More than 2.5 million people work night-shifts. In 2007, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reported that working shifts generally disturbs momentum classified as being “probably carcinogenic to humans”.
The latest in digital health news is that Amazon would be acquiring a virtual pharmacy named PillPack. Amazon’s website which is famous for online shopping is planning to expand by also including prescription medication.
After months of inspections, Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have taken a decision to ban the import of Oxytocin in India from 1 July 2018. The government has restricted private manufactures to produce Oxytocin formulations for domestic use, only state-owned Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (KAPL) have been allowed to manufacture and directly supply to registered hospitals and clinics across India.
Scientists from the University of Texas have developed a way to sense dangerous chemicals, a basic model consisting of a smartphone and a box made from Lego bricks, which could help scientists to identify deadly and difficult-to-detect nerve agents such as sarin and VX. The new approach combines a chemical sensor with photography to notice and recognize different nerve agents.
Switzerland-based NBE Therapeutics AG, a biopharmaceutical company, announced a $20 million extension of series B funding led by Novo Holdings. Earlier in the series B funding round, the company had received $20 million, bringing the total funding to $40 million. The Swiss startup will use the new funding for the testing of the anti-ROR1 antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) NBE-002 in patients with solid tumors.
Sanford Health, a healthcare delivery system acquired the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, a senior healthcare services provider for an undisclosed amount. Both South Dakota based healthcare providers announced the merge to form a $6 billion company with 47,000 employees nationwide.
A research team from the University of California, Los Angeles, United States has revealed that deep learning (a form of AI) can distinctively increase microscopic resolutions in photos taken via smartphones.
A shocking report revealed that an error in breast cancer screening tests may have affected a vast number of women across England. Due to a computer algorithm failure dating back to 2009, a group of women was not sent for routine breast cancer screening tests before their 71st birthdays. Public Health England (PHE) predicted that around 450,000 women may have been affected due to these screening errors during 2009.
In the latest Ebola outbreak, a total of 61 cases were recorded and 28 lives were claimed in the Congo region. But now the World Health Organization has reported that the spread of this Ebola outbreak has "largely been contained" after the success of Merck's late-stage vaccination campaign for more than a month.
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