Medicine

When elders leave hospital, falls are big reason they return

When elders leave hospital, falls are big reason they return

Published 17/06/2019

(Reuters Health) - Preventing falls among elderly patients who’ve just left the hospital is an important part of keeping them safe, a large U.S. study [more…]

Genetics research gets help from social media

Genetics research gets help from social media

Published 17/06/2019

(Reuters Health) - Researchers have harnessed the power of social media to build a genetic database, according to a new report. The “Genes for Good” [more…]

U.S. records 22 new measles cases, bringing year’s total to 1,044

U.S. records 22 new measles cases, bringing year’s total to 1,044

Published 17/06/2019

(Reuters) - The United States recorded 22 new measles cases last week, bringing the year’s total number of cases to 1,044 in the worst outbreak [more…]

VBI’s shares plunge after hep B vaccine fails secondary goal in…

VBI’s shares plunge after hep B vaccine fails secondary goal in…

Published 17/06/2019

(Reuters) - VBI Vaccines Inc said on Monday a late-stage study was unsuccessful in showing two doses of its hepatitis B vaccine were as effective [more…]

Eleven U.S. cancer centers get to charge more for care

Eleven U.S. cancer centers get to charge more for care

Published 17/06/2019

For several decades, certain cancer centers have been allowed by the U.S. government to charge more for the care they give. A new study finds [more…]

Israel’s Zebra Medical gets FDA ok for brain bleeds product

Israel’s Zebra Medical gets FDA ok for brain bleeds product

Published 17/06/2019

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Zebra Medical Vision, an Israel medical imaging analytics company, said on Monday it received its third clearance from the U.S. Food [more…]

GSK pharma head flags need for speed in high-pressure drug market

GSK pharma head flags need for speed in high-pressure drug market

Published 17/06/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Doing things one at a time in drug development is not a luxury that GlaxoSmithKline can afford any longer, the head of [more…]

Experimental drug delays type 1 diabetes onset in mid-stage trial

Experimental drug delays type 1 diabetes onset in mid-stage trial

Published 09/06/2019

(Reuters Health) - In people at high risk for type 1 diabetes, 14 days of therapy with the experimental drug teplizumab delayed development of the [more…]

Abbott device helps in cutting blood sugar in type 2 diabetics: study

Abbott device helps in cutting blood sugar in type 2 diabetics: study

Published 08/06/2019

(Reuters) - Insulin-dependent patients with type 2 diabetes saw a significant drop in their blood sugar levels after wearing Abbott Laboratories Inc’s continuous glucose monitoring [more…]

Inflammatory bowel disease patients have higher health costs

Inflammatory bowel disease patients have higher health costs

Published 07/06/2019

(Reuters Health) - People with inflammatory bowel disease - either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis - may incur health costs more than three times higher [more…]