Italy blasts virus panic as it eyes new testing criteria
Italy has tried to control the coronavirus in the realm of public perception as its outbreak grew to 650 cases and other countries limited travel to and from affected Italian regions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Italian Pyramid: Scientific Observatory at the Top of the World
View of the Italian Pyramid, at 5,050 m a.s.l. located 20 minutes awayfrom Lobouche, Nepal. Credit: Valentina GasbarriBy Valentina GasbarriMILAN, Italy, Feb 27 2020 (IPS)   Hello! Are you Italian? No, I’m from Nepal. Ops. Kaji Bista is the staff manager of the Ev-K2-CNR’s innovative Pyramid International Laboratory/Observatory (known as the Italian Pyramid) at 5,050 m a.s.l. located in Lobouche. He usually does not welcome trekkers, unless they stay overnight in the Nepali style lodge, located in the base of the building. When planning the Everest Base Camp Trek, the last thing one would expect to find ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Valentina Gasbarri Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Education Environment Featured Green Economy Headlines Health Multimedia Slideshow TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

‘Love Is Blind,’ But We Can’t Unsee This Dog Drinking Wine On The Show
"Love Is Blind" star Jessica Batten says her dog "loves wine." Is it safe to give it to her? (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Out of sight
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: van der Linden, F. R. Tags: books Source Type: news

Imaging out-of-sight objects
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Osborne, I. S. Tags: twil Source Type: news

How Can I Prevent Coronavirus? Should I Wear A Mask? And Other Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – The Centers for Disease control has cautioned that, based on current patterns, coronavirus is likely to become a global pandemic. With no approved vaccine or medication to treat it, that could ultimately result in overloaded healthcare systems. What is a pandemic? Simply put, a pandemic is a global, widespread outbreak of a new illness. Because it is new, people don’t have the ability to fight it and can be easily infected. The last pandemic to widely affect the United States was H1N1 flu in 2009. The worst pandemic in history was the Spanish flu outbreak in 1918 which killed 50 million people wo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Senseonics Eyes Longer-Term CGM Sensor
Senseonics had all the right ingredients to pull in strong earnings in 2019. The continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) specialist had a strong product on the market and significant reimbursements – yet the company fell short of expectations. Now Senseonics is coming into 2020 with all guns firing. The Germantown, MD-based company is making headway in developing a longer-term CGM sensor. FDA gave Senseonics the greenlight to have a subgroup of the PROMISE study participants to continue for a total of one year to gather feasibility data on the safety and accuracy of the 365-day Eversense sensor. In a release,...
Source: MDDI - February 26, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Coronavirus CDC Warning Not Meant To Scare You, Just Prepare You
BOSTON (CBS) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said all Americans and U.S. health care providers need to be prepared for a likely coronavirus pandemic. Now, it’s hard to hear that and not begin to panic. The CDC announcement Tuesday was certainly sobering, but it may have also inadvertently scared people. Read: CDC Information On Coronavirus Remember, one of the goals of the announcement was to put institutions and local governments on notice about coronavirus to ramp up preparedness and brace for the worst. That means that doctor’s offices, hospitals, and emergency rooms need to prepar...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Wearing a head-mounted eye tracker may reduce body sway - Gotardi GC, Rodrigues ST, Barbieri FA, Brito MB, Bonfim JVA, Polastri PF.
This study investigated the effects of wearing a head-mounted eye tracker on upright balance during different visual tasks. Twenty five young adults stood upright on a force plate while performing the visual tasks of fixation, horizontal saccades, and eyes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Liberia: York Foundation Sustains Regular Monthly Feeding Program At Liberia School of Blind
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia School of the Blind has informed this newspaper that the Malachi York Foundation (MY) has not reneged on its regular monthly feeding program for the students of the school. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Robotics Could Assist Surgeons with One More Thing: Real-Time Training
Teaching surgical residents has been a practice that is relatively unchanged over the course of decades and even, perhaps, centuries. Instruction by observation and eventual supervised hands-on practice forms the basis of the transfer of knowledge and skill between an experienced surgeon and a beginner. These practices have produced competent surgeons who, ideally, perfect their techniques and approaches over the years. Training is ultimately limited by the perceptual limits of what a resident can observe and how a surgeon can critique the hands-on efforts of residents. The operating room setting also places some limits on...
Source: MDDI - February 25, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Bruce Lichorowic Tags: Assembly and Automation Source Type: news

