Category: Health

EXALT Model B Single-Use Bronchoscope: Interview with Dave Pierce, Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific recently announced FDA clearance of the EXALT Model B single-use bronchoscope, intended for bedside procedures in intensive care units or in the operating...

Sex ed curriculum elevates pregnancy prevention skills among Native American teens

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A sex education program delivered in the setting of a two-week summer basketball camp in Arizona significantly impacted key factors associated...

Hospitalizing the Unvaccinated Has Cost U.S. Nearly $6 Billion

THURSDAY, Sept. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The cost of providing hospital care for unvaccinated Americans has reached $5.7 billion in just three months,...

Common Eye Diseases Linked to Higher Risk for Dementia

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataract, and diabetes-related eye disease (DRED) are independently associated with an increased risk for dementia, new data published online in the...

Is a Combo COVID/Flu Shot on the Way?

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) During the next few weeks or months, you might find yourself dropping by the...

Smart Dental Implant Resists Bacteria and Generates Electricity

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania created a dental implant that resists bacterial growth and generates electricity thanks to its piezoelectric properties. The generated electricity...

US medical experts to vote on Pfizer COVID boosters

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain US medical experts will meet Friday to debate and vote on the controversial question of giving out booster doses of Pfizer’s...

Your Smartwatch Says You’re in AFib. Now What?

Sept. 7, 2021 — Susan Carney had just gotten herself a shiny red Apple Watch Series 6 for Christmas when she glanced down at...

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Less Severe Erectile Dysfunction

In an observational study of 250 middle-aged men with hypertension and erectile dysfunction, those whose eating patterns more closely matched a Mediterranean diet had significantly...

Philippines reimposes virus lockdown in capital

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The Philippines reimposed Tuesday a virus lockdown in the capital Manila, a day after announcing the lifting of stay-at-home orders for...

Do Some Cancer Drugs Protect Against COVID-19?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Certain cancer drugs that lower levels of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2)...

High fat diets break the body clock in rats, and this might be the underlying cause of obesity

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain When rats are fed a high fat diet, this disturbs the body clock in their brain that normally controls satiety, leading...

Indian state battered by COVID now on alert for Nipah virus

People in protective suits prepare to cremate the body of a 12-year-old boy died of the Nipah virus in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Sunday, Sept.5,...

Chile authorizes Sinovac vaccine for kids of 6 and older

In this July 26, 2021 file photo, students walk past games that are off limits at a school where gradual, voluntary, in-person classes have restarted...

In world first, Cuba starts COVID jabs for toddlers

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Cuba on Monday became the first country in the world to vaccinate children from the age of two against COVID-19, using...

Urging clinics to take responsibility for IVF add-ons

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study by Queen Mary University of London, published in Social Science and Medicine warns both private and publicly funded...

Measuring the ‘reality’ in virtual reality

Experiment setup for evaluation of VR HMD accuracy and precision. Credit: Ryo Tachibana You are on a Zoom call when suddenly the audio lags behind...

Schizophrenia study suggests advanced genetic scorecard cannot predict a patient’s fate

Credit: CC0 Public Domain With the help of cutting-edge computer programs, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai went through the genetic...

Study illuminates origins of lung cancer in never smokers

Credit: National Cancer Institute A genomic analysis of lung cancer in people with no history of smoking has found that a majority of these tumors...

Salmonella a threat from backyard chickens

(HealthDay)—It’s still not OK to kiss your chickens or your ducklings—you could catch a salmonella infection from barnyard birds. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

Needle phobics want COVID vaccines, if they can avoid fainting or fleeing

Credit: CC0 Public Domain They trust the vaccine. They want the vaccine. But millions of U.S. residents who pass out or beat feet at the...

Scientists grow miniature brains that mimic the major pathological features of Parkinson’s disease

Small pea-sized human midbrain-like organoids—which are essentially three-dimensional, multicellular, in vitro tissue constructs that mimic the human midbrain—are grown from human stem cells to enable...

Study explores why asthma worsens at night

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain For hundreds of years, people have observed that asthma severity often worsens in the nighttime. One longstanding question has been to...

Building a better bioartificial pancreas

A convection-enhanced encapsulation device as pictured enhances nutrient transport leading to improved survival and improved glucose responsive insulin secretion of the transplanted beta cells. Credit:...

Novel Test Distinguishes Benign From Malignant Lesions in NF1

A novel liquid biopsy test has been shown to distinguish between patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) who have benign plexiform neurofibroma (PN) precursor lesions...