Wrist-worn trackers can detect Covid before symptoms, study finds
Sensor tech can alert wearer to Covid early, helping to prevent onward transmissionHealth trackers worn on the wrist could be used to spot Covid-19 days before any symptoms appear, according to researchers.Growing numbers of people worldwide use the devices to monitor changes in skin temperature, heart and breathing rates. Now a new study shows that this data could be combined with artificial intelligence (AI) to diagnose Covid-19 even before the first tell-tale signs of the disease appear.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 21, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: Coronavirus Health Medical research Infectious diseases World news Liechtenstein Europe Wearable technology Science Source Type: news

exocad Highlights New Releases, Strategic Partnerships And Special Offers At The International Dental Show In Cologne
 exocad Highlights New Releases, Strategic Partnerships And Special Offers At The International Dental Show In CologneInnovation and integration define exocad ' s newest software releasesDARMSTADT, Germany, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc. company and a leading dental CAD software provider, detailed the company ' s achievements over the past year and recent productivity-boosting software innovations at its International Dental Show (IDS) press event. Under the new slogan " Imagine the CADabilities, " exocad executives highlighted new product launches, recently formed strat...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The UN Food Systems Summit and Some Issues of Concern
Conclusion The Food Systems Summit kicks off in New York on September 23 during the UN General Assembly High-Level Week. World leaders will come together to find common ground and form alliances that accelerate our way to realizing the SDGs in this remaining decade of action before 2030 is upon us. Will we succeed in making Zero hunger a reality? If we are serious about this goal, the answer includes rethinking and redesigning our food systems to make them more sustainable. Trevor Page, resident in Lethbridge, Canada, is a former Emergencies Director of the World Food Programme. He also served with the UN Food & Agri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Trevor Page Tags: Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Conferences Economy & Trade Environment Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva U Source Type: news

European Commission approves PONVORYTM (ponesimod), a Once Daily, Oral Therapy for the Treatment of Adults with Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis with Active Disease Defined by Clinical or Imaging Features
BEERSE, BELGIUM, May 24, 2021 – Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced today that the European Commission (EC) has approved PONVORY (ponesimod) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) with active disease defined by clinical or imaging features.[4] “Relapsing multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable and complex disease that can present very differently from individual to individual, placing a heavy burden on the patient and their loved ones,” said Professor Gavin Giovannoni, MBBCh, PhD, FCP (Neurol., SA), FRCP, FRCPath, Professor of Neurology at Quee...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Granted Conditional Marketing Authorization by European Commission
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 11, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted a Conditional Marketing Authorization (CMA) for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. The CMA follows a Positive Opinion from the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP).2 The CMA is valid in all 27 member states of the European Union (EU), plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.Data f...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Evrysdi, the first and only at home spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treatment with proven efficacy in adults, children and infants two months and older
Basel, 26 February 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) for the treatment of 5q spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in patients 2 months of age and older, with a clinical diagnosis of SMA Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 or with one to four SMN2 copies. SMA is a leading genetic cause of death in infants and 5q SMA is the most common form of the disease . SMA causes progressive muscle weakness and atrophy, and significant unmet need remains, particularly in adults livi...
Source: Roche Media News - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Evrysdi, the first and only at home spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treatment with proven efficacy in adults, children and infants two months and older
Basel, 26 February 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) for the treatment of 5q spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in patients 2 months of age and older, with a clinical diagnosis of SMA Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 or with one to four SMN2 copies. SMA is a leading genetic cause of death in infants and 5q SMA is the most common form of the disease . SMA causes progressive muscle weakness and atrophy, and significant unmet need remains, particularly in adults livi...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SPRAVATO ® (Esketamine Nasal Spray) Authorised in Europe for the Rapid Reduction of Depressive Symptoms in a Psychiatric Emergency for Patients with Major Depressive Disorder
BEERSE, BELGIUM, February 8, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the European Commission (EC) has authorised the expanded use of SPRAVATO® (esketamine nasal spray), co-administered with oral antidepressant therapy in adults with a moderate to severe episode of MDD, as acute short term treatment, for the rapid reduction of depressive symptoms, which according to clinical judgement constitute a psychiatric emergency.7 “Depression is more than just feeling sad, it’s a debilitating combination of symptoms that are different for each person and can progress to a poin...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

