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Clinical Research, Innovation

Don’t ignore diastolic blood pressure values, say researchers

July 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A large study from clinicians at Kaiser Permanente has concluded that both the upper and lower values of blood pressure readings (systolic and diastolic blood pressure) are associated with the risk of heart attack and stroke. The new study, which […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Do antidepressants work better than placebo?

July 18, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

In 2017, around 17.3 million adults in the United States experienced an episode of major depression. Alongside talking therapies such as psychotherapy, many people with depression take antidepressants. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a 2011–2014 […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Parkinson’s association to offer genetic tests, data access

July 18, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The Parkinson’s Foundation will launch a nationwide program offering free genetic testing for the disease and counseling to help patients understand their results. Test results from the program, called PD GENEration, will be used in research to aid in developing […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

7 ways AI could make an impact on medical care

July 17, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Artificial intelligence soon will start having an immense impact on the medical field, according to a report from the Medical Group Management Association, which represents the nation’s group practices. AI can identify complex issues and read through large data sets. […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical devices industry M&A deals in Q2 2019 total $14.71bn globally

July 17, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The value marked an increase of 78.8% over the previous quarter and a rise of 72.1% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $8.54bn. Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Discovery could pave the way towards new treatments for neurological disorders

July 16, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered a new process that sets the fastest molecular motor on its marathon-like runs through our neurons. The findings, now published in Nature Communications, pave the way towards new treatments for certain neurological […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Air pollution may raise atherosclerosis, heart disease death risk

July 16, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Studies have linked air pollution with the risk of developing a range of conditions, from neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s to diabetes and atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries. For instance, early last month, Medical […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Study finds hearing aids may protect against dementia

July 16, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Called PROTECT, the study builds on recent findings by the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care, which indicated that hearing loss is a key risk factor for dementia. According to the latest research, which involved 25,000 people aged […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Europe’s medical devices industry sees a rise of 34.8% in deal activity in June 2019

July 15, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A total of 31 medical devices industry deals worth $645.78m were announced for the region in June 2019, against the 12-month average of 23 deals. Of all the deal types, venture financing saw most activity in June 2019 with 18 […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Even when HIV prevention drug is covered, other costs block treatment

July 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Three years ago, Corey Walsh, who was in a relationship with a man who was HIV-positive, got a prescription for Truvada, a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to prevent infection with the virus that causes AIDS. Walsh, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Why even slim people may benefit from calorie restriction

July 15, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

This is the main takeaway of a randomized controlled trial that lasted for 2 years and included 218 people, ages 21–50, without obesity. Dr. William E. Kraus — a cardiologist and distinguished professor of medicine at Duke University in Durham, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

Cutting around 300 calories a day protects the heart even in svelte adults

July 12, 2019

Via: The Medical News

New data from a two-year Duke Health trial suggests when it comes to cutting your risk for killer ailments such as diabetes and heart disease, there’s always room for improvement. In adults already at a healthy weight or carrying just […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

This herbal supplement ‘poses a public health threat’

July 12, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Kratom is an extract from the tropical tree Mitragyna speciosa, a relative of the coffee plant. Historically, manual laborers in Southeast Asia have used the compound — either chewing the leaves or making them into tea — to soothe aches […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Why An Aging Population Means Healthcare Customer Experience Must Adapt

July 11, 2019

Via: Forbes

America is getting older, and the healthcare system is buckling under the pressure. The double whammy of people generally living longer and the massive Baby Boomer generation creating the “largest-ever population of older adults in America” has necessitated a level […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New drug for acute migraine shows promising results in a large-scale trial

July 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A drug belonging to a new generation of acute migraine headache treatments was found to eliminate pain and reduce bothersome symptoms for people with migraine in a large-scale trial reported in the July 11 issue of The New England Journal […]