Medicine

  • New Brunswick commits to HPV vaccine for boys

    WATCH ABOVE: On Tuesday the New Brunswick’s finance minister tabled the 2017-2018 budget increasing health care spending. The government says that also includes expanding their vaccination program to include HPV vaccinations for grade seven boys. Global’s Adrienne South has the details.   The government of New Brunswick is expanding...
  • Diabetes,what is an artificial pancreas device system?

    The pancreas is an organ in the body that secretes several hormones, including insulin and glucagon, as well as digestive enzymes that help break down food. Insulin helps cells in the body take up glucose (sugar) from the blood to use for energy, which lowers blood glucose levels. Glucagon...
  • To Build A Viable HIV Vaccine, Start from the Molecule Up

    AN HIV DIAGNOSIS is a nightmare, but it is no longer a death sentence. Someday, vaccines might bat the virus out of your system without you ever knowing you’d been exposed. If successful, such a vaccine would effectively cure AIDS. Someday, maybe. So scientists are working on it. Like...
  • FDA approves device to automatically manage diabetes

    Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind “artificial pancreas,” a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed. The device from Medtronic was approved Wednesday for patients with Type 1 diabetes, the kind usually diagnosed during childhood....
  • Brain-controlled robots help paralyzed patients move again

    Several people who have been paralyzed for years were able to regain some movement using a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton, according to a new study. The study, led by a Duke University neuroscientist and published Thursday in Scientific Reports, found that eight patients who were paralyzed from spinal cord injuries regained...
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