The pupillary light reflex as a biomarker of concussion - Carrick FR, Azzolino SF, Hunfalvay M, Pagnacco G, Oggero E, D'Arcy RCN, Abdulrahman M, Sugaya K.
The size of our pupils changes continuously in response to variations in ambient light levels, a process known as the pupillary light reflex (PLR). The PLR is not a simple reflex as its function is modulated by cognitive brain function and any long-term ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Courts Seeing More Secondary Asbestos Exposure Lawsuits
Secondary exposure to toxic asbestos has declined dramatically in recent decades, but known cases of malignant mesothelioma caused by that type of asbestos exposure have continued to climb. Increasing awareness of the rare cancer has led to the contrasting trends and an expected rise in personal injury lawsuits involving secondary asbestos exposure. “One of the reasons is that we are getting better at diagnosing the disease,” attorney Daniel Wasserberg, who specializes in asbestos litigation, told The Mesothelioma Center at asbestos.com. “Years ago, a woman with classic mesothelioma symptoms, but wi...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 18, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

AMRA joins clinical trial on muscular dystrophy
AMRA Medical will be involved in the Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystroph...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AMRA touts clinical trial results AMRA adds UK Biobank images to database AMRA teams up with National University of Singapore AMRA highlights body composition analysis research AMRA wins FDA clearance for MR software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Data up to 8-years for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) show early and ongoing treatment significantly reduced risk of requiring a walking aid in relapsing multiple sclerosis and disability progression in primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Basel, 13 October 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new long-term data that reinforce the benefit of early initiation and ongoing treatment of OCREVUS® (ocrelizumab) on disability progression in relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS), as well as safety outcomes for an analysis of shorter 2-hour infusion in minority populations. OCREVUS data from all clinical trials consistently show a favourable benefit-risk profile over eight years. Roche and research partners will also present four late-breaking abstracts to share the latest data regarding COVID-19 and vacci...
Source: Roche Media News - October 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Data up to 8-years for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) show early and ongoing treatment significantly reduced risk of requiring a walking aid in relapsing multiple sclerosis and disability progression in primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Basel, 13 October 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new long-term data that reinforce the benefit of early initiation and ongoing treatment of OCREVUS® (ocrelizumab) on disability progression in relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS), as well as safety outcomes for an analysis of shorter 2-hour infusion in minority populations. OCREVUS data from all clinical trials consistently show a favourable benefit-risk profile over eight years. Roche and research partners will also present four late-breaking abstracts to share the latest data regarding COVID-19 and vacci...
Source: Roche Investor Update - October 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Reflex syncope in the UK Armed Forces - Parsons I, Ellwood J, Stacey MJ, Gall N, Grundy-Bowers M, Chowienczyk P, Woods D.
INTRODUCTION: Reflex syncope is the most common subtype of syncope and, despite not being associated with increased mortality, often results in significant morbidity and costly diagnostics. Reflex syncope can be of concern for certain occupational groups a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Doctors explain why you should never hold in a sneeze - 'Dangerous manoeuvre' - BMJ study
SNEEZING is a mechanism the body uses to clear the nose from any foreign matter, such as pollen or dust. The reflex causes a significant build-up of pressure in the lung that suddenly escapes through exhalation. When this pressure is held in, however, damage may follow. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peninsula drug company regroups after failed study in deadly rare disease in kids
A drug from a small, ambitious Peninsula drug developer failed a clinical trial for an invariably fatal childhood genetic disease, but leaders of the company said they will regroup with the FDA to find a way to move the program forward. Retrotope Inc. said the late-stage study of its drug RT-001 failed to hit its main goal in infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy, or INAD, a rare condition which robs children of motor skills and voluntary muscle control and typically kills them before they turn 10. But… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Peninsula drug company regroups after failed study in deadly rare disease in kids
A drug from a small, ambitious Peninsula drug developer failed a clinical trial for an invariably fatal childhood genetic disease, but leaders of the company said they will regroup with the FDA to find a way to move the program forward. Retrotope Inc. said the late-stage study of its drug RT-001 failed to hit its main goal in infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy, or INAD, a rare condition which robs children of motor skills and voluntary muscle control and typically kills them before they turn 10. But… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Roche presents new data at World Muscle Society (WMS) 2021 highlighting new advances for people living with rare neuromuscular disorders
Basel, 24 September 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced data from across its growing neuromuscular portfolio at the World Muscle Society (WMS) Virtual Congress 20 – 24 September 2021. The presentations included additional results from the RAINBOWFISH study, evaluating the efficacy and safety of Evrysdi® (risdiplam) in babies with pre-symptomatic spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) from birth to six weeks of age and data supporting the continued clinical investig ation of gene therapy, SRP-9001, in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).“These new data for Evrysdi may help extend the potential ben...
Source: Roche Media News - September 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche presents new data at World Muscle Society (WMS) 2021 highlighting new advances for people living with rare neuromuscular disorders
Basel, 24 September 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced data from across its growing neuromuscular portfolio at the World Muscle Society (WMS) Virtual Congress 20 – 24 September 2021. The presentations included additional results from the RAINBOWFISH study, evaluating the efficacy and safety of Evrysdi® (risdiplam) in babies with pre-symptomatic spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) from birth to six weeks of age and data supporting the continued clinical investig ation of gene therapy, SRP-9001, in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).“These new data for Evrysdi may help extend the potential ben...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Results from Phase 1b/2 NORSE Study in Patients with Metastatic or Locally Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma Treated with BALVERSA ® (erdafitinib) in Combination with Cetrelimab, a PD-1 Inhibitor
September 17, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced results from the Phase 1b/2 NORSE (NCT03473743) study evaluating BALVERSA® (erdafitinib) in combination with cetrelimab, an anti-programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) monoclonal antibody, compared to BALVERSA® monotherapy in patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) with fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR)3 or FGFR2 genetic alterations who are ineligible for cisplatin, a current standard of care treatment for mUC. The results were highlighted in an oral present...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Evaluating the vestibulo-ocular reflex following traumatic brain injury: a scoping review - Crampton A, Garat A, Shepherd HA, Chevignard M, Schneider KJ, Katz-Leurer M, Gagnon IJ.
PURPOSE:To identify the tests and tools used to evaluate vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) function after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in all age groups and across TBI severity.METHODS: An electronic search was conducted to include relevant peer-review... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

