Medical equipment http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32820/all en UPDATE 7-'Blade Runner' Pistorius charged with murdering girlfriend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-4-safrica-blade-runner-arrested-after-girlfriend-shot-de <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Pistorius charged with murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp</p> <p>* Previous incidents reported at the house</p> <p>* South African cable TV channel pulls Olympian's ads</p> <p>* World of athletics shocked</p> <p>By Tiisetso Motsoeneng</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 14 (Reuters) - South African "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, was charged on Thursday with shooting dead his girlfriend at his upscale home in Pretoria.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-4-safrica-blade-runner-arrested-after-girlfriend-shot-de" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Health Human Interest Medical equipment Medicine Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:45:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755319 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Blade Runner' Pistorius detained after killing girlfriend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/blade-runner-pistorius-detained-after-killing-girlfriend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa's Olympic sprinter Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius was taken into police custody Thursday, his father told AFP, after allegedly shooting dead his model girlfriend having mistaken her for an intruder at his upscale home.</p> <p>"He is with the police and the matter is in the hands of the authorities," said Henke Pistorius. "Obviously we are shocked."</p> <p>Court officials said the 26-year-old double-amputee Olympian, a national icon in his native South Africa, is expected to appear in court shortly for the killing of model Reeva Steenkamp.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/blade-runner-pistorius-detained-after-killing-girlfriend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Henke Pistorius Human Interest Medical equipment Medicine AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:43:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755618 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Pistorius sponsors in turmoil after murder charge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/athletics-pistorius-sponsors-turmoil-after-murder-charge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The murder charge brought against Oscar Pistorius, whose fairytale story attracted multi-million dollar investment from various worldwide brands, has plunged his army of sponsors into turmoil.</p> <p>From sports equipment giant Nike to British Telecom (BT), who made him the face of their publicity campaign for the London Paralympics last year, through to Ossur, the Icelandic-based manufacturaters of his prosthetic limbs, the response to the shocking news appears to be "wait and see". </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/athletics-pistorius-sponsors-turmoil-after-murder-charge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Entertainment Medical equipment Medicine Technology AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:00:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756919 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Pistorius sponsors in turmoil after murder charge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/athletics-pistorius-sponsors-turmoil-after-murder-charge-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The murder charge brought against Oscar Pistorius, whose fairytale story attracted multi-million dollar investment from various worldwide brands, has plunged his army of sponsors into turmoil.</p> <p>From sports equipment giant Nike to British Telecom (BT), who made him the face of their publicity campaign for the London Paralympics last year, through to Ossur, the Icelandic-based manufacturaters of his prosthetic limbs, the response to the shocking news appears to be "wait and see". </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/athletics-pistorius-sponsors-turmoil-after-murder-charge-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Health Medical equipment Medicine Technology AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:00:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757240 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan air purifier sales surge amid China smog warning http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/japan-air-purifier-sales-surge-amid-china-smog-warning <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan logged a huge surge in air purifier sales last month, as Tokyo warned that smog was blowing into its territory from China, which is grappling with an air pollution crisis.</p> <p>Acrid haze blanketing swathes of China has sparked health risk warnings in Japan while complicating already strained ties between Tokyo and Beijing, which are embroiled in a tense territorial row over islands in the East China Sea.</p> <p>The Japanese foreign ministry has proposed a meeting over the issue with Beijing, which has promised action as it faces rising public anger over the persistent problem.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/japan-air-purifier-sales-surge-amid-china-smog-warning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medical equipment AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 09:01:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5790761 at http://www.globalpost.com Home blood pressure monitoring may improve control http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130702/home-blood-pressure-monitoring-may-improve-control <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Genevra Pittman</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with high blood pressure who used an at-home monitor and had regular phone calls with their pharmacist kept their numbers in check better than those receiving standard care, in a new study.</p> <p>One in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure, according to the National Institutes of Health.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130702/home-blood-pressure-monitoring-may-improve-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blood pressure Health Labor Medical equipment Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:35:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5873910 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan team develops micro-thin electric circuit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130725/japan-team-develops-micro-thin-electric-circuit-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A flexible electrical circuit one-fifth the thickness of food wrap could one day be implanted in humans, its Japanese developers say, as a health monitor or a control panel for paralysed people.</p> <p>The team at the University of Tokyo said the device, embedded in an ultra-thin film, is unique because it works even after it has been crumpled into a ball or stretched.</p> <p>Researchers unveiling the circuit said it could be used to monitor all sorts of physical data, such as body temperature and blood pressure, as well as electronic pulses from muscles or the heart.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130725/japan-team-develops-micro-thin-electric-circuit-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Labor Medical equipment Medicine Social Issues AFP Thu, 25 Jul 2013 07:36:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5893235 at http://www.globalpost.com New Hampshire hospital worker pleads guilty in hepatitis case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130813/new-hampshire-hospital-worker-pleads-guilty-hepatitis-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BOSTON (Reuters) - A former hospital technician in New Hampshire who caused patients as old as 80 to become infected with hepatitis pleaded guilty to leaving dirty syringes for hospital use after he injected himself with stolen painkiller.