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Regulatory

Montana’s legislature could decide Medicaid expansion’s fate

November 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A ballot initiative that would have continued funding Montana’s Medicaid expansion beyond June 2019 has failed. But advocates say they’ll continue to push for money to keep the expansion going after that financial sunset. “We now turn our attention to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Brain injury: New target may help eliminate inflammation

November 9, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Researchers from Ohio State University in Columbus have recently conducted a study in mice, investigating a new cellular target with the potential to prevent inflammation following traumatic brain injury. More specifically, they tested a drug that allowed them to block […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Could singing relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s?

November 9, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that affects more than 10 million people worldwide. Because Parkinson’s predominantly affects older adults, as the population of the United States ages, its prevalence is increasing. Symptoms include tremor and difficulty coordinating movements. […]


Data Security, Information Management

Researchers develop solution to ensure long-term safe storage of sensitive health data

November 8, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING at Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) have developed a solution that will ensure decades of safe storage for sensitive health data in a joint project with Japanese and Canadian partners. An initial prototype was […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

To what extent do our genes really dictate longevity?

November 8, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Scientists from Calico Life Sciences, a research and development company — in collaboration with colleagues from Ancestry, an online genealogy resource — have recently analyzed data from millions of people to establish whether genetic makeup really does have a crucial […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI system predicts billions of potential side effects from drug combinations

November 8, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

An artificial intelligence system developed by researchers at Stanford University could ultimately help physicians make more informed decisions about which medications to safely prescribe. The AI system, called Decagon, is able to predict billions of potential side effects from drug […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Cambridge Consultants designs new digital health platform

November 8, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Designed to remotely monitor patients, the platform leverages machine learning to predict health conditions or diseases. For proof-of-concept, Verum is being tested to measure and monitor the stress levels of patients participating in clinical trials. Stress is attributed to 30% […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Rats and humans share ability to selectively forget distracting memories

November 7, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Our ability to selectively forget distracting memories is shared with other mammals, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. The discovery that rats and humans share a common active forgetting ability – and in similar brain regions – suggests […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Artificial intelligence technology improves prediction of Alzheimer’s disease

November 7, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco have developed artificial intelligence (AI) technology that improves the effectiveness of brain imaging for the prediction of Alzheimer’s disease. Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can make a big difference to disease progression, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Sleep deprivation may cause dehydration

November 7, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Sleep deprivation has a wide range of adverse effects on a person’s health. Not only does insufficient sleep impair attention and judgment, but prolonged sleep deprivation raises the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and respiratory disease. […]


EHR & EMR

EHR usability issues pose safety risk to pediatric patients

November 7, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Electronic health record systems may present a significant risk to the health and safety of pediatric patients, especially when it comes to the administering of medications. That’s the finding of a new study published in the journal Health Affairs based […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

What hookah smoking can do to your blood vessels

November 6, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

More and more people are giving up smoking, and they are sensible to do so. Cigarette smoking is “the leading preventable cause of death in the United States,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with cigarettes […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Can this Amazonian diet offer a solution to heart disease?

November 6, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 610,000 people die because of heart disease-related problems each year in the United States. At global level, cardiovascular diseases caused around 31 percent of all deaths in 2016 alone, […]


Data Security, Information Management

OIG: FDA must address postmarket cybersecurity risk to medical devices

November 6, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration’s policies and procedures are not sufficient for effectively dealing with postmarket medical device cybersecurity events, an emerging risk to public health and the FDA’s mission. That’s the finding of an audit by the Department of […]


Biomarker, Innovation

US researchers find possible biomarkers for Zika-related birth defects

November 6, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The majority of infected patients do not show symptoms or have mild illness with low-grade fever. However, foetuses exposed to the virus are at risk of neurological defects, including microcephaly. The team expects the latest finding to help in developing […]