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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 […]


Regulatory

Vape shop owners on edge while Trump administration wavers on banning flavored e-cigarettes

November 14, 2019

Via: CNBC

Christian Liriano is glued to his phone these days, anxiously awaiting any news on whether the Trump administration will ban flavored e-cigarettes. Liriano, 27, owns a vape shop called Vape Hangar in Jacksonville, Florida. Two months ago, he thought he […]


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 […]


Regulatory

DTC Drug Price Transparency: Ball’s in Congress’ Court

November 13, 2019

Via: Forbes

Last week, Senators Durbin (D – Illinois) and Grassley (R – Iowa) attempted to advance the Drug-Price Transparency in Communications Act through unanimous consent, but objections from Senator Toomey (R- Pennsylvania) scuttled the plan to expedite passage of the bill. […]


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 […]


Opinions

Medicaid tweak might offer means to improve U.S. maternal health

November 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When Madavia Johnson gave birth to Donald Ray Dowless III last year, she was hit by a case of severe postpartum anxiety. She was scared to carry her son downstairs or drive him in a car. She couldn’t manage to […]


Opinions

Warren says out-of-pocket health spending will total $11 trillion in the next decade. We checked her math

November 12, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Promoting her much-discussed plan to create a single-payer “Medicare for All” health system, Sen. Elizabeth Warren emphasized a striking figure. “If we make no changes over the next 10 years, Americans will reach into their pockets and pay out about […]


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 […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New blood filtering system could draw disease from the body using magnets

November 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

An award-winning engineer has developed a new technology that could draw deadly infections such as malaria and sepsis from the body using magnets. George Frodsham designed the blood filtering system whilst studying how magnetic nanoparticles can bind to cells to […]


Regulatory

Juul’s vaping products should be completely pulled off the market, says ex-FDA chief Gottlieb

November 11, 2019

Via: CNBC

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Monday that Juul Labs’ products should be removed from the market, citing two studies that showed the scope of teen use of its e-cigarettes and flavored pods. “It’s very clear that Juul can’t keep […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Fingerprint test can detect presence of drugs without drawing blood

November 11, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Using high-resolution mass spectrometry technology – which is able to detect heroin, 6-monoacetylmorphine (6-AM) and other analytes associated with the class A drug – the technology can identify traces of heroin on human skin even if someone has washed their […]