U.S. regulators snip red tape for medical devices to curb the opioid crisis
Laura Perryman is expected to be a medical company, Stimwave Technologies Inc, would have to wait several years for its painkilling device to win. approval as a treatment for chronic migraines. She now thinks it could be done in months, thanks to a new initiative by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to use medical device-based treatments, diagnostic tests and mobile medical apps to address the country's opioid crisis.
China's Sichuan province bans live hog, hog product imports to prevent African swine fever
China's Sichuan province has banned the import of live hogs and hog products from other regions to prevent African swine fever, the provincial government said in a notice posted on its website on Friday. Sichuan reported outbreaks of the highly contagious disease.
Doctors not pushing smokers with artery disease to quit
Smokers with narrowed blood vessels in their legs would do well to quit smoking, but many doctors may not give them enough support to do it, a recent study suggests. Smoking can dramatically increase the risks of peripheral artery disease (PAD), which can lead to mobility limitations, amputations and heart attacks. For the current study, researchers examined data on 1,272 patients in Australia, the Netherlands and the United States. with new or worsening PAD symptoms in their legs and ankles.
The U.S. concerned about ebola outbreak in Congo conflict zone: official
Congo where there are 312 confirmed and probable cases and 191 deaths, a USAID official said on Thursday. "We are absolutely concerned about the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo," the senior USAID official, who is working with response teams, told Reuters. "It is not comparable to this point in the West Africa in 2014, which has more than 28,000 cases," she said.
Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history: ministry
The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said on Friday. 198 people in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, where attacks by armed groups and community officials have the response.
Many troubled by their sexual feelings
The number of people in the U.S. who have difficulty controlling the feelings of the sexes. The feelings and behaviors, according to study results, published in the JAMA Network Open, were reported to be more than 10 percent lower than those reported in the report.
The U.S. to restrict e-cigarette flavors to fight teenage vaping 'epidemic'
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration next week will issue a ban on the sale of fruit and candy-flavored electronic cigarettes at convenience stores and gas stations, an agency official said, in a move to counter a surge in the teenage use of e-cigarettes. Juul Labs Inc, the San Francisco-based market leader in vape devices, said the ban is only tobacco, the agency said.
Weight loss after menopause tied to lower breast cancer risk
Older women who lose weight may have a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintain or gain weight. study suggests. While obesity has long been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, previous research has offered a mixed picture of the potential for weight loss. For the current study, researchers weighted and height-modulated body mass index (BMI) for more than 61,000 women twice, three years apart.
Mylan and Theravance's COPD treatment gets FDA approval
Theravance Biopharma Inc and partner Mylan NV on Friday won U.S. Regulatory approval for their treatment. The treatment, Yupelri, is a once-daily inhaled solution used by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung disease characterized by a wheezing or a chronic cough.
Soy baby formula linked to severe menstrual cramps later in life
A feeding infant girls baby formula containing soy may set up for more painful menstrual periods as young women, a new study suggests. The research, which included information on more than 1,500 African American women, reports that earlier studies that included mostly Caucasian women.
(With inputs from agencies.)