Exclusive: Inova eyes Landmark Mall site for new 25-story medical tower
The health care provider has big designs on the former Alexandria shopping mall, according to sources with knowledge of the discussions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rebecca Cooper Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: July 13, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Angiodroid receiving CE Mark approval to Masimo launching its vital signs app, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Angiodroid wins CE Mark for Angiopulse IABP Angiodroid announced in a July 11 press release that it has received CE Mark approval for its AngioPulse intra-aortic balloon pump device. The AngioPulse uses a new system for intra-aortic balloon pumps based on pressure regulation. It is designed for weaning solutions and is suitable for all types of patients needing intra-aortic balloon pump therapy. 2. Visura Technol...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ultrasound angiodroid Healcerio Lipogems Masimo MedTech Oculocare ReDress Visura Technologies Source Type: news

This Startup Is Developing Finger-Prick Blood Tests, But Don't Call It Theranos 2
Sight Diagnostics believes it can succeed where Theranos failed, developing rapid finger-prick blood tests, but its approach is nothing like that of the failed Silicon Valley startup chronicled in the bestselling book Bad Blood. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Arlene Weintraub, Contributor Source Type: news

See the light: Improving capacity in NHS eye care in England
This report makes 16 recommendations to meet the increasing demands for eye care services, deliver strategic and joined up eye care, and reduce the numbers of patients losing sight because of delays. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Envision receives gift from Intrust Bank for new downtown workforce center
Envision Inc.'s new workforce center is getting another boost. Intrust Bank is donating $150,000 in support of the William L. Hudson BVI Workforce Innovation Center, which was launched earlier this year, according to a news release. The center is located on the fifth floor of Envision's downtown headquarters building. The center was created to train people who are blind or visually impaired, and later help place them into skilled positions and provide accessibility inclusion expertise to businesses… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Bryan Horwath Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Therapy Edges Out Fear of Heights
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- Too terrified to scale a mountain peak or travel to the top floor of a skyscraper? Does even the sight of a tall ladder make you break out in sweat? The world of virtual reality might offer the perfect prescription for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tanzania:U.S$10 Million Project Eyes Improved Maternal Health
[Daily News] THE government, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Canada, has launched a project worth 25.3bn/-aimed at reducing maternal and newborn diseases and deaths in Mwanza Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 12, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Researchers Achieve First 3D Printing of Human Corneas
Researchers in the UK have achieved the first 3D printing of human corneas that can potentially be used in replacement surgeries. In doing so, they have paved the way for an unlimited and easy-to-fabricate supply of new corneas to patients that need them, they said. Key to the achievement by scientists at Newcastle University is a novel bio-ink—a gel comprised of alginate, a polysaccharide derived from seaweed, and collagen, the main structural protein in cornea. The ink met three key criteria necessary for the fabrication of corneas, Che Connon, professor of tissue engineering at the university, told Design News. In...
Source: MDDI - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Design News Source Type: news

Mother, 39, made the heartbreaking decision to allow her daughter, 14, to go blind
Maisie Doswell, 14, from Rye, East Sussex, is one of just 30-to-40 people in the world to suffer from Myhre syndrome, which caused her to grow pubic hair at six and start her period at seven. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protect yourself from blackmail: Cover your webcam, expert warns
(Natural News) Owning a laptop or computer doesn’t automatically mean that your information is safe from prying eyes. According to a report, hackers can now use webcams to secretly take footage of unsuspecting victims. These hackers then use the videos for blackmail. If you don’t cover your webcams, you run the risk of being blackmailed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical practice eyes $3.1M in new facilities after split from Atrium Health
Tryon Medical Partners wants to invest roughly $3.1 million into diagnostic centers after its split from Atrium Health. The medical group — comprised of about 90 physicians leaving Atrium’s Mecklenburg Medical Group — is working to establish a standalone practice with multiple locations across Mecklenburg County. It has yet to disclose details on those plans but has indicated up to 10 locations are possible, with most upwards of 5,000 square feet. A certificate of need filed with state regulators… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Taking the Guess Work out of TEE Procedures
A start-up company is hoping to take the guess work out of transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) procedures. Visura Technologies said it has developed TEE Camera Assist Device (TEECAD) System, a single use disposable camera that easily attaches to a TEE ultrasound probe allowing physicians to view the upper airway and esophagus during probe placement for safe intubation. The Evanston, IL-based company recently received FDA clearance for the device. David Marmor MD, the founder and CMO of the Visura Technologies said prior to the clearance physicians had were operating blind during TEE procedures. “We would place the p...
Source: MDDI - July 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Imaging Source Type: news

