Latest News

Continuous Glucose Monitors: A New Frontier in Athletic Performance Optimization

Olympic athletes are constantly seeking innovative methods to enhance their performance and gain a competitive edge. Among the latest advancements catching their attention are continuous glucose monitors (CGMs). Originally developed for diabetes management, CGMs are now being explored by athletes and their support teams for their potential to optimize training, nutrition, and ultimately, athletic performance. Exploring the Use of CGMs: CGMs, pioneered by companies like Abbott and Dexcom, are compact devices that attach to the skin, providing real-time data on blood glucose levels. While primarily designed for diabetes patients, these monitors are increasingly being embraced by athletes and wellness enthusiasts alike. The Paris Olympics: A Showcase for CGM Technology: With the upcoming

MHRA Launches Strategic Pilot Project for Regulating AI Medical Devices

In response to a government white paper published in 2023, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has unveiled its strategic approach to artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. This initiative includes a pivotal pilot project aimed at identifying and addressing the regulatory challenges

Samsung Medison Acquires Fetal Ultrasound AI Company Sonio SAS

Samsung Medison, a prominent global medical equipment company and affiliate of Samsung Electronics, has announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Sonio SAS, a specialized fetal ultrasound AI software company headquartered in France. Sonio, founded in 2020, focuses on advancing women's and children's health
Articles

Exploring the Health Benefits and Risks of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil, derived from the innermost part of coconuts (Cocos nucifera), stands out among oils for its unique properties. Being solid at room temperature, it's a rich, plant-based oil widely recognized for its potential health benefits. However, it also contains a significant proportion of saturated fat, raising concerns regarding its impact on health. Here, we delve into the diverse health attributes of coconut oil while addressing associated risks and considerations. Understanding Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is hailed for its various potential health benefits, particularly in enhancing skin and hair texture. Nonetheless, its high saturated fat content has led to conflicting views regarding its overall health impact. Preliminary research, however, suggests promising avenues for

FDA Expands List of AI/ML-Enabled Medical Devices, Majority Focused on Radiology

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a significant update to its list of approved artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) enabled medical devices, with a notable emphasis on applications within the field of radiology. On May 13, the FDA added 191 new devices to the list, bringing the
Specialities

CAR T-Cell Therapy Demonstrates Efficacy and Safety in Treating Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma, Study Finds

In a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, researchers have affirmed the efficacy and safety of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy in treating relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM). This analysis comes amid a rise in multiple myeloma (MM) cases and significant recent advancements in therapeutic options, counterbalanced by concerns over severe toxic reactions following CAR T-cell treatment. The investigators conducted an extensive literature search across Medline/PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science for articles published between January 1, 2019, and July 12, 2023. Their final analysis included 29 articles—comprising 27 prospective studies and 2 retrospective studies, covering 15 phase 1 clinical

Optimal Training Methods for Hip Osteoarthritis: A Surprising Discovery

Researchers at Aarhus University have recently conducted a study comparing two common exercise interventions for hip osteoarthritis, shedding light on effective treatment strategies for this prevalent condition. Hip osteoarthritis is a leading cause of pain and reduced physical function in adults, affecting thousands
Medical Equipment

Breakthrough in Kidney Dialysis Research: New Project Aims to Revolutionize Treatment

In a monumental endeavor, Professor Dimitrios Stamatialis, alongside a consortium of esteemed institutions including Utrecht University, Maastricht University, and UMC Utrecht, is spearheading a pioneering project to redefine kidney dialysis treatment. Their mission: to optimize and validate an upscaled bio-artificial kidney, offering a beacon of hope to the thousands of patients in the Netherlands and beyond who rely on dialysis for survival. The current landscape of dialysis treatment is marred by significant shortcomings. Despite its life-saving nature, traditional dialysis methods are burdened by high mortality rates and a marked reduction in patients' quality of life. Professor Stamatialis underscores these challenges, citing the urgent need for innovation in kidney care. At the heart

Wearable Digital Health Technology: A New Frontier in Epilepsy Care

Epilepsy stands as a formidable global health concern, affecting nearly 50 million individuals worldwide. Despite advancements in medical treatments, a significant portion of those affected continue to grapple with recurrent seizures. The persistent challenge of managing epilepsy calls for innovative solutions, and at

Portable Oxygen Concentrators: 4 Options Catering to Every Need

Oxygen concentrators serve as indispensable devices for individuals requiring supplemental oxygen therapy. Among the available options, four models stand out for their distinctive features and functionalities: the Inogen One G4, CAIRE Freestyle Comfort Portable Concentrator, Philips Respironics SimplyGo, and Philips
Product Focus

Biogenic Hydroxyapatite-Embedded Titanium Implants for Enhanced Osseointegration and Immunomodulation

