Reversible EMT and MET mediate amnion remodeling during pregnancy and labor
The amnion is remodeled during pregnancy to protect the growing fetus it contains, and it is particularly dynamic just before and during labor. By combining ultrastructural, immunohistochemical, and Western blotting analyses, we found that human and mouse amnion membranes during labor were subject to epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), mediated, in part, by the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway responding to oxidative stress. Primary human amnion epithelial cell cultures established from amnion membranes from nonlaboring, cesarean section deliveries exhibited EMT after exposure to oxidative stress...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Richardson, L. S., Taylor, R. N., Menon, R. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Spain and Mexico renew search for 17th-century treasure galleon
Project aims to locate Nuestra Se ñora del Juncal and train underwater archaeologistsAlmost 400 years after storms sent one of Spain ’s greatest treasure galleons to the bottom of the sea off Mexico, archaeologists from the two countries are to renew their search for the ship and its precious cargo of gold, silver and jewels.Even before the tempests hit, the omens for the Nuestra Se ñora del Juncal’s return voyage in October 1631 were decidedly ill. A day before the fleet of which it was a part set sail from Mexico, its commander died. The ships pressed on even though the Juncal was in a poor stat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sam Jones in Madrid Tags: Archaeology Spain Mexico Americas Europe Science World news Source Type: news

Human textiles to repair blood vessels
(INSERM (Institut national de la sant é et de la recherche m é dicale)) As the leading cause of mortality worldwide, cardiovascular diseases claim over 17 million lives each year, according to World Health Organization estimates. To open up new research avenues into this serious public health problem, Inserm researcher Nicolas L'Heureux and his team at the Tissue Bioengineering unit (Inserm/Universit é de Bordeaux) are developing " human textiles " from collagen in order to repair damaged blood vessels. This innovation is now described in the journal Acta Biomaterialia. (Source: EurekAlert! -...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Superior 'bio-ink' for 3D printing pioneered
(Rutgers University) Rutgers biomedical engineers have developed a 'bio-ink' for 3D printed materials that could serve as scaffolds for growing human tissues to repair or replace damaged ones in the body. The study was published in the journal Biointerphases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preventing, healing tooth decay with a bioactive peptide
American Chemical Society Cavities, or dental caries, are the most widespread non-communicable disease globally, according to the World Health Organization. Having a cavity drilled and filled at the dentist's office can be painful, but untreated caries could lead to worse pain, tooth loss, infection, and even illness or death. Now, researchers inACS Applied Materials& Interfaces report a bioactive peptide that coats tooth surfaces, helping prevent new cavities and heal existing ones in lab experiments.Conventional treatment for dental cavities involves removing decayed tissue and filling the hole with materials, su...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 7, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Best supplements to repair muscles: Expert recommends this supplement to speed up recovery
BEST supplement for muscle repair: For anyone who has ever over exercised and damaged their muscles or enjoys endurance activities like marathon running which puts major strain on the muscles, knowing how to repair and speed up recovery of the muscles and joints is crucial. Leading health care expert advises taking this supplement to help. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yarn made from human skin could soon be stitching up your wounds
It may sound like a gruesome detail from a dystopian movie, but a team of scientists believe yarn grown from human skin could soon be used to stitch up surgical patients and repair organs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oregon man becomes first to receive minimally invasive heart valve repair
The tricuspid valve, on the right side of the heart between the top and bottom chambers, is very tricky to repair because of its complexity. Until recently, the only option was open-heart surgery. But an Oregon man recently became the first patient in a new clinical trial to have the valve repaired with a minimally invasive procedure. Dennis Eggers, a 73-year-old from Sweet Home, Oregon, said he’s feeling “very well,” about two months after his mid-December valve repair at Oregon Health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

