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22:54 EDT 23rd July 2016 | BioPortfolio

Latest news articles in the life-science, healthcare, medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals sectors. 

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Saturday 23rd July 2016

Alcohol Is Even Deadlier Than You Think, Study Suggests – Huffington Post

Huffington PostAlcohol Is Even Deadlier Than You Think, Study SuggestsHuffington PostA new study suggests that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer in several areas of the body. The study, published Thursday in the scientific journal Addiction, consists of a major review of 10 years' worth of studies from several organizations ...Scientists make 'ground-breaking' breast cancer genes discoveryThe In...

Researchers Just Discovered A Revolutionary Way Of Treating Asthma – The British Journal

The British JournalResearchers Just Discovered A Revolutionary Way Of Treating AsthmaThe British JournalResearchers at Southampton University have identified how a rogue gene responsible for the respiratory disease can be controlled to help prevent early development of the condition. The gene makes an enzyme that attaches to the muscles in the airways.Asthma cure? Blocking 'rogue' gene shows promi...

Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, new analysis says – Deseret News

Deseret NewsAlcohol causes 7 types of cancer, new analysis saysDeseret NewsA new analysis from a New Zealand public health official is pointing to a causal relationship between alcohol and cancer. Adobe Stock. Enlarge photo». Summary. A new analysis from a New Zealand public health official is pointing to a causal ...That time a bunch of journalists confused an opinion piece for a studyArs Techni...

Is There A Alcohol-Cancer Link? Study Suggests Evidence Is ‘Strong’ – The Inquisitr

The InquisitrIs There A Alcohol-Cancer Link? Study Suggests Evidence Is 'Strong'The InquisitrAccording to Mashable, seven different types of cancer have been linked to alcohol consumption. In fact, a new study confirms the alcohol-cancer link is so strong the cancer risks of drinking alcohol outweigh any health benefits. Located in the ...That time a bunch of journalists confused an opinion piece ...

Orthofix International Schedules Second Quarter 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call for August 1, 2016

Friday, July 22nd 2016 at 4:49pm UTC LEWISVILLE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Orthofix International N.V. (NASDAQ:OFIX), a diversified, global medical device company, today announced plans to release second quarter 2016 financial results after market close on Monday, August 1, 2016. Brad Mason, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Doug Rice, Chief Financial Officer, will host a confere...

Octapharma sponsorisera deux colloques lors du congrès mondial 2016 de la Fédération Mondiale de l’hémophilie (FMH) qui se tiendra à Orlando, aux États-Unis

Friday, July 22nd 2016 at 5:49pm UTC LACHEN, Suisse–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Octapharma organisera une large gamme d’activités à l’occasion du congrès mondial 2016 de la FMH à Orlando, États-Unis, dont deux colloques et un certain nombre de posters et présentations scientifiques mettant en lumière les récents développements d’Octapharma en ce qui concerne l’hémophilie A et la...

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Signs Bill Facilitating Patient Access to Interchangeable Biologic Medicines

Friday, July 22nd 2016 at 3:09pm UTC Communication on Switching Important for Patients and Physicians WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and Pennsylvania Bio commend Governor Tom Wolf for signing critical legislation to create a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines, with appropriate communication to patients and phy...

WATCH: HIV-positive man paid to rape Malawian girls – News24 Nigeria

News24 NigeriaWATCH: HIV-positive man paid to rape Malawian girlsNews24 NigeriaLilongwe - An HIV-positive Malawian man regularly has sex with underage teenagers - and their relatives pay him to carry out the deed. Eric Aniva, commonly known as a "hyena", is a married man who receives $4 (R57) each time he has sex with an ...Bizarre Practice in Malawi where a Man is hired to Sleep with Women and Sc...

Incredible transformation after Ellie Jones’ life-changing jaw surgery – Metro

MetroIncredible transformation after Ellie Jones' life-changing jaw surgeryMetroDoctors were able to give Ellie Jones her confidence back after they corrected a facial deformity that meant her jaw had stopped growing at age eight. She was born with a condition that meant the bones in her lower face did not develop properly and ...Look at Rhyl woman's AMAZING transformation after surgery for rare f...

Bizarre Practice in Malawi where a Man is hired to Sleep with Women and Schoolgirls for “Sexual Cleansing” | Watch – Bella Naija

Mirror.co.ukBizarre Practice in Malawi where a Man is hired to Sleep with Women and Schoolgirls for “Sexual Cleansing” | WatchBella NaijaThis man, Eric Aniva is being paid between $4 – $7 by parents to sleep with their children in what they call “sexual cleansing”. They say it is an age long tradition that marks the progression of adolescent girls to womanhood. Also, if a woman lose...

Scientists from China plan first human test – Business Mirror

Scientists from China plan first human testBusiness MirrorCHINESE scientists are embarking on what appear to be the first human trials with the Crispr gene-editing tool, the latest effort by the country's researchers to master a technology that might someday be a potent tool in developing therapies worldwide.and more

Harry Studley’s parents say doctors ‘100 per cent sure he wasn’t going to make it’ after being shot – Bath Chronicle

Bath ChronicleHarry Studley's parents say doctors '100 per cent sure he wasn't going to make it' after being shotBath ChronicleDoctors who treated baby Harry Studley were "100 per cent sure he wasn't going to make it" after he was shot in the head with an air gun, his parents say. In an interview with the Bristol Post Mum Amy Allen, 21, and dad Edward Studley, 22, said they ...Harry Studley: Toddl...

