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Researchers identify new anti-aging compounds among FDA-approved drugs

Researchers from Gero, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) collaborated to derive a transcriptomic signature of aging, which they confirmed using large transcriptomic databases.

Biofourmis raises $35M to develop smarter treatments for chronic diseases

Biofourmis, a Singapore-based startup pioneering a distinctly tech-based approach to the treatment of chronic conditions, has raised a $35 million Series B round for expansion. The round was led by Sequoia India and MassMutual Ventures, the VC fund from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. Other investors who put in include EDBI, the corporate investment arm of Singapore’s Economic Development Board, China-based healthcare platform Jianke and existing investors Openspace Ventures, ...
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When medical experts say “first,” be careful

Spot the word “first” in a headline, and you might assume a major milestone has been reached. Think first person on the moon, first woman on the Supreme Court. But in health care news, things heralded for being first might not amount to a clear advance for patients. Take two recent FDA announcements that made a splash despite weak […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Supreme Court, Psychiatry, Fda, Mainstream Media, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA

Here are our favorite mineral sunscreens: 3 splurges and 3 saves, all safer than chemical sunscreens

If you’ve seen the new report from the FDA concluding that chemical sunscreens are not as safe as we thought  — for you or the environment — you may be looking for the best mineral sunscreens out there to replace your former go-to. I started using a mineral-based sunscreen when I started getting melasma (AKA sunspots) […]
Tags: Health, Shopping, Fda, Eco Friendly, Skin Care, Beach, Beauty Products, Sun Protection, Summer Activities, Beauty + Cosmetics, Fitness + Wellbeing, Beach Gear

EKF’s DiaSpect Tm hemoglobin analyzer used for anemia study in remote region of Ghana

EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, announces the highly successful use of its FDA cleared DiaSpect Tm (sold as Consult Hb in the USA) point-of-care hemoglobin analyzer to study iron-deficient anemia in a remote region of Ghana, West Africa.
Tags: Health, Usa, Fda, Ghana, EKF Diagnostics

Despite the hype, the CBD molecule is actually pretty amazeballs

CBD is definitely screaming up toward the peak of inflated expectations, but it's not pure grift: the actual molecule and the way it interacts with our bodies is pretty amazing. Writing in the New York Times Magazine, Moises Velasquez-Manoff dives deep into the history of therapeutic uses of CBD (which are necessarily small-scale and inconclusive, thanks to both legal prohibition and centuries of intense selective breeding to increase the THC content of marijuana, which downregulates produ...
Tags: Health, Post, Science, News, Hype, Weed, Canada, Fda, New York Times Magazine, Cbd, Mount Sinai, Hurd, MeFi, Yasmin Hurd, Moises Velasquez Manoff, Jeremy Kemp

CEO of Santa Clarita firm among defendants pleading guilty to selling falsely labeled male herbal remedies

LOS ANGELES — Three companies and five executives agreed on Wednesday, May 15, to plead guilty to federal criminal charges filed in Los Angeles, which allege that they purchased and resold millions of dollars’ worth of pharmaceutical-grade erectile dysfunction pills that were falsely labeled as male herbal remedies. The anticipated guilty pleas are related to three cases filed in Los Angeles federal court against distributors of the misbranded drugs, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. In o...
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Judge orders FDA to begin regulating e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is ordering the Food and Drug Administration to begin reviewing the health effects of e-cigarettes. The ruling handed down Wednesday says the agency abdicated its legal duty when it postponed reviewing all U.S. vaping products by several years. The American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other […]
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We got our hands on filings that show $3.2 billion health-insurance startup Oscar Health is plotting an expansion into another city

Oscar Health just posted its financials for the first quarter of 2019. The company said Wednesday that it had taken in $354 million in gross premium revenue.  According to filings reviewed by Business Insider, Oscar has filed as an insurer in three new states: Illinois, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, plans to operate plans in Philadelphia and Delaware counties.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Oscar Health is headed for another metro area.  The startup health...
Tags: Health, Google, Trends, Georgia, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, New Jersey, Oscar, Philadelphia, Fda, Illinois, Delaware, Axa, Alphabet, Clover Health

Options to Opioids: How to Manage Chronic Pain Without Prescribing Pain-Killers

You're reading Options to Opioids: How to Manage Chronic Pain Without Prescribing Pain-Killers, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. While there is considerable debate as to how much blame doctors should be assigned for the ongoing opioid crisis, there is little doubt they can do something to curtail it -- that instead of prescribing drugs that have been found to be highly addictive ...
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Ancient Psychedelics, Robocall Scams, and Space Bezos: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