A Partial Solar Eclipse Is Coming on Friday the 13th. That Hasn ’t Happened in 40 Years
While it won’t be anything like the 2017 total solar eclipse, there is a partial solar eclipse coming up this week. The July 13 eclipse is particularly rare because it will occur on Friday the 13th, a date that has long been considered a harbinger of bad luck by popular culture. There has not been a solar eclipse on Friday the 13th since December 13, 1974, according to NASA. And the next partial eclipse to occur on Friday the 13th will be on September 13, 2080. Unlike the 2017 total solar eclipse, this week’s partial solar eclipse won’t be visible to Americans — or most of the world for that matter...
Source: TIME: Science - July 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gabby Raymond Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

How to Use Sunscreens the Right Way
TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 -- Stick or spray-on sunscreens are essential tools against skin cancer, but it's important to use them the right way, a dermatologist says. " Sticks are easy for under the eyes and the backs of the hands, while spray... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dragons return to Kew Gardens pagoda after 200-year absence
Replacements installed during £5m restoration of spectacular garden follyThe dragons are back at Kew after more than two centuries, tails curled, wings neatly furled to make them less of a wind catcher, gazing down with glittering eyes on the acres of gardens and thousands of visitors far below.The most spectacular garden folly in England, the great pagoda towers 50 metres over Kew Gardens. It was designed by Sir William Chambers in 1762 after visiting China, where his travels were restricted, but he sketched every traditional building he could see – including pagodas.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Kew Gardens London UK news Sculpture Art Art and design Heritage Culture Source Type: news

NinePoint Medical lifts Namati to the corner office | Personnel Moves – July 10, 2018
NinePoint Medical said earlier this month that it appointed Eman Namati as its new president and chief executive officer, succeeding Christopher von Jako who will remain on the company’s board of directors. Namati joined NinePoint Medical at its inception in 2010 as a technical co-founder, and operated as R&D VP for the past four years, the Bedford, Mass.-based company said. “With the recent strategic partnership NinePoint entered into with Merit Medical, along with Eman’s long history with the technology, business acumen, and strong leadership, this was a natural choice for the Board and a great next...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Alfred Mann Foundation Bonesupport Cutera Inc. Endologix GE Healthcare iRhythm Technologies Inc. Merit Medical Systems Inc. NinePoint Medical Inc. personnel-moves RTI Surgical SeaSpine second-sight-medical Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Through my eyes: A stroke experience
My name is Tracy Lyn Lomagno and I'm a 45-year-old dental assistant. Earlier this year, I had a stroke, and my life changed dramatically. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Chippenham schoolboy labelled unteachable writes book with his EYES
Jonathan Bryan, 12, from Chippenham, Wiltshire, was born with severe cerebral palsy that left him unable to walk or speak and caused 'profound and multiple learning disabilities'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three-year-old girl born without an eye is the first in the UK to have one created from STOMACH FAT
Myah Hauxwell, three, from Mansfield, Nottingham, was born with  microphthalmia, or small eye syndrome, which left her blind in one eye. Previous prosthetics caused her face to droop. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK girl born without an eye has one created from her own STOMACH FAT
Myah Hauxwell, three, from Mansfield, Nottingham, was born with  microphthalmia, or small eye syndrome, which left her blind in one eye. Previous prosthetics caused her face to droop. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biologists discover process that neutralizes tumors
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers discovered an unexpected twist in the tumor vs. T cell battle. Tumors employ a protein called PD-L1 to blind T cells from carrying out their functions. PD-L1 protects tumors through a 'molecular brake' known as PD-1. Researchers have found that some tumor cells display not only their PD-L1 weapon, but also the PD-1 'brake,' essentially a neutralizing function. The unexpected mechanism that could help determine whether a cancer patient will respond to immunotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Child to adult mental health transfer is inadequate
Report recommends a more flexible approach Related items fromOnMedica NHS is failing patients with mental health problems Mental health funding gap widens further BMA unveils ‘blind spot’ in mental healthcare ‘No improvement’ in community mental health care Mental health patients report poorer hospital experiences (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Texting changes brainwaves: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Texting and driving don't mix. When you take your eyes off the road to read, type or send a message, you're putting your life, and the lives of others, in danger. Mayo Clinic researchers found that texting and driving causes more than just a lapse in attention. It actually changes your brainwaves. In this Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New jab to help patients at risk of going blind from common condition
Tocilizumab, a drug that targets a chemical responsible for inflammation, could help countless people with giant cell arteritis (GCA). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polar's app leaked military locations, Asian parents more often trust health AI, and more digital health news briefs
Prying eyes. Polar now joins Strava in the list of fitness app makers accidentally betraying military information. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Healcerion delivers mobile ultrasound to U.S.
South Korean ultrasound technology developer Healcerion has introduced its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Healcerion debuts new mobile ultrasound system Korean firm eyes mobile device-powered ultrasound (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Bilingual people are better at sensory perception: Study
(Natural News) A study published in the journal Brain Sciences has found that learning a second language can alter how the senses work together to interpret speech. The study, carried out by researchers at Northwestern University, has established that bilingual individuals are better at putting together sight and hearing to perceive speech. In particular, when... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Starwatch: Venus in conjunction with a slender crescent moon
As dusk darkens into night next Sunday, the patient watcher will be rewarded by a sight worth waiting forSet a reminder on your phone for this one – it will be worth it. Just after sunset on Sunday 15 July, the moon and Venus will come intoconjunction, very low in the west. Although you will need a clear horizon to see, it will be a particularly beautiful sight. Only 11% of the moon will be illuminated, making it a very slender crescent indeed. The chart shows the view looking west at 21:30 BST on Sunday. The sky will still be quite bright, but brilliant Venus will cut through the late evening twilight and guide your...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Astronomy Science The moon Venus Space Source Type: news

