Germany sends more medical aid to China to fight virus
Germany is sending a second shipment of medical aid supplies to China to help the Asian giant fight the coronavirus epidemic that has infected over 73,000 people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cannabis medication in road traffic regulations. Examples for patients - Mu ßhoff F, Graw M.
In Germany, not only cannabis-containing prepared pharmaceuticals or manufactured recipes in pharmacies can be prescribed, but also dried cannabis flowers. Considering questionable indications and evidence, a prescription especially of medicinal cannabis c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Jurisdiction concerning traffic law. An overview 2017/2018 - Franke U.
The article gives an overview of important judgements concerning German traffic law, especially those made by the German Federal Court, from summer 2017 to the end of 2018. The presentation is first of all focused on the principal judgements as far as high... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medical cannabis and cannabis-based medicines: an appeal to doctors, journalists, health insurance companies and politicians for responsible treatment - Hauser W, Hoch E, Petzke F, Thomasius R, Radbruch L, Batra A, Sommer C, Havemann-Reinecke U.
On the basis of the law on "amendment of narcotics law and other regulations" of 06.03.2017, doctors of all disciplines without special qualification can use cannabis flowers (so-called medicinal hemp) and cannabis-based medicines in Prescribe Germany. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Gene Therapy for Mesothelioma Has ‘Real Potential’
Gene therapy is moving closer to becoming part of standard-of-care treatment for pleural mesothelioma, according to the latest multicenter clinical trial. The phase III trial, known as the INFINITE clinical research study, is designed to evaluate the intrapleural delivery of an investigational drug — a type of gene therapy — in combination with celecoxib and gemcitabine, anti-inflammatory and chemotherapy drugs, respectively. Researchers hope to stop, or at least slow, the growth of mesothelioma tumor cells with the combination therapy. “This is a very interesting concept,” oncologist Dr. Bernardo G...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Hundreds of Cruise Ship Passengers Stuck in Cambodia After Coronavirus Case Confirmed
Hundreds of passengers from a cruise ship are stuck in Cambodia while officials test them for a coronavirus after an elderly woman who had disembarked was found to have the virus. U.S. State Department officials said that 200 Americans remain in Cambodia, waiting to be cleared for travel, including 92 who remain on board the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam. Cambodian officials asked those in hotels in the country not to leave their rooms while further testing is done. According to the cruise line, the first batch of 406 tests were negative, and cleared guests were allowed to travel home. On Monday, Holland America...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

A Passenger Tested Positive for Coronavirus After Hundreds Exited a U.S. Cruise Ship, Sparking Fears the Outbreak Could Further Spread Worldwide
The elderly cruise passenger who tested positive for coronavirus after disembarking from a U.S. cruise ship in Cambodia has raised the specter that other passengers now dispersed around the world could be infected too. Currently, hundreds of passengers from Holland America Line’s Westerdam are being held back in Cambodia, where the ship was allowed to dock last week after being denied entry to multiple ports following rumors of a possible coronavirus on board—despite assurances from the cruise line that there were no signs of the virus, officially named COVID-19, in any passengers. After the shipped docked in ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Germany funds portable ultrasound app research
Researchers from Germany have received funding from the country's ministry...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SonoSim debuts AI-guided ultrasound training for nurses Ultrasound can benefit daily rheumatology practice AI helps characterize breast masses on ultrasound Ultrasound followed by CT effective for appendicitis 2 ultrasound features predict cancer recurrence risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Quarantine ends for Germans; Italy to fly citizens from ship
More than 100 Germans evacuated from the hard-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a new coronavirus outbreak, were set to end their prescribed 14-day quarantine period on Sunday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Problematic medication with benzodiazepines, "z-drugs", and opioid analgesics - Buth S, Holzbach R, Martens MS, Neumann-Runde E, Meiners O, Verthein U.
BACKGROUND: An estimated 1.4 to 2.6 million people in German suffer from drug dependence. Most of them are long-term users of benzodiazepines (BZD), Z drugs (ZD), or opioid analgesics (OA). METHODS: This analysis is based on prescription data from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nighttime transportation noise annoyance in Germany: personal and regional differences in the German National Cohort Study - Wolf K, Kraus U, Dzolan M, Bolte G, Lakes T, Schikowski T, Greiser KH, Ku ß O, Ahrens W, Bamberg F, Becher H, Berger K, Brenner H, Castell S, Damms-Machado A, Fischer B, Franzke CW, Gastell S, Günther K, Holleczek B, Jaeschke L, Kaaks R, Keil T, Kemmling Y, Krist L, Legath N, Leitzmann M, Lieb W, Loeffler M, Meinke-Franze C, Michels KB, Mikolajczyk R, Moebus S, Mueller U, Obi N, Pischon T, Rathmann W, Schipf S, Schmidt B, Schulze M, Thiele I, Thierry S, Waniek S, Wigmann C, Wirkner K, Zschocke J, Peters A, Schneider A.
BACKGROUND: Noise annoyance is associated with adverse health-related conditions and reduced wellbeing. Thereby, subjective noise annoyance depends on the objective noise exposure and is modified by personal and regional factors. OBJECTIVE: How man... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Lufthansa Group extends China flight cancellations to March 28 over virus outbreak
Germany's Lufthansa on Friday said it would suspend all flights to mainland China until March 28 due to the new coronavirus, which is spreading in China and around the world. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A good blood supply is good for memory
(DZNE - German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases) Memory performance and other cognitive abilities benefit from a good blood supply to the brain. This applies in particular to people affected by a condition known as 'sporadic cerebral small vessel disease'. Researchers of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the University Medicine Magdeburg report on this in the journal 'BRAIN'. Their study suggests that blood perfusion of the so-called hippocampus could play a key role in age- and disease-related memory problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CompuGroup Medical to Acquire Certain Cerner Assets in Germany and Spain
CompuGroup Medical SE (CGM) and Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN), a global health care technology company, have entered into an agreement regarding the acquisition by CompuGroup Medical of a part of Cerner's portfolio in Germany and Spain. The key products are medico® and Soarian® Integrated Care (S-IC), leading HISs in Germany; Selene®, a leading HIS for public hospitals in Spain, and Soarian Health Archive®, a document archiving solution for healthcare providers. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured CompuGroup Medical AG Business and Industry Source Type: news

