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Clinical Research, Innovation

New cancer drug safely boosts radiation therapy

November 14, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Cancer continues to be one of the top causes of death in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute, there will be 1,735,350 new cancer cases by the end of 2018, of which 609,640 people will die as […]


EHR & EMR

AMA president calls for end to electronic health record abuse

November 14, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The nation’s largest physician group is calling for an end to electronic health record “abuse” which is relegating doctors to the role of data entry clerks and leading to widespread professional burnout. According to the American Medical Association, the problem […]


Regulatory

NHS to offer better access to glucose monitors for diabetes patients

November 14, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The move comes after a recent investigation revealed that patients in some parts of the country are missing out on glucose monitoring devices. Abbott’s Freestyle Libre is the only glucose monitoring system available in the UK. The wearable device sends […]


Opinions

Novartis’ $4 Million Gene Therapy — Real Price Or A Negotiation Ploy?

November 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

At its annual R&D investor day, Novartis updated the world on its drug pipeline and research priorities. It was an impressive session befitting a company that spends $9 billion annually on R&D (about 18% of its top line revenues). Novartis […]


Regulatory

Short-Term Insurance Plans Offer a Much-Needed Escape from Obamacare

November 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

Several patient advocacy groups recently sued the Trump administration to overturn an August 2018 rule that expands access to short-term health insurance plans. They argue that short-term plans, which they deride as “junk insurance,” violate the Affordable Care Act. The […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

AHA and ADA launch new initiative to help people with type 2 diabetes reduce heart disease risk

November 13, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) today launched their new, multi-year awareness and education initiative, Know Diabetes by Heart™, to reduce cardiovascular deaths, heart attacks and strokes in people living with type 2 diabetes People […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Cancer and obesity: Clogged immune cells help explain link

November 13, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Obesity is at an all-time high in the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health, two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are either obese or overweight. Obesity increases the risk of developing a number of health conditions, including […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

November 12, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in women, and the National Cancer Institute estimate that 266,120 new cases will have been diagnosed in the United States by the end of 2018. According to the World Health […]


Wellness

What The Wealth – Is Veganism The Healthiest Investment You Can Make?

November 12, 2018

Via: Forbes

Are you overweight? Constantly fatigued? On regular medication for a health related illness or simply don’t feel 100% the majority of the time? Well if any of the above apply, this post could overhaul both your health and your bank […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Failure of genetic repair system leads to chromosomal chaos

November 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have now found a cause for the frequent catastrophic events in the genetic material of cancer cells that have only been known for a few years: If an important DNA […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Oxford BioDynamics forms new alliance to identify autism biomarkers

November 12, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The alliance will use Oxford BioDynamics’ EpiSwitch high-throughput technology to develop a biomarker assay for the blood-based diagnosis of the neurodevelopmental condition. EpiSwitch is designed to enable the discovery, evaluation, validation and monitoring of a new type of epigenetic biomarkers […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

All infectious diseases likely to be seasonal

November 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Micaela Martinez, gathered data for 69 infectious diseases from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and peer-reviewed journal articles. She then mapped the time of year when outbreaks tended […]


Regulatory

Montana’s legislature could decide Medicaid expansion’s fate

November 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A ballot initiative that would have continued funding Montana’s Medicaid expansion beyond June 2019 has failed. But advocates say they’ll continue to push for money to keep the expansion going after that financial sunset. “We now turn our attention to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Could singing relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s?

November 9, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that affects more than 10 million people worldwide. Because Parkinson’s predominantly affects older adults, as the population of the United States ages, its prevalence is increasing. Symptoms include tremor and difficulty coordinating movements. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Brain injury: New target may help eliminate inflammation

November 9, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Researchers from Ohio State University in Columbus have recently conducted a study in mice, investigating a new cellular target with the potential to prevent inflammation following traumatic brain injury. More specifically, they tested a drug that allowed them to block […]