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130813/new-hampshire-hospital-worker-pleads-guilty-hepatitis-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Labor Medical equipment Medicine Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:00:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5909219 at http://www.globalpost.com EU lawmakers back strict new approval system for medical devices http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130925/eu-lawmakers-back-strict-new-approval-system-medical-devices <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Charlie Dunmore</p> <p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers backed a strict new approval system for high-tech medical devices on Wednesday, raising industry fears of added delays in getting new products to market that could dull Europe's competitive edge.</p> <p>Members of the European Parliament's environment committee voted in favor of a new pre-market authorisation system of randomized clinical trials for implantable devices, covering everything from hip replacements to artificial heart valves.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130925/eu-lawmakers-back-strict-new-approval-system-medical-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medical equipment Medicine Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:31:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5944201 at http://www.globalpost.com EU lawmakers back strict new approval system for medical devices http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130927/eu-lawmakers-back-strict-new-approval-system-medical-devices <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Charlie Dunmore</p> <p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers backed a strict new approval system for high-tech medical devices on Wednesday, raising industry fears of added delays in getting new products to market that could dull Europe's competitive edge.</p> <p>Members of the European Parliament's environment committee voted in favor of a new pre-market authorization system of randomized clinical trials for implantable devices, covering everything from hip replacements to artificial heart valves.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130927/eu-lawmakers-back-strict-new-approval-system-medical-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medical equipment Medicine Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:02:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5946744 at http://www.globalpost.com Emergency allergy needles too short for heavy people? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131017/epi-pen-needles-too-short-heavier-patients <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kathryn Doyle</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with serious allergies who are obese may find out in a moment of crisis their epinephrine injection needles aren't long enough to be effective, according to a new study.</p> <p>"Epinephrine works best when injected into the muscle," lead author Dr. Mary Colleen Bhalla said. "When it is injected into the fat layer of the skin it takes longer to reach the blood stream."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131017/epi-pen-needles-too-short-heavier-patients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medical equipment Medicine Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:03:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5963774 at http://www.globalpost.com Triple Paralympic champion Hou Bin enjoys life as a speaker http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131211/triple-paralympic-champion-hou-bin-enjoys-life-speaker <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DOHA, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Sitting next to legendary gymnast Nadia Comaneci and talking in front of hundreds of audience at the Plenary Hall of the Doha Goals Forum, Hou Bin said life should be like this.</p> <p>"I enjoyed it very much. I like today's topic, which is about sport's place in school curriculum," said the 38-year-old, who attended the Forum for the second time as a speaker.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131211/triple-paralympic-champion-hou-bin-enjoys-life-speaker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Hou Bin Medical equipment Medicine Xinhua News Agency Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:23:49 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6016578 at http://www.globalpost.com Hospitals take action after toddler puts hands in pail with dirty needles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131219/hospitals-take-action-after-toddler-puts-hands-pail-dirty-ne <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>REGINA - Saskatchewan's health minister says health regions across the province have taken steps to make sure containers with used needles are secure after a toddler put her hands into a pail of syringes at a hospital.</p> <p>Dustin Duncan asked the regions to do an audit in November to make sure all facilities are following the rules for proper disposal.</p> <p>The audit was ordered after a toddler put her hands into a hazardous-waste bucket in the emergency room at the hospital in Outlook, south of Saskatoon.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131219/hospitals-take-action-after-toddler-puts-hands-pail-dirty-ne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drug paraphernalia Medical equipment The Canadian Press Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:46:35 +0000 The Canadian Press 6025013 at http://www.globalpost.com Wounded British veterans conquer Atlantic in open boat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140125/wounded-british-veterans-conquer-atlantic-open-boat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>You meet a lot of accomplished ocean sailors in English Harbour, Antigua. They immediately stand apart from the tourists and weekend boaters. </p> <p>They're tougher-looking, perhaps, or fitter, or there's something in the easy way they coil a rope. They're different.</p> <p>But never along these historic docks, or in any other harbor for that matter, are you likely to find the likes of Cayle Royce and Scott Blaney. </p> <p>Their beards are the classic uniform of long-distance mariners, but their missing legs mark them as almost superhuman.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140125/wounded-british-veterans-conquer-atlantic-open-boat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Health Medical equipment Medicine AFP Sat, 25 Jan 2014 06:20:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6052611 at http://www.globalpost.com Tiny sponges could save lives on the battlefield http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140410/tiny-sponges-could-save-lives-the-battlefield <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A simple new method could revolutionize battlefield medicine: a syringe filled with injectable sponges, shot directly into a wound to stop massive bleeding -- a major cause of combat fatalities. </p> <p>The survival rate of US soldiers wounded while fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan was nearly 90 percent -- a record for modern armed conflict -- with only 6,800 deaths out of 51,900 wounded. </p> <p>This is due largely to an improvement in battlefield first aid during the critical first hour in which the wounded person must be evacuated by helicopter to a hospital. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140410/tiny-sponges-could-save-lives-the-battlefield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medical equipment Medicine Technology AFP Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:07:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6118207 at http://www.globalpost.com