Rise in Research and Development Coupled with Increase in Cases

Dovie Salais

Medical devices products assist in analyzing, preventing, or treating all disease. As of today, there are various types of medical devices available over. Starting from wheelchairs to the most sensitive surgical instruments. The Medical devices have always offered several advantages to patients by helping the health care providers to treat and diagnose patients and also assisting them for on the overall quality of life. Some of the key factors the led to wide scale use of medical devices are increase in patient population with different diseases, increase in incidences associated to accidents, and rise in R&D activities for the healthcare industry have led to development of the technologically advanced medical devices further supporting market growth. Moreover, the significant rise in prevalence associated to cardiac diseases and increase geriatric population with various health concerns further boosting the medical devices market.

Some of the key players of market are Fresenius, GE Healthcare,

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Selena Gomez’s pandemic depression

Dovie Salais


Selena Gomez in a wedding dress in front of a crowd


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Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez went into “a bit of depression” at the start of the pandemic.

The 28-year-old singer, actress and producer – who recently launched The Rare Impact Fund alongside her beauty brand Rare Beauty, which aims to raise $100 million to help get people access to mental health care – has admitted she struggled when the US went into lockdown because she’s so used to travelling and working with lots of people around her.

Speaking to Dr. Vivek Murthy on Instagram Live, Selena said: “In the beginning, I couldn’t deal with it that well. I kind of went into a bit of a depression.

“My job is a lot of travel, connecting with people, making people happy, and that makes me happy, so it has been a struggle.”

Selena stopped herself from going “crazy” by having “the right people” by her side and by focusing

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Deep depression to spread heavy, flooding rain across India

Dovie Salais

A tropical disturbance that brought devastating flooding to parts of Indochina last week, will threaten central India with areas of tropical downpours this week.

The same tropical disturbance that brought over 750 mm (30 inches) of rainfall to central Vietnam last week emerged off the coast of Myanmar on Friday.

Once this feature moved into the warm waters of the Andaman Sea, it began reorganize. By Saturday, local time, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) considered this storm a well-marked low as the storm moved into the Bay of Bengal.

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On Sunday, local time, this area of low pressure was designated a deep depression after moving into the Bay of Bengal.

The tropical depression made landfall in India around 7 a.m. local time on Tuesday, just north of the city of Kakinada. With sustained wind speeds of around 56 km/h (35 mph), the deep

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Try These 7 Stretches to Relieve Upper Back Pain

Dovie Salais

Let’s face it: Our bodies’ design and the way we use them aren’t always compatible. That’s especially obvious when you take modern life and the ways most people spend their time into consideration. We’re not exactly doing ourselves any favors with our most common daily habits.



a man in a blue shirt: Spending hours at a desk or looking at a phone can cause stiffness and pain. These 7 stretches relieve back pain and make your body more loose and flexible.


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Spending hours at a desk or looking at a phone can cause stiffness and pain. These 7 stretches relieve back pain and make your body more loose and flexible.

Our constant computer and phone use means that probably spend a large portion of your waking hours with your head and eyes pointed downwards. Unless you’re a total tech teetotaler, you’re fixated on a screen more than you’d want to admit, and definitely more than you probably realize. This forward craning, downward head position (a.k.a. “tech neck”) can take a serious toll on your body, leading to neck stiffness, upper

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7 Things Restaurant Entrepreneurs Must Do to Survive and Thrive During the Great Pandemic Depression

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The Great Pandemic Depression has taught us that there are two nonessential things that our society can’t live without: toilet paper and restaurants.  Both were not considered survival essentials in my The Survival of the Richest book (2016); that is, we can technically live without them.  Yet, at the beginning of the quarantine, there were actual fights over toilet paper in supermarkets all over the world. 

Where toilet paper takes the cake for products, restaurants are the winners in the service industry.  With the new heavy governmental restrictions in place to combat Covid-19, our society has come to realize how dependent we are on restaurants to serve us food.  But we don’t need restaurants to survive—we have been cooking our own food since humans learned how to make fire.  Actually, dining at restaurants by the masses is a modern phenomenon.  For an interesting read on

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Weight-Loss Surgery May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk in People With Diabetes | Health News

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By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

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MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery significantly reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer in obese people with diabetes, a new study finds.

