Category Archives: Health

22Jan/22

Sputnik V demonstrates strong protection against Omicron variant, with over 2 times higher virus neutralizing activity compared to the Pfizer vaccine according to a unique independent comparative study conducted by the Spallanzani Institute in Italy

A unique comparative study conducted at the Italian Spallanzani Institute, the leading Italian research institute for infectious diseases, by a joint Italian-Russian team of researchers representing the Institute and the Gamaleya Center shows that the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine demonstrates more than 2 times higher titers of virus neutralizing antibodies to Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant than 2 doses of Pfizer vaccine (2.1 times higher in total and 2.6 times higher 3 months after vaccination). Continue reading

12Jan/22

Cantourage brings first Ugandan medical cannabis to Germany through partnership with Israel’s Together Pharma

European medical cannabis leader Cantourage and Israeli medical cannabis producer Together Pharma (TASE: TGTR) have formed a partnership that will see the first Ugandan medical cannabis brought to Germany. From today, pharmacies and patients throughout Germany will have access to two of Together Pharma’s THC genetics: Glueberry OG® and Power Plant. Continue reading

12Jan/22

Roche receives MDR certification for its science-based smartphone app Floodlight MS


Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that Floodlight™ MS, a smartphone app that enables data-driven clinical conversation and healthcare provider decision-making on a patient’s multiple sclerosis (MS), has achieved MDR certification. MDR certification is required to commercialise medical devices in the European Union. Continue reading

10Jan/22

Breakthrough in Device Therapy for Patients with Late-Stage Heart Disease


Severe heart failure is the most life-threatening medical condition in all age groups across the globe. Implantable heart pumps, known as Ventricular Assist Devices (or VADs), have proven to sustainably increase long term survival. However, due to the need for tethering to an external power source using a cable exiting the body through the abdomen, these devices have not yet been fully accepted as mainstream therapy. Continue reading

07Jan/22

NICE recommends first smartphone-based ECG for the detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) for people with suspected paroxysmal AF in an ambulatory monitoring setting

AliveCor, the global leader in FDA-cleared personal electrocardiogram (ECG) technology, today announced that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG) recommending KardiaMobile as an option for detecting atrial fibrillation (AF) for people with suspected paroxysmal AF, who present with symptoms such as palpitations and are referred for ambulatory ECG monitoring by a clinician. Continue reading

06Jan/22

New National Survey of People Living with Bipolar I Disorder Provides Insights Into Disease-Related Challenges and the Treatment Journey

Results from a newly released survey provide insights from adults living with bipolar I disorder (BD-I)* in the United States (U.S.) on the burden of living with this serious mental health condition and their experiences with treatment. This research was conducted in support of Alkermes’ commitment to understanding the unique needs of people living with BD-I and supporting increased disease awareness and education. Continue reading

04Jan/22

For the first time in medical history, an autonomous drone helps save the life of a cardiac arrest patient

In the Swedish city of Trollhättan, a 71-year-old man was shoveling snow in his driveway when he suffered an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Thanks to the combination of an immediate emergency call, the quick actions of Dr. Mustafa Ali and the swift delivery of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), lifesaving measures through defibrillation could be initiated before the arrival of the ambulance, and his life was saved. Continue reading

27Dec/21

Beyond2020 Improves Healthcare Access Services for 20,000 Rural Rwandans

Continuing to extend its support to rural communities in Africa, Beyond2020, the UAE-driven humanitarian initiative, has recently reached Rwanda offering critical access to healthcare services to a rural population of 20,000 people. The deployment aims to bring sustainable and affordable primary care to Rwanda’s Nyaruguru and Rubavu districts, which lag behind the rest of the country in terms of health access and outcomes. Continue reading

04Dec/21

GreenLight (ENVI) and IAVI begin work on Omicron variant-adapted COVID-19 vaccine candidate

GreenLight Biosciences (ENVI) and IAVI, a nonprofit scientific research organization, today announced work on a messenger RNA vaccine candidate to tackle the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Continue reading