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Innovation, Med Tech

New 3D brain organoid may hold potential in drug discovery, disease modeling

May 30, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists have developed a 3D brain organoid that could have potential applications in drug discovery and disease modeling. This is the first engineered tissue equivalent to closely resemble normal human brain anatomy, containing […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI outperforms dermatologists in diagnosing skin cancer

May 30, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Dermatologists are no match for artificial intelligence when it comes to diagnosing skin cancer, according to a new study by researchers in the United States, France and Germany. The international team trained a convolutional neural network (CNN) to identify skin […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

FDA to assess impact of medical device definition under Cures Act

May 30, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration is seeking stakeholder feedback on the benefits and risks to health associated with the software functions excluded from the medical device definition by the 21st Century Cures Act. Section 3060 of the Cures Act compels […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New finding to facilitate diagnostic tools for congenital diseases

May 29, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A discovery by researchers at the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine and collaborators has revealed how genetic mutations called epivariations can cause some neurodevelopmental disorders and congenital diseases. The team believes that the finding can help in developing advanced […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers develop blood test to detect liver damage

May 29, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers from University College London (UCL) in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts in the US have developed a new blood test to identify liver damage within one hour. The test is designed to detect the damage even before the […]


Featured

Will Robotics Prove to Be the Future in Surgery?

May 25, 2018

Via: William Palmer

Poor employee health may be the reason US companies waste more than half a trillion dollars per year as a result of low productivity. Some of these companies have decided to provide their employees with health insurance plans in order […]


Regulatory

Drugmakers blamed for blocking generics have milked prices and cost U.S. billions

May 23, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Makers of brand-name drugs called out by the Trump administration for potentially stalling generic competition have hiked their prices by double-digit percentages since 2012 and cost Medicare and Medicaid nearly $12 billion in 2016, a Kaiser Health News analysis has […]


Opinions

Study sheds new light on sharp rise in fatal drug overdoses in recent years

May 22, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine sheds new light on the sharp rise in fatal drug overdoses in recent years, one of the most severe public health challenges of our time. The study found that the […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Are you and your primary care doc ready to talk about your DNA?

May 22, 2018

Via: The Medical News

If you have a genetic mutation that increases your risk for a treatable medical condition, would you want to know? For many people the answer is yes. But such information is not commonly part of routine primary care. For patients […]


Opinions

What happens when calcium levels are low?

May 21, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Complications of hypocalcemia can be life-threatening, and if the condition goes untreated, it could eventually lead to death. A calcium deficiency may have no early symptoms. To avoid complications, a person should seek prompt diagnosis and treatment if they experience […]


Opinions

Reversing an overdose isn’t complicated, but getting the antidote can be

May 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A few months ago, Kourtnaye Sturgeon helped save someone’s life. She was driving in downtown Indianapolis when she saw people gathered around a car on the side of the road. Sturgeon pulled over, and a man told her there was […]


Opinions

Opioid pharmaceutical marketing influences physicians’ opioid prescribing rates

May 15, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A new study shows the significant impact that even a meal or two paid for by a pharmaceutical company can have on prescribing rates, despite a national decline of opioid prescribing rates. Researchers from Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for […]


Opinions

FDA Commissioner Gottlieb: US could see lower drug prices if Europe pays more of its fair share

May 15, 2018

Via: CNBC

U.S. allies’ drug pricing strategies are not sustainable for long-term success, and that’s adversely leading to higher prescription costs at home and abroad, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Tuesday. Europeans “do underpay relative to us for branded […]


Opinions

How the Internet of Things is Revolutionizing Medical Adherence

May 14, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Every day, doctors and medical researchers are challenged to find new, improved drugs and courses of treatment for chronic disease. But, what if the answer to improving health outcomes for many patients was simpler than developing new drugs? What if […]


Regulatory

VA telehealth rule allows providers to treat patients across state lines

May 14, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs has finalized a rule allowing telehealth providers to administer care to veterans across state lines and outside of a federal facility. Previously, VA physicians could only waive state licensing requirements and provide telehealth treatment across […]