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Opinions

Buyers of short-term health plans: Wise or shortsighted?

November 20, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Supporters of the nation’s health law condemn them. A few states, including California and New York, have banned them. Other states limit them. But to some insurance brokers and consumers, short-term insurance plans are an enticing, low-cost alternative for healthy […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

Why a low-gluten diet may benefit everyone

November 20, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

People living with celiac disease or gluten intolerance opt for a low-gluten or gluten-free diet to manage their symptoms. In autoimmune conditions, such as celiac disease, for instance, the body’s immune system reacts to gluten by targeting the small intestine. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

A molecule for fighting muscular paralysis

November 19, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Myotubular myopathy is a severe genetic disease that weakens all the skeletal muscles from birth. Ninety percent of affected babies do not live to two years of age. “The disease affects the X chromosome in one in 50,000 male infants,” […]


Opinions

Obamacare’s Looking So Good Insurers Are Fighting To Sell It

November 19, 2018

Via: Forbes

News last week that Oscar Health filed a federal lawsuit accusing Florida Blue of a “monopoly” in selling individual health coverage under the Affordable Care Act is the latest signal that Obamacare is here to stay. Florida is one of […]


Regulatory

NHS to offer better access to glucose monitors for diabetes patients

November 14, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The move comes after a recent investigation revealed that patients in some parts of the country are missing out on glucose monitoring devices. Abbott’s Freestyle Libre is the only glucose monitoring system available in the UK. The wearable device sends […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

AHA and ADA launch new initiative to help people with type 2 diabetes reduce heart disease risk

November 13, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) today launched their new, multi-year awareness and education initiative, Know Diabetes by Heart™, to reduce cardiovascular deaths, heart attacks and strokes in people living with type 2 diabetes People […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Cancer and obesity: Clogged immune cells help explain link

November 13, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Obesity is at an all-time high in the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health, two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are either obese or overweight. Obesity increases the risk of developing a number of health conditions, including […]


Wellness

What The Wealth – Is Veganism The Healthiest Investment You Can Make?

November 12, 2018

Via: Forbes

Are you overweight? Constantly fatigued? On regular medication for a health related illness or simply don’t feel 100% the majority of the time? Well if any of the above apply, this post could overhaul both your health and your bank […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Failure of genetic repair system leads to chromosomal chaos

November 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have now found a cause for the frequent catastrophic events in the genetic material of cancer cells that have only been known for a few years: If an important DNA […]


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 […]


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 […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New virus could help destroy cancer

November 5, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Cancer is a chronic disease that kills millions of people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and is likely to be responsible for more than 9 million deaths in […]


Regulatory

Congress seeks better data sharing to trim maternal mortality

November 5, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Lawmakers are trying address a deficiency of data when it comes to understanding an alarming spike in U.S. maternal mortality by enabling states to participate in nationwide information sharing. The U.S. maternal mortality rate has more than doubled between 1987 […]


Featured

Can a Diet-Changing App Influence Healthcare?

November 5, 2018

Via: Natalie Dunn

There’s no easy way to say this: poor nutrition is one of the most pressing challenges the world is facing today. The malnutrition rates are a clear indication that this crisis is spiraling out of control—currently, 1.9 billion adults are […]