Tag: HIV

Flexible IV needle aims to reduce needle injuries, infections

Editor's Note Researchers have designed a new IV needle, called the Phase-Convertible, Adapting and non-REusable (P-CARE) needle, which becomes soft and flexible when inserted. The findings were published in Nature Biomedical Engineering on October 30.  Some highlights of the article include: Because medical IV needles are rigid, it allows them…

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By: Brita Belli
November 13, 2023

National health observances in October: Health literacy, breast cancer, mental health

Editor's Note October is a month of awareness for several causes, according to the US Department of Human Services (HHS) and the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC). Each month, the HHS highlights "National Health Observances" (NHOs), and October, it is raising awareness for health literacy, breast cancer, the…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
October 1, 2023

FDA proposes individual risk assessment for donating blood

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on January 27 announced that it is proposing to ease blood donation restrictions by focusing on behavior rather than gender and sexual identity. Under current rules, the FDA allows donations from gay and bisexual men if they haven’t had sex with another…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 31, 2023

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