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Gold Sensor Lives Under Skin for Months Measuring Drugs and Biomarkers

Researchers at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany have developed an implantable biosensor that can measure concentrations of various biomarkers and drugs in the body. Unlike many implantable devices, the sensor can reside in place under the skin for many months without being rejected by the body or losing its functionality. The system uses… Read More »

Trump orders agencies to purchase U.S. made drugs and medical supplies

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order establishing a “buy American first” policy on the purchase of essential medicines, medical devices and their components and personal protective equipment. The order requires U.S. agencies to purchase essential medicines and medical supplies from domestic sources, instead of from foreign countries such as China. It will… Read More »

Which drugs cause hearing loss?

Many drugs cause side effects, including hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing in the ears). In fact, there are currently more more than 200 medications linked to hearing loss and balance disorders, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  Medically, this is known as ototoxicity. (“Oto” means ear and “toxic” means harmful.) The severity of the hearing loss and tinnitus can vary widely,… Read More »

Veterans benefit from pain treatment without drugs

A new study finds a lower risk of adverse post-treatment outcomes among returning military service personnel with chronic pain who received nondrug therapy. Share on PinterestNew research shows that some nondrug therapies, including exercise therapy, can help relieve pain in veterans. Many people returning from military deployment experience physical and mental health issues. These can… Read More »