture analysis could help quantify COPD on CT
CT image texture analysis may enable low-dose CT lung cancer screening exams...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Seattle: COVID-19 patients compromised by comorbidities AI can accurately quantify emphysema on CT Should CT be added to criteria for diagnosing COPD? U.K. group uses math to characterize lung disease on CT Genetic variation in lung airways elevates risk of COPD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pneumorrachis and pneumocephalus associated with neck injury after stabbing - Akgul MH.
We present a case of pneumorrachis and pnemocephalus developing in the literature for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Surprisingly Long History of the Ventilator, the Machine You Never Want to Need
With millions of people across the U.S. and the world battling COVID-19 infections, many of them struggling to breathe, ventilators have become a top priority for the health-care workers trying desperately to keep patients alive. And those machines, which help patients breathe or breathe for them, are in startlingly short supply. For doctors, resorting to a ventilator is an extreme measure, used when a patient’s lungs cannot supply enough oxygen on their own. Ventilators can also give a patient’s body time to rest when breathing is difficult, and allow doctors to more easily remove lung secretions or deliver me...
Source: TIME: Science - April 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

Understanding end-stage COPD: Coping strategies for patients and their loved ones
(Natural News) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a cluster of potentially fatal respiratory conditions. It is marked by breathlessness, inflammation, airway obstruction and significant bronchial damage. Many of the chronic respiratory diseases classified under COPD, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, are primarily caused by exposure to cigarette smoke. However, COPD can also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Similarities and differences between emphysema and chronic bronchitis, two conditions that fall under COPD
(Natural News) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of life-threatening diseases that severely affect the lungs, causing breathlessness, inflammation, airway obstruction and significant bronchial damage over time. Many of the chronic respiratory diseases classified under COPD are primarily caused by exposure to tobacco smoke, but they can also be exacerbated by factors such as air quality, existing cardiovascular... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Remote Patient Monitoring Curb COVID-19?
BioIntelliSense’s BioSticker wearable sensor for monitoring patient vital signs remotely could prove useful during the COVID-19 pandemic. FDA cleared early this year to continuously monitor a patient’s respiratory rate, heart rate, and skin temperature, BioSticker can now also measure the frequency of a patient's coughing, sneezing, and vomiting, Jim Mault, CEO of BioIntelliSense, told MD+DI. In addition, “the BioIntelliSense Data Service in combination with the FDA-cleared BioSticker remote monitoring device and 5G-enabled BioHub allows for continuous health data for e...
Source: MDDI - March 16, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

AI can accurately quantify emphysema on CT
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can provide fully automated quantification...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: From lab to clinic: How AI can help What issues are hindering AI's utility in radiology? Imaging shows rising scourge of black lung in coal miners Should CT be added to criteria for diagnosing COPD? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 9, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Targeting deadly emphysema, Peninsula med device company seeks $86M IPO
The company has accumulated a deficit of $210 million over its 25 years, but it has a product on the market. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 29, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Targeting deadly emphysema, Peninsula med device company seeks $86M IPO
The company has accumulated a deficit of $210 million over its 25 years, but it has a product on the market. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

The 4 stages of COPD: Pay attention to your symptoms and make lifestyle changes to prevent it
(Natural News) COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is an umbrella term referring to a group of progressive lung diseases. Among the common diseases classified under COPD are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. According to the American Lung Association, COPD is the third leading cause of death in the US, only behind cancer and heart disease.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raspberries: A potential treatment for COPD?
(Natural News) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of progressive lung diseases, including common ones like emphysema and chronic bronchitis. According to the American Lung Association, COPD is the third leading cause of death in the US, behind cancer and heart disease. More than 15.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can non-smokers develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
(Natural News) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of conditions that can block airflow and cause a wide variety of breathing-related problems, including emphysema and bronchitis. They cause the body to create more mucus and trigger inflammation, which can cause parts of the lungs to become significantly less elastic and damages the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disseminated pneumocephalus secondary to air compressor injury - Suisa H, Sviri GE.
We report an unusual case of a young male patient who presented with severe pain and swelling of his left eyelid following an air compressor tip accident. He suffered extensive facial edema accompanied by deep tissue emphysema and an elevated intraocular p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

