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Feeling Anxious About Wearing A Mask? Here Are 5 Ways To Overcome It

July 1, 2020

Via: Forbes
Category: Opinions

Tara Herrmann, PhD has a history of asthma and was in the emergency room and hospital numerous times growing up. Before Covid-19, she already struggled with masks as simply wearing one would worsen her anxiety and “put me back in […]


How Are Big Data and Telehealth Changing Healthcare Post-COVID-19?

June 25, 2020

Our world is changing more quickly than many older generations ever imagined. This is especially true in the healthcare industry where new technologies and healthcare revolutions seem just around the corner every single day. Change is happening so quickly here […]


Human brain size gene triggers bigger brain in monkey fetus

June 19, 2020

The expansion of the human brain during evolution, specifically of the neocortex, is linked to our cognitive abilities such as reasoning and language. A certain gene called ARHGAP11B that is only found in humans triggers brain stem cells to form […]


Innovation, Med Tech

BD to manufacture injection devices for Covid-19 vaccination in US

July 9, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has formed a strategic partnership with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) in the US to establish new manufacturing lines for injection devices. BARDA is part of the US Health and Human Services […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

MIT develops computing model to improve microparticles injectability

July 9, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US have developed a computational model to improve the injectability of microparticles and prevent clogging during injections. The model determines an optimal design for injectability by analysing a variety of […]


Regulatory

Employers Don’t Have To Pay For Birth Control For Religious Reasons, Supreme Court Rules

July 8, 2020

Via: Forbes

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that private employers who hold religious or moral objections to birth control can be exempted from providing no-cost contraception to employees through health insurance as mandated by the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Workers in certain jobs face increased risk of developing knee osteoarthritis

July 8, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Workers in jobs that typically involve heavy lifting, frequent climbing, prolonged kneeling, squatting, and standing face an increased risk of developing knee osteoarthritis. That’s the conclusion of a new analysis published in Arthritis Care & Research. Knee osteoarthritis is a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Dual sensory impairment in older adults linked to higher risk for dementia

July 8, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Older adults with both hearing and visual impairments—or dual sensory impairment—had a significantly higher risk for dementia in a recent study published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring. In the study of 2,051 older adults (22.8% with […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

New study provides insight into the origin and evolution of glioblastoma

July 8, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Brain cancers have long been thought of as being resistant to treatments because of the presence of multiple types of cancer cells within each tumor. A new study uncovers a cancer cell hierarchy that originates from a single cancer cell […]


Innovation, Med Tech

FDA grants breakthrough status to Dascena’s AI for kidney injury

July 8, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Machine learning diagnostic algorithm company Dascena has received breakthrough device designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Previse, an algorithm for the early detection of acute kidney injury (AKI). The algorithm is designed to predict AKI in […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Engineered killer immune cells target tumors and their immunosuppressive allies

July 7, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The engineered cell therapy could be used as an alternative approach for treating cancer in patients for whom previous immunotherapy based on the activation of T cells has failed. These findings are reported by researchers at the U.S. National Institutes […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Women’s egg quality dependent on metabolic factors

July 7, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In the world’s most in-depth study of the final steps of egg maturation, the quality of a woman’s eggs was found to be significantly dependent on the important metabolic coenzyme called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+). UQ Centre for Clinical Research […]