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Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers study how neurostimulator can improve rehabilitation for stroke patients

May 3, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are among the first in the world studying how a specific type of neurostimulator can improve rehabilitation for stroke patients. As part of the clinical trial, an electrical device called a […]


Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Can Mobile Health Apps Be Made More Secure?

May 2, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Mobile health apps are growing in popularity among doctors and patients alike. In a world where people are often too busy or unable to go to an appointment,  telemedicine can give people a chance to connect with their health providers. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

High-charge electron beams may provide safer alternative to x-rays

April 30, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Terahertz (THz) radiation is electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths are in the range of 0.03 mm to 3 mm. It has frequencies are higher than those of radio waves and microwaves, but lower than those of infrared light. THz radiation thus […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers discover significant distortions in leading genetics study method

April 25, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Many conclusions drawn from a common approach to the study of human genetics could be distorted because of a previously overlooked phenomenon, according to researchers at the Department of Genetics and Genomics Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists identify new DNA structure within living human cells

April 24, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The structure, which has been named the i-motif, is a twisted “knot” of DNA. It has previously been observed and studied in vitro, but this is the first time scientists have identified it inside living cells. Previously, researchers in the […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

62% of Hospitals are Not Using Patient Information Outside Their EHRs

April 23, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

As nearly every U.S. hospital has an electronic health record system installed, sixty-two percent of¬¬ hospitals aren’t using patient information outside their EHRs in Q1 2018, according to a new survey conducted by Black Book Market Research. The report reveals […]


Wellness

Study: Yoga and mindfulness may help elementary school students manage stress, anxiety

April 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Yoga/mindfulness activities may facilitate stress management among elementary school students and may be added as a complement to social and emotional learning activities, according to a Tulane University study. Published April 10 in Psychology Research and Behavior Management Journal, the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists discover genes that may trigger depression

April 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Nearly 80 genes that could be linked to depression have been discovered by scientists. The findings could help explain why some people may be at a higher risk of developing the condition, researchers say. The study could also help researchers […]


Opinions

Coffee may worsen Alzheimer’s symptoms

April 5, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

In a study of mice with Alzheimer’s, researchers found that prolonged exposure to caffeine was linked to increases in behavioral symptoms of the disease, such as anxiety. Lead researcher Dr. Lydia Giménez-Llort — from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in […]


Opinions

Study finds connection between obesity and sociodemographic, economic characteristics

April 4, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Nearly 70 percent of the U.S. adult population meets the definition of overweight or obese, but a new study by University of Arkansas researchers shows the problem isn’t randomly distributed across the country. Instead, obesity is concentrated in areas with […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Researchers aim to accurately identify aggressive oropharyngeal cancers

March 27, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The Case Western Reserve-led research team will analyze computerized images of tissue samples for patterns which could become “biomarkers,” or predictors, for determining relative risk for recurrence in one particularly common type of head and neck cancers. Those tumors, known […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New app may help predict, track manic and depressive episodes in bipolar patients

March 21, 2018

Via: The Medical News

An app that one day may help predict and monitor manic and depressive episodes in people with bipolar disorder is now available in the App Store. The app, called BiAffect, was designed by researchers at the University of Illinois at […]


Wellness

No, Coffee and Tea Aren’t Actually Dehydrating. Here’s Why

March 16, 2018

Via: Time Health

When you want to quench your thirst, you probably don’t reach for a steaming cup of coffee or tea. But despite what you’ve heard, coffee and caffeinated tea are not dehydrating, experts say. It’s true that caffeine is a mild […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Smoking linked to increased risk of hearing loss

March 14, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Smoking is associated with increased risk of hearing loss, according to a study of over 50,000 participants over 8 years in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, published by Oxford University Press. Researchers analyzed data from annual health checkups, which included audio […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New analysis shows upward trend in childhood obesity

February 26, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Despite reports in recent years suggesting childhood obesity could be reaching a plateau in some groups, the big picture on obesity rates for children ages 2 to 19 remains unfavorable. Three decades of rising childhood obesity continued their upward trend […]