Oleocanthal, a compound found in extra-virgin olive oil, alters the structure of neurotoxic proteins believed to contribute to the debilitating effects of Alzheimer's Disease (AD), researchers have found.
People who have "warning strokes," or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), before suffering a stroke have better outcomes than those who have full-blown strokes with no prior warning.
The majority of men receiving PSA tests for prostate cancer may not be receiving adequate information before deciding whether to be screened, and whether to undergo surgery if cancer is spotted, two new papers conclude.
Before the emergence of H1N1, vaccines were relegated to the backwaters of the pharma pipeline. Now they are hot tickets.
The Optic Society's 93rd annual meeting will be called "Bio-optics breakthroughs: Highlights of medical and bioscience research," and will be presented Oct. 11-15 in San Jose, CA.
Recently, researchers have discovered that a minimally invasive procedure called CT-guided tube pericardiostomy is as effective as conventional surgery.
Abbott Laboratories--having scooped up medical device and eye-care companies this year--is purchasing Belgium-based Solvay Pharmaceuticals.
Among unmarried cancer patients, those who are separated at the time of diagnosis do not live as long as widowed, divorced, and never married patients, possibly because the stress they are facing is undermining their immune systems.
Lantheus Medical Imaging is putting its R&D muscle behind contrast agents that work effectively with PET.
Obese children with leukemia have higher rates of chemotherapy resistance and higher relapse rates than thinner kids, according to recent findings published online in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
CNN's Dr. Gupta had it; influenza dangerous for heart patients, Chinese students receive local vaccine; adjuvant brouhaha.
Though rare, IV contrast media can sometimes result in patient injury while it is being injected during a CT scan.
Medtronic's fluid monitoring system, OptiVol, is a more accurate predictor of worsening heart failure than daily weight monitoring.
A puzzling study finds the use of defibrillators in women with heart failure does not decrease their chances of sudden cardiac death. So now what?
The FDA this week approved vaccines from Sanofi-Aventis, Novartis, CSL and AstraZeneca's MedImmune division.
Health reform proposal puts devices in the crosshairs; company fights Senate proposal to charge medical device makers $4 billion.
An experimental test can accurately predict within a week whether a particular antidepressant will be effective using brain-wave patterns on an EEG.
GE shares are quickly rebounding from their rock bottom low of $6 in March and analysts at Morgan Stanley and Sanford Bernstein both put the 12-month target price for the shares at $17.
Athenahealth, which sells Internet-based services to physicians, says it will provide a guarantee to entice doctors to install its electronic health records (EHR) systems.
Two very different studies involving estrogen-positive (ER-positive) breast cancer were recently reported.
Abbott Labs gains a foothold into what promises to be a white-hot market for transcatheter heart valves for mitral valve regurgitation (MR).
Trauma patients who have several orthopaedic injuries and are considered to be in unstable condition should only have a few hours of surgery.
Moderately to severely obese prostate cancer patients have superior outcomes when treated with top-of-the-line image-guided radiation scanners, rather than with traditional external beam radiation.
Having received a number of complaints about inaccurate readings when using some Philips Avalon fetal monitors, the FDA has issued a MedWatch and "Dear Health Care Provider" letter about Models FM20, FM30, FM40 and FM50 with the ultrasound transducer.
The very young and very old, and people with chronic medical conditions ought to be treated with antivirals, like Tamiflu and Relenza, when they have an influenza-like illness.
People and their dogs both need physical activity to fight obesity.
Vaccinating women against the human papillomavirus (HPV) may prevent some forms of breast cancer and save tens of thousands of lives each year, University of New South Wales researchers have found.
A fat emulsion reverses drug-induced cardiac arrest while epinephrine, the first-line treatment for this condition, makes it worse, says Guy Weinberg, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, University of Illinois.
Medtronic announced the launch of a technology called the Paradigm Veo, designed to provide protection against the risks associated with hypoglycemia in Type 1 diabetics.
Red wine may prevent radiation-induced skin toxicity in breast cancer patients, according to a study by Dr. Gabriella Macchia, of Catholic University, Campobasso, Italy.
Zeroing in on its highly-valued cardiology business, Edwards Lifesciences said this week it has shed its hemofiltration product line to focus on its profitable valve business.
With flu season approaching, President Obama said the Federal government was swiftly preparing for the pandemic but that individuals must also take common sense measures to protect themselves against infection.
At a time when the company's various core businesses are growing impressively Medtronic announced a restructuring plan to consolidate multiple divisions into two operating units.
Obese mothers who underwent weight-loss surgery prior to pregnancy had a lower prevalence of obese children. A child at birth may be destined for obesity, research suggests.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital informed DOTmed on Tuesday that the 76-year-old patient who received the first FDA-approved replacement heart on June 15, has died.
DOTmed Certified Gladstein started his own medtech company last year. He expects customers to buy more PC-based cardiopulmonary equipment.
Using a recently developed MRI-based brain scanning method known as Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), researchers have been able to show that concussions cause brain damage.
Medtronic said this week that first fiscal quarter net income fell 38 percent for the quarter ended July 31; but core business sales increased significantly.
FDA said this week it has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) that allows U.S. troops serving overseas to be tested for swine flu, using a yet-to-be approved diagnostic test made by the government. Meanwhile, the vaccine is being tested in both adults and children.
Using a new technique, cancer researchers can shine non-toxic light on one part of a cell, turning proteins on in a target area to study why the same protein that protects healthy people from cancer suddenly turns traitor and stimulates a tumor's growth and metastasis.
At work, obesity interventions must focus on low-cost policy to generate a return on investment, according to a new study by Justine Trogdon, Ph.D., a health economist at consultancy RTI International.
UCLA researchers are developing a device they dub a "wearable artificial kidney" for dialysis patients, according to a paper reported in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The "kidney" is actually a dialysis machine, worn as a belt, which would provide continuous treatment.
FDA said Qualitest Pharmaceuticals voluntarily recalled two lots of the company's Accusure insulin syringes.
The number of U.S. hospitals with "smoke-free campus" policies continues to climb, the Joint Commission tells DOTmed News.
UCLA neuroscientists said this week that the government has given them approximately $19 million in NIH stimulus funds, via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to study brain disease.
The operations manager for South Jersey's Eagle Biomedical Services, talks shop.
An advance toward developing the first sensor for detecting human bodies buried at crime scenes and in natural disasters.
Among medical equipment makers, DOTmed Certified Daniel Giesberg, President of American Medical Sales, Inc., has broken the usual business mold.
The WHO said this week it was up to U.S. health officials to decide whether to extend the expiration of first-line swine flu medicine Tamiflu by two years, as Roche is urging health officials to do.
BrainScope's ZOOM-100DC, a handheld device for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI), has won FDA clearance.