What 9/11 Survivors and First Responders Have Taught Us About Public Health in the 20 Years Since the Attacks
Dr. David Prezant was knocked fully airborne at 9:59 on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. He didn’t see the impact coming, but he felt it when it hit—and it nearly killed him. Little more than an hour earlier, Prezant, then the deputy chief medical officer of the Fire Department of New York, was headed for his usual workplace at the FDNY’s Office of Medical Affairs, just across the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn. He had already heard that a plane had hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center, and he reckoned that it was an accident. By the time he reached his office, however, the South Tower had been struc...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger and Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

At What Age Is Muscular Dystrophy Diagnosed
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Reflex HCV RNA or antigen testing cost effective for HCV screening
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - September 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Delta Air Lines Is Charging Unvaccinated Employees $200 Insurance Fee. Will It Work?
As the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more companies are starting to require coronavirus vaccines for their employees. But this week, Delta Air Lines chose a different tactic when it became the first major U.S. company to say it will charge more for health insurance if employees do not get vaccinated. Some may see this as a compromise between vaccine mandates and more positive incentives, but experts say it could be complicated to execute and that there’s no way to tell how effective it will be. The move represents the tricky calculus employers are being forced to make as they try to keep employees s...
Source: TIME: Health - August 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The Taliban's recapture of Afghanistan has sparked fears of an al Qaeda and ISIS revival
The question facing Western intelligence is whether Taliban 2.0 are any more or less sympathetic to al Qaeda and other jihadists taking... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stress reactivity and social cognition in pure and co-occurring early childhood relational bullying and victimization - Perhamus GR, Perry KJ, Murray-Close D, Ostrov JM.
This study tested the independent effects and interactions of sympathetic nervous system reactivity and hostile attribution biases (HAB) in predicting change in pure and co-occurring relational bullying and victimization experiences over one year. Co-occur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What Causes Anisocoria?
Discussion Anisocoria is a common physical finding caused by the mechanical imbalance of the iris dilator (sympathetic innervation causing dilation) and sphincter muscles (parasympathetic innervation causes miosis). Which pupil is abnormal is important to determine. “Anisocoria greater in the light signifies an abnormal large pupil, whereas anisocoria in the dark indicates an abnormal small pupil.” The pupillary size should be noted along with any changes with accommodation, extra ocular movements and lighting. The time it takes to revert to the baseline pupillary size can also be helpful. Any ptosis, lacrimati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 23, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Having Someone Who'll Listen May Be Good for Your Aging Brain
FRIDAY, Aug. 20, 2021 -- Could the constancy of a sympathetic ear help guard your brain against the ravages of aging? Yes, claims new research that analyzed data on nearly 2,200 American adults and found those in their 40s and 50s who didn't have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

