Category: Medical Devices

U.S. health care emissions continue to rise

Greenhouse gas emissions associated with the American health care system continued to rise in the past decade — accounting for 8% of total U.S. emissions — and remains the largest emitter of any country.

A pair of new Yale-led studies described the increase, analyzed the outsized role of single-use medical devices in generating emissions, and advocate for mandatory reporting and reduction of emissions.

Health care organizations have an obligation to their communities to protect public health,” said Dr. Jodi Sherman, associate professor of anesthesiology and epidemiology at Yale and senior author of both studies. “We must lead by

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IntoCare Medical Completes Up to 100 million RMB Round D Financing, Doubling Down on Powered Stapling Industry | News

SUZHOU, China, May 26, 2021  /PRNewswire/ — IntoCare Medical Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “IntoCare”), a global pioneer in Powered Surgical Staplers, today announced the completion of up to 100 million RMB round D financing. Qiming Venture Partners led the investment with participation from Oriza Holdings, Oriza FOFs and YuanBio Venture Capital.

The proceeds will be used for product R&D, clinical research, marketing promotion, and the launch of new offices and production sites. 

Founded in 2015, IntoCare is a high-tech company focusing on the manufacturing and commercialization of innovative surgical instruments. The company is committed

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Reopening college campuses could initiate COVID-19 superspreading

Researchers at Stanford University in the United States have conducted a study showing that college campuses have an extremely high incidence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and that reopening them could initiate superspreading into neighboring communities.

The team’s modeling of COVID-19 outbreak dynamics across 30 campuses and their home counties revealed a high number of campus outbreaks during the first two weeks of class. These outbreaks tended to then spread into neighboring communities.

Of the 30 institutions studied, 14 saw infections spike, with peak seven-day incidence an order of magnitude larger than the nation-wide peaks that occurred during the first

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COVID-19 cuts into college students’ drinking

COVID-19 cuts into college students’ drinking
Credit: Rutgers Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies

When college campuses closed in the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the quantity of alcohol consumed by students decreased significantly if they went from living with peers to living with parents, according to a new report in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Leaving home for college is often associated with increases in drinking, and campus closures in spring 2020 formed “the perfect natural experiment” to study changes in drinking behaviors when living situations changed abruptly and unexpectedly for many students, according to lead researcher Helene

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