Blog

No. of India’s TB patients may be double the estimate: Lancet – Times of India

Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Malathy Iyer | TNN | Aug 25, 2016, 05.01 AM IST MUMBAI: India’s tuberculosis nightmare could be much worse than feared. A new study analysing the sale of anti-TB medicines across India has estimated that there could be two times more drug-sensitive TB patients than currently assumed. While it was assumed that India’s annual burden of TB cases stands at roughly 2.2 million a year, the study to be published…

Arab Spring has shortened life expectancy in 22 countries – Lancet study – iNews

Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016

The ongoing civil war in Syria has erased six years off male life expectancy while the Arab Spring has also resulted in shortened lifespan in more than 20 countries, a major new study reveals. Conflicts in Yemen, Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt since 2010 threaten to jeopardise health gains over past two decades and will have impact on the region for many years, the authors write – and has probably already…

No. of India’s TB patients may be double the estimate: Lancet … – Times of India

Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Malathy Iyer | TNN | Aug 25, 2016, 05.01 AM IST MUMBAI: India’s tuberculosis nightmare could be much worse than feared. A new study analysing the sale of anti-TB medicines across India has estimated that there could be two times more drug-sensitive TB patients than currently assumed. While it was assumed that India’s annual burden of TB cases stands at roughly 2.2 million a year, the study to be published…

Europe Blood Glucose Device (SMBG) (Test Strips, Lancet, Meter) Market & Forecast to 2020 – Research and Markets – Yahoo Finance

Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Europe Blood Glucose Device (SMBG) (Test Strips, Lancet, Meter) Market & Forecast” report to their offering. Europe Blood Glucose Device (SMBG) (Test Strips, Lancet, Meter) Market & Forecast analyzes the Europe market for, blood glucose test strips market, blood glucose lancet market and blood glucose meter market. This report studies separate comprehensive analysis for the 9 European countries: United…

LG Lancet no longer available at Verizon – MSPoweruser.com

Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2016

by Sean Chan

The Lancet: Virtual reality and treadmill training could help prevent falls in older adults – Science Codex

Posted: Friday, August 12, 2016

Combining virtual reality and treadmill training helps prevent falls in older adults better than treadmill training alone, according to a new randomised controlled trial published in The Lancet. The authors say that the intervention, which combines the physical and cognitive aspects of walking, could potentially be used in gyms, rehabilitation centres or nursing homes to improve safe walking and prevent falls in older adults or people with disorders which affect…

The Lancet Oncology: Australian researchers uncover complex genetic secrets of cancer risk – Science Codex

Posted: Friday, August 05, 2016

Cancer is a disease of our genes – yet our understanding of how our genetic makeup affects our risk of cancer is still rudimentary. Now, that’s set to change, following pioneering work by Australian researchers to understand the genetics of risk in sarcoma. In a landmark study of over 1000 sarcoma patients, the researchers uncovered numerous new genetic risk factors for the cancer – and, in a world first for…

Lancet series highlights need for understanding and improving health care in transgender community – Clinical Advisor

Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016

August 03, 2016 A series published in The Lancet provides a comprehensive assessment of the health of transgender people worldwide. The Lancet has published a series on the importance of transgender rights and health care in conjunction with the recent 24th Biennial World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Symposium in Amsterdam. Compiled with input from members of the transgender community and led by authors from the University of Sheffield…

The Lancet: Infections with the parasitic worm W bancrofti associated with increased risk of HIV infection … – Science Codex

Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016

People infected with a parasitic worm called Wuchereria bancrofti in areas where HIV is endemic may be more likely to acquire HIV than people who are not infected with the worm, according to a new study in southwest Tanzania, published in The Lancet. W bancrofti causes most cases of lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis) in sub-Saharan Africa, and the authors say that the findings add a strong argument for tackling this neglected…

Lancet Kenya obtains new machine for cervical cancer screening – The Star, Kenya

Posted: Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Women above 25 years can now get an HPV test for Sh3,500 at Lancet Laboratory. On Tuesday, Lancet Kenya obtained a new advanced DNA-based technology that tests high-risk strains of the Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) which causes cancer. The Cobas 4800 is the only machine in the country and East Africa. Read: New cancer test device may help Kenyan women It is able to detect DNA from 14 HPV strains…

The pen needle and lancet market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.9% – Industry Today (press release)

