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New smartphone app helps anorexic patients to normalize their eating rate

June 13, 2019

Swedish scientists say that eating disorders should be considered just that – eating disorders, rather than mental disorders. The proof, they say, is in the eating. Professor Per Sodersten, lead author of an article in Frontiers in Neuroscience defending his […]


‘Weekend effect’ mortality rate in hospitals not a reliable indicator of care quality

June 6, 2019

The higher mortality rate for weekend hospital admissions should not be used as an indicator of quality of care due to the lack of data preceding patient admission and on the severity of their illness, a new study conducted at […]


Cancer: Proton therapy has fewer side effects than X-ray radiation

May 29, 2019

According to estimates from the American Cancer Society, in 2019, doctors will have diagnosed 1,762,450 new cases of cancer, and 606,880 people will have died from the disease. X-ray radiation is one of the most common therapies for cancer, whether […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Artificial intelligence better than humans in diagnosing pigmented skin lesions

June 12, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When it comes to the diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions, artificial intelligence is superior to humans. In a study conducted under the supervision of the MedUni Vienna human experts “competed” against computer algorithms. The algorithms achieved clearly better results, yet […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Insomnia: ‘Long-distance’ CBT as effective as in-person therapy

June 12, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Studies have shown that at least 10–30% of the world’s population, if not more, deal with insomnia, a sleep disorder in which people frequently have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting good quality sleep. Chronic insomnia can also increase […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Could gut bacteria drive the spread of breast cancer?

June 12, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Although the outlook of people with breast cancer has improved dramatically in recent years, predicting and preventing the spread of cancer to other parts of the body (metastasis) continues to be a major challenge in the medical community. Recent estimates […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Study finds blood markers may help predict seizures

June 12, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The team involved scientists from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological Diseases. During the study, researchers found a pattern of molecules in blood that are higher in […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Why sleeping with the TV on could cause weight gain

June 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Exposure to artificial light at night while sleeping may be a risk factor for weight gain and the development of obesity, according to a study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The study findings suggest that lowering artificial light exposure […]


Opinions

3 interventions could prevent millions of cardiovascular deaths

June 11, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 17.9 million deaths worldwide each year are due to cardiovascular disease, accounting for an estimated 31% of yearly global deaths. The WHO note that heart attacks and strokes account for about 85% of […]


Data Security, Information Management

6 crucial steps to take to avoid a data breach

June 11, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Healthcare organizations must employ a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity, including robust vendor management strategies. 6 crucial steps to take to avoid a data breach Recently, both Quest Diagnostics and Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) announced related data breaches that […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

Dilemmas in regulating brain-computer interface devices

June 11, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The guidance follows an FDA public workshop and centres around recommendations for industry on procedures for non-clinical testing and clinical trial design when developing brain-computer interface devices. The aim is to ensure the safety and effectiveness of research output in […]