In a recent study published in the Materials and Design journal, Korean researchers have introduced a novel approach to enhance the performance of titanium-based metal implants, commonly utilized in dental and orthopedic treatments. Recognizing the persistent challenges associated with these implants, such as delayed osseointegration and immune response, the team sought to address these issues through innovative means. Integrated Approach for Enhanced Osseointegration and Immunomodulation: Biogenic Hydroxyapatite-Embedded Titanium Implants Top of Form To address the challenges associated with bone regeneration and implant integration, recent advancements have explored the plasma coating of hydroxyapatite (HA) onto titanium (Ti) implants. While HA-coated implants have shown promise in
Pharmaceuticals

ISPE Survey Highlights Regulatory Challenges Hindering Pharmaceutical Innovation

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) has released a comprehensive report shedding light on the impediments faced by the pharmaceutical industry in its pursuit of innovation. Titled “Enabling Global Pharmaceutical Innovation: Delivering for Patients,” the report encapsulates insights gleaned from a survey conducted among 391 pharmaceutical professionals worldwide. These professionals represent a diverse spectrum of stakeholders, including large to small manufacturers, contract and development organizations, suppliers, facilities, software service providers, and more. Economic factors and regulatory concerns emerged as the principal barriers thwarting pharmaceutical innovation, according to the ISPE survey. Among the respondents, a predominant consensus pointed
Campaigns & Recent Studies

New Studies Highlight the Need for Improved Record-Keeping to Curb Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

A lack of detailed record-keeping in clinics and emergency departments may be hindering efforts to reduce the inappropriate use of antibiotics, according to two recent studies led by physicians from the University of Michigan and their colleagues. One study found that approximately 10% of children and 35% of adults who received an antibiotic prescription during an office visit had no specific reason for the antibiotic documented in their medical records. The rate of this type of prescribing is particularly high among adults treated in emergency departments and those seen in clinics with Medicaid coverage or no insurance. However, this issue also affects children. The absence of information on the reasons behind these inappropriate prescriptions makes it challenging for clinics, hospitals,

Green Spaces Linked to Healthier Microbiota in Humans, Study Finds

In a recent review article published in the esteemed journal Environmental International, researchers shed light on the intricate relationship between greenspace exposure and human microbiota across different anatomical sites. This comprehensive analysis delves into the potential health benefits associated with
Diet & Nutrition

Food SENSE offers new ways of assessing and tackling malnutrition in Uganda.

CGIAR’s Sustainable Animal Productivity and Livelihoods, Nutrition and Gender inclusion Initiative (SAPLING) has developed a tool for assessing, identifying and responding to food and nutrition security problems in developing countries. The Food Security, Environments and Nutrition: Structured Evidence (FoodSENSE), is

What Are The Signs That Iron Pills Are Working?

The signs that iron pills are working vary from person to person. Some people may notice an improvement in energy and other anemia symptoms. People without noticeable anemia symptoms may see little change. People often begin responding to iron pills within 2 weeks. A doctor can monitor if supplementation is working by
Country Reports

Egypt to Boost Health and Education Spending in Next Fiscal Year

In a bid to enhance public services and realize the objectives set forth in Egypt’s Vision 2030, the country's Finance Minister, Mohamed Maait, announced plans to significantly increase allocations for the health and education sectors in the upcoming general budget. According to Maait, Egypt is poised to allocate 495.6 billion pounds ($10.4 billion) to the health sector in the next fiscal year, marking a substantial 24.9 percent annual growth compared to the current fiscal period. This move underscores the nation’s commitment to improving medical services for its citizens, aligning with the overarching goals outlined in Egypt’s long-term development strategy, Vision 2030. Additionally, allocations for the education sector are set to receive a considerable boost, reaching 858.3 billion
Events

Arab Health anticipates 3,000 companies from 70 countries for its next edition in January

The 2023 edition of Arab Health will return to the Dubai World Trade Centre from 30th January – 2nd February under the show's theme, 'Innovation and Sustainability in Healthcare', the organizers said. Exhibitor companies are also anticipated to rise, increasing from 2,828 to over 3,000 from 70 countries, according to Informa Markets. Arab Health has underscored its position as the epicenter of healthcare trade and reaffirmed its support for global businesses and governments by securing AED2.8 billion worth of healthcare industry-related contracts, according to a GRS Explore Exhibitor Survey during the 2022 edition, which was held in Dubai in January. The exhibition plays an integral role in supporting UAE Government initiatives such as ‘Make it in the Emirates’, a platform for developing

COMING EVENTS

India

InnoHEALTH 2023


December
15
India

Medical Expo Lucknow 2023


December
22
South Africa

International Conference on Medical & Health Science 2023


December
25
United States of America

Practical AI for Drug Discovery & Preclinical Development Summit 2024


January
30
United States of America

Mayo Clinic Wound Symposium 2024


February
28
United Kingdom

Biomarkers UK 2024


February
29
United Arab Emirates

28th Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress


April
02

OTHER CPH INDUSTRY WEBSITES