German Court Dismisses TMVR Patent Case Between Edwards, Neovasc
Neovasc said it has won the latest round in its transcatheter mitral valve patent spat with Edwards Lifesciences. The Richmond, Canada-based company said a German court dismissed the case which was over a claim for co-inventorship of a European Patent for the Tiara device. Tiara is a self-expanding mitral bioprosthesis specifically designed to treat mitral valve regurgitation. In this latest case, CardiAQ, a company Edwards acquired in 2014 for $400, had originally claimed full ownership rights to one of Neovasc's European patent applications for its Tiara. In June 2017, the first-instance court in Munich had awarded co-ow...
Source: MDDI - March 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Sky-High Prevalence of Skin Conditions Found in Ordinary Germans
(MedPage Today) -- Most people in study weren't aware of having them (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 21, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA approves Otimizer Smart heart failure device from Impulse Dynamics
The FDA today said it approved the Optimizer Smart heart failure device developed by Impulse Dynamics under its breakthrough device designation. The Stuttgart, Germany-based company’s device is designed to remodel the myocardium to increase the heart’s efficiency using “cardiac contractility modulation” – non-excitatory electrical pulses delivered to the heart muscle. An FDA advisory panel last December recommended approval for Optimizer Smart, voting voted 12-1 on safety, 11-2 on efficacy and 12-0, with a single abstention, that its benefits outweigh the risks. The system has had CE Mark appr...
Source: Mass Device - March 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Impulse Dynamics Source Type: news

Abiomed ’ s stake in Shockwave is worth at least $58m
The $10 million Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) put into Shockwave Medical (NSDQ:SWAV) has paid off so far no matter how you slice it. Shockwave raised nearly $97 million in an initial public offering earlier this month, inking a private-placement deal with Abiomed on the side for $10.0 million worth of SWAV shares at the $17-per-share IPO price. In a regulatory filing today, Santa Clara, Calif.-based Shockwave said Abiomed owns nearly 1.7 million shares, or a 6.0% stake. With SWAV shares trading at $34.55 apiece today in mid-morning activity (up 4.8%), Danvers, Mass.-based Abiomed’s share would be worth roughly $58.7 million if...
Source: Mass Device - March 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Featured Wall Street Beat Abiomed Shockwave Medical Source Type: news

Neovasc claims win in German TMVR patent case against Edwards unit CardiAQ Valve
Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) today claimed a win in its patent infringement war with Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) subsidiary CardiAQ Valve Technologies, saying a German appeals court dismissed a case there. In June 2017 the District Court in Munich ruled that CardiAQ Valve contributed to the creation of Neovasc’s Tiara transcatheter mitral valve replacement, awarding”co-entitlement” rights to the patent in Europe. Both sides appealed that ruling, in the course of which CardiAQ withdrew its total ownership claim but asserted partial ownership, Vancouver-based Neovasc said today. Munich’s Higher Re...
Source: Mass Device - March 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Legal News Replacement Heart Valves Wall Street Beat CardiAQ Valve Technologies Edwards Lifesciences neovasc Source Type: news

Neovasc Wins German Court Appeal; Announces German Court's Decision to Dismiss CardiAQ's Claim to Co-inventorship of a European Patent for Tiara(TM)
VANCOUVER, March 21, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Neovasc Inc. ("Neovasc" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: NVCN)(TSX: NVCN), a leader in the development of minimally invasive transcatheter mitral valve replacement technol... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, Litigation Neovasc, Edwards Lifesciences, CardiAQ, Tiara , mitral bioprosthesis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Review of osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines finds majority lack patient values
Review included countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and United States (Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - March 21, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

