Month: July 2020

Orthopedic companies are feeling the pressures of COVID-19 and the virus’s negative effect on elective surgeries. Stryker Corp’s 2Q20 earnings were negatively impacted even though the Kalamazoo, MI-based company was able to beat consensus forecast. Stryker said net sales of $2.8 billion decreased 24.3% in the quarter and 23.5% in constant currency. Organic net sales
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It’s 2020 and doctors are doing house calls again. No, we didn’t step back in time; instead, we’ve moved forward. Rather than knocking on a patient’s home with a stethoscope and wooden tongue depressor in tow, today’s house calls require no face-to-face appointments, only a smartphone with an internet connection. Telemedicine has arrived. Telemedicine has
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 31 2020 Marcel Leist, Professor of In-Vitro Toxicology and Biomedicine at the University of Konstanz, and Thomas Hartung, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Konstanz and Doerenkamp-Zbinden Chair of Evidence-Based Toxicology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, have been awarded the Ursula M.
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Latest Diet & Weight Management News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 Americans may be heeding expert advice to reduce sugar intake. But instead of giving up sweets altogether, they’re turning to certain sugar substitutes. A new study found that between 2002 and 2018, purchases of packaged food products containing sucralose (Splenda) jumped
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Latest Skin News THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 — Patients recovering from COVID-19 may be susceptible to losing their hair, USA Today reported Wednesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t list hair loss as a consequence of COVID-19, but more than 27% of 1,100 people who responded to a Survivor Corps Facebook poll
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According to researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the implementation of social distancing policies corresponded with significant reductions in transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and reduced community mobility, both in the U.S. and globally, providing evidence that social distancing is a useful tool in preventing further spread of COVID-19. The study,
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 30 2020 Many modern cancer drugs target a specific genetic mutation that is driving a particular cancer’s runaway growth and division — such as the HER-2 protein in some breast cancers or EGFR in certain lung cancers. But this strategy hasn’t worked well against glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain
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Dexcom patients won’t have access to G7, the latest version of the company’s popular continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensor, in 2020. It’s unclear when the anticipated device will reach the market, however, because Dexcom has decided not to disclose details around the timing of the U.S. pivotal trial, regulatory filing, or launch. As MD+DI reported in
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Wearable biomedical devices hold the promise of allowing for continuous, remote patient monitoring in all kinds of settings. A variety of vital signs, including heart rate and its variability, body temperature, and the amount of sweat produced, can be measured. The problem is that a lot of these measurements are not particularly accurate when using
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Latest Infectious Disease News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) Vaccines remain a “remarkably safe” way to protect human health, thanks to a rigorous system of safety monitoring that continues after approval, a new review shows. Ongoing safety monitoring led to safety-related label changes in 25 out of 57 vaccines approved
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