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Source: Spectrum IQ  Jul 09, 2018
Baxter won FDA clearance for its Spectrum IQ infusion system, which has some interesting features designed to prevent the wrong drugs and wrong dosages from being administered. The device connects to the hospital’s electronic medical record system, receiving information from it and sending its own data there for permanent storage.   Baxter’s Dose IQ software within the Spec...
Source: siemens.com  Jul 10, 2018
Siemens Healthineers is releasing a fresh update to its popular ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system. The device can image deeper than before while maintaining a high quality output, an important capability for those on the front lines of the obesity epidemic. As an example, using the Deep Abdominal Transducer (DAX) that comes with the Sequoia, clinicians can image targets pretty well as dee...
Staff Writer, TMN  Jul 01, 2018
Researchers at the Kennedy Institute and Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, working with clinicians at NHS Lothian, have found that injection of the anti-TNF drug adalimumab into Dupuytren's disease nodules results in the reduction of the cell characteristics responsible for progression of Dupuytren's disease.   Based ...
Staff Writer, TMN  Jul 02, 2018
A novel positron emission tomography (PET) imaging method shows promise for noninvasively pinpointing sites of inflammation in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), study is featured in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.   The U.S. Centers for Disease Contr...
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Source: Yale University  Nov 12, 2018
A drug therapy used for patients with chronic heart failure also improves markers of poor prognosis in individuals who are hospitalized with acute heart failure, new Yale-led research shows. The findings suggest that the drug can improve outcomes for acutely ill heart patients and potentially become the new standard of care for treating this serious condition, the researchers said. The study wa...
Source: Livescience  Nov 12, 2018
Drinking a cup of tea or eating a handful of berries a day may help protect against heart disease, a new study suggests.   The research, presented here Nov. 10 at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions annual meeting, found that daily consumption of small amounts of flavonoids- compounds found in berries, tea, chocolate, wine and many other fruits and plants — w...
Source: PAREXEL  Nov 12, 2018
After two chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies won FDA approval in 2017 to treat children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and adults with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, the American Society of Clinical Oncology hailed CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy as the Advance of the Year.1 Complete remission/response rates in clinical trials for these medicines (both targeting th...
Source: University of Tampere  Nov 12, 2018
Brown spots on skin caused by sun exposure can be removed using medicated creams, a process that may help prevent future cancers. Actinic keratoses – also known as sun spots – are brown or pink scaly marks caused by UV rays. In the past, it’s been possible to have sun spots removed by freezing them off with liquid nitrogen, but the pain associated with this...
Source: NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences(USA)  Nov 11, 2018
The National Toxicology Program (NTP) concluded there is clear evidence that male rats exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation (RFR) like that used in 2G , 3G and 4G cell phones developed cancerous heart tumors, according to final reports released today. There was also some evidence of tumors in the brain and adrenal gland of exposed male rats. For female rats, and male and female mice...

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Source: NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences(USA)  Nov 11, 2018
Source: Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  Nov 10, 2018