The evolution of brain tumors
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center found in a recent study that only three different genetic alterations drive the early development of malignant glioblastomas. At least one of these three cancer drivers was present in all tumors investigated. The tumors develop for up to seven years before they become noticeable as symptoms and are diagnosed. However, in contrast to their early development, glioblastomas, which return after therapy, share no concurrent genetic alterations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Establishment Labs shares up on mixed-bag Q4, FY2018 earnings
Shares in breast implant maker Establishment Labs rose in after-hours trading today after the company posted fourth quarter and full year 2018 earnings that beat sales expectations but missed loss-per-share consensus on Wall Street. The New York-based company posted losses of $10.5 million, or 52¢ per share, on sales of approximately $16.4 million for the three months ended December 31, seeing sales grow 38.8% while losses grew 47.4% compared with the same period during the previous year. Losses per share were ahead of the 36¢ loss-per-share consensus on Wall Street where analysts expected to see sales of ap...
Source: Mass Device - March 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Establishment Labs Source Type: news

Carbon debuts dental technology platform
Carbon’s L1 3D printer (Image from Carbon) 3D printing company Carbon unveiled an integrated technology platform for the dental market this week at the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany. The platform combines software, hardware and materials in an end-to-end solution designed to meet the needs of dental and orthodontic labs and enable them to scale quickly and economically, according to the Redwood City, Calif. company. Carbon also debuted its new M2d printer for mid-sized dental and orthodontic labs with lower volume needs, as well as its L1 Production Solution for high-volume production of clear al...
Source: Mass Device - March 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Dental Featured News Well Carbon Dentsply Sirona dreve internationaldentalshow keystoneindustries Source Type: news

Antiepileptic Drugs Not Tied to Dementia Risk
WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 -- Antiepileptic drug (AED) use is not significantly associated with dementia risk in patients in Germany, according to a study published online March 12 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Louis Jacob, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bayer shares slide after latest Roundup cancer ruling
Shares in Germany's Bayer's fell more than 12 percent on Wednesday after a second U.S. jury ruled its Roundup weed killer caused cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Siemens wins FDA nod for Mobilett Elara Max mobile X-ray
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Mobilett Elara Max mobile X-ray system. The Erlangen, Germany-based company touted that the newly cleared system features improved IT security and secure system integration to allow access of patient data at any time. Siemens Healthineers also said that the system features antibacterial coating and an improved ergonomic design for better maneuverability. “Siemens Healthineers is pleased to offer the Mobilett Elara Max, a mobile X-ray system with advanced cybersecurity features that provide state-of-the-art patient data protec...
Source: Mass Device - March 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Siemens Healthineers Source Type: news

Are there disparities in different domains of physical activity between school-aged migrant and non-migrant children and adolescents? Insights from Germany - Reimers AK, Brzoska P, Niessner C, Schmidt SCE, Worth A, Woll A.
BACKGROUND: Large proportions of the populations in many European countries, including Germany, are migrants. Migrant children and adolescents tend to be less physically active than their non-migrant peers. However, current research is limited as it does n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cochrane expresses thanks to Professor Philippe Ravaud for leadership of Cochrane France
After leading  Cochrane France  for nine years, Professor Philippe Ravaud is stepping down as Director.   Philippe has led Cochrane France since 2010. His team and Epidemiology unit, basedat Paris Descartes University, is an extremely productive and innovative group that has been at the forefront in developing innovative approaches for disseminating Cochrane evidence in France particularly through language translation and training.Philippe ’s primary research focus is methodological research to assess treatments in chronic diseases. His research activities are structured around non-pharmacological...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Microbes can grow on nitric oxide
(Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology) Nitric oxide (NO) is a central molecule of the global nitrogen cycle. A study by Boran Kartal from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany, and colleagues reveals that microorganisms can grow on NO. Their results, which are now published in Nature Communications, change our view of the earth's nitrogen cycle and how microorganisms regulate the release of greenhouse gases from natural and man-made environments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

