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Innovation, Med Tech

3D mammography significantly reduces breast biopsy rates

March 19, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Unlike standard or full-field digital mammography (FFDM), which captures two x-ray images of the breast from top-to-bottom and from side-to-side, DBT captures multiple images from different angles that are synthesized into 3-D images by a computer. “The thin slice images […]


Opinions

Humana To Expand Senior Care Clinic Network To New Markets

March 19, 2019

Via: Forbes

Humana has targeted several new markets to grow its “senior-focused primary care” network this year, the insurer said Tuesday. Humana has 233 “owned, joint venture and alliance clinics” including its Conviva brand centers in Florida and Texas and its Partners […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Light and sound therapy may boost brain function

March 19, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain include the formation of beta-amyloid plaques and the amalgamation of tau, a toxic protein that disrupts the correct functioning of neural networks. Recent research has suggested that people with this form of […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Did your doctor ‘ghost’ you? An employment contract may be to blame

March 19, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When Don Cue developed a bladder infection last fall, he called his longtime urologist’s office for a urine culture and antibiotics. It was a familiar routine for the two-time prostate cancer survivor; infections were not uncommon since he began using […]


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 […]


EHR & EMR

Hospital work environment impacts how nurses perceive EHRs

March 18, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Data gathered from more than 12,000 nurses at 353 hospitals in four states reveal that those working in less favorable healthcare environments are dissatisfied with their electronic health record systems. Penn Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes & Policy Research (CHOPR) […]


Wellness

Every Little Move You Make Can Help Your Health, Study Says

March 15, 2019

Via: Time Health

Lovers of vigorous exercise aren’t the only ones who get health benefits from physical activity. Lower-key workouts — even activities you’d never think of as exercise — can also improve your well-being, studies find. Now, new research published in JAMA […]


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 – […]


Regulatory

Nursing home fines drop as Trump administration heeds industry complaints

March 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The Trump administration’s decision to alter the way it punishes nursing homes has resulted in lower fines against many facilities found to have endangered or injured residents. The average fine dropped to $28,405 under the current administration, down from $41,260 […]


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 […]


Regulatory

California Jury Awards $29 Million to Woman Who Says She Got Cancer from Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder

March 14, 2019

Via: Time Health

A woman who claims asbestos in Johnson & Johnson products caused her deadly cancer was awarded $29.4 million by a California jury on Wednesday, Reuters reports. A jury in a California Superior Court in Oakland determined that defective Baby Powder […]