After Capitol Hill bomb threat, GOP Rep. Mo Brooks sympathetic to 'anger directed at dictatorial Socialism'
The statement quickly drew heated criticism toward Brooks, who voted to overturn the election of President Joe Biden. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) variants, PHE (updated 11th August 2021)
Information on variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. 11 August 2021Added'SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern diagnostic assurance'and'Reflex (genotyping) assays for identification of priority SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern'. 6 August 2021Added'SARS-CoV-2 variants of public health interest'under'Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 variants'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Prevent Teenage Pregnancies in Sub Saharan Africa, It Takes a Whole Village to Raise a Child
Honorine Meda became pregnant herself at the age of nineteen. Now she helps raise awareness of teenage pregnancy among girls in Dissin.By Guy DinmoreDISSIN, Burkina Faso, Jul 28 2021 (IPS) Honorine Meda is 23. Cycling through her hometown of Dissin, in Burkina Faso’s verdant southwest, she smiles, waves and stops to chat with one of the girls she counsels. Thanks to a program by the German development agency (GIZ) and their Pro Enfant initiative, Honorine trained to counsel teenage girls in Dissin on how to avoid pregnancies. She became pregnant herself, with her now three-year-old son, when she was 19. It was tough...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guy Dinmore Tags: Africa Aid Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health GIZ 2021 Source Type: news

Screening for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Now Available for All Babies Born at the Brigham
The Brigham is the first birth hospital in the nation to develop a program that offers parents an option to have their newborn screened for Duchenne; through early diagnosis, screening may help families take advantage of therapeutic interventions (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 22, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

A small molecule induces readthrough of cystic fibrosis CFTR nonsense mutations
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) An experimental drug reported in Nature Communications suggests that a " path is clearly achievable " to treat currently untreatable cases of cystic fibrosis disease caused by nonsense mutations. This includes about 11 percent of cystic fibrosis patients, as well as patients with other genetic diseases, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy,β-thalassemia and numerous types of cancers, that are also caused by nonsense mutations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pupillary light reflex markers of suicide risk in a trans-diagnostic sample - Miller BJ, Sareddy S, Rosenquist PB, McCall WV.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

AP blasted for article sympathetic to fleeing Texas Dems: 'If scrambling for attention is stressful, tough'
The Associated Press came under fire Friday for its seemingly sympathetic article on Texas state Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stellate Ganglion Phototherapy Promising for Electrical Storm Stellate Ganglion Phototherapy Promising for Electrical Storm
SG phototherapy reduced sympathetic activity and might be a useful temporary adjunctive therapy to control electrical storm, a pilot study finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

What We Learned About Relationships During the Pandemic
The pseudo-scientific formula that explains most human bonding is basically time + affection + togetherness = relationship. So what happens to humans and their interconnectedness when two of the key elements—time and togetherness—are removed or increased? Can digital communication replace human to human contact? How do couples cope with stressful events they have never before encountered? This is the focus of a series of studies published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, which has dedicated several special issues to relationships in the time of COVID-19. “When COVID hit it became clear...
Source: TIME: Science - July 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

What We Learned About Relationships During the Pandemic
The pseudo-scientific formula that explains most human bonding is basically time + affection + togetherness = relationship. So what happens to humans and their interconnectedness when two of the key elements—time and togetherness—are removed or increased? Can digital communication replace human to human contact? How do couples cope with stressful events they have never before encountered? This is the focus of a series of studies published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, which has dedicated several special issues to relationships in the time of COVID-19. “When COVID hit it became clear...
Source: TIME: Health - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

