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Data Analytics, Information Management

AMA launches platform for organizing, exchanging health information

October 17, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The American Medical Association has launched a new digital platform designed to improve, organize and share health information among healthcare stakeholders through a common data model. The Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI), which is open to all organizations, has several […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New antibiotic resistance genes found

October 16, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found by searching large volumes of bacterial DNA and the results are […]


Opinions

Is rushing your child to the ER the right response?

October 16, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

If a child gets a small burn from a hot pan, starts choking or swallows medication, parents may struggle to decide whether to provide first aid at home or rush them to the hospital, suggests a new national poll. Only […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Regulatory

FDA clears new Senhance System that can help facilitate minimally invasive surgery

October 16, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the Senhance System, a new robotically-assisted surgical device (RASD) that can help facilitate minimally invasive surgery. “Minimally invasive surgery helps reduce pain, scarring and recovery time after surgery,” said Binita Ashar, M.D., […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

How do genes and lifestyle choices affect lifespan?

October 16, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

New research has analyzed genetic and lifestyle-related data to understand how our biological makeup and lifestyle choices can impact our lifespan. We should watch out for smoking habits and weight gain, they say, though prioritizing education may have unexpected benefits. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

McGill researchers discover new cellular mechanism in Alzheimer’s disease

October 13, 2017

Via: The Medical News

McGill University researchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer’s disease. Their study, published in Nature Communications, homes in on the role of RNA molecules involved in synaptic transmission — […]


Regulatory

Trump tells Democrats to ‘call me to fix’ health care

October 13, 2017

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump is inviting congressional Democrats to “call me to fix” America’s health care system, as he prepares an order ceasing federal subsidy payments to health insurers. In a pre-dawn post on his Twitter account Friday, the president reiterated […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

NCATS awards $25M to create National Center for Data to Health

October 13, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

A five-year, $25 million grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science has been awarded to the Oregon Health & Science University to lead a consortium of universities and research organizations in creating a new National Center for Data […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New type of diabetes caused by a genetic mutation

October 12, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Scientific research at the ULB Center for Diabetes Research and the Erasmus Hospital of the ULB leads to the identification of a new type of diabetes caused by a mutation in the gene RFX6. Scientists from the ULB Center for […]


Regulatory

As Tax Reform Looms, Hospitals Defend U.S. Exemptions

October 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

As the Republican-led Congress moves from its failed health reform effort to an attempt to restructure the U.S. tax code, the nation’s hospital industry is out with a new report defending its federal tax exemption. The American Hospital Association says […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning automatically identifies brain tumors

October 12, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

A team of researchers led by the University of Texas at Austin has developed a new, fully automatic method that combines biophysical models of tumor growth with machine learning algorithms to automatically identify brain tumors. Researchers are using supercomputers at […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Regulatory

Respicardia gets FDA approval for remede system to treat sleep apnea

October 12, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Respicardia’s transvenous implantable neurostimulation system, remede, for moderate to severe central sleep apnea (CSA) in adults. Remede is designed to activate the phrenic nerve and engage the diaphragm to restore natural […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study uncovers how the brain reactivates networks of interrelated memories during sleep

October 11, 2017

Via: The Medical News

A study led by the University of Barcelona has identified the process in the brain which strengthens or weakens memories of our daily events while we sleep. According to the study published in the scientific journal The Journal of Neuroscience […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Allergy medication restores nervous system function in patients with chronic MS

October 11, 2017

Via: The Medical News

In a remarkably rapid translation of laboratory research findings into a treatment with the potential to benefit patients, UC San Francisco scientists have successfully completed a Phase II clinical trial showing that an FDA-approved antihistamine restores nervous system function in […]


Regulatory

Trump appoints Hargan as acting HHS secretary

October 11, 2017

Via: Modern Healthcare

President Donald Trump on Tuesday named Eric Hargan as his new acting HHS secretary.Hargan was confirmed as the deputy HHS secretary recently and was sworn in last week. He will take agency veteran Don Wright’s place as acting secretary in […]