According to the WHO, a redeveloped drug that can withstand high temperatures and stay effective for 1,000 days could "revolutionize the ability" to keep new mothers alive. The medicine is called heat-stable carbetocin, and could possibly change the fate of numerous women throughout the world.
Social media is becoming an increasingly more prevalent force in our daily lives, especially amongst teens and posting selfies has a major part of self-expression. But how has this influenced and changed behavior? A new study published in The Journal of Early Adolescence reported that teens who post more online selfies were more aware of their appearance, which is indirectly linked to an increased risk of negative body image.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is defined as a condition which affects airways and alveoli, leading to the loss of lung function in a progressive manner. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death globally and has affected more than 200 million people throughout the world.
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.
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