NAO: Trusts facing big repair bills missed out on Johnson’s capital awards
Government auditors have highlighted a lack of correlation between the prime minister’s capital funding announcements and those NHS providers with the largest backlogs of maintenance problems. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 5, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UT team develops model to predict hernia surgery recovery outcomes
(University of Tennessee at Knoxville) Could patients experience less pain and possibly have better recovery outcomes if their fears or emotional issues were addressed before surgery? Three researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recently developed a predictive model to examine that question. Rebecca Koszalinski, Anahita Khojandi, and Bruce Ramshaw examined data collected from 102 patients who underwent ventral hernia repair surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U of T researchers discover intricate process of DNA repair in genome stability
(University of Toronto) An elaborate system of filaments, liquid droplet dynamics and protein connectors enables the repair of some damaged DNA in the nuclei of cells, researchers at the University of Toronto have found. The findings further challenge the belief that broken DNA floats aimlessly -- and highlight the value of cross-disciplinary research in biology and physics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New hydrogels wither while stem cells flourish for tissue repair
(Texas A&M University) Recently, a type of biodegradable hydrogel, dubbed microporous annealed particle (MAP) hydrogel, has gained much attention for its potential to deliver stem cells for body tissue repair. But it is currently unclear how these jelly-like materials affect the growth of their precious cellular cargo, thereby limiting its use in regenerative medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Abbott Wins Approval for CATALYST Trial for At-Risk Stroke Patients
This study is an extremely important step in assessing the Amplatzer Amulet as an effective non-prescription drug alternative for patients with AFib who are at an increased risk for ischemic stroke." In an email sent to MD+DI, Abbott wrote, “We already have an Amulet IDE trial underway that is intended to support our submission for approval in the U.S. for Amplatzer Amulet. The newly announced CATALYST trial will support our submission for an expanded indication for Amulet as a safe and effective alternative to NOAC drugs for patients with atrial fibrillation and at risk of stroke.”...
Source: MDDI - February 3, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Janssen to Highlight Depth of Solid Tumor Portfolio at ASCO GU
RARITAN, N.J., February 3, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today multiple data presentations from a robust solid tumor portfolio that will be featured at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium, taking place February 13-15 in San Francisco. Company-sponsored data presentations will include clinical results for ERLEADA® (apalutamide) and niraparib in prostate cancer; and BALVERSA™ (erdafitinib) in bladder cancer. “We are committed to improving outcomes in patients with prostate and bladder cancer where high unmet...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Vaginal postcoital injuries requiring surgical intervention: a case series and literature review - Padoa A, Glick Fishman N, Tsviban A, Smorgick N.
This case series describes clinical features and management of women who required surgical repair of vaginal injuries following consensual intercourse in our institution during the last decade. As a secondary aim, we reviewed the literature on the topic. W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Mastectomies, hernias, possibilities for private surgical delivery
The Alberta government is looking to contract out medical procedures such as mastectomies, hernia repair and some gynecological procedures to private providers with the aim of lowering wait times. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

J & amp;J Plans to Appeal $344M Transvaginal Mesh Verdict
Johnson and Johnson said it will appeal a ruling in the State of California’s transvaginal mesh case that would have it pay $344 million over deceptive marketing practices for its pelvic mesh products. The California Department of Justice sued J&J and its Ethicon unit in May of 2016 alleging the company neglected to inform both patients and doctors of possible severe complications from the products and misrepresented the frequency and severity of risks the products posed. The trial began on July 15, 2019. In a release, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said, “[J&J] inten...
Source: MDDI - January 31, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Inherited DNA-repair gene mutations in African American men with prostate cancer
(Impact Journals LLC) Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 4: Pathogenic or likely pathogenic alterations in these 14 DNA repair genes were less likely to be detected in African Americans as compared to Caucasians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 31, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Abbott Has Big Win in TMVI Market
The transcatheter mitral valve implantation (TMVI) market is receiving a huge jolt through a new regulatory approval. Abbott Laboratories said it has obtained CE mark for the Tendyne System. The Abbott Park, IL-based company’s device treats significant mitral regurgitation in patients requiring heart valve replacement who are not candidates for open-heart surgery or transcatheter mitral valve repair. Tendyne is delivered through a small incision in the chest and up through the heart where it is implanted in a beating heart, replacing the person's native mitral valve. Abbott’s valve is fu...
Source: MDDI - January 30, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Abbott's Tendyne(TM) Device Receives World's First CE Mark for Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation
First-of-its-kind technology addresses critical need to eliminate mitral regurgitation when surgery or mitral repair is not an option Tendyne valve provides relief from heart failure symptoms and quality-of-life improvement in high-surgical-risk patient... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, Regulatory Abbott, Tendyne, Transcatheter, Mitral Valve, TMVI (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fish that can repair their OWN HEART: Scientists discover immune cell involved
University of Oxford scientists were 'surprised' to find that immune cells, called macrophages, helped zebrafish regenerate their own heart tissue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abbott's Tendyne ™ Device Receives World's First CE Mark for Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation
- First-of-its-kind technology addresses critical need to eliminate mitral regurgitation when surgery or mitral repair is not an option (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - January 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dural Sealant Patch Made of Bioresorbable Polymers Earns CE Mark
Liqoseal, a dural sealant patch made of bioresorbable polymers, has received the CE mark and is now commercially available in Europe. Developed by Polyganics, the patch could help reduce cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage after elective cranial surgery. CSF leakage is “a widely recognized complication of neurosurgical procedures that can result in increased morbidity, prolonged hospital stays, possible surgical revisions, and enhanced costs,” Rudy Mareel, Polyganics’s CEO, told MD+DI. “Incidence rates vary depending on age, indication, locat...
Source: MDDI - January 28, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Materials Source Type: news

