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Tech companies see health data as a huge opportunity, but people don’t trust them

February 13, 2019

Via: CNBC

The average American would rather share their health data with pharmaceutical companies, health insurers and the government than with tech companies like Amazon and Facebook. That’s according to the latest results of a new survey of 4,000 diverse participants from […]


Trump administration salutes parade of generic drug approvals, but hundreds aren’t for sale

February 7, 2019

Category: Opinions

The Trump administration has been trumpeting a huge increase in FDA generic drug approvals the past two years, the result of its actions to streamline a cumbersome process and combat anti-competitive practices. But nearly half of those newly approved drugs […]


Schizophrenia: Restoring brain circuitry to improve symptoms

January 31, 2019

Schizophrenia is a mental health condition with characteristic symptoms that include delusions and hallucinations. It also has numerous negative symptoms, such as flat affect (lack of emotional expression), anhedonia, monotone speech, and avoiding social interaction. According to the National Institute […]


Innovation, Med Tech

The critical moment: can machine learning save lives in sepsis care?

February 20, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

For years, scientists have been working to create a device that would make it easier to diagnose sepsis, and now researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a predictive model that they think […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New, versatile technique for remote control of transplanted cells in Parkinson’s

February 20, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease are a major public health issue, especially given the aging population in Europe and beyond. Parkinson’s now affects more than 1 900 people per 100 000 among those aged 80 and older. While a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers find potential therapeutic strategy to treat Alzheimer’s

February 20, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (UBNeuro) have identified a potential therapeutic strategy to treat Alzheimer’s, according to a study published in Journal of Neuroscience. The study shows, in a model of the illness in […]


Opinions

Insurers Are Not Paying Enough For HPV Vaccines — And Our Kids Are Paying The Price

February 19, 2019

Via: Forbes

The HPV vaccine saves lives. It does so by reducing a person’s chance of being infected by the human papilloma virus, a virus that causes a whole range of cancers including, most importantly, cervical cancer. Vaccinate your teenage daughter against […]


Opinions

Medicare For All: Is The U.S. Headed In That Direction?

February 19, 2019

Via: Forbes

Washington D.C. is abuzz with talk about Medicare for All. A growing number of Democratic presidential candidates are voicing their support for Medicare for All, as a “big, bold solution to our healthcare system’s problems.” Medicare for All would expand […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers create new map of the brain’s own immune system

February 19, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Versatile immune cells in the brain serve diverse functions / Changes in course of multiple sclerosis mapped for first time / Study in journal Nature refutes textbook opinion A team of researchers under the direction of the Medical Center – […]


Data Security, Information Management

Phishing attack risks data of 30,000 patients of Mississippi facility

February 19, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport in Mississippi is notifying patients that protected health information may have been compromised by a phishing attack. The facility reported that access to the information was achieved by an attack on an employee’s email account on […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Marijuana may be risky for those with heart disease

February 18, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

In recent years, the legalization of marijuana has become more widespread. Some people use the drug recreationally, while some use it to relieve chronic pain and the impact of some mental health issues. However, experts state that there needs to […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning can locate wrist fractures in radiographs

February 18, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

AI algorithms can quickly detect and localize wrist fractures in X-ray images, which can augment the work of harried emergency physicians and radiologists. Missing a fracture on an emergency department radiograph is one of the most common causes of diagnostic […]