Biomedical technology

US patent for warning sensor in early detection of wound bleeding

Changi General Hospital (CGH) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed the Blood WArning Technology with Continuous Hemoglobin (BWATCH) sensor, a lightweight monitoring device placed over ...

Vaccination

Vaccination: Personal values and group dynamics are decisive

It's hard to understand the reluctance of some hospital workers to get vaccinated, given that the pandemic affects them directly and the surge of patients has pushed them to the limit. Although the proportion of staff willing ...

Vaccination

Increasing vaccine uptake among ethnic minorities

We have been struck by how COVID-19 has affected the health and wellbeing of ethnic minority groups disproportionately. Individuals from these communities are more likely to have severe disease requiring intensive care admission ...

Medications

Safety, efficacy of vadadustat explored for CKD

(HealthDay)—Vadadustat met the noninferiority criteria for cardiovascular safety versus darbepoetin alfa among patients with dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (DD-CKD), but not those with non-DD-CKD (NDD-CKD), according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experts remain confident about vaccine safety monitoring

The now-ended pause in use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine raised concerns about whether confidence might be rattled in vaccines and how they are monitored for safety.

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Safety

Safety is the state of being "safe" (from French sauf), the condition of being protected against physical, social, spiritual, financial, political, emotional, occupational, psychological, educational or other types or consequences of failure, damage, error, accidents, harm or any other event which could be considered non-desirable. This can take the form of being protected from the event or from exposure to something that causes health or economical losses. It can include protection of people or of possessions.

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