IntraHealth to Work with Local African Partners on the Road to Self-Reliance and HIV Epidemic Control
April 04, 2019Through the US Agency for International Development ’s (USAID’s) $38.5 million Accelerating Support to Advanced Local Partners (ASAP) project,IntraHealth International will work with sub-Saharan African countries to rapidly prepare local organizations and government entities to serve as prime partners for USAID and US President ’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programming, including by strengthening their capabilities and resources to address HIV within their populations.The three-year contract, awarded by USAID, is one of four new global projects focused on meeting PEPFAR ’s goal to ensure ...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Africa HIV & AIDS Human Resources Management Leadership and Governance Health Workforce Systems Management and Performance Source Type: news

How a Scottish Woman Endured Burns, Broken Bones, Childbirth and Surgeries Without Ever Feeling Pain
A newly discovered genetic mutation caused a Scottish woman to endure cuts, burns, broken bones, childbirth and surgery without feeling any pain, according to a case study published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia. About five years ago, Joanne Cameron, now 71, had what should have been a painful hand surgery at Scotland’s Raigmore Hospital, says Dr. Devjit Srivastava, a consultant in anesthesia and pain medicine at the hospital. “She mentioned that she does not feel pain and she did not need any anesthesia, which was not a usual day in the office for me,” Srivastava tells TIME. “I disregarded ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized medicine onetime Source Type: news

David Attenborough Isn ’t Sure We Can Save the Natural World. But at 92, He’s Not Giving Up Trying
It’s the voice you notice first. In person, David Attenborough speaks in the same awestruck hush he has used in dozens of nature documentaries, a crisp half whisper that is often mimicked but seldom matched. Ninety-two years of use may have softened its edges, but still it carries the command of authority. Sitting in his home in the Richmond neighborhood of west London for one in a series of conversations, I feel compelled to drink a second cup of tea when he offers. It somehow seems wrong to say no. In his native U.K., Attenborough is held in the kind of esteem usually reserved for royalty. Over decades–first ...
Source: TIME: Science - March 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Dan Stewart Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

Sight Sciences launches Omni eye surgery study
Sight Sciences said today that it launched a clinical trial of its Omni eye surgery device in sequential, minimally invasive glaucoma procedures. Menlo Park, Calif.-based Sight Sciences said the 130-patient Gemini study is designed to evaluate the use of Omni in consecutive MIGS procedures involving transluminal viscoelastic delivery and trabeculotomy at 12 months. The single-arm trial’s primary outcomes are change in mean unmedicated diurnal intraocular pressure and change in mean number of IOP-lowering drugs. Secondary outcomes include percent of eyes with a more than 20% reduction in unmedicated diurnal IOP and pe...
Source: Mass Device - March 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Featured Optical/Ophthalmic Sight Sciences Source Type: news

Clinical Study Demonstrates Long Term IOP Reduction with the OMNI(R) Surgical System Predicate Device (TRAB(R)360) in Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
MENLO PARK, Calif., March 14, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- A new, single center retrospective study of glaucoma surgery patients published in the January 2019 issue of Clinical Ophthalmology shows that ab-interno trabeculotomy using o... Devices, Ophthalmology Sight Sciences, OMNI Surgical System, TRAB360, trabeculotomy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The journey toward the Equal Rights Amendment began decades ago, but activists say the finish line is in sight
Riding the wave that brought us the #MeToo movement, a growing field of women seeking a presidential nomination and more women in Congress than ever before, momentum for a long-sought-after milestone is rippling across the United States. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adroit Surgical Is Pleased to Announce as of Today the Following Distributor Partners Are Offering Adroit Surgical ’s New Vie Scope Product to the EMS Market
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Adroit Surgical is pleased to announce the following Distributor Partners now offer the full line of Adroit Surgical products to the North American EMS Market. Distributors are listed in alphabetical order: Dixie EMS E. Pickering Guardian EMS Supply J&B Medical Live Action Safety Medline Industries The EMS Stoeighre The Fire Store Kris Bordnick, Director of EMS Sales issued the following statement regarding the announcement – “We are looking forward to partnering with these premier EMS Distributors to offer Adroit Surgical’s product line to EMS Professionals throughout North America. The n...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Adroit Surgical (press release) Tags: Airway & Respiratory Press Releases Source Type: news