Dural Sealant Patch Made of of Bioresorbable Polymers Earns CE Mark
Liqoseal, a dural sealant patch made of bioresorbable polymers, has received the CE mark and is now commercially available in Europe. Developed by Polyganics, the patch could help reduce cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage after elective cranial surgery. CSF leakage is “a widely recognized complication of neurosurgical procedures that can result in increased morbidity, prolonged hospital stays, possible surgical revisions, and enhanced costs,” Rudy Mareel, Polyganics’s CEO, told MD+DI. “Incidence rates vary depending on age, indication, locat...
Source: MDDI - January 28, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Materials Source Type: news

Immunologist Wendy Havran Dies
Havran described gamma-delta T cells' direct function in epithelial repair. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 28, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Vigorous cool room treadmill training to improve walking ability in people with multiple sclerosis who use ambulatory assistive devices: a feasibility study - Devasahayam AJ, Chaves AR, Lasisi WO, Curtis ME, Wadden KP, Kelly LP, Pretty R, Chen A, Wallack EM, Newell CJ, Williams JB, Kenny H, Downer MB, McCarthy J, Moore CS, Ploughman M.
BACKGROUND: Aerobic training has the potential to restore function, stimulate brain repair, and reduce inflammation in people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). However, disability, fatigue, and heat sensitivity are major barriers to exercise for people with MS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Arthroscopy pump tubing sets are important surgical tools used to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems inside a joint. The tubing set is designed to deliver irrigation fluid to joint surgical sites, such as the knee, shoulder, hip and elbow.
(Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - January 27, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Calls for 'virginity repair' surgery to be banned
Women are being shamed into the procedure out of fear of being outcast or even killed. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spacewalking Astronauts Plug Leak, Finish Fixing Detector Outside the International Space Station
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Spacewalking astronauts plugged a leak in a cosmic ray detector outside the International Space Station on Saturday, completing a series of complex repairs to give the instrument new life. The $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer could resume its hunt for elusive antimatter and dark matter by midweek. Team members around the world expressed relief as NASA’s Andrew Morgan and Italy’s Luca Parmitano wrapped up work on the spectrometer. It was their fourth and final spacewalk since November to revive the instrument’s crippled cooling system. “Congratulations … th...
Source: TIME: Science - January 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Marcia Dunn / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Space Source Type: news

Benefits of fetal surgery to repair spina bifida persist through school age
The procedure corrects myelomeningocele, the most serious form of spina bifida. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 24, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Benefits of fetal surgery for spina bifida continue through school age
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) The benefits of fetal surgery to repair spina bifida, a procedure pioneered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in 1997, continue through school age, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study reports today in the journal Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Engineered capillaries model traffic in tiny blood vessels
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) 3D microvessels have been created to observe how red blood cells transit ultra-small blood vessels. They squeeze single-file through microvessels to bring oxygen and nutrients. Red cells burdened with malaria stall, blocking the blood vessel. The platform is expected to have other uses in studies of how microvascular damage occurs in diabetes and sickle cell anemia. They might be further developed to supply blood circulation to organ repair patches or to 3D printed transplants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists identify gene that puts brakes on tissue growth
(Northwestern University) The planarian flatworm is a simple animal with a mighty ability: it can regenerate itself from nearly every imaginable injury, including decapitation. Scientists have studied these worms for decades to better understand fundamental principles of natural regeneration and repair. One mechanism that is yet unknown is how organisms like these control the proportional scaling of tissue during regeneration. Now, Northwestern University molecular biologists have identified the beginnings of a genetic signaling pathway that puts the brakes on the animal's tissue growth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Keeping Up with Personalized Medicine: Adapting to Meet Patients ’ Needs
Medical technology is revolutionizing healthcare for patients worldwide and is now more than ever becoming crucial in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of numerous diseases. We are increasingly seeing the ability of medical technology to personalize treatments and target patients’ individual needs. However, to ensure we are enabling access to these treatments, regulatory agencies need to consider new approaches to the approval process. Historically, product approvals have focused on the standardization of a drug or a therapy to treat a large population of people with the same disease, s...
Source: MDDI - January 22, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Mike Izon Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Woman has cartilage from her RIBS grafted into her nose to repair damage left by a nose job at 13
Megan, from Florida, was bullied so much at school that her mother agreed to pay for cosmetic surgery but two operations went wrong and she has lived with the damage for decades. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A good night ’s sleep helps repair inflammation | Letter
This should become the number one priority in public health, writesDr Guru SinghExcellent article by Edward Bullmore in Journal (Inflammation is the new frontier in public health, 20 January). Unfortunately it does not fully explore the role of prevention. It is nowbeing proven that sleep plays a major role in repairing the body, and in particular the brain, especially from the ravages of inflammation. After all, why do we sleep?Inflammation is an essential part of our existence – it’s the way the body responds to an attack from without or within. Unfortunately this also causes damage in other areas, including ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Sleep Health Society & wellbeing Life and style Mindfulness Mental health Medical research Science Source Type: news

