FDA restricts most flavored e-cig sales to curb ‘astonishing’ teen vaping surge, pursues menthol ban

November 15, 2018

Category: Regulatory

The Food and Drug Administration will restrict sales of most flavored e-cigarettes to age-restricted stores and pursue bans on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigarettes as it tries to control what Commissioner Scott Gottlieb describes as an “astonishing” surge in teen […]

Can a Diet-Changing App Influence Healthcare?

November 5, 2018

Category: Featured

There’s no easy way to say this: poor nutrition is one of the most pressing challenges the world is facing today. The malnutrition rates are a clear indication that this crisis is spiraling out of control—currently, 1.9 billion adults are […]

Scientists discover kill code in all cells that can be triggered to destroy cancer

October 29, 2018

Once certain cellular machinery detects that a cell is changing into cancer, it triggers the kill code to destroy the mutating cell. The code is found in large protein-coding ribonucleic acids (RNAs) and in small microRNAs, which are thought to […]

Clinical Research, Innovation

A New Study Says Low-Carb Diets May Help You Lose Weight. But Are Carbs Really So Bad For You?

November 16, 2018

Via: Time Health

A new study suggests that low-carb diets may help people keep weight off and even drop extra pounds, adding to the confusion about the health benefits — or detriments — of carbohydrates. For the study, which was published in The […]


The Emergency Department Is Healthcare’s One-Night Stand. Are We Ready To Address It?

November 16, 2018

Via: Forbes

Hit and quit it. This taboo phrase signifying a one-night stand may make one a bit uncomfortable, yet most can’t look away. Except in healthcare, we’ve been looking away for decades. Every day millions of Americans seek these ‘no-strings attached’ […]

Innovation, Med Tech

New artificial intelligence-based method predicts treatment effectiveness

November 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

How can a doctor predict the treatment outcome of an individual patient? Traditionally, the effectiveness of medical treatments is studied by randomized trials where patients are randomly divided into two groups: one of the groups is given treatment, and the […]

Clinical Research, Innovation

Drug used to treat dizziness may slow down growth of triple-negative breast cancer

November 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Screening Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved compounds for their ability to stop cancer growth in the lab led to the finding that the drug flunarizine can slow down the growth of triple-negative breast cancer in an animal model of the […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

New evidence that social media increases loneliness

November 15, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

According to the first author of the new study, which featured in the Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, no scientific study has proven a causal connection between the two until now. University of Pennsylvania psychologist Melissa G. Hunt believes […]


Cost of VA’s EHR modernization program grows by $350M

November 15, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs has added $350 million to its cost estimates for the VA’s electronic health record modernization program—an increase that isn’t sitting well with members of Congress. According to the latest VA data provided to Congress, the […]


Provider groups urge Congress to pass maternal health bill this year

November 15, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A coalition of more than 80 organizations wants Congress to pass a maternal health bill by the end of 2018. The groups, which include the American Hospital Association and American Medical Association, support legislation passed by the Senate health committee […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

New device can regulate children’s blood glucose more like natural pancreas

November 14, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The wearable device combines a glucose sensor, an insulin pump and a mobile phone with an Android app that automatically matches the insulin supply to a child’s glucose levels. A pilot study in Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and the UK has […]