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Clinical Research, Innovation

New approach to prescribing antibiotics could curb resistance

March 22, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Currently, a course of antibiotics does not necessarily eradicate all of the bacteria infecting a patient and any remaining bacteria can be especially effective at timing their re-emergence. Now, Anatoly Kolomeisky and Hamid Teimouri argue that it should be possible […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New survey indicates need of attention to neglected tropical diseases

March 22, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Although neglected diseases account for 11% of the global disease burden, they are targeted by only a small proportion of the new drugs developed every year. Between January 2012 and September 2018, a total of 256 new drugs entered the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Weight loss: ‘Telling someone to improve their diet doesn’t work’

March 22, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

According to data that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cite, over 71 percent of adults over the age of 20 years in the United States are overweight or have obesity. Being overweight can increase a person’s risk […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Heart failure device Optimizer Smart gets FDA approval

March 22, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The new system is designed to improve walking distance, quality of life and functional status of patients that are incompatible with other treatments such as cardiac resynchronisation therapy, which coordinates the function of the left and right ventricles. Consisting of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers find Parkinson’s could be diagnosed by distinctive odour

March 22, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

These findings could be used to develop early diagnostic tests for the neurodegenerative disorder, which leads to progressive brain cell death and significant loss of motor function. There are currently no definitive diagnostic tests available in the market. The research […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Artificial neural networks can predict how different areas in the brain respond to words

March 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Can artificial intelligence (AI) help us understand how the brain understands language? Can neuroscience help us understand why AI and neural networks are effective at predicting human perception? Research from Alexander Huth and Shailee Jain from The University of Texas […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Alzheimer’s patients using antiepileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia, study shows

March 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

People with Alzheimer’s disease using antiepileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia compared to non-users, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The risk was highest in the beginning of use, but remained on an elevated […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

IgG antibodies play unexpected role in atherosclerosis

March 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found that type IgG antibodies play an unexpected role in atherosclerosis. A study on mice shows that the antibodies stabilize the plaque that accumulates on the artery walls, which reduces the risk of […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Telehealth in primary care risks fragmentation of patient info

March 21, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A new study suggests that the use of telemedicine in primary care could potentially lead to further fragmentation of care. It’s possible that the use of the technology could lead to disconnected care, counteracting the benefits of improved patient access […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US medical devices industry sees a drop of 41.4% in deal activity in February 2019

March 21, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A total of 41 deals worth $6.15bn were announced in February 2019, compared to the 12-month average of 70 deals. Venture financing was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 31 deals which accounted for 75.6% […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Skin diseases are more common than we think

March 20, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

To include people who never or rarely seek medical aid, the study did not rely on health insurance data, but rather on data collected at the Munich Oktoberfest in Germany. Screening examinations were performed randomly on participating visitors. Of the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Eating fish may help prevent asthma

March 19, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Professor Andreas Lopata from JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, (AITHM) took part in the study which tested 642 people who worked in a fish processing factory in a small village in South Africa. “Around 334 million people […]


Innovation, Med Tech

3D mammography significantly reduces breast biopsy rates

March 19, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Unlike standard or full-field digital mammography (FFDM), which captures two x-ray images of the breast from top-to-bottom and from side-to-side, DBT captures multiple images from different angles that are synthesized into 3-D images by a computer. “The thin slice images […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Light and sound therapy may boost brain function

March 19, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain include the formation of beta-amyloid plaques and the amalgamation of tau, a toxic protein that disrupts the correct functioning of neural networks. Recent research has suggested that people with this form of […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Did your doctor ‘ghost’ you? An employment contract may be to blame

March 19, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When Don Cue developed a bladder infection last fall, he called his longtime urologist’s office for a urine culture and antibiotics. It was a familiar routine for the two-time prostate cancer survivor; infections were not uncommon since he began using […]