Esperion says cholesterol drug gets U.S. approval; eyes $10 per pill pricing
Esperion Therapeutics Inc said on Friday that U.S. health regulators approved its cholesterol-lowering drug, making it the first non-statin treatment to be cleared for sale in the country in nearly 20 years. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cochrane Eyes and Vision seeks new Co-ordinating Editor – flexible location
 TheCochrane Eyes and Vision Group is looking to appoint one or more new Co-ordinating Editors to provide leadership of the Group. The Eyes and Vision Group is part of theCochrane Musculoskeletal, Oral, Skin and Sensory ( MOSS) Network. This is an important opportunity to lead and shape the future development of a strategically important area of Cochrane ’s healthcare evidence coverage. The Eyes and Vision Group portfolio of reviews includes 212 published reviews and 45 protocols.We invite applications from individuals based anywhere in the world, from existing Cochrane Groups and from outside Cochrane, and also...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Removal of an impaled intraocular hair comb following self-inflicted trauma - Markovitz M, Hamburger J, Fromm BS, Carr B, Zhang XC.
Ocular trauma is one of the most common and vision-threatening ophthalmic presentations with a wide spectrum of complications, such as bleeding, infection, vision loss, and enucleation. A 64-year-old-male presented to the emergency department (ED) with a s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: The exercise proven to banish the dangerous belly fat
VISCERAL fat is never a good thing in great quantities. Hidden away from plain sight, the unhealthy load can build-up inside of the body, eventually messing with your hormones and causing unnecessary problems. Which exercise has been proven to banish the dangerous belly fat? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid use doesn't prevent women from cancer screening
Women who take prescription opioids are no less likely to undergo breast, cervical,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are women with depression less likely to get mammograms? The must-know for breast imaging in transgender patients Colon cancer screening rates surge with younger start age Study eyes interventional rads and opioid prescriptions Medical images reveal toll of opioid epidemic (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fist Bumps vs. Handshakes: How COVID-19 Does —and Doesn’t—Spread
With more than 73,000 people confirmed with COVID-19 infection as of Feb. 18, and nearly 2,000 deaths around the world, questions about how the virus spreads are becoming more urgent. Here’s what you should remember: COVID-19 spreads when the virus responsible for the disease, SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus, is transmitted by one person to another in respiratory droplets. That means the virus can spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes and releases these droplets into the air, where they are either inhaled by others, or can land on other people’s mouths or noses if they’re near enough—generally ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Smart contact has potential to improve sight for many
EU-funded researchers have inserted a microchip into an electrically powered contact lens. This technological feat could improve the lives of many suffering from a range of sight-related ailments and lead to more groundbreaking medical applications. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 19, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Study finds empathy can be detected in people whose brains are at rest
UCLA researchers have found that it is possible to assess a person ’s ability to feel empathy by studying their brain activity while they are resting rather than while they are engaged in specific tasks.  Traditionally, empathy is assessed through the use of questionnaires and psychological assessments. The findings of this study offer an alternative to people who may have difficulty filling out questionnaires, such as people with severe mental illness or autism, said senior author Dr. Marco Iacoboni, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.“Assessi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fresh eyes approach: caring to the end - shining a spotlight on bereavement and mortuary services.
This report summarises Hospice UK's learning from their walk through of post death care, bereavement centres and mortuary services in 12 acute hospital trusts across England, taking part in two end of life care hospital improvement programmes supplemented with an analysis of mortality data. Published November 2019. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fresh eyes approach: a walkthrough to improve people's experience of care in the last months of life in acute hospitals: family and carers perspectives
This report summarises the learning from the'fresh eyes'walkthroughs of 12 acute hospital trusts, a key component of the programes approach to consider the patient, family and/or carers'experiences by walking through a potential journey. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: Strengthening Resilience for Food Security and Nutrition - the Key to Inclusive Socio-Economic Growth in Liberia
[Observer] After more than eight months without an Agriculture Minister, on February 5, 2020 a major transition was in sight, the senate committee held confirmation hearing for a nominee with strong institutional and sustainable reforms experience in the private sector and the United Nations system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mina Chung, Retinal Surgeon and Researcher, Dies at 51
Mina Millicent Chung, M.D., an ophthalmologist and retina specialist who helped blind children to see and furthered the study of retinal disease, including macular degeneration, died Feb. 13 after a fall while skiing in Cortina d ’Ampezzo, Dolomites, Italy. She was 51. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - February 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

First patients begin gene therapy treatment for blindness
The first patients have received a revolutionary new gene therapy that can restore eyesight. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 18, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioral therapy for suicide prevention in youth admitted to hospital following an episode of self-harm: a pilot randomized controlled trial - Sinyor M, Williams M, Mitchell R, Zaheer R, Bryan CJ, Schaffer A, Westreich N, Ellis J, Goldstein BI, Cheung AH, Selchen S, Kiss A, Tien H.
BACKGROUND: Self-harm (SH) is among the strongest risk factors for eventual suicide death yet there are limited data on which interventions are most effective for treating SH in youth. METHODS: This single-blind, pilot randomized controlled trial e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gene therapy that gives cricket-mad Jake, 23, a chance to hit blindness for six
Jake Ternent, 22, from Ludworth, Co Durham had resigned himself to going completely blind due to an inherited degenerative eye condition. However, pioneering gene therapy may reverse the damage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Different Flavors' of Gene Editing Moving Closer to Your Clinic'Different Flavors' of Gene Editing Moving Closer to Your Clinic
' Keep your ears and eyes open because it's a very optimistic time'for gene editing technologies like CRISPR, say Drs Caron Jacobson and Cathy Wu.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

