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Biomarker, Innovation, Patient Experience

Researchers Want Cancer Patients To Share Their Medical Information In Search of Cures

October 18, 2018

Via: Time Health

April Doyle, a single mom from Visalia, Cal., only lets herself look three months into her future. Since she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, she’s tried a new treatment every three months to keep the cancer from […]


Wellness

Seafood rich in omega-3 may promote healthy aging

October 18, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

A new study, led by Heidi Lai from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston, MA, investigates the link between high consumption of omega-3-rich seafood and healthy aging. Lai and colleagues define “healthy aging” […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New blood test trialled to spare unnecessary chemotherapy

October 17, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A new blood test is currently being trialled at more than 40 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand to prevent cancer patients from unnecessary chemotherapy. The circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) test, which is developed through a collaboration between the Walter […]


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

Keto diet may protect against cognitive decline

October 16, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

A keto diet is high in fat, low in carbohydrates, and has an adequate amount of protein. This kind of diet is meant to trigger ketosis, which is a metabolic process through which the body breaks down fat and protein […]


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 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 […]


Wellness

How daytime naps could help us make better decisions

October 8, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Sleep is key in both memory formation and the consolidation of new information. Cutting-edge technologies now allow scientists to see where in the brain learning takes place, and how sleep deprivation interferes with the brain’s neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s […]


Biomarker, Innovation

New cancer vaccine platform a potential tool for efficacious targeted cancer therapy

October 5, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

“What is actually the most remarkable insight concerning the PeptiENV cancer vaccine platform is that we are able to envelop oncolytic viruses with the patient’s own cancer peptides, enabling tailored targeted treatment,” says Erkko Ylösmäki, an Academy of Finland post-doctoral […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Protein dynamics: Molecular machines at work

October 5, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A biological cell can be thought of as a hive, in which proteins play the role of the worker bees. However, proteins are far more versatile and can interact with each other to form molecular machines. In order to understand […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Can Bots Take the Patient Experience to the Next Level?

October 3, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

In today’s mobile-first environment, it’s somewhat surprising that nearly 30 percent of healthcare providers still use phone calls — and only phone calls — to ensure patients make it into their scheduled appointments. While fewer Americans tend to answer their […]


Opinions

What Patients Really Want And Why Healthcare Companies Should Care

October 2, 2018

Via: Forbes

In celebration of CX Day, the day the CXPA (Customer Experience Professionals Association) has designated to shine a spotlight on customer experience, I am sharing new insights about a type of customer experience that is growing in importance – the […]