This was one heck of a week in the tech and science world. Ridesharing giant Uber finally launched its long-awaited IPO, which was a major flop, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes asked the Federal Trade Commission to break up the company, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tried his damnedest to convince humanity to colonize the…Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Gaming, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Wearables, Eyes, Space, UK, Science, Technology, Fitness, Video Games, Climate Change, Drugs

How Gout Can Interrupt Your Startup Goals

Gout is not something that younger entrepreneurs are often familiar with because it mostly affects older people. However, because it’s caused by an excess of uric acid within the blood, younger people can be surprisingly affected too. It mostly affects men, but women are also susceptible post-menopause. It’s a type of arthritic pain that is evident in the joints where swelling can make it difficult to get around. For anyone who’s an energetic entrepreneur and who moves around with gusto, suffer...
Tags: Health, Startups, Gout, Fda, Others, Entrepreneur Advice, Uloric

FDA undercuts $375,000 drug in surprise move

The US Food and Drug Administration created a workaround this week that effectively undercuts the $375,000 price tag of a drug that became the poster child for concerns about the pharmaceutical industry.
Tags: Health, Fda, US Food and Drug Administration

As concerns over medical device security rise, MedCrypt raises $5.3 million

As medical devices move to networked technologies, securing those devices becomes increasingly important. Regulators, seemingly late to the threat that unsecured medical devices posed, only began requiring protections for medical devices like pacemakers and insulin pumps two years ago, and since then new technology companies have leapt into the breach to begin providing security services for the healthcare industry. FDA issues new security guidelines so that your pacemaker won’t get hacked ...
Tags: Health, TC, Y Combinator, Technology, Articles, Tech, United States, Healthcare Industry, Fda, Medical Device, Google Ventures, Bill Maris, Computer Security, Eniac Ventures, HIPAA, Maris

U.S. FDA clears Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction System for treating pediatric patients

Treace Medical Concepts, Inc., a medical device company focused on advancing the standard of care for hallux valgus surgery, announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand indications of the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ System to treat pediatric patients greater than 12 years of age.
Tags: Health, Fda, U S Food and Drug Administration, Treace Medical Concepts Inc

Hopeless Future

What do you do when you have been unable to have any hope for your own future? This has gone on for 6 years. I can still find joy, but i have lost almost everything. The mental healthcare system is appalling, its about cheap imported toxic drugs used to chemically neuter anyone who is passionate or who is white, straight, and conservative. And I am sick of being lumped in with opioid addicts. Addicts made a choice to abuse drugs. Depression, PTSD, are NOT a choice. Plus I am sick of illegals, mi...
Tags: Psychology, Work, General, Obamacare, Congress, US, America, Depression, Ptsd, Anxiety, Medical issues, Illegal drugs/alcohol abuse, Health Insurance, Fda, Hopelessness, Abraham Maslow

FDA Says It Won't Ban Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Form of Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration announced this week that it would not ban textured breast implants, despite reports that link them to a rare form of cancer, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, that has affected hundreds of women.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Allergan, Breast Implants

FDA to end program that hid millions of reports on faulty medical devices

The Food and Drug Administration announced it is shutting down its controversial "alternative summary reporting" program and ending its decades-long practice of allowing medical device makers to conceal millions of reports of harm and malfunctions from the general public.
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Oreo maker Mondelez considers CBD-infused cookies and cannabis snacks

CBD-infused snacks could soon join the product line that includes Chips Ahoy cookies, Cadbury chocolate, and Nutter Butter cookies. Mondelez, the company that makes Oreo cookies, is reportedly considering adding the cannabis compound CBD to some of its cookies and snacks. CBD stands for cannabidiol, and it's a calming/anti inflammatory component of (some but not all) marijuana plants. It doesn't get you high. “Yes, we’re getting ready, but we obviously want to stay within what is legal and p...
Tags: Health, Food, Post, News, Congress, Weed, Marijuana, US news, Walgreens, Cannabis, Food And Drug Administration, Pot, Fda, Donald Trump, Coca Cola, Cvs

You Can Now Get Anti-Anxiety "Beta-Blockers" Online - Are They Safe?