Development and application of a noise-hazard scheme for road maintainers - Cavallari JM, Garza JL, DiFrancesco J, Dugan AG, Walker ED.
BACKGROUND: Transportation road maintenance and repair workers, or "maintainers," are exposed to hazardous and variable noise levels and often rely on hearing protection devices (HPD) to reduce noise-exposure levels. We aimed to improve upon HPD use as par... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Too Old for New Heart? Germany Faces Dearth of Organ Donors Too Old for New Heart? Germany Faces Dearth of Organ Donors
Siegfried Richtsteig has been waiting in hospital for more than 130 days for a heart that would allow him to do the things he enjoyed most, like playing with his grandchildren, before a stroke damaged the organ beyond repair.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Fetal Bovine Serum-More Data
Primary and Stem Cell CultureThis just came across our radar." SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL An eye opener in stroke: Mitochondrial dysfunction and stem cell repair in MCAO induced retinal ischemia "We are always delighted when researchers supplement their cell culture media with ourFetal Bovine Serum (FBS).RPE Cells and MSC Culture Retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE, CRL-4000; ATCC) cells were cultured in Dulbecco ’s Modified Eagle Media/F-12 (DMEM/F-12, 11320033; Gibco) containing 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS; FBS001; Neuromics) and 0.01 mg/ml hygromycin B (10687010; Gibco) in incubator (37 °C humidified, with...
Source: Neuromics - January 17, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: adult stem cells FBS Fetal Bovine Serum Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells MSCs Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells RPES Source Type: news

Repair of Proximal Humerus Fracture Linked to Worse Outcomes in Elderly Repair of Proximal Humerus Fracture Linked to Worse Outcomes in Elderly
Higher rates of surgery for proximal humerus fracture among Medicare beneficiaries are associated with increased costs, adverse events, and mortality, according to new findings in JAMA Network Open.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Too old for new heart? Germany faces dearth of organ donors
Siegfried Richtsteig has been waiting in hospital for more than 130 days for a heart that would allow him to do the things he enjoyed most, like playing with his grandchildren, before a stroke damaged the organ beyond repair. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Blue light can help heal mild traumatic brain injury
(University of Arizona) Daily exposure to blue wavelength light each morning helps to re-entrain the circadian rhythm so that people get better, more regular sleep which was translated into improvements in cognitive function, reduced daytime sleepiness and actual brain repair. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Machine Could Expand Pool of Livers for Donation
Researchers report they have developed a machine that can repair injured livers and keep them alive outside the body for up to a week. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby girl was born without an anus and doctors didn't notice
Doctors at the Armed Forces Medical College in the city of Pune, India (pictured), said their 'cursory' exam at birth did not pick up on the defect and they will have to do surgery to repair it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Machine Could Expand Pool of Livers for Donation
TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 -- Researchers report they have developed a machine that can repair injured livers and keep them alive outside the body for up to a week. They said the machine could one day increase the number of livers available for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

First 'living robots' designed on supercomputer – video
Tiny 'xenobots' made up of living cells have been created by teams of scientists at the University of Vermont and Tufts University using a supercomputer to design them.The millimetre-wide bots could move toward a target and automatically repair themselves and researchers hope they will  help clear human arteries, clean microplastics from the oceans and find radioactive wasteContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 13, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Science Biology Robots Technology World news Source Type: news

'Record number' of men had NHS surgery to repair snapped penises last year
NHS figures show a total of 164 men in England last year needed their penis repaired after fracturing it. The injury, which sometimes makes a loud noise, affected men as young as 18. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abbott to Initiate Trial to Study MitraClip as an Option for Moderate Surgical Risk Patients
- New clinical trial will assess first-of-its-kind MitraClip ™ transcatheter mitral valve repair against current standard of care surgery in a new, expanded patient population (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - January 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A 15-minute heated water vapour blast could help repair damaged lungs
A quick blast of steam could give thousands of Britons battling debilitating breathlessness a new lease of life. Doctors treat damaged tissue in the lungs with a burst of heated water vapour (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Looming Health Crisis As Pupils Share One Toilet
[Nation] More than 300 pupils of Kikunuani Primary in Kathiani, Machakos are staring at a health crisis following the institution's failure to repair toilets that caved in last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news