Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland is underactive meaning that it does not produce a sufficient amount of thyroid hormones. A common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease where the body produces antibodies which attack the thyroid.
With the aid of scholarship-funded programs and start-up accelerators, many health start-ups have progressed and attained profitability. Now there is good news for small start-ups who seek funding to solve ongoing global medical issues. RebelBio’s start-up acceleration program offers up to £200K twice every year for life sciences start-ups to carry out scientific works.
AutoDietary has got a microphone on the back to record the food chewing sound. This information will be sent to a connected smartphone via Bluetooth. The sound will then be uploaded to the cloud database, where it would be compared with existing chewing data for varied foods.
Blockchain technologies have devised a method to obtain a patient’s health records from a blockchain database even if they are unable to communicate. A verification from two different keys is needed for this step.
When the FDA approved this drug, there was an additional demand from the FDA to conduct post-marketing studies and assess the drug’s safety. Recently, a non-profit consumer advocacy group sent a petition requesting that the FDA should eliminate the drug from the U.S. pharma market since the drug shows significant risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Administration of two doses of BCG with a duration of four weeks apart can normalize the blood sugar levels for up to eight years. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is a protein that eliminates improper immune cells that destroy pancreatic islets, involved in immune production. But the administration of BCG can ultimately regulate T cells and boost TNF production.
The U.S. healthcare system and the FDA have been affected by manufacturing issues at one of the largest U.S. drugmakers, Pfizer. The company’s Hospira unit is the largest producer of injectable opioid analgesics used in hospitals.
Since teledentistry is still a relatively new concept, the association has been modeled as an advocacy group that can guide practitioners, help to develop best practices and ensure that technology is readily available for those wanting to use it.
Order limits have been introduced by GSK owing to high demand for the product, as per a note on the CDC’s website. In the meantime, shipping delays are being experienced by providers and according to the CDC, the delays are likely to remain throughout the year.
The smart stent looks similar to most commercial stents and uses medical-grade stainless steel. The researcher remarked that the devices as the first angioplasty smart stent, can be implanted in the patients without any modification in current medical procedures.
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