Accident typology comparisons between pedelecs and conventional bicycles - Otte D, Facius T.
The data from the years 2009 until 2015, collected by a scientific research team at the Hannover Medical School for the GIDAS project (German In-Depth Accident Study), were used as the study sample. RESULTS: Injuries do not occur more often or more... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Looking at the effects of pumpkin seed extract on men with benign prostatic hyperplasia
In this study, researchers from Austria, Germany and Switzerland investigated the effects of a proprietary oil-free hydroethanolic pumpkin seed extract on the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Their findings were published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. The majority of men are affected by symptomatic BPH from a certain age. Extracts from medicinal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant women using makeup 'more likely to have fat children'
Researchers in Germany measured levels of butyl paraben (BuP) in the urine of 629 mothers. Those with higher concentrations were more likely to have overweight children in their first eight years of life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

German car supplier to reopen headquarters after coronavirus infections
German auto parts supplier Webasto will on Wednesday reopen its headquarters close to Munich, it said on Tuesday, after eight of its employees contracted the new coronavirus that is quickly spreading in China and around the world. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bayer and Nuvisan create new research unit in Berlin
Bayer AG today announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to transfer a large part of its Berlin-based small molecule research unit to Nuvisan, an international service provider for clinical studies, laboratory services and contract manufacturing with several sites and clinics in Germany and France. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Bayer Business and Industry Source Type: news

