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A roundup of the week’s most newsworthy healthcare industry press releases from PR Newswire

NEW YORK, December 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the healthcare industry stay on top of the week’s most valuable and popular releases, here’s a roundup of the week’s can’t-miss stories.

The list below includes the title (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release titles to access the accompanying media assets that are available for download.

  1. Pocket-sized breath analyzer detects COVID-19, RSV, flu in under 60 seconds
    The device, which is reusable and rechargeable, has been submitted to the FDA for review as a new easy-to-use and convenient way to self-test for COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.
  2. Boston Scientific Announces Agreement to Acquire Apollo Endosurgery, Inc.
    Apollo Endosurgery’s product portfolio includes devices used during endoluminal surgery (ELS) procedures to close gastrointestinal defects, manage gastrointestinal complications and support weight loss in obese patients.
  3. The World Health Organization updates the emergency use list of the Novavax Nuvaxovid vaccine against COVID-19 as a primary series in adolescents and as a booster in adults
    “Today’s updated WHO Emergency List allows us to offer our protein-based vaccine as a primary series for adolescents and as a booster for adults worldwide,” they said Stanley S. ErkPresident and CEO, Novavax.
  4. UroMems Initiates First Human Study of Its Smart Implant to Treat Stress Urinary Incontinence
    “This is a historic event for UroMems, patients, physicians and the industry as it is the first fully automated AUS implant of its kind designed to treat SUI in both men and women,” they said Hamid LamraouiCEO and co-founder of UroMems.
  5. Physician’s Weekly Partners with National Alliance for Hispanic Health to Strengthen Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in Health Care
    “We are committed to supporting the many healthcare professionals and individuals who work every day to provide quality care, regardless of a person’s race, ethnicity or gender.” Working with Physician’s Weekly is a meaningful way to provide the latest information when and where health care decisions are made,” said Dr. Jane Delgadopresident and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.
  6. CHUV, CERN and THERYQ join forces for world’s first cancer radiotherapy
    By reducing exposure to a few milliseconds, FLASH radiotherapy significantly reduces side effects while increasing effectiveness on tumors.
  7. (RED) Lights up Giving Tuesday and World AIDS Day with gifts that hit the spot!
    Spanning tech, health, wellness, beauty and more, there’s the perfect gift for everyone this holiday. Doubling the impact, every dollar raised for the Global Fund will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  8. Steroid injections make knee arthritis worse
    Statistical analysis showed that corticosteroid injections in the knee were significantly associated with the overall progression of osteoarthritis in the knee, specifically in the lateral meniscus, lateral cartilage, and medial cartilage.
  9. This Giving Tuesday, the Black Women’s Health Imperative announces a bold goal to remove all barriers to Black women’s health and wellness
    “A donation to BWHI is an investment in the future of Black women and girls and a commitment to the fight for health equity,” they said Linda Goller BlountMPH, President and CEO of BWHI.
  10. Summer Health Adds Message-Based Pediatric Care Initiative to Fight ‘Triple Demia’ of RSV, Influenza and COVID
    The company is on a mission to offer parents relief and insight as pediatric offices are fully booked and emergency departments have six- to eight-hour waits.

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