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European response to address the health and socio-economic impact of COVID-19

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 28 marzo 2020

In a joint statement the Spinelli Group and the Union of European Federalists (UEF) urge the European Council to take exceptional action in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Spinelli Group and the European Federalists call on EU Institutions and national governments to take the leap towards the creation of EU Recovery Bonds backed by the EU budget and Europe-wide taxes to finance a strong answer able to address the pandemic and its financial impact on the EU’s economy proactively. It urges for the creation of a European Health Union, that would give the necessary powers to the EU to ensure coordination of emergency measures to address health crises in the future.
ANDREW DUFF, President of the Spinelli Group, said: “Yesterday’s lacklustre Eurogroup passed the buck to the heads of government. The European Council tomorrow must shoulder its constitutional responsibility to secure the cohesion of the EU as a whole, and in particular take decisive action to consolidate the euro. Dealing with the pandemic triggers an enormous increase in public expenditure which will exacerbate the structural imbalance between richer and poorer member states. The EU has for years evaded the issuance of a mutualised safe asset in the form of eurobonds. So the eurozone has survived courtesy of the monetary policy of the European Central Bank but without the support of a common fiscal policy. The coronavirus crisis is time to rectify this flaw in economic and monetary union. The plague risks the lives of all EU citizens equally, and the social and economic impact will be much worse than the asymmetric shock of the financial crash in 2008. The European Council must give practical expression to the theoretical injunction for solidarity between its states and citizens. This is the time for European leaders to push forward the politics of the Union in the federal direction.” Duff added: “Bleating about ‘moral hazard’ was yesterday’s response to the last crisis. Today Europe expects a decisive demonstration of generosity and mutual concern from its leaders, without which the values and principles of our Union are fraudulent.” “We can’t yet measure the impact of COVID-19 on the European economy, but it will certainly be very important,” says SANDRO GOZI, Member of the European Parliament and President of the UEF. “We need to prepare now for the worst-case scenario and put in place without delay a strong and bold response to revive the economies of EU countries. Nothing will be the same after containment. We will be entering a new world, we will have to build a new Europe” concludes Mr. Gozi. The full text of the statement with the proposals of the Spinelli Group and the European Federalists on a European response to the COVID19 crisis can be found through the following link.

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Delivering masks across borders: EU Single Market protecting citizens’ health

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 marzo 2020

The continuous supply of essential goods and vital medical and protective equipment within the Single Market is key to addressing the COVID-19 crisis.The chairs of Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, Petra De Sutter (Greens/EFA, BE), and Transport Committee, Karima Delli (Greens/EFA, FR), welcomed today’s rapid decision of EU Transport ministers to support green lane supply routes (giving priority to transport of essential goods such as food as well as vital medical and protective equipment), as suggested by MEPs and the Commission. The aim of the new and urgent COVID-19 measures is to protect health and keep goods and essential services available within the EU’s internal market.“Completely closing down borders might seem like the safest way to protect our citizens, but we all depend on imports from other member states to keep our supplies uninterrupted. Guaranteeing the unobstructed transport of essential goods such as food and guaranteeing an uninterrupted supply of vital medical and protective equipment, ensures that this crisis will not turn into a catastrophe. We rely and we depend on each other when it comes to our public health”, said the Chair of the Internal Market Committee.“Installing so-called ‘green lanes’ – especially for medical and protective equipment – is of utmost importance in the coming days and weeks”, stressed Ms de Sutter, referring to member states’ commitment on the supply of medical equipment.
Transport Committee Chair Karima Delli said that smooth border crossing and coordination between member states will be essential to overcome this crisis. “We have to find ways to keep our transport systems going and to reduce queues to save time and money. We stand ready to act together and quickly and we stand behind the drivers and the whole transport sector that is working tirelessly to keep the goods flowing during this crisis”, said the Chair.“There is an urgent need to implement measures to end ghost flights. Airlines must be provided with guarantees on future slots. This is the only way to prevent empty flights in the EU,” she concluded.