A Tortoise Species That Was Feared Extinct Was Found in the Galapagos
(LIMA) — A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina. An adult female Chelonoidis phantasticus, also known as the Fernandina Giant Tortoise, was spotted Sunday by a joint expedition of the Galapagos National Park and the U.S.-based Galapagos Conservancy, Ecuador’s Environment Ministry said in a statement. Investigators think there may be more members of the species on the island because of tracks and scat they found. The team took the tortoise, likely more than 100 years old, to a breeding c...
Source: TIME: Science - February 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Ecuador onetime overnight Source Type: news

Edwards Set to Acquire Cas Medical Systems for $100M
Edwards Lifesciences is making a move to acquire Cas Medical Systems for about $100 million. Branford, CT-based Cas Medical specializes in the non-invasive monitoring of tissue oxygenation in the brain. Edwards said it has a pending 510(k) clearance in the U.S. for a smart cable and software module, which enables compatibility between Cas Medical’s FORE-SIGHT sensor and the HemoSphere advanced hemodynamic monitoring platform. This technology was developed as a result of a collaboration between Edwards and Cas Medical, and received a CE Mark. Cas Medical’s FORE-SIGHT could continue to boo...
Source: MDDI - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Edwards Lifesciences to acquire Casmed for $100m
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) said today that it inked a deal to acquire CAS Medical System (NSDQ:CASM) and its non-invasive brain tissue oxygenation monitoring tech for approximately $100 million. Irvine, Calif.-based Edwards said that it will pay $2.45 per share of common stock of Branford, Conn.-based Casmed in the all-cash deal. Edwards said that it currently has a pending FDA 510(k) clearance submission for a smart cable and software module that will allow for compatibility between Casmed’s Fore-sight cerebral oximeter, intended to provide non-invasive tissue oxygenation measurements, and Edwards’ Hem...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat CAS Medical Systems Inc. Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news

Back to the Future: Vietnam Now and Then
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jan 28 2019 (IPS)In 1989 I watched Back to the Future, Part II by Robert Zemickis, a complicated story about a youngster who from 1985 time travelled to 2015. Within the movie I spotted a poster from the imaginary 2015: US AIR Surf Vietnam. Back in 1989 I associated Vietnam with the war that lasted from 1955 to the fall of Saigon in 1975 and by different media was brought into the homes of millions, radicalizing and engaging youngsters, not the least me. Catching sight of the poster I associated it with a scene in Francis Ford Coppola´s masterpiece Apocalypse Now, where a gung-ho US Colonel...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Democracy Economy & Trade Education Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Abiomed jumps on fiscal Q3 prelims, raised outlook | Wall Street Beat
Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) shares got a jump today from its preliminary fiscal third-quarter numbers and an improved outlook for the rest of its fiscal year. The Danvers, Mass.-based heart pump maker said it expects to post fiscal Q3 sales of roughly $200.6 million, representing a 30.3% increase over its fiscal Q3 top line. Abiomed also raised its revenues guidance for fiscal 2019, saying it now expects full-year sales of about $780 million, up from $765 million to $770 million previously. The news sent ABMD shares, which closed up 3.7% at $313.44 apiece Jan. 4, up some 2.1% to $320 even today in pre-market trading. The company s...
Source: Mass Device - January 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Abiomed Cardiovascular Systems Inc. CAS Medical Systems Inc. Nuvasive wrightmedical Source Type: news

What Can Pharma Expect in 2019?
For those of us that use the Gregorian calendar, this time of year is one for reflection. We look back at the year just gone and forward to the year to come and, armed with a list of best-self resolutions, we step into January full of hope and intention.Like most years, 2018 was a busy one for the pharmaceutical industry – best characterized perhaps not as a year of radical change but as 12 months of under-the-surface action. (But if you disagree,please do let me know).To this editorial team it appears that companies are starting to get to grips with some of the big trends that have swept the industry over the past few y...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: The eyeforpharma Editorial Team Source Type: news

What Can Pharma Expect in 2019?
For those of us that use the Gregorian calendar, this time of year is one for reflection. We look back at the year just gone and forward to the year to come and, armed with a list of best-self resolutions, we step into January full of hope and intention.Like most years, 2018 was a busy one for the pharmaceutical industry – best characterized perhaps not as a year of radical change but as 12 months of under-the-surface action. (But if you disagree,please do let me know).To this editorial team it appears that companies are starting to get to grips with some of the big trends that have swept the industry over the past few y...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: The eyeforpharma Editorial Team Source Type: news