The necropolis of Asyut as an important element of Egypt's cultural memory
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) A joint German-Egyptian project has thoroughly investigated the necropolis in the mountain of the Gebel Asyut al-gharbi in the west of the city. The project that ran for 16 years has been shedding light on the monumental royal tombs, shaft tomb complexes, diverse ceiling paintings, colorful wall decorations, endless inscriptions, and grave goods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Social control among immune cells improves defense against infections
(University of Freiburg) After infection, a simple mechanism ensures the balance between rapid expansion of immune cells and an excessive self-damaging reaction. This has now been deciphered by scientists at the University of Freiburg -- Medical Center (Germany) and international colleagues. The team has shown that activated T-cells are able to perceive each other and regulate their proliferation -- based on their density. The mechanism could help to improve cancer immunotherapies and was published in Immunity on Feb. 11. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Killer coronavirus can live on doorknobs, bus handrails and protective gear for NINE DAYS
A team of experts at Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Greifswald in Germany analysed 22 studies on the survival of viruses such as SARS and MERS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Germany reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu in backyard poultry: OIE
Germany has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus in a backyard in the southwestern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Malawi: Germany Commits to Improve Malawi Health Sector - Ambassador Tours Ndirande
[Nyasa Times] German Ambassador Jurgen Borsch has assured Malawi of his government's total support to improve on the standards of health centres in order to ensure good health service delivery in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Predictors associated with health-related heat risk perception of urban citizens in Germany - Beckmann SK, Hiete M.
The rising probability of extremely high temperatures and an increasing number of consecutive hot days caused by climate change-combined with the impact of these high temperatures on human health-is widely discussed in the literature. There are calls for t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Global warming and extinction risk
(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) How can fossils predict the consequences of climate change? A German research team from Friedrich-Alexander Universit ä t Erlangen-N ü rnberg (FAU), the Museum of Natural History Berlin and the Alfred Wegener Institute compared data from fossil and marine organisms living today to predict which groups of animals are most at risk from climate change. They published their results in the journal Nature Climate Change*. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity
Pandemics are perversely democratic. They’re nasty, lethal and sneaky, but they don’t discriminate. No matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency. That shared vulnerability, and the resulting human collectivism—a universal response to a universal threat—is newly and vividly evident in the face of the now-global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As of writing, there have been over 30,000 diagnosed cases and over 630 related deaths. A virus that emerged in a single city, Wuhan, China—indeed, in a single crowded ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Germany wants to evacuate another group of Germans from Wuhan due to coronavirus: report
The German government wants to evacuate another group of Germans from the Wuhan area in central China due to the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 630 people, magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study shows social media and search engines are better than their reputation suggests
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) A recent study undertaken by researchers from Germany contradicts the assumption that the use of social networks and search engines has had a negative impact on the diversity of news that people access. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New virus cases in UK, Germany, Italy put Europe total at 31
Britain, Germany and Italy have announced more cases of a new virus from China, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Europe to 31 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

BioVentrix Scores ‘High Priority’ Reimbursement in Germany
BioVentrix has received the renewal of the highest priority reimbursement in Germany for its transcatheter device for left ventricular remodeling after a heart attack. The San Ramon, CA-based company said it has achieved NUB Status 1 designation from InEk, the German Institute for Hospital Remuneration for the Revivent TC TransCatheter Ventricular Enhancement System. The NUB process enables participating German hospitals to receive full reimbursement plus a supplemental payment when utilizing groundbreaking medical technologies not listed in the existing German healthcare system. NUB Status 1 was only assigned to a handful...
Source: MDDI - February 6, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

New virus cases in UK, Germany bring Europe's total to 30
Britain and Germany have announced more cases of a new virus from China, bringing the total number of confirmed virus cases in Europe to 30 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NASA Astronaut Christina Koch Returns Safely From History-Making 328-Day Mission
(MOSCOW) — NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who has spent nearly 11 months in orbit on the longest spaceflight by a woman, landed safely in Kazakhstan on Thursday along with two of her International Space Station crewmates. The Soyuz capsule carrying Koch, along with station Commander Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and the Russian space agency Roscosmos’ Alexander Skvortsov, touched down southeast of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, at 3:12 p.m. (0912 GMT). Koch wrapped up a 328-day mission on her first flight into space, providing researchers the opportunity to observe the effects of long-duration spaceflig...
Source: TIME: Science - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Vladimir Isachenkov / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Space Source Type: news

Screening Kids for Type 1 Diabetes in Primary Care Is Feasible Screening Kids for Type 1 Diabetes in Primary Care Is Feasible
A pilot program in Germany aims to test children in primary care -- through population-based autoantibody screening -- to identify those at high risk of type 1 diabetes, before symptoms show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

The WHO sends out 250,000 test kits for a pandemic that its own leaders now absurdly claim isn't real
(Natural News) Not long after reporting that the novel coronavirus isn’t a problem at all, the World Health Organization (WHO) has suddenly decided to ship out a whopping 250,000 coronavirus test kits to monitoring sites all around the world. The kits will soon be sent from Germany to 70 different laboratories the world over, according... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Derail Xi Jinping ’s Dreams of a Chinese Century
It took eight hours for a doctor to see Wu Chen’s mother after she arrived at the hospital. Eight days later, she was dead. The doctor was “99% sure” she had contracted the mysterious pneumonia-like illness sweeping China’s central city of Wuhan, Wu says, but he didn’t have the testing kit to prove it. And despite the 64-year-old’s fever and perilously low oxygen levels, there was no bed for her. Wu tried two more hospitals over the next week, but all were overrun. By Jan. 25, her mother was slumped on the tile floor of an emergency room, gasping for air, drifting in and out of conscious...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Source Type: news