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United Health Products Issues Progress Report

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 24 dicembre 2019

United Health Products (UHP) (OTCPK: UEEC) today announced that 2019 was a pivotal year for the company in which it:
Successfully completed human clinical trial of HemoStyp®, an Oxidized Regenerated Cellulose that is patented through Oct 2029 (US Patent 8,557,874 Oct 15, 2013), for the healthcare and wound care sectors on 236 WIRB (Western Institutional Review Board) approved and consented patients. Surgeries consisted of Level 1 and Level 2 bleeds on the Lewis bleeding scale for abdominal, cardiovascular, thoracic and vascular surgeries. An independent statistical review confirmed the non-inferiority and superiority of HemoStyp over Surgicel, the market leader for hemostatic agents.
Submitted a Premarket Application (PMA) for Class III approval to the FDA for HemoStyp in early October, with the final module submission in early November. The PMA program confirms the safety and efficacy of a product. If approved, UHP expects that HemoStyp will be authorized for use in surgical procedures in abdominal, cardiovascular, thoracic and vascular surgeries per UHP’s PMA filed Instructions For Use. HemoStyp’s PMA application falls under SUBCHAPTER H–MEDICAL DEVICES PART 878 — GENERAL AND PLASTIC SURGERY DEVICES. Subpart E–Surgical Devices Sec. 878.4490 Absorbable hemostatic agent and dressing. An absorbable hemostatic agent or dressing is a device intended to produce hemostasis by accelerating the clotting process of blood. It is absorbable; is intended for internal surgical use; and, is classified as a Class III device.
Conducted a preclinical animal study to assess the effect of HemoStyp on the bone. The company conducted the animal study to evaluate the suitability of HemoStyp in contact with bone in the chronic swine model, and to validate HemoStyp for this application. This study and indication is independent of the current PMA application and will potentially allow UHP access to a new and significant market opportunity. The study results determined that there was no adverse pH effect on the bone and surrounding tissue. UHP believes that these preliminary results demonstrate the safe application of HemoStyp in orthopedic procedures. These results need to be confirmed by human clinical trial in order to confirm safety and efficacy prior to obtaining FDA approval.
Commenced the process of relocating the majority of its manufacturing to a United States facility. Once fully operational, the facility will be capable of manufacturing up to 20 million square inches of HemoStyp gauze monthly. Additional formulations of the HemoStyp product designed for the specialized human surgical market will also be produced at this facility. UHP is onshoring its production operations to improve its order response time, reduce freight costs and improve scalability.
Filed a patent application in August 2019 covering methods of forming and using a hemostatic material, and more specifically, methods of forming and using a hemostatic hydrocolloid that is formed into a gel, foam or spray used to control bleeding and oozing from a variety of wounds. Upon approval of the new patent, this will allow for the HemoStyp hydrocolloid to act as a conduit to transfer other properties associated with the treatment of wounds within the hydrocolloid.
Completed a safety and efficacy animal study for its HemoStyp hydrocolloid product, for which it filed a patent application. If the patent is granted and FDA approval is obtained, HemoStyp could then be bundled as a suite of multiple products for surgical and wound care applications. The study, A Safety and Efficacy HemoStyp Hydrocolloid Test, was done by creating bilateral femoral arteriovenous fistulas in swine. HemoStyp thrombin hydrocolloid was applied to the anastomosis suture line on one side for the cessation of bleeding, while the market leading competitive product was applied to the anastomosis suture line on the opposite side for the cessation of bleeding.

