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Vaping carries significant potential heart risks

November 7, 2019

Science hasn’t yet caught up with electronic cigarettes, leaving health care providers and users with many unknowns. But a new review of the research so far finds growing evidence that vaping can harm the heart and blood vessels. “Many people […]


New deep learning tool will advance personalized medicine for musculoskeletal diseases

October 31, 2019

Category: Innovation, Med Tech

Personalized medicine has stirred the imagination of drugs and therapies that are individually tailored to patients. In the future, there will no longer be a need to worry about side effects, and patients will be screened to identify which treatment […]


Breakthrough in understanding rare genetic skin condition

October 24, 2019

For the first time, scientists at Newcastle University, UK, have identified changes in the DNA of the tumour cells in those with CYLD cutaneous syndrome (CCS) that may help them grow. A study published in Nature Communications suggest that the […]


Data Privacy, Information Management, Innovation, Medical Devices

Wearable technology in healthcare: What are the leading themes?

November 13, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The challenges that wearable technology is facing are broad. They range from data security, trust issues, and incentivisation to regulatory and ethical hurdles. Regulations surrounding wearables are in flux. Some regulatory agencies view wearables as low-risk devices and avoid regulatory […]


Opinions

Medicaid tweak might offer means to improve U.S. maternal health

November 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When Madavia Johnson gave birth to Donald Ray Dowless III last year, she was hit by a case of severe postpartum anxiety. She was scared to carry her son downstairs or drive him in a car. She couldn’t manage to […]


Opinions

Warren says out-of-pocket health spending will total $11 trillion in the next decade. We checked her math

November 12, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Promoting her much-discussed plan to create a single-payer “Medicare for All” health system, Sen. Elizabeth Warren emphasized a striking figure. “If we make no changes over the next 10 years, Americans will reach into their pockets and pay out about […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Vaccine decreases chances of severe pneumonia in children

November 12, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A new study has found severe pneumonia decreases by 35 per cent in children who receive a vaccine against a pneumonia-causing bacteria. The research, a collaborative effort between the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and the University of Melbourne along […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Popular cancer drug linked to weight gain and increased systolic blood pressure

November 12, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A popular cancer drug is associated with significant weight gain and increased systolic blood pressure, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai report in a study published in Scientific Reports in November. The drug, ruxolitinib, was the […]


Biomarker, Innovation

US researchers use biomarker blood test to reveal heart disease risk

November 12, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers collected data of approximately 13,000 individuals from three notable patient populations, including multiple ethnicities. They found that around one-third of adults suffering from mild hypertension, not recommended for treatment, had higher levels in one of the two biomarkers, indicating […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New blood filtering system could draw disease from the body using magnets

November 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

An award-winning engineer has developed a new technology that could draw deadly infections such as malaria and sepsis from the body using magnets. George Frodsham designed the blood filtering system whilst studying how magnetic nanoparticles can bind to cells to […]


Regulatory

Juul’s vaping products should be completely pulled off the market, says ex-FDA chief Gottlieb

November 11, 2019

Via: CNBC

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Monday that Juul Labs’ products should be removed from the market, citing two studies that showed the scope of teen use of its e-cigarettes and flavored pods. “It’s very clear that Juul can’t keep […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Fingerprint test can detect presence of drugs without drawing blood

November 11, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Using high-resolution mass spectrometry technology – which is able to detect heroin, 6-monoacetylmorphine (6-AM) and other analytes associated with the class A drug – the technology can identify traces of heroin on human skin even if someone has washed their […]