Category Archives: Health

Women can buy Maxwellia’s Lovima® contraceptive pill from pharmacies without a prescription for first time in UK history

WOMEN can now buy a contraceptive pill over the counter without a prescription following a consultation with a pharmacist after the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) today granted a licence to Maxwellia’s Lovima®. Continue reading

11Jul/21

Genetic factors linked to response to common antiviral medications

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists and collaborators in Sweden and Japan are reporting that the enzyme NUDT15 plays a role in how patients respond to antiviral therapy with the common drugs ganciclovir and acyclovir. The researchers showed that NUDT15 status can help predict how individuals will respond to treatment for cytomegalovirus, a serious infection common among people who receive bone marrow transplants. The paper was published today in Nature Communications. Continue reading

04Jun/21

VeChain, Together With DNV, Enables Renji Hospital To Launch The World’s First Blockchain-based IVF Service App – MyBaby

In partnership with VeChain and DNV, Renji Hospital, a top-ranking hospital in China affiliated with the Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine has announced the launch of smart medical care project – MyBaby, the world’s first blockchain-based In-Vitro fertilization (IVF) Service Application. Continue reading

28May/21

Latest global data finds nearly 8 million deaths from smoking in 2019, and 90% of new smokers addicted by age 25

The most comprehensive data on global trends in smoking highlight its enormous global health toll. The number of smokers worldwide has increased to 1.1 billion in 2019, with tobacco smoking causing 7.7 million deaths – including 1 in 5 deaths in males worldwide. Continue reading

27May/21

As India Burns Amid a Lethal 2nd Wave, It’s Now Evident that the World Has Failed in Ensuring Equitable Access to Vaccines. While Vaccine Doses Reach 9.7 Billion by 2025, Will They be Equitably Distributed?

A new market study published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) the premier market research company, today released the 1st edition of its report titled “COVID-19 Vaccines – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics”. The report presents fresh perspectives on what to expect post commercialization of COVID-19 vaccines amid the rising spirit of vaccine nationalism, selfish international politics over vaccines, inadequate market access, stockpiling, and vaccine patents that still remain firmly in place. Continue reading

18May/21

Roche receives FDA authorisation for testing of asymptomatic people with the cobas SARS-CoV-2 Test to help control the spread of COVID-19

Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that its cobas® SARS-CoV-2 Test for use on the widely available, high-throughput cobas® 6800/8800 Systems has received Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for testing individuals without symptoms or reasons to suspect COVID-19. Continue reading

10May/21

deCODE genetics – Rounding off the human genome

In a study published today, scientists at deCODE Genetics demonstrate for the first time how long-read DNA sequencing can be applied at population scale to unravel large structural variants that associate with human disease and other traits. Continue reading

05May/21

Harvard University licenses its nasal swab collection technology, developed at the Wyss Institute and Harvard Medical School, to Mass. startup Rhinostics

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Massachusetts-based startup Rhinostics announced today that the University’s sample collection swab and high-throughput automation technologies have been licensed to Rhinostics. Continue reading

02Mar/21

Womanizer’s clinical study shows masturbation helps against period pain

Half of the world’s population[1] get their periods each month and most of them struggle with different painful side effects. Although these symptoms are common, they are hardly researched – like so many topics around women’s health. The so-called Gender Health Gap[2] describes this gap and shows that women have historically been neglected in medicine and research. Continue reading