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Trauma training for high school students can help save countless lives

November 20, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Severe bleeding from traumatic injuries during disasters or accidents can lead to death in as little as five minutes. People can save lives if they act fast to stop the bleeding until medical help arrives. Now, with new training, high-school-age […]


Opinions

Opening Medicare to senior Americans would lower health care premiums

November 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Opening Medicare to Americans aged 50 to 64 would lower health care premiums for the group, but also drive up costs for younger people who buy health insurance on exchanges created under the federal Affordable Care Act, according to a […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI-powered CAD software can reduce bias in radiology reports, study finds

November 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A study by the Centre for Advanced Research in Imaging, Neuroscience and Genomics (CARING) found that AI powered CAD software can reduce hedging and defensive reporting statements in radiologist reports, resulting in clearer more actionable diagnosis descriptions. The study was […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

American Lung Association report: Lung cancer survival is rising, but more lives can be saved

November 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

More Americans than ever are surviving lung cancer. While the disease remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among both women and men, over the past ten years the survival rate has dramatically increased. A new report from the American […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study finds that only-children are more likely to be overweight or obese

November 6, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A new study has found that only-children are more likely to be overweight or obese compared with children who have siblings. The research revealed that families with two or more children tended to have more healthy eating and drinking habits […]


Innovation, Med Tech

More Research Concludes That Healthcare AI Adoption Is Expanding Rapidly

November 4, 2019

Via: EMR Thoughts

Not long ago, I shared a survey documenting a big year-to-year jump in the number of healthcare execs who reported having implemented an AI strategy. Now, I have another set of data points on healthcare AI adoption to share with […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Open-source database enhances genomics research collaboration

November 4, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

An open-source database of genomic variants in health and disease has been developed by Australian and North American researchers to simplify the sharing of this information between academics. The MaveDB database stores data from multiplex assays of variant effect (MAVE) […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

UK researchers use simple blood test to detect early breast cancer

November 4, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have found that a simple blood test can help to detect breast cancer up to five years before the appearance of clinical symptoms of the disease. According to researchers, the blood test could be […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Measles resets children’s immune systems to a “baby-like” state

November 1, 2019

Via: The Medical News

New studies have shown that measles can compromise the immune system’s ability to fight off other infections for months or even years by causing “immune amnesia.” Two studies involving unvaccinated Dutch children found measles makes the body “forget” the immunity […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists discover gene mutation involved in paraplegia and epilepsy

November 1, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at the University of Manchester have made an important discovery that could help scientists understand the cause of paraplegia and epilepsy in some sufferers. Their study pointed towards mutations in a gene that codes for an enzyme involved in […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Tightening of Ebola care practice rules following survivor’s death

November 1, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo are taking a fresh look at guidelines for the safe care of Ebola patients. The change has come after a patient died due to a second […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Common early sign of cardiovascular disease associated with cancer risk

October 31, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A Mayo Clinic-led study involving 488 cardiac patients whose cases were followed for up to 12 years finds that microvascular endothelial dysfunction, a common early sign of cardiovascular disease, is associated with a greater than twofold risk of cancer. The […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers identify genes linked to most severe symptoms of multiple sclerosis

October 31, 2019

Via: The Medical News

In a bid to determine factors linked to the most debilitating forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have identified three so-called “complement system” genes that appear to play a role in MS-caused vision loss. The […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New deep learning tool will advance personalized medicine for musculoskeletal diseases

October 31, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Personalized medicine has stirred the imagination of drugs and therapies that are individually tailored to patients. In the future, there will no longer be a need to worry about side effects, and patients will be screened to identify which treatment […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Factor responsible for formation of white blood cells has regulatory effect on adaptive immunity

October 31, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), which causes division and differentiation of bone marrow cells depending on the body’s need for leukocytes, has a significant regulatory effect not only on innate, but also on adaptive immunity. That’s what scientists from the IKBFU […]