Month: July 2020

Latest Diet & Weight Management News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 Americans may be heeding expert advice to reduce sugar intake. But instead of giving up sweets altogether, they’re turning to certain sugar substitutes. A new study found that between 2002 and 2018, purchases of packaged food products containing sucralose (Splenda) jumped
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According to researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the implementation of social distancing policies corresponded with significant reductions in transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and reduced community mobility, both in the U.S. and globally, providing evidence that social distancing is a useful tool in preventing further spread of COVID-19. The study,
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Latest Skin News THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 — Patients recovering from COVID-19 may be susceptible to losing their hair, USA Today reported Wednesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t list hair loss as a consequence of COVID-19, but more than 27% of 1,100 people who responded to a Survivor Corps Facebook poll
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Wearable biomedical devices hold the promise of allowing for continuous, remote patient monitoring in all kinds of settings. A variety of vital signs, including heart rate and its variability, body temperature, and the amount of sweat produced, can be measured. The problem is that a lot of these measurements are not particularly accurate when using
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Dexcom patients won’t have access to G7, the latest version of the company’s popular continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensor, in 2020. It’s unclear when the anticipated device will reach the market, however, because Dexcom has decided not to disclose details around the timing of the U.S. pivotal trial, regulatory filing, or launch. As MD+DI reported in
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One of LabCorp’s newest indications will allow it to use its COVID-19 RT-PCR diagnostic to test for people who don’t have COVID-19 symptoms or who have no reason to suspect COVID-19 infection. The Burlington, NC-based company also received an indication to have pooled sample testing. Until now, molecular diagnostic tests have generally been authorized for people
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Latest Infectious Disease News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) Vaccines remain a “remarkably safe” way to protect human health, thanks to a rigorous system of safety monitoring that continues after approval, a new review shows. Ongoing safety monitoring led to safety-related label changes in 25 out of 57 vaccines approved
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A new pilot program, a spinoff of the existing Case for Quality Program, is now accepting applications from medical device manufacturers who need help with quality compliance. Launched in July, the new Accelerate Sustainable Capability (ASC) pilot study is intended to help manufacturers who have difficulty achieving and sustaining regulatory compliance receive insight to help them improve
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