For the study, the researchers analyzed 20 years of data from 1.4 million people, including more than 10,000 who’d had weight-loss surgery. About three-quarters of those who had weight-loss surgery were women.

People who’d had weight-loss surgery were less likely to develop pancreatic cancer than those who hadn’t had the surgery (0.19% versus 0.32%), the investigators found.

“Obesity and diabetes are well-known risk factors for pancreatic cancer via chronic inflammation, excess hormones and growth factors released by body fat,” said study author Dr. Aslam Syed, of the division of gastroenterology at Allegheny Health Network, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

“Previously, bariatric [weight-loss] surgery has been shown to improve high blood sugar levels in diabetic patients, and our research shows that this

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Selena Gomez “Went Into a Bit of a Depression” at the Beginning of COVID

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To celebrate World Mental Health Day on October 10th, Selena Gomez had a virtual visit with Dr. Vivek Murthy, who served as Surgeon General under the Obama Administration, during which they talked about warding off loneliness in a time where human connection is strained. Gomez, like so many of us, admits to going “into a bit of a depression” at the start of the pandemic, and girl, we feel you.

“In the beginning, I couldn’t deal with it that well,” Gomez said. “And then I started going into a place where I was really writing and being active. It just forced me to have that time.” She later added that her job is all about traveling, meeting people, and making fans feel happy—all of which she hasn’t been able to do.

But, the singer and Rare Beauty founder has been able to find a

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Dexcom G6 Glucose Monitor for Diabetes Cost-Effective in UK

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Wider use of the Dexcom G6 real-time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM) system in the United Kingdom would be cost-effective in the long term, new research suggests.

The analysis was published in the October issue of Diabetes Care. The lead author of the article was Stéphane Roze, chief executive officer of the Vyoo Agency (formerly HEVA HEOR), which carries out medical cost-effectiveness analyses.

The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) authorizes use of real-time CGM for people with type 1 diabetes who experience frequent severe hypoglycemia, hypoglycemia unawareness, extreme fear of hypoglycemia, or an A1c level >9.0% (75 mmol/mol) despite frequent finger-stick self-blood glucose monitoring (SMBG).

Up to 25% of people with type 1 diabetes in the United Kingdom meet at least one of these criteria. Yet, funding is limited, and self-pay is common.

“For UK-based type 1 diabetes patients, the G6 RT-CGM device is associated with significant

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Researchers get to the roots of chronic stress and depression

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A study in mice provides clues about the common molecular origins of chronic stress and depression. The discovery could inform new treatments for mood disorders.

Millions of years ago, our ancestors evolved the physiological responses needed to survive in the face of sudden threats from rivals and predators.

The release of hormones, including epinephrine (adrenaline), noradrenaline (norepinephrine), and the steroid hormone cortisol, trigger these “fight-or-flight” stress responses.

However, sustained or chronic stress that does not resolve when the immediate threat passes is a major risk factor for the development of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.

Traumatic experiences, for example, in military combat, can also damage the body’s ability to regulate its stress responses, causing post-traumatic stress disorder.

People with these mood disorders have abnormally high and sustained stress hormone levels, which puts them at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm,

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‘Don’t panic.’ Anti-diabetes medication recalled, may contain high levels of cancer-causing compound

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Two pharmaceutical companies issued voluntary recalls Monday for metformin, an anti-diabetes drug, due to high levels of a cancer-causing compound, according to a release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.



a close up of a device: Unlike insulin, metformin lowers blood-sugar levels by squelching the liver’s tendency to release sugar into the bloodstream. Illustrates DIABETES-DRUG (category l), by Dan Hurley, special to The Washington Post. Moved Tuesday, June 16, 2015.


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Unlike insulin, metformin lowers blood-sugar levels by squelching the liver’s tendency to release sugar into the bloodstream. Illustrates DIABETES-DRUG (category l), by Dan Hurley, special to The Washington Post. Moved Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

Metformin is used to treat type 2 diabetes, according to Mayo Clinic, and is distributed under the following brand names: Fortamet, Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Glumetza and Riomet.

Marksans Pharma and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries are not the first companies to recall the drug after the FDA released an alert in May, stating agency laboratory testing of several lots of extended-release (ER) metformin revealed levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above the agency’s acceptable intake limit.

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