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Data Analytics, Information Management

Mayo Clinic, Google Partner On Digital Health Analytics

September 10, 2019

Via: Forbes

The Mayo Clinic and Google are partnering to accelerate the delivery of healthcare “through digital technologies.” Mayo said its selection of “Google Cloud” is designed to be “the cornerstone of its digital transformation” as part of a 10-year partnership with […]


Biomarker, Innovation

AI-powered blood test identifies PTSD in early study

September 10, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The study, led by New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC), analysed 28 genomic, metabolic and protein biomarkers. The biomarkers […]


Regulatory

Hospital giant Sutter Health faces legal reckoning over medical pricing

September 10, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Economists and researchers long have blamed the high cost of health care in Northern California on the giant medical systems that have gobbled up hospitals and physician practices — most notably Sutter Health, a nonprofit chain with 24 hospitals, 34 […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Research shows link between genetic mutation and flu-related heart complications

September 10, 2019

Via: The Medical News

People with severe flu sometimes develop life-threatening heart problems, even when their hearts have been previously healthy, but the reason for that has been poorly understood. For the first time, research in mice has shown a link between a genetic […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Millions of diabetes patients are missing out on Medicare’s nutrition help

September 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Louis Rocco has lived with diabetes for decades but, until he met with a registered dietitian in August, he didn’t know eating too much bread was dangerous for him. “I’m Italian, and I always eat a lot of bread,” he […]


Regulatory

It’s time for a ‘federal reckoning’ in the wake of vaping-linked deaths, says former FDA chief

September 9, 2019

Via: CNBC

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday the government needs to regulate cannabis products, after reports of 450 possible cases and five deaths from a mysterious lung disease linked to vaping. Most of the patients reported vaping both […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Microbiome loss from antibiotic use affects response to flu vaccine

September 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Every living person has trillions of microbes living in their digestive tract, and more than 400 species of bacteria in the gut, more than the number of cells in the body. The normal gut flora is important to maintain eubiosis, […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Research project gathers data, images to improve breast cancer diagnosis

September 9, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A research initiative is using a cloud-based approach in an effort to improve breast cancer care, aiming to develop personalized screening approaches. The Athena Breast Health Network, a long-established breast health collaborative, is conducting the initiative, aiming to use a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New gold-based molecules more effective at killing cancer cells with fewer toxic side effects

September 6, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have engineered gold-based molecules that target cancer cells and leave healthy cells unharmed, in a critical step towards precision cancer drugs with fewer toxic side effects. Pre-clinical studies have shown the molecules were up to 24 times more effective […]


Opinions

America’s aging population is leading to a doctor shortage crisis

September 6, 2019

Via: CNBC

MESA, Ariz. — As America’s population ages and demand outpaces supply, a physician shortage is intensifying. Projections from the Association of American Medical Colleges say the U.S. will see a shortage of 46,900 to 121,900 physicians by 2032 in primary […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Should Parents Worry About Kids Drinking Coffee?

September 5, 2019

Via: Time Health

Spend an afternoon hanging out in a Starbucks or Dunkin, and you’ll probably see a handful of teens—and maybe even some younger kids—stopping in for a cup of coffee. A 2017 industry report from the National Coffee Association found that […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

New program aims to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions for older adults

September 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Preventing stressful, and often unnecessary, hospital admissions for older Australians living in residential aged care facilities is the aim of a new $1.9 million program funded by the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund. $1.9 million three-year study to reduce […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

School districts double down on drug testing, targeting even middle schoolers

September 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Thirteen-year-old Aura Brillhart and her 11-year-old sister, Morgan, will face a new sort of test in school this year: a drug test. The middle and high schools in their community of Fort Scott, Kan., are among the latest to require […]


Opinions

Analysis: How your beloved hospital helps to drive up health care costs

September 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

As voters fume about the high cost of health care, politicians have been targeting two well-deserved villains: pharmaceutical companies, whose prices have risen more than inflation, and insurers, who pay their executives millions in salaries while raising premiums and deductibles. […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Cancer patients with low income and no insurance see fewer trial benefits

September 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When it comes to benefiting from experimental treatments offered in cancer clinical trials, your health insurance status and where you live matters, according to results of two new research studies to be presented at the 2019 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, […]