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Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease

October 12, 2018

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have discovered that antidepressant medications can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The study, recently published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, found that selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRI medication) can delay the development and growth […]


The Physician/Patient Relationship Is Critical To Exceptional Healthcare

October 3, 2018

Via: Forbes
Category: Opinions

A lot of attention is being paid lately to the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare. There is not question that artificial intelligence and related technologies will significantly benefit patients in many ways and transform aspects of medicine. That said, […]


Will Congress bring sky-high air ambulance bills down to earth?

September 28, 2018

Category: Opinions

Air ambulance rides are literal lifesavers. But how much should they cost? In the ongoing, crowdsourced “Bill of the Month” investigation, Kaiser Health News and NPR received more than a dozen bills from people around the country on the hook […]


Data Security, Information Management

Feds boost cooperation on medical device cybersecurity

October 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration and Department of Homeland Security will work more closely to address threats to medical device cybersecurity. The federal agencies have signed a memorandum of agreement to increase coordination and cooperation when it comes to potential […]


EHR & EMR

UnitedHealth to launch new EHR service by end of 2019

October 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Healthcare insurance giant UnitedHealth Group plans to launch an integrated and portable individual health record for its 50 million fully benefited members—as well as providers—by the end of 2019. “We will soon be releasing at scale a first-of-kind, fully integrated […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New blood test trialled to spare unnecessary chemotherapy

October 17, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A new blood test is currently being trialled at more than 40 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand to prevent cancer patients from unnecessary chemotherapy. The circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) test, which is developed through a collaboration between the Walter […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

New way to determine whether metastatic cancer cells in breast cancer patients are dormant or soon to turn deadly

October 16, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The researchers found that when cells from a breast cancer patient’s original tumor metastasized into the patient’s bone marrow with none, or only a small amount, of the protein NR2F1, the patients all soon died. However, patients who had a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New research identifies modifiable dementia risk factor in elderly people

October 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

For older adults, it may seem as though the die is already cast regarding their odds of developing dementia, but new research from the University of Pittsburgh has identified a dementia risk factor among older adults that should be modifiable […]


Wellness

Keto diet may protect against cognitive decline

October 16, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

A keto diet is high in fat, low in carbohydrates, and has an adequate amount of protein. This kind of diet is meant to trigger ketosis, which is a metabolic process through which the body breaks down fat and protein […]


Wellness

People ordered into mental health care less likely to perceive it as helpful

October 15, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A new study, led by Alang, finds that people who independently seek mental health care are more likely to rate their treatment as effective, compared to people ordered into care. “Pathways to Mental Health Services and Perceptions about the Effectiveness […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Endurance exercise training has beneficial effects on gut microbiota composition

October 15, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Even though there was no significant drop in the weight of the subjects, exercise had other beneficial health effects, says Academy of Finland research fellow Satu Pekkala from the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences of the University of Jyväskylä. […]


Regulatory

Drugmakers will soon talk about price in ads — but not as explicitly as Trump administration wants

October 15, 2018

Via: CNBC

Major drugmakers will soon include price information in television advertisements, conceding to the Trump administration but not as far as the administration may have hoped. Starting April 15, 2019, members of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America trade group […]