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Latest Coronavirus News TUESDAY, June 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) Researchers say an extra dose of two-dose COVID-19 vaccines may improve immune system protection for organ transplant patients, a group that’s so far responded poorly to two-dose vaccines. “Our findings suggest clinical trials are warranted to determine if transplant recipients should receive COVID-19 vaccine booster doses
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Latest Skin News By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2021 A polished, perfectly put-together face can be a huge boost to your confidence, but a new study shows that many of the cosmetics that help achieve that look might also be harmful to your health. In the United States and Canada, plenty of
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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease worldwide and can progress to liver cirrhosis, liver failure or cancer. Currently, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) diagnosis requires an invasive liver biopsy which can lead to procedural complications. Now, researchers at Osaka University working with international collaborators have identified a noninvasive biomarker that can identify
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Corticosteroids may be an effective treatment for children who develop a rare but serious condition after COVID-19 infection. This is the finding of an international study of 614 children, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, led by Imperial College London. All children in the study developed a serious disorder following COVID-19 infection. This
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Before the pandemic, there was already a shortage of pediatric behavioral health providers. Parents surveyed last year said their child’s mental health had worsened, and at the same time, the number of children covered by Medicaid receiving mental health services decreased dramatically. Brightline, a digital health startup focused on offering virtual behavioral health services for
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Researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have developed miniature robots that are highly maneuverable, and can rapidly move in six degrees of freedom. These tiny devices are magnetic and can be controlled using an electromagnetic coil system that precisely manipulates the direction and strength of magnetic fields. The researchers hope that their technology could pave
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On May 20, 2021, FDA published a document (“Safety of Metals and Other Materials Used in Medical Devices”) requesting input regarding the best methods to use in conveyance of material information for a broader range of medical devices to both healthcare providers and patients. This idea began from safety concerns with various long-term devices that
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A new 3D-printable polyetheretherketone (PEEK) biomaterial is suited for medical applications involving up to 30 days body contact. VESTAKEEP Care M40 3DF from specialty chemicals company Evonik can be processed by means of extrusion-based 3D-printing technologies such as fused filament fabrication (FFF) or fused deposition modeling (FDM). The new PEEK filament is the latest addition
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Several different causes of aging have been discovered, but the question remains whether there are common underlying mechanisms that determine aging and lifespan. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging and the CECAD Cluster of Excellence in Aging research at the University Cologne have now come across folate metabolism in their search
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ExThera Medical’s blood purification device helped to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the Martinez, CA-based company has FDA’s blessing to conduct a multicenter study of the device for the treatment of critically ill patients with potentially fatal pathogen-associated shock, a form of septic shock. The Seraph 100 Microbind Affinity Blood Filter is the
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Cardiff, UK – 11th March 2021 – EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, announces the global launch of its STAT-Site® WB handheld analyzer which delivers β-ketone and glucose measurements from whole blood in seconds. The STAT-Site® WB analyser delivers reliable and efficient β-ketone and glucose measurement from whole blood in seconds Image Credit:
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Latest Alzheimer’s News By Marianne (Consumer)Madeiros and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters TUESDAY, June 15, 2021 An experimental Alzheimer’s vaccine appears to safely clear abnormal tau protein from the brain, but it’s not yet clear whether the shot will be able to save brain function. In a Phase 2 clinical trial, the vaccine produced high levels
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Alzheimer’s disease is predominant in elderly people, but the way age-related changes to lipid composition affect the regulation of biological processes is still not well understood. Links between lipid imbalance and disease have been established, in which lipid changes increase the formation of amyloid plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. This imbalance inspired researchers from
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