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As Healthcare Goes Digital, Consumer Engagement And Experience Improve

July 10, 2019

Via: Forbes
Category: Opinions

The healthcare industry in the United States has long been a dichotomy in its embrace of – and resistance to – technology. While some of the world’s finest technology is used to diagnose and treat all manner of illness, patients […]


Angered by High Health Care Spending? Here’s What Maryland is Doing

July 1, 2019

Via: Forbes
Category: Regulatory

US healthcare spending is maddeningly high. As in: fifty percent higher than what other wealthy countries spend, with no evidence we’re getting any bang for all those additional healthcare bucks. In 2014, the state of Maryland took direct aim at […]


Sitting at home or at work: Which is worse for heart health?

June 27, 2019

We already know that a sedentary lifestyle, in which a person sits down for long periods every day and gets little exercise, is bad for health in general and heart health in particular. However, in a new study, researchers from […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

7 ways AI could make an impact on medical care

July 17, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Artificial intelligence soon will start having an immense impact on the medical field, according to a report from the Medical Group Management Association, which represents the nation’s group practices. AI can identify complex issues and read through large data sets. […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical devices industry M&A deals in Q2 2019 total $14.71bn globally

July 17, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The value marked an increase of 78.8% over the previous quarter and a rise of 72.1% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $8.54bn. Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the […]


Wellness

Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset genetic risk of dementia

July 16, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Living a healthy lifestyle may help counteract a person’s genetic risk of dementia, according to new international research. The study was led by the University of Exeter in collaboration with researchers from the University of South Australia, the University of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Discovery could pave the way towards new treatments for neurological disorders

July 16, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered a new process that sets the fastest molecular motor on its marathon-like runs through our neurons. The findings, now published in Nature Communications, pave the way towards new treatments for certain neurological […]


Regulatory

Tackling high sugar content in baby food

July 16, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A nutritional survey of baby food on sale in Europe has shown that a significant number of products contain high sugar levels that contradict World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations for child nutrition. In collaboration with WHO Regional Office for Europe, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Air pollution may raise atherosclerosis, heart disease death risk

July 16, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Studies have linked air pollution with the risk of developing a range of conditions, from neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s to diabetes and atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries. For instance, early last month, Medical […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Study finds hearing aids may protect against dementia

July 16, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Called PROTECT, the study builds on recent findings by the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care, which indicated that hearing loss is a key risk factor for dementia. According to the latest research, which involved 25,000 people aged […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Europe’s medical devices industry sees a rise of 34.8% in deal activity in June 2019

July 15, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A total of 31 medical devices industry deals worth $645.78m were announced for the region in June 2019, against the 12-month average of 23 deals. Of all the deal types, venture financing saw most activity in June 2019 with 18 […]


Opinions

On Prescription Drug Prices, Will Trump Turn Words Into Action?

July 15, 2019

Via: Forbes

Last week, President Trump declared his administration would soon issue an executive order mandating a so-called “favored nations” policy in which U.S. government (presumably, Medicare and Medicaid) payments for drugs would be capped at the lowest price paid by a […]