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Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

Older adults who get physical can lower their heart disease risk

August 8, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The results from increased physical activity were found to be particularly good among women. Physical inactivity is a well-known risk factor for cardiovascular disease and premature death from cardiovascular disease. Physical activity’s protective effect is likely due in part to […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Emerging Tech in Healthcare 2018

August 8, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The global population has been steadily ageing for the past 100 years and it is now estimated that at least 10% of the people alive today will live to be 100 years old. Despite major advances in technology for the […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Opinions

Prescription drugs fuel CVS’ earnings beat as sales in the front of the store lag

August 8, 2018

Via: CNBC

CVS Health’ topped Wall Street’s expectations with its retail pharmacy business fueling growth despite fewer customers shopping in the front of its stores. Revenue from CVS’ retail pharmacy segment reached $20.7 billion, up 5.7 percent from the year-ago quarter, driven […]


Opinions

Study finds U.S. healthcare would benefit from more immigrants

August 7, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

Opponents of increased immigration argue that migrants strain the U.S. healthcare system by driving up utilization at emergency departments and contributing to uncompensated care. But a study published Tuesday in the International Journal of Health Services finds those assertions to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New compounds ‘put cancer cells into a permanent sleep’

August 7, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Experts from several research institutions across Australia have been collaborating to find a drug that would stop cancer cells from dividing without damaging healthy cells’ DNA. This is a common side effect of traditional cancer therapies such as chemotherapy and […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Researchers develop smart wristband to monitor health condition

August 7, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have developed a smart wristband that uses a biosensor technology to monitor personal health conditions. The plastic wearable device can count particles and is expected to help in tracking the blood cells. It can be […]


Innovation, Med Tech

3D printing in the medical field: four major applications revolutionising the industry

August 7, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3D printing, was first developed in the 1980s. It involves taking a digital model or blueprint of the subject that is then printed in successive layers of an appropriate material to create a new version […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

More sensitive blood test diagnoses heart attacks faster

August 6, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The new high-sensitivity blood test for cardiac troponin, given in a hospital emergency room, was also found to be safe and effective. When patients present to emergency rooms with heart attack symptoms, doctors assess them in part by using a […]


Opinions

Positive Results For Ovid Drug, But Many Questions Remain

August 6, 2018

Via: Forbes

Michael Cecere’s child, Weston, is five years old. He struggles with daily living. He cannot speak, usually move by stroller or wheelchair, and only just learned to drink from a straw. The reason: a genetic deletion on his 15th chromosome, […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

The Future Role of Robots and Humans in Caretaking

August 6, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Visit the research facilities of the Georgia Institute of Technology. You may meet Darwin, a pint-sized robot that helps patients meet physical therapy goals. From enhancing a surgeon’s precision to disposing of medical waste to monitoring health metrics, artificial intelligence […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New drug may improve liver cancer therapy

August 6, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Researchers from many international institutions have teamed up to design a more effective drug for liver cancer therapy. Their compound may help improve survival rates and reduce adverse effects. Hepatocellular carcinoma, or primary liver cancer, tends to grow and expand […]


Opinions

Antianxiety drugs — often more deadly than opioids — are fueling the next drug crisis in US

August 3, 2018

Via: CNBC

It is little wonder that stress levels today are higher than ever across the United States. Overloaded work schedules, juggling family and a career and making ends meet financially can all lead to anxiety and can affect nearly everyone from […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Exposure to even low air pollution levels linked to changes in heart structure

August 3, 2018

Via: The Medical News

As reported in the journal Circulation, Professor Steffen Petersen and colleagues studied data available for approximately 4,000 participants in the UK Biobank study who provided information on their lifestyle, health history and residential location. They also had their blood tested […]


Regulatory

FCC approves $100M Connected Care Pilot Program

August 3, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The nation’s lead agency regulating interstate communications has passed a plan to expand the use of telemedicine solutions. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a new $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program supporting the use of remote telehealth […]


Regulatory

Cosmetics avoided strict regulation for over a century. Rising health concerns has FDA inquiring

August 2, 2018

Via: CNBC

The largest cosmetics companies produce millions of products every year that go from manufacturing facilities directly onto store shelves and into our homes, with little to no government review. But after more than a hundred years of self-regulation, that luxury […]