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AI in healthcare: Should ‘medical machines’ be allowed to teach themselves?

April 16, 2019

Category: Opinions

Before a medical device is sold, it has to go through a whole series of approvals and regulations. Does it resemble a pre-existing device? Is this the first of its kind? What kind of risk does its misuse/misapplication put its […]


Why Do Some People Need More Sleep Than Others?

April 15, 2019

Category: Featured

A constant need for more sleep can be a sign that something is wrong. But it can also signify a myriad of other things. Most adults can get by with seven or eight hours of sleep per night, according to […]


Cancer patients and those with anemia should not be denied opioids, says CDC

April 11, 2019

Category: Regulatory

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a letter clarifying that people suffering from severe pain caused by cancer or sickle-cell anemia should not be denied prescriptions for opioid pain-killers. The letter, which was issued on […]


Wellness

Morning exercise may burn more calories

April 19, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Exercising in the morning rather than in the evening may be more beneficial to health, according to a study led by researchers at the University of California. The authors say their study supports previous research suggesting that the circadian rhythm […]


Opinions

Most people who die of natural causes do not seek medical help

April 19, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (IFS) in Texas have uncovered some of the key factors related to premature deaths among adults. They have now published their […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer

April 19, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

A clinical trial called SUNSHINE has found that large doses of vitamin D could significantly slow down the progression of metastatic colorectal cancer. Dr. Kimmie Ng, director of clinical research at Dana-Farber’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment Center in Boston, MA, says […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

WiFi may interact with signaling pathways in the brain, causing irreversible damage

April 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The effects of repeated WiFi exposure on human health have been widely debated. A recent study reviewed evidence from 23 controlled scientific studies which investigated the health effects of WiFi on animals, human cell lines, and humans to determine once […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Some brain functions may be restored after death, pig study suggests

April 18, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Nenad Sestan, who is a professor of neuroscience, comparative medicine, genetics, and psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, and his team have restored circulation and cellular activity in a pig’s brain, postmortem. However, the researchers […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Regulatory

Prospects rise for regulation in insurance analytics

April 18, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

(Bloomberg Opinion) — A backlash against big tech has sent lawmakers all over the world scrambling for ways to restrain the influence of computers over daily life. Now, Congressional Democrats are offering up an Algorithmic Accountability Act of 2019, an […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Natera’s blood test detects breast cancer relapses

April 18, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A blood test developed by Natera could detect early stage breast cancer relapse nearly two years quicker than current imaging technologies. Called Signatera, the test conducts molecular residual disease (MRD) analysis to identify trace amounts of mutated DNA produced by […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New Virtual Reality Therapy game could offer relief for patients with chronic pain, mobility issues

April 17, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A Virtual Reality Therapy game (iVRT) which could introduce relief for patients suffering from chronic pain and mobility issues has been developed by a team of UK researchers. Dr Andrew Wilson and colleagues from Birmingham City University built the CRPS […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study debunks 3 common sleep myths

April 17, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Over a third of adults in the United States do not get enough sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, around 35 percent of adults get less than the recommended 7 hours of sleep […]