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Healthcare Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

High blood pressure: Medtronic to move forward with a new renal denervation pivotal trial

Published Simultaneously in The Lancet, the Late-Breaking SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED Study at ESC Successfully Isolates RDN Treatment Effect to Show Compelling Efficacy and Safety of Hypertension Procedure DUBLIN and BARCELONA, 04-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced its intent … Read the full press release

EMBO: new TREM2 research suggests a new therapeutic target in Alzheimer’s disease treatment

Uncovering the molecular mechanism behind a rare genetic risk factor of Alzheimer’s disease points to a new therapeutic target HEIDELBERG, 04-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A gene called triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 2, or TREM2, has been associated with numerous … Read the full press release

Shire MYDAYIS now available by prescription in the United States

Mydayis, which is now available in the U.S., demonstrated improvements lasting up to 16 hours post-dose, beginning at 2 or 4 hours post-dose, compared to placebo, in total score on a skill-adjusted math test that measures attention in ADHD Lexington, … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom to introduce world’s first Virtual Reality (VR) game that helps scientists fight dementia

First consumer VR game where players can help to advance dementia research through gameplay Building on the success of the mobile game Sea Hero Quest, which collected the data of almost 3 million players worldwide VR game allows for more … Read the full press release

Novartis: ACZ885 led to 15% reduction in the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) compared to placebo

Study showed a significant 15% reduction of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in people with a prior heart attack and inflammatory atherosclerosis who were treated with 150mg of ACZ885, in addition to standard of care including lipid-lowering therapy Effect driven … Read the full press release

Novartis: ACZ885 reduced the rate of lung cancer incidence and mortality among study participants

Review of blinded, pre-planned oncology safety analyses revealed a 77% reduction in lung cancer mortality and 67% reduction in lung cancer cases in patients treated with 300mg of ACZ885 CANTOS is the first Phase III clinical trial to support a … Read the full press release

Philips: Egbert van Acht to succeed Pieter Nota as Chief Business Leader, Personal Health businesses

AMSTERDAM, 28-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) today announced that Egbert van Acht, who currently leads Philips’ Health & Wellness business group, will succeed Pieter Nota as Chief Business Leader of Philips’ Personal Health businesses, effective October 1, … Read the full press release

Invacare introduce their first touch screen remote

BASEL, Switzerland, 23-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global brand leader Invacare brings next generation technology to powerchairs, following extensive trials and consumer-led insights. Touch screen technology is used daily on devices such as smartphones and tablets and thanks to Invacare, this … Read the full press release

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UK: Competition and Markets Authority found competition concerns in the merger between Cygnet and Cambian Adult Services

The CMA has provisionally found competition concerns in the merger between Cygnet and the Cambian Adult Services division of the Cambian Group. LONDON, 23-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Universal Health Services, Inc. – through its subsidiary Cygnet Health Care Limited (Cygnet) – acquired … Read the full press release

SGS: European Commission to restrict the application of zinc oxide as a colorant starting from August 24, 2017

The European Commission has published Regulation (EU) 2017/1413 to restrict the application of zinc oxide (CAS No. 1314-13-2) as a colorant. GENEVA, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Zinc oxide is a permitted colorant, in Entry 144 of Annex IV to Regulation (EC) … Read the full press release

Invacare International take powerchairs to a new level

CARDIFF, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global brand leader Invacare is once again raising the bar in the powerchair market, following on from the successful launch of the LiNX control system last year. Invacare has taken the smart technology a step … Read the full press release

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Medtronic: global randomized clinical trial to evaluate one-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients with the Resolute Onyx(TM) DES during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)

First-of-its-Kind Randomized Clinical Trial Will Evaluate One-Month DAPT in Patients Following PCI Procedures with the Newer-Generation Durable Polymer Resolute Onyx DES DUBLIN, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced a global randomized clinical trial that will evaluate one-month … Read the full press release

Shire submits MAA for lifitegrast: If approved it will address the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adults in Europe

Lifitegrast, if approved, would be the first and only new class treatment to address the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adults in Europe ZUG, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) announces that the Marketing Authorization … Read the full press release

Destatis: settlement with statutory health insurance institutions accounted for 70.4% of the receipts of medical practices in 2015

WIESBADEN, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2015, settlement with statutory health insurance institutions accounted for the largest part of the receipts of medical practices (70.4%). The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that 26.3% of the receipts came from settlement with … Read the full press release

Destatis: 19,5 Millionen Patienten im Jahr 2016 stationär im Krankenhaus behandelt

