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Study pinpoints which lifestyle factors cause longer or shorter lifespan

October 13, 2017

People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogram of weight they carry, research suggests. A major study of the genes that underpin longevity has also found that education leads to a longer life, […]


Tattoo ink that changes color could be used to monitor health

October 2, 2017

Scientists from Harvard Medical School and MIT have designed a tattoo ink that can monitor a person’s health by changing color to indicate dehydration or an increased blood sugar level, for example. The technology, which combines biosensitive inks with conventional […]


Trial shows safety and tolerability of antisense oligomer for treatment of influenza A

September 20, 2017

A phase 1 clinical trial published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology found that radavirsen — an antisense oligomer that inhibits the production of certain influenza proteins — is safe and well-tolerated in healthy individuals. Additional studies on radavirsen’s […]


Regulatory

Despite GOP efforts to corral Medicaid spending, states expand benefits

October 19, 2017

Via: The Medical News

While congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump have been seeking major cuts in federal funding of Medicaid, 26 states this year expanded or enhanced benefits and at least 17 plan to do so next year, according to a report released […]


Opinions

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of cryotherapy?

October 19, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Sitting in a cold tank might seem an odd path to health. But the trend, which goes by the name of cryotherapy, is becoming increasingly popular. People, including self-described “Iceman” Wim Hof, claim that extreme cold can improve mental and […]


Opinions, Regulatory

Here’s how to snag the best Medicare Advantage Plan

October 18, 2017

Via: CNBC

Medicare open enrollment is underway, which means you have until Dec. 7 to sign up for an Advantage Plan or to make changes to the one you already have. If you’re uncertain whether one of these plans is right for […]


Regulatory

Republicans face a new moment of truth on Obamacare

October 18, 2017

Via: CNBC

Republicans in Washington have reached a new moment of truth on Obamacare — and not about whether they can repeal it. This time, it’s about whether an all-Republican government can accept political limits, allow bipartisan compromise and protect citizens from […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Abbott introduces new DRG stimulator system for pain relief in US

October 18, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Abbott has introduced its new Proclaim DRG Neurostimulator System in the US for reducing pain in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) of the lower limbs such as the foot, knee and hip. With new patient-centric benefits, the magnetic […]


Opinions

Female doctors have high rates of burnout: Here’s why

October 17, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Studies show women make excellent physicians, but they experience burnout at higher rates than their male colleagues. Female doctors also have higher rates of depression than average – so what’s going on? A study from JAMA Internal Medicine showed patients […]


Regulatory

What I told Congress about Patient Access to Experimental Medicines

October 17, 2017

Via: Forbes

Early this month, I went to Washington, D.C., to serve as a witness for a hearing on “Examining Patient Access to Investigational Drugs” held by the Subcommittee on Health of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce. The […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Discovery may lead to new approach for treating MS

October 17, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Around 2.5 million people are affected by the autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS), the commonest central nervous system disease among young adults. There are around 12,500 MS sufferers in Austria and 400 new cases every year. There is currently no […]