Archive for the ‘Medical Research’ Category

The Diseases Around us are Still Evolving – Are we?

It seems like every few years, a new disease comes along and spreads like wildfire, leaving a trail of death and devastation in its wake. Are we getting worse at fighting off infections, or are they getting better at invading our bodies? A lot of the diseases that humans tend to catch regularly, like the […]

Almirall closes the acquisition of ThermiGen LLC entering the aesthetics market

Almirall, S.A., the global pharmaceutical company based in Barcelona, today announced the completion of the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of ThermiGen LLC, after all closing conditions have been satisfied. In accordance with the terms of the agreement signed in September 2015, the transaction has been fulfilled and Almirall now owns this medical […]

Almirall exercises call option to acquire 100% of ThermiGen LLC

Almirall, S.A., the global pharmaceutical company based in Barcelona, has announced the exercise of a call option to acquire 100% of the share capital of ThermiGen LLC, a privately held medical aesthetics technology company and a leading developer and manufacturer of thermistor-regulated energy systems for plastic surgery and aesthetics dermatology applications. In September 2015, Almirall […]

The Real Iron Man? How prosthetic limbs and mechanical organs are going to make us all faster, stronger and healthier

  The science of prosthetics is a dark art. Driven in its development by an unholy combination of sci-fi-like human imagination and the horrors of war, it has long held a shuddery kind of fascination for onlookers. Surprisingly, though, it’s now poised to emerge from the shadows and become a catalyst not for patching up […]

Ebola: The honest truth and the mythical lies

If you have picked up a newspaper, switched on your T.V. or listened to the radio in the last 3 months, it’s a pretty good bet that you’ve heard at least a whisper of Ebola. Outbreaks in West Africa have led to widespread panic of an impending global epidemic. Ebola is serious, so far; this […]

Study reveals high number of spinal fractures in rugby players

Professional rugby players have a higher risk of fractures to the spine than previously recognised, research by academics at Leeds Metropolitan University has revealed. The study, the first of its kind, assessed professional players from both codes of rugby and found abnormal levels of fractures, potentially reflecting the impact of repeated collisions over time, suggesting […]

How Medical Technologies are Revolutionising Everyday Treatments

Medical professionals worldwide look to technology to drive through improvements in treatment, research and patient care. From the invention of the ultrasound scan in the 1950s to the world’s first computerised bionic leg in 2012, technology allows us to see the human body in new ways and to diagnose and map treatment and recovery with […]

An HSJ webinar: Achieving QIPP With Clinical Decision Support

Today’s clinicians are bursting with knowledge, whether it’s updated information from the latest journal or data they read 30 years ago in a university classroom. These clinicians have to filter through their own knowledge base and continually tailor each decision they make to provide the best possible solution for every unique patient. It can be […]

Help Prevent Undiagnosed Hearing Loss

Around two million people in the UK use a hearing aid. It’s surprising fact also, that hearing loss affects more than 50% of over 60’s. There are many ways to help prevent and treat hearing loss and one such company is Amplifon. Amplifon can offer information and advice to help improve hearing quickly. You’ll find […]

HPC changes name to HCPC

On Wednesday 1 August 2012 the Health Professions Council (HPC) changed their name to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The decision to change the name was made by government and is being brought about by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, which will also see the HCPC taking on the regulation of […]