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Regulatory, Wellness

Flu Season Is Off to an Earlier-than-Normal Start, Raising Fears of a Severe Year

December 9, 2019

Via: Time Health

Flu season in the U.S. is off to an early start—which means a virulent winter may be impending. Influenza activity has been higher than normal for four weeks in a row, which many experts consider the official mark of flu […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Even light to moderate alcohol consumption can increase cancer risk

December 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

In a study conducted in Japan, even light to moderate alcohol consumption was associated with elevated cancer risks. In the study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the overall cancer risk appeared to […]


Wellness

Exercise improves key measures of cardiovascular health

December 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Eight months of daily, afterschool physical activity in previously inactive 8- to 11-year-olds with obesity and overweight improved key measures of their cardiovascular health like good cholesterol levels, aerobic fitness and percent body fat, but didn’t improve others like arterial […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Medical devices industry venture financing deals in Q3 2019 total $1.33bn in US

November 28, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Total medical devices industry venture financing deals in Q3 2019 worth $1.33bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked a decrease of 37.2% over the previous quarter and a drop of 23.5% when compared […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

Cannabis is not an effective treatment for mental health conditions, conclude experts

October 30, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A team in Australia has reviewed available evidence over a period of almost 30 years to investigate the effectiveness and safety of medicinal cannabinoids in the treatment of mental health disorders. They found little evidence to back up claims that […]


Editorial

5G Health Concerns: Should We Be Worried?

October 17, 2019

Via: Natalie Dunn

5G brings lightning-fast internet and is said to be revolutionary for powering new technologies like self-driving cars, advanced augmented, and virtual reality experiences.  “With a massive amount of antennas—tens to hundreds of antennas at each base station—you can serve many […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Dengue virus becoming resistant to vaccines and therapeutics due to mutations in specific protein

September 20, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

DENV2 exists as smooth spherical surface particles while growing at the mosquito’s physiological temperature (29 degrees Celsius). It then changes to bumpy surfaced particles at human physiological temperature (37 degrees Celsius). This ability to morph helps the virus to evade […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers find way to kill pathogen resistant to antibiotics

September 20, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

This bacterium is one of many that have evolved a system that allows them to acquire difficult-to-access iron from the human body. Iron is essential for bacterial growth and survival, but in humans, most of it is held up within […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Rethinking how cholesterol is integrated into cells

September 20, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

It has been known for a long time that cholesterol is transported around the body in the blood as small particles consisting of fat and protein. In the body’s cells, these particles are broken down and cholesterol is released and […]


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 […]


Wellness

Eating chicken rather than red meat could lower breast cancer risk

August 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Red meat refers to the flesh obtained from cows, pigs and lambs, that is, beef, pork and lamb/mutton respectively. These contain more of the muscle protein called myoglobin which carries oxygen to the muscle tissue, similar to hemoglobin in the […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Blood clotting proteins in urine act as potent biomarkers for lupus

August 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have discovered that blood clotting proteins in urine can act as biomarkers in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), especially those with lupus nephritis. The team of researchers at the University of Houston found that blood clotting proteins, both […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study: Patients transported by mobile stroke units instead of standard ambulance get faster treatment

August 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute. Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) recently published new findings in Stroke that show […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Medical Devices

Blood pressure monitoring may one day be easy as taking a video selfie

August 6, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Transdermal optical imaging measures blood pressure by detecting blood flow changes in smartphone-captured facial videos. Ambient light penetrates the skin’s outer layer allowing digital optical sensors in smartphones to visualize and extract blood flow patterns, which transdermal optical imaging models […]