Posted: Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Category: Health & Safety Industry Today | Subscribe to Health & Safety Industry Today Feed Published Mon, Aug 1st 2016 Global Pen Needles And Lancets Market, by Therapy (Insulin, Hormones, Glucagon-like peptide ), by End Users(Clinics, Hospitals, Medical Institutions), by Gauge (17/18G, 21G, 23G, 25G, 28G, 30G) – Global Forecast 2027 Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday Study Objectives of Commercial Refrigeration Equipment To provide detailed analysis…

BRIEF-Tigenix announces publication in lancet of 24-week results of phase 3 admire-cd trial investigating CX601 – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Aug 2 Tigenix Nv : * Announces publication in lancet of 24-week results of phase 3 admire-cd trial investigating CX601 in treatment of complex perianal fistulas in patients with crohn’s disease * A pivotal phase 3 trial for CX601 for treatment of complex perianal fistulas is expected to start in United States in 2017 * In U.S., Tigenix intends to apply for fast track designation from U.S. Food and drug…

Dr. Lancet on CPX-351 in Elderly Patients With AML – OncLive – OncLive

Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jeffrey E. Lancet, MD, medical oncologist, Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses results of a randomized phase III study comparing the efficacy of CPX-351 (Vyxeos) versus daunorubicin (7+3) plus cytarabine in older patients with newly diagnosed, high-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Patients with a history of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, therapy-related AML, or AML with MDS-related cytogenetics were eligible to enroll in the trial, Lancet explains. Results…

Dr. Lancet on CPX-351 in Elderly Patients With AML – OncLive

Posted: Friday, July 29, 2016

Jeffrey E. Lancet, MD, medical oncologist, Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses results of a randomized phase III study comparing the efficacy of CPX-351 (Vyxeos) versus daunorubicin (7+3) plus cytarabine in older patients with newly diagnosed, high-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Patients with a history of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, therapy-related AML, or AML with MDS-related cytogenetics were eligible to enroll in the trial, Lancet explains. Results…

the New England Journal of Medicine – Shelter Island Reporter

Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016

MARTHA’S VINEYARD TIMES PHOTO Dr. Nevena Zubcevik described her findings on Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment, and its effect on the brain, to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital physicians and members of the public last week. A place not unlike this Island is engaged in a debate similar to one here about how to best treat Lyme disease and to eradicate tick-borne diseases. The back-and-forth on the issue on Martha’s Vineyard has…

The Lancet: Simpler, cheaper psychological treatment as effective as cognitive behavioural therapy for treating … – Science Codex

Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016

A simple and inexpensive psychotherapy or talking therapy known as behavioural activation (BA) is as effective at treating depression in adults as the gold-standard cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and can be delivered by non-specialist staff with minimal training at far less cost, according to new research published in The Lancet. With long waiting lists and limited access to services, many people who need CBT for depression cannot get treatment. The…

The Lancet Haematology: Blood disorders cost €23 billion to European economy – Science Codex

Posted: Friday, July 22, 2016

Healthcare costs per patient with blood cancers are two times higher than average cancer costs, due to long hospital stays and complex treatment and diagnosis. Blood disorders cost the European economy a total of €23 billion in 2012, according to two new studies estimating the cost of malignant and non-malignant blood disorders published in The Lancet Haematology journal today. Blood cancers are also associated with considerable healthcare costs, with the…

Air Canada passenger pricked by lancet left in seat pocket on flight to Hawaii – CBC.ca

Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2016

A Vancouver woman said she is angry at the treatment she received from Air Canada after she pricked her finger on a lancet left in the seat pouch during a flight to Hawaii. Amielle Lake was flying from Vancouver to Honolulu Monday evening with her 15-month-old daughter for a week’s vacation. During takeoff, Lake, 35, said she was rummaging in the seat pocket when she felt a sharp prick. She pulled her hand…

The Lancet HIV: New HIV infections stagnating at 2.5 million a year worldwide – Science Codex

Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A major new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 (GBD 2015) study, published today in The Lancet HIV journal, reveals that although deaths from HIV/AIDS have been steadily declining from a peak in 2005, 2.5 million people worldwide became newly infected with HIV in 2015, a number that hasn’t changed substantially in the past 10 years. The new GBD estimates show a slow pace of decline in new…

Lancet study contradicts ‘obesity paradox’ – 6minutes

Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Obesity is second only to smoking as a cause of early death, a 14-year Lancet study shows. The study of 3.9 million adults across 32 countries, including Australia, confirms that being overweight or obese is associated with a higher risk of dying prematurely than being normal weight. And the risk increases with any additional weight, say the authors, who caution that men have a three times greater risk than women….