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Reprieve Cardiovascular Nabs $42M to Expand Intelligent Fluid Management for Heart Failure

February 22, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Over 6.7 million Americans suffer from heart failure, with ADHF exacerbations leading to over a million hospital admissions annually. Frequent readmissions and prolonged hospital stays pose significant burdens on patients, healthcare systems, and costs. Reprieve’s intelligent fluid management system aims […]


Innovation, Research

FDA approves allergy drug to lessen severity of reactions to peanuts, dairy, other foods

February 21, 2024

Via: Fox News

Food allergy sufferers have a new weapon in their fight against severe symptoms. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the injectable Xolair (omalizumab) the green light for use in decreasing the risk of life-threatening reactions to certain […]


Innovation, Research

Stress during pregnancy can lead to early maturation of first-born daughters

February 20, 2024

Via: ScienceDaily

The study was the first to identify earlier patterns of adrenal puberty as a result of prenatal stress. Adrenal puberty is marked by changes like the growth of body hair, pimples and aspects of cognitive maturation, but does not include […]


Innovation, Med Tech

How Open-Source Technologies Will Transform Digital Clinical Trials

February 14, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Although the traditional nearly decade-long clinical trial timelines completely collapsed during COVID, this truncating was not necessarily novel. Precedent exists for accelerating approval timelines during health emergencies such as the AIDs/HIV epidemic, where Compound S, a re-make of AZT, or […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medicare Expands Coverage for Eversense E3 CGM System, Offering More Options for Diabetes Management

February 12, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Previously, only people with diabetes who required multiple daily insulin injections were eligible for Medicare coverage of implantable CGMs. This new policy removes that restriction, making the Eversense E3 accessible to all insulin users as well as non-insulin users with […]


Innovation, Research

Study finds that proteins may predict who will get dementia in 10 years based on blood samples

February 12, 2024

Via: Fox News

A study of frozen blood samples has turned up a trove of proteins that may predict several forms of dementia more than 10 years before the disease is diagnosed, researchers from the U.K. and China reported on Monday. The study, […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

High risk devices can be exempted from mandatory trials under EU MDR

February 5, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Aclinical investigation may not be mandatory for Implantable and Class III medical devices under Article 61(4)-(6) of the European Union Medical Device Regulation (EU MDR) if one of four cases apply to the device under evaluation, said John Thomas, director […]


Biomarker, Innovation

FDA grants clearance for Hologic’s cervical cancer screening system

February 2, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance for Hologic’s new Genius Digital Diagnostics System with the Genius Cervical AI algorithm for cervical cancer screening. This system is claimed to be the first FDA-cleared digital cytology platform that […]


Innovation, Research

Alzheimer’s disease found to be transmitted through medical procedures decades ago, study finds

February 1, 2024

Via: Fox News

Alzheimer’s disease has been considered something that happens from within, generally speaking — but for the first time, researchers have identified cases that were triggered by a specific medical treatment. The most common type of dementia, Alzheimer’s is caused by […]


Innovation, Med Tech

FDA extends deadline for comments on role of digital health in diabetes detection

February 1, 2024

Via: Healthcare Dive

The FDA believes the healthcare sector is yet to realize the full potential of DHTs in the detection of diabetes, “especially in diverse populations, particularly racial and ethnic minorities.” The agency sees the technologies as an enabler of the focus […]


Innovation, Research

PathAI Expands PathExplore Reach to 14 Cancer Types, Fueling Precision Oncology

January 31, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Despite advances in cancer treatment, many patients remain unresponsive to available therapies or lack access to potentially life-saving options due to the absence of actionable biomarkers. The TME, a complex ecosystem of cells and tissues surrounding the tumor, holds immense […]


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New CMS pilot to test payment scheme for pricey sickle cell gene therapies

January 31, 2024

Via: Healthcare Dive

The U.S. government will test whether centrally coordinating insurance coverage can help people with sickle cell disease access expensive new gene therapies for the inherited blood condition. Two such treatments were recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration after […]


Innovation, Research

Kids who consume energy drinks are more prone to mental health disorders, study finds

January 31, 2024

Via: Fox News

Energy drinks could pose a risk to young brains, according to new research. Those who consumed energy drinks — which are intended to boost energy through the use of caffeine or other stimulants — were shown to have a higher […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Swift Medical Secures $8M to Power AI-Driven Wound Care

January 30, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Swift Medical boasts a proven track record, serving as the trusted wound care partner for over 4,000 healthcare facilities across North America. Their platform empowers over 20,000 clinical users to deliver standardized, accessible, and equitable care to patients through: Advanced, […]


Biomarker, Innovation

US researchers initiate study to improve pancreatic cancer detection

January 30, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Researchers at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma, US, are initiating a study that could transform pancreatic cancer detection using MSOT imaging. This new imaging technique, combined with a specially designed contrast agent, has the potential to identify cancer […]


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Respiratory illnesses remain ‘elevated’ throughout much of country: CDC

January 26, 2024

Via: Fox News

Respiratory illnesses that include a fever plus a cough or sore throat, causing people to seek medical care in the United States, have remained elevated in the last two weeks, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday. “This week, […]


EHR & EMR

How to Utilize Blockchain for Enhanced Healthcare Security in Biotech

January 24, 2024

Via: Health IT Answers

Leveraging blockchain technology to enhance health care security in the biotech sector proves to be a promising venture. If providers and IT professionals coordinate their approaches and follow the best practices for implementation and utilization, they will strengthen their defenses. […]


News

CDC Awards Truveta Real-World Data Contract to Study COVID, Maternal Health, Pediatric Care

January 23, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Truveta will provide the CDC with access to anonymized electronic health record (EHR) data from over 100 million patients, offering a comprehensive and timely snapshot of real-world healthcare experiences. This unprecedented access will equip CDC researchers with novel insights into: […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Cognito starts biomarker substudy in Alzheimer’s device trial

January 23, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Cognito Therapeutics has enrolled the first patient in a biomarker substudy within its HOPE pivotal trial evaluating sensory stimulation device in Alzheimer’s disease patients. The HOPE study (NCT05637801) is assessing the efficacy of Cognitio’s GammaSense Stimulation system in subjects with […]


Biomarker, Innovation

National Health Service launches new ‘blood matching’ genetic test

January 22, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK has introduced a ‘blood matching’ genetic test, marking a global first in personalised healthcare for patients with sickle cell disorder and thalassaemia. This new blood group genotyping test is expected to benefit […]