European Union Greenlights BioNTech-Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine After Agency Gives Safety Approval
(AMSTERDAM) — The European Union on Monday gave official approval for the coronavirus vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer to be used across the 27-nation bloc, raising hopes that countries can begin administering the first shots to their citizens shortly after Christmas. The EU’s executive commission gave the green light just hours after the European Medicines Agency said the vaccine meets safety and quality standards. Brussels had been expected to take two or three days to endorse the market authorization move. “As we have promised, this vaccine will be available for all EU countries at the same tim...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALEKSANDAR FURTULA and FRANK JORDANS / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 wire Source Type: news

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) In the cinematic context of the death of the Italian and universal composer, Ennio Morricone, author of the background music of more than four hundred films, as an indirect tribute, Europe took a solid step. The European Union’s (EU) forceful ban on accepting travelers from the rest of the world has been decided simultaneously with a collective option: an internal opening that covers the entire territory of the Schengen Agreement, an enlarged EU that includes some special non-members (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the microstates). Furthermore, the EU seems t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joaquin Roy Tags: Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Source Type: news

U.S. Citizens Likely to Be Barred as Europe Reopens Borders for Travel, Tourism
(BRUSSELS) — Americans are unlikely to be allowed into Europe when the continent reopens its borders next week, due to how the coronavirus pandemic is flaring in the U.S. and President Donald Trump’s ban on Europeans entering the United States. European nations appear on track to reopen their borders between each other by July 1, and their representatives in Brussels are now debating what virus-related criteria should apply when lifting border restrictions to the outside world that were imposed in March. Read more: Mapping the Spread of the Coronavirus Outbreak Around the U.S. and the World In recommendations ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LORNE COOK / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 europe News Desk wire Source Type: news

Personal protective equipment (PPE): export control process,DHSC (updated 29th April 2020)
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, anyone wishing to export personal protective equipment () to areas outside the EU, European Free Trade Association member states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) and certain other territories will temporarily need a export licence.This guidance sets out the exporting restrictions on products and the export control process now in place, including how economic operators can apply for a licence. 29 April 2020 The 3 attachments on this page have been updated to reflect the revised EU regulations. The attachments are: ' Personal protective equipment (PPE): export...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liechtenstein rolls out radical Covid-19 bracelet programme
Biometric wristbands will measure vital signs to detect early indicators of infection (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Veterinary scientist hailed for Faroe Islands' lack of Covid-19 deaths
Debes Christiansen adapted his salmon-testing lab to test for disease among humansCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA scientist who adapted his veterinary lab to test for disease among humans rather than salmon is being celebrated for helping the Faroe Islands avoid coronavirus deaths, where a larger proportion of the population has been tested than anywhere in the world.The north Atlantic archipelago currently has only one person in hospital with Covid-19 and it is one of four European countries, along with Georgia, Malta and Liechtenstein to so far not have any deaths from the virus.Continue r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey in Brussels Tags: Faroe Islands Coronavirus outbreak World news Infectious diseases Science Medical research Source Type: news

Settled status: UNISON can help
After the EU referendum the government decided to introduce a new immigration status for EU citizens called ‘settled status’. What does this mean? People who are citizens or have a passport of a European Union member state, or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, and are in the UK by the 31 December 2020, are required to apply (along with family members) to the EU settlement scheme to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021. The Home Office campaign does not cover the full range of citizens who can apply under the scheme. The messaging is centred on “white” EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and some...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 21, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article BREXIT EU EU Citizens eu migrant migrant workers Source Type: news