FDA warns of surgical gowns that may not be sterile

Certain surgical gowns and surgical packs made by Cardinal Health may not be sterile and should not be used, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. On Jan. 11 and Jan. 15, 2020, the medical device maker alerted its customers about quality issues affecting some of its Level 3 surgical gowns and PreSource procedural packs that contain these gowns. […]

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DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Could magic mushrooms be the new Prozac?

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: As scientists find that a powerful hallucinogenic can ‘reboot’ the brain… Could magic mushrooms be the new Prozac? Many of our most effective and lifesaving drugs are based on unpleasant and even toxic substances.  Penicillin, for example, the antibiotic that has saved countless lives, is produced by fungi called penicillium, which appear as mould on bread and […]

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Women's blood vessels age FASTER than men's, scientists find

Women’s blood vessels AGE faster than men’s which increases their risk of heart diseases at a younger age, study claims Women aged 30 with high blood pressure ‘more likely to have heart disease’ This is because their blood vessels and arteries are less efficient at that age  Authors of study say finding may reshape way doctors assess heart disease  Women’s blood vessels age […]

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Putting precision oncology into practice

Rush University Medical Center is the first health care organization to launch medical record company Epic’s module for genomic results, giving providers the tools they need to tailor patient care at the molecular level. Rush will use the module as part of its Precision Oncology Center to integrate the power of genomic sequencing data into oncologists’ daily workflows so they […]

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