Category: Pharmaceutical – Medical Devices

What those guys are doing to make Universal Culling, oh excuse me Health Care a more efficient process….

Last-line antibiotics are failing

Public Release: 18-Nov-2016   European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2016 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)   IMAGE: The emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance has become a recognized global problem. Antibiotic resistance severely limits the number of antibiotics available for the treatment of diseases. Credit: ECDC […]

The current state of psychobiotics

Public Release: 25-Oct-2016   Cell Press   IMAGE: This is a systems level overview of psychobiotic action. Credit: Sarkar et al./Trends in Neurosciences 2016 Now that we know that gut bacteria can speak to the brain — in ways that affect our mood, our appetite, and even our […]

Yearly exposure to chemicals dangerous to hormone function burdens Americans with hundreds of billions in health care costs and lost earnings

Public Release: 17-Oct-2016   NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine   Caption Annual health care costs and lost earnings in the United States from low-level but daily exposure to hazardous chemicals commonly found in plastic bottles, metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, toys, […]

Americas now officially declared free of measles

  Date: September 28, 2016 Source: Pan American Health Organization Summary: The Region of the Americas is the first in the world to have eliminated measles, a viral disease that can cause severe health problems, including pneumonia, blindness, brain swelling and even death. This achievement culminates a 22-year […]

Recently approved cholesterol medication comes with a staggering price tag

Public Release: 16-Aug-2016 Recently approved cholesterol medication not cost-effective; could substantially increase US health costs The JAMA Network Journals Although the recently FDA approved cholesterol-lowering drugs, PCSK9 inhibitors, could substantially reduce heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular deaths, they would not be cost-effective for use in patients with heterozygous […]

Portable device produces biologic drugs on demand

Public Release: 29-Jul-2016   System is designed to use microbes for manufacturing small amounts of vaccines and other therapies Massachusetts Institute of Technology For medics on the battlefield and doctors in remote or developing parts of the world, getting rapid access to the drugs needed to treat patients […]

More than half of US doctors are now Rationing healthcare

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016 Rationing healthcare: More than half of US doctors say no to clinical services Practice setting, political leanings influence how doctors go about rationing treatment options Springer More than half of US physicians included in a national survey have withheld certain medical interventions with small benefits […]

What free will looks like in the brain

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016   Johns Hopkins University   IMAGE: An illustration of the human brain indicates where researchers found activity relating to free-will decisions. Credit: Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University researchers are the first to glimpse the human brain making a purely voluntary decision to act. Unlike […]

Brain modification can prevent Bullying

“When we artificially induced the rapid GABA neuron activation between the basal forebrain and lateral habenula, we watched in real time as the aggressive mice became docile and no longer showed bullying behavior,” Public Release: 29-Jun-2016 Motivation to bully is regulated by brain reward circuits The Mount Sinai […]

Common cleanser rapidly disrupts gut bacteria

Public Release: 18-May-2016   Oregon State University CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study suggests that triclosan, an antimicrobial and antifungal agent found in many consumer products ranging from hand soaps to toys and even toothpaste, can rapidly disrupt bacterial communities found in the gut. The research was published […]