Breast Cancer Researchers Find Bacteria Imbalance Link

Researchers in the United States have uncovered differences in the bacterial composition of breast tissue of healthy women versus those with breast cancer. The team learned that healthy breast tissue contains more of the bacterial species Methylobacterium,a finding that could offer a new perspective in the battle against breast cancer, which caused 571,000 deaths in…

Modern physicians’ pledge approved by World Medical Association

A modern successor to the Hippocratic Oath for physicians around the world has been approved by the World Medical Association. Physician leaders, meeting at the WMA’s annual General Assembly in Chicago, today approved revisions to the Declaration of Geneva, which was adopted by the Association in 1948. The revised Declaration, to be called a pledge,…

Las pacientes de cáncer de mama, protagonistas

‘Pacientes formadas, pacientes activas’. Con este lema se ha celebrado en Madrid una nueva edición de los talleres regionales dirigidos a pacientes con cáncer de mama que la Fundación SOLTI ha organizado ya en Sevilla y Barcelona, y que próximamente celebrará también en Valencia (16 de noviembre). Estas sesiones tienen como objetivo acercar a las…

Cannabis as medicine: more research needed, says WMA

Legislation to allow the recreational use of cannabis has been strongly opposed on health grounds by the World Medical Association. But in a policy statement today, the Association says that laws governing research grade cannabis should be reviewed to allow more scientific research on the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. At their annual General…

World Medical Association postpones planned Assembly in Istanbul

The World Medical Association has decided to postpone holding its 2019 annual General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey because of security concerns. But it has reaffirmed its strong support for the Turkish Medical Association. At their annual Assembly in Chicago, WMA delegates agreed to postpone indefinitely the planned meeting because of concerns over security threats in…

ASH President About Decision to End Cost Sharing Reduction Payments

American Society of Hematology (ASH) President Kenneth C. Anderson, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s decision to end cost sharing reduction (CSR) payments to insurers. “ASH is deeply disappointed in the Administration’s decision to end CSR payments to insurers. These payments are vital to reducing the…

Un identificador único para simplificar los envases de los fármacos

La incorporación de un identificador único para cada envase de medicamentos -una de las exigencias del nuevo Sistema Europeo de Verificación de Medicamentos (EMVO en sus siglas en inglés), que será de aplicación en febrero de 2019 y que busca proteger el suministro de medicamentos ante los riesgos de introducción de falsificaciones– es una gran…

Un nuevo dispositivo para reducir el tiempo de diagnóstico del cáncer

Philips ha puesto en marcha un PET TAC de última generación en el Centro Oncológico de Galicia (C.O.G.). El equipo Ingenuity, es una solución híbrida que combina tecnología de tomografía por emisión de positrones (PET) y tomografía computarizada (TC), en un único estudio y permite la detección precoz de tumores, reduce la dosis de radiación…

Experts express concerns over infant mental health assessment

Forty world experts on child development and mental health have released a joint statement calling for caution when applying an influential classification for assessing infant mental health and potential cases of abuse. The consensus statement, published in the journal Attachment & Human Development, highlights the appropriate use and current limitations of a classification known as…

Pharma Translate, una app para ayudar a profesionales y pacientes a entenderse

Pfizer ha presentado una nueva aplicación móvil, Pharma Translate, que sirve de ayuda tanto a médicos como farmacéuticos para entender las necesidades de los pacientes extranjeros. La aplicación está actualmente disponible y de manera gratuita, en App Store y Google Play. En los últimos años, y como resultado de la nueva sociedad multilingüe, en ocasiones…

Gene therapy shows promise for reversing blindness

In a laboratory study in Oxford, researchers have shown how it might be possible to reverse blindness using gene therapy to reprogram cells at the back of the eye to become light sensitive. Most causes of untreatable blindness occur due to loss of the millions of light sensitive photoreceptor cells that line the retina, similar…