Envision a world where our deadly diseases are treated using electrical therapies, rather than pills or chemo. The reality is very near to us, as recently scientists have discovered that people dealing with deadly diseases will be treated well by using electronic systems. Generally, human’s nervous system sends signals to tissues or organs to ease […]
Novartis International AG/ Sandoz reports US launch of Glatopa(TM), the first generic contender to Copaxone(R) 20mg. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions. The issuer is only in charge of the content of this declaration. Glatopa is the first FDA-approved, substitutable generic version of Copaxone(R) 20mg – a treatment for relapsing forms of multiple […]
Google is working on an application that will scan food images and count calories that are present in the food. It is developed using artificial intelligence technology, and was introduced this week at a tech conference in Boston. According to Popular Science, the app uses algorithms to scan food images that are uploaded to Instagram, […]
Today, a Newton-based, lifeIMAGE company raised a fresh financing round to expand and increase the breadth of medical imaging network capabilities. lifeIMAGE is the largest and the most used network in the U.S. for exchanging medical images. The company is backed by Cambia Health Solutions that led about $17.5 million in raising financial funds. CEO […]
CareFirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield, announced on Wednesday, that the health insurer suffered a cyber-attack in June. It revealed that data breach could impact up to 1.1 million CareFirst’s existing and former customers’ information. The health insurer’s headquarter is situated in Maryland, servicing areas – Washington D.C and Virginia. The health insurer disclosed about the […]
Health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase Catamaran Corp in a deal worth about $12.8 billion to promote its pharmacy benefit management, as it competes with bigger rivals such as Express Scripts Holdings Co. As part of the deal, Catamaran, the fourth largest pharmacy benefit manager in the […]
Swiss drug-maker Roche Holding AG on Thursday revealed a 2 percent rise in its third-quarter sales, pumped by strong demand for its cancer drugs and up-and-coming new products. The world’s biggest producer of cancer drugs, Roche additionally announced U.S. regulatory approval for its ‘idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis drug Esbriet, which elevated from its InterMune acquisition in […]
China has fined British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline $491.5 million after a Chinese court found its subsidiary in the country guilty of bribing non-government staff. Chinese state media said it was the biggest corporate fine the nation has ever issued. GSK in a statement said that it has fully cooperated with the Chinese authorities and taken […]
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp in one of its biggest deals on Monday, agreed to acquire healthcare IT company TriZetto Corp for $2.7 billion in yet another effort to reinforce its abating healthcare business. The deal is still awaiting regulatory approval and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter. Cognizant, an outsourcing firms in […]
With its mission to promote health care, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain CVS will halt tobacco sales in all of its stores starting Wednesday. Health experts are hoping the move will be followed by other major drugstore chains. To revitalize its image as a health care company, CVS Caremark announced a corporate name change to […]
Skilled HealthCare Group Inc announced on Monday, that it has signed a definitive agreement to combine with privately held Genesis HealthCare Corp. in an all-stock deal to create the second largest contract therapy provider, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Under the terms of the agreement, Skilled HealthCare shareholders will own […]
Cincinnati-based grocery giant Kroger Co. wants to beef up its online operations. The company announced on Wednesday that it would buy Vitacost.com Inc, online retailer of vitamins and other health-oriented products for about $280 million. Though the $280 million deal is trivial in financial terms for a company with $100 billion in annual sales, Kroger […]
China’s record-breaking air pollution has potentially wreaked havoc on the country’s economy. Scientists here have cautioned that the country’s toxic air pollution is now so worse that it resembles a nuclear winter, delaying photosynthesis in plants which has exacted a significant toll in food supply. China’s landlocked capital of 20m people is enduring toxic air pollution over […]
The Federal Government has issued regulations to banks for conducting transactions with legal marijuana businesses which are licensed and regulated as the number of states legalizing the drug grows. Colorado and Washington – became the first two states in 2012 to have approved recreational utilization of marijuana. A group in Alaska is hoping to make […]
Expectations concerning energy and science continue to build up as new discoveries and enterprises are unveiled during the first weeks of 2014. This year promises interesting energy and health solutions, which go from upgrades in wind powered renewable electricity to further understanding of what black matter is.
Diabetes affects one in 19 persons around the world, according to Google’s research. Just imagine if all these people could forget about pricking their fingers several times a day to carry out blood sugar tests and instead they could just simply wear smart contact lenses.
Tripling tobacco taxes globally would decrease smoking rates by a third and avoid 200 million premature deaths from lung cancer and other sicknesses such as heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, according to researchers.
Every now and then scientists come out with different research results or studies explaining us what is healthy for us, what is not, what we should or shouldn’t do. It is not so rare that it happens that one year something is a health booster and in few years it becomes almost like a poison.
How often do you reach for herbal supplements during day, week, month, year..? While considering it as doing a favor to your health or immune system, turning it into a substitute for the healthy diet you still haven’t started with. Or when was the last time you didn’t feel comfortable with taking a generic drug, or just had no idea what it really meant? And when was the last time you felt like you have committed a crime after eating frozen pizza? Or is it just FDA having double standards when it comes to some things? Let’s start from the beginning.