Heart(y) news, 28 January

MEDICAL DEVICES First bioabsorbable stent approved in Europe Absorb everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) stent is the first bioabsorbable stent to be in the market. The stent … [Read more...]

Heart(y) News, 12 Nov: the famous and the rich

This Friday, we are bringing you some heart(y) news on celebrities... Sudden death of Argentina's past president six weeks poststenting prompts questions, fears A well-known statesmen died from … [Read more...]

Heart(y) news, Sept 3

Let us look at the recent results from several cardiology clinical trials. CURRENT-OASIS 7 published: Double-dose clopidogrel in PCI debated CURRENT-OASIS stands for Clopidogrel Optimal Loading … [Read more...]

Health care updates, Sept 3

Botox maker to pay $600M to resolve federal investigation Botox maker Allergan will pay $600 million to resolve an ongoing federal investigation on “misbranding” misdemeanour. Allergan supposedly … [Read more...]

Heart(y) News, August 20

Mipomersen passes hurdle in two trials The new and upcoming anti-cholesterol drug mipomersen performed quite well in two phase 3 trials. Mipomersen is an antisense inhibitor of apolipoprotein B … [Read more...]

Heart(y) news, July 30

Trans fat use "close to zero" in fast-food chains Sounds too good to be true but American fast food chains seem to be making progress in getting rid of transfat from their menus, especially the … [Read more...]

Health care updates, July 30

Prestigious US journal gets a new web site The New England Journal of Medicine, one of the most prestigious journals in the world, has a new site with better accessibility, more interactivity, and … [Read more...]

Cancer in the headlines, July 23

Mom searches China for donor to save her daughter's life Fifteen years ago, Sherrie Cramer adopted a malnourished baby from a Chinese orphanage who grew up to be Katie. Four years ago, the now … [Read more...]

Heart(y) news, July 16

Wii Games summer 2010 The American Heart Association (AHA) is participating in Wii Games 2010. Earlier this year, AHA announced its collaboration with Nintendo in order to promote active play. The … [Read more...]

Cancer in the headlines, July 9

Get Cancer Information from CDC on Twitter! The Division of Cancer Prevention and Control of the CDC has launched a new profile on Twitter to promote effective, science-based strategies to prevent … [Read more...]

Health care updates, July 2

Surgeon General Urges Exercise for Optimal Health The US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin released a paper The Surgeon General's Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation [2010] earlier this year with … [Read more...]

Cancer in the headlines, May 14

Here are some news updates on cancer treatments for you this weekend. New bone marrow transplant method eases risk A new method of bone marrow transplant lowers the risk for infection. The … [Read more...]

Heart(y) News, April 16

Approval, phase out and drug-drug interactions. These are the updates we are bringing you today. FDA Approves First Biodegradable Sealant Patch for Cardiovascular Surgery TachoSil is the first … [Read more...]

Heart(y) News, April 9

The US National Start! Walking Day started this week on Wednesday, April 7. Starting is easy: what about taking a 30-minute walk around your workplace? What about taking the stairs rather than the … [Read more...]

Cancer in the headlines, March 19: clinical trials and screening updates

TWO BIG CANCER TRIALS FAIL Trial # 1: Avastin, Roche’s bestselling cancer drug failed to meet primary endpoints in a key Phase III prostate cancer trial. Roche’s daughter company Genentech … [Read more...]

Cancer in the headlines, March 5

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in the US Information on Life after Cancer Now Available on NIHSeniorHealth.gov Life after Cancer is the newest addition to the NIHSenior Health … [Read more...]

Heart(y) News, February 19

Texas Children's discharges history-making patient Sixteen-year-old Francesco "Frank" De Santiago is finally going home from the hospital, thus making history. He was the first pediatric patient to … [Read more...]

Cancer in the headlines, Feb 19

FDA Cancer Drug Approval Rate Highlighted in JNCI A review in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute gives positive feedback on US FDA’s rate of cancer drug approval. Between July 2005 and end … [Read more...]

What’s new in pain management

Many of us have to face pain every day, from mild headaches, to debilitating pain of chronic diseases. Today I bring you some news update in pain management. FDA Approves Morphine Sulfate Oral … [Read more...]

Heart(y) news, January 29

Some news updates on heart issues for you this on this cold and snowy weekend. FDA Approves Left Ventricular Assist System for Severe Heart Failure Patients Device Provides Support for Those Who … [Read more...]

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