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‘Together’ Goes Nationwide With Support for Students to Boost Positive Mental Health

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 23 dicembre 2019

Student.com announces that Together by Student.com will help connect communities across the nation at is launches nationwide in 2020 – being available in Liverpool, Swansea, Birmingham and Edinburgh during early 2020, following a successful launch in Sheffield. Together – created as a direct response to 70% of students feeling lonely whilst at university – provides an opportunity for students and care home residents in local communities to create long-lasting friendships, encouraging healthy wellbeing, by building a network outside of their accommodation.Together hosted a tea party in Sheffield for the care home residents and students taking part in the initiative. The students and care home residents shared favourite family & friendship memories, as well as the latest news and even sharing dating advice. The initiative helps to remedy research statistics showing that both students and the older generation in local communities are at risk of the negative impact of loneliness on mental health & wellbeing. For students, adjusting to the student lifestyle and often living away from home for the first time can be a challenge to maintain healthy day-to-day routines due to academic, social and financial pressures. For the older members of the local community, according to Age UK, more than 1.7 million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member.

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Passport Health Continues Expansion

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 17 dicembre 2019

Passport Health, the world’s largest provider of travel medicine, announces its international expansion to London, England. This marks the beginning of an international expansion plan put in place by CEO David Tedesco.Passport Health dominates the travel medicine market, with over 300 clinics network-wide, which includes 30+ clinics in Mexico and Canada. The London office will be the first outside of North America, providing travel health, corporate wellness and other services to London’s avid international travel community. Started in a single office over 25 years ago in Baltimore, MD by Fran Lessans, Passport Health became a franchise organization spanning the United States. From there, the organization expanded into Canada and Mexico. After receiving numerous online inquiries from London, Tedesco began to take a look at expanding into the European market.
Ranked 6th in the world for travel readiness by the World Economic Forum, London provided a large travel market and no language barrier, making it a prime expansion location for Passport Health. The company will offer the same high-touch service in its new London clinic that has been foundational to its North American success, including destination-specific consultations as well as travel vaccinations and medicine to ensure those traveling outside the UK have a safe and healthy trip. Passport Health plans to continue its expansion, both domestically and internationally, to ensure international travelers have the education, vaccinations and medications they need to travel well. Passport Health is an Outlier company.

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Genetron Health Announces Strategic Collaboration with CStone

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 17 dicembre 2019

Recently, Genetron Health has announced strategic collaboration with CStone Pharmaceuticals (“CStone”), providing companion diagnostic development services and clinical sample testing services for the oncological targeting pharmaceutical R&D of CStone, in order to boost efficiency of new medicine development and its approval processes.Based on diverse testing platforms, independently researched and developed bioinformatics analysis platforms, vast databases as well as consistent and efficient innovative abilities supported by the multi-disciplinary research team, Genetron Health has registered multiple patents, including ‘One-Step Seq Method,’ and obtained NMPA approvals of various IVD devices and assays, which has led to accumulation of extensive R&D experience and registration applications with NMPA. Moreover, benefiting from its world-leading quality management system and rich clinical partnership resources, Genetron Health has established a full-cycle pharmaceutical R&D service system, which is capable of providing standardized full-chain services for its partners, consisting of multinational pharmaceutical companies, innovative pharmaceutical companies and biomedical CROs in the fields including early stage biomarker development, RWS, molecular testing for clinical trials, patient recruitment and filtering, and companion diagnostic development and commercialization.

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AHF to UN Chief: Do More to Protect Ebola Health Workers in the DRC!

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 16 dicembre 2019

Three months after a visit by UN Secretary-General António Guterres and other officials to the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), health workers continue to be attacked and killed despite promises by the UN chief to bolster security for response personnel. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) urges Mr. Guterres to utilize the more than 15,000 peacekeeping troops at his disposal under the existing MONUSCO (UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC) mandate to protect the health workers who are risking their lives every day to stamp out Ebola in the world’s second worst outbreak in history.
Dr. Marie-Roseline Bélizaire, field coordinator for the World Health Organization (WHO) in the DRC, described harrowing accounts of her and her team coming under attack by armed rebels on November 28. Four Ebola responders were killed that night. Unfortunately, the UN peacekeepers did not react quickly enough, taking five to six hours to reach WHO staff—far too long when it is clear that response personnel in outbreak areas are under a constant threat of attack. Just last night, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) announced the evacuation of staff following a third attack on an Ebola health center.
WHO has reported 390 attacks on health facilities involved in the response in 2019 alone, with 11 health workers killed and 80 injured. Since the current outbreak began on August 1 of last year, more than 3,300 people have been infected with Ebola and more than 2,200 have lost their lives.

