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Category: Research


Innovation, Research

Hair loss and prostate medication could also reduce heart disease risk, study finds

February 29, 2024

Via: Fox News

A drug that has long been used to treat two common men’s health conditions could have some unexpected benefits. Finasteride — more commonly known as Propecia or Proscar — has treated male pattern baldness and enlarged prostate in millions of […]


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NHS capsule sponge test diagnoses Barrett’s oesophagus in trial

February 27, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

The NHS in the UK has reported that an innovative capsule sponge test could effectively diagnose Barrett’s oesophagus, a precursor to oesophageal cancer, in a trial. The trial has demonstrated the test’s ability to reduce the need for invasive endoscopies […]


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COVID pandemic triggered spike in antidepressant use among young females, study finds

February 26, 2024

Via: Fox News

Young people turned to antidepressants in greater numbers during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, new research has shown. Use of these medications was already on the rise prior to March 2020, but the pandemic accelerated that trend, according to a […]


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FDA approves allergy drug to lessen severity of reactions to peanuts, dairy, other foods

February 21, 2024

Via: Fox News

Food allergy sufferers have a new weapon in their fight against severe symptoms. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the injectable Xolair (omalizumab) the green light for use in decreasing the risk of life-threatening reactions to certain […]


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Stress during pregnancy can lead to early maturation of first-born daughters

February 20, 2024

Via: ScienceDaily

The study was the first to identify earlier patterns of adrenal puberty as a result of prenatal stress. Adrenal puberty is marked by changes like the growth of body hair, pimples and aspects of cognitive maturation, but does not include […]


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Study finds that proteins may predict who will get dementia in 10 years based on blood samples

February 12, 2024

Via: Fox News

A study of frozen blood samples has turned up a trove of proteins that may predict several forms of dementia more than 10 years before the disease is diagnosed, researchers from the U.K. and China reported on Monday. The study, […]


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Alzheimer’s disease found to be transmitted through medical procedures decades ago, study finds

February 1, 2024

Via: Fox News

Alzheimer’s disease has been considered something that happens from within, generally speaking — but for the first time, researchers have identified cases that were triggered by a specific medical treatment. The most common type of dementia, Alzheimer’s is caused by […]


Innovation, Research

PathAI Expands PathExplore Reach to 14 Cancer Types, Fueling Precision Oncology

January 31, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Despite advances in cancer treatment, many patients remain unresponsive to available therapies or lack access to potentially life-saving options due to the absence of actionable biomarkers. The TME, a complex ecosystem of cells and tissues surrounding the tumor, holds immense […]


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Kids who consume energy drinks are more prone to mental health disorders, study finds

January 31, 2024

Via: Fox News

Energy drinks could pose a risk to young brains, according to new research. Those who consumed energy drinks — which are intended to boost energy through the use of caffeine or other stimulants — were shown to have a higher […]


Innovation, Research

Rising health insurance premiums linked to wage stagnation, study finds

January 17, 2024

Via: Healthcare Dive

Health insurance offered through employers represents the single largest source of coverage in the U.S. But premiums often rise faster than inflation and wage growth, frustrating employers who are on the hook for a large portion of climbing costs and […]


Innovation, Research

The New Era of Clinical Trials: Adopting Electronic Informed Consent

January 17, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

The clinical trials landscape continues to evolve and with it, an exponential growth in the adoption of electronic informed consent (eConsent) solutions. These solutions deliver a myriad of benefits for trial sponsors, sites and patients. However, there is still some […]


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Clinical Trial Payments: Optimizing the Path Forward for Site Payments

January 10, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Escalating competition for clinical trial sites, in tandem with other industry-wide challenges such as changing regulations; a lack of bandwidth and resources; identifying ideal sites and recruiting and retaining patients, are posing significant obstacles for sponsors and site teams within […]


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Child seizures caught on video may be a clue to solving unexplained crib deaths

January 5, 2024

Via: Fox News

The last bedtime of 17-month-old Hayden Fell’s life was heartbreakingly normal. Crib video shows the toddler in pajamas playing happily as his parents and sister sang “Wheels on the Bus” with his twin brother. The next morning, Hayden’s dad couldn’t […]


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The Most Common COVID Symptoms Doctors Are Seeing This Holiday Season

December 20, 2023

Via: HuffPost

In unfortunate news, cases of COVID-19 are increasing just in time for the holidays. Behind this uptick is a new strain called JN.1, which accounted for 21.4% of cases in the United States as of Dec. 9, according to data […]


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Marijuana use among pregnant women is linked to low birth weight, study finds

December 14, 2023

Via: Fox News

It’s long been proven that smoking cigarettes is harmful to fetuses, and now a new study has confirmed that the use of cannabis during pregnancy — including medical marijuana — can increase health risks for babies. Researchers from the University […]


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Could flu vaccination reduce the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular deaths?

November 28, 2023

Via: Fox News

People who get the flu vaccine may have improved heart health, according to a recent study published in Scientific Reports. Researchers from the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran, concluded that patients who received flu vaccinations had […]


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When measuring heart attack risk, one important red flag is often overlooked, doctors say

November 27, 2023

Via: Fox News

Heart disease kills more people in the U.S. than any other cause of death — yet many Americans aren’t aware of one major genetic risk factor. Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), is a protein that can greatly increase the chances of a […]


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Ingestible pill that monitors vitals yields positive results in human trial

November 20, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

An ingestible pill that monitors vital signs from inside the body has produced positive results from a first-in-human study. The data, published on 17 November in the journal Device, demonstrates that the mini sensor could replace intrusive, wearable sensors in […]


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Does the flu increase the risk of heart attacks?

November 10, 2023

Via: Fox News

As flu season looms, the virus may not only leave people vulnerable to pneumonia, fever and body aches — but it may also increase the risk of heart attack, according to several past studies. Those who had the flu were […]


Innovation, Research

Enterprise Imaging: What is the Market Opportunity Beyond Radiology?

October 17, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

The concept of an enterprise imaging strategy was coined over a decade ago, however, it’s only in recent years that the expansion beyond “enterprise radiology” has truly begun. The total market for IT across those nine specialties included in Signify […]