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Innovation, Patient Experience

Doctors treating deadly lung disease face a problem: Some patients lie about vaping

November 20, 2019

Via: CNBC

There are two people you should never lie to, Dr. Michael Plisco tells patients, your lawyer and your doctor. The critical-care pulmonologist at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis thinks a patient’s lie may have cost his life when he turned […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists discover new molecular drivers of Parkinson’s disease

November 20, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have uncovered new molecular drivers of Parkinson’s disease using a sophisticated statistical technique called multiscale gene network analysis (MGNA). The team was also able to determine how these molecular drivers […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Cannabis cannot be used as a replacement drug for people with opioid use disorder

November 19, 2019

Via: The Medical News

There has been interest in cannabis being used as a replacement drug for people with opioid use disorder, but research at McMaster University has found it doesn’t work. The research team looked at all research on the effects of cannabis […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Researchers detect early stage eye melanoma with simple blood test

November 18, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the University of Queensland have found that a simple blood test can help detect melanoma in the eye at an early stage. The research team discovered a microRNA biomarker in the blood that can distinguish between a benign […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists close in on malaria vaccine

November 15, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Professor Denise Doolan from James Cook University’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) was part of an international team that narrowed down the malaria proteins and disease-fighting antibodies that could be used to develop a vaccine against severe […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Survey highlights the need to better educate people on risk factors of type 2 diabetes

November 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Merck, a leading science and technology company, today released the results of research that has shown a lack of knowledge about the risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes internationally. More than half (56%) of the respondents are not aware […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI-powered CAD software can reduce bias in radiology reports, study finds

November 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A study by the Centre for Advanced Research in Imaging, Neuroscience and Genomics (CARING) found that AI powered CAD software can reduce hedging and defensive reporting statements in radiologist reports, resulting in clearer more actionable diagnosis descriptions. The study was […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study looks at trends in added sugars consumption by infants and toddlers

November 14, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Elsevier, found that nearly two-thirds of infants (61 percent) and almost all toddlers (98 percent) consumed added sugars in their average daily diets, primarily in […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US study shows Apple Watch helps detect atrial fibrillation

November 14, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers of Stanford University School of Medicine in the US have shown that the wearable technology Apple Watch can identify atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is a condition of irregular heart rate. Given its elusive and sporadic symptoms, often the condition […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical devices industry deals in October 2019 total $762.12m globally

November 14, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The value marked a decrease of 65.1% over the previous month and a drop of 83.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $4.55bn. In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 12.9% over the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

American Lung Association report: Lung cancer survival is rising, but more lives can be saved

November 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

More Americans than ever are surviving lung cancer. While the disease remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among both women and men, over the past ten years the survival rate has dramatically increased. A new report from the American […]


Data Privacy, Information Management, Innovation, Medical Devices

Wearable technology in healthcare: What are the leading themes?

November 13, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The challenges that wearable technology is facing are broad. They range from data security, trust issues, and incentivisation to regulatory and ethical hurdles. Regulations surrounding wearables are in flux. Some regulatory agencies view wearables as low-risk devices and avoid regulatory […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Vaccine decreases chances of severe pneumonia in children

November 12, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A new study has found severe pneumonia decreases by 35 per cent in children who receive a vaccine against a pneumonia-causing bacteria. The research, a collaborative effort between the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and the University of Melbourne along […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Popular cancer drug linked to weight gain and increased systolic blood pressure

November 12, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A popular cancer drug is associated with significant weight gain and increased systolic blood pressure, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai report in a study published in Scientific Reports in November. The drug, ruxolitinib, was the […]


Biomarker, Innovation

US researchers use biomarker blood test to reveal heart disease risk

November 12, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers collected data of approximately 13,000 individuals from three notable patient populations, including multiple ethnicities. They found that around one-third of adults suffering from mild hypertension, not recommended for treatment, had higher levels in one of the two biomarkers, indicating […]