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COVID-19 Is Forcing Us to Talk About Rationing Health Care in the U.S. Again. Could We Have Avoided This?

September 10, 2021

Category: News

On Sept. 7, the country’s leading COVID-19 doctor issued a dire warning about the growing number of pandemic cases in the country, and the shrinking number of ICU beds available to care for the sickest people. Speaking on CNN, Dr. […]


New AI technology for heart imaging could improve care for patients

September 1, 2021

Category: Innovation, Med Tech

A new artificial-intelligence technology for heart imaging can potentially improve care for patients, allowing doctors to examine their hearts for scar tissue while eliminating the need for contrast injections required for traditional cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). A new artificial-intelligence […]


Exercise reduces severity of symptoms in patients with atrial fibrillation

August 23, 2021

Category: Wellness

A six-month exercise programme helps maintain normal heart rhythm and reduces the severity of symptoms in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to late breaking research presented at ESC Congress 2021. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a heart rhythm disorder that makes […]


News

FDA grants EUA to Cepheid’s rapid Covid-19/Flu/RSV diagnostic test

September 15, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Cepheid’s rapid molecular diagnostic test, Xpert Xpress CoV-2/Flu/RSV plus. The test is indicated for qualitative identification of the viruses that cause Covid-19, Flu A, Flu B […]


News

Respiratory emissions during labor and delivery can increase the risk of disease transmission

September 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Some medical procedures can put health care workers at higher risk for contracting COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases. With these high-risk procedures, it’s important that health care providers have access to personal protective equipment (PPE), including N95 masks. However, not […]


Innovation, Research

A protein found to be effective at reversing aging in skeletal muscle cells

September 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A University at Buffalo-led research team has shown that a protein named for the mythical land of youth in Irish folklore is effective at reversing aging in skeletal muscle cells. Published Sept. 3 in Science Advances, the study centers on […]


Innovation, Research

How effective are COVID-19 vaccines against mild and severe disease?

September 14, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A new paper in the New England Journal of Medicine reports on the effectiveness of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines in a healthcare setting. The researchers found that vaccines based on the messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) platform were 88% […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Laser welding is increasingly important for the medical technology sector

September 14, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Applications for laser welding in the medical technology sector have received growing attention in recent years. Since 2018, according to GlobalData, there have been 19 new patents relating to laser welding in the area of general surgery and 14 for […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Blood lipid biomarkers associated with lower risk of ALS

September 14, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Some blood lipid biomarkers linked to cardiovascular disease risk are also associated with a lower risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) suggest the findings of a large epidemiology study published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. ALS […]


Innovation, Research

Eye conditions linked to increased risk of dementia

September 14, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Age-related macular degeneration, cataract and diabetes-related eye disease are linked to an increased risk of dementia, suggests research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Vision impairment can be one of the first signs of dementia, and reduced stimulation […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers discover new pathway that makes drugs less effective in bowel cancer patients

September 14, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Leading scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a previously unknown pathway that prevents specific drugs from working in patients with bowel cancer. The research findings pave the way for increasing the number of bowel cancer patients who can […]


Innovation, Research

An oral COVID-19 vaccine induces mucosal and protective immunity

September 13, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Vaccines have proven effective at helping control the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In many developed countries, extensive vaccination programs have begun, and death rates have dropped. However, the need for constant refrigeration, long supply chains, and trained personnel have […]