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Study shows lack of folic acid enrichment in Europe causes foaetal abnormalities

Study shows lack of folic acid enrichment in Europe causes foaetal abnormalities

A new international study shows that 5,000 foetuses in Europe annually are affected by spina bifida and other severe defects on the central nervous system. Seventy per cent of these pregnancies are terminated, while increased mortality and serious diseases affect the children who are born. At least half of the cases can be avoided by adding folic acid to staple foods as is already being done in seventy non-European countries. [More]
Global urinary catheters market to expand at 4.1% CAGR between 2015 and 2021

Global urinary catheters market to expand at 4.1% CAGR between 2015 and 2021

According to a new market report published by Persistence Market Research titled "Global Market Study on Urinary Catheters: Intermittent Catheters Segment to Witness Highest Growth by 2021", the urinary catheters market is expected to be valued at US$1,377.5 Mn by the end of 2015. It is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of4.1% from 2015 to 2021, to reach US$1,755.0 Mn by 2021. [More]
Urologists report success in treating bladder issues, pelvic pain through neuromodulation technique

Urologists report success in treating bladder issues, pelvic pain through neuromodulation technique

Millions of people suffer from bladder dysfunction, including about 30 million in the U.S. One in seven women experience chronic pelvic pain. These are not only health issues, but quality of life issues. [More]

C.R. Bard agrees to pay over $200 million to settle transvaginal mesh lawsuit claims

MT Services LLC, a Lawsuit Settlement News Reporting Company which operates lawsuitsettlementnews.com, reports today that C.R. Bard Inc. has recently settled at least 3,000 cases against them, agreeing to pay more than $200 million to the women plaintiffs who were injured by the company's vaginal-mesh inserts. [More]
Gene responsible for cancer growth plays unexpected role in prostate cancer

Gene responsible for cancer growth plays unexpected role in prostate cancer

A gene that is responsible for cancer growth plays a totally unexpected role in prostate cancer. The gene Stat3 is controlled by the immune modulator interleukin 6 and normally supports the growth of cancer cells. The international research team led by Prof. Lukas Kenner from the Medical University of Vienna, the Veterinary University of Vienna, and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institiute for Cancer Research (LBI-CR) discovered a missing link for an essential role of Stat3 and IL-6 signalling in prostate cancer progression. [More]
Depression, urinary incontinence magnify effects of vaginal symptoms in postmenopausal women

Depression, urinary incontinence magnify effects of vaginal symptoms in postmenopausal women

Special efforts should be made to identify and treat depression and urinary incontinence in postmenopausal women with vaginal symptoms, according to UC San Francisco researchers, as these two common conditions not only tend to co-exist with vaginal symptoms but also may complicate the impact of these symptoms on women's daily activities and quality of life. [More]
New study evaluates impact of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guidelines for PSA screening

New study evaluates impact of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guidelines for PSA screening

Current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guidelines for prostate screening may be impacting the detection of high-risk prostate cancer. [More]
New review may help women with stress urinary incontinence make more informed choices about treatment

New review may help women with stress urinary incontinence make more informed choices about treatment

A new Cochrane systematic review published today of surgery for stress urinary incontinence makes an important contribution to an ongoing debate and will help women to make more informed choices about treatment. [More]
Bariatric surgery can significantly reduce urinary incontinence

Bariatric surgery can significantly reduce urinary incontinence

For severely obese people, bariatric surgery may have a benefit besides dramatic weight loss: it can also substantially reduce urinary incontinence. [More]
MedDay announces additional positive results from MD1003 Phase III trial in patients with progressive MS

MedDay announces additional positive results from MD1003 Phase III trial in patients with progressive MS

MedDay, a biotechnology company focused on the treatment of nervous system disorders, reports additional positive data from its pivotal Phase III clinical trial, MS-SPI, with MD1003, a highly-concentrated pharmaceutical grade biotin, in patients with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. [More]
Study shows 28% decline in prostate cancer diagnoses following USPSTF recommendation against PSA testing

Study shows 28% decline in prostate cancer diagnoses following USPSTF recommendation against PSA testing

A new study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators found new diagnoses of prostate cancer in the U.S. declined 28 percent in the year following the draft recommendation from the United States Preventive Services Task Force against routine PSA screening for men. [More]
Study identifies unique bacterial signature in people with systemic sclerosis

Study identifies unique bacterial signature in people with systemic sclerosis

The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) Press Conference showed that people with systemic sclerosis (SSc) have a unique bacterial signature in their colon, when compared with healthy people. [More]
Pathology expert shares vital information about prostate cancer

Pathology expert shares vital information about prostate cancer

Requesting a copy of your pathology report, asking questions of your doctor and playing an active role in decision-making are important ways that men should take control of their health. [More]

Fair Rate Funding: Delaware woman gets $100M against Boston Scientific in TV mesh judgment

Fair Rate Funding, a leader in TV mesh lawsuit funding, reports that a state-court jury in Delaware found Thursday that Boston Scientific's Pinnacle and Advantage Fit inserts, designed to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) in women, were defectively designed and that company executives hid the design flaws from the plaintiff, Deborah Barba. [More]
Janssen, Bayer HealthCare initiate CALLISTO program to study rivaroxaban in patients with active cancer

Janssen, Bayer HealthCare initiate CALLISTO program to study rivaroxaban in patients with active cancer

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its development partner, Bayer HealthCare, today announced the initiation of CALLISTO, a new comprehensive clinical research program for their novel oral anticoagulant, rivaroxaban, in patients with active cancer. The studies are evaluating the medicine for the prevention and treatment of life-threatening blood clots in patients with a wide range of cancer types. [More]
Botulinum toxin A effective for treating bladder disorders

Botulinum toxin A effective for treating bladder disorders

While Botulinum toxin A (BTX-A), known to the public as Botox, is commonly associated with smoothing wrinkles for a more youthful appearance, three studies presented at the 110th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association are proving BTX-A to be more than just a cosmetic solution. [More]
Gynecologic oncologist awarded grant to improve quality of life for women with endometrial cancer

Gynecologic oncologist awarded grant to improve quality of life for women with endometrial cancer

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors recently awarded more than $2.7 million in contracted funding to Katina Robison, MD, a gynecologic oncologist with the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, for the study "Cancer of the Uterus and Treatment of Stress Incontinence." [More]
New guide helps doctors, nurses to identify hospital patients who may benefit from urinary catheter

New guide helps doctors, nurses to identify hospital patients who may benefit from urinary catheter

What's the only thing worse than having a urinary catheter when you're in the hospital? Having one and getting a urinary tract infection (UTI) - or worse - as a result. Now, a new detailed guide gives doctors and nurses information to help decide which hospital patients may benefit from a urinary catheter - and which ones don't. [More]
FDA grants tentative approval to Amerigen's ANDA for generic version of Toviaz

FDA grants tentative approval to Amerigen's ANDA for generic version of Toviaz

Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Limited today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted tentative approval to the Company's Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for a generic version of Toviaz (Fesoterodine Fumarate Extended-release Tablets, 4mg and 8mg). [More]
LABORIE completes acquisition of Medical Measurement Systems

LABORIE completes acquisition of Medical Measurement Systems

LABORIE Medical Technologies has completed its acquisition of Medical Measurement Systems. MMS is headquartered in Enschede, The Netherlands, with a German subsidiary in Bottrop and US operations in Dover, New Hampshire. [More]
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