Mid-face Toddler Excoriation Syndrome (MiTES) can be caused by autosomal recessive biallelic mutations in a gene for congenital insensitivity to pain, PRDM12 - Moss C, Srinivas SM, Sarveswaran N, Nahorski M, Gowda VK, Browne FM, Woods G.
BACKGROUND: Mid-face Toddler Excoriation Syndrome (MiTES) is a condition recently reported in 3 unrelated children.1 Habitual scratching from the first year of life inflicted deep, chronic, scarring wounds around the nose and eyes. One had mild ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Watching the World Cup via VR goggles may cause painful eye conditions
EXCLUSIVE The thousands who have been watching the action in Russia via the BBC's VR app may go on to suffer dry and strained eyes, according to the laser-eye surgeon  David Allamby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Birmingham company eyes telemedicine to boost rural health care
As telemedicine becomes a major force in the health care world, what does that look like for smaller companies? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Biomarker discovered for pathogen that can blind or kill healthy young people
(University at Buffalo) UB researchers have have discovered several biomarkers that can accurately identify hypervirulent K. pneumoniae, a pathogen that infects completely healthy people and can cause blindness in one day and flesh-eating infections, brain abscesses and death in just a few days. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Treatment Can Reverse Effects Of Vitiligo
WORCESTER (CBS) – Vitiligo is a common condition that causes people to lose pigment in their skin. Michael Jackson famously suffered from it, allegedly bleaching his skin to make it look more even. Patients are often told there are no effective treatments but a local doctor and one of the world’s leading experts on vitiligo says that’s just not true. “I noticed it around my eyes at the beginning,” explains 9-year old Aparna Deokar was almost three when she started developing white patches around her eyes. By the time she was five, she had many more. Aparna Deokar (WBZ-TV) “Mostly just e...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall UMass Medical School vitiligo Source Type: news

Accidental mechanical asphyxia from a window-blind cord - Yamamoto K, Iwashima S, Nishio T, Shiozawa R, Kubota A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

'Hiding in plain sight': Exploring the complexity of sexual safety within an acute mental health setting - McGarry J.
It is increasingly being recognized that individuals who access acute mental health services are at risk of sexual assault. Assaults may be perpetrated by other patients but also by staff working in mental health environments, although this latter group re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Maintaining healthy vision may help keep brain in shape, too
(Reuters Health) -   Waning eyesight may hasten the pace of cognitive decline in older people, suggests a U.S. study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Practically Everyone in the World Will See the Longest Eclipse of the Century on July 27. Here ’s What to Know
The longest total lunar eclipse of the century is set to dazzle most of the world, except the U.S., just shy of a year after the 2017 solar eclipse created a path of totality across America. The July 2018 eclipse — which will happen on Friday, July 27 — will last about four hours and be visible across wide swaths of the world including Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America and the Middle East. The totality, or when the earth’s shadow covers the moon and creates complete darkness, will last one hour and 43 minutes. While many people will be able to see partial views of the eclipse, areas in easter...
Source: TIME: Science - July 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