First-borns are NOT natural rebels, study finds
Psychologists have argued for decades over the idea of birth order as affecting personality. A new German study finds flaws in that theory by looking at data on thousands of people and famous risk-takers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biotronik wins FDA nod for Acticor, Rivacor high-voltage tachycardia devices
Biotronik said yesterday it won FDA approval for its Acticor and Rivacor high-voltage cardiac rhythm management devices intended for treating patients with cardiac arrhythmias. The clearance covers the Berlin, Germany based company’s Rivacor VR-T, Rivacor DR-T, Rivacor HF-T QP, Acticor DX, Acticor CRT-DX Bipolar and Acticor CRT-DX devices. “When determining the best treatment plan for each patient, we assess individual needs and select a device system that provides optimal therapy programming with critical diagnostic features. We are often forced to choose between important features, which could compromise opti...
Source: Mass Device - March 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Biotronik Source Type: news

Socioeconomic status, stressful life situations and mental health problems in children and adolescents: results of the German BELLA cohort-study - Reiss F, Meyrose AK, Otto C, Lampert T, Klasen F, Ravens-Sieberer U.
AIM: Children and adolescents with low socioeconomic status (SES) suffer from mental health problems more often than their peers with high SES. The aim of the current study was to investigate the direct and interactive association between commonly used ind... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Malawi: Good Vision Glasses Promotes Optical Care Services
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -As one way of providing visual basic care in the country, a Lilongwe based German Non-profit-organization, Good Vision Glasses opened optical unit shop at Lifestyle pharmacy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Patients, family and donors invited to special bone marrow transplant event in Frankfurt, Germany
(European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation) This Patient, Family and Donor Day session will include clinical experts on a range of post-transplant issues. The patient advocates session will include international speakers focusing on issues relevant to organizations who advocate on behalf of transplant patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

People Affected by Leprosy in Latin America Unite for Their Rights and Their Voice
Family photo of part of the 111 participants in the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's Disease, on the steps of the Morisco Palace, the headquarters of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, which hosted the three-day meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Mario Osava/IPSBy Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) With the decision to found a regional coalition to promote rights and greater participation in national and international forums and decisions, the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen’s disease, popu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Ter Source Type: news

Wild African ape reactions to novel camera traps
(Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) An international team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, analyzed video from remote camera-trap devices placed in ape-populated forests throughout Africa to see how wild apes would react to these unfamiliar objects. Responses varied by species, and even among individuals within the same species, but one thing was consistent throughout: the apes definitely noticed the cameras. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists demand a BAN on human gene-editing after illegal Chinese experiment
Scientists led by experts from the US, Canada and Germany have called for a global ban on using DNA editing on living human sperm, eggs or embryos because not enough is known about its effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts Are Calling for a Ban on Gene Editing of Human Embryos. Here ’s Why They’re Worried
In November 2018, Chinese biophysicist Jiankui He stunned the world when he announced that he had used a controversial gene-editing technology, called CRISPR, to genetically alter the genes in embryos and give them immunity to HIV. The embryos were transferred to the woman who provided the eggs to create them, and twin girls were born. The move, considered highly experimental and unethical by most scientists around the world, prompted intense debate in the scientific community about not just the implications for the twins, but for society as well. When applied to human eggs, sperm and embryos, gene-editing technologies, of...
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Genetics Source Type: news

Driving anger expression in Germany-validation of the Driving Anger Expression Inventory for German drivers - Brandenburg S, Oehl M, Hartwig C.
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this article is to examine whether the Driving Anger Expression Inventory (DAX) applies to German drivers because this scale has previously been given to drivers in many different countries. METHODS: We applied Germ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Inside a tumor: Purple bacteria visualize 'big eaters'
(Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen - German Research Center for Environmental Health) A team of scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, the Juelich Research Center, the Technical University of Munich and the Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf has shown that harmless purple bacteria (Rhodobacter) are capable of visualizing heterogeneity in tumors. With the aid of optoacoustic imaging, the researchers used these microorganisms to visualize macrophages (Greek for 'big eaters'), that also play a role in tumor development. Their research findings have now been published in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! -...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Air pollution is a bigger killer than SMOKING
Experts from the University Medical Centre Mainz in Germany made the finding using computer simulations combined with information about population density and causes of death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fresenius preps $370m stock buyback
Fresenius (NYSE:FMS) said today that it’s planning a stock buyback of up to $370 million worth of its own shares. Shareholders in the German renal care giant said its shareholders approved the roughly 6-million-share buyback in May 2016. The €330 million repurchasing plan is slated to run from today through May 10, Fresenius said. If fully exercised the buyback would result in the cancellation of about 1.6% of total FMS shares, the company said. The post Fresenius preps $370m stock buyback appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Wall Street Beat Fresenius Renal Source Type: news

