Category Archives: Healthcare

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

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

30Nov/21

78% of medical professionals concerned that cases are being discussed on social media

Research conducted by Wondr Medical has highlighted the growing concern among medical professionals in the United Kingdom about the widespread usage of Whatsapp and social media channels for medical conversations and interactions in a clinical setting. Continue reading

14Nov/21

StemExpress Offers Businesses Convenient COVID-19 Testing Solutions to Prepare for New Vaccination Mandates


In response to potential new government vaccination mandates, StemExpress is providing businesses with much-needed guidance and easy-to-implement COVID-19 employee testing solutions. The company proudly offers a take-home kit option as well as its new onsite Accula™ COVID-19 PCR testing system that is available for rapid testing at the employer’s location. Continue reading

05Nov/21

New Research Shows That A Healthy Blood Glucose Or Cholesterol Level Can Be Achieved By Taking Just One Heaped Teaspoon Of Wholegrain Mustard A Day

A NEW study by Dr Ruth Fairchild of Cardiff Metropolitan University, published today, Thursday, 4 November, at the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST), has found that in pre-diabetic patients, a heaped teaspoon of wholegrain mustard ingested each evening before bed can help reduce blood glucose and/or cholesterol levels. Continue reading