Saumya Joseph

Strobing stage lights could up risk of epileptic seizures

3:30am IST

(Reuters Health) - Flashing light effects that have become the norm for electronic dance music concerts could bring on epileptic seizures in young people who may not know they have a vulnerability, Dutch researchers say.

When elders leave hospital, falls are big reason they return

18 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - Preventing falls among elderly patients who've just left the hospital is an important part of keeping them safe, a large U.S. study shows.

Pharmacies may not stock naloxone, despite statewide orders

14 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - More than three years after Pennsylvania issued a statewide order expanding access to the life-saving opioid antidote naloxone, the product was still hard to purchase in Philadelphia pharmacies, researchers found.

Enanta's lung infection therapy succeeds in mid-stage trial

14 Jun 2019

Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday its treatment for a highly contagious respiratory infection met the main goal of reducing virus levels in the body in a mid-stage study.

Got an antibiotic prescription from your dentist? Chances are, it might be unnecessary

14 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - More than three-quarters of antibiotic prescriptions written by dentists before dental procedures are unnecessary and might do more harm than good, a new U.S. study found.

Catalyst Pharma sues FDA over approval of cheaper rival drug

12 Jun 2019

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc, which has come under fire for the high price tag on its rare disease drug, on Wednesday sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to challenge the recent approval of a lower-cost rival drug.

Sleep habits linked with blood sugar control in diabetes and prediabetes

12 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - Too little sleep - or too much - can be tied to problems with blood sugar levels, not just in people with diabetes but also in people at high risk for developing the disease, a new study finds.

Abbott device helps in cutting blood sugar in type 2 diabetics: study

11 Jun 2019

Insulin-dependent patients with type 2 diabetes saw a significant drop in their blood sugar levels after wearing Abbott Laboratories Inc's continuous glucose monitoring system for three months compared with when they were not using the device, researchers said on Saturday.

Women in cardiac arrest less likely than men to get help from bystanders

25 May 2019

(Reuters Health) - Women who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital are less likely to receive help from bystanders and have less chance of survival than men, a recent Dutch study showed.

Strong surgical instrument sales fuel Medtronic's upbeat forecast

23 May 2019

Medtronic Plc reported quarterly profit ahead of estimates on strong demand for its surgical instruments and forecast better-than-expected 2020 earnings on Thursday, sending shares of the medical device maker up nearly 3%.

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