The nearer the friends, the stronger the regional identity
(Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena) Satisfaction of young people increases when they can identify with the region in which they live. The proximity of people who are emotionally important to them, however, is essential for creating a feeling of commitment as scientists at Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) have now described in the journal 'Developmental Psychology'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Edwards Makes Significant Moves in the Mitral Valve Space
Edwards Lifesciences bolstered its presence in the mitral valve space through a pair of transactions it announced Monday. The Irvine, CA based company invested $35 million in an exclusive right to acquire Corvia Medical and in addition the firm obtained certain assets of Mitralign for an undisclosed sum. Edwards investments come on the heels of Boston Scientific exercising its option to acquire the remaining shares of Millipede Inc. for $325 million. In addition, the Marlborough, MA-based company said a $125 million payment becoming available upon achievement of a commercial milestone. Tewksbury, MA-based Corvia Medical&ac...
Source: MDDI - March 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Ability to drive with cerebrovascular diseases : position paper of the German societies DGNB, DGN, DGNC, DGNR, DSG and GNP - Marx P, Hamann GF, Busse O, Mokrusch T, Niemann H, Vatter H, Widder B.
The regulations for ability to drive with cerebrovascular diseases in the German Driving License Regulations (Fahrerlaubnisverordnung, FeV) and German Guidelines for the Evaluation of Driving Ability of the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) are not... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Want to Stop Climate Change? Then It ’s Time to Fall Back in Love With Nuclear Energy
Exactly eight years ago, an earthquake off the east coast of Japan set a massive tsunami on a collision course with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The wall of water overwhelmed the reactors’ cooling mechanisms and over the next four days the plant suffered three nuclear meltdowns. It became the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. In response, Germany, Switzerland and some others around the world accelerated their plans to ditch nuclear power as an energy source. Nuclear power is virtually free of emissions. By contrast, we burn coal and gas at industrial scale to make electricity, pumpin...
Source: TIME: Science - March 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hans Blix Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