A Woman Fractured Her Eye Socket By Blowing Her Nose
About a year ago, a 36-year-old woman entered London’s North Middlesex University Hospital experiencing all of the telltale signs of a fist-fight. She was bleeding from the nose, complaining of vision loss and experiencing swelling and extreme pain on the left side of her face, according to a recent case report published in The BMJ. Her symptoms all pointed to an eye socket fracture—what’s called an orbital blowout fracture, an injury typically sustained from punches or other facial trauma. But all this woman had done was blow her nose. “It’s very bizarre. We see eye socket fractures from peop...
Source: TIME: Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

AMA focuses on mobile with winners of Interoperability and Innovation Challenge
The American Medical Association has its eyes on mobile this season as it announced the three winners of its Interoperability and Innovation Challenge. This year the winners showcased technology that included a patient-provider communication tool, a personal risk analysis app, and a medical decision-making platform.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

East Africa:End in Sight for Surgeons Shortage in EAC
[Citizen] Arusha -Shortage of specialist surgeons in the East African region could ease with increased intake of students in its training college, largely operating through on-line platforms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UTA patents headset that allows persons to point to objects of interest using their eyes
(University of Texas at Arlington) The University of Texas at Arlington has been awarded a patent for a revolutionary new technology that is able to scan a user's eye movements and enable them to navigate mobile platforms, such as electric wheelchairs, without the use of hands. The technology would also allow users to communicate to a robotic platform when they would like to use an object, such as a glass of water. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why I begged doctors to cut off my leg
AS MY eyes blinked slowly open I became aware I was on a hospital ward with machines beeping softly all around me and the whiff of burning toast mingling with the smell of disinfectant. My whole body hummed with pain and my right leg felt like a ton weight. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giant Hogweed: A Plant That Can Burn and Blind You. But Don ’ t Panic.
The invasive plant is widespread in New York and was recently spotted for the first time in Virginia, but conservationists believe they can fight it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIHIR ZAVERI and CHRISTINE HAUSER Tags: Giant hogweed Invasive Species Environment Flowers and Plants Environmental Conservation Department (NYS) Accidents and Safety Source Type: news

Study: The More Coffee You Drink, the Longer You Live
(MedPage Today) -- And it's not the caffeine, which opened the eyes of F. Perry Wilson, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Eye surgery attempts to reverse years of blindness for Syrian refugee
A stranger's kindness brought this man to Canada. Now, his eyesight could also be restored. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Oral omega-3 supplementation linked to a reduced risk of eye disease in young adults
(Natural News) Omega-3 fatty acids are highly regarded for their health benefits, especially when it comes to brain health. But it turns out omega-3s have a lot more to offer and can be highly beneficial to a set of organs that are often overlooked: the eyes. Researchers from Australia have found that healthy, young adults... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Partnership Expands Medigus ’ Presence to Orthopedics
Medigus is entering bold new territory thanks in part to a manufacturing and development agreement with A.M. Surgical, an orthopedics company. Omer, Israel -based Medigus has primarily been known for its MUSE technology that performs the Transoral Fundoplication for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). MUSE includes the ScoutCam miniature camera technology, which is at the center of this partnership. “The [ScoutCam] technology can be optimized and used in other ways in addition to being inside MUSE,” Chris Rowland, CEO of Medigus, told MD+DI. “The orthopedic market is interesting becau...
Source: MDDI - July 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Orthopedics Source Type: news

The FDA Approved a Topical Treatment for Excessive Underarm Sweating
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a topical wipe that can help curtail excessive underarm sweating, the company behind the product announced Friday. Qbrexza is a cloth that can be applied to the skin daily to reduce perspiration by blocking sweat gland activation, according to an announcement from manufacturer Dermira. The product offers a subtle solution to the millions of people who suffer from primary focal axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating, which is currently often treated with Botox and other more invasive options. In two clinical trials, Qbrexza was shown to reduce patients’ swe...
Source: TIME: Health - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Proton therapy ‘miracle’ treatment allows girl who was blind in one eye to see again
A LITTLE girl who was blinded in one eye has stunned doctors to see again - thanks to miracle treatment in the USA. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news