What Problems are Ciliopathies Associated With?
Discussion Nephronophthisis (NPHP) one cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) usually occurring before age 30 years. NPHP is a non-motile ciliopathy affecting cellular sensing in the renal tubular epithelium. See To Learn More below. The incidence varies according to location with 1:1 million in the US but 1:50,000 in Finland. There are 3 subtypes: Infantile Occurs usually within 1 year of life Enlarged kidneys and severe hypertension In utero can have oligohydramnios problems such as pulmonary hypoplasia, facial dysmorphisms, limb contractures Extra-renal problems include congenital heart disease, liver fibrosis, recur...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 5, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Roche ’s ENSPRYNG approved by European Commission as first and only at-home subcutaneous treatment for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD)
Basel, 28 June 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the European Commission (EC) has approved ENSPRYNG ® (satralizumab) for the treatment of adults and adolescents from 12 years of age living with anti-aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4-IgG) seropositive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), as a monotherapy or in combination with immunosuppressive therapy (IST). ENSPRYNG is the first and only NMO SD treatment that is administered subcutaneously every four weeks, allowing home-dosing after appropriate training.“An NMOSD relapse can be devastating, causing permanent neurological damage ...
Source: Roche Media News - June 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s ENSPRYNG approved by European Commission as first and only at-home subcutaneous treatment for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD)
Basel, 28 June 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the European Commission (EC) has approved ENSPRYNG ® (satralizumab) for the treatment of adults and adolescents from 12 years of age living with anti-aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4-IgG) seropositive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), as a monotherapy or in combination with immunosuppressive therapy (IST). ENSPRYNG is the first and only NMO SD treatment that is administered subcutaneously every four weeks, allowing home-dosing after appropriate training.“An NMOSD relapse can be devastating, causing permanent neurological damage ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - June 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Welcome to the normal of an undocumented migrant – Joseph’s story
This Refugee Week, Doctors of the World are introducing the members of its National Health Advisors, an advisory group of people with lived experience of migration and healthcare exclusion, to ensure migrants have a greater influence over healthcare policy and practice.      Joseph is one of the DOTW National Health Advisors, and he wants to share his story with you. – In March 2020, I had some severe symptoms of COVID-19. I was struggling to breathe so I phoned 111 and was told to go to A&E. When I arrived, I saw a big sign outside and inside the A&E saying that you ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Britney Sacopon Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

What Are the Stages of Muscular Dystrophy?
Title: What Are the Stages of Muscular Dystrophy?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/17/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/17/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 17, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

What makes us sneeze?
(Washington University School of Medicine) What exactly triggers a sneeze? A team led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified, in mice, specific cells and proteins that control the sneeze reflex. Better understanding of what causes us to sneeze -- specifically how neurons behave in response to allergens and viruses -- may point to treatments capable of slowing the spread of infectious respiratory diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ex-Celtics player suggests Kyrie Irving's ankle injury is karma after logo stomp
Former Boston Celtics player Glen Davis was less than sympathetic with Kyrie Irving on Sunday when the Brooklyn Nets star suffered an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compression socks enhance sensory feedback to improve standing balance reactions and reflex control of walking - Sun Y, Munro B, Zehr EP.
BACKGROUND: Compression garments are generally used for their potential benefits in exercise performance and post-exercise recovery. Previous studies show that compression sleeves worn at the elbow change neuromuscular control and improve performance durin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Janssen Highlights Commitment to Advancing Transformative Innovations in Oncology with Scientific Updates from Deep, Diverse Pipeline and Portfolio at ASCO and EHA Virtual Scientific Programs
June 1, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than 30 company-sponsored studies, including six oral presentations, will be featured during the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 4-8. Janssen presentations will include new data and updates for both approved and investigational therapeutics that are being studied for the treatment of various solid tumors and blood cancers. Immediately following ASCO, additional data will be featured during the European Hematology Association (EHA) Virtual Congress, June 9-17. A ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Gag reflex
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 21, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dr. Mary Nandili: A Voice and Vision for Nursing Leadership
By Dr. Mary Nandili, Director of nursing services ; The Editorial Team, IntraHealth International Dr. Mary Nandili is director of nursing services at Kenya's Ministry of Health and is responsible for the leadership and governance of nursing services in the country. Photo by Patrick Meinhardt for IntraHealth International.May 12, 2021Dr. Mary Nandili is the director of nursing services at the Kenya Ministry of Health, the highest-level nurse in the country. IntraHealth collaborates with Dr. Nandili and the Ministry of Health to deliver on its mandate to increase the graduating health workforce and improve the man...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Tags: International Nurses Day Source Type: news

