FDA investigating infections tied to reprocessing urological endoscopes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week it is investigating a number of medical device reports of infections and potential contamination issues with reprocessing urological endoscopes. During Jan. 1, 2017, to Feb. 20, 2021, the FDA reportedly received more than 450 medical device reports of postprocedure patient infections or other possible contamination related […]

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For malnourished children, a new type of microbiome-directed food boosts growth

A new type of therapeutic food specifically designed to repair the gut microbiomes of malnourished children is superior to standard therapy in promoting growth, according to the results of a proof-of-concept clinical trial conducted in Bangladesh. The study, conducted by an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and […]

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Exercise recommendations for people with chronic pain

The announcement by medicines watchdog the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) that exercise should be recommended to people suffering from chronic pain, rather than prescribed painkillers, has been welcomed by rehabilitation science expert at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London Professor Mike Hurley. Professor Hurley, whose award-winning program ESCAPE-pain has […]

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