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Category: Innovation


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers demonstrate pre-clinical success for universal flu vaccine in new paper

September 21, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the University of Oxford’s Department of Zoology have demonstrated pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine in a new paper published in Nature Communications. Influenza is thought to be a highly variable virus, able to mutate and escape […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Novel system uses AI to detect abnormalities in fetal hearts

September 21, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A research group led by scientists from the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) have developed a novel system that can automatically detect abnormalities in fetal hearts in real-time using artificial intelligence (AI). This technology could help examiners to […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

New program to reduce harmful stress effectively improves mood in cancer patients

September 20, 2018

Via: The Medical News

This is a story about something rare in health psychology: a treatment that has gone from scientific discovery, through development and testing, to dissemination and successful implementation nationwide. In a new study, researchers found that a program designed at The […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus In Michigan, Georgia: What You Should Know

September 20, 2018

Via: Forbes

Its acronym is appropriately EEE. Because, “eeeee”, Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is something that you don’t want to get. According to a recent announcement from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), an Allegan County, Michigan, resident developed […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Key molecule explains why bones weaken with age

September 19, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Osteoporosis affects around 200 million women worldwide. One in 3 women and 1 in 5 men aged 50 and above are thought to experience a bone fracture in their lifetime as a result of osteoporosis. In the United States, estimates […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk

September 19, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

The British Food Standards Agency developed their nutrient profiling system (FSAm-NPS) as a way to ensure that people are able to clearly see what the nutritional value is of any food product. The system allows people to make informed dietary […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers study neuronal activity in brain that prevents individuals from doing physical activity

September 18, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland, have studied the neuronal activity of people faced with making the choice between physical activity and doing nothing. They noted that the brain requires far […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

The Impact of Digitization on Patient Experience is Here

September 18, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Hospitals, and medical clinics in general, have complex and ever-changing environments. However, one thing that never changes is the overall commitment to put patients first and ensure that they’re provided with the best possible experience. First and foremost, that experience […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Google’s AI tool can determine lung cancer type from images

September 18, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The machine learning programme demonstrated 97% accuracy in differentiating adenocarcinoma from squamous cell carcinoma. These two types of lung cancer are considered difficult to distinguish without confirmatory tests. In addition, the AI tool was able to identify genetic changes related […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Patient Engagement: 9 Ways to Engage Patients on Their Own Terms

September 17, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Prioritizing measurable clinical outcomes, defining an evidence-based, codified patient journey, and incenting strict adherence to treatment plans have been the base for many patient engagement initiatives. These seem to be logical ways to improve outcomes, reduce costs and encourage patients […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

FDA comes under fire for rapid Apple Watch approvals

September 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration’s quick approval of new mobile medical apps designed for the Apple Watch is raising eyebrows among FDA observers who say the tech behemoth got preferential treatment. Last week, the FDA granted—in two separate letters dated […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Using the immune system to combat addiction

September 14, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

In 2011, at least 20 million people in the United States had an addiction, excluding tobacco. An estimated 100 people per day die from drug overdose, a figure that has tripled in the past 2 decades. Addiction is a complex […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

FDA funds paediatric medical devices development

September 14, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revealed plans to support the Pediatric Device Consortia (PDC) programme aimed at the development, production and distribution of paediatric medical devices. The regulatory authority awarded five grants totalling up to $6m a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Using the body clock to make drugs more effective

September 13, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Our circadian rhythm, or body clock, regulates key aspects of our health and daily lives. Our body clock controls sleep-wake cycles, digestion, and body temperature, among several other functions. Scientists have tied disruption to one’s circadian rhythm to a range […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

ADHD patients have increased risk of developing Parkinson’s and other similar diseases

September 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

While about 11 percent of children (4-17 years old) nationwide have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the long-term health effects of having ADHD and of common ADHD medications remains understudied. Researchers at University of Utah Health found that […]