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Category: Innovation


Innovation, Medical Devices

Microsoft supports development of epilepsy prediction device

May 17, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Named NeuroSyd, the device will be designed to act as a seizure warning system via real-time monitoring and processing of brain-signals that indicate an epileptic seizure. Primarily intended to help adult epilepsy patients while driving, the device will provide an […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study: Older adults who regularly play word and number puzzles have sharper brains

May 16, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Older adults who regularly take part in word and number puzzles have sharper brains, according to the largest online study to date. The more regularly adults aged 50 and over played puzzles such as crosswords and Sudoku, the better their […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Virta Health aims to reverse Type 2 diabetes without meds by helping patients watch what they eat

May 16, 2019

Via: CNBC

Virta Health has a bolder mission than most health-care companies. Rather than encouraging customers to follow their drug regimen, it aims to reverse chronic disease through lifestyle change — and ultimately to wean its users off their medications entirely. Virta […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Virtual reality may help stimulate memory in people with dementia

May 16, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of conditions, including Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. It can cause memory loss so severe that it negatively impacts a person’s ability to perform day-to-day activities. A person’s risk of dementia increases as […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning tool immensely scales up Alzheimer’s research

May 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at UC Davis and UC San Francisco have found a way to teach a computer to precisely detect one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in human brain tissue, delivering a proof of concept for a machine-learning approach to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers use cutting-edge technology to read the dark heart of chromosomes

May 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Although the genomes of thousands of plant and animal species have been sequenced, for most of these genomes a significant portion is missing — the highly repetitive DNA. In the midst of these mysterious genome compartments are the centromeres—essential chromosomal […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Therapeutic effects of gardening for psychiatric patients

May 14, 2019

Via: The Medical News

It began as a modest investment of space and money — an unused, raised outdoor planter bed at UCLA’s Steward and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and $350 worth of plants, soil and gardening tools. But, with careful planning by a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study suggests avocados suppress hunger, but can we trust the research?

May 14, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The avocado is widely hailed as a superfood. With its creamy green flesh, it adorns dishes of all varieties and features in breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. The fruit contains a rare combination of healthful fats and fiber and is associated […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

VA partners with Virta Health for remote diabetes treatment

May 14, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Veterans with type 2 diabetes are being offered care for up to one year at no cost, including continuous remote monitoring from medical providers and health coaches. Under a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Virta Health, a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Breakfast cereals: ‘Almost zero correlation’ between health claims and nutritional content

May 13, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The nutritional facts and ingredients that appear on a product’s packaging aim to reveal what consumers want to know about a food. A consumer might choose to look at a product’s calorie, fat, protein, carbohydrate, vitamin, or mineral content. Those […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study: Health plan members want better apps, more telehealth

May 13, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Health insurance beneficiaries generally are dissatisfied with the apps that their insurers are providing, according to a new study by J.D. Power. Other findings from the large national study show that respondents believe insurers should widen the availability of telehealth […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

The 4 Types of Doctors Visits You Should Make For a Long, Healthy Life

May 10, 2019

Via: Time Health

Prevention is often called the best medicine — but research has shown that millions of Americans are not getting the preventive care they should to live long, healthy lives. Obstacles like inadequate access to care and financial barriers can keep […]


Biomarker, Innovation

IBD: Blood test could help predict severity, improve treatment

May 10, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the term that doctors use to describe chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.3% of adults in the United States have IBD. Types of IBD […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Survey reports large discrepancy in patient’s knowledge of cardiac implantable electronic devices

May 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Results from a new survey are the first to report a large discrepancy in patient’s knowledge of their cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED). The study reviewed patients’ overall knowledge of data from their devices as well as their perceptions on […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Where antibiotics fail, ‘bacteria-eating’ viruses may prevail

May 9, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The recent publication of several scientific reports suggesting that many bacterial strands are developing resistance to antibiotics points to the emergence of a global crisis. As more and more dangerous bacteria become unresponsive to strong antibiotics, researchers have started looking […]