WIESBADEN, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Im Jahr 2016 wurden 19,5 Millionen Patientinnen und Patienten stationär im Krankenhaus behandelt. Das waren 277 400 Behandlungsfälle oder 1,4 % mehr als im Jahr zuvor. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) nach vorläufigen Ergebnissen weiter mitteilt, dauerte der … Read the full press release

University of Southampton: new experimental drug in certain patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

SOUTHAMPTON, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Patients with a common type of fast-growing cancer are being given fresh hope in a new clinical trial. Scientists at the University of Southampton are, for the first time, to trial a new experimental drug, in … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki: neuroprotective protein CDNF entered clinical trials on Parkinson’s disease patients

HELSINKI, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the help of the two-year Therapeutic Idea Award from the US Department of Defense professor Saarma and Dr. Voutilainen aim to generate more preclinical data i.e. data from tests preceding the patient trials, to support … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham: Some patients may have genetic risk of developing serious side effect to high blood pressure medication

NOTTINGHAM, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Some patients may have a genetic risk of developing a serious side effect to a type of medication commonly used to treat high blood pressure, research by clinicians and scientists at the University of Nottingham … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham WayWard project: significant improvements can be made to provide safer staffing levels and better patient care

NOTTINGHAM, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The results of a research project run by the University of Nottingham which used the latest technology to track out-of-hours doctors have revealed significant improvements can be made to provide safer staffing levels and better patient care. … Read the full press release

Acerta Pharma: US FDA accepted and granted Priority Review for the New Drug Application (NDA) for acalabrutinib inhibitor

CAMBRIDGE, 07-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AstraZeneca and its haematology research and development centre of excellence, Acerta Pharma, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted and granted Priority Review for the New Drug Application (NDA) for acalabrutinib, … Read the full press release

European Society of Cardiology, Prof Scott Montgomery: Severe infections in adulthood are associated with a contemporaneously raised risk of cardiovascular disease

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, 07-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pneumonia or sepsis in adults that results in hospital admission is associated with a six-fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease in the first year, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive … Read the full press release

Start-up incubated at the ESA BIC Harwell set to overhaul breast screening in the UK

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From space cots to bed bugs, to bicycle bell satnavs and sustainable farm food – whatever the sector, the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre in Harwell (ESA BIC Harwell) has supported them all. It is … Read the full press release

Medtronic: treating paroxysmal atrial fibrillation with cryoballoon catheter ablation results in cost savings as compared to radiofrequency ablation

Data from Landmark Trial Published in the Journal of the American Heart Association DUBLIN, 03-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new health economic analysis from the landmark FIRE AND ICE Trial, sponsored by Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT), was published today in the Journal of … Read the full press release

European launch of Medtronic CoreValve(TM)Evolut(TM) PRO valve for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis

DUBLIN, 03-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced CE (Conformité Européenne) mark and European launch of the CoreValve(TM)Evolut(TM) PRO valve for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis for symptomatic patients who are at intermediate, high or extreme risk … Read the full press release

Sweden submitted its official offer to host the The European Medicines Agency (EMA)

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is currently looking for a new location in connection with the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Sweden has now submitted its official offer to host the EMA. STOCKHOLM, 03-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The offer guarantees … Read the full press release

Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellowship Programme established at the University of Cambridge

Much of the world-changing research at the University of Cambridge is underpinned by postdocs – qualified researchers with fixed term contracts. CAMBRIDGE, 28-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With more postdoctoral researchers than most other institutions, Cambridge sees postdocs as key to its … Read the full press release

Boehringer Ingelheim: Global survey reveals the emotional and practical challenges facing people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

61% of IPF patients are worried or extremely worried about experiencing an acute IPF exacerbation1  Survey underlines the importance of appropriate support and coping mechanisms for patients living with IPF1 Healthcare teams emphasise the need of a strong support network … Read the full press release

Sandoz today expands pilot project with leading charity World Child Cancer

Expanded partnership to help “even the odds” of survival for children with cancer in the Philippines, Myanmar, Mexico and Ghana In developed countries, the survival rate for childhood cancer is 80%, while in developing countries it can be as low … Read the full press release

Coldplay donated to the University of Southampton’s campaign for the Centre for Cancer Immunology

SOUTHAMPTON, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — International rock sensations Coldplay have donated to the University of Southampton’s campaign for the Centre for Cancer Immunology. The band chose the campaign through the close links drummer Will Champion has with both Southampton and the … Read the full press release

LMU neurobiologists with a new theory for the origin of the grid cells

MUNICH, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LMU neurobiologists present a new theory for the origin of the grid cells required for spatial orientation in the mammalian brain, which assigns a vital role to the timing of trains of signals they receive from … Read the full press release