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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 […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

New research compares social media ratings offered to hospitals by patients

September 6, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Consumers can go to Google, Yelp and Facebook for crowdsourced insight about the experiences they’ll have at a hospital, but they shouldn’t expect foolproof guidance on the quality of care they will receive, according to new Indiana University research. Researchers […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Using VR to train next generation of paramedics

August 30, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Virtual reality (VR) is being used to train and prepare the next generation of paramedics to respond to terrorist attacks and natural disasters. Edith Cowan University researchers have worked with Perth VR production company Virtual Guest to create a fully […]


Opinions

Californians living longer with cancer—some longer than others

August 30, 2018

Via: The Medical News

As he grew older, Dale Kunitomi paid closer attention to his health — and to his doctor’s advice. When he noticed rectal bleeding in 2010, he went to see his physician, who ordered a colonoscopy. The diagnosis: colon cancer. Kunitomi, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

‘Good’ cholesterol: How much is too much?

August 27, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Physicians typically advise that people maintain high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol on the basis of the assumption that it prevents heart disease and stroke. This protective effect is thought to be due to the HDL molecules, which “flush” […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

High phosphate intake increases blood pressure, pulse rate in young adults

August 23, 2018

Via: The Medical News

They make processed cheese spreadable, prevent coffee from clumping and help preserve many meat products: phosphates are a common additive in industrially produced foodstuffs. Natural foods also contain phosphates, but modern eating habits mean that we are increasing our intake […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

New research center aims to improve health outcomes for people with physical disabilities

August 20, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Nationally, 1 in 5 adults lives with a disability. But knowing what it’s like for those 53 million people to age -; and how their unique needs may change over time -; isn’t always clear to the professionals that provide […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

How much salt does it really take to harm your heart?

August 13, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Table salt, which we commonly use to season our food, contains sodium. Sodium, if often ingested in large quantities, can lead to a range of cardiovascular problems, including hypertension. The World Health Organization (WHO) say that a person should not […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New method evaluates effectiveness of interventions in mitigating spread of HIV

August 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Using genetic sequencing to understand the evolutionary relationships among pathogens, an international team of researchers-;including several from the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at New York University-;has developed a new method to determine how effective interventions are […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers modify nanoparticles to improve their uptake in gastrointestinal tract

August 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Nanoparticles show great promise as diagnostic tools and drug delivery agents. The tiny particles, which scientists can modify with drugs, dyes or targeting molecules, can travel in the circulation and squeeze through small spaces into cells and tissues. But until […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Learning to live well with dementia

August 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Imagine your doctor telling you have Alzheimer’s disease or some other type of dementia. Then, imagine being told, “I’m sorry, there’s nothing we can do. You might want to start getting your affairs in order.” Time and again, people newly […]


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 […]


Opinions

Study estimates heatwave deaths to increase steadily by 2080

August 1, 2018

Via: The Medical News

If people cannot adapt to future climate temperatures, deaths caused by severe heatwaves will increase dramatically in tropical and subtropical regions, followed closely by Australia, Europe and the United States, a global new Monash–led study shows. Published today in PLOS […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Will drinking coffee prolong your life?

August 1, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Emerging evidence has been pointing to the protective effects that coffee can have over a person’s health. This favorite beverage keeps many a student and employee perky and productive, so it is great to think that drinking it can bring […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New research into how cells communicate could pave way for improved cancer treatments

July 31, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Pioneering new research into the way in which cells communicate with each other could hold the key to unlocking new, improved treatment for life-threatening diseases, including cancer. Various mechanisms exist for cells to communicate with each other, and many are […]