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How Dirty Is That Stethoscope? There Is Bacteria That Can Cause Disease

December 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

Roxette and D.H.T. sang, “listen to your heart.” But if a stethoscope is used to do so, what bacteria may be calling for you? Determining the types of bacteria found on stethoscopes was the goal of a study just published […]


Apple Watch can now detect your irregular heart rhythms and other problems: Here’s how it works

December 6, 2018

Via: CNBC

Apple Watch users can now take a reading of their heart’s electrical signal by holding a finger on the crown of the device. On Thursday, customers with the Apple Watch Series 4 who install the latest software update can access […]


What are the symptoms of autoimmune hepatitis?

November 27, 2018

Although less prevalent than other forms of hepatitis, researchers are still uncertain how common autoimmune hepatitis is in the population. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) point out research from northern Europe that shows an […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

How Artificial Intelligence Will Help Transform Personal Health in 2019

December 13, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Artificial intelligence technology has made great strides in the last decade, with AI models outperforming humans in various tasks, from image recognition to election forecasting to reading comprehension. In the coming years, the range of domains in which AI excels […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

How brain waves enable creative thinking

December 12, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Scientists’ attempts at deciphering the neurological processes that explain creativity have recently zeroed in on the brain’s so-called alpha waves. Alpha waves are strong when the brain’s visual cortex is resting. For example, when a person is relaxed and closes […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Diabetes: Are you over-monitoring your blood sugar?

December 12, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, about 30.3 million people in the United States live with diabetes, which equates to almost one in 10 individuals. The most commonly diagnosed form of diabetes is type […]


Opinions

Time to Choose Your Health Insurance: Don’t Make A $9,000 Mistake

December 12, 2018

Via: Forbes

Is there any financial decision that we dread more than the annual chore of choosing a health insurance plan? It’s got everything we hate: choice and information overload, time pressure, ambiguity and confusion, consequences worth thousands, uncomfortable scenarios involving disease […]


Regulatory

Obama, Democrats make last push for Obamacare signups as Trump cuts ad budget

December 12, 2018

Via: CNBC

Former President Barack Obama and other high-profile Democrats are on a social media blitz to remind people to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act before the open enrollment period ends in most states on Saturday. Signups […]


Regulatory

VA partners with 3 companies to boost telehealth services

December 12, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs is enlisting partners in an effort expand telehealth services to the nation’s veterans. The agency has announced several industry partnerships in a program to enhance its connected care program, offering growing support for the use […]


Opinions

Lessons From The Biggest Pharma Drug Launches Of All Time

December 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

One way to measure the importance of a new drug is how fast the drug is taken up by the market. Furthermore, this is a key metric as a strong commercial launch usually predicts that the drug will become a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Cloned antibodies show potential to treat, diagnose life-threatening fungal infections

December 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Despite public health efforts, many people who get fungal infections in their blood streams die, even if they can be identified and treated with antifungal drugs. These therapies are often ineffective on their own and increasingly the infections are becoming […]