Eckert & Ziegler to open U.S. isotope facility
Isotope technology firm Eckert & Ziegler has unveiled plans to open a radiopharmaceutical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Eckert & Ziegler to buy German firms Eckert & Ziegler to boost GalliaPharm production ability Eckert & Ziegler posts 9-month financial results Eckert & Ziegler posts higher 6-month results IBt Bebig buys German software firm (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lithuanian scientists contributed to creating the world record breaking tandem solar cell
(Kaunas University of Technology) 29.15% efficiency is the new world record for a tandem solar element. The record-breaking solar cell made of the semiconductors perovskite and silicon was developed by Lithuanian and German researchers. This value has been officially certified by the CalLab of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems; the material used to produce the record-breaking solar cell was developed at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

German company acquires part of Cerner's assets
A German health care software company is acquiring part of Cerner Corp.'s portfolio in Germany and Spain.   CompuGroup Medical SE is buying the products for about $248.9 million, and the deal is expected to close in the third quarter. The products include medico and Soarian Integrated Care, which are health information systems in Germany; Selene, a leading health information system for public hospital s in Spain; and Soarian Health Archive, a system for digitizing and storing health information.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Even Without Symptoms, Wuhan Coronavirus May Spread, Experts Fear
A report purporting to describe asymptomatic transmission in Germany has come under fire. But many experts still believe it ’s happening. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Respiratory Diseases Epidemics Medicine and Health Harvard University Koch, Robert, Institute National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases New England Journal of Medicine World Health Organization Bavaria Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibian Nurses to Work in Germany
[Namibian] HEALTH minister Kalumbi Shangula has welcomed the employment of 16 nurses at Germany's Dusseldorf's university hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Faster than a speeding bullet: Asian hornet invasion spreads to Northern Germany
(Pensoft Publishers) Known to prey on many insects, including honey bees and other beneficiary species, the Asian hornet, which had recently invaded parts of Europe, presents a serious threat to apiculture and even to ecosystems. In their paper, published in the open-access journal Evolutionary Systematics, German scientists share concerns about this fast invader spreading to the north. In early September 2019, a single specimen was collected alive in Hamburg (Germany), representing the northernmost find of the species so far. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Less advertising for high-calorie snacks on children's TV
(University of Bonn) The number of overweight children has increased significantly. Some food and beverage companies have signed a voluntary commitment at EU level to restrict advertising of foods high in fat, sugar and salt to children. A study by scientists at the University of Bonn shows: The number of corresponding commercials aimed at children decreased in Germany once this agreement had been put in place, but the companies also exploit loopholes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Traces of immortality in tumor DNA
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) To gain an infinite lifespan, cancer cells need to maintain the ends of their chromosomes, known as telomeres. They achieve this in various different ways. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center systematically investigated more than 2,500 tumor genomes of 36 types of cancer to find out how these mechanisms are manifest in changes in the DNA. The study is part of the Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Viruses and cancer -- systematic overview published
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center systematically investigated the DNA of more than 2,600 tumor samples from patients with 38 different types of cancer to discover traces of viruses -- which they found in 13% of the samples studied. The researchers also identified mechanisms that the pathogens use to trigger carcinogenic mutations in the DNA. The work is part of the Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Key evidence for coronavirus spread is flawed as public health decisions loom
A report that someone without symptoms had spread coronavirus in Germany had problems, but U.S. public health officials still say asymptomatic transmission is real. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Officials question report of virus spreading before symptoms
German health officials are raising questions about a report that suggested the new virus from China could be spread by people who are not yet showing symptoms. The woman who set off a cluster of cases there may have had mild symptoms at the time (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical journal report that a woman without symptoms spread the coronavirus in Germany was wrong
Research is messy and sometimes it's wrong. But science is also self-correcting. That's what happened after a report in the New England Journal of Medicine mistakenly concluded that a woman from Shanghai had spread the coronavirus to colleagues in Germany before experiencing symptoms herself. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Report of Asymptomatic Transmission of 2019-nCoV Inaccurate
Claims that a woman spread the virus to a colleague in Germany before she had symptoms conflict with health officials' interview with the patient herself. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 4, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

ICDs Have Come a Long Way in 40 Years
Michel Mirowski and his colleagues gave the field of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) a pretty good start, but what's more impressive is how far the technology has advanced since that first human ICD implant in February 1980. In the past 40 years we've seen ICDs become dramatically smaller, longer lasting, more capable, more personalized, subcutaneous (non-transvenous), and even MRI-firendly. And that's not to mention the advanced data connectivity and monitoring capabilities that the latest technologies offer. So without further ado, let's take a look at the current ICD landscape and the companie...
Source: MDDI - February 4, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news