Tag Archives: Small

A small chip under the skin may predict second stroke

For patients who have experienced certain common types of stroke, a small chip inserted under the skin may help physicians predict their likelihood of experiencing a second stroke, and therefore their likelihood of benefiting from preventive therapy. The findings come from a recent clinical trial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and… Read More »

Vocera to buy PatientSafe Solutions, with eye toward small and mid-sized hospitals

Vocera to buy PatientSafe Solutions, with eye toward small and mid-sized hospitals Its addition will boost its ability to combine secure messages, nurse calls, checklists and other notifications within the electronic  health record at the point of care. Vocera Communications on Thursday announced its acquisition of San Diego-based PatientSafe Solutions. Terms of the deal were… Read More »

DOJ inks price fixing settlement with small generics player. Will others follow?

Top generics players have faced years of price-fixing heat, and now federal prosecutors have inked another settlement with a small company. The upshot? Prosecutors have another firm cooperating in their ongoing criminal investigation. Under a deferred prosecution agreement, Rising Pharmaceuticals admitted to price fixing and working with a competitor to rig the market on a hypertension… Read More »

A Small Number Of Men With Prostate Cancer Are ‘Super Responders’ To Immunotherapy

A small number of men respond very well to the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab, according to a new … [+] study. Getty Results from a new clinical trial have shown that some men with advanced prostate cancer can live for at least two more years on immunotherapy after exhausting all other treatment options. The work led… Read More »

China to reduce number of small slaughterhouses to better control African swine fever

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s agriculture ministry on Tuesday said it will reduce the number of small-scale slaughterhouses to better prevent and control African swine fever. There are too many small slaughterhouses in some places in China, equipped with old facilities and backward production techniques, and checks on the pork quality are not done properly, the… Read More »

Small Steps

Progress sometimes comes in small steps. This weekend I walked the dog with my husband, which meant I stepped away from my computer and actually went outside. Beautiful outside. Weather warm. Sky clear. Saddleback Mountain gorgeous, every nook and cranny visible as if I could reach out and touch it. Honestly, I find it hard… Read More »