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Clinical Research, Innovation, Medical Devices

Self-moisturizing smart contact lenses

January 22, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Smart contact lenses are wearable devices that could accelerate vision beyond natural human capabilities. They are being developed for a wide range of applications from non-invasive monitoring to vision correction to augmented reality display. “Although there have been many recent […]


Regulatory

Australian And U.S. Airports To Screen Passengers As China Confirms 6 Coronavirus Deaths

January 21, 2020

Via: Forbes

Topline: Six people have now died from the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak in China, with international airports taking precautionary measures amid fears that upcoming the Lunar new year holiday could fuel the spread of the SARS-like virus. Chinese health officials […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Lab tests reveal that newly discovered T-cell can kill various types of cancer

January 21, 2020

Via: The Medical News

These early findings predict that the discovery could facilitate the development of a new T-cell cancer therapy that would target and destroy a range of cancer types without the limitations of current T-cell therapies that require tailoring to the patient. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

A Year Ago, An Israeli Research Group Said They Would Cure Cancer Within A Year. Did They Do It?

January 20, 2020

Via: Forbes

At the end of January last year, the internet was awash with a flurry of viral news stories promising the almost-impossible. Cancer was going to be cured. Within just one year, by a tiny Israeli biotechnology company. A true fairy […]


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

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

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 […]


Opinions

The Boldest Healthcare Prediction For 2020: Business As Usual

January 13, 2020

Via: Forbes

As the decade turned and the 2020s began, news headlines made it seem as though the healthcare revolution was already underway. One banner boasted “2020: Another Year of Radical Change in Healthcare,” mirroring similar stories claiming that innovations and technologies […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study shows that eye and brain pressure are physiologically connected

January 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) have discovered a novel feedback pathway from the brain to the eye that modulates eye pressure – a significant advancement in the effort to diagnose and treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is associated with […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

A naturally occurring protein may be responsible for many benefits of exercise

January 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Whether it be a brisk walk around the park or high intensity training at the gym, exercise does a body good. But what if you could harness the benefits of a good workout without ever moving a muscle? Michigan Medicine […]


Opinions

Focus Needed Not Just On Drugs But Hospital Expenses To Impact Healthcare Costs

January 8, 2020

Via: Forbes

Much is made of the cost of drugs in the U. S., a topic that is in the crosshairs of both political parties. Particularly galling for Americans is that drugs are cheaper around the world than they are here. As […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists uncover new types of brain activity that may be key to human intelligence

January 7, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A team of scientists has revealed evidence that human brains may be even more powerful than we anticipated. The findings of a new study have uncovered a unique form of cell messaging that has not been seen before, which may […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Discovery could pave way for new breast cancer drugs

January 7, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Eric Prossnitz, PhD, hopes to help many of the 12% of American women who are projected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes. He and his team have recently completed studies on a compound that they think could […]


Regulatory

The Epic Folly Of Trump’s Drug Importation Crusade

January 6, 2020

Via: Forbes

Late last month, the Trump administration released a plan that would green-light the importation of certain drugs from Canada and potentially other foreign countries. The administration’s proposal comes on the heels of legislative pushes by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Families of autistic children experience high physical, mental and emotional burdens

January 6, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Families of children with autism face high physical, mental and emotional burdens, are sometimes ridiculed and even accused of child abuse, according to a Rutgers study. The findings were published in the International Journal of Autism & Related Disabilities. The […]