Flu Caused 80,000 Deaths in US Last Year

USA – Flu Caused 80,000 Deaths in US Last Year

Influenza was especially severe in the United States last year. According to new data released today at a news briefing held by the Centers...
L'influence du tabac sur la mortalité en Europe

Inernational – The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World : Request for Proposals For New...

Researchers studying people’s smoking behaviors (e.g., cigarette smoker, vaper, smokeless tobacco user, nicotine-replacement therapy user, nonuser) need to know what products, in what...
FTC Charges First Marketer of Intravenous Products

USA – FTC Charges First Marketer of Intravenous Products

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has, for the first time, charged a marketer and seller of intravenously injected therapy products, known as iV Cocktails,...
Canadian teen developed 'popcorn lung' type injury from vaping: report

USA – E-cigarette warnings to arrive in high school bathrooms nationwide

The US Food and Drug Administration will stage a massive education campaign aimed at the nearly 10.7 million teens at risk for e-cigarette use...
Hormonal Contraception: FDA Drafts Guidance on Clinical Trial Recommendations

International – Oral Contraceptive Use Link to Childhood Leukemia

A nationwide cohort study in more than 1.1 million Danish children shows that the use of combined estrogen and progestin oral contraceptives in the...
Low Vitamin D Levels in Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Europe – Low Vitamin D Levels in Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Lower vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D) levels are found in patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) compared to those with painless DPN, patients with...
Cumulative BP Measures Better for CV Risk Prediction

USA – Cumulative BP Measures Better for CV Risk Prediction

Algorithms used for risk prediction of cardiovascular disease would be more accurate if they included a more sophisticated measure of blood pressure history rather...
High-Sensitivity Troponin Does Not Improve MI Outcomes

Europe – High-Sensitivity Troponin Does Not Improve MI Outcomes

The first randomized controlled trial of the latest high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I assay in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome showed the test increased...
New ‘Trojan horse’ cancer treatment shows early promise

International – Study discovers immunotherapy could treat some aggressive prostate cancers

The team - led by scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the US - found that...
Researchers 3D Print Prototype “Bionic Eye”

Study – Researchers 3D Print Prototype “Bionic Eye”

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have 3D printed a light receptive array, consisting of silver particles and semiconducting polymers, on a glass hemispherical surface....

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