How AI Can Predict Heart Attacks and Strokes
Artificial intelligence is making its way into health care, and one of its first stops is making sense of all of those scans that doctors order. Already, studies have shown that AI-based tools can, in some cases, pick out abnormal growths that could be cancerous tumors better than doctors can, mainly because digesting and synthesizing huge volumes of information is what AI does best. In a study published Feb. 14 in Circulation, researchers in the U.K. and the U.S. report that an AI program can reliably predict heart attacks and strokes. Kristopher Knott, a research fellow at the British Heart Foundation, and his team condu...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Heart Disease Source Type: news

Chronic kidney disease kills more than 1M people annually worldwide
Chronic kidney disease has been described as a " global killer in plain sight " by the authors of a new analysis estimating the prevalence of the condition. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heading a football can trigger INSTANT vision changes
A study of dozens of football players by experts at Indiana University found headers cause short-term damage to the circuit linking grey matter with the eyes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Doctors Dismiss Dizziness
It ’s one of the most common medical complaints, but patients say many doctors don’t take it seriously. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brian Platzer Tags: Anxiety and Stress Migraine Headaches Brain Tests (Medical) Eyes and Eyesight Ears and Hearing Depression (Mental) Mental Health and Disorders Doctors Source Type: news

How Companies Teach Their Employees First Aid for Mental Health
At Delta Air Lines’ Atlanta headquarters in late January, 24 employees are arguing over which of them has the worst disease. Half of them had been given cards naming a physical or mental health diagnosis and were told to line up, from the least debilitating to the most. The woman holding “gingivitis” quickly takes a place at the far left of the line. But everyone further down to the right—low back pain, moderate depression, paraplegia, severe PTSD—keeps switching spots. “Severe vision loss,” someone says to the man holding the corresponding card, “are you a pilot?” He d...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology microsoftfutureofwork Source Type: news

App credited for preventing further vision loss for 6-year-old boy
Cradle scans photos already on your phone for white eye glares, which can be a symptom of eye disorders. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Panel Gives Bold Prediction about Bioelectronic Medicine ’s Future
Bioelectronic medicine isn’t new and has been around since the first implantation of the pacemaker. However, in recent years there has been sort of an explosion of the space – with devices. A panel at MD&M West discussed the recent transformation of bioelectronic medicine and where the space was going. “Within the last five years bioelectronic medicine has gotten really exciting,” Barry Keenan, vice president of engineering at BioSig Technologies said. “That’s probably why we’re having this sess...
Source: MDDI - February 12, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Electronics Implants Source Type: news

Rethink hospital eye care to protect patients ’ eyesight, urge experts
Call follows report highlighting ‘serious inadequacies’ in provision amid mounting pressure on ophthalmology departments in England Related items fromOnMedica Hunt announces 11 hospital trusts in special measures Day surgery shake-up for Northern Ireland Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Questions on Health Economics and commissioning Care to be delivered ‘closer to home,’ says Welsh government (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Randomized trial of screening and brief intervention to reduce injury and substance abuse in an urban level I trauma center - Field CA, von Sternberg K, Velasquez MM.
BACKGROUND: The TIP (Traumatic Injury Prevention) Project evaluated the impact on post-injury drug use of two brief motivational interventions compared to brief advice (BA) among injured patients who use drugs. METHOD: Three-group, single blind, ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Surgery Through the Eyes of a Surgeon
One of the best parts of an event like MD&M West is the opportunity to put a cross-section of experts from industry in the same room as engineers and end-users and talk about the biggest trends in medical devices. One such discussion that took place here in Annaheim, CA on Tuesday included an expert robotic surgeon, an expert from Intuitive Sugical (which, as you likely know by now, pioneered robotic surgery a little more than 20 years ago), and a new robotic surgery company that is trying to to take this technology beyond the surgical suite. I shared a few insights from this lively panel discussion here, but prior to...
Source: MDDI - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Chinese Vlogger Detailing Life – and Death — Amid Coronavirus Outbreak in Wuhan Disappears, Allegedly ‘Forcibly Quarantined’
(BEIJING) — After nearly a week of roaming China’s epidemic-struck city, filming the dead and the sickened in overwhelmed hospitals, the strain of being hounded by both the new virus and the country’s dissent-quelling police started to tell. Chen Qiushi looked haggard and disheveled in his online posts, an almost unrecognizable shadow of the energetic young man who had rolled into Wuhan on a self-assigned mission to tell its inhabitants’ stories, just as authorities locked the city down almost three weeks ago. Read more: The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity Until he disapp...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOHN LEICESTER and DAKE KANG / AP Tags: Uncategorized China coronavirus COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

