Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared a mobile medical application (app) to help increase retention (the amount of time a patient participates) in an outpatient treatment program for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD). The reSET-O app is a prescription cognitive behavioral therapy intended to be used in addition to outpatient treatment under […]Continue Reading ...
Community Health Systems, Inc. announced today that subsidiaries of the Company have signed a definitive agreement to sell four South Carolina hospitals – 82-bed Chester Regional Medical Center in Chester, 225-bed Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, 396-bed Carolinas Hospital System in Florence, and 124-bed Carolinas Hospital System – Marion in Mullins – along with related […]Continue Reading ...
Two new studies being presented this week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) address the potential risk of cyberattacks in medical imaging. The Internet has been highly beneficial to health care—radiology included—improving access in remote areas, allowing for faster and better diagnoses, and vastly improving the management and transfer […]Continue Reading ...
Nov 20 2018 Owlstone Medical are honored to have been named Medtech Company of the Year in Cambridge Independent’s Science and Technology Awards. Fellow finalists in the Medtech category included Cambridge Respiratory Innovations, Congenica, Cydar, and Endomag. Chaired by editor Paul Brackley, the panel of judges included Cambridge entrepreneur Charles Cotton, AstraZeneca’s Sabine Jaccaud, Barbara […]Continue Reading ...
Nov 12 2018 Last week The Howard de Walden Estate gathered medical experts from across the industry for a one day conference to discuss the future challenges of healthcare in the UK and globally. It was attended by 200 participants and was held at the Royal Society of Medicine. The event highlighted the advancements and […]Continue Reading ...
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is pioneering the use of 3D-printed anatomical specimens for medical education in Singapore. Just last month, students at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), jointly set up by NTU Singapore and Imperial College London, started learning anatomy with 3D-printed specimens. A collaboration between LKCMedicine and NTU’s Singapore […]Continue Reading ...
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Office of Health Affairs signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding medical product development and assessment. This builds upon the work of both agencies to foster and prioritize the efficient development of safe and effective medical products intended to save the lives of […]Continue Reading ...
To be more transparent and to promote communication with patients after medical injuries, many hospitals have implemented a new approach called the communication-and-resolution program (CRP). Through these programs, hospitals openly communicate with patients after adverse events, investigating specifics, providing explanations, and, when necessary, taking responsibility and proactively offering compensation. Medical centers that have adopted this […]Continue Reading ...
High magnification micrograph of hypertrophic decidual vasculopathy, as seen in pregnancy-induced hypertension. Credit: Wikipedia A collaboration of scientists from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Western Sydney University, have shown that an innovative new type of therapy using small interfering RNAs (siRNA) can temper the symptoms of preeclampsia in […]Continue Reading ...
Fails to keep pace with health and economic burden of major health threats Total U.S. investment in medical and health research and development (R&D) in the U.S. grew by 27% over the five-year period from 2013 to 2017, led by industry and the federal government, according to U.S. Investments in Medical and Health Research and […]Continue Reading ...
When Liz Tidyman’s elderly parents moved across the country to be closer to their children and grandchildren years ago, they carried their medical records with them in a couple of brown cardboard folders tied with string. Two days after their arrival, Tidyman’s father fell, which hadn’t happened before, and went to a hospital for an […]Continue Reading ...
Entrepreneurs working to improve the lives and promote the independence of patients may soon benefit from an initiative run by the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2). A joint partnership between UMass Lowell and UMass Medical School in Worcester, M2D2 is a business incubator that helps medical-device and biotech startups bridge the gap between idea […]Continue Reading ...
In a well-lit room in a nondescript building in Joliet, Ill., racks of marijuana plants are stacked, row after row. The plants are young but pungent, and sway to the breeze of fans and the overhead humidifiers that regulate the room. Breaking through the hum is the noise of construction. Cresco Labs is expanding its […]Continue Reading ...
Going to the doctor’s office can feel so routine. You sit in the waiting room, fill out the paperwork, get measured and hop onto the exam table. But medical appointments for patients with disabilities require navigating a tricky obstacle course, full of impediments that leave them feeling awkward and could result in substandard care. Despite […]Continue Reading ...
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Orthopedics for October 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice. AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training TUESDAY, […]Continue Reading ...
- Optimization of drug dose sizes can reduce pharmaceutical wastage
- Ultrarestrictive opioid prescribing strategy linked with reduction in number of pills dispensed
- PET scans to optimize tuberculosis meningitis treatments and personalize care, study finds
- Researchers aim to identify and target high blood pressure indicators
- Ezogabine treatment reduces motor neuron excitability in ALS patients, study shows
- One implant, two prices. It depends on who’s paying.
- Standardizing feeding practices improves growth trends for micro-preemies
- COPD Tied to Obesity in Male, Female Never-Smokers
- Flossing: Information for Caregivers
- Does breastfeeding hormone protect against type 2 diabetes?
- Krystal 2000 microplate design improves fluorescence and luminescence measurement
- FDA clears mobile medical app to help increase retention in recovery program for opioid use disorder
- Overcoming Challenges in High-Speed Centrifugation Experiments
- Study shows link between neighborhoods’ socioeconomic status and dietary choices
- Lower BMI before obesity surgery predicts greater post-operative weight loss, study finds
- Obesity May Be Driving Rise in Uterine Cancers
- Antioxidants may prevent cognitive impairment in diabetes
- Study discovers link between meditation and how individuals respond to feedback
- Researchers identify potential diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease
- Oral cancer prognostic signature identified