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Clinical Research, Innovation

Aging neurons accumulate DNA damage

May 18, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a study of mice, the researchers showed that when HDAC1 is lost, a specific type of DNA damage builds up as the mice age. They also showed that they could reverse this damage and improve cognitive function with a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists find brain center that ‘profoundly’ shuts down pain

May 18, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Somewhat unexpectedly, this brain center turns pain off, not on. It’s also located in an area where few people would have thought to look for an anti-pain center, the amygdala, which is often considered the home of negative emotions and […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Mapping the Path Forward in Health IT

May 18, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

This year, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released three strategic documents that will help set a path forward for health IT. The 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, the Strategy on Reducing Regulatory […]


Wellness

Tourists, beware: Foreign visitors’ travel health insurance might exclude pandemics

May 18, 2020

Via: The Medical News

It was evident that the fever, nausea and loss of appetite Vlastimil Gajdoš felt on his wedding day was not a mere case of cold feet. Gajdoš, 65, fell ill in Honolulu in March after arriving with his bride-to-be from […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Developing a COVID-19 antigen test

May 15, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Avacta is developing cancer immunotherapeutics, and diagnostics, based on its Affimer technology. The Affimer® platform is an alternative to antibodies derived from a small human protein, designed to address many of the shortcomings and negative performance issues associated with antibodies, […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

Why, in the midst of a U.S. health crisis, there are major challenges for doctors to access patient records

May 15, 2020

Via: CNBC

If you want to solicit a furious stare from a doctor, ask them about their electronic medical record systems. Studies have shown that electronic health records are directly attributable to the growing problem of physician burnout because of the time […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Chest X-rays can predict Covid-19 severity, study finds

May 15, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Chest X-rays performed on young and middle-aged adults with Covid-19 can help predict which patients are at higher risk of severe illness and intubation, according to Mount Sinai researchers. The study, published in Radiology, used a unique scoring system to […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

SCAI releases recommendations for managing patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

May 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has released an expert consensus statement describing recommendations for the management of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The statement, published today in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, was presented during the SCAI […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Low-cost PCR test designed to detect coronavirus

May 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The project of Consuelo Rubio has been among those chosen for the call of the Valencian System of Innovation and Research for the COVID-19 emergency. The associated professor from the Department of Pharmacy at the CEU Cardenal Herrera (CEU UCH) […]


Wellness

The coronavirus pandemic is causing a mental health crisis, the UN warns

May 14, 2020

Via: CNBC

The coronavirus pandemic “has the seeds of a major mental health crisis,” the United Nations (UN) warned in a policy briefing this week, calling for substantial investment in support services. Devora Kestel, director of the Department of Mental Health and […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study finds no evidence of COVID-19 virus transmitting from cats to humans

May 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Three cats infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 spread the virus to three other cats in a lab study published in The New England Journal of Medicine by a research team working in Tokyo, Japan, and Wisconsin, USA. The […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study shows why older individuals are vulnerable to COVID-19

May 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A group of tiny RNA that should attack the virus causing COVID-19 when it tries to infect the body are diminished with age and chronic health problems, a decrease that likely helps explain why older individuals and those with preexisting […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers establish link between inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease

May 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

McMaster University researchers have established a connection between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and celiac disease. A systematic review and meta-analysis at the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster in collaboration with the Society for the Study of Celiac […]


Innovation, Med Tech

App to treat migraines without the use of medication

May 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

One in seven people suffer from migraines and one in a hundred experience chronic headaches. Painful headaches can destroy a person’s social life and interfere with their ability to be a part of the workforce. Traditional migraine medication helps some […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Simple saliva test detects early throat cancer

May 12, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A simple saliva test developed by QUT biomedical scientists has detected early throat cancer in a person who had no symptom and no clinical signs of cancer. In what is believed to be a world-first, the non-invasive test picked up […]