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Clinical Research, Innovation

A New Study Says Low-Carb Diets May Help You Lose Weight. But Are Carbs Really So Bad For You?

November 16, 2018

Via: Time Health

A new study suggests that low-carb diets may help people keep weight off and even drop extra pounds, adding to the confusion about the health benefits — or detriments — of carbohydrates. For the study, which was published in The […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New artificial intelligence-based method predicts treatment effectiveness

November 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

How can a doctor predict the treatment outcome of an individual patient? Traditionally, the effectiveness of medical treatments is studied by randomized trials where patients are randomly divided into two groups: one of the groups is given treatment, and the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

November 12, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in women, and the National Cancer Institute estimate that 266,120 new cases will have been diagnosed in the United States by the end of 2018. According to the World Health […]


Data Security, Information Management

Researchers develop solution to ensure long-term safe storage of sensitive health data

November 8, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING at Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) have developed a solution that will ensure decades of safe storage for sensitive health data in a joint project with Japanese and Canadian partners. An initial prototype was […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Health professionals require more guidance to support children of terminally ill patients

November 5, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Health professionals require more guidance to prepare and support children when a parent is dying, a new study in the journal Palliative Medicine reports. In the first study of its kind, researchers from the University of Surrey and the Princess […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study reveals nature of how T cells protect the brain against harmful viruses

November 2, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience and Amsterdam UMC have disclosed the nature of how T cells protect the brain against harmful viruses. The results of the study, which are published in Nature Communications, are important for investigating the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Common drug may increase lung cancer risk

October 26, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

People use angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor drugs (ACEIs) for managing hypertension. They are effective, and doctors consider them relatively safe when people take them for short periods of time. Earlier studies have hinted that ACEIs might increase people’s cancer risk, […]


Wellness

Green leafy vegetables could help reduce macular degeneration risk

October 19, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A new study has shown that eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could help reduce your risk of developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Researchers at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research interviewed more than […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Study: Some countries take more time for reimbursement decisions on new cancer drugs

October 19, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Some European countries take more than twice as long as others to reach health technology assessment (HTA) decisions to reimburse new cancer drugs following their approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The average decision time is longer than one […]


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 […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

New way to determine whether metastatic cancer cells in breast cancer patients are dormant or soon to turn deadly

October 16, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The researchers found that when cells from a breast cancer patient’s original tumor metastasized into the patient’s bone marrow with none, or only a small amount, of the protein NR2F1, the patients all soon died. However, patients who had a […]


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

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

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. […]