Sitting next to me on an airplane is a specific kind of misery. At the first sign of turbulence, I'm shaking uncontrollably, white-knuckling both armrests in an effort to hang on for dear life. If things get really bumpy, I'm flinging my body over your seat mid sob to get my hands on miniature wine bottles by whatever means necessary. Since that's obviously not an ideal coping routine, I've begun researching other, medically approved methods to address what a therapist informed me is not j...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Religion, Tech, Mental Health, Anxiety, Fda, Health Care, Schneier, Mayo Clinic, Bailey, Lago, Medical Services, Popsugar, Rawlinson, Franklin Schneier

FDA Clears Horrible-Sounding 'Heat Not Burn' Tobacco Vape Made By Phillip Morris for Sale

The Food and Drug Administration has cleared for sale tobacco giant Phillip Morris International (PMI) and its sister company Altria’s baffling, “heat not burn” iQOS dry tobacco vaporizer on Tuesday, Bloomberg reported, handing Big Tobacco a major win despite there not actually being any evidence it is safer than…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Tobacco, Smoking, Medicine, Bloomberg, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Vaping, Altria, Phillip Morris, Vapes, IQOS, Literally Just Smoking With Extra Steps, Phillip Morris International PMI

Serpent profiteers: how a summer camp snakebite turned into a $142,938 medical bill

Last July, a nine year old child named Oakley Yoder got bitten on the toe by a venomous snake while at summer camp in Jackson Falls, Illinois: the initial bill for her treatment came out to $142,938. A big chunk of that was for the air ambulance: $55,577.64. But the largest item on the bill was $67,957 for four vials of antivenin from the UK pharmaceutical monopolist BTG Plc, whose product, Crofab, retails for $3,198 in the USA (a Mexican rival that cannot be legally imported to the USA cos...
Tags: Health, Post, Usa, UK, News, Parenting, Congress, Mexico, US, Medicare, Fda, BTG, Yoder, Btg Plc, Profiteering, Late Stage Capitalism

Measles threat on UCLA and Cal State Los Angeles campuses spur health alerts across the region

A day after hundreds of people were quarantined on two college campuses over exposure to the measles virus, Los Angeles County health officials on Friday, April 26, warned the public that the spread of the highly contagious disease is a genuine threat in the region, and the only way to prevent it is to get vaccinated. On Thursday, 500 people who visited UCLA’s Franz Hall and Boelter Hall on April 2, 4 and 9 — at the same time a student with measles attended classes there — were screened. Of thos...
Tags: Health, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Davis, Fda, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Ucla, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, California Department of Public Health, Cal State, Barbara Ferrer

38 cases of measles reported in California this year, an increase of 15 in the past week, many linked to travel abroad

Amid a national and international measles outbreak, state health health officials are warning Californians traveling abroad to get fully vaccinated against the highly contagious disease. As of Thursday, April 25, there have been 38 confirmed cases of measles in California this year, according to the California Department of Public Health. This is an increase of 15 cases from last week. Six of those cases — involving five adults and one child — have been reported in Los Angeles County. Officials ...
Tags: Health, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, Fda, Smith, Los Angeles County, Karen Smith, San Fernando Valley, California Department of Public Health, Measles, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR

Walgreens raises age of tobacco sales to 21 after FDA pressure

Walgreens Boost Alliance will no longer sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 starting in September, in response to a FDA crackdown.
Tags: Health, Walgreens, Fda, Walgreens Boost Alliance

A Treatment That Uses Mild Shocks to Treat ADHD in Children Now Has the FDA's Blessing

Families of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will now have a new, non-drug, treatment available to manage the condition: a medical device attached to the forehead that sends mild shocks to the nervous system.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mental Health, Adhd, Fda, Brains

FDA grants approval of first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted final approval of the first generic naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, commonly known as Narcan, a life-saving medication that can stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
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FDA authorizes marketing of first medical device to treat ADHD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of the first medical device to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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Report: 'Church' Advertising 'Miracle Cure' Event in Washington, Despite FDA Warnings It's Just Bleach

The Food and Drug Administration warned the public not to attend a “miracle cure” event being thrown by group using the name Genesis II Church of Health and Healing in Leavenworth, Washington on Saturday, noting their supposed medical marvel is a highly toxic substance.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Washington, Alternative Medicine, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Quackery, Leavenworth Washington, Miracle Mineral Solution, Church Advertising Miracle Cure Event, Genesis II Church of Health and Healing

FDA OKs 1st generic nasal spray of overdose reversal drug

U.S. regulators have approved the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday OK’d naloxone spray from Israel’s Teva Pharmaceuticals. Naloxone has been sold as a nasal spray in the U.S. since 2016 under the brand name Narcan. Pharmacists can dispense it without […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Israel, Nation, Fda, The Food and Drug Administration, Teva Pharmaceuticals Naloxone

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