An international study co-led by CNIO identifies a 'sensor' that activates cell migration
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncol ó gicas (CNIO)) Forces generated by the cytoskeleton activate a protein responsible for cell migration.These findings broaden knowledge of tumor cell migration during metastasis.The study was conducted by CNIO, the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, both in Germany. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Beer first or wine, either way might not be fine
(Reuters Health) - The old adage that drinking beer before wine prevents hangovers turns out to be a myth, German researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Scientists study the effects of stress on social competence, finding that those with less stress are better able to handle social situations
(Natural News) Meditation has been known to reduce stress levels in individuals if practiced correctly and applied consistently. But do its helpful effects lessen in relation to a person’s age? A research team in Germany, led by Tania Singer, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, decided to find out. What they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why is German clinic using a dead British mother as a SUCCESS story?
Gemma Nuttall, who died at the age of 29 in October last year, is still featured in the testimonials section of the German Hallwang Private Oncology Clinic, despite its treatment not curing her cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ten researchers to receive Germany's most important award for early career researchers
(Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) This year, 10 researchers -- three women and seven men -- will receive the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, the most important award for early career researchers in Germany. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How antifreeze proteins make ice crystals grow
(Bielefeld University) Bacteria, plants, insects, or even fish use antifreeze proteins to protect themselves from the cold. The proteins block the growth of ice crystals. In a new study, a German-Israeli research team has confirmed that these proteins also possess an unusual second property: at low temperatures, they can promote rather than inhibit the growth of ice crystals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 7, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bayer launches combination insecticide to fight resistance malaria
German drugmaker Bayer AG launched on Wednesday the world's first combination indoor insecticide in Africa to help fight insecticide-resisant strains of malaria that have frustrated global attempts to stamp out the disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Radiance Light Trends' shows changes in Earth's light emissions
(GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre) 'Radiance Light Trends' aims to make satellite data of light on Earth at night easily available to the wider public. The app allows for someone with no special training to select a region or a site, and analyze the trends in light emissions observed by satellites since 1992 in under a minute. The development was guided by Christopher Kyba from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preliminary estimation of undesired substances in diapers
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health& Safety (ANSES) has published a comprehensive report on hazardous substances in disposable panty diapers on January, 23, 2019 entitled " S é curit é des couches pour b é b é " . Here, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) evaluated the results of this report. However, a complete and conclusive assessment is currently impossible, as important detailed information of technical nature is not available to the BfR. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How one small village in Germany reinvented itself to ensure its survival
(University of G ö ttingen) How can communities living together in rural areas ensure that they continue to exist and thrive? Much emphasis is placed on innovation within urban areas. However, new research shows that rural communities also play a pivotal role in generating solutions for sustainability. Studying the village of Heckenbeck in southern Lower Saxony, researchers from the University of G ö ttingen investigated what communities need to flourish. The results of the study were in the journal Sustainability. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 6, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Why MS sufferers should avoid fizzy drinks
German scientists tracked 135 people with MS and found the 20 per cent who drank the most sugary drinks were five times more likely to have severe disability than people who seldom drank them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low Birth Weight Tied to Altered Eye Anatomy in Adulthood Low Birth Weight Tied to Altered Eye Anatomy in Adulthood
Low birth weight appears to increase the chances of having thinner central cornea and other ocular anomalies in adulthood, according to a new study from Germany.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Treosulfan Better Than Busulfan in Prep for HSCT Treosulfan Better Than Busulfan in Prep for HSCT
Older and sicker patients with acute myeloid leukemia undergoing stem cell transplant may fare better if they are given a treosulfan- rather than busulfan-based regimen, German scientists have shown.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Treatment of severe traumatic brain injury in German pediatric intensive care units-a survey of current practice - Regensburger AP, Konrad V, Trollmann R, Ey üpoglu IY, Huebner H, Zierk J, Völkl TMK, Fahlbusch FB.
PURPOSE: German pediatric guidelines for severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) management expired in 2011. Thus, divergent evidence-based institutional protocols are predominantly being followed. We performed a survey of current Pediatric Intensive Care Unit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychometric properties of the German version of the suicide cognitions scale in two clinical samples - Spangenberg L, Glaesmer H, Hallensleben N, Sch önfelder A, Rath D, Forkmann T, Teismann T.
The present study aimed at evaluating the psychometric properties of German Suicide Cognitions Scale (SCS-18/SCS-9) in two clinical samples. Validity and reliability were established in an outpatient- (n  = 277) and in an inpatient sample (n = 75). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Old age care crisis: Are migrant care workers a suitable solution for state and families?
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) Germany is facing an old age care crisis. A certain amount of support can be obtained by employing foreign care staff. However, this arrangement can be problematic for various reasons. A research team at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz has been looking at such care arrangements and is planning to hold an international conference on the subject of the care crisis on March 11-12, 2019. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘London Patient’ Appears to Become the Second Person Ever Cured of AIDS
Doctors say a British man who previously tested positive for HIV might be the second person ever to be cured of the AIDS virus. Reuters reports that the man, whose identity has not been revealed, has tested negative for the virus almost three years after he received a bone marrow transplant from a donor with an HIV-resistant genetic mutation. The man stopped taking antiretroviral drugs 18 months ago. “There is no virus there that we can measure. We can’t detect anything,” Ravindra Gupta, the doctor who co-lead the man’s treatment team, told Reuters. The man, who has been dubbed the “London pat...
Source: TIME: Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized health HIV/AIDS onetime overnight Source Type: news