Tag Archives: Health

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

22Dec/20

Lifesum study finds that lockdown made Brits healthier but snacked more

LONDON, Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lifesum, one of the world’s most popular health apps, with over 45 million users, has revealed how Brits ate during the pandemic. The study analysed 10,000 people and showed that Brits became healthier in lockdown, but snacked more once lifted, and lost more weight during the pandemic by adding a healthy twist to traditional British food. Continue reading

14Dec/20

Elsevier acquires Shadow Health, a leading provider of best-in-class healthcare simulations

Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and part of RELX, has acquired Shadow Health, a Florida-based developer of virtual simulations in nursing and healthcare education.

Shadow Health’s Digital Clinical Experiences train and prepare nurses and healthcare practitioners for clinical settings. Its cutting-edge simulations, powered by Shadow Health’s Conversation Engine, enable learners to practice and apply their clinical reasoning skills through life-like interactions with a diverse range of virtual patients. Engaging in conversation-based learning, students gain confidence by practicing the skills they need to care for patients in a safe and standardized environment. Read more

19Oct/20

Stryker launches industry’s first completely wireless hospital bed

Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, today announced the global launch of the industry’s first and only completely wireless hospital bed, ProCuity™. This intelligent bed was designed to help reduce in-hospital patient falls at all acuity levels, improve nurse workflow efficiencies and safety, as well as help lower hospital costs. It is the only bed on the market today that can connect seamlessly to nurse call systems without the use of cables or wires.  Read more

21Sep/20

National Survey Shows COVID-19’s Newest Side Effect – as Unemployment Jumps, Millions Are Left Without Health Coverage

A series of national surveys of more than 13,000 people shows COVID-19’s newest emerging threat: unemployment leaving millions of Americans without health coverage. The consolidated survey, “The State of Health Insurance in COVID-19 America,” was conducted by Civis Analytics and released with support from Finn Partners. Fielded across each season of 2020 (in February, June, and September), the survey reveals a stark picture of the future health of the nation and the widening divide between white and Black Americans’ health. As uninsured numbers rapidly climbed 2.7% (from 12% in February to 14.7% in September), approximately 6.7 million more people lost their health insurance. There are now more than an estimated 36 million Americans uninsured. Read more

21Sep/20

Axon Neuroscience to launch world’s first crowdfunded vaccine against COVID-19

AXON Neuroscience (“Axon”), a clinical-stage biotech company and an industry leader in treating and preventing neurodegenerative diseases with a unique peptide vaccine platform, is launching the world’s first independently-developed crowdfunded vaccine against COVID-19 – ACvac1. Read more

02Aug/20

Brain Navi Develops New Robot Performing Nasal Swab Tests to Prevent Cross Infections

Inspired by the pandemic, Brain Navi developed a new robot to perform nasal swab tests autonomously to prevent cross infections so we can save the medical system and reestablish economies. The coronavirus caused the lock-in policy over the world. To reopen and reboot the economy in this pandemic, a large scale of testing is the essential key and solution, but it needs to be done “safely and effectively.” With the Brain Navi Nasal Swab Robot’s assistance, users can test safely around the clock, so as to spare medical health care workers from the high-risk environment during sample collecting. With the unique robotic help, users can control the spread of the virus while waiting for a vaccine and prevent cross-infections. Read more

27Jul/20

University of Cambridge researchers and Huma begin in-depth study of early detection of COVID-19 infection

UK digital health and therapeutics company Huma is teaming up with the renowned Fenland Study research team at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge to begin a study to understand the progression and early signs of COVID-19 infection. Read more