A Space in Time review – lyrical portrait of a family facing an incurable disorder
This poignant documentary about two young brothers with Duchenne muscular dystrophy celebrates the power of love and togethernessHere is a deeply personal documentary that raises awareness about a disability without neglecting the interiority of those living with the condition. Co-directed by Riccardo Servini and Nick Taussig, the film follows the Taussig family ’s experience of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder that affects their young sons, Theo and Oscar.Duchenne is incurable and fatal. By the time Theo and Oscar are in their teens, they will be using wheelchairs full time; their 20s will come with v...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Phuong Le Tags: Film Documentary films Health Society Culture Genetics Science Children Parents and parenting Family Biology Life and style Source Type: news

Possible origin of neuroblastoma in the adrenal glands discovered
(Medical University of Vienna) Since the tumour cells of neuroblastoma resemble certain cells in the adrenal glands, a joint research group investigated the cellular origin of these cells and sympathetic neurons during the embryonic development of human adrenal glands. They discovered a previously unknown cell type that might potentially be the origin of the tumour cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mother and son share rare muscle disorder, treated decades apart by same doctor
Twenty-four years ago, Bobbi Heinold, 17, was diagnosed with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a genetic muscle condition characterized by weakness, especially in the face, shoulder blades and upper arms. Doctors told her it could affect her quality of life. Bobbi and her mom drove from their Indiana home to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to learn [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 6, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The most savage memes about Bill and Melinda Gates' divorce
They opened the online flood-Gates: When the billionaire couple announced they were getting divorced Monday, the ever-sympathetic social... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Towards a treatment for myotonic dystrophy: First 3D model with patient cells
(Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)) Researchers from the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) in collaboration with the INCLIVA Health Research Institute in Valencia, develop the first three-dimensional model for myotonic dystrophy, a rare disease that currently has no cure. The new model combines patient cells and bioengineering techniques and represents a major advance over the use of animals and cell cultures. This new model will help in the design of personalized and more effective treatments, and for drug testing in a much more efficient way. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 3, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A milestone in muscular dystrophy therapy
(Max Delbr ü ck Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association) A new gene-editing technique can be used to correct mutations in muscle stem cells, paving the way for the first potential cell therapy for genetic muscle disorders. The ECRC team led by Professor Simone Spuler have published their findings in the journal JCI Insight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CHMP recommends EU approval of Roche ’s ENSPRYNG (satralizumab) for adults and adolescents with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD)
Basel, 23 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the European Medicines Agency ’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of ENSPRYNG® (satralizumab) as the first subcutaneous treatment option for adults and adolescents from 12 years of age living with anti-aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4-IgG) seropositive neuromyelitis optica spe ctrum disorder (NMOSD), as a monotherapy or in combination with immunosuppressive therapy (IST). AQP4-IgG are present in around 70-80% of people with NMOSD, who tend to experience a more severe disease course.NMOS...
Source: Roche Media News - April 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CHMP recommends EU approval of Roche ’s ENSPRYNG (satralizumab) for adults and adolescents with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD)
Basel, 23 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the European Medicines Agency ’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of ENSPRYNG® (satralizumab) as the first subcutaneous treatment option for adults and adolescents from 12 years of age living with anti-aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4-IgG) seropositive neuromyelitis optica spe ctrum disorder (NMOSD), as a monotherapy or in combination with immunosuppressive therapy (IST). AQP4-IgG are present in around 70-80% of people with NMOSD, who tend to experience a more severe disease course.NMOS...
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news