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US FDA gives a thumbs up to Entyvio

US FDA gives a thumbs up to Entyvio

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Tuesday approved Entyvio (vedolizumab) injection to treat adult patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis and adult patients with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease. Entyvio is approved to treat those conditions when one or more standard therapies (corticosteroids, immunomodulators, or tumor necrosis factor blocker medications) have not resulted in an adequate response. Read More »

Scientists find link between high cholesterol and infertility

Scientists find link between high cholesterol and infertility

Suffering from high cholesterol can cause infertility and delay pregnancy, latest research shows. In the study, the total amount of free cholesterol in each partner’s blood was directly linked to the total time they took to fulfil their baby dreams. Couples, who failed to conceive even after trying for one year, had higher levels of free cholesterol in their blood ... Read More »

New Wireless power breakthrough allows for ‘electroceuticals’

New Wireless power breakthrough allows for 'electroceuticals'

A researcher at Stanford University has devised a method of charging devices within a user’s body, paving the way for advanced sensors and implants that would keep themselves charged when worn. The research, published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, says that smaller, longer-lasting sensors can now be developed, such as pacemakers, nerve stimulators and ... Read More »

Orbix Medical : New plastic surgery installs ‘internal bra’ under the skin

Orbix Medical : New plastic surgery installs 'internal bra' under the skin

A new-age breast enhancement aims to combat sagging breasts by implanting an ‘internal bra’ underneath the skin. The plastic surgery procedure claims to provide patients with “firm, young-looking breasts that keep their shape over time”. During the 45-minute operation surgeons implant ‘silicone slings’ underneath breast tissue, which is attached to the rib cage by fine silk straps and titanium screws. Read More »

Makayla Sault is staying home : CAS

Makayla Sault is staying home : CAS

Makayla Sault will remain at home with her family and not be forced back into chemotherapy, say child welfare officials. Ken and Sonya Sault met with the Brant, Ont., Children’s Aid Society this afternoon where they were told the investigation into their case will be closed. Read More »

70 percent of Americans infected with HPV, Study

70 percent of Americans infected with HPV, Study

A third of healthy adult Americans are infected with a strain of human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted disease known to cause throat and cervical cancer, as well as genital warts. However, genetic analysis by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Centre, showed that fewer than 4% are infected with a cancer-causing strain of the virus, the rest having “harmless” ... Read More »

Canadian kids continue to get failing fitness grade, Report

Canadian kids continue to get failing fitness grade, Report

While many Canadian kids play sports and have access to parks and playgrounds, a new report has given them aD minus when it comes to physical activity targets. For the first time, Active Healthy Kids Canada used its annual Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth to see how Canadians measured up to kids in 14 other countries. ... Read More »

Implant could end misery of chronic snoring, research

Implant could end misery of chronic snoring, research

A new type of implantable device may curb central sleep apnoea in patients with heart failure, indicate the results of a one year pilot study* presented today at the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure in Athens. Central sleep apnoea occurs in around a third of heart failure patients and doubles their risk of death. But the condition has proved ... Read More »