The old-fashioned paternalistic relationship between doctors and patients has gradually evolved into a more collaborative one in the era of patient-centered medicine. Shared decision-making (SDM), in which doctors and patients jointly decide on treatment or care, has emerged as a gold standard model of healthcare. Yet considerably less attention has been given to obtaining the […]Continue Reading ...
Medications improve health and saves lives, but they are not risk-free. The modern pharmacist is largely responsible for helping patients navigate an increasingly complex and costly health care system, particularly with respect to medications. And with significant changes in population demographics, technology, and the upsurge in the use of health services across the sector, a […]Continue Reading ...
A key element of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s mission is focused on helping to ensure that all products we regulate, including drugs available to consumers, are safe and of high quality. This means working to ensure greater accountability in our nation’s drug supply chain. As part of these efforts, today, the agency is […]Continue Reading ...
People taking the protein supplement L-norvaline should be aware of its potential for harm, scientists say. L-norvaline is an ingredient widely used in body building supplements and is promoted as a compound that can boost workouts and aid recovery. Similar compounds have been linked to neurodegenerative diseases and a study on human cells, by scientists […]Continue Reading ...
When metastatic cancer cells need to avoid a threat, they simply reprogram themselves. Rice University scientists are beginning to get a handle on how they survive hostile environments. Members of Rice’s Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP) and cancer metabolism researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have created a basic framework of how cancer cells […]Continue Reading ...
Stroke survivors taking a combination of the blood thinner cilostazol with aspirin or clopidogrel had a lower risk of ischemic stroke recurrence than those who received aspirin or clopidogrel alone, according to late breaking science presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to […]Continue Reading ...
Children with a grave skin disorder known as butterfly syndrome develop severe and chronic blisters. Fibrosis, the thickening and scarring of connective tissues, is a major complication of the disease. Not only can fibrosis lead to club-like appendages where the skin grows over the fingers or toes, but Jefferson’s Andrew South, PhD, an associate Professor […]Continue Reading ...
In health research, like obesity studies, spatial technologies can add very valuable information. Combining remote sensing, geo-information and GPS will enable us to identify typical ‘obesogenic’ environments. Until now, only part of this type of information is used, while the combination – also called ‘3S’ technology – has a large potential, according to researcher Peng […]Continue Reading ...
Feb 7 2019 COCIR welcomes the adoption of the European Commission’s recommendation on a European Electronic Health Record (EHR) exchange format. As Europe’s leading trade association for the medical imaging, radiotherapy, health ICT and electromedical industries, COCIR is pleased that the Commission has taken up COCIR’s recommendations extend the information exchange of patient summaries and […]Continue Reading ...
Compounds found in fish oil prevent pregnancy complications, including preterm birth, neonatal death, and stillbirth, in mice when the complications are caused by a common oral bacteria, according to research published today in the journal JCI Insight. The study, by scientists at Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine and Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, […]Continue Reading ...
The treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma is now so effective that young patients who do not have a relapse within two years of therapy have a life expectancy similar to that of their healthy peers. This according to a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and their colleagues […]Continue Reading ...
By many estimates, only 5% of U.S. patients are high-need, high-cost (HNHC), yet they account for about 50% of health care spending. It has become a national priority to understand the needs of this patient cohort, identify drivers of their utilization, and implement solutions to improve their clinical outcomes while reducing their costs. High-need, high-cost […]Continue Reading ...
Misinformation and anti-vaccination groups have caused a rise in cases of vaccine-preventable viral disease measles around the world, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Romolo Tavani | Shutterstock United States In the US, controversial misinformation about the toxicities and ill-effects of vaccines has spurred the anti-vaccine groups across social media. The danger caused by […]Continue Reading ...
Feb 8 2019 A Melbourne researcher will take an important first step in tailoring rehabilitation and support services to the estimated 142,500 working-age Australians living with the impact of stroke. Doctor Karen Borschmann from The Florey Institute of Neurosciences and Mental Health and St Vincent’s Hospital and her project team were awarded the first Tim […]Continue Reading ...
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