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Quorum Health Corporation Receives NYSE Continued Listing Standard Notice

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 dicembre 2019

Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) (the “Company”) today announced that it was notified (the “December Notice”) on December 3, 2019 by the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) that it was not in compliance with the NYSE’s continued listing standards as a result of the average closing price of the Company’s common stock being less than $1.00 per share over a consecutive 30 trading-day period. As set forth in the December Notice, as of December 3, 2019, the 30 trading-day average closing share price of the Company’s common stock was $0.90. In accordance with the NYSE rules, the Company has a period of six months following the receipt of the December Notice to regain compliance with the minimum share price requirement. The Company plans to notify the NYSE within 10 business days of its intent to cure the deficiency. The Company can regain compliance with the minimum share price requirement at any time during the six month cure period if, on the last trading day of any calendar month during the cure period or on the last day of the cure period, the Company has a closing share price of at least $1.00 and (ii) an average closing share price of at least $1.00 over the 30 trading-day period ending on such date.As previously announced on May 3, 2019, the Company received notice on April 30, 2019 that it was not in compliance with the continued listing standard set forth in Section 802.01B of the NYSE’s Listed Company Manual because the Company’s average market capitalization was less than $50 million over a consecutive 30 trading-day period and the most recently reported stockholders’ equity of the Company was also less than $50 million. In connection with the April notice, the Company developed a plan, which it is currently implementing and which was accepted by the NYSE on June 10, 2019, to return to conformity with the relevant standards required in Section 802.01B within the 18-month period allowed by the NYSE.The Company’s common stock will continue to trade under the symbol “QHC”, but will continue to have the designation of “.BC” to indicate the status of the common stock as being “below compliance”. The December Notice does not affect the Company’s business operations or its Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements, nor does it conflict with or cause an event of default under any of the Company’s debt agreements.

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United Health Products Completes Safety and Efficacy Animal Study for HemoStyp® Hydrocolloid Product

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 dicembre 2019

United Health Products (UHP) (OTC: UEEC) today announced that it had completed a safety and efficacy animal study for its HemoStyp hydrocolloid product, for which it filed a patent application in August 2019. The hemostatic hydrocolloid product is formed into a gel, foam or spray in order to control bleeding and oozing from a variety of wounds. If the patent is granted and FDA approval is obtained, HemoStyp could then be bundled as a suite of multiple products for surgical and wound care applications. UHP is also working on two other complementary HemoStyp-based products that could potentially be added to its surgical product suite.The study, A Safety and Efficacy HemoStyp Hydrocolloid Test, was done by creating bilateral femoral arteriovenous fistulas in swine. HemoStyp thrombin hydrocolloid was applied to the anastomosis suture line on one side for the cessation of bleeding, while the market leading competitive product was applied to the anastomosis suture line on the opposite side for the cessation of bleeding.
After the completed hemostatic test, an autopsy with pathologic evaluation was performed three weeks following the procedures and showed no difference in scarring and inflammation between the two hemostatic agents. Pathology was completed by Thomas J. Baldwin, DVM, PhD, DACVP Director, Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, an affiliate of Utah State University, on November 22, 2019.The study indicated that the safety properties are equivalent to a previously approved Class III competitive product. These findings will be used to create an application for an additional format to the HemoStyp family of products and an additional Class III.

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America’s Health Rankings 2019 Annual Report

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 9 dicembre 2019

For 30 years, America’s Health Rankings has played a leading role in raising awareness of important trends in public health. Today, the United Health Foundation released the 2019 America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report, which highlights health trends from the past three decades as well as from the past year. The report showcases meaningful progress in reducing smoking and infant mortality. It also identifies challenges including increasing rates of diabetes, suicide and drug deaths.To mark the 30th edition of the Annual Report, the United Health Foundation is hosting “Shaping the Future of Public Health: Learning from 30 Years of Data,” a public event to convene experts and discuss public health progress and challenges of the last 30 years.Starting in 1990, America’s Health Rankings has helped frame the debate on public health issues by identifying key health challenges at both the national and state levels.

