Tag: hospitals


A ‘key clinical role’ for community pharmacies in COVID-19 vaccination campaigns

June 17, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Community pharmacies represent credible and trustworthy services across the UK, which could be key to COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, especially when addressing vaccine hesitancy. One of the four pillars of the UK primary care system New research led by Aston University […]

Innovation, Research

Study observes increased breadth of SARS-CoV-2 antibody neutralization acquired over one year

June 16, 2021

Via: The Medical News

It has been over a year and a half since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic began to besiege the world, forcing a large-scale shut-down of business activity, travel, educational and sports institutions, and placing an overwhelming burden on healthcare […]

Innovation, Patient Experience, Research

Exercise likely to be best treatment for depression in coronary heart disease

June 8, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

A study by RCSI indicates that exercise is probably the most effective short-term treatment for depression in people with coronary heart disease, when compared to antidepressants and psychotherapy or more complex care. The study, led by researchers at RCSI University […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Grail launches Galleri blood test to detect various cancers

June 7, 2021


Grail has launched its Galleri blood test, which is designed to detect multiple cancers early from a single sample, for prescription use in the US. The company reported initial results from the interventional PATHFINDER study where the test demonstrated the […]

Innovation, Research

Study: Some Type 2 diabetes patients can benefit from bone marrow stem cell transplants

June 3, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Type 2 diabetes patients who are not overweight and who have had the disorder for less than a decade can benefit from stromal stem cells transplanted from their own bone marrow, according to a study published today in STEM CELLS […]

Innovation, Research

Alzheimer’s: Blood oxygen levels could explain why memory loss is an early symptom

May 28, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a world first, scientists from the University of Sussex have recorded blood oxygen levels in the hippocampus and provided experimental proof for why the area, commonly referred to as ‘the brain’s memory centre’, is vulnerable to damage and degeneration, […]


North America’s medical industry IT hiring activity rises 4.6% in April 2021

May 26, 2021


North America witnessed a 4.6% rise in IT hiring activity in the medical industry in April 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index. April 2021 has seen an increase of 1.93% in the overall hiring […]


How conservative are the current COVID-19 pandemic global statistics?

May 24, 2021

Via: The Medical News

After almost a year and a half of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the actual case count of those infected with its causative virus – severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – remains unclear. Though well over 167.2 […]


Investigators map how drugs were used on people hospitalized with COVID-19 infection

May 21, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A record of medicine utilization patterns assembled by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of California, Irvine and the UC San Diego School of Medicine reveals the thought, care and scientific rigor clinicians at UC Health medical centers […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Patient Experience 2.0: A Shift in Priorities Defined by A Year of the Pandemic

May 12, 2021

Via: HitConsultant

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the healthcare continuum within the past year, creating many roadblocks in the path towards high-quality care delivery. Amid these challenges, we have witnessed a significant shift in patient wants and needs, in addition to heightened […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical Device Regulation for non-medical products

May 10, 2021


Contact lenses, dermal fillers, machines for laser treatment for body hair removal… all products without medical purpose that will fall under the Medical Device Regulation as of 25 May 2020. The manufacturers must comply to the new regulation, but do […]


Abiomed enrols first subject in Impella heart pump trial

April 16, 2021


Abiomed has enrolled the first patient in the PROTECT IV trial, which aims to obtain the clinical evidence needed to get a Class I guideline recommendation for Impella heart pumps in high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (HRPCI). The first patient was […]

News, Regulatory

House Passes Bill to Forestall $18 Billion in Medicare Cuts

April 14, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

The House voted 384-38 Tuesday evening to rescind one of two scheduled Medicare cuts, sending the bill on to President Biden for his signature. “Today the house meets on the heels of huge milestones for our country — more than […]


White House says U.S. is working to accelerate doses of Pfizer, Moderna Covid vaccines

April 14, 2021


The Biden administration is working to accelerate doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines after U.S. health officials advised states to hold off on using Johnson & Johnson’s shot while regulators investigate a rare blood-clotting issue, a top U.S. […]


Teen EUA Sought for Pfizer Vaccine; J&J Vax Probed; 40% of Marines Shun Shots

April 12, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

On the heels of its recently released data in teens ages 12-15, Pfizer and BioNTech said they applied to the FDA to expand emergency use authorization for their COVID-19 vaccine to include that age group. Meanwhile, real-world data from Israel […]