Coronavirus Researchers Are Using High-Tech Methods to Predict Where the Virus Might Go Next
As the deadly 2019-nCov coronavirus spreads, raising fears of a worldwide pandemic, researchers and startups are using artificial intelligence and other technologies to predict where the virus might appear next — and even potentially sound the alarm before other new, potentially threatening viruses become public health crises. “What we’re doing currently with Coronavirus is really trying to get an understanding of what’s happening on the ground through as many sources as we can get our hands on,” says John Brownstein, chief innovation officer at Boston Children’s Hospital and a professor...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV coronavirus MSFTAI2019 onetime Source Type: news

Blinders for Coping with Schizophrenia
When horses pull a carriage, sometimes they are wearing blinders over their eyes so they cannot look to the right or left. They can only look forward without any distractions coming into their view. This is a good picture of how I approach my life in recovery from schizophrenia. Metaphorically speaking, putting on blinders each day is a way I have learned to cope with my diagnosis of schizophrenia.  Every month I go to a veteran’s hospital to get blood work for my medication and to get my monthly injectable. On the drive there, I am the only one in the car so if I hear a voice, I block it out because the doors a...
Source: Psych Central - February 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jason Jepson Tags: Personal Stories Schizoaffective Disorder Schizophrenia breakthrough symptoms Delusions Hallucinations Paranoia Source Type: news

With Macular Degeneration, 1 Missed Visit to Eye Doc Can Mean Vision Loss
Title: With Macular Degeneration, 1 Missed Visit to Eye Doc Can Mean Vision LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/10/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - February 10, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Starwatch: the Double Cluster, a secret in the deep sky
To find these distant objects you need to get well away from the city lights and give your eyes time to adjustThis week ’s challenge is for northern hemisphere observers to see a pair of faint star clusters. TheDouble Cluster is a pair of side-by-side star clusters, both of which are about 13 million years old and located at a distance of 7,650 light years. Although they will appear together as little more than an elongated smudge, there is a unique satisfaction in seeing these “deep sky objects”. It’s like you’ve uncovered a secret in the sky.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Astronomy Science Space Source Type: news

FDA crackdown on vaping flavors has blind spot: disposables
The U.S. government has started enforcing new restrictions on flavored electronic cigarettes (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Solving The Coronavirus Identity Crisis: A Strategy For Prevention
Unless we give the new strain a name that suggests continuity with the outbreaks of decades prior, we risk losing sight of our target. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Source Type: news

Do I Need Permission to Breathe? – A Migrant Woman ’ s Story
Although women and girls account for a far smaller share of total homicides than men, they bear by far the greatest burden of intimate partner/family‐related homicide, and intimate partner homicide. Source: UNODC reportBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 7 2020 (IPS) “I soiled my pants, I could feel the wetness seeping into my waistband, my eyes started to become blurry. Only the sound of the blaring television assured me that I was still alive. I tried to stop thinking and make my mind go completely blank. Over the years I have adapted and now I can make my mind go numb. But the only nagging question ringing on my mind d...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

With Macular Degeneration, 1 Missed Visit to Eye Doc Can Mean Vision Loss
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- Missing just one eye doctor appointment can result in vision loss in older adults with macular degeneration, a new study warns. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in the elderly, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Paclitaxel Controversy Is Causing CE Mark Delays for New Paclitaxel Devices
Tension over stents and balloons that are either coated with or are designed to release paclitaxel has eased up in the United States, but across the pond may be a different story. The meta-analysis published in late 2018 that showed an increased risk of death for patients treated with paclitaxel devices seems to have given European regulators pause with regards to these devices. Eden Prairie, MN-based Surmodics submitted all the required modules for its SurVeil drug-coated balloon (DCB) to the European notified body before the end of the company's fiscal year 2019, but CEO Gary Maharaj said the organization has...
Source: MDDI - February 7, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Could ED Drugs Threaten Men's Vision?
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- Viagra can salvage a man's sex life, but in rare cases it may temporarily steal his sight. Researchers report that some men who took sildenafil -- the generic form of the impotence drug -- suffered from vision problems,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

From Huggies to hygiene kits, CFB Trenton ready to quarantine airlifted Canadians
Teddy bears and colouring books — certainly not an everyday sight at CFB Trenton's motel for military personnel. But it's part of the effort to make a home for the 176 Canadians airlifted from the coronavirus-affected region of Wuhan, China who now face two weeks of quarantine on the base. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news