Ethicon study reports bariatric surgery as effective treatment for Asian Indian type II patients Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon said it presented data from a study supporting bariatric surgery as a better treatment option than medical therapy and lifestyle management for obese Asian Indian patients with inadequately controlled type 2 diabetes. Data came from […]
(Reuters) – A San Francisco-based company has won a U.S. government-sponsored competition with an alcohol monitoring devices that can be worn on the wrist, the latest milestone in the development of wearable technologies that monitor and diagnose medical conditions. BACtrack, a privately held medical device maker, took the $200,000 top prize in the National Institutes […]
The National Institute of Health is closing its controversial chimp research program after pressure from activists and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tightened rules for using chimps for research. The NIH had already reduced the number of chimps from 400 in 2013 to 50, and said that remaining primates will be retired and resettled. “It is […]
The National Institutes of Health said today it will grant $46 million in research awards for its newly created Human Placenta Project to support developing technology to assess placental function throughout pregnancy. The program aims to improve pregnancy outcomes and lifelong health with the research and investigate issues like preeclampsia, preterm birth and stillbirth, which […]
(Reuters) — Most Americans will fall victim to at least 1 diagnostic error in their lifetime, and when this occurs, it often can be deadly, according to a new report released today by the Institute of Medicine, which advises the U.S. government and policymakers. The report calls for greater emphasis on improving diagnoses in the U.S. and reducing the […]
A new study from the National Institute of Health reports that intensive blood pressure management reduces the risk of death and cardiovascular events when compared to a strategy that only lowers systolic blood pressure to standard targets. The data comes from the initial results of the Institute’s Sprint systolic blood pressure intervention trial, which sought […]
(Reuters) — The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed a sweeping bill to speed new medical devices and drugs to the market after lawmakers defeated last-minute amendments that threatened to derail it. The House voted 344-77 in favor of the 21st Century Cures Act, which would require the FDA to streamline its approval process, consider […]
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – More than 20 years of evidence suggests that bariatric surgery produces greater weight loss and more type 2 diabetes remissions than nonsurgical treatments for the obese, according to a review.