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CSI Launches Initiative to Promote Better Financial Health for Seniors

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 2 dicembre 2019

The Canadian Securities Institute (CSI), a Moody’s Analytics company, is pleased to announce the launch of its Financial Health for Seniors project. Through this initiative, CSI will equip financial advisors with free resources for advising seniors and their families.
Over the next 20 years, Canada’s population of seniors aged 65 and older is expected to grow by 68%. By 2030, this demographic could represent 23% of Canada’s total population. To understand the issues financial advisors in Canada face when advising seniors, CSI sought feedback from a representative sample of its 9,000 designation holders. Many of the respondents indicated that they find it difficult to recognize and properly handle the unique challenges facing their senior clients.

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Health Products by Using the Medicinal Value of Red Sandalwood

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 novembre 2019

Pengmen International Trading Company is active in Indian red sandalwood market, focusing on the international trade of red sandalwood, the cultivation of origin and the application and development of ancient Indian medicine. The company has offices in New Delhi and Hyderabad and is qualified to trade in red sandalwood legally. The development of red sandalwood medicinal and health care products under the brand “Qian Li Mu” is a series of products developed by ayurvedic medicine of India, Chinese medicine, Nepalese medicine and international modern medicine with the vitality of red sandalwood.
In recent years, the medical community has turned its attention to red sandalwood. It was used as medicine or spice by emperors more than 2,000 years ago to treat sleep disorders, diabetes, tumors and skin diseases. With the development of modern science and technology, the active ingredient in this kind of tree was extracted. But red sandalwood is an internationally endangered species. The logs, chips, powders and extracts are tightly regulated. Experimental data shows that it can reverse the age of mammals by 40.
The development of red sandalwood medicinal and health care products under the brand “Qian Li Mu” of Pengmen International is a series of products developed by ayurvedic medicine of India, Chinese medicine, Nepalese medicine and international modern medicine with the vitality of red sandalwood. The red sandalwood cream can make people become young only through daily cleaning. Red sandalwood is also made into lipsticks, skin care products to remove wrinkles and spots on the skin. Red sandalwood toothpaste can solve dental problems through daily brushing teeth. Integrate red sandalwood into life to achieve health and longevity, which is very consistent with the current international health trend.A product called Supreme Pterostilbene (with the brand of Magicube), which is made from natural red sandalwood and has been approved by the FDA to help with memory loss and extend cell life cycle, was recently released in the United States. Recently, the company made a proposal to the Indian government, hoping that the two sides could establish a factory for the deep development and cultivation of red sandalwood in its original place to ensure the sustainable development of red sandalwood and meet the health needs of people.

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Korea Launches Fish Product ‘Golden Tongue Sole’ Great for Health in Autumn

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 novembre 2019

Ariul Fish LLC, a Korean company specialized in fish, has launched fish product ‘Golden Tongue Sole’ made from Tongue Soles caught in a clean area of Gunsan.Ariul’s carefully selected Korean tongue soles are semi-dried, rapidly cooled, and vacuum packed. Due to the recent air condition with heavy fine dust, the fishes are not dried with sea breeze but hygienic drying machines managed by the HACCP system. This drying method is specifically designed to preserve tongue soles’ freshness and flavor. The tongue sole is a perfect dish to regain the lost appetite caused by recent fine dust.Tongue soles are sea fish that belongs to the family Cynoglossidae in order Pleuronectiformes. They inhabit mudflat and sand. The fishes are abundant in minerals and their flavor is soft and light without the fishy smell.”People are suffering from the rise in prices, so we built various offers to lessen their burden,” Geum-ok Park, the president of Ariul Fish LLC said. “We hope the customers enjoy our fishes and be joyful.” Ariul Fish’s semi-dried tongue soles gain attention from people when they were introduced in a famous TV show, Soomi’s Side Dishes, in which Kim Soo-mi demonstrated a super simple pan-fried tongue sole by grilling the fish on the pan lightly oiled with olive oil.

