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Innovation, Medical Devices

Remote monitoring of implanted defibrillators in heart failure patients prevents hospitalizations

March 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Remote monitoring keeps heart failure patients out of hospital, according to late-breaking findings from the RESULT trial presented today at EHRA 2019, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress. The set-up is so effective that it has won reimbursement from […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Researchers discover new biomarker for postoperative liver dysfunction

March 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

There is an urgent need for an easily accessible preoperative test to predict postoperative liver function recovery and thereby determine the optimal timing of liver resection, particularly since the currently available methods are either costly, time-consuming or invasive. For several […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Alzheimer’s disease: An eye test could provide early warning

March 18, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

A new study paper in the journal Ophthalmology Retina outlines research that took place at Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC. The researchers propose that a loss in density of blood vessels in the retina could suggest development of Alzheimer’s […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Common blood pressure drug may increase cardiac arrest risk

March 18, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops pumping blood around the body. If a person does not receive treatment, cardiac arrest can be lethal within minutes. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), in the United States, around 475,000 people […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning approach sheds light on the biology of liver and kidneys after toxin exposure

March 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Exposure to potentially harmful chemicals is a reality of life. Our ancestors, faced with naturally occurring toxins, evolved mechanisms to detoxify and expel damaging substances. In the modern world, our bodies regularly process chemicals, from medicines and food additives to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers determine factors that cause stress development in the human body

March 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

In today’s life, we often encounter situations when the organism’s functions are overstrained, and the action of extreme factors causes the development of a stress response. There are three stages in the development of the organism’s stress reaction: 1 – […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers use molecular patterns to predict breast cancer recurrence

March 15, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Funded by Cancer Research UK, the study was conducted by scientists from the University of Cambridge and professor Christina Curtis from Stanford University. The researchers analysed genetic change patterns in the tumours of approximately 2,000 breast cancer patients, tracking their […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Could green tea help fight obesity?

March 14, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

All across the United States, obesity rates are rising. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in some states, more than 35 percent of adults are obese. The World Health Organization (WHO) explain that globally, obesity prevalence […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Marine bacteria offer new weapon against melanoma

March 14, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. Melanoma accounts for just 1 percent of skin cancer cases. However, melanoma causes the majority of skin cancer deaths, primarily because once it metastasizes, there are limited treatment options. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Daily sugar intake in European children is up to three times more than the maximum recommended level

March 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition has released new guidance for clinicians and parents on the recommended maximum intake of free sugar intake in children and adolescents, which shows that current sugar intakes are up to three […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Napping may be as good as drugs for lowering blood pressure

March 13, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

When the afternoon slump hits in the middle of a busy workday, many of us may feel tempted to catch some shut-eye in a quiet corner. Daytime napping can definitely help boost our energy levels and productivity for the rest […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Type 2 diabetes: Work stress may raise risk in women

March 13, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

More than 100 million people in the United States have diabetes or prediabetes, according to the latest statistics. Over 9 percent of the U.S. population is living with diabetes, and more than 84 million people are living with prediabetes — […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Q BioMed licenses biomarker for monitoring glaucoma

March 12, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The potential use of Growth Differentiation Factor 15 (GDF15) as a biomarker for the eye disease was first identified by a research team at Washington University. The marker is expected to improve treatment options for glaucoma patients. Glaucoma is characterised […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Sleep loss can turn us into social outcasts

March 12, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Sleep deprivation can contribute to a host of mental and physical problems, including depression, diabetes, and impaired cognitive functioning. Now, research from the University of California (UC), Berkeley has linked sleep deprivation to another effect: social isolation. According to the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

IBM’s new research leverages AI to predict Alzheimer’s

March 12, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Led by researcher Ben Goudey, the team used artificial intelligence (AI) technology to identify a set of proteins in blood that could predict amyloid-beta concentration in spinal fluid. Previous studies indicated that amyloid-beta is a biological marker associated with Alzheimer’s. […]