Other

Student team invents device to cut dialysis risk

Johns Hopkins University graduate students have invented a device to reduce the risk of infection, clotting and narrowing of the blood vessels in patients who need blood-cleansing dialysis because of kidney failure.

Health

In a city ravaged by heroin, a needle exchange stalls

As she pressed down on the plunger of an empty syringe, a drop of blood oozed from the crooked tip of its needle—a test, Denise Brown said, that she uses on unpackaged syringes she now buys on the street.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO calls for 'smart' syringes to stem deadly diseases

The World Health Organization has called on healthcare providers around the globe to switch to syringes that can only be used once in order to better battle deadly diseases spread by needle sharing.

Medications

Italy lifts ban on Novartis flu vaccines

Italian health authorities on Friday lifted a ban on the sale of flu vaccines made by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis, saying that tests had shown they were not a health risk.

Medications

Novartis insists its flu vaccines are safe

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis insisted early Thursday that its flu vaccines were safe despite a sales ban by Italy, Switzerland and Austria.

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