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Innovation, Patient Experience

Physicians report high refusal rates for the HPV vaccine and need for improvement

September 16, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Health care providers must also learn to deal with parents hesitant to get their children vaccinated with HPV vaccine. The study, published today in Pediatrics, is the first to examine pediatricians and family physicians’ delivery practices for the vaccine since […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New optical nanoparticle sensor can detect very low glucose concentrations

September 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The Optical Research Group of the Universitat Jaume I (GROC-UJI) has developed an optical nanoparticle sensor capable of detecting very low glucose concentrations, such as those present in a person’s tear, by means of fluorescent carbon quantum dots, applying synthesis […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

B cells may play an important role in immunotherapy for melanoma

September 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute and the Medical University of Vienna have found evidence that B cells might play an important role in immunotherapy for melanoma. Currently, immunotherapy is primarily focused on T cells, but the results suggest that […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Artificial Intelligence Detects Heart Failure From One Heartbeat With 100% Accuracy

September 12, 2019

Via: Forbes

Doctors can detect heart failure from a single heartbeat with 100% accuracy using a new artificial intelligence-driven neural network. That’s according to a recent study published in Biomedical Signal Processing and Control Journal, which explores how emerging technology can improve […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

In search of age-friendly health care, finding room for improvement

September 12, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A month ago, during a visit to her doctor’s office in Sequim, Wash., Sue Christensen fell to her knees in the bathroom when her legs suddenly gave out. The 74-year-old was in an accessible stall with her walker, an older […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study provides important insights into music processing by the brain

September 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Scientists have observed how the human brain represents a familiar piece of music, according to research published in JNeurosci. Their results suggest that listening and remembering music involve different cognitive processes. Previous research has pinpointed areas of the brain — […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Survey: Many doctors are unprepared to help their patients prevent diabetes

September 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Which of these is not a risk factor for prediabetes? A) Overweight B) Age 45 or older C) Being white D) Exercise less than three times per week The correct response is C — the actual risk factor being African […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Gene coding error likely responsible for rare form of inherited ‘short telomere’ disease

September 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

By combing through the entire genetic sequences of a person with a lung scarring disease and 13 of the person’s relatives, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found a coding error in a single gene that is likely responsible […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Apple’s new Research app to serve as platform for three medical studies

September 11, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Several major academic and healthcare institutions are partnering with Apple to leverage a new app for medical research intended to reach more participants than has previously been possible. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant announced on Tuesday that three medical studies […]


Biomarker, Innovation

AI-powered blood test identifies PTSD in early study

September 10, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The study, led by New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC), analysed 28 genomic, metabolic and protein biomarkers. The biomarkers […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Research shows link between genetic mutation and flu-related heart complications

September 10, 2019

Via: The Medical News

People with severe flu sometimes develop life-threatening heart problems, even when their hearts have been previously healthy, but the reason for that has been poorly understood. For the first time, research in mice has shown a link between a genetic […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Millions of diabetes patients are missing out on Medicare’s nutrition help

September 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Louis Rocco has lived with diabetes for decades but, until he met with a registered dietitian in August, he didn’t know eating too much bread was dangerous for him. “I’m Italian, and I always eat a lot of bread,” he […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Microbiome loss from antibiotic use affects response to flu vaccine

September 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Every living person has trillions of microbes living in their digestive tract, and more than 400 species of bacteria in the gut, more than the number of cells in the body. The normal gut flora is important to maintain eubiosis, […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Research project gathers data, images to improve breast cancer diagnosis

September 9, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A research initiative is using a cloud-based approach in an effort to improve breast cancer care, aiming to develop personalized screening approaches. The Athena Breast Health Network, a long-established breast health collaborative, is conducting the initiative, aiming to use a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New gold-based molecules more effective at killing cancer cells with fewer toxic side effects

September 6, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have engineered gold-based molecules that target cancer cells and leave healthy cells unharmed, in a critical step towards precision cancer drugs with fewer toxic side effects. Pre-clinical studies have shown the molecules were up to 24 times more effective […]