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Did your doctor ‘ghost’ you? An employment contract may be to blame

March 19, 2019

When Don Cue developed a bladder infection last fall, he called his longtime urologist’s office for a urine culture and antibiotics. It was a familiar routine for the two-time prostate cancer survivor; infections were not uncommon since he began using […]


AI in med tech: how should it be regulated?

March 11, 2019

Category: Opinions, Regulatory

“Our approach to regulating these novel, swiftly evolving products must foster, not inhibit, innovation,” wrote Gottlieb, as the FDA announced plans to evolve its policies to advance development and oversight of innovative digital health tools. Consumers and clinicians are increasingly […]


Is Healthcare The Biggest Hurdle To Financial Independence?

March 8, 2019

Via: Forbes
Category: Opinions

Healthcare costs are probably not top-of-mind when thirty, forty and fifty-somethings dream of early retirement. However, it should be for anyone who has made it his or her goal to achieve financial independence. That is the day work becomes an […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Alzheimer’s patients using antiepileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia, study shows

March 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

People with Alzheimer’s disease using antiepileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia compared to non-users, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The risk was highest in the beginning of use, but remained on an elevated […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

IgG antibodies play unexpected role in atherosclerosis

March 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found that type IgG antibodies play an unexpected role in atherosclerosis. A study on mice shows that the antibodies stabilize the plaque that accumulates on the artery walls, which reduces the risk of […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Telehealth in primary care risks fragmentation of patient info

March 21, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A new study suggests that the use of telemedicine in primary care could potentially lead to further fragmentation of care. It’s possible that the use of the technology could lead to disconnected care, counteracting the benefits of improved patient access […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US medical devices industry sees a drop of 41.4% in deal activity in February 2019

March 21, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A total of 41 deals worth $6.15bn were announced in February 2019, compared to the 12-month average of 70 deals. Venture financing was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 31 deals which accounted for 75.6% […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Skin diseases are more common than we think

March 20, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

To include people who never or rarely seek medical aid, the study did not rely on health insurance data, but rather on data collected at the Munich Oktoberfest in Germany. Screening examinations were performed randomly on participating visitors. Of the […]


Opinions

Does it make sense to delay children’s vaccines?

March 20, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When Elyse Imamura’s son was an infant, she and her husband, Robert, chose to spread out his vaccinations at a more gradual pace than the official schedule recommended. “I was thinking, ‘OK, we’re going to do this,’” says Imamura, 39, […]


Opinions

Review: Majority of osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines ignore patients’ voices

March 20, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Patients’ voices are ignored all too often in osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines, say researchers, who reviewed 70 English-language guidelines around the world and found less than 40 percent included any mention of patients’ beliefs, values or preferences (BVPs). Clinical practice […]


Wellness

10 minutes of leisurely activity per week may lower death risk

March 20, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Previous research has shown that engaging even in low-level physical activity — including leisurely tasks, such as gardening — may help protect brain health and cardiovascular health, among other benefits. Now, a recent observational study, working with tens of thousands […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Eating fish may help prevent asthma

March 19, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Professor Andreas Lopata from JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, (AITHM) took part in the study which tested 642 people who worked in a fish processing factory in a small village in South Africa. “Around 334 million people […]