Category Archives: Health

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

09Feb/21

Azerbaijan issues permit to conduct world’s first clinical trials of vaccine combination – Sputnik V and the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Clinical trials of the combination of Sputnik V and AstraZeneca vaccines will begin in February 2021

The studies will assess the immunogenicity and safety of combined vaccine usage

The joint research is important in developing an approach to combat future mutations Continue reading

08Feb/21

Elsevier provides COVID-19 online learning for nurses in California

– Nursing is currently the largest health profession in the state with more than 500,000 registered nurses

– Online learning program from Elsevier will enhance the clinical skills of non-ICU nurses who are stepping in to provide support and care for COVID patients Continue reading

01Feb/21

In Honor of American Heart Month, Lipton & The Singing Surgeons Release Cover Album “Put A Little Love in Your Heart”

The brand has teamed up with the viral singing duo, Dr. Elvis Francois and Dr. William Robinson, to record a heart-inspired cover album to encourage people to care for their heart health Continue reading

22Jan/21

Sky Medical Technology and Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust shortlisted for Bionow award for obstetrics blood clot prevention study

HIGH WYCOMBE, England, Jan. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sky Medical Technology (Sky) has been shortlisted for the Healthcare Project of the Year at the Bionow awards, for its work with Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Maternity Unit with the winning project due to be announced on the 4th February. Continue reading

11Jan/21

Empire State Building to Shine in a Red Heartbeat to Honor President-Elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Memorial

Music-to-Light Show Synced to Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State of Mind’ Returns With Simulcast on iHeartMedia New York’s Z100 and the iHeartRadio App

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Empire State Building today announced its participation in President-Elect Biden’s plan to memorialize American lives lost from the COVID-19 pandemic with its iconic heartbeat lighting. For several months during New York City’s direst period, the Empire State Building’s heartbeat exhibited solidarity with and support for the millions of people affected by COVID-19, and specifically the emergency workers who addressed the first, great assault of the pandemic. Continue reading