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Opinions

Primary Care Is Integral To Improving U.S. Healthcare, But Is Falling Further Behind

September 16, 2019

Via: Forbes

Judging from healthcare advertisements on the Internet, television, and radio, specialists rule the roost as healthcare providers in the U.S. healthcare system. From orthopedic surgeons to cancer centers to ophthalmologists, it’s hard to avoid the onslaught of advertising for specialist […]


Opinions

Cancer patients identify ‘bad luck’ or fate as third most likely cause of disease

September 16, 2019

Via: The Medical News

What role does fate play when it comes to the 145,000 people diagnosed with cancer each year in Australia and 125,000 people in Vietnam? Smoking, sun exposure, poor diet, alcohol consumption and inadequate exercise are proven risk factors for many […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Survey: Many doctors are unprepared to help their patients prevent diabetes

September 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Which of these is not a risk factor for prediabetes? A) Overweight B) Age 45 or older C) Being white D) Exercise less than three times per week The correct response is C — the actual risk factor being African […]


Regulatory

Hospital giant Sutter Health faces legal reckoning over medical pricing

September 10, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Economists and researchers long have blamed the high cost of health care in Northern California on the giant medical systems that have gobbled up hospitals and physician practices — most notably Sutter Health, a nonprofit chain with 24 hospitals, 34 […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Research shows link between genetic mutation and flu-related heart complications

September 10, 2019

Via: The Medical News

People with severe flu sometimes develop life-threatening heart problems, even when their hearts have been previously healthy, but the reason for that has been poorly understood. For the first time, research in mice has shown a link between a genetic […]


Regulatory

It’s time for a ‘federal reckoning’ in the wake of vaping-linked deaths, says former FDA chief

September 9, 2019

Via: CNBC

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday the government needs to regulate cannabis products, after reports of 450 possible cases and five deaths from a mysterious lung disease linked to vaping. Most of the patients reported vaping both […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Research project gathers data, images to improve breast cancer diagnosis

September 9, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A research initiative is using a cloud-based approach in an effort to improve breast cancer care, aiming to develop personalized screening approaches. The Athena Breast Health Network, a long-established breast health collaborative, is conducting the initiative, aiming to use a […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Cancer patients with low income and no insurance see fewer trial benefits

September 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When it comes to benefiting from experimental treatments offered in cancer clinical trials, your health insurance status and where you live matters, according to results of two new research studies to be presented at the 2019 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New mechanism that could counteract obesity

September 4, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Lead author Alessandro Bartolomucci, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology at the U of MMedical School, and his team, which includes first author Bhavani Sahu, PhD, and Yuk Sham, PhD, U of M Medical School, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Poor diet can lead to blindness, case study shows

September 3, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The University of Bristol researchers who examined the case recommend clinicians consider nutritional optic neuropathy in any patients with unexplained vision symptoms and poor diet, regardless of BMI, to avoid permanent vision loss. Nutritional optic neuropathy is a dysfunction of […]


Opinions

Can Artificial Intelligence Cure Mental Health Conditions?

September 3, 2019

Via: Forbes

Mental illnesses have become one of the biggest medical challenges of the 21st century. According to the World Health Organization, around 450 million people globally are affected by mental illness. But two-thirds of people with a known mental condition, such […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Cancer mortality is twice as frequent as CVD deaths in high-income countries

September 3, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of death among middle-aged adults around the world; however, in high-income countries deaths from cancer have become twice as frequent as those from CVD. The findings come from the first large prospective international […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Researchers develop soft robot to help implants adapt to the body

September 2, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A team of researchers has developed a soft robot that could help medical implants such as pacemakers, breast implants, neural probes and drug delivery devices adapt to the body. The team involved the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), […]


Innovation, Med Tech

UniSA studies new technology to monitor premature babies

September 2, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

University of South Australia (UniSA) scientists have studied non-contact technology for the monitoring of premature babies in neonatal units. The new computer vision technology is designed to safely track an infant’s heart and respiratory rates. It involves the use of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study reveals link between popular pain medication and greater risk of hypoglycemia

August 28, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Since its approval in 1995, the opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) has become a widely prescribed remedy for osteoarthritis and other painful indications, in part because it presents a lesser risk for some side effects and has a […]