Unexplained fever? Malaria might be a possible diagnosis regardless of travel history, says CDC

August 31, 2023

Category: News

Don’t rule out malaria just because you haven’t traveled anywhere. In light of recent locally acquired cases in the U.S., the lack of international travel should not exclude a diagnosis of malaria when Americans have unexplained fever — especially if […]

FDA cracks down on companies that sell unauthorized vapes to kids: ‘We will hold anyone accountable’

August 23, 2023

Category: Regulatory

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent warning letters to 15 companies for selling “unauthorized e-cigarette products” — otherwise known as vapes — disguised as school supplies, food and drinks, toys and other kid-enticing designs, according to a Wednesday […]

These adult vaccines could reduce seniors’ risk of Alzheimer’s, study finds: ‘Heightened immune response’

August 21, 2023

Category: Innovation, Research

Getting vaccinated against shingles, pneumonia and other illnesses could potentially reduce adults’ risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Researchers found that people who received shingles and […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

The freedom to experiment with coatings for medical devices  

September 12, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

In the era of rapid medtech innovation, the demand for smarter and more resilient medical devices requires more advanced types of coatings. In a report by GlobalData, Thematic Intelligence Predictions 2023, in-vitro diagnostics and cardiovascular devices are projected to be […]


CDC Faces Dilemma Over Recommending New Covid Booster for All

September 11, 2023

Via: Kaiser Health News

A small percentage of Americans got the most recent covid-19 booster shot, and even fewer probably realize the federal government is preparing to recommend yet another shot as early as Tuesday. Until a week or two ago, William Schaffner read […]

Innovation, Research

Heart disease deaths linked to obesity have tripled in 20 years, study found: ‘Increasing burden’

September 8, 2023

Via: Fox News

Obesity has been a known risk factor for a wide range of diseases for a very long time. Now, a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association has highlighted its link to heart-related deaths. Across a […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Gradient secures funding for clinical development of catheter device 

September 8, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

France-based medical device company Gradient Denervation Technologies has secured €14m ($15m) in a Series A funding round to advance the clinical development of its ultrasound-based catheter device. The financing round was led by venture capital company Asabys Partners through its […]