Latest Digestion News By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 22, 2021 Liver disease is usually associated with alcoholism or hepatitis, but obesity and diabetes are becoming an even more dire threat for potentially fatal liver damage, a new study reveals. In fact, advanced fatty liver disease increases a person’s risk of death by nearly
Latest Coronavirus News By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday gave its blessing to booster shots of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines for tens of millions of Americans. The CDC approval mirrors the one granted by the U.S.
Genes aren’t only inherited through birth. Bacteria have the ability to pass genes to each other, or pick them up from their environment, through a process called horizonal gene transfer, which is a major culprit in the spread of antibiotic resistance. Cornell researchers used machine learning to sort organisms by their functions and use this
A new study led by researchers at UCLA Health has found that women over the age of 50 who had breastfed their babies performed better on cognitive tests compared to women who had never breastfed. The findings, published in Evolution, Medicine and Public Health, suggest that breastfeeding may have a positive impact on postmenopausal women’s
Infants who sleep longer through the night and with fewer interruptions may be less likely to become overweight during their first six months of life, according to a study published in the journal SLEEP. While the research only showed a link – not a cause-effect relationship – between infants’ sleep and weight, the findings suggest
A University of California, Irvine-led study suggests that the glucosyltransferase domain (GTD) is an ideal molecular target for therapeutic interventions for Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI). These findings may lead to new treatments to fight this deadly disease. Based on their findings that established the structural basis for Toxin B recognition of the small GTPases Rho
A new, retrospective study of medical and insurance records indicates health care costs for people with a rare disease have been underestimated and are three to five times greater than the costs for people without a rare disease. The study, led by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), provides
Video highlights of COVID-19 data trends as of October 22, 2021. Explore COVID-19 trends around the world with our in-depth data tracking: New cases and cumulative cases: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/cumulative-cases Daily new cases, testing, and positivity ratio by U.S. state: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/tracker/overview New cases by country: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/new-cases
Streamed live on the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center – Oct. 22, 2021 Moderator: Lainie Rutkow is Senior Adviser to the President for National Capital Academic Strategy, a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the
The World Health Organization and partners have issued an urgent call for concrete action to better protect health and care workers worldwide from COVID-19 and other health issues. The organizations are concerned that large numbers of health and care workers have died from COVID-19, but also that an increasing proportion of the workforce are suffering
Why Did J&J Delay Ottava? The development of — Ottava, a robotic-assisted surgical solution that Johnson & Johnson has been talking up for a while now — has been delayed by about two years. J&J said it has encountered technical development challenges and COVID-19 related disruptions, including supply chain constraints being experienced broadly across all industries. Last year,
Mutations within severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have resulted in different strains. Some have been classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as variants of concern. These include Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta, and variants of interest that include Lambda and newly classified Mu. There are also two unclassified variants, the C.1.2 variant,
Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) Nine of 10 patients with so-called “bubble boy” immune disease who received gene therapy about a decade ago are still disease-free, researchers report. The gene therapy was developed at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), to treat the rare and deadly immune system disorder
Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) U.S. cancer patients in poor and rural areas are more likely to die by suicide than those in affluent, urban areas, a new study finds. “People who have received a cancer diagnosis are faced with a number of challenges, such as accessing reliable and affordable care,
Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) When a pregnant woman is infected with COVID-19, the sex of the fetus may influence immune system activity, researchers say. The new study included 68 mothers-to-be. Thirty-eight developed COVID-19 during their third trimester, while 30 remained virus-free. In both groups, half of the fetuses were male
Meaningful social interactions are critical to an individual’s well-being, and such interactions rely on people’s behaviors towards one another. In research published in Science, investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have mapped the neurons in the brain that allow a monkey to process and remember the interactions and behaviors of another monkey to influence the
Read the latest news from Eastman and Ivenix, Omnivision Technologies, Phillips-Medisize, Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical, and Aptar CSP Technologies. Be sure to visit Omnivision and Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical at the upcoming MD&M Minneapolis held November 3-4, 2021.
What are the benefits of buffer exchange and what are the benefits of performing this work? Buffer exchange is the process of transferring a large biomolecule from one solution to another. It can be a chore and is often a source of processing error, but it is a task that must be completed to keep
For years Intuitive Surgical has been at the forefront of the surgical robotics market with its da Vinci platform. However, the competitive landscape changed when Medtronic won CE mark for the Hugo Robotic Assisted Surgical device. Executives from the Sunnyvale, CA-based company openly-addressed the competition in the robotics market this week during a 3Q21 earnings.
In recent weeks, Needham & Co.’s team of medtech analysts met with a series of investors across several regions of the United States. We previously shared their insights on AtriCure, Haemonetics, NuVasive, LivaNova, and Globus Medical. Conmed was also among the most frequently asked about companies during those conversations, according to a report from Needham’s Mike Matson, David Saxon, and Joseph Conway.