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Innovation, Med Tech

Scripps and Nvidia look to apply AI to health data

October 23, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

The Scripps Research Translational Institute and Nvidia are teaming up to apply artificial intelligence to genomic and health sensor data, the organizations announced Tuesday. The goal of the new partnership is to detect and prevent diseases by applying machine learning […]


Wellness

Fitness and lifespan: Is too much exercise harmful?

October 23, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Exercise is widely considered to benefit health, but is there such a thing as too much exercise? Some recent studies suggest so. For instance, 90 minutes of exercise every day improves mental health, but anything over this threshold is actually […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Antibiotic plus probiotic combination may kill off superbugs

October 22, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Every year, over 2 million people in the United States develop infections that are resistant to treatment, and approximately 23,000 people die as a result. These statistics have prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to deem drug […]


Data Security, Information Management

Data of 75,000 at risk after breach of federal insurance exchanges

October 22, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is reporting unauthorized access to consumer data in systems that support federal insurance exchanges. The agency says the breach affects personal information of thousands of individuals who get their health insurance from Federally […]


EHR & EMR

UnitedHealth to launch new EHR service by end of 2019

October 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Healthcare insurance giant UnitedHealth Group plans to launch an integrated and portable individual health record for its 50 million fully benefited members—as well as providers—by the end of 2019. “We will soon be releasing at scale a first-of-kind, fully integrated […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

New way to determine whether metastatic cancer cells in breast cancer patients are dormant or soon to turn deadly

October 16, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The researchers found that when cells from a breast cancer patient’s original tumor metastasized into the patient’s bone marrow with none, or only a small amount, of the protein NR2F1, the patients all soon died. However, patients who had a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New research identifies modifiable dementia risk factor in elderly people

October 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

For older adults, it may seem as though the die is already cast regarding their odds of developing dementia, but new research from the University of Pittsburgh has identified a dementia risk factor among older adults that should be modifiable […]


Wellness

People ordered into mental health care less likely to perceive it as helpful

October 15, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A new study, led by Alang, finds that people who independently seek mental health care are more likely to rate their treatment as effective, compared to people ordered into care. “Pathways to Mental Health Services and Perceptions about the Effectiveness […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Endurance exercise training has beneficial effects on gut microbiota composition

October 15, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Even though there was no significant drop in the weight of the subjects, exercise had other beneficial health effects, says Academy of Finland research fellow Satu Pekkala from the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences of the University of Jyväskylä. […]


Regulatory

Drugmakers will soon talk about price in ads — but not as explicitly as Trump administration wants

October 15, 2018

Via: CNBC

Major drugmakers will soon include price information in television advertisements, conceding to the Trump administration but not as far as the administration may have hoped. Starting April 15, 2019, members of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America trade group […]


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. […]


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 […]


Opinions

Why Hospitals Will Increasingly Embrace Telemedicine

October 9, 2018

Via: Forbes

A growing discussion about Accountable Care Organizations, which are designed to make healthcare providers accountable for patient outcomes, will hopefully keep more people out of the emergency room. Though this is promising, it’s very hard to improve outcomes especially in […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Spurred by convenience, millennials often spurn the ‘family doctor’ model

October 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Calvin Brown doesn’t have a primary care doctor — and the peripatetic 23-year-old doesn’t want one. Since his graduation last year from the University of San Diego, Brown has held a series of jobs that have taken him to several […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Novel technology enables detection of early-stage lung cancer when surgical cure still is possible

October 8, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Despite advances in chemotherapy, five-year survival for patients diagnosed with unresectable NSCLC is less than 10 percent. The ability to diagnose NSCLC in stages 1 and 2, when surgical resection and potential cure are still possible, could significantly reduce the […]