Next-generation implants will be biodegradable and non-invasive

EPFL engineers have developed a neural interface that disappears harmlessly in the body after several months and allows natural tissue to grow back. What’s more, it can be implanted in a patient’s blood vessel rather than inside the brain, thereby avoiding the need for invasive surgery. Some implants like pacemakers can last for years, while

Israel to send 1M coronavirus vaccine doses to Palestinians

JERUSALEM — Israel said Friday it will transfer around 1 million doses of soon-to-expire coronavirus vaccines to the Palestinian Authority in exchange for a similar number of doses the Palestinians expect to receive later this year. Israel, which has fully reopened after vaccinating some 85% of its adult population, has faced criticism for not sharing

Singapore to allow restaurant dining with two person limit

FILE PHOTO: A man walks past chairs stacked up outside restaurants as dining-in is restricted to curb the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar SuSINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore will allow dining at restaurants to resume from Monday under loosened coronavirus restrictions, though will limit diners to groups of two, instead of

COVID-19 virus can infect the testes, hamster study shows

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have observed that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can infect the testes of infected hamsters. The findings, published in the journal Microorganisms, could help explain symptoms some men with COVID-19 have reported and have important implications for men’s health. As the pandemic goes on, clinicians continue

Blood Lipid Control Inadequate in PAD Patients

Blood lipid control in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) continues to be “suboptimal,” researchers on a new study conclude. The observational analysis showed that despite their increased risk for cardiovascular and limb events, lipid-lowering therapy (LLT) was generally underused in patients with PAD, and many who were treated still had elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol

Potential First-in-Class, Targeted Therapy for Myasthenia Gravis

Efgartigimod (argenx) is an effective and well-tolerated therapy for patients with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG), new research suggests. Results from the phase 3, randomized, placebo-controlled ADAPT trial showed that reduction in disease burden and improvement in strength and quality of life in patients with gMG were consistent across four MG-specific scales for those receiving the

3 Delicious Mocktails For Your Next Girl's Night In

Peppermint Tea Mocktail Ingredients 2 Peppermint teabags 1 Cup boiling water 2 Tsp lemon zest 2 Tbsp lemon juice 2 Tsp honey optional Soda water Method Place the teabags, boiling water and honey (if using) in a jug and brew according to packet instructions. Remove the teabags and chill the tea in the fridge. Zest

Medicare Rule Changes Allow for Broader CGM Use

Medicare has made two changes that are expected to improve access to continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices for beneficiaries with diabetes. Beginning July 18, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will no longer require that beneficiaries test their blood sugar four times a day in order to qualify for CGM. In addition, the

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Insulin Needs in T1D With Obesity

While bariatric surgery does nothing to directly improve the disease of patients with type 1 diabetes, it can work indirectly by moderating severe obesity and improving insulin sensitivity to cut the total insulin needs of patients with type 1 diabetes and obesity, based on a single-center, retrospective chart review of 38 U.S. patients. Two years

Can You Really Use Shaving Cream To Treat A Sunburn?

Summer weather is upon us, and that means beach days, pool parties, and barbeques among plenty of other outdoor activities. We all know that if we plan to spend more than fifteen minutes outdoors, we need to wear a good sunscreen on our faces and bodies (via Harvard Health), but if we’re honest, life sometimes gets in

Should You Be Seeing a Psychodermatologist?

Get ready for a new term in your skin-care lexicon: psychodermatology. In the imaginary Venn diagram of daily struggles, it's the practice that addresses the area where the factors that impact mental health and skin conditions overlap. The idea that that cross-over can be significant is something the country is starting to wake to. Our