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Innovation, Research

Boosting Clinical Trial Recruitment Requires Humanity – and Technology

January 24, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Clinical trials should be a time of promise for better patient outcomes, as they explore new ways to potentially help patients suffering from a variety of conditions. Instead, this phase of treatment development is often met with exasperation as patients, […]


Innovation, Research

When chronic stress activates these neurons, behavioral problems like loss of pleasure, depression result

January 24, 2023

Via: ScienceDaily

Now scientists have evidence that a group of neurons in a bow-shaped portion of the brain become hyperactive after chronic exposure to stress. When these POMC neurons become super active, these sort of behavioral problems result and when scientists reduce […]


Innovation, Research

If you retire early, you could be harming your health: new study

January 18, 2023

Via: Fox News

As they grow older, many Americans begin to think about the best time to retire. Yet a new study throws some warning signs around that decision — as retiring early could actually worsen people’s health. A recent paper published in […]


Innovation, Research

Parkinson’s disease afflicts thousands more Americans than previous estimates: new study

December 29, 2022

Via: Fox News

Some 90,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the United States each year — which is roughly a 50% increase from previous estimated incidence rates, according to a recent 2022 Parkinson’s Foundation-backed study. “The soaring numbers of Parkinson’s […]


Innovation, Research

CDC says respiratory viruses may continue to spread for weeks, ‘possibly even months’: report

December 20, 2022

Via: Fox News

As respiratory viruses continue to spread, the “tripledemic” is causing infections to spike across the country and putting strain on the nation’s health workers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning Americans that the high level of […]


Innovation, Research

New support for a serotonin deficit in depression

December 15, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Since the 1960s, researchers have postulated that major depression stems from disruptions in the serotonin neurotransmitter system, but the evidence for that idea, though plentiful, was indirect. In fact, a recent comprehensive analysis of existing studies concluded that there was […]


Innovation, Research

Patients with treatment resistant depression at higher risk of early death

December 14, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Patients with treatment resistant depression have a 23 per cent higher risk of death than other depressed patients. They also have twice as much outpatient care and spend three times the number of days in inpatient care. These are findings […]


Innovation, Research

Modernizing Clinical Trials in 2023 with Patient Centricity

December 13, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

Patients suffering from chronic illness are often eager to participate in clinical trials with the hopes of finding a more effective treatment for themselves and others with their condition. This is especially true in the case of rare diseases, as […]


Innovation, Research

Can Doctors Objectively Quantify and Measure Pain?

December 7, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Millions of Americans live with acute and chronic pain that affects every aspect of their lives. Pain by itself is an important marker of how a patient is feeling and indicates what kind of medical intervention might be necessary. The […]


Innovation, Research

Teenage brains aged faster during the pandemic from stress, anxiety: study

December 2, 2022

Via: Fox News

In addition to heavily increased rates of anxiety and depression, researchers at Stanford University discovered the COVID-19 pandemic aged teenagers’ brains by almost three years, according to a study published Thursday. In “Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health […]


Innovation, Research

Telehealth: Addressing The Mental Health Crisis in Kids

November 30, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Children in America were increasingly struggling with mental health before COVID-19, but the pandemic compounded an already growing crisis. Today in the U.S., nearly one in five children experience a mental health disorder. What’s just as alarming is that for […]


Innovation, Research

What You Need To Know About Getting Pregnant With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

November 29, 2022

Via: HuffPost

Perhaps you already have a polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis and a doctor has told you that you’ll likely have a hard time getting pregnant. Or maybe you’ve been trying to get pregnant for a while and are beginning to […]


Innovation, Research

An Unexplained Injury Discovered After Eye Surgery. What Should Happen Next?

November 29, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

When Jerry Bilinski, a 67-year-old retired social worker, scheduled cataract surgery with Carolina Eye Associates near his home in Fayetteville, North Carolina, he expected no drama, just a future with better vision. Cataract procedures are among the most common surgeries […]


Innovation, Research

Development of new strategies for accelerating research in gene therapy

November 16, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Gene therapy has become a therapeutic alternative for patients with various pathologies such as diabetes, cancer, and orphan diseases. These innovations are classified into three large groups: gene therapy, cell therapy, or tissue therapy, also called tissue engineering. Cell therapy […]


Innovation, Research

Transition surgery study raises questions about long-term results on quality of life after ‘top surgery’

November 15, 2022

Via: Fox News

A recently conducted study that evaluated young patients after they underwent double mastectomies as they transitioned into becoming male indicates that their quality of life drastically improved. The study from Northwestern Medicine, published in The Journal of the American Medical […]


Innovation, Research

COVID, Flu Or RSV? Here’s How To Tell The Difference.

November 11, 2022

Via: HuffPost

Three respiratory viruses are circling at a high rate right now — the flu, COVID-19 and RSV (or respiratory syncytial virus). These viruses have similar symptoms in most healthy adults but can impact certain populations (children, older adults or immunocompromised […]


Innovation, Research

Accelerating the development of effective psychological interventions

November 8, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Researchers at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, have started investigating whether there might be faster and more efficient ways to develop and improve mental health interventions. In the journal Psychological Medicine, they present the “leapfrog design” as a means to efficiently […]


Innovation, Research

Childhood traumas strongly impact both mental and physical health

November 8, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

The social environments we grow up in are critical when determining our wellbeing and health later in life. Most Americans (67%) report experiencing at least one traumatic event in childhood, and a new study shows that these experiences have significant […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Research

Enzyre raises funds for haemophilia diagnostic platform development

November 3, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Dutch company Enzyre has raised $11.85m (€12m) in a Series A financing round to accelerate the development of its ambulant diagnostic technology platform for haemophilia patients. Led by new investor Oost NL, the financing round also saw participation from Demcon […]


Innovation, Research

Rankings: Research and Development

October 25, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

The Excellence Rankings celebrate the greatest achievements and innovations in the industry. The programme provides a platform to recognise the people and companies that are driving change. Our programme is designed to highlight excellence within the sector by looking at […]