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Health Care Analytics Case Competition

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 19 novembre 2019

The name in the first paragraph, the third paragraph and the photo caption is corrected to read: Ozgur Cetinok (instead of: Ozguk Cetinok).The corrected release reads:The student team of Ozgur Cetinok, Leah Kelly, and Erica Millwater from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has won the $30,000 First Place prize in the Humana-Mays Health Care Analytics 2019 Case Competition sponsored by health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.
Over 1,300 masters level students representing over 80 major universities in the U.S. registered for the national competition to compete for $52,500 in total prizes. The third annual competition was open to all accredited educational institutions based in the United States. Full-time and part-time master’s students from accredited Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Information Systems, Master of Public Health, Master of Business Administration programs, or other similar master’s programs in business, healthcare, or analytics, were eligible to enter.Ozgur Cetinok, Leah Kelly, and Erica Millwater received the top prize following a presentation Thursday, Nov. 14 to an executive panel of judges at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School’s CityCentre Houston location. The Second Place prize of $15,000 was awarded to Saurabh Annadate and Tanya Tandon from Northwestern University, while the Third Place prize of $7,500 was presented to Hong Gao, Shuyu Wang and Jie Yang from New York University (NYU). The analytics case received by the students was designed to be multi-faceted and complex, similar to a real-world business problem. This year’s competition focused on chronic pain and the treatment of this condition through long-term opioid therapy, which has increased dramatically over the past two decades. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 1 in 4 patients receiving long-term opioid therapy in a primary care setting will struggle with opioid disorder. Using de-identified data, the students were asked to predict long-term opioid therapy post initial treatment. The goal is to identify patients at risk for continued long-term use of opioid therapies allowing for early intervention.

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Headspace Launches Healthy Happy America Campaign

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 10 novembre 2019

Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation, today announced the launch of Healthy Happy America, an initiative to improve the health and happiness of America, one city at a time. The initiative starts in Pittsburgh, Pa. on November 15th, working with the EMBRACE Pittsburgh movement and the CHILL Project to collectively bring everyday mindfulness to the people of Pittsburgh and help the city get happier, stress less and sleep soundly. Healthy Happy America will comprise of a free, two-day event full of activities and spatial experiences held in an interactive series of rooms called The Dot, which will be located in Schenley Plaza. Events will be led by Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe and Steelers’ wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.
“Our mission has always been to improve the health and happiness of the world. In a world that feels increasingly stressful for many, we want to inspire people to look after themselves and others, and ensure they have all the tools they need. Starting local and making it feel personal is a big part of that, and we’re very excited to begin this journey with the incredible community and people of Pittsburgh,” said Andy Puddicombe, former Buddhist monk and co-founder of Headspace. Headspace is focusing its social impact efforts on supporting youth initiatives, joining with local schools, the JuJu Foundation, EMBRACE, Carnegie Mellon University and the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) to pilot a mindfulness program based in social and emotional learning (SEL) principles.

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L’azienda del Tecnopolo di Castel Romano a Roma è tra i 7 finalisti della European Health Catapult

