Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner is looking for help from Facebook and Twitter to slow down the unauthorized opioid sales in the US. Gottlieb invited the two social media giants, among others, to participate in the FDA Online Opioid Summit which is set for June 27.
Adolfo García-Sastre, the principal investigator cum director of the Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute of this study said, "The majority of pandemics have been associated with pigs as an intermediate host between avian viruses and human hosts. In this study, we identified influenza viruses jumping from pigs into dogs."
"Although use of certain drugs like alcohol, methamphetamine or cocaine is associated with increased aggression and partner violence, use of psychedelics appears to have the opposite effect; we found that among men who have used psychedelics one or more times, the odds of engaging in partner violence was reduced by roughly half. That's significant."
Dr. Paul Curtin along with his colleagues from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City have discovered that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be predicted in advance, by looking at zinc and copper metabolic cycles in a baby’s teeth. This discovery could lead to the development of novel diagnostic tools with a 90% accuracy level.
Violet was diagnosed with Coats disease. The pupil in one eye was clear and the iris had less color than the other eye. It is a rare and painful condition causing blindness due to abnormal growth of blood vessels behind the eye. She was completely blind in her left eye and requires emergency treatment to preserve the sight in her right eye.
A research team from Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago have identified urinary markers, which would develop osteolysis or bone destruction in the patients who have undergone total hip replacement surgeries. By collecting the 24-hour urine sample, a comparative study was conducted between the patients who had undergone hip replacements and patients who did not.
It has been stated by the women and their families taking legal actions mentioned that the cancer was caused by decade-long use of J&J’s Baby Powder and other cosmetic. The petitioners have alleged that the company failed to warn consumers about cancer risks in spite of the knowledge that its talc was contaminated with asbestos at least since the 1970s.
Public locations have seen the deployment of six kiosks, called MedCenters, developed by MedAvail. These locations include grocery stores, pharmacies and clinics located in Phoenix and Tuscon partnering with Express Scripts. These MedCenters offer 24/7 access to online pharmacies and can be seen as a ‘pharma ATM’.
San Francisco-based company iBeat, an mHealth wearable development company has announced new funding from form SCOR Life & Transamerica Ventures and Health Ventures for its mHealth devices, Heart Watch which continuously monitors the heart.. iBeat did not state what the total amount was, only that the investments round was “upward of seven figures”.
The startup also revealed its new research on Textray, which the company claims to be the “most comprehensive Artificial Intelligent research till now.” This is all working towards developing their new product which is currently capable of identifying 40 clinical findings as a result of training via 2 million images.
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