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Regulatory

The New ISO 45001 Standard Will Improve Occupational Health And Safety

October 15, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

The adoption of the ISO 45001 standard is a watershed moment for operational health & safety (OH&S). With the new standard now published, it provides organizations a structure around which they can work to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Patient Experience

New patient-centric website launched in Europe to empower people with chronic conditions

October 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced the European launch of Life Effects (https://lifeeffects.teva), a patient-centric website hosting content created by patients and checked by experts, at the European Committee for the Treatment and Research of Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) Congress in […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease

October 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have discovered that antidepressant medications can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The study, recently published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, found that selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRI medication) can delay the development and growth […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

How do dairy fats influence the risk of type 2 diabetes?

October 12, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Recent studies have been suggesting that the consumption of dairy products may have various health benefits. For instance, one study covered on Medical News Today last month argued that full-fat dairy could help maintain cardiovascular health. Still, not everyone agrees […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Is sleeping too much bad for your brain?

October 12, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

As years of research mount up, we are steadily improving our understanding of sleep. However, despite making up around one third of our entire lives, sleep still holds many mysteries. The strains of modern life often mean that we sleep […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Non-invasive glucose test may offer alternative for painful pricking

October 12, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Initial results demonstrated that the non-invasive blood glucose monitoring technology is similar in effectiveness to a finger prick test. Developed by MIT researchers, the new technology uses a Raman spectroscopy technique to analyse the skin’s chemical composition and extract the […]


Opinions

Medicare May Be Spending Far Less On End-Of-Life Patients Than We Think

October 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

You probably have heard the statistic: One-quarter of Medicare spending is for patients in the last year of life. It is cited as a major reason for excessive medical spending in the US and leads to a widely-accepted conclusion: If […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Flavoring, additive ingredients in e-cigarettes may increase inflammation and impair lung function

October 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Flavoring and additive ingredients in e-cigarettes may increase inflammation and impair lung function, according to new research. The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology–Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, also found that short-term exposure to e-cigarettes […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists succeed in growing functional salivary gland

October 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A research group led by scientists from Showa University and the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Japan have, for the first time, succeeded in growing three-dimensional salivary gland tissue that, when implanted into mice, produced saliva like normal […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Computational model helps predict immune response in patients undergoing heart surgery

October 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A research team led by Peter Sloot, professor of Complex Adaptive Systems at the UvA, has managed to pinpoint the mechanisms behind the immune response triggered in patients undergoing open heart surgery. The team’s research reveals that by administering supplementary […]


EHR & EMR

DoD, VA pledge to better align plans to create single EHR

October 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have pledged to align their agency’s respective plans to create a common Cerner electronic health record system. Defense Secretary James Mattis and VA Secretary Robert Wilkie have signed a joint statement committing to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Vitamin A supplements could harm bone health

October 10, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Normally, we derive vitamin A from the food we eat, such as carrots, sweet potatoes, beef liver, salmon, and several dairy products. Having a balanced, healthful diet should ensure that we have enough vitamin A in our systems. How much […]


Opinions

Why You Should Pay Attention To World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2018

Via: Forbes

If you’ve ever heard the term ‘mental health’ and thought this isn’t for me, you may just want to keep reading. While the language around mental health and mental illness has existed for decades, the conversation itself has become far […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Discovery of gene mutation could offer benefit for people suffering from diabetes, heart disease, obesity

October 10, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers say they have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar in the gut, giving people who have the mutation a distinct advantage over those who do not. Those with the mutation have a lower risk of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

One-off genetic test to predict heart attack risk in childhood

October 10, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The team included researchers from the UK’s University of Leicester, the University of Cambridge and Australia’s Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. UK Biobank genomic data from 500,000 people, including more than 22,000 coronary heart disease patients, aged between 40-69 years […]