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Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

IoT: A Promising Prescription for Healthcare

January 20, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

Though the Internet of Things (IoT) is proving its value in many industries, perhaps the most significant benefits to consumers can be found in healthcare. Here’s a prime example: Health organizations can deploy IoT to remotely monitor patients’ blood pressure, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Online information about probiotics often misleading

January 20, 2020

Via: Medical News Today

As scientists have become increasingly interested in the role of gut bacteria, so have the public. In parallel with the microbiome’s rise to fame, probiotics have grown ever more popular. Probiotics are live organisms that manufacturers add to a range […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

America’s most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain

January 17, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Used for fast food frying, added to packaged foods, and fed to livestock, soybean oil is by far the most widely produced and consumed edible oil in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In all likelihood, it […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy

January 17, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The study, published today in Scientific Reports, uses a rat model and human placental cells to show that maternal exposure to THC during pregnancy has a measurable impact on both the development of the organs of the fetus and the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Inexpensive drug may be used to counteract treatment resistance in patients with leukemia

January 17, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A common and inexpensive drug may be used to counteract treatment resistance in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), one of the most common forms of blood cancer. This is the conclusion of a study in mice and human blood […]


Opinions

Employers’ dream of controlling health costs turns to workers’ sleep

January 17, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Charlie Blakey had a sense he was sleeping poorly since he often would wake up tired and hear from his wife how loudly he breathed during the night. So he jumped at the chance when his employer, Southern Co., an […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Drinking low-fat milk associated with less aging in adults, study shows

January 16, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A new study shows drinking low-fat milk — both nonfat and 1% milk — is significantly associated with less aging in adults. Research on 5,834 U.S. adults by Brigham Young University exercise science professor Larry Tucker, Ph.D., found people who […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Hookah smoke may be associated with increased risk of blood clots

January 16, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers found that tobacco smoke from a hookah caused blood clots to form within an average of about 11 seconds, compared to an average of 5 minutes for clotting without exposure to hookah smoke. Exposure to the hookah smoke also […]


Regulatory

Federal Marijuana Policy Hearing Makes Progress

January 16, 2020

Via: Forbes

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a legislative hearing yesterday, entitled, Cannabis Policies for the New Decade, to examine federal cannabis policy, including the implications of rescheduling cannabis to a less restrictive category and the potential of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers find potential new target for treating drug addiction

January 16, 2020

Via: The Medical News

New University of Minnesota Medical School research discovers a novel potential target for treating drug addiction through “the hidden stars of the brain.” Dopamine is one of the major reward molecules of the brain and contributes to learning, memory and […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Injuries and Deaths Could Rise with Climate Change in the U.S., a New Study Finds

January 15, 2020

Via: Time Health

An estimated 2,135 additional people could die every year in the United States as a result of climate change-related injuries like assaults, drownings and falls, if temperatures rise 2°C over current long-term averages, according to findings published in Nature Medicine […]


Regulatory

U.S. Prices For Healthcare Services Far Outpace Peer Nations

January 15, 2020

Via: Forbes

As Democratic presidential candidates debate the state of U.S. healthcare, a common theme is the high cost of the system. Senator Bernie Sanders (I – Vermont), in particular, has made the claim that the U.S. spends twice as much on […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Survey finds US adults see vaccines as less important than they did in 2001

January 15, 2020

Via: The Medical News

2015 measles outbreak damages support for vaccines While medical professionals conclusively agree that vaccines are essential for preventing serious diseases, a new survey has uncovered that parents do not share this perspective, particularly parents of younger children. A survey conducted […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Reducing The Annual Rate Of Suicide In The US By 20% By 2025

January 14, 2020

Via: Forbes

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has a bold new plan for reducing the annual rate of suicide in the U.S. by 20% by 2025. AFSP’s Project 2025 is using the “top minds in the mental healthcare field coupled […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study: Only 25% of Medicare patients participate in cardiac rehabilitation

January 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Too few people covered by Medicare participated in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation after a heart attack or acute heart event or surgery, particularly women, the elderly and non-white patients, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s journal […]