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 21 ottobre 2019

La finale si disputerà il 2 e 3 dicembre a Parigi. Takis con i suoi progetti avanzati ha presentato un vaccino terapeutico personalizzato contro il cancro alla European Health Catapult guadagnandosi il posto in finale. Un risultato raggiunto grazie alla realizzazione di un vaccino terapeutico personalizzato contro il cancro. Si tratta, quindi di una nuova sfida che punta alla medicina personalizzata, della genomica e delle terapie cellulari che molti intravedono come un percorso necessario sul quale investire. Il genoma di ciascun tumore, infatti, presenta mutazioni che differiscono da paziente a paziente e generano proteine anomale chiamate neoantigeni, assenti nelle cellule sane. Il vaccino progettato da Takis istruisce le cellule del sistema immunitario a riconoscere i neoantigeni tumorali e ad annientare solo le cellule che li esprimono. Ma poiché ogni tumore è diverso, ciascun paziente ha bisogno di una terapia su misura: il punto di partenza è il sequenziamento del genoma tumorale, che aiuta i ricercatori a costruire un vaccino ad hoc. Si tratta di un progetto innovativo, che i ricercatori di Takis stanno portando avanti con competenza ed entusiasmo. E che alla European Health Catapult, alla quale hanno partecipato 42 start up in Europa, ha già catturato l’interesse degli investitori, confermando ancora una volta l’eccellenza della ricerca italiana in campo oncologico. “Siamo orgogliosi di questo risultato– ha dichiarato Luigi Aurisicchio, CEO di Takis –. In questi anni abbiamo intrapreso molti progetti e ci siamo dedicati alla messa a punto di terapie sempre più mirate ed efficaci contro il cancro. Il merito è, anche e soprattutto, dei nostri ricercatori, che mettono la passione in quello che facciamo giorno dopo giorno per aiutare i pazienti in oncologia”. Dello stesso avviso anche Fabio Palombo, responsabile del programma di ricerca: “Grazie alla crescente conoscenza in Immuno-Oncologia, al Next Generation Sequencing e a tecnologie sempre più efficaci, è possibile oggi pensare a approcci di medicina personalizzata inconcepibili fino a pochissimi anni fa. E noi Italiani con le nostre idee e la nostra fantasia, possiamo dare un grandissimo contributo a questo campo in continua evoluzione”.Con la sua esperienza nelle terapie innovative contro il cancro, Takis è l’unica azienda italiana ad aver raggiunto questo traguardo, dimostrando di essere tra le 7 migliori imprese biotech in Europa. Merito di un’intensa attività di ricerca, che ha saputo intercettare i temi più all’avanguardia nella lotta ai tumori di questi ultimi anni. Come ad esempio l’immunoterapia, che sfrutta il sistema immunitario per combattere il cancro, dando vita a terapie potenzialmente più efficaci di quelle tradizionali, e soprattutto più mirate. La produzione scientifica di Takis, infatti, appare sempre più orientata al futuro, che è quello della medicina di precisione e su misura del paziente. Una possibilità che oggi, grazie alla conoscenza approfondita del genoma umano, si sta facendo sempre più concreta.

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Philips and Spencer Health Solutions expand partnership to Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 16 ottobre 2019

Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Morrisville, NC, U.S. – Building on their successful partnership providing medication adherence solutions to high-acuity patients in the U.S. Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Spencer Health Solutions announced today the expansion of their partnership to Europe. Technological solutions can help patients and their caregivers to improve medication plan compliance. Medication adherence reduces hospitalization, emergency department use and doctor’s visits of patients and thereby lessens this burden on healthcare systems leading to lower healthcare costs Estimates suggest that non-adherence contributes to nearly 200,000 premature deaths in Europe and costs of EUR 125 billion annually in excess healthcare services for European Governments.
Already in use by patients taking multiple medications in the United States and Canada, the Spencer® Smart Hub is launching in selected markets in Europe including Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Switzerland, beginning with the Netherlands in the fourth quarter of 2019. The Spencer medication adherence solution is part of a portfolio of Philips solutions to support and remotely manage elderly and patients in their homes and connect them with their care providers when needed.
The Spencer device offers a connected ecosystem: an in-home dispensing device providing pre-packaged unit dose medication, a connection to the pharmacy and an assist app for family and caregivers. Family and caregivers are notified and able to contact the patient, when the patient does not take medication. The platform has high rates of medication adherence and patient engagement in the U.S. A case study shows an average adherence rate for patients using Spencer greater than 95 percent, and an average patient response rate to health status questions presented with medication dispenses greater than 81 percent.

