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Blood test for genetic changes may predict leukaemia early

July 11, 2018

Researchers from Wellcome Sanger Institute and European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) have revealed that a blood test for changes in the DNA code can help predict a patient’s risk of developing acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) years before a positive diagnosis. During […]


New algorithm uses brain scans to tell how smart you are

July 3, 2018

Forget about controversial, old-fashioned IQ tests as a measure of intelligence. A new machine-learning algorithm, which was developed by scientists at Caltech, can predict a person’s intellectual ability with unprecedented accuracy. Scientists led by Ralph Adolphs — a professor of […]


Is Healthcare the Most Important Problem Facing US Today?

June 29, 2018

Category: Featured

Americans say the most important problem facing US today is healthcare, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. The survey analyzed data from January 2018 to June 2018 and showed an increase in public concern regarding the issue. High costs of health […]


Regulatory

FDA approves Medtronic’s less-invasive approach to implant LVAD

July 13, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Medtronic has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the less-invasive implantation procedure of the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) called HeartWare HVAD System intended for advanced, refractory heart failure patients. The new approach involves implant of the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Fighting cancer with engineered cancer cells

July 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have engineered cancer cells that track and kill cancer cells. The modified cancer cells have demonstrated anti-cancer efficacy in preclinical studies, destroying both primary and metastatic tumours. Each year over 8 million people die […]


Data Security, Information Management

Cass Regional recovers after ransomware attack

July 12, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Mo., is continuing to recover from a ransomware attack that was discovered at 11 a.m. on July 9 and affected email and internet services, as well as its electronic health records system. Data in […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Type 2 diabetes, obesity may soon be reversed with gene therapy

July 12, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

New research shows that gene therapy can completely reverse markers of type 2 diabetes and obesity in rodents. The prevalence of diabetes, or the total number of existing cases, is on the rise in the United States and globally. According […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

FDA looks to leverage EHR data to better evaluate medical products

July 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration wants to take advantage of the real-world data available from electronic health records to more fully evaluate medical products in the post-market setting, according to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD. The agency is seeking $100 […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers highlight the need for wider access to HIV prevention drugs

July 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Despite highly effective anti-HIV pharmaceuticals having been used worldwide for almost a decade, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) has not been conquered. In 2016, there were an estimated 39,782 new HIV diagnoses in the U.S., according to San Francisco State University […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Existing drug may help to treat aggressive brain cancer

July 11, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Glioblastoma is an aggressive brain cancer that progresses very rapidly and often becomes treatment resistant. The commonest chemotherapy drug used to treat glioblastoma, temozolomide, tends not to be as effective as one might hope. But could a common altitude sickness […]


Wellness

The best foods for boosting your immune system

July 10, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

A strong immune system helps to keep a person healthy. Can specific foods boost the immune system? The immune system consists of organs, cells, tissues, and proteins. Together, these carry out bodily processes that fight off pathogens, which are the […]