20 Private Companies to Watch in 2020
MD+DI has taken a hard look at the private medtech sector and developed this list of 20 private companies we will be paying particularly close attention to in the new year. It was not an easy task. There are so many interesting private companies in the industry right now that we started with a much longer list and whittled it down to the 20 companies that stood out most to us. So without further ado, here are the 20 companies that made the cut: 4C Medical is developing the AltaValve, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) platform designed to address mitr...
Source: MDDI - December 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

20 Private Medtech Companies to Watch in 2020
MD+DI has taken a hard look at the private medtech sector and developed this list of 20 private companies we will be paying particularly close attention to in the new year. It was not an easy task. There are so many interesting private companies in the industry right now that we started with a much longer list and whittled it down to the 20 companies that stood out most to us. So without further ado, here are the 20 companies that made the cut: 4C Medical is developing the AltaValve, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) platform designed to address mitr...
Source: MDDI - December 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Vaping increases risk of lung disease by a third, U.S. study suggests
Using e-cigarettes significantly increases the risk of respiratory disease such as asthma and emphysema, a U.S. study suggests in one of the first studies to show these potential long-term harms. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Vaping increases the risk of lung disease by a third: U.S. study
Using e-cigarettes significantly increases the risk of developing chronic lung conditions such as asthma or emphysema, U.S. researchers said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Study Offers First Evidence Of Vaping's Long-Term Risks
The study finds that e-cigarettes are linked to increased risk of chronic lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and COPD, as well as weakened immune defenses. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

Vaping Damages Your Lungs, But Is Still Safer Than Smoking, a Long-Term Study Suggests
This study actually does support the harm reduction potential of e-cigarettes,” says Andy Tan, an assistant professor of population sciences at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute who has studied e-cigarettes. “Yes, vaping is associated with about 29% to 31% higher odds of subsequent lung disease within two to three years than not vaping—but compare this with the 156% higher odds of using combustible tobacco than not smoking.” For the purposes of the study, Glantz and his co-author combined four conditions—chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema and asthma—in...
Source: TIME: Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized E-Cigarettes embargoed study Lung Disease Research vaping Source Type: news

Vaping Could Up Risks for Asthma, COPD and Other Lung Diseases
MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 -- As if the news on vaping wasn't bad enough, a new study suggests that e-cigarette users are also at significantly higher risk of chronic lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and COPD. Those risks rose even... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vaping E-cigarettes could raise risk of serious lung disease by almost 30 per cent, new study finds 
E-cigarette users are 29 per cent more likely to suffer emphysema and asthma than smokers, a new study reveals. Their risk of lung disease is 3.3 times more likely than smokers at 2.5. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Minimally invasive procedure for emphysema
Almost 15.7 million people in the U.S. report they've been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of the most common forms of COPD is emphysema. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus production and wheezing. But a minimally invasive procedure is helping many patients breathe [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

$20 million fundraising effort will support efforts to improve treatment for lung disease
UCLA Health has launched a $20 million fundraising initiative to create a new center for advanced lung disease at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. To date, the initiative has secured $4.37 million for the Lung Health Research Accelerator Fund, including three gifts of $1 million each from Michael and Linda Keston, William Pierpoint, and Jeffrey and Robin Raich, and a total of $1.37 million from nine other donors.The fund will support the work of Dr. John Belperio and Dr. Joseph Lynch III in the medical school ’s division of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Belperio’s research is focused on ident...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