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Health Net Assisting Members in Los Angeles and Riverside Counties During State of Emergency

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 15 ottobre 2019

In response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s declared states of emergency in Los Angeles and Riverside Counties, Health Net, LLC is providing special assistance to ensure Health Net members affected by ongoing wildfires have access to essential prescription medications, critical Health Net information, and other healthcare services to help them cope with grief, loss, stress, or trauma.
At Health Net, we believe every person deserves a safety net for their health, regardless of age, income, employment status or current state of health. Founded 40 years ago, we remain dedicated to transforming the health of our community, one person at a time. Today, Health Net’s 3,000 employees and 85,000 network providers serve more than three million Californians. That’s one in 13 residents throughout every county in the State. We provide health plans for individuals, families, employers, people with Medicare and people with Medi-Cal — coverage for every stage of life. We also offer access to behavioral health services, substance abuse prevention programs, managed healthcare services for prescription drugs and employee assistance programs. We offer these health plans and services through Health Net, LLC and its subsidiaries: Health Net of California, Inc., Health Net Life Insurance Company and Health Net Community Solutions, Inc. These entities are wholly owned subsidiaries of Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC). For more information, visit HealthNet.com.

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Highlights Discoveries in Genetic Research and Progress to Improve Health

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 7 ottobre 2019

Thousands of genomics and genetics researchers, professors, doctors, genetic counselors, nurses, and others from around the world will gather in Houston, Texas, October 15-19, for ASHG 2019, to share their latest research about the benefits of human genetics and genomics research, one of the fastest growing fields of modern health care development. ASHG 2019, the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), is the world’s largest source of emerging news and cutting-edge science across the rapidly expanding fields of human genetics and genomics. Scientists from nearly 80 countries will take part in more than 3,400 scientific presentations, workshops, and collaborative events. This will be the first time that Houston has hosted ASHG’s annual meeting since the organization was founded in 1948. Hosting ASHG 2019 in Houston, a major epicenter of biomedical and life sciences, offers ASHG and its members an outstanding venue to inform the general public of new scientific knowledge that is changing the way we diagnose and treat disease, understand human history, and unravel fundamental biologic mysteries. It comes at a time when Houston’s position as an international leader in biomedical research is growing rapidly and will expand with the construction of a collaborative 30-acre biomedical research campus downtown.

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Powering Precision Health Announces 2019 Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 28 settembre 2019

Powering Precision Health (PPH), the internationally-acclaimed Summit focused on precision health and the latest in biomarker research, today announced much-anticipated details for its 2019 Summit, which will take place in Barcelona on November 19. Led by precision medicine pioneer, Kevin Hrusovsky, PPH is a non-profit organization with the mission of transforming healthcare from today’s paradigm of scrambling to treat diseases late in their progression to one focused on precision and personalized treatments early in the disease cascade long before symptoms present using cutting-edge biomarker “early and non-invasive detection” technology. Ultimately, the focus will shift to not only precision treatments, but also disease prevention through the biomolecular understanding and avoidance of epigenetic and environmental factors that trigger disease based on exposure to these disease triggers. Once “disease prevention” sciences are established and implemented, individuals will be enabled and empowered to manage their own precision health journey.“Powering Precision Health has become a global movement to transform healthcare by measuring the continuum from health to disease at the molecular structure and individual level using digital biomarkers,” explained Kevin Hrusovsky, PPH Founder. “Our quest here is to rapidly advance technologies and science via collaboration to enable routine biomarker measurements at an individual level to personalize one’s health journey. The ultimate goal is for every individual to routinely know their individual biomarker healthy base line profile and then to see any deviation quickly to enable effective disease treatments and ultimately prevention by avoiding environmental factors that trigger disease. The biomarker technology revolution is in full gear and moving these technologies into the clinic is our overarching goal for the next decade, starting at this PPH meeting in Barcelona.” Hrusovsky will kick-off the event with several luminaries in medicine describing the monumental progress made since our Dec. ’18 PPH Amsterdam meeting in the field of biomarkers. The 2019 Summit is expected to have more than 40 distinguished speakers.

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