Category Archives: Healthcare

14Apr/23

Medaica Announces Free Telehealth Stethoscope for Rural and Underserved Patients

Medaica, a digital health company extending the capability of home diagnostics, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared1 Medaica M1 Telehealth Stethoscope (M1) will be free of charge, starting with qualifying strategic partners supporting rural or underserved patients with chronic heart and/or lung conditions. Continue reading

03Apr/23

Beurer Insect Bite Healer, BR10

As we look forward to spending more time outside, wearing fewer layers, and taking in more sun, we also begin to get closer to the part of the season we all hate: insect bites. Whether you have to deal with mosquitoes, bee stings, deer flies, wasps, or no-see-ums, the sting can be equally painful and uncomfortable. Continue reading

27Mar/23

Vuzix Smart Glasses Support New Partnership Designed to Solve Global Health Workforce Shortages

Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, today announced that its smart glasses have been selected to support a new partnership between med-tech specialist Global Health Education Group (“GHEG”) and the University of Leeds, one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. GHEG has developed an online learning tool designed to significantly increase the accessibility, scale and quality of clinical training opportunities available to healthcare students. Continue reading

03Mar/23

PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION-FUNDED GENETIC STUDY OF MEN OF AFRICAN ANCESTRY FINDS NEW RISK FACTORS FOR PROSTATE CANCER

One in six Black men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime versus one in eight white men. Black men are more likely to be diagnosed at a younger age, with more aggressive disease, and are more than twice as likely to die of prostate cancer. New findings from Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF)-funded investigators shed light on the genetic underpinnings of this racial disparity and point the way toward more effective screening strategies. Continue reading

11Feb/23

Faeces, urine and sweat – just how gross are hot tubs? A microbiologist explains

Primrose Freestone, University of Leicester

For many centuries we have bathed in communal waters. Sometimes for cleanliness but more often for pleasure. Indeed, in ancient Greece, baths were taken in freshwater, or sometimes the sea – which was thought of as a sacred place dedicated to local gods and so was considered an act of worship.

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05Feb/23

BrandSpark International announces its 15th annual 2023 Best New Product Awards winners, honoring the Best New Food, Beverage, Beauty, Health, Personal Care, and Household products, based on a nationwide survey of American consumers

BrandSpark has also released some key highlights from its BrandSpark American Shopper Study – health & wellness, value for money and sustainability are top of mind with Americans. 56% of consumers say they don’t mind spending a lot to get health products that really work, sleep is number one priority in health management, and almost half say they want to be leaders in reducing environmental impact. 66% believe that research and development is continuously leading to better household care products. Not surprisingly, 8 in 10 believe taste remains the most important factor in their food purchases. Continue reading

24Dec/22

UK Nurses can now apply for USD $ 250,000 award till 10th January, 2023

Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award, an initiative by leading integrated healthcare provider Aster DM Healthcare, to recognize the contribution of nurses to the community, has announced an extension of the deadline for nurses based and working in the UK till 10th January 2023, given that London will be hosting the awards ceremony on International Nurses Day – 12th May, 2023. Applications from all countries, except UK, closed on 12th December. Continue reading

15Dec/22

‘It’s like being in a warzone’ – A&E nurses open up about the emotional cost of working on the NHS frontline

Kate Kirk, University of Leicester

As nurses prepare to strike for the first time, an A&E nurse and lecturer in Organisational Behaviour in Healthcare writes about the stress, fear, grief and guilt they feel every day working on the frontline of an NHS in crises.

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21Nov/22

Mozzies are everywhere right now – including giant ones and those that make us sick. Here’s what you need to know

Cameron Webb, University of Sydney

Like all insects, mosquitoes thrive in warmer weather. But what they really need is water. La Niña rainfall and flooding are providing the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, with numbers exploding in recent weeks.

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06Nov/22

What long-term opioid use does to your body and brain

Rob Poole, Bangor University

In his new autobiography, Matthew Perry reveals that his colon burst as a result of his addiction to opioid painkillers. The 53-year-old actor, who played Chandler Bing in Friends, was in a coma for two weeks following the incident and had to wear a colostomy bag for nine months.

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