$20 million fundraising initiative will support efforts to improve treatment for lung disease
UCLA Health has launched a $20 million fundraising initiative to create a new center for advanced lung disease at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. To date, the initiative has secured $4.37 million for the Lung Health Research Accelerator Fund, including three gifts of $1 million each from Michael and Linda Keston, William Pierpoint, and Jeffrey and Robin Raich, and a total of $1.37 million from nine other donors.The fund will support the work of Dr. John Belperio and Dr. Joseph Lynch III in the medical school ’s division of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Belperio’s research is focused on ident...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Should CT be added to criteria for diagnosing COPD?
Researchers from Colorado have proposed expanding the diagnostic criteria for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: U.K. group uses math to characterize lung disease on CT Genetic variation in lung airways elevates risk of COPD COPD severity mirrors lung cancer incidence AJR: Ultralow-dose CT can evaluate COPD Emphysema-related COPD on CT signals higher malignancy risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

In a First, FDA Endorses Brand of Tobacco Pouches as a ‘Reduced Risk’ Alternative to Cigarettes
(WASHINGTON) — For the first time, U.S. health regulators have endorsed a brand of tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes, a decision that could open the door to other less risky options for smokers. The milestone announcement on Tuesday from the Food and Drug Administration marks the government’s first backing of a so-called “reduced risk” tobacco product. FDA regulators stressed, though, that the Swedish Match pouches are not safe, just less harmful, and that all tobacco products pose risks. The pouches will still bear mandatory government warnings that they can cause mouth cancer, gum di...
Source: TIME: Health - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW PERRONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized FDA onetime Smoking Source Type: news

Emphysema
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Juul Hooked Kids and Ignited a Public Health Crisis
In the Scheetz household, back-to-school anxiety reached new heights this fall. Jami Scheetz’s 15-year-old son Devon, who has severe asthma, kicked a brutal vaping habit over the summer, with help from a nicotine patch. But as soon as school started and he was once again around kids vaping, his habit returned. On Sept. 12, Devon vaped at school and immediately began sweating and vomiting. Though Scheetz, who lives in Sellersville, Pa., says her son is now fine, she can’t shake thoughts of kids who have been hospitalized or died after using e-cigarettes. “Vaping scares me more [than smoking], because they ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized vaping Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Screening Can Detect Other Smoking Ills
THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 -- CT lung cancer screening can detect other serious smoking-related conditions, such as heart disease, osteoporosis and emphysema, researchers say. Medical experts consider lung cancer screening an effective way to detect... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COPD vs. Emphysema
Title: COPD vs. EmphysemaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/10/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 10, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Air pollution associated with worsening emphysema
Common air pollutants were associated with increases in emphysema over a decade of follow-up. The results may help explain why some people who never smoked develop emphysema. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screenings for lung cancer can point to other smoking-related conditions
About 77 percent of patients who received CT scans for lung cancer were diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, emphysema or osteoporosis, according to a new study showing the same scan can screen for additional diseases. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nonsmokers can get emphysema from air pollution, study finds
Researchers hope that understanding the causes of debilitating lung disease may lead to better prevention and treatment. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

7 New Looks into COPD
Can air pollution cause emphysema? Can yoga positively impact lung function? New research has answers to these questions plus 5 more. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 3, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: COPD COPD Management Source Type: news

CT Scan Screen for Lung Cancer Can ID Smoking - Related Diseases
New diagnoses of CVD, emphysema, osteoporosis identified, often are linked to adverse events (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 27, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Vaping May Trigger Lung Damage Like That Seen in Emphysema
Title: Vaping May Trigger Lung Damage Like That Seen in EmphysemaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/26/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/27/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 27, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Vaping May Trigger Lung Damage Like That Seen in Emphysema
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Vaping May Trigger Lung Damage Like That Seen in Emphysema
MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 -- The health profile of vaping just took another knock: New research suggests that e-cigarettes can cause the same lung changes that lead to emphysema in smokers. Researchers tested lung fluid from 41 people -- nonsmokers,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news