Chinese Scientists To Perform First Ever CRISPR Gene-Editing Trial On Humans – Tech Times

Telegraph.co.ukChinese Scientists To Perform First Ever CRISPR Gene-Editing Trial On HumansTech TimesFor the first time, a team of Chinese scientists will use the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique in a clinical trial on lung cancer patients. The clinical trial is expected to begin next month. ( European Bioinformatics Institute | Wikimedia ...Cancer-fighting gene-editing tool to begin human ...

Friday 22nd July 2016

Chinese scientists to trial revolutionary gene-editing technique on cancer patients – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukChinese scientists to trial revolutionary gene-editing technique on cancer patientsTelegraph.co.ukA ground-breaking gene-editing technique is to be tested on humans for the first time, with Chinese oncologists trialling the innovation on lung cancer patients. The team from Sichuan University's West China hospital in Chengdu, China will begin tests ...Crispr: Chinese scientists to pi...

Miami Steps Up Mosquito Control Efforts After Suspected Zika Cases – NPR

New York TimesMiami Steps Up Mosquito Control Efforts After Suspected Zika CasesNPRIn a well-kept neighborhood in Miami with lush gardens, Larry Smart, a county mosquito control inspector, holds a turkey baster up to the light. "If you look closely, you'll see some moving fast. They're wriggling around," he says. "That's actually ...NYC reports microcephaly; Florida probes possible 2nd local Zika ...

Depressed Patients Do Well with Cheaper Treatment – Live Science

Live ScienceDepressed Patients Do Well with Cheaper TreatmentLive ScienceMany people with depression struggle to get treatment for the condition, in part because "talk therapy" can be expensive, and there aren't enough qualified therapists to deliver it. But now, a new study suggests that a simple and relatively cheap type ...Behavioral activation as effective as CBT for depression, at lower cost ...

Mood-boosting activities are ‘as effective as talking therapies like CBT’ – Daily Mail

Daily MailMood-boosting activities are 'as effective as talking therapies like CBT'Daily MailGoing out for dinner is just as effective at combating depression as current treatments, new research claims. Behavioural Activation gets sufferers to participate in activities such as exercising and learning new skills to boost their mood and stop ...Could New 'Talk Therapy' Cut Cost of Treating Depressio...

Asthma could be stopped by turning off rogue gene – New Zealand Herald

The IndependentAsthma could be stopped by turning off rogue geneNew Zealand HeraldThe new study suggests drugs to halt the effects of the ADAM33 gene could prevent attacks. Photo / iStock. A cure for asthma is on the horizon after scientists discovered a genetic switch which prevents the condition. The research at the University of ...Asthma cure? Blocking 'rogue' gene shows promiseMedical News To...

Encouraging depressed people to do the things they enjoy could save NHS thousands, study finds – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukEncouraging depressed people to do the things they enjoy could save NHS thousands, study findsTelegraph.co.ukEncouraging depressed people to do the things they used to enjoy such as phoning friends or going for a walk, could save NHS trusts thousands of pounds in more complex therapies, a study has shown. 'Behavioural Activation' is a simple form of therapy ...Depressed Patients Do ...

‘Blood clot’ death woman told ‘have spa’, inquest hears – BBC News

BBC News'Blood clot' death woman told 'have spa', inquest hearsBBC NewsA woman who died from a blood clot five months after taking the combined contraceptive pill, had reported breathing difficulties and leg pain to her GP, an inquest heard. Charlotte Foster, from Telford, died in January after a thrombosis caused a ...Fit and healthy woman collapsed and died five months after being prescribed the...

First case of baby born with Zika-related microcephaly reported in New York City – The Guardian

The GuardianFirst case of baby born with Zika-related microcephaly reported in New York CityThe GuardianDeputy mayor for health and human services Dr Herminia Palacio speaks at a press conference after a baby infected with Zika virus was delivered in New York City Thursday. Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters. Reuters. Friday 22 July 2016 16.36 EDT.Summer Travel and the Zika VirusNew York TimesZika inv...

Nearly 6000 New Cases Of Female Genital Mutilation Recorded In Britain: Report – Huffington Post

Huffington PostNearly 6000 New Cases Of Female Genital Mutilation Recorded In Britain: ReportHuffington PostLONDON - MARCH 3: Salimata Knight, a survivor from Genital Mutilation is seen on March 3, 2004 in London. The Female Genital Mutilation Act which came into force today will close a loophole in the previous law preventing people taking young girls ...10 cases of FGM recorded in Gloucestershir...

First baby with Zika-related birth defect born in New York City – Daily Mail

New York PostFirst baby with Zika-related birth defect born in New York CityDaily MailJuly 22 (Reuters) - New York City has reported its first case of a baby born with the birth defect microcephaly related to exposure to the Zika virus, health officials said on Friday. New York City Department of Health officials said the baby's mother ...First case of baby born with Zika-related microcephaly repo...

Banning expert testimony from liability cases: Court decides

Can trial courts block physicians’ expert witnesses from testifying in medical liability cases? One Wisconsin court recently did, leaving it to the court of appeals to decide whether a physician defendant has the right to present expert testimony that differs from that of the plaintiffs.   At stake in Bayer v. Dobbins was whether trial court had properly excluded expert testimony regarding ...

Don’t be stumped: This month’s USMLE Step 1 question

When it comes to taking exams, not all questions are created equal. If you’re preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1 exam, you need this exclusive scoop on one of the most commonly missed USMLE test prep questions. Find out what this month’s challenging question is, and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Welcome to ...


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