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Food labels showing how much exercise is needed to burn off food may help combat obesity

December 11, 2019

Food labels that tell people how much exercise would be needed to work off what they eat may be more effective at encouraging healthy eating habits than simply listing the calorie content, according to a new study. A review of […]


Mobile stroke units provide lifesaving care to patients in urban areas

December 4, 2019

Mobile Stroke Units (MSUs), vehicles equipped to provide stroke treatment before reaching a hospital, provided lifesaving care to stroke patients in Manhattan approximately 30 minutes faster, compared to patients transported to hospitals in traditional ambulances and who did not receive […]


Amazon Alexa will now remind you when to take your pills

November 26, 2019

Via: CNBC

Now that Amazon has put Alexa devices into millions of homes, the company is seeking ways to make the gadgets more useful. Starting this week, the voice assistants will be able to remind people when to take their medications. Amazon […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Brain imaging of veterans reveals two subtypes of Gulf War illness

December 12, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Brain imaging of veterans with Gulf War illness show varying abnormalities after moderate exercise that can be categorized into two distinct groups -; an outcome that suggests a more complex illness that previously thought. Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center, […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Blood will tell: a new diagnostic approach for PTSD

December 12, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

For the last 40 years, Dr Charles Marmars’ patients have shared with him some of the most harrowing events imaginable. From veterans recalling battleground horrors, to sexual assault survivors, to people disturbed from hideous road accidents, the chairman of psychiatry […]


Editorial

Poor Quality Care and Medical Debt. Things of the Past?

December 11, 2019

Via: Natalie Dunn

It comes as a surprise that the prime cause of death for ill people in developing countries is not the lack of access to medical care. According to a paper published by The Lancet Global Health Commission, more people die […]


EHR & EMR

EHR Errors Continue to Threaten Patient Safety

December 11, 2019

Via: HITECH Answers

Accurate patient identification is fundamental component to safe care delivery. Yet, providers remain daunted by electronic health record (EHR) systems that contain errors and fail to communicate or transmit information effectively. The issue of poor patient identification becomes exponentially more […]


Regulatory

Walgreens And Kroger Get Closer In Group Purchasing Deal

December 11, 2019

Via: Forbes

Walgreens Boots Alliance and grocery giant The Kroger Co. are expanding their relationship to include a new group purchasing organization, an indication the partnership could broaden even more. The new venture, called “Retail Procurement Alliance,” expands a blossoming partnership between […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researcher receives ERC grant to explore the mechanism of the brain

December 10, 2019

Via: The Medical News

You don’t usually notice it, but you are, in fact, continuously learning how to walk. It happens when you first step onto a slippery sidewalk in a pair of new shoes, or when you try to carry a tray full […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Immunotherapy more effective than chemotherapy for children, young adults with relapsed B-ALL

December 10, 2019

Via: The Medical News

New findings from a clinical trial show that treatment with the immunotherapy drug blinatumomab is superior to standard chemotherapy for children and young adults with high- or intermediate-risk B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) that has relapsed. Those treated with blinatumomab […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

FDA approves Aptar’s acute repetitive seizures treatment device

December 10, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Aptar Group’s Unidose Liquid System to treat acute repetitive seizures in those with epilepsy. Claimed to be the first and only nasal rescue treatment for seizures, Aptar’s Unidose Liquid System is […]